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Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos
Weddings, Commercial, senior and child photos

Through the years there have been so many trends in baby portraits including the popular flower photos

Weddings and commercial work were the two mainstays for the studio when we opened 43 years ago. There were years I shot 60+ weddings by myself. There was one painful and tiring day with three full weddings on a single Saturday. A backyard wedding in Anderson at 9 am, a small church wedding in Redding at 2 pm and finally a big Italian wedding in Mt Shasta at 7pm that also cost me a CHP ticket getting there on time. I still remember not wanting to move or wake up the next day!
 
A few years later we added children and high school senior portraits. It was nice to even out the workload and it took care of the many clients with different ages in the family.
 
Here is one of my fav photos from the past when the craze with flowers and kids and silly sets was popular. We always tried to get customers what they wanted from what they saw on TV and magazines. Between my creative wife and Mom they always came up with props and backgrounds to keep up with the hottest trends.
 
Need photos now? Call or TEXT 244-2636 to see how we can create the photos you will treasure forever.

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

Fathers Day Ideal Gifts

What does Daddy love more and will do more to protect than his family? Gather the gang for the ultimate Fathers Day present.

The greatest gift for dad and Fathers Dad?
Not a new boat or weekend in Vegas.
Definitely not another tie or new lawn mower for the back 40.
How about portraits of his family?
The kids are growing up so fast and he does not always have the time he needs to enjoy every moment of each special age. A great photo will capture those expressions and cute quirks that pass by far too quickly.
You can never go back.
Each passing year your memory of the unique stages will grow more dim. A photograph is something you can hold forever. Family sessions are still only $49 and we can happily work indoors in our cool studio when everyone else is outside sweating in the 100+ degree Redding summer.
Call 244-2636 for your spot on the calendar.
Senior 2018 portraits are starting now also. Complete indoors and outside photoshoots with 5 outfits, pets, pals, props and anything that will tell the story of who you are and where you are going.  Bring a senior buddy to get both of your sessions made back to back. Be there for a friend and help each other look your very best.
Girls can get makeovers for hair and face right next door at the salon of All Pinned Up. Just $49 for the former model to highlight your best features.
Call the studio at 244-2636 for a free tour of the facility. Chat about the best clothing to have you looking stunning.  Create something together that will be wonderful for the yearbook and even better for family and friends. The best deals of the year are early bird specials going on right now. Save some cash and stay out of the late summer heat!

Family pictures in Redding

Family portraits during graduation month

Family portraits during graduation month

Family pictures in Redding

The perfect time of year to grab the gang for a new family portrait. Before moving up to college or heading off to that first big job catch them while you can!

Before the kids head off to their next learning or job adventure get your family together for a studio or outdoor portrait. Your photoshoot is still only $49 and can include as many generations as you can gather together. You can even bring pets and show off family treasures like classic cars or the family ranch. Call 244-2636 for your appointment

 


School aged kids portraits with Redding's best photographer

School aged kids portraits

School aged kids portraits

School aged kids portraits with Redding's best photographer

Indoors and outside TA Schmidt does the best portraits of kids and families large and small.

How do you remember your kids during their school age years?
Is your favorite photo one from the cookie cutter school pictures or Little League photo day?
 
Can you see the personality and fun in their expression?
Does your photo have life and playfulness that defined who your little one was during the sweet ages?
 
We love photographing kids.
They love coming to the studio for photoshoots that are fun and entertaining.
 
And they are quite certain we have secret magic abilities that keep their attention and delight their senses.
 
Squeaky toeses and noses.
 
The famous bonk.
 
Bald headed chickens and the elusive cupcakes are all part of getting portraits you will treasure for decades.
 
The annual Adorable Kids program is going on for only another 6 weeks so call now for the $29 two outfit photoshoot which includes a free print for you and one for a national contest.
 
