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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

 


Time for Spring Outdoor Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

Time for Spring Outdoor Portraits

Time for Spring Outdoor Portraits

Time for Spring Outdoor Portraits with TA Schmidt Photography

This is the best time of year for north state outdoor photos. Beat the heat and catch nature at her best!

I see blue sky and sunshine after a winter with lots of rain.
 
This is my second favorite time of year. (I still prefer the fall colors!) The North State is awash in Spring hues of greens and yellow. A wonderful time of year for outdoor portraits before the summer heat does it’s annual browning of our world.
 
Family and high school senior sessions are perfect now. Plus with Kool April Nights happening this week it is always a blast getting the gang together with the family classic car.
 
Remember Rodeo Week is just over the horizon so we expect to be doing lots of pony pix now that the winter woolies have been shed and the horses look their best.
 
Ready for a fun photoshoot?
Family
Children
High School Senior
Business
Boudoir
Commercial
Call the studio at 244-2636 to get on our schedule.

Sibling Portraits Make The Family Session

Sibling Portraits Make The Family Session

Sibling Portraits Make The Family Session

Sibling Portraits Make The Family Session

Brother and sisters have a unique bond that lasts a lifetime. Capture it with a great portrait from TA Schmidt Photography

Siblings are one of the closest bonds we find during our family sessions.
While the kids may fight like cats and dogs in the childhood and teen years, often times once they reach their 20’s they realize the treasure they have in family.
My brother Jerry and I are a full 8 years apart so growing up we did not have much in common due to age.
However now we share a love for adventure and travel.
Two years ago we got to spend two weeks in Alaska.  The first week around Seward exploring glaciers and doing lots of fishing.
The second week was an adventure at the GPAA gold camp about 10 miles North of Nome. (Ever watch Bering Sea Gold? That is where we were!)
All in all a great trip with some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen and photographed.
Do you have a wonderful memory and story about your relationship?
What would it take to make one now…this year of 2017?
 
This year would be a good time to reconnect with your brothers and sisters. Share some stories of growing up. Talk about those dreams you had when building the blanket forts in the living room. Help each other to build the future they want to create.
 
It’s also a great time for a photo of the entire family. You know we try do do break-out sets of siblings and grandkids during our photoshoots.
Capture your relationship now with a phone call to 244-2636 for your portrait session.
Remember we are currently doing lots of boudoir/glamour sessions  for Valentine’s Day gifts.
The ladies are doing them for boyfriends and hubby while guys can get a gift certificate for the full hair and face Makeover plus photo session for only $99!

Redding Valentine's Family Portraits with TASchmidt Photography

Redding Valentine’s Family Portraits

Redding Valentine's Family Portraits with TASchmidt Photography

Show you love with a family portrait with all those you care about in 2017

Redding Valentine’s Family Portraits

What is the greatest gift you can give to family for Valentine’s Day?
A family portrait of course.
 
Show and share the unity of your clan with a new family photo for the living room wall in your home. Show your kids how you value them with a great group portrait of all of you together.
 
Dress up for a classic formal look or dress down for casual and fun. Pets are always welcome so bring the furry critters so we can photograph the whole gang.
 

Call 244-2636 for your session.

Still only $49 for you photo shoot which includes the entire family and then “breakout” sets of just the parents, the kidlings, grandparents etc…
For the ladies if you want something unique this year for your guy our glamour sessions are in full swing for Valentine’s giving.
For just $99 you get a full hair and face MakeOver from Trina Fee at All Pinned Up right next door to the studio.
Plus a full studio boudoir/glamour photoshoot where you can bring 3-5 sassy and sexy outfits to surprise your hubby of BF.
Got questions or need ideas?
Call us at 244-2636.  We have been doing these for four decades so we have seen and dealt with any issue you can imagine.
BTW… the annual Adorable Kids Contest will kick into full stride after Feb 10, 2017.
For girls and boys ages newborn through 12 years each year we photograph the most fun and interesting kids in town.
It’s time to snow off hobbies, passions, interests, pet, and projects.
Only $99 per child and it includes a contest print for you and the program plus a 9×12 print from your favorite photo!
When you have more than one child we will also photograph them together.

