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Steve Earns Recertification

by on Mar.06, 2015, under What's New

I just received word that my CEU’s have been accepted and that the Professional Photographers of America has recertified me as a Certified Professional Photographer for another 3 years. To obtain recertification I had to demonstrate my continuing commitment to professional photography by attending 15 days of additional training over the past 3 years.

So what does this mean to you, my clients?






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Kar Kat Answers Readers Questions

by on Mar.21, 2014, under What's New

The e-mails have started arriving. So this week, Steve’s going to let me answer a couple of our readers’ questions.

Cynthia writes:  “You seem very talented, are you multi-lingual?”

Kar Kat responds:  I speak “CATonese” which is the universal language spoken by cats all around the world.  As a kitten, working in a Chinese factory I learned to understand Chinese but now, I mostly understand and respond to English.

Jennifer writes:  “Do you do all of this on your own?”

Kar Kat responds: No, everything around here is a team effort.  Most of my blog writing is done with the help of Dora. She’s our Director of First Impressions.  She reviews the blog as I create it, offers suggestions and helps by proof reading it when it’s finished.

Traci writes:  “I hear they make you live in their Jeep, is that true?”.

Kar Kat responds:  I grew up in a part of China with fierce, cold weather and cool summers. I worked in a factory that had no heat.  I actually prefer the cold of the Jeep at night to the hot studio.  It’s a lot more like what I’m used to.

Dora, Director of First Impressions reviews Kar Kats blog post.

Dora, Director of First Impressions reviews Kar Kats blog post.









Steve and I have been planning some really cool road trips over the next couple of months so stay tuned to the continuing adventures of Kar Kat, roadie extraordinaire.  But, in the meantime, stop by our studio for a chance to meet me. Oh, and get your family portraits artistically created while you’re here. When you call us at 916.359.7543, tell Steve Kar Kat sent you.

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The Adventures of Kar Kat

by on Mar.01, 2014, under What's New

The Adventures of Kar Kat.

It’s Kar Kat here again.  In case you don’t remember me, I’m the road manager or “roadie” for Steve and Lee here at Inner Vision Images. Today, I’m going to share one of my adventures with you.

A couple of weekends ago, Steve and I got to go to Pismo Beach.  While we were there we took a side-trip to the Monarch Butterfly Grove. When we got there, I helped Steve get his camera equipment ready so he could take pictures of all of the butterflies. I was thinking how exciting it would be to see 20,000 Monarch Butterflies. As he walked away from the Jeep I moved into my special spot on the steering wheel from where I could see all of the action.

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At first, Steve couldn’t see any butterflies.  They were hiding, in tight clusters up in the branches of the eucalyptus trees. They looked like clusters of leaves. They were really still and quiet. Steve said if he didn’t already know they were there, he would have missed them.  Not me, I notice everything.  Nothing escapes the eyes of Kar Kat.

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As soon as the sun broke through the clouds the butterfly clusters began to break apart and thousands and thousands of Monarch Butterflies were everywhere.  Steve took lots of pictures of them flying, and on the trees, and everywhere… even sitting on the back of someone’s camera. I went through all of the pictures.  Here are my favorites.

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Wow, what a great adventure we had! I’m looking forward to more adventures with Steve and Lee here at Inner Vision Images. And, oh yea, I’m supposed to tell you to stop on by and have your family portraits taken.  If you do, you can meet me, Kar Kat, roadie extraordinaire.

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The Adventures of Kar Kat

by on Feb.16, 2014, under What's New

Kar Kat writes this weeks Inner Vision Images BLOG

Kar Kat writes this weeks Inner Vision Images BLOG

I’m so excited.  I’ve been working for Steve and Lee here at Inner Vision Images since December and they have finally allowed me to write my first BLOG.

First, allow me to introduce myself.  My Name is Kar Kat and I’m the Road Manager here at Inner Vision Images.  Most of the time they just call me their “Roadie”.  The best part of my job is that I get to travel with them on all of their great adventures.

A little about me.  I was born in Chanchun, in Northeast China. My family worked in a large, mega-factory just outside the city.  As soon as I was 3 months old I began working in the factory as well. Our entire family held very important positions.  We were in charge of rodent control.  It was our jobs to make sure that there were no mice or rats anywhere in the factory.  As a reward for good work, we got to eat all the mice we caught. The bad part was that was all we got to eat so we had to work very hard.

The factory where I worked made lots of things. The area that I worked in made baby formula so every once in a while, in the cold winters when there weren’t very many mice one of the factory workers would sneak me a small bowl of formula to drink.  My sister, who thinks she knows everything, said it was because they wanted to make sure it was safe to drink and that it wasn’t because they were being nice.

One day, I chased a really large rat into one of the shipping containers that was being loaded.  Before I could get back out with my prize, I got locked in. Two weeks later, when they opened the container I was in Oakland, California. I was scared; everyone was talking to me in some strange new language.  They all seemed to understand me, but I sure couldn’t understand them. It’s was then that I knew I had to make a break for it. I snuck into the cab of one of the trucks and made my way to a place called Wal-Mart in Natomas.  It was there that I met Steve, my new boss.

