.needed. {redding, ca photography}

Thank you my sweet husband for capturing this moment so perfectly!

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

― John Lubbock

.out of office/vacation. {redding, ca photography}

There comes a time in my world that the pause button needs to be pressed, literally.

Being a photographer has the likelihood of something always “needing to be done.” Something needing to be edited, shipped, a question answered, a wedding to be blogged, etc., etc.

This season (wedding), especially, has a lot of that going on, plus three beautiful kids at home.  As much as I have loved being with them & having them home, we need a little “mom is doing nothing” time. So we are getting away for a few days!

Totally excited! Deep breaths, mindless bits of doing nothing, & enjoying the one’s I love the most!!

I will be answering all of my e-mails/etc., August 2nd! Until then! Keep enjoying summer HAPPINESS!!!


.Stripes, Polka Dots, Bow Ties, & Suspenders = Toledo Family AWESOME. {Glendale, CA Family Photography}

I absolutely love this family with all my heart!

Always super fun taking their pics! Never a dull moment, to say the least!! Absolutely the funnest!

I love you Toledo Family!!!!!

.Drew & Emily. {Redding, CA Engagement Photography}

You'll be my Louisiana
I'll be your Mississippi
You'll be my Little Loretta
I'll be your Conway Twitty
You'll be my sugar, baby
I'll be your sweet iced tea
You'll be my honeysuckle
And I'll be your honey bee

I'll be your honey bee
-blake shelton

fell in LOVE with this adorable chalk-ness!! We couldn’t resist!!!!!! Someone invited some amazing creativity! Thank you!

.Tim + Kimberley. {TBS Ranch Wedding Venue Photographer Redding, CA}

Happy SUMMER! Hope you are enjoying it! We have been having tons of fun & tons of busy! Loving it!

Tim & Kimberly were married on a TUESDAY! Yep! My first Tuesday wedding! Threw me off a bit. I totally thought Wednesday was Sunday! LOL!

Tim & Kimberley, your love for each other is so sweet! Just how you look each other in the eyes is magical! Never stop keeping each other’s gaze! It’s beautiful!

Blessings to your marriage & your life together!!!!! Thank you for the honor of capturing your day!!! Truly such an honor!

…Such a sweet & happy life to spend each day as husband & wife. -Mary Engelbreit…

Often, for the sake of getting the most out of time, Ben will shoot the groom/groomsmen while I am shooting the bride/bridesmaids.

The groomsmen were ready to shoot upon arriving, so Ben was able to really work some sweet shots with them!!!

I truly love first glance moments! They are so special & intimate! Tim & Kimberley shared such an incredible first look!

& so wonderful to have some time to take shots of the bride & groom before the ceremony….

& work it bridal party!

Details are so wonderful! I am thankful to Mitzi, my intern & Ben, my 2nd Shooter for always getting such great shots of hours & hours of planning & visioning… DETAILS!

Tim & Kimberly’s reception was one of the funnest receptions! Tim is from the U.S. & Kimberley is from New Zealand, so they celebrated a little USAish & a little New Zealandish!

Lots of laughs, energy, & fun!

This beautiful wedding cake was made by Tim’s mom!!! Amazing!!!! Beyond impressive!

Something fun about knowing guests at weddings! Makes it so great to be apart!!!!!

might be a little partial, but thought this little cutie was one of the cutest guests!

I love little one’s at weddings!!!

& a few last pics just outside the barn.. when the sun sets a bit the light is just pure MAGIC!

& thank you Mitzi for getting their bubbly exit!

.Dan + Alix. {Tierra Oaks Country Club Redding, CA Wedding Photographer}

I truly couldn’t have been more honored to shoot Dan & Alix’s wedding!

Ten months ago I shot her sister’s wedding & I think just before I even shot Christa’s wedding Alix booked me to shoot her’s! as well.

It’s the biggest honor to shoot siblings or bridal party members from a past wedding! It really is. I cannot even express the honor!!!!!

Ahh! My two brides!!!!!! Sisters!!! You are both so beautiful! Thank you! Thank you!

Dan & Alix’s Wedding turned out perfect! The weather was absolutely incredible. The weather was calling for rain, but it never came & temps stayed low!

Dan & Alix were married at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church & then celebrated at Tierra Oaks Golf & Country Club!

Everything was just beautiful! & The service at Tierra Oaks (have to give a shout out) was amazing.

Congratulations Dan & Alix! Your life together (along with Rosie) is going to be beautiful!

love the 2nd shooter angles! Mitzi caught this shot!

almost one year married!!!!!!

& an outtake. I was giving Dan a “demo” of how I wanted him to sit down & didn’t realize the grass was so pillowy & completely fell !! Oh the fun moments of being a photographer!