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!
Dr. Victoria Young, Professor of Architectual Art History, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Vacaville Photographer | Thankful | Wendy Z Photography

Being a military spouse is sometimes difficult, especially during the relocation phase.  For me, moving means owning a “rollercoaster” business.  It takes a while when I get to our new location to get a steady customer base, but by the time I leave that location I am too busy to sleep.  I am very thankful to have a business that can move with me and I am also thankful that sometimes the military brings me right back to old customers-turned friends.  I photographed this family as it was just starting the last time the Air Force brought us to California, back in 2010.  It was all about a pregnant belly and a tiny baby boy back then.  Today it is all about a complete family…one boy, one girl and two phenomenal people as parents.  I am so honored that they wanted me to capture their family again this holiday season!

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If you are in need of a Vacaville Photographer, contact me today!  With each of my family sessions, you receive an awesome online slideshow to view wherever and whenever you want.  Check out this one!

Kelli Garbett - July 12, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Hello my husband is deployed and will return home August 6TH OR 7TH to Travis AFB. I’m trying to locate a photographer who can capture the moment my two young sons see their father. If you are available during this time could you please let me know and how much you charge.

Thank You
Kelli

Fairfield California Senior Photographer | Class of 2014 | Wendy Z Photography

It was a perfect evening to photograph this Armijo High School Senior.  He was so kind and easy to work with!  We walked around downtown Suisun and then headed to the golden hills of California for sunset.

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Thank you for calling on me to take your Senior Pictures!

To inquire about a senior session with Wendy Z, please contact me at wzippwald@yahoo.com or 509-475-8081.

Vacaville Family Photographer | Wendy Z Photography

Three years ago I had the pleasure of capturing these little munchkins.  They were one of my last sessions before we moved to Virginia.  At this stage of life…he was always on the go.  We had to put him in something so he wouldn’t run away!  So cute!
Vacaville Family Photographer Wendy Z PhotographyWhen our family returned to Northern California in July, this mom was one of the first people to call, welcome us back, and book me for a family session this time.  She even had ideas for the location, which had to be perfect to match her husband’s red, restored Chevrolet truck.  I love when clients come with “vision” ideas.  After an afternoon together, scouting the rolling hills outside of Vacaville, we decided to shoot on the beautiful Joyful Ranch. This ranch gave us so many options for their images.  They have an orchard, an incredible-restored barn, rocks, ladders and full grown trees.  Picture heaven!  And look at how these kiddos have grown! An added bonus…they both love the camera now:)
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Vacaville Family Photographer Wendy Z PhotographyThank you so much for allowing me to capture your whole family this time!  It was a pure pleasure.  I am so happy to be back photographing families in Vacaville!

Vacaville Family Photographer | Make-A-Wish | Wendy Z. Photography

I was contacted by Brenda nearly a year ago today.  We were still living in Hawaii and I was actually not taking a lot of photo sessions because I was teaching Kindergarten at the time, but when I read her email and it said:

1.  “First of all…I LOVE your work.  Your images are exactly what I am looking for!”

2.  “My daughter has been granted a wish to travel to Hawaii by the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation”.

3.  “My daughter’s name is Victoria (my sister’s name)  AND

4.  “We are from Wisconsin” (I grew up in Minnesota with  a lot of relatives from Wisconsin)…

Well, I was so there, whether it is report card time or not.  One of my passions at this point in my life is to GIVE like there is no tomorrow.  I was “all-in” for this session.  They are a completely humble, amazing, loving family from Wisconsin and I am so blessed to have preserved some of their memories with no strings attached, absolutely none!  Please take time to read about Sudden Onset Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and help in any way you can.  I urge you to never stop Paying It Forward!!

It was a crazy rainy afternoon, but we pressed through the rain and got some images they will cherish forever!

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