Steve took me back to his photo studio and introduced me to the rest of his staff. He already had two other cats on his staff, Dora who is Director of First Impressions and greets all of the kids when they come to have their pictures taken and Lavender. They couldn’t quite explain exactly what it was that Lavender did. It sounded like she was a princess-in-training or something like that.  I would never have imagined that there could be a cat that didn’t have to earn its keep.

I live in their Jeep almost all of the time.  I really prefer it.  I’m used to really cold weather and haven’t gotten used to being inside.

Stay tuned for more.  They’re going to let me BLOG about my adventures.

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Glamour Photo Sessions

by on Jun.21, 2013, under What's New

About Glamour Photo Sessions

When one thinks of glamour photography, they often think of billboards, calendars magazines and the likes. Subjects are usually portrayed in an alluring or romantic fashion. Photos can be fully clothed or seminude. Although you may think you have to be a professional model in order to have a glamour photo shoot, this is not the case. Photographers make use of their high-end equipment, and artistic expression to create stunning glamour photographs of anyone. Glamour photographs are excellent for marketing rising musicians, models, actresses or actors but are equally fashionable for private and personal use such as a gift for their spouse. Photographers use cosmetics, lighting and advanced airbrushing techniques to produce a flaw free image.

Preparing For Your Glamour Photo Session

Always eat a healthy, but light, meal or snack an hour or so before your photo session. Photo sessions take a great deal of energy, and you do want get tired or irritable. Bring a friend along if it makes you more comfortable most photographers will not object to this if you ask ahead of time. Be sure to wear a clear deodorant that will not mark up your clothing. Check with your photographer if makeup is included in your session. Many photographers will offer a glamour package that includes hair, makeup and assistance with wardrobe. Do not wear perfume, as this can be overwhelming for a photographer. Bring a bottle or two of water so that you stay well hydrated. Remember, most of all, to stay relaxed and enjoy yourself. Be natural and leave the rest to the photographer whose job it is to enhance your strong points and create a captivating photo by painting through his/her lens.

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Yes, It Is All About Mom

by on Apr.10, 2013, under What's New

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th. What are you doing special for your mother or for the mother of your children? Why not invest in a gift that she’s sure to love and cherish forever, a family portrait. Wall portraits, prints and canvases from sessions photographed before April 30 will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day.

Sow your Mom how much you care and book a family portrait session today by calling Inner Vision Images, your family portrait specialists at 916.359.7543.

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by on Mar.30, 2013, under What's New

Don’t put away those new Easter clothes just yet!

Easter is the perfect excuse for portraits of the children. Young men in their ties and coats and the young girls in their spring Easter dresses and bonnets; what could be so cute?

Through the month of April we’re offering our E-Z as 123 Digital Portrait Sessions at the special spring price of just $65, regularly $95. Our E-Z as 123 Digital Portrait session is our easiest, most convenient session ever. ONE subject, TWO outfits and your choice of THREE digital images from the session. You select your images on the spot, we lightly retouch them and email the finished images directly to you. Easy, fast convenientient.

Our studio is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Saturday appointments fill fast so call us today at 916.359.7543 to reserve your very own Spring Portrait Session. Sessions are limited so call today!

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Check Out Our New Video

by on Dec.05, 2012, under What's New

We’ve put together a short video.  These are images from some of our latest shoots.  Click on the link below to view.




We can make magic out of your images as well.  When you book your next portrait session, ask how you can receive a video of selected images from your shoot.



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Relaxing Fido

by on Dec.03, 2012, under What's New

If you are like many people, your dog or dogs are an integral part of your family, and you want your pooch to be a part of your family portrait. While this may seem like a great idea, some dogs are more cooperative than others when it comes to having their photos to be taken. Packing a doggie bag for portrait day truly helps ease tension. Here, are a few things you could include:

Treats – Everyone loves a treat, especially your dog. Pack whatever your dog likes best.

Water – Bring a familiar dish and a bottle or two of water.

Rag – If your dog drools, pack a rag to keep him looking fresh.

Toys – Bring only the toys that your dog responds favorably too. There is no sense in bringing thing that he has not ever played with.

Crate or Bed – If your dog has a crate or bed where he finds safety, bring it. This provides a secure place for your dog to be until it is time to take the portrait. Keeping your dog calm before the shot is essential to success.

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A Thousand Words?

by on Oct.29, 2012, under What's New

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  If that’s really true, what’s a video worth?


We had the opportunity, thanks to our friends at Focus Media in Auburn to record a 60 second promotional video.  We thought we’d share it here, with you.

Let us know what you think.  Did it get our message across?  Does it give you a better understanding of what we do here at Inner Vision Images?


We at Inner Vision Images are your full service photography provider in the Sacramento area.

As one of Sacramento’s premier photography studios we create professional
-individual and family portraits,
-executive headshots,
-product images and much more.

In addition we also specialize in
-environmental portraits,
-on-site events, as well as
-commercial, editorial and architectural photography.

With 35 years of experience and a wide variety of specialized equipment we have fine-tuned our ability to help our clients with all types of photographic products, and can accommodate most photographic needs. We have a fully equipped studio, which allows us to create your vision and bring it to reality.

So whether it is for print media, the web, or for hanging above the mantle of your fireplace, Inner Vision Images brings professionally crafted results.  Call us at 916-359-7543 or visit our website at, so we can discuss your next project.

Thanks for watching.



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