Creativity and family in focus at LivingStone Photography |

Creativity and family in focus at LivingStone Photography

Editor’s note: Erin Pardini and Randy Jackson, both longtime photographers, joined forces in January 2009 to open LivingStone Photography, and they opened a studio in downtown Grass Valley in July 2009.

We offer photography for all occasions, but specialize in weddings, high school senior portraits and children of all ages.

We have a working studio with a selection of background choices and professional lighting. We also photograph on location. We have a very relaxed, yet professional, approach to our photography, making our clients feel relaxed during an enjoyable session.

Most of our photographs are taken with a candid approach. Our style is definitely not the “posed” type of pictures that people are used to seeing. We like to have fun and love it when the client wants to join in on the creative process.

We’ve been given a huge opportunity to bring a different kind of photography to our community.

We are excited to be offering our “Little Beans” program. Why drive all the way to Roseville or Sacramento to get your children’s photos taken at the mall when you can visit us in our beautiful studio in downtown Grass Valley?

We offer free, 30-minute sessions and awesome membership programs to help our clients save money on prints.

We love working with our clients. We love being creative and providing our clients with high-quality, creative prints.

Because we work so closely with each client, and we optimize our schedule to focus on their shoot – for example, only one wedding on a weekend – we are limited in availability. That forces us to educate clients in the importance of scheduling.

We both came to this studio with a love for our work, our community and for our families. It is the support of our spouses and beautiful children that makes this possible.

We picked the name LivingStone for our business – a biblical reference – in gratitude for our many blessings.

Both Erin Pardini and Randy Jackson were raised in Nevada County.

Pardini started her photography career 20 years ago in Vero Beach, Fla. She has received numerous certificates from Rocky Mountain School of Photography, in Missoula, Mont.

She and her husband, Jeff, live in Nevada City with their four beautiful daughters.

Jackson has been capturing life through a lens for more than 15 years. He took photography during all four years of high school and studied graphic design in college.

He and his wife, Megan, live in Smartsville with their two sweet little girls.


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