Today I leave for San Francisco. Tomorrow I leave for Ireland. My husband Ben is coming with me. It will be our first time, being married in thirteen years, that we’ve been on a plane together. A dream come true. The next part of the dream is for the whole family to fly… anywhere! My kids want to ride on an airplane with all their hearts!!!

It’s so wild how things we dream for do come true. As I look at my life & all that it has become tears flow so gently down my cheeks! If you would’ve asked me three years ago if I was going to be a photographer, and even further, photographing a wedding in Ireland I would’ve said that you were crazy!!!! My life has changed in so many ways. Dreams are starting to unfold in ways that I couldn’t imagine. More interestingly, the dreams are not only my dreams, but I feel like they are the Father’s dreams for me. I always have an idea of how something is going to turn out or become, but most all of the time, when I link my heart to His heart, my dreams are even better!!! & they turn out even better!!!!

Don’t ever lose hope. Continue to dream! Continue to pursue your dreams!

With that being said I will be out of the office until August 30th! ┬áSeniors, it’s not too late to book your session!!! Feel free to e-mail me to set something up!!!!


..just had a photo session with the amazing photographer kara stewart & her girls!! such an honor!! & just a little glimpse of the shoot!!

.lady in red. {Redding, CA Engagement Photographer}

About a year ago Melissa did some modeling for me & had brought this beautiful red dress to the shoot. Knowing she was dating David, and they were pretty serious I asked her to hold the dress for their engagement shoot! I just had this feeling that it would make for the most amazing engagement photos! The dress, along with the beautiful couple, made stunning photos! I couldn’t be more happier! It was such a great shoot! Both David & Melissa were so anticipating the shoot, ready to pose it up, ready to have fun, & willing to try anything! Thank you both for the honor of capturing the magic that you share!!

.lilly. {Redding, CA Senior Photographer}

It has been several years now that I have known, Lily, to be exact, four years! I have watched her become such an amazingly beautiful incredible lady!! I cannot believe that she is a SENIOR!!!  Lily! Have a wonderful Senior year! I am so excited to see where life takes you! Love you girl! You are so incredible!! Happy Senior Year!!! Here are a few of my faves! I might have to blog a few more! Too many to chose from!!!

.amanda. {Redding, CA Shasta High School SENIOR Photographer}

Hello class of 2011!!! I love the sound of that, 2011! I wish I was graduating in 2011, it sounds much better than 1994!!!!! Okay, just admitted I am really OLD! Yesterday I photographed my FIRST 2011 Senior!! Miss Amanda! We had a great adventure of a photo shoot!

We started out at the Cascade, perfect place to meet, & come to find out her Grandfather helped build the Cascade Theatre!! We ventured through Redding, up until the sunset! It was a great way to start my Senior Sessions!!!

If you are a Senior & need to book a session, e-mail me today to set something up!!!! Happy 2011!! Best wishes, Amanda! Hope you have the best year EVER!

and had to play with the lights of a car. something I have been wanting to do for a while. amanda was up for the experiment!! gonna try this with some extra lights next time…