July 12, 2018

Studio 101 West Photography Has a New Website!

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new website for Family and High School Senior Portraits! The new website has a fresh new look with new photo galleries, tons of information, and it's completely mobile friendly. We liked our old website just fine but with the changes in search engine optimization (SEO) and mobile device compatibility it was time for a major upgrade. We finished the commercial photography side of it a couple of months ago and now have the portrait side working, just in time for high school senior portraits.

On the landing page you will find links to the four main areas of photography I specialize in. Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, Headshots and Commercial Product and Architecture Photography.
Family Portrait Photography - High School Senior Portraits - Business Headshots - Architectural Photography - Commercial Photography - Studio 101 West Photography


For commercial clients looking for architecture, business portraits, headshots, product photography or commercial people photography we have a separate url and landing page just for you. It also takes you right to my drone work and stock photography pages. That way you get right to what your looking for.

Architectural Photography - Headshots and Corporate Lifestyle - Product Photography - Drone Photography - Studio 101 West Photography

The website was produced by our in-house marketing and design department so it not only highlights my work but is also a great example of what Deborah can do at Studio 101 West Marketing & Design.

For more information about Studio 101 West Photography:
Call us: (805) 235-3801
Email us: info@studio101west.com
Web: Studio101West.com
Commercial Website: Studio101WestPhotography.com

June 20, 2018

Congratulations High School Class of 2018 - Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles Senior Portraits

We want to say congratulations to the graduating Class of 2018 from Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles High Schools! Especially to all the seniors that came to  Studio 101 West Photography for their high school senior portraits. I had a blast working with you to create some stunning and fun senior pictures. Thanks for being a Studio101Senior and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.


fun senior portraits
To see more of our photography check out our website at: www.stuido101west.com
Be sure to check back in July 2018 when we will launch our all new website.

February 26, 2018

Baby Layla at 4 Weeks - Studio Portraits in Atascadero

Four-week Baby Portrait - Studio 101 West Photography

I don't photograph a lot of babies, but when a old client comes in with their new grandbaby and some great ideas of what they like, it can be a fun challenge. After being a full time photographer for 30 years I pretty much know how to shoot just about anything and I know babies like a warm and soft environment so I turned up the heat and put her on a pre-warmed soft fuzzy blanket. I also used the biggest, softest studio light I have to give it that big warm window light feel.

Baby in Guitar Case - Infant Portrait - Studio 101 West Photography
This is one of my favorites. Both dad and grandpa are guitarists so we came up with this idea to use one of their guitar cases. To me it was much more personal than using a basket or wrapping them up like a cocoon in some unnatural position.
Sweet Baby Portrait - Sibling Photo - Baby Photo Shoot - Studio 101 West Photography
Here are some with Layla and Ava her 6 year old big sister. Ava did awesome even when her baby sister peed all over her legs and the background. (I gotta get some puppy pads in the studio for next time.)

Baby Photoshoot - Sibling Infant Portrait - Studio 101 West Photography
Atascadero Baby Portrait - Guitar Baby Shoot - Studio 101 West Photography
Here she is with Dad's guitar and Grandpa's hat.

January 8, 2018

Top Ten San Luis Obispo Studio Headshots of 2017

Atascadero business headshot - head shot - studio business portrait - Studio 101 West Photography
Getting headshots or business portraits in San Luis Obispo County is much easier than you might think. Most of my headshot sessions are done in less than 30 minutes. That's enough time to discuss your photo needs, pick the right background and outfit, and get at least two headshots that you love. If after the first look through there is nothing that you really like, we can make changes to the lighting, background, or clothing and shoot some more. We both have the same goal—to get headshots that make you look your best. When they are done, most of my customers tell me that the process was much easier than they had expected. I shoot a lot of outdoor business portraits too, but here are 10 of my favorite studio headshots from 2017.
San Luis Obispo Business Headshot - Studio 101 West Photography

Business Portrait - Executive Headshot - Studio 101 West Photography

Executive Portrait Photographer - Atascadero Portrait Studio - Studio 101 West Photography

Paso Robles Business Headshot - Atascadero Business Portrait Studio - Studio 101 West Photography

Business Headshot - Head Shot - Executive Portrait - Studio 101 West Photography

Business Headshot - Atascadero Business Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography

Realestate headshot - Sales Portrait - Marketing Headshot - Studio 101 West Photography

Atascadero Business Headshot Photographer - Business Portrait - Studio 101 West Photography


San Luis Obispo Business Photographer - Headshots - Studio 101 West Photography
Most of our studio headshots are shot on a white background, which we can control with light to be brighter or darker. We have many other backgrounds to choose from as well, if you have something specific in mind. If you have specific corporate requirements please let us know and we will be glad to match them.

To find out more visit our Business Portrait Website.  To make an appointment you can call 805-235-3801 or email Studio 101 West today.

December 20, 2017

Grand Portrait Shoot - Grandkids and Grandparents, Paso Robles Ranch Portraits


Outdoor Family Portrait - Paso Robles Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
The day after Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of photographing three different families at three different locations. One of them was the McLaughlin kids and their grandparents on a ranch north of Paso Robles. The kids were so fun and well behaved it helped me realize again why I love doing family portraits. I was like a kid in a candy store with a thousand acres of rolling, oak studded hills to choose from and everyone was so nice to work with.

Outdoor Family Portrait - Paso Robles Kids Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
Paso Robles Ranch Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography

RanchFamily Portrait - Paso Robles Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography

Outdoor Family Portrait - Paso Robles Ranch Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography

Paso Robles Family Portraits - Outdoor Ranch Photo Shoot - Studio 101 West Photography

Outdoor Family Portrait - Paso Robles Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
Grandpa found something interesting in nature.

Outdoor Family Portrait - Paso Robles Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
A furry piece of poop!

Ranch Family Portrait - Paso Robles Family Portraits - Studio 101 West Photography
Hanging out on grandpa's bridge.


Celebrate your family by booking a family portrait session.
Find out more at: www.studio101west.com