Emily's Intern Experience

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Emily's Intern Experience

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This was the first season that we have had an internship program here at the studio and my oh my, what an adventure it was with them this summer. We had the opportunity to work with 6 incredible young women over the past couple of months and Emily was one of them. Emily impressed me from the start with her dedication and drive, and her continued creativity with each and every shoot she assisted on. She is both sweet and kind, hardworking and dependable. Read on to see what Emily had to say about her time as an intern for Brianna Gamble Photography.

"Although I am sad that my time as an intern at Brianna Gamble Photography has come to an end, I am so grateful for all the memories and experiences I have gained from my time here! At the beginning of this internship I was excited to work on my photography, improve my editing skills, and learn the ins and outs of a photography business, and I can definitely say that I accomplished all of these goals.  I am super thankful for Brianna and the rest of the team members for being so supportive and always answering any question I had, as well as for making the whole studio a fun and memorable place to work.  I have many great memories from my time spent with the BGP team over the summer, but I just wanted to highlight a few to help summarize some of my favorite moments!

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City Lights Shoot - First up is our City Lights Senior Model Shoot in San Francisco, one of my all time favorite shoots from the summer!  We went to Union Square in SF with some girls from the senior model team, and the whole shoot was high energy and a lot of fun. During this shoot I was working on taking videos, which was great for me because it helped me realize that in addition to photography I also am really interested in videography, which is definitely something I will be pursuing in the future.  I really loved how all of the photos from this shoot turned out!

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"Who I Am" Portrait Sessions-  I really enjoyed working with Amy (BGP's associate photographer) on tween confidence sessions!  This especially helped me understand the business side of photography as well as how to interact with clients.  It was also interesting to see what objects each tween client brought to their session and watch how Amy was able to bring out their unique personality in each photo. 

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Senior Sessions-  All of the senior sessions that I went on were very different, but on all of them I enjoyed helping choose outfits and matching outfits with locations.  A few of my favorite senior session locations would include the cutest winery ever, the beach, and finding random flower fields on the side of the road.  I got to work on creating content for Brianna's Instagram stories, taking behind the scenes videos, and other tasks, and Brianna always took the time to explain everything from lighting to Instagram captions.  I always had a good time during every senior session, and watching and learning from Brianna has definitely improved my own photos!

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I can think of a lot more great memories from throughout the summer, but I wanted to wrap up this blog post by saying again how grateful I am for this experience and everything that I have learned.  Brianna really helped my improve my photography and editing and always found time to fit in helpful trainings for the interns or to answer any questions I had!  I am so glad I decided to apply for this internship and I was able to take so much away from this experience that has already improved my photography and also helped me with skills that I will use the rest of my life!"

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Vacaville TuesdaysTogether August Meetup | HeadSpace Beauty Lounge

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Vacaville TuesdaysTogether August Meetup | HeadSpace Beauty Lounge

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The Vacaville TuesdaysTogether group had our August meetup at HeadSpace Beauty Lounge this week and it was an absolute blast. Being surrounded by some of the areas finest creatives, sipping wine and talking branding is my idea of a great night!

From the high ceilings, to the gorgeous natural light, to the dynamic accent wall, to the paintings created by local artists adorning the space, HeadSpace was the perfect place for us all to unleash our creative ideas and collaborate. A HUGE thank you to the salon's owner, Terresa Borrego, for hosting this month’s meetup.

With branding as this month's topic, we got to work on creating some new headshots with James Young Photography, Nat Reynolds Photography, and Brianna Gamble Photography (me!), styling and photographing the perfect flatlay photos for our social media with Ines Zrinski and Megan Wells, and infusing our personalities into our "About Me" pages on our websites with guidance from Nat Reynolds.

Terresa provided us with some small bites to snack on, we had beer and wine donated by Craft & Cork Pub, and we ended the night with a micro dance party. 

Check out the images of HeadSpace by Nat Reynolds Photography, and a video recap of the night by Goose Flock Photography. And if you're a local creative or business owner, head over to the Vacaville TuesdaysTogether Facebook group to join in on the fun!

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Meet our Summer Intern, Mazal!

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Meet our Summer Intern, Mazal!

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MEET OUR SUMMER INTERN, MAZAL!

   Mazal is smart, creative, fluent in three languages and graduated high school an entire year early. Read more about this amazing girl below and find out why we love having her on our team!

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Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Mazal Shavratov and I live in Vacaville California. I am sixteen years old and an early high school graduate from Vanden High School and I decided to do something I love this summer. 

I was going through my Instagram page and saw a post about this internship and decided to send in an application. I was so excited when I was contacted about this internship and am ready to put my heart into it. My summer plans involve spending time with my family and friends, traveling, community service, and this internship.  

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What do you love about photography?

I love the entire concept of it, from start to finish. The creativity and the passion that goes into make an amazing photograph amazes me. It takes a lot of skill to be able to think of a great photo, take it, edit it, and make sure the client also loves it. Also, the satisfaction you get after finishing a shoot with beautiful pictures is amazing.

What are you passionate about?

I'm passionate about making an impact on this world, small or big. As long as I make people happy with what I love to do, I'm satisfied!

What are some small things that make your day better?

The small things that make my day better are my friends and music, especially when you put them together. I love sitting in a room with my friends and sharing music with each other on the loudspeaker.

