Vacaville Family Photographer | Wendy Z Photography

It has been a pleasure watching this family grow.  I will miss photographing these cuties.   He is a sweet big brother and her expressions are “priceless”!Vacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z Photography

Summer sessions are now booking.  If you are in need of a Vacaville Family Photographer and would like more information about Wendy Z Photography, email me soon!

Clickin’ It With Confidence Photography 101 Workshop | Photography Workshop | Wendy Z Photography

This past weekend I held my first photography workshop since moving back to California.  It was a full house with a ton of intense camera talk.  My DSLR Photography 101 workshop covers camera buttons/settings to the Exposure Triangle to composition tips and finally if the group is ready for it…manual settings.  I am thrilled to say that everyone came shooting on auto and left shooting on manual!  YAY!  I can’t wait to see how their images change from the ones they were taking before the workshop.  I get to do this in our private Facebook group that I set up for each workshop so that the attendees can keep in touch with each other and so they can ask me questions, even after the workshop is done.

The light (sunny to cloudy) changed on us constantly outside, but they did have a few minutes to shoot their lovely subject (me) before we had to end.  There is so much information to cover in 4 hours.

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Here are some images from one of my workshop attendees, Jessica P (shot on manual settings).  Thank you for sending these!

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When you come to my photography workshops, I  like to have a few treats for you.  You get to keep my new/revamped manual…an amazing wealth of information to look back on after you get home.  I also treat you to Free Shipping coupons from my favorite consumer printer, MPIX, as well as lens cleaner clothes and lens cap holders.  This time I added another special touch…since we are in wine country.

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“Wendy, Your workshop was FANTASTIC and very high yield. I walked in with a very limited photography knowledge of anything other than using the automatic settings.   I left with a solid foundation of the basics of shooting in different modes, including “manual”!  Thank you for sharing some tricks of the trade!!   I will spread the word and highly recommend your workshop!! ~ Jessica”

“I’m so glad I was able to attend today!  I learned SO MUCH.  Now I think I CAN read the manual and understand the camera language.  As before it would have been a foreign language. . ” ~ Another Jessica:)

I love teaching photography workshops and will have them as often as I have people in need.  If you are interested in upcoming workshops with me, please send me an email to:  wzippwald@yahoo.com.  I teach this workshop as well as an Advanced Photography and Lightroom Workshop.  I don’t have any scheduled right now, but will do so when I have interest.  I am also available for photography mentorships.  If you are interested in starting a photography business and would like to know how or just have questions about certain aspects of the business, check out my mentoring information.

Vacaville Maternity Photographer | Wendy Z Photography

I had the pleasure of meeting these amazing “parents-to-be” a couple weeks ago.  They are awaiting their first born son, and I know from meeting them, that this little boy is going to be loved beyond belief.  He will be a lucky little man!  Congratulations you guys!  I am so glad we were able to get your maternity photographs done be fore he came knocking on the door:)  Vacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z PhotographyVacaville Photographer_Wendy Z Photography

Vacaville Family Photographer | The Holidays Are All About Family!

I love to hear about large families getting together for the holidays, but I love even more when I get to photograph them all together!  I got an amazing treat right before Christmas of having our very dear friends come to Northern California to spend the holidays with their family.   While here, they had 4 families and grandma converge on Vacaville for a family photo session.  I got a workout that day and it was a total blast.  Here are some of the images from that day.

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If you are looking for a Vacaville Family Photographer…I love to shoot extended families.  Contact me today!

Amazing Professor and Author – Dr. Victoria Young | Wendy Z Photography

When I was home for Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of photographing my sister, professor and author, Dr. Victoria Young.  During her sabbatical this year from the University of St. Thomas, she is nearing the completion of her latest book, Marcel Breuer’s Saint John’s Abbey Church: A New Vision for Liturgical Architecture, and needed some head shots.  For many years now, her research focus has been on Marcel Breuer’s work, Saint  John’s Abbey Church (located in Collegeville, Minnesota), so we decided it would be fitting to actually do her head shots in the Abbey on a very cold and blustery day.  Isn’t she lovely!

P.S. You can get my sister’s book in the fall of 2014. It’s being published by the University of Minnesota Press.

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Here is Saint John’s Abbey on the outside.  Since it was 13 degrees out, we did not spend much time out there, but now you can see what it looks like from the outside.  An amazing piece of architecture!
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