now booking back to school mini sessions only $49

We're so glad you're here!

 

Photography connects us to you, it draws us into your story. We photograph for hearts; for those once in a life time connections we have with our clients, where we can truly see into your story. We strive to create an artistic visual representation in each chapter of your life, leaving you with more than memories to cherish, but a tangible representation of something precious that you’ll have for a lifetime.

 

You can view our current availability and book 24/7 using our book now button below!

Get to know us

We Love

FAMILY. PHOTOGRAPHY. COMMUNITY.

 

Hello! We're Justin and Betsy Erickson, Owners and Founders of Essence Photography! We started in 2009 with a vision to capture more than a photo, but the Essence of each person. We realized RELATIONSHIP and connection are at the heart of truly capturing someone's story. SO that's exactly what we do, this is more than a business, it's a family. We value every connection made and recognize the gift it is to be invited into your life.

 

We believe in growing both as people and as a studio. Always giving the best to our community and our clients. So we're always expanding our photography family and team.

 

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT US:
We have 7 kids, yep, 7! We love families and are extremely patient.
What's your favorite family tradition?
Christmas Eve, Eve, we wear pajamas and take our kids to a late showing of a movie.
OUR WHY:
People are and always will be our why, We love people, and we love the connections created through photography.
My dream vacation:

◉ The Ocean

ⓑ City Adventure

ⓒ Camping in the Mountains

Photo Courtesy of Vicky Sjolander
Photo Courtesy of Vicky Sjolander

happening now at essence photography

Back to School Mini Sessions

Only $49

10 Minute Studio Session

1 digital image | printing Rights

ADD ON ALL DIGITAL IMAGES FOR AN ADDITIONAL $49

Autumn Mini Sessions

$175

Includes 15 Minute Outdoor Session

All Edited Digital Images & Printing Rights

 

 

"Betsy and her team rock. They've been there for every step of my family's journey. From engagement photos to wedding, maternity, and now my son's baby photos. They are always professional, kind, and get photos back in a timely manner. Most importantly, the photos are beautiful, quality pictures to treasure for a lifetime."

Photography Services

WE ARE YOUR FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO! WE OFFER BOTH OUTDOOR AND STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES FOR EVERY CHAPTER IN YOUR STORY! FROM I DO, TO BABY BUMP, AND BEYOND!

OUTDOOR SERVICES

 

We love outdoor sessions and have private property exclusively available to us for capturing your story! We also can suggest numerous beautiful location options within the Redding area.

We specialize in Family, Maternity, Senior Portraits, Commercial Photography, Engagement Photos, Event Photography, Adoption Photography, and more!

MINI SESSIONS $299

FULL SESSIONS STARTING AT $500

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS STARTING AT $600

ELOPEMENT COLLECTIONS AT $1,400

FULL WEDDING COLLECTIONS STARTING AT $3,000

STUDIO SERVICES

FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

LOCATED AT 2029 HILLTOP DR. REDDING, CA

 

We specialize in Family, Childrens Portraits, Newborn Sessions, Professional Head Shots, Graduation Photos, Santa Photos, Easter Bunny Photos, and SO MUCH MORE!

SEASONAL MINI SESSIONS STARTING AT $49

BIRTHDAY SESSIONS $150 | FAMILY SESSIONS $200

PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOT $75 | AND MORE!

OUR MOST POPULAR SERVICES

OUTDOOR MINI SESSIONS

$299

 

A 20-30 MINUTE SESSION LOCATED ON OUR

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE PROPERTY IN EAST REDDING.

 

INCLUDES ALL HIGH RESOLUTION

DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINTING RIGHTS

(50-100 ON AVERAGE)

 

PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, MATERNITY SESSIONS, SENIOR PORTRAITS AND MORE! INCLUDES UP TO 6 PEOPLE

(ADD ON ADDITIONAL PEOPLE FOR ONLY $10 EACH)

 

IMAGES DELIVERED ONLINE VIA OUR ONLINE GALLERY

(IMAGES ARE DELIVERED WITHIN 1 WEEK ON AVERAGE)

 

MATERNITY & NEWBORN

$650

 

INCLUDES OUTDOOR MINI MATERNITY SESSION

30 MINUTE OUTDOOR SESSION

ALL EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINTING RIGHTS

USE OF OUR COLLECTION OF MATERNITY DRESSES

 

INCLUDES STUDIO NEWBORN SESSION

1-2 HOUR STUDIO NEWBORN SESSION

ALL EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES

USE OF OUR NEWBORN PROPS & SWADDLES

 

DIGITAL IMAGES ARE DELIVERED VIA ONLINE OUR ONLINE GALLERY. IMAGES CAN BE DOWNLOADED

AND SHARED.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

$75

 

UPDATE YOUR PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOT

 

(HEAD SHOT PHOTOS TAKE PLACE AT
OUR STUDIO LOCATED ON HILLTOP DR. IN REDDING, CA)

 

 

INCLUDES A 5 MIN SESSION

1 EDITED DIGITAL IMAGE WITH PRINTING RIGHTS

IMAGE DELIVERED ONLINE VIA OUR ONLINE GALLERY

 

(IMAGES ARE DELIVERED ON AVERAGE WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS)

 

 

 

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CONNECT WITH US! WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR STORY!

 

YOU CAN BOOK SERVICES ONLINE 24/7 USING OUR ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM. HOWEVER WE ARE HERE TO HELP! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONNECT! WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Office Hours:

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

 

Studio Location:

2029 HILLTOP DR. REDDING, CA 96002

 

Phone:

530-338-2889

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We can't wait to meet you and capture your story!