One year and counting

 Its been a year already since I opened CMS Fotografica! Thank you so much for all that have supported me along this journey so far, it's scary to put yourself out there and venture into new territory.

 I've learned so much about the photography industry and respect so much my fellow photographers! You really have to wear a lot of hats as a photographer, its so much more than taking pictures, you have to create beautiful images in post editing (which can take hours), and find the right lab to process your prints and canvas. You also have to design a website from scratch and constantly refine it, create logos, stay on top of legal documents, stay on top of orders and social media, which are totally outside the creative box that we artsy people thrive in.  It's challenged me in ways that I didn't expect, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

In the next year I hope to continue to grow and improve and expand! Thank you again for helping me continue to grow!

Charmin Sacauskas

CMS Fotografica

Charmin Marie Sacauskas for CMS Fotografica

Photos capture moments in our lives, have the power to move you, and bring emotion to the subject on film. Photos are not just pictures that merely record facts, photos bring the facts to life!

Photography is my passion, my creative outlet, and my hobby since I was a child. I have always had a camera in my hand, and thank all my patient friends who have indulged my habit over the years as I photographed just about everything we have ever done!

My style and approach is unique, when doing portrait sessions I create a relaxing environment and vibe, like we are having a conversation that I happen to be capturing thru the lens. The photos come out  real and not overly posed. Travel has always been a huge part of my life and I have had the privilege of visiting many beautiful places (especially Italy!), and try to capture the mood and essence of each place.

I have been a successful Redken Master Specialist cosmetologist since 1999, and use the skills that I have learned in that field both in making sure my client looks and feels their best, and feels relaxed so their photos feel natural. I have worked also doing hair and make-up for weddings and special events thru out the entirety of my career, and offer these services in addition to Photography if desired so you can look fabulous from both sides of the lens!

I happily work behind the chair a Maribou Spa Salon in Folsom, CA (

Thank you! I would love to work with you!

Charmin Sacauskas

CMS Fotografica