With an abundance of sunshine and outdoor delights, California’s capital, Sacramento — also known as the City of Trees — is bringing in creatives from across the country who are looking to create stellar art. If you have a blank wall space or a photo album in need of filling, get in touch with one of the following shutterbugs. With that said, check out the most noteworthy Sacramento fine art photographers.
1. Sergey Bidun
Working both in studio and on location, Sergey Bidun is a Sacramento-based portrait photographer with a creative fine art approach. Each one of his sessions includes a consultation on the creative vision you’re both looking to capture, as well as the wardrobe that best suits that vision. Sergey’s style creates gorgeously soft skin, smooth backgrounds, and vivid eye catchlights that give the feel of a classic painting without a digital appearance. His work makes us think of fine art heirloom wall paintings, employing a similar tonal range for that timeless element.
2. Nadeen Flynn
Nadeen Flynn is a Sacramento fine art photographer with a love of landscape and still-life imagery. Her work has been featured in several publications, including Click Magazine, Growing Heirloom Flowers, Outdoor Photographer Blog, and more. We love how many of her landscape images show the dynamism of nature.
In addition, she works in a variety of lighting environments that provides a lot of contrast among her photography. Instead of the usual bright noon and golden-hour/blue-hour images, we get overcast gloom, misty mornings, and much more — all graded in a vibrant yet realistic color palette that keeps us coming back for more. Nadeen also runs photography workshops for beginner and intermediate photographers in Sacramento.
3. Gary Wagner
Artist, author, and photographer Gary Wagner specializes in fine art monochrome landscapes. By excluding color, he brings our attention to form, details, lighting, tonal range, and contrasts, as well as other elements that are normally overwhelmed by vibrant colors. His work is a great example of how specialization leads to mastery; we love how well he conveys motion, time, and scale through his monochrome landscape images. Gary’s photography takes us on a journey through California, Iceland, Oregon, and other locations around the globe.
Jennifer Clapp exemplifies the very best of the fine art wedding world. She uses a bright, airy style, emphasizing glowing highlights, as well as a mixture of intimate and spacious compositions to create photographs with real impact. Her colors use a subdued, almost pastel palette that’s gentle on skin tones and works incredibly well with white outfits and natural light. We love how much of Jennifer’s work takes on a documentary angle as well. Instead of focusing solely on planned poses, many of her images show emotion from spontaneous angles that give her work a sense of authenticity and nuance.
5. Amy Wright
If you’re in need of a photoshoot for your family, newborn, or child, Amy Wright is one of the best fine art photographers in Sacramento right now. She shoots both in studio and on location using a unique natural light style. Looking through her portfolio, we love how much she embraces shadow as much as light. Shadows carry elements of story like window blinds and golden-hour tones for a story element that works well with each portrait. Amy’s monochrome images use a film-like look that we particularly enjoy. Her work would look incredible in a photo album, online, hanging on a wall, or used in any other fine art context.
Scott Norris is a photographer and environmental science writer with a knack for combining his love for both science and artistry into visuals. In his own words, “My photography is driven simply by my personal search for meaning, and by the desire to give some concrete form to my own particular world view. I see photography as a tool for both documentary and philosophical investigation, as well as a vehicle for artistic expression.”
Looking through his portfolio, we see themes of intimacy, including humans and their interactions with the environment, as well as landscapes divorced from human contact. His fine art is meant for consideration and contemplation, a story to ponder rather than being simply told what’s going on. This sort of artistry is what makes Scott one of the most talented fine art photographers in Sacramento.
7. Brittany Williams of Sage Dove
Covering lifestyle, family, and wedding shoots across Northern California, Brittany Williams boasts a fantastic eye for environmental portraiture. Choosing environments as pleasing to the viewer as her subjects, she has a portfolio that takes us on journeys through flowery meadows, farm yards in the afternoon, urban parks, and other unforgettable locations. Brittany’s fine art style incorporates muted tonalities and glowing highlights for a timeless look that works in many contexts and subjects of all ages. We also enjoy the soft focus style she occasionally employs.