.growing up. {redding, ca photographer}

It happened. The moment that I never in a million years thought would happen! Our son is a FRESHMAN! Yep! He’s graduated from 8th Grade & is now a FRESHMAN! Oh man! I really did think that Jesus would have come by now!

Sorry for the lack of blogging!!! Oh man! I feel like summer started in full swing! Literally!

Thank you all for your patience in e-mail responses & processing your orders! They are in que & will be done shortly!

Here are a few quick shots I grabbed before heading out the door to graduation! So happy I got these, because in all of the excitement I  didn’t get many with the whole family!!! nor did I get one with Conner’s Auntie, my sister, who flew all the way out to surprise him for his graduation! Seriously! Remind me next time to hire a photographer!!!!

Congratulations Conner!!!!!!!

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Thank you to all of our amazing friends & family who came & supported Conner & loved on him & blessed him! We are so thankful Conner has such incredible people pouring into his life!!!!

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.ingamae + kelly = sisters. {redding, ca photographer}

S I S T E R S

This shoot was so fun! Oh the giggles & smiles! It made me imagine both of these two young! How young at heart they were during the shoot!

Ingamae & I have been friends now for several years & how I love her!

If  you should ever meet her she will instantly want to take your pics… with her iphone! I often call her a PROFESSIONAL iPHONE photographer! LOL!

She was so excited to share the news that her sister was coming to visit!!!

Ingamae asked if we could do a little “mini” sister shoot! Oh how much fun we had!!!!

Kelly! AH! You are so wonderful! It was so fun meeting you & capturing you! You are absolutely stunning!

Inga! I love you! You radiate joy! It is so contagious!

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.the flacks. {Redding, CA Photographer}

Pretty much two or three times a week I hear … “Can we get together with the Flacks?” “Can we have the Flacks over?” “We should have a BBQ with the Flacks!”

I love this iphone shot!! Happy times together at In & Out.

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Our family absolutely loves & cherishes our friendship with the Flacks! Such an incredible family they are!!

Sort of a last minute shoot, Kami asked if we could pull something off for Mother’s Day! So, the Sunday before Mother’s Day the Flack Family had a photo shoot!

I was absolutely thrilled to capture them & the connection that their family so beautifully keeps! AHH!

Love you so much, Flack Family! You are truly an inspiration to us! The way you live & the way you love is incredible!

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.happy mother’s day. {redding, ca photographer}

There’s no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a good one! -Jill Churchill

Happy Mother’s Day Mothers!!! You are amazing & have the greatest calling!!!!!

Hope you feel celebrated & loved today! You are!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!! I love you so so so much!!!

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.celebrating. {Redding, CA Photographer}

I love my Mary Engelbreit daily quote calendar!! This was today’s quote & it just made me smile!!!

To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolute marvelous feeling. -Barbara Walters

A new website! A new brand! FIVE years of capturing beautiful faces! Celebrating a job well done! It feels so good to have it up & for the most part completed!!

I am so honored to capture the beauty of you! Thank you for believing in me through the years & giving me the honor of capturing your moment! Your YOU!! It means the world!!!

M A D D E L E N A  &   M A R C E L L O

About FIVE years ago I captured these two little cuties!! & for FIVE years I have been taking their pictures!

White trees in bloom we couldn’t resist a quick shoot! & to top it off a VW Bug!!! Oh man! I was in heaven!!!

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.happy birthday riann. {Redding, CA Family Photographer}

H A P P Y    B I R T H D A Y   R I A N N!!!!!

I’ve been holding out!!! I have! I have!! I was going to blog these right away & then thought… “oh I should wait until Riann’s birthday!!”

Guess what today is??? My sister’s birthday!! She is now only one year younger than me!!! LOL! We used to tease each other about that & for whatever reason it would rile me up! Memories!

Getting to capture my sister & her family was the greatest! Everything came together exceptionally & Mr. Lincoln was as happy and as cute as could be!!

I love you Riann! Happy Birthday! Today is the day we celebrate YOU! How amazing you are! How inspiring! Joyful + Cheerful! Young at heart! Athlete! Amazing sister! Amazing wife! & now AMAZING MOMMY!!!

I am so thrilled that you have Lincoln! Seeing you all lit up inside just brings me tears! & I so love that Lincoln is one day going to call me  ”AUNTIE”! He’s sooo cute!!!! & has probably changed so much since this shoot, but that’s another story!!

I love you Riann! Happy Birthday!! Hope you have the best day ever! I am with you in spirit!! So wish I could fly back & be with you!!!

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this picture below just makes me so happy!!!!

all because two people fell in love!! melt! IMG_0339

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auntie with her little buddy!!!! ahhh! i love you lincoln!!!! IMG_0733

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proud grandparents!!! ahh! so thankful! IMG_0693

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and my fave!!!! i love you riann!! thank you for being the most amazing sister! you are truly such a treasure & a gift to me & my life! thank you for being you & being so wonderful! Happy Birthday my sister!! I love you!IMG_0921

.& the winner of the $100.00 Starbucks Card.

Thank you ALL for your faithful comments!!! Truly! It means so so much!!! It so made blogging TWENTY-FIVE days in a ROW worth it!!!!

Ahhh! I cannot even begin to express how much it meant!!! Thank you! Thank you!

Thought it would be fun to make a video to announce the winner……

& because I love to show off the amazing families that I get to capture!!!

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