The phone number has been the same for 40 years… so call 244-2636 to reserve your spot for school aged kids portraits.
We also can help you with your family, high school senior, boudoir, pet, business and engagement portraits.
See how the three custom camera rooms can give you the most variety and options when you choose your favorite images.
Location portraits are available locally all the time. Travel sessions for beach photos at Eureka and Trinidad are schedule all summer through October’s wonderful fall weather.
San Diego sunny photos are by special appointment and include photos on the beach and in the stunning Balboa Park area.
Where would you love your next photo session to be?
Call for a free consultation to chat about your ideas and how we can make your walls come alive with wonderful portraits of you and your family.

High School Yearbook Stories

High School Yearbook Stories

High School Yearbook Stories

Do you have fond memories from your senior year and senior photos?

Imagine the stories your yearbook could tell years after graduation.
 
The Super Jock that ruled the social scene and always had the prettiest of dates. Where is he now and how did he fare.
 
The nerdy quiet girl that seldom spoke and was a perfect blend into the wallpaper at dances and events. Is she now running her own tech company or a sweet housewife with a tassel of kids.
 
The boisterous band gang who were half creative beasts and half disciplined note soldiers to make the music come alive.
 
That yearbook image is your connection to the past. Those little images neatly lined up with name and graduation year is how friends and family will remember this important time in your life.
 
How will you be portrayed?
 
A cookie cutter snapshot that is a simple drone of the photo before and after yours? Or will you show some personality, some life and some passion?
 
I saw this cute comic a few days ago and had to save it for the right moment. With yearbooks being passed out soon it would be a great reminder for the Class of 2018 to start thinking about their school days legacy. Will you blend into the wall without a peep or will you be bold and tell the world they should be expecting something special with the rest of your life?
High School Yearbook Stories start at TA Schmidt Photography. Redding’s only complete studio for indoor and outside senior pictures. Bring your pets, pals, hobbies, collections and cars. MakeOvers are available right next door for the girls at All Pinned Up.
 
Call TA Schmidt Photography at 244-2636 if you choose to make a visual statement!
Seniors, children, family, business, pets, glamour and boudoir all done with a Master of Photography style.

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Where were you before Google?

Let your hobbies and interests shine through with a great senior photos from TA Schmidt Photography

How has your world changed in the last 10 years?
Where were you before Google?
Remember a time before smart phones, google being the “all knowing resource” shopping at the Mall?
 
Not long ago sports were done mostly outside while now there are huge arenas filled with spectators watching teams play video games.
 
New passions and interests are born each day with individual choices beyond the imagination if you look hard enough.
 
Those hobbies and interest are what are most exciting to me. How can we create an image just for you to show off where you spend your time and energy?
 
Ready for a unique photoshoot?
Call me direct at 244-2636 to chat.
Redding’s complete indoor and outside studio for children, high school seniors, family, business, glamour and boudoir, pets and commercial photos for your biz.
Consultations are always FREE to chat about ideas for your photos.

Middle School Graduation Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

Middle School Graduation Portraits

Middle School Graduation Portraits

Middle School Graduation Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

Is your 8th grader about to graduate into high school soon?

8th Grade Graduation Portraits
May 8-13th only
Only $99 for your studio 3 outfit photoshoot including a 9×12 print from your favorite pose.
 
••• Girls… remember you can rent your grad or dance dress from @Annie’s Styles and Stitches (227-3403) in Palo Cedro, and they are wonderful for your photoshoot!
 
Capture this milestone event with a wonderful new portrait from TA Schmidt Photography. After 8 long years of school pictures it would be a wonderful reward to share with family and friends.
Call the studio at 244-2636 to save your spot!
 
Make it even more fun when you and your best 8th grade buddy both come in for sessions! We will even give you each a FREE print from the BFF shot we take of you two together.
For all your photo and marketing needs give us a call for a free consultation.
We are the North State premier content creators with still, video and copywriting available to help grow your business.

The face of innocence can be captured with TA Schmidt Photography

The face of innocence

The face of innocence

The face of innocence can be captured with TA Schmidt Photography

Those chubby little cheeks will soon be outgrown. Do you have a portrait of your child at each stage of their growth?

