Thursday, December 07, 2017
By Elvira G. Photography

It's all about you. Your style, your story.

We are invested in documenting who you are. That's what is most important to us. So here's what we feel you should put on for your portraits:


Dress in something that you will be comfortable in. If you have on pants that don't feel right, it will show. Same goes with a top that isn't really cutting it when it comes to length, width, or neckline. Wear something that you are not going to be giving away after the session because it looked good on the rack but didn't fit you comfortably.


We all have that pair of jeans that make us feel amazing... bring those! We want to make sure that when you're being photographed, your confidence will shine. Even if it's the oldest pair of jeans you own, that are so worn the back pocket is hanging on for dear life... bring what makes you feel good. Because that's what will make you look good.

Little splash of color:

If your wardrobe is mostly (like mine) all black, greys, browns and maybe a little dark, spark it up with a splash of color. That can be in the form of a scarf, shoes, belt, or other accessory that you're comfortable in.


Photo day will be poppin' with some creative talk and discussion, so the more you bring to play with the better. We are always looking for something different and definitely bring those things that are unique to your style.



Bring your smile and you're sense of humor. That will shine brighter than anything else in your wardrobe.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
By Elvira G. Photography

Below is a guide to help in the process of deciding what type of senior package will work for your adventure! 

Each option offers totally different experiences. Call Elvira G Photography for details on each option!


Senior portrait sessions are usually booked in Colusa, but we LOVE to travel! If you have a destination in mind that tells your story better than any spot in Colusa County... let's set up an appointment to discuss all the fun details. At the end of the day, it's all about you. Your story. We just get the honor of helping you tell it.

Most used locations in Colusa: 

Colusa Riverfront Park

Main Street in Colusa County in front of Colusa Auto Body and Paint, Hoblit Motors, Colusa State Park

Colusa High School

Colusa Industrial Properties 

Colusa Indian Community Wellness Center

Colusa Casino Resort


Monday, September 18, 2017
By Elvira G. Photography


First off, expect to be a little nervous.

It’s okay. Everyone is! The nerves will wear down after about ten minutes or so. Here a few things that happen at mostly EVERY session:

You’ll forget something at home.

It’s okay… as long as you don’t live far, we can improvise until a buddy goes to pick it up for you. If not, we’ll still improvise and make beautiful stuff happen anyway!

You’ll get to see some of the portraits

We want to be sure you’re happy with the way you look. There’s nothing worse than seeing your photos after the fact and deciding you actually hate what you looked like because of a t-shirt not fitting right, or your shoes not looking as cute as you hoped! These are all things that we can fix during a session, so we'll turn the camera around to let you see these details!

You might feel like the whole world is looking at you

That’s because they will. You look amazing and people LOVE to witness portraits happen behind the scenes. So, rock your most confident smile and own the moment. Having a live audience in public isn’t something we can prevent, but we can control how this will play out. Smile and wave and we handle the rest!

We’ll move around a lot!

In order to get the most out of your session, we will use anything we can for a different background at one location. This allows us to get a good variety of photos without having to waste time driving to another location!

I’ll probably say or do something to embarrass myself.

It’s inevitable. I’m a dork and do crazy stuff sometimes. I laugh at myself all the time and love when I can make friends who don’t take me too serious!

Most of all, expect to have a good time.

We wont force a pose because we are in love with making our friends look flawless while being themselves! It's your story after all! 


Monday, September 04, 2017
By Elvira G. Photography


So you took the leap and booked your consultation… what do you do now?

Sit back and relax because that was the hardest part!

We really do what we can to take the stress off of your senior session day because lets be honest, Senior Year is stressful enough as it is. So here’s a list of things to think about before we meet up for your consultation:

What are you into right now: Examples:

  •                 Do you play sports?

  •                 In the band?

  •                 Love music?

  •                 Play an instrument?

  •                 Do you hunt/fish?

  •                 Do you spend most of your off time with friends?

  •                 Do you stay home and read after school?

What is your style?

  •                 Are you a jeans & t-shirt kinda person, or get a little more dressy?

  •                 Do you have a “country” style?

  •                 Into a more “urban” look?

  •                 Into the latest styles?

  •                 Do you really not care about fashion at all?

  •                 Do you love experimenting with makeup or do you enjoy a natural look?

Do you have pets?

  •                 Ever considered including your pet in your portraits?

When I was a kid, my grandma used to give me necklaces. Now that she's gone, I wish I could have been photographed with some of them on. Do you have anything of significance in your life that you would like to include in a photograph?

These are a few things we’ll go over at your consultation to give us a better idea of how to make your session as unique to your style as possible! All of these questions are really meant for you to think about details without stressing over them, leave the stress to us, it’s our job!

So, no worries! We got this! We’ll see ya at your consultation future Grad!