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  • November21st

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    As a Pasadena family portrait photographer, it’s always a special treat to serve visiting families that come to enjoy the Rose Parade. Pasadena is the home of the Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade, Rose Queen, Rose Court and the infamous Rose Bowl game and every year. Families from all over the world come to our city and delight on what our beautiful town has to offer. Visiting families come every New Years and we are pleased to offer these families with family portraits that will commemorate their visit for the Rose Parade. Pasadena is home to the most stunning portrait locations and offers both natural and beautiful architectural settings. Some of the best Pasadena portrait settings are at Pasadena City Hall, Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena Arroyo, the Rose Bowl area and a lot more locations. These locations are stunning and provide Rose Parade tourists with a beautiful backdrop for beautiful family photography. On your next visit to Pasadena consider creating a family portrait to make your own Rose Parade memories. Please call our portrait studio for a complimentary over the phone consult about creating a beautiful and commemorative family portrait during your Rose Parade visit in Pasadena – (626) 588-2445 FotoNuova is a family portrait photographer providing services for your next Rose Parade visit in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at:Pasadena Family Portrait Photographer | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

  • July30th

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    Happy family!! #familyportrait #family #portrait #happyfamily #portraitphotographer #pasadenacityhall #pasadena

  • May22nd

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    Great coastline for today’s portrait #portrait #beach #ocean #west#pacificocean #pacific #palosverdes #westcoast.

  • May19th

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    Beautiful niece Emma on her #firstholycommunion #firstcommunion#1stcommunion #1stholycommunion #communion #portraitphotographer

  • February7th

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    My guess is that if you are reading this, you may be looking for maternity photo ideas and considering a maternity portrait?

    I’ve personally heard from some women that they fear taking maternity portraits as they think it will entail naked belly’s, topless husbands and tummy kisses. While some certain styles tend to become popular and pounded into our heads over and over, maternity portraits don’t always have to follow the same line of thought all of the time.

    In fact, the canvas is wide open when creating your maternity portrait. For instance, I happen to love history and love when clients want to incorporate a historical style to their portrait. One of the themes I love is a Greco Roman theme. It’s completely unique and dramatic. A theme that you can get away with when you are expecting a baby. Pregnancy is a time full of love and beauty and this theme suits it so perfectly. It will most certainly be a conversation piece in your home and a memorable portrait for years to come.

    Here are two ways we have incorporated the Greco Roman theme for maternity portraits:

    Coasts of Rome

    This is a very simple and beautiful idea for a maternity portrait. It incorporates a dramatic piece of coastline but can be captured in a natural field of tall fresh or dry grass.

    You only need one piece of fabric in either silk or of the flowy variety. You can purchase a silk or silk like fabric at almost any fabric store or online. We have done it with large pieces of cheesecloth as well.

    Add various accessories such as period costume jewelry, a rope belt and sandals that help to give it the look of the period. The jewelry for this portrait is inexpensive costume jewelry we purchased at Forever 21. Captured this in a beautiful natural setting and you are sure to have maternity portraits that stun! More on this idea within our feature here: Grey Likes Baby Feature

    Neoclassic Greco Roman Setting

    From Wikipedia the Definition of Neoclassicism: is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the “classical” art and culture of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome.

    So in essence, during the 1800’s and early 1900’s, there was a popular movement to emulate classic art that was Greco Roman in style. In studying some photographs from this period, there was a romance about them with women often trying to emulate the poses and styles of these ancient people. One unique aspect about these portraits was that there were often elements of their current time period that you would not find in ancient Rome or Greece. Elements such as what was then, modern furniture or decorative items such as perfume bottles and hand mirrors.

    We created this Neoclassic style for a maternity portrait with our clients.

    We incorporated elements that would be found in such a photograph such as the oriental rug, antique chair, fabrics, fruit and other ornaments.

    One can take these ideas and certainly make it their own style. It could be more colorful and have more modern themes to it. You can make have the same kind of vignette and incorporate other time periods and styles such as Art Deco, 70’s or your favorite decade, modern simple and Alice in Wonderland tea party. We can go on and on.

    Whatever your style may be, the most important aspect is to create maternity portraits that you will be able to look at 10 years from now and have them remind you of this special loving and beautiful time in your life.

    FotoNuova is an award winning photographer with maternity photo ideas providing services in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at: Maternity Photo Ideas | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

    You’re welcome to reprint these articles on your website and in your e-newsletters free of charge, provided that your don’t change the article in any way and you include the byline above. In doing so you agree to indemnify, www.fotonuova.com and it’s directors, officers, employers and agents from and against all losses, claims, damages and liabilities that arise out of their use.

  • February3rd

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    As a family portraits photographer, It’s always a thrill to hear from clients and when we are doing a great service for them!

    One such client, Audrey, posted a wonderful review of our family portrait service and what it meant for her on Yelp!

    You may find the actual review here: Yelp Review

    I recently had an interest in having portraits taken for my son and I and decided to consult with Aaron Gil from FotoNuova…and I couldn’t have made a BETTER decision!

