.little posh princess. {www.littleposhprincess.com}

I love that everything in life somehow prepares us for something. I started out taking pictures of my girls for eBay & then for a few on-line boutiques & from there became who I am today, a photographer! I look back & am so thankful for my eBay years! The girls have been modeling for www.littleposhprincess.com ever since it began several years ago! Unfortunately, & happily at the same time, they are growing up, & don’t get to model as much, but when they do, oh how excited they are, especially Madison!!!

Be sure to head over to www.littleposhprincess.com! Leslie has the most ADORABLE outfits for your girl(s)! The Christmas Dress that Madison modeled is a must! & not itchy at all!!!!!

HAVEN GIRL has been one of our favorite brands! The quality is fabulous! & the bling & funk makes it even more fab!

I had to do this outfit outside! Absolutely LOVED it! Joah Love! Be sure to check it out!

& for the Fancy Nancy side! or shall I say, YOU NEED THIS SIDE! by Stella Ruby!  These were ahhhmazing! Loved them both! Madison REALLY loved them!!!!!

They are everything a little girl needs, because they.. yep, TWIRL!

 

.amanda : class of 2012. {Senior Photographer Redding, CA}

“I was a little girl, alone in my little world, who dreamed of a little home for me.

I played pretend between the trees, & fed my house guests bark & leaves, & laughed in the pretty bed of green.

I had a dream; That I could fly from the highest swing, I had a dream!

-Priscilla Ahn

Amanda! Oh how special you are! I absolutely think the world of you! What a treasure you are! & girl! So beautiful!

I cannot believe you are a senior! OMG! I remember first meeting you & first watching you dance! You are remarkable!

Keep pursuing all that you love & never give up! Give it all you’ve got & reach higher than you think you can reach, because whatever you go after will be your’s!

 

.rudi = class of 2012. {Redding, CA Senior Photography}

You might recall this picture from the sneak peak! I just had to blog it again! AHH! How I love this picture! It so speaks of possibility! Of dreams! Of going forward!

I had a few butterflies starting Rudi’s shoot. She wanted balloons, she wanted to be shot with a view beyond her, & the shoot was at 1:30! Such a hot spot of the day!

I had to be brave! I could do it! I was born for this! There are times when we are confronted with a challenge, but instead of looking at all of the “doubts”, we have to find what’s right with the situation & go for it!

Take a L E A P! ( i know, i know– i’m kind of cheesy!)

0ff to our next location we stopped off at the bridge! oh Redding how beautiful all of your locations are!

The lighting was perfection!  This part of the shoot was so enchanting & magical! I felt like I was shooting a fairy tale! Rudi! You are gorgeous, girl!


& because I fell in love with this shot of Rudi & her sweet pup!

.anton + heather. {Butte Meadows, CA Wedding}

Tucked away… about two hours from Redding, in a place I never knew existed, is the most beautiful cabin & enchanting forest! Butte Meadows, CA! The weather was calling for rain. I was praying it away, but rain it did! We drove up to the location & in awwwee I was, as there before me was the most beautiful display of pumpkins I had ever seen! As we drove in closer to the venue, more pumpkins & more pumpkins! I knew this wedding was going to be special because there were PUMPKINS! AHH!

Anton & Heather’s dream was to share this day with their closest friends & family! They weren’t worried about all of the “wedding” traditions, but just wanted to celebrate their love, & oh how they did! It was absolutely beautiful! & I have to say, the rain didn’t hold them back. We found all the dry spots the forest gave us! I loved looking for the “dryest” dirt during out time capturing them! & after everything was completed, they stood in the rain, held out their hands & enjoyed the rain falling upon them! Heather & Anton are a match made in heaven!

May your footsteps set you upon a lifetime of a journey of love. May you wake each day with His blessings & sleep each night in His keeping. And may you always walk in His tender care. -unknown.

Anton & Heather shared a first glance moment! It was the sweetest. I loved Ben’s capture of seeing each other for the first time!

We all stayed pretty dry! Loved all of the trees & how they covered us from getting wet!!! Now off to get married!!!!

Love Always! My favorite shot of the day!!

.anna = Class of 2012. {Redding, CA Senior Photographer}

Anna’s shoot was exceptional! When booking her shoot & deciding the location she mentioned shooting at Shasta High School, her school! I was so excited! I have never taken pictures of a senior at their school, so this was a treat!! Anna’s excitement for her school & her involvement in the school are inspiring!

Thanks Anna for this awesome shoot! Best wishes in all that you do! I know you are going to go far! Keeping reaching for the stars, girl!

Anna is Madrigal Queen this year– I thought it would be fun to take a picture with the crown, by Trisha Wheeler!


Yes! Music is one of Anna’s passion! Happy shooting in the Music Room!

If we have time at the end of the shoot I love to have the senior takes pics of themselves with my camera! It’s super fun & they always have just the right poses!!!!

Happy class of 2012!!!!!

.Danika = Class of 2012. {Redding, CA Senior Yearbook Session}

I have to say, thirty minute “mini-yearbook” sessions are fun! A shoot, mostly for that “yearbook” picture, or for the senior tribute page! I love me a mini-session!

Danika’s session was a mini! Loved capturing her, again. I had the chance to take her prom pictures last year, & loved getting to capture her once again!!!

Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I’ve done.

But I’m telling you honestly that it doesn’t surprise me. I knew I could do it!”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Danika really wanted a picture with Gracie, her awesome dog… Gracie wasn’t quite into my camera, but loved how this one turned out!


.hunter = class of 2012. {Redding, CA Senior Pictures}

Mini sessions are always fun, quick, & pretty easy. The last couple of sessions have been “mini’s”!  This session took about 45 minutes b/c of the outfit changes, but overall capturing Hunter time about 30 minutes. With photographing so much lately I have been challenging myself to go deeper. So much of capturing is “feeling”! Hunter’s eyes went “deep” to me, so I suppose I would say I found myself asking her to escape! Close your eyes! Dream, Imagine! It has to be more than just taking pictures!

Hunter! Thank you! Truly loved everything about this shoot! Thanks for being willing to close your eyes, even if it felt awkward! LOL!

All of our dreams can come true–if we have the courage to pursue them! -Walt Disney!

Keep going after your dreams! Congratulations! Happy Class of 2012!!!!! Thanks for the honor of taking your pictures!

.tyler = class of 2012. {Redding, CA Senior Portraits}

This post just makes me happy! Tyler’s enthusiasm to take pictures & to yet again, take a few pictures of him with one of his best friends…Sarah Cerami!!!

Tyler! Happy Class of 2012!! I hope this year brings you much happiness! May the life you lead be all that you imagine! Never give up on your dreams! Pursue them with all your heart!

& sometimes you just have to have a little fun on photo shoots! Meet Mitzi– My intern! Her photo shoot is in the works! Cannot wait to show her off!

& one with mom! melt!

and a little bff shoot with the STUNNING Sarah Cerami!

 

.Corrine = Class of 2012. {Cottonwood, CA Senior Photography}

I am becoming a bit sentimental with photographing all of these seniors! Thinking of each life, of each story! Who each of them will become! I absolutely love capturing a glimpse of life! A glimpse to look back on & remember!

When thinking of what to write for this blog post I was reminded of the song “The Climb!”

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

-Miley Cyrus