Generations of Family History with Reddings best family studio TA Schmidt Photography

Generations of Family History

Generations of Family History

Generations of Family History with Reddings best family studio TA Schmidt Photography

Capture the times and stories of your family with your grandparents sharing their most special memories

Generations of Family History are at your beck and call. Have you taken the time yet to sit down with grandparents or great grandparents and listen to their priceless years of wisdom and stories? Do you have old photo albums with unidentified relatives and places they could still give you background and details to fill in the blanks?
Imagine the life of your family 50-100-150 years ago.
Were they in America?
Did they fight the British for our independence.
Who were the farmers in the family.
Was their a passage in a covered wagon?
Did gold bring them to California with the rest of the 49ers?
How did they deal with the Great Depression?
Any soldiers in WW1 and WW2?
What has been the most exciting change they have witnessed in all those years?
Have they flown in an airplane yet?
What do they think of cellphones and cable TV?
Who is the most famous or infamous person in your blood line?
If you have kids or grandkids, this time of year is great for storytelling.
It’s cold and wet outside so make up a big bowl of popcorn and gather around the fireplace or kitchen table to dive deep into your heritage. What questions do your kids have about the past?
You can video or voice record the evening so you will have a personal time capsule to share with future generations.
We love doing family sessions. They can be formal or casual. In the studio or outdoors in the Spring, Summer and Fall.  Pets are always welcome since they are part of your family too.
The more the generations the more valuable the images are for you. We can even come to you or travel to your family. Our passports are always up to date to make your photo session a reality.

Do it now while you can. Call us at 244-2636 for your photoshoot.


Family reunion photo shoots with TA Schmidt Photography Redding's favorite photographer

Family reunion photo shoots

Family reunion photo shoots during the Holidays

Family reunion photo shoots with TA Schmidt Photography Redding's favorite photographer

It does not matter what time of year or what Holiday your family gathers… it’s time for a new portrait of your gang

Dancing in New York City. Ad Agency in Bend Or. Medical school in Pittsburg. Stationed in Germany. Press Secretary in Sacramento. Working on PHD in Boston. Getting married in Feb.
Coding software in The Valley.
 
My favorite thing about doing family portraits during the Holidays?
Catching up with the high school seniors I have done over the years. Each one has a new life, a new adventure, a new path that has their family thrilled with the progress and success.
I can see great things in the future for many of them. Leading America in politics, TV stars with super talents, defending our great country, inventing such cool stuff we cannot imagine yet what is in store for the world!
 
Sometimes they begin slowly. Starting at the bottom rung it is a small step towards a much bigger goal or destination.
Other times it is the first test, experiment, tryout in making a life long dream come true.
Time moves on and we all grow with our choices. Often a winding path that leads us to a career that we would have never expected. Other times it is if written in stone when we were a small child.
 
Do you still have family in town for the Christmas break? Do you want to catch the kids in new photos before they move away for good? Now is the time for pix with grandparents and extended families.
We still have a few openings on Weds, Friday and Saturday Morning before the New Year 2017 makes it’s debut. Groups up to 50 people with your Family reunion can be handled right here in the comfortable studio rain, snow, wind or shine outside.
Yes, pets are welcome so we can capture the entire family!

 

Call 244-2636 to grab one of the last sessions of 2016.


Christmas Wish from TA Schmidt Photography

Our Christmas Wish to You

Christmas Wish from TA Schmidt Photography

Fathers and daughters make one of our favorite family groups to photograph as a sub grouping

Christmas Wish

I may be a bit biased but I do believe there is a special bond between fathers and daughters. Call it personal experience from watching my daughter grow up or watching the thousands of families we have photographed over the 40 years in business.
 
This is the first year in a quarter century Elissa and I will not have our daughter at home for Christmas. Ashley is in So Cal working her medical rotations in an Urgent Care clinic on Christmas day. Just another six months and she will graduate with her degree to become a Physicians Assistant so we are proud of her work but sad to not have here at hand.
 