    Aaron was absolutely awesome! His expertise, professionalism and easy-going personality made our photo-shoot not only comfortable, but FUN! Aaron exhibited and executed confidence in his work, but also allowed us to be creative with our ideas, which resulted in a successful shoot that exceeded my expectations.

    Aaron really captured the moment. Our images came out clean, classy and cool, and I am most pleased.

    I assure you that whatever your photography needs may be, Aaron Gil will not disappoint… -Audrey A.

    Thank you Audrey!

    FotoNuova is a family portraits photographer providing services in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at: Family Portraits Photographer | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

  • January27th

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    As a family portraits photographer, I have the honor of creating portraits for a diverse range of families. Some are large and some, very small.

    Audrey and Savian are the size of 2. Mother and Son. Nonetheless, the love and bond they have for each other is immense. It’s a beautiful thing to see.

    Here are a few samples from Audrey and Savian’s portrait.

    FotoNuova is a family portraits photographer providing services in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at: Family Portraits Photographer | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

  • January7th

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    Our supersized wall portrait being installed at Huntington Reproductive Center, HRC in Pasadena today.

  • January6th

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    Creating a portrait for Justin was a fun experience. As a Pasadena Photographer I had the opportunity to capture natural portraits of Justin at Lacy Park. He has a quiet and wise soul. He was a real joy to be around.

    FotoNuova is a Pasadena Photographer providing services in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at: Pasadena Photographer | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

  • January3rd

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    As a family portraits photographer, I am asked quite often by clients for suggestions on where is the best location to have a family portrait taken?


    My response is always the same, location is very important but in the end, the most important aspect of your portrait should be about showing the emotional relationships and love you have for one another.


    To get an idea of what setting my clients would feel more comfortable in, my first questions back to them are do you prefer an outdoor setting or in studio?  Is your family comfortable in natural areas or do you prefer architectural settings?  Selecting a location for your family or personal photograph is important.  The location you select provides a very personal message about you and your family.


    We were thinking about having our family portrait taken in A studio?

    No longer is a studio portrait just for clients with traditional and conservative tastes.  Family portraits in the studio with solid color backgrounds paired with coordinating colored clothing and modern furniture are gaining popularity.  Many of today’s families like to emulate the look and feel of fashion portraits in clothing catalogs.

    family portrait in the studio



    A studio portrait is traditionally hung above a fireplace, displayed in family rooms and staircases.  A studio portrait is one that is captured only once every few years as there can be a lot involved in deciding about outfits, hair style, backgrounds and such.


    The downside to a studio portrait is that there may not be a variety of poses captured to select from for your final prints due to limited background availability.  It can also be difficult for toddler age children and the reason is that small children love to roam and explore.  Roaming is a very natural thing for toddlers to do.  In a studio setting, the portrait light is fixed and limited to a small space.  There is usually very little to no room for small children to roam.


    What are the benefits of having our family portrait taken outdoors?

    An outdoor location offers a different appeal from a studio.  Generally an outdoor location offers more versatility.  A family has the flexibility in selecting their portrait to be formal, casual or sometimes even both.  These can be used for mantle prints as well as smaller prints.  The outdoors provides for natural light which has very complementary qualities for facial complexions.


    outdoor family portrait


    Additional benefits of capturing your portrait outdoors is that you will have more possibilities as far as backgrounds are concerned, usually resulting in a collection of portraits to select from for prints and other memorable products.  Families with toddlers will feel a little more at ease outdoors being that an outdoor environment is stimulating and usually safe to roam.  If your portrait is captured at the right time of day, allowing your toddler to roam may make for beautiful spontaneous portraits of your child.


    What are some other possible locations for our family portrait?

    Another possible location that is quite often overlooked is in your own home.  Having a family portrait created in your own home adds a very personal touch.  The same family portrait principles apply for your home as they do for a studio or outdoor portrait.

    Some families may select to capture a more formal portrait indoors.  A portrait photographer may bring in external lighting to create a beautifully lit family portrait.


    Recently we created a beautiful outdoor portrait in front of our clients home.  They were so elated to have a personal family memory to hang over their mantle.



    Now just imagine this, days before their portrait, I took a drive by their home at what I thought would be the most perfect time of the day for the most beautiful natural light.  In my mind I framed 4 possible portrait backgrounds for this family of 3.  The results were stunning and they selected a beautiful portrait set in front of a pretty magnolia tree.  I hope that in years to come, they will come to look at their family portrait and it will bring back beautiful memories of that time.  Maybe in the years that come, they’ve moved onto a different home and it reminds them of the great memories they had at their former home.  Maybe they still live in the same home and it makes them realize how much that pretty magnolia tree has grown with their family.

    Either way, portrait’s are meant to bring you beautiful and emotional memories of your precious family.

    FotoNuova is a family portraits photographer providing services in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Orange County and throughout all of Southern California. For more information, please visit our website at: Family Portraits Photographer | FotoNuova or call 626-588-2445

    You’re welcome to reprint these articles on your website and in your e-newsletters free of charge, provided that your don’t change the article in any way and you include the byline above.

    In doing so you agree to indemnify, www.fotonuova.com and it’s directors, officers, employers and agents from and against all losses, claims, damages and liabilities that arise out of their use.