Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas with the Colemans ~ Holiday Sessions {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley

Check out this cute & stylin family. I met this family this past summer at church and I feel so blessed to call them friends now! It was so much fun capturing the sweet connection this family had and I hope to capture them in front of my lens again. Thank you Coleman family....Merry Christmas!!!!

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Marin/Sonoma/Napa County Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer
Shelley Hohe ~ 415.827.9646 ~

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sunny Valley Oregon/ApplegateTrail ~ Personal {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer....Shelley Hohe}

A few weeks ago we headed up to Oregon to pack up our entire house and finally move it down to California. On our way up we just had to make a stop in one of my favorite places....Sunny Valley Oregon. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, the sun rays reflecting off the beautiful green meadows and creeks, the beautiful covered bridges and the Applegate trail....every time we drive through this beautiful storybook like community you can't help but recognize God's handiwork, His creation, His masterpiece. It's like a little glimpse of heaven on earth.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Locations 1, 2 or 3 ~ Holiday Sessions {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

With in the last month i have been in search for some perfect locations for outdoor photo sessions. Two out of the three places i already knew about since growing up here in the Marin/Sonoma county area. The other i just happened to stumble upon when driving into the country for a leisure drive one afternoon with my family.

The following three locations are perfectly located from Marin to choose! If you want a beautiful garden area with stone steps leading to lush greenery or a stone pathway choose location # 1. If you want a little more rustic feel with flowers, an old antique door or a vintage truck as your backdrop choose location # 2. If you want more of a fall look with an amazing pallet of colors including picnic tables and a sweet little footbridge choose location # 3.

Any of these three locations will make the perfect setting for your next photo session. I will also be using these locations for my "Candy Cane Christmas" photo sessions which i am currently booking for now. Besides photography i love graphic designing and will be making my custom Christmas photo cards again this year. I will need at least two weeks before Christmas if you are wanting to mail as greeting cards. I look forward to using these three beautiful locations to capture you and your family this holiday season!!!

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Marin/Sonoma/Napa County Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer
Shelley Hohe ~ 415.827.9646 ~

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day ~ Personal {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

Today was a day to remember all the men and women who served to protect our country so we can be safe here in America. As we are in the comfort of our own home surrounded by our loved ones while these men and women dressed in uniforms might be as far as overseas away from their homes missing their loves gives me great pleasure to say THANK YOU to all my family, friends and everyone who has served in our military and their families as they wait patiently for their loved ones to come safely home. Our family is forever grateful!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Capturing Art....Black & White or Color ~ Lifestyle {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

Now that i am living back in the San Francisco Bay Area, i am in the process of scouting out some new locations for some upcoming photo sessions. In the midst of my searching i came across this beautiful serene pond surrounded by trees. When i arrived, there were a small group of woman artists who were painting a landscape of this beautiful scene. I approached one of the very kind ladies and asked if i could capture them painting with my camera. I am so glad she said yes because what i ended up with was "capturing art" with my camera.

I love the fact that this photo is not posed, she just went about her painting. It gives it much more of an emotional feel to me. I usually shoot in color because i just love bright and beautiful colors, but with this photo i decided to do one in black & white as well. I like the feeling black & white photos give because instead of focusing on the colors in the picture you are focusing on the subject and what their doing or feeling.

What do you like....Black & White or Color???

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Marin/Sonoma County Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer
Shelley Hohe ~ ShelleyDeePhotography.Com ~ 415.827.9646

Monday, November 1, 2010

November is Here...My Favorite Time of Year ~ Landscapes {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

I am so excited that November is here! November is a month that we can look out side and see all the beautiful fall colors. It amazes me every year when i see each and every new color that is different from the year before. God is such an amazing artist, He put so many fine touches on this earth and November is one of His Masterpieces. Think about how many different rich colors there are during the fall....yellow, orange, red, green, brown, burgundy and many many more. I love taking walks outside during this time of year, walking along as the grounds are blanketed with leaves, noticing all the rich color pallets, feeling the cool crisp autumn air, the scent of wood burning in the fireplace and of course a nice warm pumpkin latte in hand. Mmmmm could it get any better.

