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Get your best headshot

Get your best headshot

Get your best headshot

Get your best headshot

When you need a great headshot for business or personal use call TA Schmidt Photography at 244-2636

A main staple of any model or actors portfolio is a strong headshot. Just like your profile photo, business card portrait or resume image it will most often be the first impression people get from you.
 
It is how you are remembered and perceived.
It will set the tone for future engagement.
It can elevate or crush your credibility.
 
So what is it worth to you?
Will the free backyard selfie be “good enough” considering the lifetime value of a memory and networking possibilities?
 
Can the small $99 investment in a headshot session and single digital file be earned back many times over in this connected internet age?
 
Let TA Schmidt Photography help craft your image for business and personal use. Call 244-2636 for your appointment.

The band played on with great PR pix from TA Schmidt Photography

The band played on

The band played on

The band played on with great PR pix from TA Schmidt Photography

Your business or side gig needs great photos to keep you in the limelight.

My kind of crazy.
One of the main reasons I enjoy photography is the fact you never really know who or what will walk through the door as you next photoshoot.
There is a general idea.
It could be a newborn baby.
It could be a high school senior.
Maybe a family or a biz headshot.
Each and every subject has a story to tell with the photos.
Which makes photographing bands a total head trip.
Each band member brings their own creative spark.
They possess a love for music and to be entertaining.
Plus all of them have just a bit of nutso crazy embedded deep inside to keep things moving and interesting.
Do you have a story to tell with a portrait for you, your family or business?
Call 244-2636.
Let the world see your true story…

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!

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.


2017 Studio Photoshoot Calendar Begins

2017 Studio Photoshoot Calendar Begins

2017 Studio Photoshoot Calendar Begins

2017 Studio Photoshoot Calendar Begins

Get ready for another great year of children and family photos. Call now to take part in the annual Adorable Kids Contest.

How cool is that?
We get another 364 days in 2017 to make a difference.
New learning.
New adventures.
New friends.
New projects.

2017 Studio Photoshoot Calendar Begins with Kids

The studio is kicking it into gear now with the annual Adorable Kids Contest.
Boys and girls, ages newborn through 12 years get a two outfit photoshoot, contest print for them and the competition plus an 8×10 print in an 11×14 Presentation Matt all for just $89 for the first 8 (eight) 2017 children’s sessions.
We suggest two different looks.
Your first outfit should be the traditional “nice” clothing to make Grandma proud. It does not have to be a formal set of clothing but they sure do look nice on the kids when you have them. So,ething a little dressy or well put together is just fine.
The second outfit is the FUN PLAYFUL set. It should tell a story about the child or the family. Props and pets are great to help with this visual tale.
Of course we are always willing to help you decide on what to bring. Usually the more the better when it comes to props and accessories.
Call 244-2636 to reserve your spot!
Valentines Day is also coming up quick.
Our classic glamour and boudoir photos for albums and prints have been a huge hit for the guys for many many years.
What can you get for your guy that will be treasured for years?
Something that only you can give and is custom tailored to his likes.
Here is a chance to be creative and reveal the true you.
Makeovers available from All Pinned Up to look your stunning best.
Call by Feb 1st to insure delivery by Valentines Day 2017.

Great New Year Beginning

Great New Year Beginning

Happy New Year 2017

Great New Year Beginning

Make 2017 your best year ever

It’s Time for a Great New Year Beginning…
Each new year starts like a newborn child.
Full of hope, potential and wonder.
Every day is a new adventure of learning, growing, plodding along trying to avoid the bumps and bruises but knowing without them you cannot reach your next level or stage.
With luck you have a good mentor or parent to help guide you through those rough patches.
If not you go it alone knowing each lesson from this school of hard knocks will make you stronger and wiser.
Remember to dream big.
Make your plans and sights lofty so you have to stretch and find your highest calling.
Get up each day feeling you can make giant strides and will achieve something towards that end goal.
Be unique and true to you.
Happy New Year. We wish you the best for family and friends.
 
Remember we do children, high school seniors, family, glamour and boudoir MakeOvers, pets and business portraits.
We also consult with local business on how to best market in this unique Redding economy.
For print, websites and general customer building we may be able to help you reach your goals quickly and for less expense than you expect.
Be sure to ask about how we do our thank you’s to top customers and how you can build your own fine tuned marketing machine with referrals.
Open by appointment.
Call or text (530) 244-2636 or email to tom@finephotos.com.
See why Schmidt Photos has earned Best In The North State Photographer year after year from local voting.
The Redding areas only full service studio with private indoor and outside photo shoot areas.
One of a very select few PPA Master of Photography in the USA.
TA Schmidt Photography in downtown Redding CA 244-2636

Redding Open For Business Photos with TA Schmidt Photography

Redding Open For Business Photos

Redding Open For Business Photos

Redding Open For Business Photos with TA Schmidt Photography
Redding is Open For Business. The heart and soul of Redding… even America when you take in it’s vastness, is the Mom and Pop shops that serve the local customers. A family business contributes to employment, taxes, local color and innovation plus time and money to local charities and special causes.
It’s fun to look back on old maps and photos of the historical downtown Redding.
The old hotels, drug stores, feed and livery biz, the 5 & dimes, Docs and dentists.
Some of the names keep coming up year after year.
Many of the names end up on streets and sub-divisions.
 
