.inga. {redding, ca photographer}

INGA

Do you ever– if you are married–or not– maybe you dream of who your bridesmaids would be? Right now, today? Sometimes I ask myself that.

Shooting weddings most weekends I just wonder…. Who would I have by my side…. Inga would be one!!

She has been such a constant & steady friend!!! Always encouraging, supporting, loving!! She literally leaves a comment on most every one of my pictures!!! It’s incredible!!!!!!!

On a fun note!!!!! Transformation Thursday!!!!!!! Seriously…. Here’s a shoot from 2010….& then 2013!!!!

Inga! You will forever make me smile!! I love you so so much!!!!

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.a best friends styled shoot. {redding, ca bssm capturing the heart workshop}

I have the incredible honor of teaching a class at Redding’s School of Supernatural Ministry. I have been teaching for about the last seven years & over the years I’ve gotten a little more inspired to create a styled shoot for the class!!!! Lots of team effort & hard work, but it’s 100% worth it!!!

This year’s inspiration came from a small group .. These ladies have met together consistently for I think the last three years or so. Just seeing them together & how fun they have together inspired me to want to capture them together… doing what they so love… being with each other!!!!

Thank you to the following……

My Family… Mom, Joe, Uncle Steve, & Aunt Shawna!! Thank you for helping me haul everything & clean, etc… I LOVE YOU!

Stephanie Hino of Double Dipped Calligraphy for the incredible art work!!!!

Katie Walden of the Floranthropist for the beautiful flowers, flower crown, & flower comb!! Takes my breath away!

Jessica Deacon, you know me.. Thank you for helping me style this & pull everything together!!!

Rifle Paper Co for your beautiful & most pretty place cards & wrap!

Jordana… You’re an incredible intern! Thank you for all of your help…

& my honey!! Thank you!!! Benjamin! For always believing in me!!!!!!!

Lauren, Sarah, Danielle, Renee, Jenna, & Michelle! Thank you for being my incredible models! It was so much joy to capture you & create this beautiful shoot!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!

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thank you Jarod for this awesome capture of the class!!!!
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.the hajec family. {redding, ca family photographer}

changing things up a bit!!! family pics!!! whooo hooo!!!!

Christmas is JUST around the corner!!

Get a head start & book your session now for those beautiful family photo presents & cards!!!

I had the absolute honor & pleasure of capturing Chico’s Amazing Newborn & Maternity Photographer, Emily Hajec, & her wonderful family!!

There is always a bit more butterflies when capturing another photographer…. So much pressure… LOL!! So enjoyed our session!!!

An absolute honor that you would have me capture you all!

Emily! You are amazing! So inspired by who you are & your work & your FAMILY! Absolutely gorgeous!

Loved the beautiful connection & love you have for each other!!!!

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.the floranthropist. {redding, ca photographer}

Creativity is so beautiful. I love when I have the chance to work with Katie, because it’s like instantly my creativity becomes more alive.

Katie had showcased her work the day before this shoot at the Bridal Faire & she texted, the next day, to see if I might want to come by and “have fun” with the flowers she used at the show.

OF COURSE!!! It was so magical! I was so happy! I felt like a little fairy out in the woods, just getting to have fun & do what I love.

Katie–Thank you! You mean the world to me. How stunning you are!!!! Wow!!

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.favorite thing #25 + starbucks giveaway. {happy christmas everyone}

MERRY CHRISTMAS from our FAMILY to YOUR’s!!!

I am so thankful for each of you! I am! I just hope you have the merriest of merry Christmas’s!

Here is a fun pic of the family from the Christmas Eve service that we attended tonight at the Civic!

It was really beautiful to focus on the birth of Jesus! & to celebrate Him! Sing Christmas songs! & be with family!  So so thankful!

Happy Birthday Jesus!!

& yeah for iphone selfies!!

(christmas card pics will be released soon, but literally they are going in the mail late!!! better late than never, right?? had to get over it!)

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So!!! Favorite Thing 25! Yes ! Yes!

I am sure you know what THIS FAVORITE thing is, since it hasn’t been mentioned ALL 25 days!!!

Yep!! Favorite thing #25 is STARBUCKS! But what you ask…

This year my favorite thing from Starbucks has been the insulated cup! I have ka-tripled my intake of water because of these cups! Seriously!

Sooooo!!! ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY!

Leave a comment & tell facebook or instagram to participate in the give away & you could win:

Winner will be selected after the first of the year!

1. A $20.00 Starbucks Gift Card

2. the Oh What Fun insulated cup

3. a fun STARBUCKS ornament

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I’m REALLY excited about this post!!!!