During times like this i just want to rejoice and thank God for all He has given. He has given so much...He gave His son Jesus to die for our sins and that through His son we can have everlasting life. Just as the colors of leaves change, we are given a chance to change as well. What ever is not going right in our life, we can come to our Father in Heaven and lay all of our burdens at the foot of the cross. As the trees change color and let go of their leaves so can we with our burdens, our struggles, our problems. With Thanksgiving coming soon, it is the perfect time to look around at all we have and give thanks. Thank you Lord, this really is my favorite time of year!

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

~ Psalm 100

It is good to praise the LORD
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, LORD,
how profound your thoughts!

Psalm 92:1-5

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Portraits ~ Isabella {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

Here she is Ms. Bella playing at the pumpkin patch. I had so much fun being able to capture Bella with my camera as she explored this beautiful and fun place. She was so cute and curious, this sweet girl was on a mission to see and touch as much as she could. Whether she was walking through the sunflowers as some of them towered over her or sitting on the pumpkins, how could i not get a cute photo from this "Pumpkin Patch Portrait" session. I am so thankful that Ms Bella and her mama let me play with them on this fun day at the pumpkin patch....thank you!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Portraits ~ Sneak Peak {Northern S.F. Bay Area Photographer...Shelley Hohe}

Here is a sneak peak of some of my "Pumpkin Patch Portraits". I just love fall, the warm, rich colors and of course going to the pumpkin patches. When i think of fall i think of all the scrumptious goodness that comes with it.....close your eyes and imagine a warm cup of apple cider, the smell of pumpkin pies baking in the oven and the beautiful fall leaves blanketing the grounds outside. Can it get any's just complete goodness!

Fall is such a beautiful time of year for outdoor portraits and they make the perfect Christmas card photos which i can custom design for you. I am in the process of editing the cutest 1 year old girl that i was able to capture with my camera as she explored the pumpkin patch for her very first time. I hope you and your families are enjoying your fall as i am with my family and don't forget to come back soon to view more of my "Pumpkin Patch Portraits".

Marin/Sonoma CA. Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer ~ Shelley Hohe ~ 415.827.9646

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Business in the Bay Area {Shelley Dee Photography & Artistic Design}

It has been a while since i have picked up my camera for a photo session other than taking some snap shots of our kids. The reason being is because my husband, our kids and i have relocated back to the place both my husband and i grew up.....Marin County, the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. We lived in Oregon for almost 10 years and made some wonderful friends there who we will miss so very much. At the same time we are very happy to be back in Marin where we are close to family and long time friends.

I am very excited to be establishing my business here in the Bay Area. The photo sessions i offer can take place indoors or outdoors. I love taking photos outdoors taking advantage of natural sunlight and there are so many beautiful locations i have scoped out from San Francisco to Sonoma County that will be perfect for any outdoor session. From precious newborns to beautiful weddings and everything in between, i hope you give me the chance to capture your special moments that you can look back on for years to come.

The photos below are of our children taken at one of my favorite locations. To book a session here or any other location give me a call @ 415-827-9646 or you can find me on facebook here or here for my fan page. To get updates and specials on up coming photo sessions you can follow my blog by clicking on the tab in the right column. Some upcoming sessions to keep an eye out for are my "Fun in Fall" and "Candy Cane Christmas" mini sessions. For more detailed information you can go to my website @ Shelley Dee Photography & Artistic Design

Marin/Sonoma CA. Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer ~ Shelley Hohe ~ 415.827.9274

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taneisha & Tejay ~ Wedding Photography {California SF Bay Area Photographer.....Shelley Hohe}

I had the pleasure of doing my very first wedding for my wonderful friends daughter. I have to admit i was a bit nervous being my first wedding being the perfectionist i am. I wanted the pictures to turn out beautiful for them. I couldn't have had a better couple to photograph for my first wedding. They were young, fun and absolutely stunning in front of my camera. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to be your wedding photographer. It was a blessing to witness the vows you made to one another. May you have a lifetime filled with laughter and love! Lord bless you as your journey is beginning together as husband and wife!!!