Individually we are just a small speck in the business universe but taken as a group we drive the US economy.
How many entry level jobs have been created for those entering the workforce for the first time?
Teenagers getting their first taste of adult work with regular hours and responsibilities.
Returning military coming home with new skills and new appreciation for life and family.
Stay at home Moms jumping back into the workforce one the kids are off to school.
How often has a small operator blown up an idea into a huge franchise or corporate giant?
Do we have in our city limits the next McDonald’s or an idea that the TV show Shark Tank can make a huge success? 
Where else can you find and enjoy the unique foods, products and services that carry the finger print of the business owners’ personality and taste?
 
For 2017 choose your hard working local businesses. Keep your community strong and reward the effort and countless hours that are required to run a business in todays’s hyper competitive world.
 
Need photos?
Family, children, high school seniors, business, boudoir and pet photos done right here in Redding for over four decades.

Call 244-2636 to get on our schedule.


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!


Redding's Best in North state TA Schmidt Photography shows how to make this Christmas portrait a treasure

How to make this Christmas portrait a treasure

How to make this Christmas portrait a treasure

Redding's Best in North state TA Schmidt Photography shows how to make this Christmas portrait a treasure

Home for the Holidays means time for a family portrait. How to make this Christmas portrait a treasure with proper clothing and style

Over 100 million people will be traveling this Holiday season starting this weekend. Some enjoying vacation time on ski trips and cruises while most heading home to see the family.
The college kids have finals wrapped up for the year and are looking forward to Mom’s home cooking and catching up with friends from high school.
Lots of military families are looking forward to having sons and daughters home for the first time in months or even years.
Is your clan gathering these last days of 2016?
 
Call 244-2636 to schedule your photoshoot.
 

***Special***

The week after Christmas if a family member is home on leave and wears the uniform during the session your photoshoot is FREE PLUS we will BOGO your wall portraits on any prints 16×20 or larger! Times are limited so call to reserve your spot.
Let us help fine tune your photoshoot before you even get here!
Bringing the right clothing will help everyone look their best.
Avoid stripes, patterns and clothing with logos and printed word.
Look for longer sleeves to hide upper arms which will feature faces and expressions so much better.
The old rule in art still holds true… he/she who wears the lightest or brightest outfit will appear the largest!
To hide weight is simple, wear darker tones with V necklines.
Do we allow pets?
Yes, we love having you bring your dog(s) in to complete the family.
Have them groomed so they too can look their best in your family photo.
Also bring some favorite doggy treats in case we have to bribe to their the best of their behavior.
Do you have a TA Schmidt portrait in your home yet?
There is no more excuses after this Christmas!

Redding's best Christmas photographer

How to Make the Perfect Christmas

How to Make the Perfect Christmas

Redding's best Christmas photographer

Take a moment this Christmas season to make a fresh new portrait of your kids and family. Make a memory for your home that will be passed on for generations.

Kids and Christmas.
The most exciting time of the year.
The seasonal sounds and music.
Traditional foods cooking in the kitchen and all…that…chocolate…
The family coming together for a sit down dinner to catch up on the year’s activity.
New schools, new jobs, new mates, new family members.

Do you have family coming home for the Holidays?

This is the time of year we do the most family and children portraits.
One of the rare moments the gang is all rounded up together.
The college kids home for break with the loads of laundry and begging for sleep and home cooked food.
Military personnel home on leave looking so sharp in their dress uniforms.
Brothers and sisters separated by work and families find their way home like a lost puppy in the night.
Make this year a special memory with a great photo of your kids and family.
Pets are alway welcome so be sure to bring your mutt with some dry treats we can use to bribe.
Keep the clothing simple.
Darker shades keep everyone looking more slender.
Avoid the patterns and stripes so the focus remains on you, the subjects.
Longer sleeves hide upper arms that most people do not want to see after age 16!
MakeOvers are available from our next door stylist All Pinned Up.
Family sessions from couples to over 40 people are still only $49 in our comfortable studio.
Kids photoshoots with two outfit changes are only $30. (With all the new clothing kids and teens get at Christmas it is the perfect time to get photos that you will love from this age)
Don’t miss out again this year.

Call 244-2636 to find a photo time for you.