Spring Mustard field sessions


I’m so excited for more than a week of sunshine, 60’s and maybe even 70’s! This is the perfect week for your mustard field sessions. The sun and warmth will dry the muddy fields in no time.

Remember these sessions are in a dirt field of WILD flowers. There are bugs and dirt so be mentally prepared for that and please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. I suggest long dresses and flat shoes with leggings or tights for the little girls. (Unless you think they will be ok in bare legs.) I will have a blanket to sit on and a small ladder for the kiddos to stand on too. If you have to wear heels, don’t wear stilettos or prepare to possibly sink if you do.

There’s no actual address for the field. It’s located on the corner of Del Paso Road and Power Line Road by Natomas and the airport. Take the Del Paso Road exit off Interstate 5 and drive West until it dead ends.

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Saturday, March 16th - Mini Sessions

5:50-6:00 - Lyndsey R

6:00-6:20 - Tiffany D

6:20-6:40 - Kristen R

6:40-6:50 - Terra B  

6:50-7:10 - Carrie T

Sunday, March 17th - Sunset Session

6:15-7:15pm - Kavisa W

Monday, March 18th - Sunset Session

6:15-7:15pm - Katelyn N


If you are scheduled for a mini session, please arrive 10 minutes early so you have time to get yourselves together before your session begins. Please keep a little bit of distance between you and the clients ahead of you until a minute or two before your time slot. Once it’s your time, just come on over and jump in. We’ll start shooting right away to take advantage of the time we have! I also set a timer so I’ll wave you over too!

If you are scheduled for an hour session, arrive on time or a couple minutes early if you need to do anything clothing-wise before we start.

There is a small shoulder across from the field where you can park. Please pull in closely to my vehicle so there’s room for the next people to park too.


The mini sessions are very quick, back-to-back sessions, so please don’t be late. If you are late, you will unfortunately lose your time. My cell phone number is 805-216-7667. I will have my phone on me, but may not be able to answer calls or respond to text messages if I’m in the middle of a session.


A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your mini session spot. The remaining balance of $200 or $100 (depending on your session length) is due the day of the session. If you haven't already, you can pay via Venmo, Paypal, cash or check. Please make checks payable to Courtney Carlmark and fill them out before your session begins.




If you are doing a mini session, please click on the link below to fill out a contract before the day of the session.

Link : http://www.courtneycarlmarkphotography.com/contract/mini

Password: ccpcontracts


Your session includes ten or 6 digital images (depending on the length of your session). You will be allowed to choose your favorite images via an online gallery. The gallery will be e-mailed to you within five days of the session (but likely a lot sooner). Once you choose your favorites, you need to contact me via e-mail, Facebook messenger or text message to let me know your list is complete. Once I hear from you, I will make final edits and send you another e-mail with the link to download the images. You can print wherever you want, but I highly recommend a professional lab rather than places like Walgreens, CVS, etc. The quality is substantially different! The gallery will be available for a month. You will also have the option to choose more than three images and can purchase them for $10 each.


If by rare chance you need a Print Release Form to print your images, click here. Also, please remember to credit Courtney Carlmark Photography on any social media posts. It’s greatly appreciated!

Can’t wait to see you!

If you still haven’t read this article on how to get the most out of your session, please do.

These photos were taken on a cloudy and cool day, so your session will be a lot sunnier and brighter! The cover photo at the top of this page is the field where we’ll be doing your sessions. There is a tiny patch of white and purple flowers, otherwise it’s yellow to the horizon. I can’t wait to see you all and please let me know if you have any questions!