This Little Girl Warms My Heart | Vacaville Family Photographer

I finally have my computer unpacked and am diving into editing the 4 sessions I shot before I left Oahu.  I couldn’t wait to finish up this quick session I did for a good friend of mine.  Her little girl is full of sunshine and spunk.  I can’t wait for her to grow!

I would love to photograph your Family, High School Senior, Children or Wedding.  If you are looking for a Vacaville, California photographer or a Fairfield, California Photographer…I am now booking in your area!!

Carolyn Yost - July 18, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Thanks, Wendy for all the beautiful photos you have taken of Jeff and Kirstin’s family. I know they are already missing you guys sooooo much. Good luck to you and Scott and the boys there in California.
Jeff’s mom, Carolyn

Sigrid Myers - July 19, 2013 - 7:46 AM

What wonderful pictures of our granddaughter! You are such a talented photographer. You have captured her beautifully! We shall miss you and your family when we come to Hawaii the next time.

I’m Back! | Vacaville, Fairfield CA Family Photographer

Many of you know, I took a break from photography to go back this school year and teach Kindergarten.  It has been a wonderful year, fulfilling in so many ways…but the military is ready to take us on another journey.  So as I prepare for the move back to Northern California I decided that photography will once again be part of my journey.  We have lived in Northern California before and I can’t wait to get back there and start shooting in familiar places.

In preparation for starting my photography business again, I wanted to get back behind the camera sooner rather than later.  There was no better family to start back with, than Bryan and Shannon’s family.  Our families have known each other for the past 12 years.  We have lived by each other two times in our military careers.  I know that doesn’t sound like much, but Shannon is one of those “diamond in the rough” friends.  Even though you haven’t been together, or lost touch for 3-4 years…the minute you finally see each other again, it is like you spoke yesterday.  And her and Bryan, well…they are like “Peanut Butter and Jelly” or “Red Beans and Rice!”  They are completely perfect for each other in so many ways.  It has been such a joy to watch their two daughters grow up in front of my eyes…and camera, the past two years together.

This family session reminded me a lot of shooting in California.  I had already done a beach session with them, and they wanted something totally different.  So, we headed down to Chinatown here in Honolulu and this is what we captured:


Shannon - March 29, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Love you, Wendy Zippwald! Thank you for your wonderful friendship, pushing me to go outside my comfort zone, being there for some special times in our lives, and for ALL the amazing pictures!

Indigo Felle - March 29, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wendy, these are fantastic! I love the bike pictures at the beginning SOOOOO much! Good luck on your next adventure back in NoCa.

Nicole Schofield - March 29, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Wendy you are the best! It is time to do some new shots of the Schofieldz! We love our pictures so much!! Glad you are back behind the camera!

jeramy sossaman - April 2, 2013 - 6:09 AM

great job wendy! can’t wait to see you guys!

Darlene Zippwald - April 10, 2013 - 6:17 AM

Who could be happier than the Nevada Zipps……..only four hours away from your new home!

Julie - April 27, 2013 - 4:09 AM

Great news that you are going to take up your photography business again Wendy. I’ve missed seeing those lovely photos of yours.

Photographer Cafe | Oahu Hawaii Portrait Photographer

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Hil C - July 25, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Congratulations! WELL DESERVED

Family Photos on Lanikai Beach | Oahu Hawaii Family Photographer

I love this session! I love the laughter, the colors, the emotion, the “gorgeousness”…everything! It was a fantastic morning on Lanikai Beach for capturing these kinds of memories. Enjoy!

Julie Cannon - June 22, 2012 - 7:01 PM

Wendy these photos are just lovely. Love how sharp and vibrant they are. I know I say it to you all the time, but you are so lucky to be able to shoot in such a gorgeous setting.

Christal - July 25, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Beautiful family + a beautiful location= AH mazing!

Christal - July 25, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful family and an amazing capture!

Anjuli Francois - July 25, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Wonderful on location photos. Doesn’t hurt to have Hawaii as a background. I love it!

Carrie - July 25, 2012 - 2:50 PM

These are amazing! The photo of the kids running and dad chasing – can’t help but smile when I see it!

Terry Beigie - July 25, 2012 - 3:09 PM

These are all gorgeous! Lovely family and location!

Jackie - July 25, 2012 - 3:59 PM

These are so bright and fun, beautiful family!

Hil C - July 25, 2012 - 4:07 PM

This session is simply gorgeous!

Kellie - July 26, 2012 - 6:28 AM

These are stunning! And now I’m feeling the need for a tropical family vacation 🙂

stefaniete - July 26, 2012 - 7:06 AM

love the colors in these!

Anna - July 26, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Gorgeous session, and what an adorable family!!! Beautiful work!

Donna Davie - July 26, 2012 - 2:11 PM

Ah, these are wonderful! Looks like this was a fun session for everyone. Love the candid shots and the interaction between brother & sister. Great work. 🙂

Tabitha Kay - July 27, 2012 - 7:17 AM

What a gorgeous family! I want to be on that beach:)

Candice - July 27, 2012 - 7:22 AM

I love the colours in this shoot. What a beautiful family!

jane - July 27, 2012 - 1:31 PM

so jealous of the location! the colours in this set are beautiful. Lovely connection between everyone!

Mikki - July 27, 2012 - 2:14 PM

Such a vibrant family! Love the one of sister and brother holding hands.

AshleyS - July 30, 2012 - 2:37 PM

love all the happiness you captured in these images!

Oh, I love the fresh and crisp colors of these images. They’re so nice!

Andrea Lythgoe - August 2, 2012 - 6:24 AM

Lovely family, great location, and the one of the kids kissing made me smile!

The Philpott Family | Oahu Family Vacation Photographer

I was so excited to get a Facebook message from Liz about their upcoming trip to Oahu.  We met while we were stationed at Norfolk Naval Air Base last year.  Crazy small world, but we actually lived in the house she grew up in, while we were in Norfolk.  And now they were coming to visit their favorite island and asked me to photograph them.  How lucky am I?  We had our family photo session on the North Shore a couple hours before sunset!  Super fun family!

Thank you Philpott Family!!

terri - June 17, 2012 - 5:03 PM

These are wonderful, Wendy!

Christal - July 25, 2012 - 11:02 AM

What a lovely family, great job!!

Terry Beigie - July 25, 2012 - 3:10 PM

They are gorgeous! I love the blue eyes laying down on the sand. Perfect!

Anna - July 26, 2012 - 1:02 PM

Beautiful family and photos, what a great idea to have photos done while on vacation!!

Joyce Kang - July 26, 2012 - 6:02 PM

beautiful family!!

Kerri - July 27, 2012 - 1:14 AM

Such a lovely family!

Mikki - July 27, 2012 - 2:15 PM

What a lovely family! The young lady laying down in the sand is gorgeous.

AshleyS - July 30, 2012 - 2:38 PM

great job with such a big group!! beautiful session.