Sly Park Senior Photography, Placerville CA | Wong - Sergey Bidun
Senior portrait session at Sly Park in Pollock Pines, California


Like with every outdoor senior photo session that Bidun Studio Photography schedules, we always plan to be at the location two hours before sunset time. The “golden hour” as it’s often referred to, is the perfect time for taking those beautiful warm sun-lit portraits. During Wong’s senior Sly Park photography session we knew how important it was to capture the senior at this beautiful location at the perfect time. Bidun Studio photography team always strives to arrive to photo sessions slightly ahead of time to properly plan out each photography location and timing. Sly Park Lake is located near Placerville, California, in the heart of the El Dorado National Forest, and it took Sergey Bidun about an hour to get there from his Sacramento studio.

The senior photo session started with portraits on the beach, and given that the photoshoot was on a weekday, the whole beach was clear and all to ourselves. The sun was still a bit harsh, so Sergey Bidun played around with different angles and lenses, to be able to capture Wong in some creative portraits as well as full body images. This way is also a great opportunity for senior photographer to get to know his clients better and for the senior to get acquainted with the photographer and his camera. Wong was very natural in front of the camera, and was super excited to try out different locations throughout the Sly Park Recreational Area. She came in very prepared as well, bringing in different outfits, accessories and hats. Little things such as hats can bring in so much authenticity into the senior photography session. As one of Sacramento top senior photography studios, we always encourage seniors to bring things that are meaningful for them and try to incorporate that into the photo session.

Sun started setting down a bit and we started getting the beautiful soft tones of the golden hour. After a quick outfit change, we went down the dock to take more portraits closer to the water. The Jenkinson Lake had the perfect clear water that day with a beautiful reflection. It gave us a chance to take many creative senior portraits on the dock, which will look so amazing in her senior album! The gorgeous scenery and crisp air at the Sly Park, were a great bonus to this senior portrait session. We kept taking more beautiful portraits at the dock, experimenting with the different hats that Wong brought with her. The images we took on the dock are definitely our favorites from the whole gallery, there’s something so calming and interesting in each of those portraits.

The Sly Park has so many natural photography props that could be used in creative portrait photography. We encountered a chunky dry log on the beach, and quickly decided to take some photos with it. Gotta say, it was a great addition to Wong’s senior photography gallery. Photographers are talented creatives, and for us it’s a fun challenge to be able to use surroundings and incorporate it into the photo session. Each portrait photographer has their own vision and way of seeing everything around them, and the end result will always be different and unique. That’s what motivates us, at Bidun Studio Photography, to keep pushing our creativity to the max. With a good variety of senior portraits and images with wide lens, we stopped by a place where there were a lot of fallen leaves. What is the best way to end a fun senior session, than to have a golden leaves-fall? Wong didn’t mind that, and with a help of an assistant, Sergey Bidun was able to take some more artistic senior portraits.

Bidun Studio Photography is an award winning boutique photography studio that specializes in providing a custom high school senior photography experience in the Sly Park and all Northern California. At Bidun Studio, we specialize in modern, fashion-inspired custom senior portraits and customize each photo session to each of our unique seniors. Our portrait photography team strives to make every senior session a fun and creative experience, as we capture authentic portraits that reflect the unique personality of each client. As one of Sacramento top senior portrait photographer studios, we aim to take photos that will take your breath away and an experience that you will remember for many years. Our boutique photography studio is located in Sacramento, California but we are happy to travel and provide services as Sacramento senior photographer, Roseville senior Photographer, Granite Bay senior photographer, Folsom senior photographer, El Dorado senior photographer, Elk Grove senior photographer, Sly Park senior photographer, Napa senior photographer and the surrounding areas.