Sonora Family, Wedding and Senior photographer

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Storybook Photography is one of the leading portrait studios in Tuolumne County, serving families, seniors, and brides from Sonora, Calaveras, as well as throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area.

Storybook Photography clients will receive an all-inclusive photography package that includes a private gallery, digital images, with access to high-quality prints and products available for purchase. Need more info on options? Keep scrolling!

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Senior Portraits

packages starting at $425

Storybook Photography seniors will receive an all-inclusive photography package that includes a private gallery,  digital images, fashion consults, and a variety of looks for your senior as well as access to high-quality prints and products available for purchase. This luxury photography experience is once in a lifetime, with the option to include professional makeup & hairstyling.

Family Session

packages starting at $425

Family sessions can be shot on location or an in home lifestyle session. They include a 1-hour session and 25+ high resolution images delivered via online gallery with options to purchase prints. Family session package pricing is largely dependent on family/group size. Groups larger than 10 people should prepare for the session to last longer and usually into the 90-minute mark so we can get a well-rounded session with lots of variety. Please contact me for a more accurate quote based on your family's needs.

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Maternity

starting at $425

 

Your pregnancy, although it seems that it drags as you anxiously await your baby, will be over in a flash. Maternity sessions are the best way for you to document this special time as you await your little bundle. Sessions can captured in the home, or outdoors at a specific location, or we can further discuss your options for maternity boudoir sessions (shhh those locations are a secret). 

 

They include a 1-hour session, 25+ high resolution images delivered via a private online gallery. I encourage you to bring along your husband and any other siblings so we can get a wide variety of photos for you to cherish.

 

Newborn Lifestyle

starting at $550

 

In- home lifestyle session with your new baby! Babies grow and change quickly so newborn sessions are best captured during 7-14 days of life to get all those sweet snuggles, yawns and sleepy baby photos we all know and love. Plan on the session lasting about 1-3 hours, these sessions can vary greatly depending on baby's mood. Sessions  are captured in the home with the parents and the majority of the session is spent capturing the beauty of being a new parent and or big sis/brother.

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Engagement

starting at $425

 

Engagement sessions are the BEST way for you to get comfortable with me behind the camera before your big day. Many of our wedding packages include engagement sessions, so please make sure you contact me to receive a complete wedding guide and detailed pricing. I love engagement sessions because they are longer which helps you to relax and know we have plenty of time for outfit and/or location changes for us to get all those lovely photos of the two of you swooning! They include a 90-min session with 50+ high resolution images delivered via a private online gallery. 

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Elopement & Wedding

There's nothing I love more than a good love story, and what better way for me to be a part of a love story than to capture it! Fill out the contact form below to inquire about your wedding date and I'll send you my wedding guide with everything you need to get started planning your big day! 

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SALISHA BLACKBURN
The artist behind the lens

I’ve been a hopeless romantic my whole life, I just swoon over romantic details like the soft light at the beginning of the day, blades of grass as they move in the wind, and the way you gently remove strands of hair from your eyes; it’s these details that I aim to highlight, not brush over, I see them all. 

 

I’ve spent the past decade and a half honing in my skills as a portrait photographer, capturing life, love and everything in between. I studied photography extensively during my time in college, and I’ve interned for some of the greatest photographers of our generation. During that time, stories like yours have inspired me to continue in this work. 

 

In my pursuit to create images that will hold great meaning, my eyes are ever-searching for the fleeting moments that others often miss, and to obtain that I aim to make you feel as comfortable in front of the camera as you are sipping coffee in your favorite cozy arm chair. So sit back and relax, I promise to be just as committed to your experience as I am to my art. 

FAQs

WHERE WILL I TAKE MY PHOTOS?

I am proud to offer my clients a list of great locations for senior photos. Organized into zones based on proximity to your area, we’ll be able to walk through various locations to choose the perfect backdrop for your senior portrait session.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO WEAR?
Well before your senior photo shoot, I always send the Storybook Photography Family or Senior Style Guide to help you better prepare for your session. In the guide, you’ll learn all about what looks good on camera, how to incorporate variety into your wardrobe, and which accessories take your shoot from sweet to stunning. For Seniors I even have an additional list of What NOT to wear, so you know what choices to steer clear of!.

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TAKE MY PHOTOS?

Great question! The answer will vary depending on what you desire out of your photos. The overall feel of your photos is going to boil down to 3 things: Your location, your outfits, and your unique personality/family dynamic. That being said, locations are going to change throughout the seasons, and thus, they can add a whole different element to your photos. If you want a warm and earthy feel to your session, fall photos might be best for you. If you desire a bright happy feel, then there are a variety of colorful locations we can go in spring or summer. If you want pictures in the snow, then obviously we'd need to wait for a good Winter storm. Overall, I'm confident that we can capture you in whatever season and get the desired feel for your session as long as we chat more about your goals and choose your outfits and location accordingly.

 

WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU? 

Storybook Photography clients get an all-inclusive portrait experience. It's not just simply taking photos. Being adequately prepared for your portrait session is going to vastly improve your end product and the quality of your photos. That is why I have worked so hard creating great resources to help you choose the right outfits and location for your session, because it really does improve the quality of your photos. In addition to that, I will lead you into comfortable poses that will look natural on camera. There is no such thing as looking awkward when you come to me, so just relax and have fun and I will gently prompt you into getting the best quality photos possible. My goal is always to capture you and yours exactly as you are. Trust me and my experience and together we will beautifully illustrate your unique and individual story.