When we do photograph family sessions we try to mix and match different groups and generations. Grandparents with their grand kids. Parents together. Just the kidlings. It makes for a complete photoshoot to document this fleeting time in your life.
 
This Holiday season be thankful for those family you have. Our Christmas Wish for you is to have them gathered around the table and tree with stories of love and plenty of laughter. Take the time to connect and learn about their lives and direction.
Also, slow down a bit and be kind.  Appreciate those many folks that have to work serving the public while you enjoy the weekend with your loved ones. Police, fireman, Docs, service station and store staff, restaurants all have family at home wishing they could be together.
Plus be brave, strong and excited for the new year coming where you can focus again to achieve your dreams. New years for many are a new start.  Cast off the 2016 lessons to start fresh taking what you have learned to make 2017 your best year ever.
 
Peace,
 
Tom & Elissa Schmidt

Christmas photos

Meet Santa’s official family photographer

Christmas photos

Santa Claus brought gifts for Christmas and having a rest by the fireplace. Buddy TA Schmidt having some fun with the Big Guy before Santa makes his annual trip.

Avoid the Elf Rebellion

You didn’t know Santa and I were buddies?

More than just casual buddies but you can meet Santa’s official family photographer.
It’s true, on my Alaska trip 3 years ago with little bro Jerry we spent some time chatting up some ideas in Nome. We have some similar hobbies like photography and salmon fishing and cross country skiing.

The one big thing he kept bringing up was how people have lost their joy and fun this time of year when it should be abundant. Tool many sad faces and stressed lives make him unhappy when he works all year long to make this a special time.
Aside from the nutcase drivers and too long lines shopping we all need to smile a bit.

Chill is the word from Santa himself.

Don’t take it all so serious. Slow down a bit and enjoy the colors, sounds, food and music.

Also, Santa is big into families and kids as you know.

Santa Says…

He wants YOU to keep your family portrait up to date this year with his main man here in Redding… Best In North State photographer TA Schmidt Photography in downtown Redding.
Yes, we are open on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas and the week after Christmas through New Years Eve.

There are still a handful of session times available for you, your family and the kids. What a great time for new photos with the new clothing Santa brought the gang.

You can stay off the naughty list by calling 244-2636 to lock in your photoshoot with your group of elves.

Get it while the family is gathered. Family photos, children, seniors, boudoir, business and of course pets are always welcome. Start 2017 with fresh images for your home and family!


Christmas Break Photo Sessions

Christmas Break Photo Sessions

Christmas Break Photo Sessions

Christmas Break Photo Sessions

The Christmas break is ideal for family and children home for the Holidays photoshoots

HoHoHo the final week before Christmas!
Used to be most photoshoots we did had folks dressing up.
Putting on the Sunday finest for a more formal look for the photos.
Suit and tie, beautiful gowns for Mom and the girls.
Elegant up dos with the hair crafted ands styled to be fit for a queen.
Just like with air travel nowadays. Times have changed.
Not so long ago flying was a “special occasion” and people wanted to look sharp and not be seen in sweatsuits or PJs.
The cabin was filled with people looking like they had a purpose and were on the road to success.
A more simple and stylish times….
Photo sessions though are more of a unique personality thing.
What is your style?
Casual and easy going or dressing for success…
Are you making a statement of your desires and dreams or just happy to be comfortable with family?
We have kids, family, seniors and glamour sessions going on all during the Christmas break.
With Santa bringing new clothing it is a great time to get new pics.
Studio photoshoots are best since we have cold weather with the usual runny noses, bare colorless trees and way too much mud outdoors.
If you have family home for the Holidays it is time for an update.
We can do your family from simple couples up to nearly 50 people in our big studio.
Yes, pets are welcome.
We cannot imagine doing your family without Fido and Bruiser!
Pre portrait consultations and studio tours are always free to help you fine tune your session so you get the best results.
Call 244-2636 for your spot on the schedule.
 

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