Did you miss it?
That special look your child had when growing up.
The twinkle in the eye, the pouchy pout, the hardy laugh when they could hardly stand.
How can you not love a face like that?
Can you see the traits of Mommy or Daddy?
How did the gene pool mix and match to create this wonderful blending of two long lines of your ancestors.
How are each of your kids different in their looks?
Can you see the shape of the face and eyes, the roundness of the lips and how cute that nose is as a child?
Hold each of these 7 stages of childhood dear.
They come and they go so fast with no regards as to how busy you are today.
A blink and they are gone, disappearing into the haze of modern day’s too hectic life.
 
Each of those ages moves on quickly.
A heartbeat later and you have missed your opportunity forever.
They have grow a bit, changed a lot, and in far too short of time left home for their own life and adventures.
 
Photo sessions for kids 12 years and under are still only $29 for the studio two outfit memory saver.
 
Bring props to show their passions and interests. Bring the favorite pet and buddies to tell a visual story about this time in their life.
 
Right now you even get entry into the Adorable Kids Contest which gives you and the contest a print from your very favorite photo.
 
Call 244-2636 to save a spot and capture a moment in time.
 
Children, family, high school senior, glamour/boudoir, pets and business portraits for family and friends.
 
Do you have a TA Schmidt portrait in your home yet?

Kool April Nights Weekend

Kool April Nights Weekend

Kool April Nights Weekend

Kool April Nights Weekend

We have such a great variety of clients ranging from CEO’s needing head shots to newborns to rookie models heading off to Paris.

I just checked my iPhone and saw we have a full week of awesome weather for the first time since last fall.
Time for some hiking, yard work, gold panning, getting the portrait park ready for 2018 seniors and of course a ton of outdoor photo sessions before it gets too hot!
 
What a great time of year.
How can you lose this weekend when it’s National Blueberry Pie Day today and Kool April Nights weekend with all the kool cars and activities?
I am always on the lookout for my two favorite cars. Any mid 60’s Corvette or classic Auburn will get and hold my attention.
Beautiful cars, boats and airplanes with long sleek lines are very much line a beautiful woman. A real joy to photograph, to capture the best of the subject.
 
We have a full schedule the next couple days with some LAST MINUTE 2017 seniors and a ton of production work getting images ready for my three clients heading of to the Paris Fashion Week mid next month. There is a flurry of activity each Spring once the weather decides to be less neurotic. It really is the prefect time of year for outdoor work, family, senior and even business images!
Next on our schedule are two big promos. The annual Mothers Day family sessions and my favorite Rodeo Week events.
Get your tickets now for the Cowboy Pancake Breakfast. It is always a great time to see friends and customers you might not have seen for awhile. So dust off the cowboy hat and boots and be ready to Cowboy Up!
 
For all your photo needs… personal and business… you can call to chat 244-2636 or email me direct to tom@finephotos.com.

The Real Redding Business World

The Real Business World

The Real Business World

The Real Redding Business World

Are you an owner, dreamer or worker bee?

There are basically three kinds of people in the world that I see.
Those that are worker bees doing their time for a salary and a few days of paid vacation.
 
Those that want their own business some day to “be their own boss”.
 
Those running a real business, dealing with the marketing, insurance, regulations, taxes, staff and production details.
 
The SMART biz owners follow the E Myth principles with optimizing and delegating all the functions so they have a life. Do ball games with the kids, play a little golf and have time for personal growth and hobbies.
 
However that does not work with all career paths.
 
It’s hard for a surgeon to delegate that operation to remove some brain tumor.
 
Your lead singer and face of the band cannot send in replacements on tour if they would rather get some fishing in while on the coast.
 
An artist is selling their vision and talent so they are on the hook for any commissioned piece or job that comes along.
 
In other words, the business owns you more than you own it.
 
Plus, there is no such thing as being your own boss. When you have a business you have dozens, hundreds and maybe thousands of bosses. Every new customer is a boss that has their own way they want to work with you.
 
The upside if you like having the responsibility of success or failure, it is all on your shoulders. No where to point fingers but at the mirror to that good looking reflection staring back at you.
 
If you have a business that needs help with a marketing plan or photos for the website, social media, brochures, POP displays or your booth at the home show or county fair call us at 244-2636.
 
We love the art and science of marketing and may help you find some time off or extra cash for your next big move.