What’s the last adventure you went on?

My last adventure started with my friend and I getting lost driving to a nursery for flowers. I wanted to go and get some flowers for Valentine's Day. I was hoping to take some nice pictures because the weather was amazing but we made a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in the middle of nowhere. I had to turn back and we never found the nursery, so we went to a flower shop that was recommended on Yelp. But when we got there...the building and shop were no longer there. We gave up the search and went to eat food instead. Even though we did not get flowers, it is an experience that will always be remembered between us.

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What is your favorite food?

Mac and Cheese.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I speak three languages but when you ask me to translate I just pretend I did and say whatever I want.

Favorite thing to do on a beautiful day?

Take pictures of my friends or relax in the sun.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Both, depends on my mood. 

Starbucks or Dutch Bros?

Starbucks, caramel frap all the way!

What are you excited about in the next 12 months?

Starting University, meeting new people, and enjoying my summer.

What are you grateful for right now?

I am grateful for being able to do something I have been passionate about for so many years.


If you missed Emily's "About Me" post from earlier, check it out here.

Tomorrow we meet our last and final summer intern - Brianna. You might recognize her - she was one of our class of 2018 senior models!

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Meet our Summer Intern, Brianna!

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Meet our Summer Intern, Brianna!

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MEET OUR SUMMER INTERN, BRIANNA!

Over the past week, we have introduced you to six of of our summer interns here at Brianna Gamble Photography. Today we introduce our 7th and final one - Brianna.

She may look familiar to you if you've been following our blog since last summer! Brianna was part of the group of high school seniors who we took with us to Oahu for a week-long senior portrait adventure. In case you missed it, you can head here to find out more about our trip and see Brianna's beautiful ocean-side senior portraits.

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Where are you from?

Started off in Mountain View and now Vacaville.

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Tell us a little about yourself! 

I am 18 and just graduated from Vanden High School. This summer I plan on just hanging out with friends and going on road trips. I will also be going to Mexico with my family. I heard about this internship because I actually did my senior pictures with Brianna Gamble!

What do you love about photography? 

I love that it’s not just a picture, there’s always a backstory to it. So by taking a picture you are saving stories.

What are you passionate about? 

I'm passionate about making my family happy. I’m also passionate about animals and the rights that they have and deserve.

What are some small things that make your day better? 

Compliments always make my day better. Texts from my friends. And my dogs for sure.

What’s the last adventure you went on? 

It was a hike in Winters and it turned out to be amazing - where you can see Lake Berryessa and the dam.

What is your favorite food? 

Anything Italian.

What is something that no one knows about you? 

No one knows that I am that person that will go and do anything adventurous with you. Like zip lining, hiking, skydiving, and scuba diving.

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Favorite thing to do on a beautiful day? 

I love to go on hikes and find new places to create memories.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

It really depends but I feel like it’s easier to stay up later so I guess night owl.

Starbucks or Dutch Bros? 

Starbucks.

What are you excited about in the next 12 months? 

I am excited to experience the obstacles that are going to come this year with being in college and learning to be an adult lol.

What are you grateful for right now? 

I am grateful for my friends and family who support me no matter what. They always tell me to go do what I believe in and don’t worry about what other people think.


And that's a wrap!

If you missed the "About Me" posts from the rest of our summer interns, click on their names below and it will take you to their posts!

 

I want to meet: Maddy, Elena, Haidynn, Julia, Emily, Mazal

 

 

 

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Meet Our Summer Intern, Emily!

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Meet Our Summer Intern, Emily!

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MEET OUR SUMMER INTERN, EMILY!

Meet Emily! Emily is an adventurer at heart and loves the outdoors. This beach-loving 2019 senior is coming to us from Davis and we love her friendly attitude and freckles!

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Where are you from?

Davis, California.

Tell us a little about yourself! 

I am 16 years old and a senior at Davis High School.  This summer I am working as a lifeguard and going to San Diego and Shasta with friends! My hobbies include photography, traveling, surfing, snowboarding, and hiking. I also play volleyball on my high school team as well as a beach team. I found out about this internship on Instagram and I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about photography.

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What do you love about photography? 
I love that photography allows us to keep memories from any time and I just love pictures in general. Also, I enjoy taking pictures and experimenting with different types of photography and editing.

What are you passionate about? 

I am really passionate about photography and all of my hobbies.  I am also really passionate about the environment and helping the earth!

What are some small things that make your day better? 

Listening to music, working out, seeing my pets (my dog, cat, and tortoise!), and getting smoothies all make my day better.

What’s the last adventure you went on? 

Folsom lake with my friends on the last day of school.

What is your favorite food? 

Watermelon!

 

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What is something that no one knows about you? 

I have a sand collection from every beach I’ve been to.

Favorite thing to do on a beautiful day? 
Being outside for sure! I especially love going to the beach or lake.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

I'm definitely a night owl.

Starbucks or Dutch Bros? 

Dutch Bros.

What are you excited about in the next 12 months? 

I am excited about this internship, the rest of summer, and my senior year in high school.
 

What are you grateful for right now? 

I am so grateful for my family and all of my amazing friends! Also I am really grateful for this internship and the opportunity to learn new things.


Head here for our next intern - Mazal!

Be sure to head back tomorrow to meet our final summer intern - Brianna. (You might recognize her from our Hawaii trip last year!

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