The Beauty of Family


There’s nothing more impacting with its soul filled draw than framing the strong ties a young family has for one another.   Not only is it touching to experience their interaction first hand as we work together to still time but to see those expressions we as photographers can relate to from our own deep rooted experiences and hear the tiny little giggles as they flit in and out of the Botanical Gardens, we chose for this session, is a great reminder of how powerful the love of family can be.  We try to take a very journalistic approach with our clients so the individuals we photograph feel at ease in their session.

Behind Lisa’s Lens Photographic Studio found ourselves out at Jensen’s Botanical Gardens for the Marcelo’s family session.  It was a lovely morning in this quaint little gardens area in Carmichael with so many pathways to explore with this tight knit  family of four.

We were personally fortunate to have experienced the great talents this family provides with music when they DJ’d our daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding this last August.  They really know how to bring such a memorable event alive with the spirit of music.

These local parks provide such a beautiful natural backdrop for our sessions year round, its blooms changing constantly with the season.  Now’s the perfect time to take those family pictures for Christmas.  Our studio loves to put that fine art touch into custom designing Holiday greetings for our clientele.  Contact us today to book your own personalized artistic session.  We only have a few sessions left through December.

For more images from the Marcelo’s family session go to their personal gallery found here in our Clientele Gallery under Family Portraiture with over 50 images.

A personalized slide show was also created for the Marcelos set to the tune of ‘Steal Me’ by Jupiter Sunrise.


I want to thank my beautiful daughter and assistant, Meg, for going out with me on this particular Sunday to ensure this session was a memorable one.  Our studio’s fortunate to have the artistic talents, creativity and support of our team (Merenda, Megan, Nina and Brittany as well as Nick and sometimes even our cherished Steph) to help make these sessions go smoothly!  I’d be lost without the six of you!!

Love Is In The Air

It was a whirlwind day as Behind Lisa’s Lens Photographic Studio collaborated with FPS Photography to frame the beauty of Sean and Merenda’s (My oldest daughter’s) Wedding this last August at a beautiful private residence in Northern California. Everything was custom created/designed for a very quaint DIY, made-with-love wedding with all the atmospheric touches.

We had some amazing people by our sides to ensure this amazing day went off without a hitch. Our day started early at Solutions For Hair, having a bridal up do with one of our favorite hair dressers, Bridget.


We raced back to the house to get our Whimsical, Love Bird, themed wedding underway. I would have been lost without the teamwork of my assistant and close friend, Nina! She’s irreplaceable and an amazing asset to any photographer’s repertoire.

We came back to our venue and met up with Brittany Ruebel, owner and stylist w/ Tres Sheik Glamour who along with her assistant styled all of the bridesmaids, mother of the groom, jr. bridesmaid as well as Bridal makeup.

The Flowers designed by Tracy of Budding Events really gave the venue, the bride and groom and their party and the atmosphere that added romantic touch!

A beautiful spread of amazing food was arranged and catered by Asante Catering

Asante Catering really goes that extra mile to coordinate and provide high quality food and service for all their venues.

Mr. and Mrs. Sean Gordon’s beautiful wedding cake was designed by the mother of the Groom, Genny, with artistic finesse.

To get a closer look at all the images from the Gordon’s special day you can find over 350 images from the wedding that can be seen and viewed as a slide show on Behind Lisa’s Lens Photographic Studio’s Proofing Galleries

The beautiful animoto video set to music can be found here…….

Craig and I were excited to have come out of this beautiful once in a lifetime experience proud to have framed and captured some beautiful moments with some amazing family and terrific friends!!

BLL Studio/Conceptual Illusions Photography Creates Image Boxes…

Behind Lisa’s Lens Photographic Studio offers the creation of Image Boxes to showcase your session photos. Don’t miss out on this beautiful customized creation to treasure your memories.

Display and store your beautiful artistic images with a custom photo cover printed on lustre or metallic photographic paper in sizes 4×6, 5×7 or store your press printed albums in a customized image box available in 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 and 12 x 12. Cover materials also available in leather, suedes, and fabrics with no image. Our 4×6 image boxes has 3 depths which hold around 100 prints, 250 prints and 400 prints or add a divider for 800 print capacity. The inside of the image boxes are finished w/ a black ribbon for image or album removal. An optional closure, an elastic loop and screw post ensures box closure. The option of adding a cd/dvd insert in the bottom of your image box (with the exception of the 4×6 size) is also available. Add a riser to hold fewer prints or smaller length album as well as an optional image panel inside cover.

Also available is the ability to have your artistic prints mounted on black styrene.

Contact our studio for prices of having one of these image boxes created with your print order from your session.

At Life’s Crossroads

Behind Lisa’s Lens Photographic Studio had another beautiful session below Old Town Folsom at the Historical Folsom Powerhouse as well as a beautiful little spot above Old Town Folsom along the bike trails where an abundance of wildflowers line the bike trails with another of our senior graduates. Such striking backdrops to explore while we set the scene for these graduates at this exciting time where they find themselves at one of life’s most impacting crossroads.

Be sure to visit BLL’s Proofing Galleries for more of Emily’s senior session.

A big thanks to the crew that helps to make each session memorable….Merenda, Meg, Nick and Brittany, and the last session, Stephanie. We wouldn’t be able to create the vision without all the pieces to the puzzle.

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” ~H.E. Luccock

Did you know? BLL Studios offers an on location hair stylist and makeup artist! If you want to add that special touch to your session, for an additional fee Tre Sheik Glamour will come on location to add a bit of glamour, drama or lend that creative artistic edge to your shoot. Contact us for rates. This senior session was both styled and makeup applied by Brittany from Tres Sheik Glamour!

Seniors Rock…..

…especially this senior!! There’s something so inspiring about this turning point in these young individual’s lives when they can look back with fond memories, to this point in their lives, but also look forward to inventing a future with amazing tools at their fingertips. It’s really limitless if you think about it, but then you need the right mindset, drive, tenacity and will power to follow through. Despite what approach they take, it guarantees to be an adventure. We envision great things for this particular unique Senior, her beauty from within evident to all those who touch on her life.

Several sessions, multiple locations and journalistic documenting of this charming, All League, amazing athlete, water polo player, lifeguard, college bound scholar, who has overcome some amazing hurdles with perseverance just left us admiring the direction and promise of her future. She’s unstoppable!!

We explored the river and pathways of Folsom, tournaments, meets as well as a favorite location of our studio, the Historic Folsom Powerhouse with Heather. We love exploring all the character building talents and aspects of our Seniors. It’s a great testament to what they’ve inspired from within, hinting of the promise that transpires anticipated dreams and goals.

Take a moment out to see more of Heather’s senior session.

or watch a personalized video of her session at….