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Bridgeport | Valencia Portrait Photographer

There’s a storm brewing here in town regarding the Bridgeport development and their place within the greater Valencia masterplan. In a nutshell yesterday signs went up stating Bridgeport was private property for residents only and photography was specifically prohibited. According to the city of Santa Clarita the areas surrounding the lake at Bridgeport were always zoned and intended to have public access and those areas are considered part of the Valencia paseo network and therefor the signs are illegal and must be removed. Tonight the signs remain threatening prosecution if you enter Bridgeport or God forbid take a picture. I was asked to write an article on the subject for SCVtalk.com. Within 20 minutes of my article being posted the Signal Newspaper called and asked me for an interview. Clearly people pay attention to SCVtalk.com and the information and opinions shared there. Please go read the article, learn the details and leave some comments with your opinions on the situation. Here’s some pictures I’ve taken at Bridgeport over the years, it would be a darn shame if that area were no longer available to SCV residents even though the development was approved for construction based upon it being open the the public and part of the paseo network. Imagine what our beautiful community would be like if each neighborhood in Valencia declared their section of the paseos private property and blocked access. It certainly would no longer be the community we’ve all come to love and call home.

North Carolina Workshop | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to North Carolina with 21 other amazing photographers and friends for a workshop. We worked with a variety of models and had the opportunity to learn as well as teach our specialties. We photographed high school seniors, newborn babies, tween kids, families, maternity, hot married couples, siblings, all coordinated by our amazing hostess Dana Jackson of Carolina Beach. It was truly a privilege to watch such fantastic photographers do their thing, I really learned so much. I got to lead and instruct natural light newborn as well as tween kids and hope I shared some valuable information with my peers. Life long friendships were forged and we all came away reinvigorated and inspired. Here’s just a little bit of what I shot:

2009- the year in review | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

2009 has been such an amazing year, so many new clients have been added to my photography family! While more and more people are finding me online, the bread and butter of my business is your word of mouth referrals. I am profoundly humbled and grateful for the astonishing way my friends, family and former clients talk me up. To all of you- a HUGE thank you! So here you are my 2009! So many favorites from this year it was impossible to choose. This is just one from each shoot of the year but if I were choosing my favorites there could be so many more. Sorry Valencia High Dance, there were just too many of you to include everyone so there are just a few of you, but love you all :)

Of course when my children saw this they said “well where are we???” Well babies, you aren’t exactly customers, but just for you here is the year in our family!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making 2009 magical!

Laurie Sachs

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2009- the year in review | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

2009 has been such an amazing year, so many new clients have been added to my photography family! While more and more people are finding me online, the bread and butter of my business remains word of mouth referrals, and I am so profoundly humbled and grateful for the astonishing way my friends, family, and former clients talk me up. So here you are, my 2009! So many favorites from this year, it was impossible to choose. This is just one from each photo shoot but if I were picking favorites there could be so many more! And sorry Valencia High School dance, there were just too many of you to include you all :)

 

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