Today, Christmas Day is Hudson’s FIRST birthday!!!! Happy Birthday Buddy!!!!

I have never had a Christmas Birthday, so I am THRILLED to be sharing little Hudson today!! & his beautiful family!

Happy ONE YEAR Birthday Hudson!!!!!!

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.favorite thing #23 + give-away. {redding, ca photography}

Favorite Thing #23 is probably one of the TOP faves of 2014.

Literally! I think I bought over 10 of them! I know. I know.

I bought one for myself & then gave it to a dear friend. Had to have another, & gave it away. Bought a few more just to have in case I gave some away..

I felt like it was a giving-key-bracelet……

 & then bought a few for gifts, etc! Needless to say it’s REALLY my favorite! So close to my heart!

This year was definitely a year to be BRAVE! To take risks! To be stronger than possibly imaginable.

To brave loving! To brave new! To brave!

I found the bracelet in this really HAPPY place in Redding called Altered Wing Studios!!! Such a treasure store!!!

Favorite Thing #23: You Make Me Brave bracelet made by the amazing Anne Ballard of the Crowning Jewels!  who sells her beautiful things in Altered Wing Studios!!!!!

I want to give one away to YOU!

Leave a comment & tell me how you have had to be brave this year!!!!!!

I will randomly pick a winner the first week of January!

I need to get some momentum going on these give-aways!!

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Again! I owe the success of this shoot to Kira!!!! She had these boys full attention… had them giggling! I was in awe!!! 

Of course SMARTIES always do the trick, but Kira played a huge part in their smiles!

Havilah & Ben Cunnington are true inspirations! Havilah is starting a really cool Bible study in January!!! Jump in & get started! I’m signed up & cannot WAIT!

Here is a link to sign up!

Anyways- truly honored that they would have me capture their beautiful family!!! Truly! Truly! So much fun! So many giggles & lots of dirty knees… Yeah for black jeans!!

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.favorite thing #22. {redding, ca family photographer}

Favorite Thing #22

I have been loving blankets & all things cozy this season. I don’t know if it is just the amount of rain, but I do love all things cozy!

Favorite Thing #22 was supposed to be in our family photo shoot, but our parcel key broke & it was stuck in the mail box….  Next year!

Favorite Thing #22 Sackcloth & Ashes!

I am in LOVE with these blankets!!!! So excited to do some shoots with these & I just love that for everyone purchased one is given to a homeless shelter!

Order one today or pick one up at an Anthropologie!!

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Seriously this shoot is one of my favorites! It just makes me smile when I think about it!

Kira, my oldest daughter deserves an award! She helped with with the big family shoots & they would not have been a success without her!

She is a natural & all of the kids just LOVED her!!!! Thanks Kiki girl! It was fun working with you!!!!!!

Bob & Kimberly are incredible! The gift of family on their life is remarkable! Their story is jaw-dropping! So excited to see what God is doing in them & through them!

Their family grew this year from 3 kids to 5! So exciting! & so fun!

This shoot was one to remember! Well at least this shot is!

You see most of the time family shoots are busy & for lack of better words chaotic! Really! I know! I know, but with five kids under five, it just is…

You pray & hope they turn out– well, I know they will, but yah know, in the middle of it all, that perfect shot.. it’s a gamble.

This shot here is the real deal!!! It makes me so happy we caught it!!!!!!!

Cade didn’t want to old Ari. Eli just was sad most of the shoot, & Ari & the baby were good to go!

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You are incredible, Bob & Kimberly! Thank you for the amazing shoot! Your patience is astounding!

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one more time just because I know it will make you smile again!

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.favorite thing #20. {redding, ca photographer}

Okay! So I am super excited about this FAVORITE #20!!!

REALLY Excited!

I received two of these candles as gifts on the same day & let me just tell you I was in HEAVEN! Smell heaven!

I have to say, I love candles! I really do!! BUT these candles are extra special!

My daughter’s best friend & her mom have started a candle making business & let’s just say the candles are AWESOME!

If you need a last minute Christmas gift!!! These candles are perfect!!! or just a lovely smell in your house!!! these are a GOOD Stink!!!

Favorite Thing #20 : The Good Stink Candle

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I believe this marks seven years capturing the cortopassi family!

Had to change locations up this year for the shoot!!! Drove up into the woods. Despite how cold it ended up being, we had a great shoot!!

Love you all so so much! Thank you for the honor of getting to photograph you every year!!!!

Such a beautiful family you have! I love you all so much!

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