About Me

I am from Northern California, studied at UC Santa Cruz and the Academy of Art. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and a lucky Mama to four beautiful kids. I homeschool my little monkeys, and cook us mostly everything from scratch. I'm always up for an adventure . . . I love being in nature; camping is my happy place. 
 

California Sierra Foothill Coverage Areas: Auburn, Loomis, Nevada City, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento

California Bay Area Coverage Areas: Concord, Clayton, Lafayette, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek

I LOVE TO TRAVEL AND AM HAPPY TO COME TO YOU FOR OUR SHOOT!

My goal is to capture your moments, not just your smiles. I want your authentic, true selves! I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable! Your shoot should be fun -- like we are just hanging out together getting some really amazing shots! 

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Features

Exclusive In House Photographer for Corporate Hippie Connection

Published Movement & Photography article

Published Nursing article & self portraits

Gear

canon 5d mark iv

canon 5d mark iii

35mm lens

50mm lens

85mm lens

24-70mm lens

70-200mm lens

portable backdrop

TEstimonials

"Aimee always captures such beautiful moments!  Being a mom is hard and seeing the connection between me and my kids means so much to me.  Aimee is fun to work with and picks interesting and beautiful places to shoot.  I love my photos and l highly recommend choosing Aimee as your photographer!" - Stephanie

"I found Aimee O'Brien Photography through a Facebook group and she did a great job. I recommend her! I chose her over many other recommendations. Her price was reasonable, she was communicative, and really helpful during the shoot. Thank you, Aimee! Your work will be on the wall of my home for probably a lifetime! That's incredible." - Jenny

FAQ

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK A SESSION?

At the time of booking, I require a non-refundable retainer (half of your shoot fee) to secure your booking date. The remainder of payment is due 2 days before the date of our shoot. I offer an exclusive location and style guide to assist with finding the best backdrop and outfits for our shoot. If we are doing a branding session, then we will often shoot at your place of business. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING OUR SESSION?

I want you to feel comfortable, confident and like the best version of yourself! My goal is for you to have an easy relaxed photo session and get some incredible images. I offer a professional product & service. There will be times when I pose you during our shoot, but mostly I just want to capture your most authentic natural selves without forced smiles. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER OUR SESSION?

Within 4 weeks of our photoshoot, I will email you a link to your online gallery where you can view and download your images handpicked and edited by me. You can also order prints and specialty products like bamboo wall art and Printed Cards directly from your gallery. If you are eager to see a few shots, follow me on Instagram and Facebook, and I will post some of my favorites from our session. 

 

WHAT TIME OF DAY WILL OUR PHOTOSHOOT BE?

Outdoor shoots are at sunset. I always shoot at golden hour which is 60-90 minutes before sunset. Indoor shoots are usually between 9am -2p. 

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

I am a mom to 4, so I completely understand how unexpected things can happen. I allow one complimentary reschedule. If you need to reschedule, please give me as much notice as possible so I have time to fill your date with another client. Your retainer will be applied to my next available date that works for us both. If you need to reschedule again, there is a $150 fee. I do this because I am reserving that one date/time just for you, and I often am so booked that I turn business away.