.jeremy + sarah | {Redding, CA Photography}

I truly believe that God puts people in our lives for a purpose!

Just over a year ago I met Sarah Cerami! She was a senior & launched my 2012 senior portrait sessions!

She brought in over 50 seniors last year & honestly I cannot thank her enough!!! AH!

As many of you know Sarah is a gymnist & has been so dedicated & driven to her sport! It’s been so amazing to see her go for it, even through so many things that could have held her back!!

The most fantastic thing ever is that Sarah has been accepted to the gymnastics team at Oregon State!

I couldn’t be more proud of her! My heart is just so happy!!!

Well, back in January Jeremy took Sarah to a Kings game & they “officially” became a couple!

Before she heads off to Oregon, Sarah wanted a little session with Jeremy!

It was a blast! I loved their giggles & sweet friendship! & who doesn’t love crusiers? Love! Love! Love!

Best wishes Sarah, as you adventure to Oregon State, & to Jeremy…we just might be hitting you up for some basketball lessons!!!!!

.lucy | class of 2013. {Redding CA Senior Portraits}

L U C Y

Truly Seniors Sessions are my favorite! I feel so alive capturing seniors! I get so excited to hear their dreams, where they want to go to school, & just their life!

Lucy wants to pursue nursing at UCLA. She plays volleyball. Loves Carrie Underwood! & is super adventurous! She braved all of the weeds & berry bushes! Absolutely loved taking her pics!!

“I hope your dreams take you… to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.”
– Author Unknown

.drew | class of 2013. {Redding, CA Senior Photos}

drew

yah! it was the first time I got in some trouble during a shoot.

Not even realizing that you cannot RIDE any type of skateboard through the downtown parking garages, I had Drew board through the parking garage & yah! Had to stop riding & shooting!

The security officer shouting gave me quite the fright, but re-composed myself & kept shooting! It was fun while it lasted! LOL!

Congrats Drew! Good luck this year! Hope it is the best ever!!!

.wedding album love. {Redding, CA Wedding Photographer}

I offer a wedding press printed album with Collection 1 of my wedding collections! It is merely more or less a “proof” album of all the images that were chosen to be artistically enhanced.

I have been working with several different album companies trying to find the best & guess what?

I found it! Just wanted to share a few quick shots of Stephen & Steffany Frizzel Gretzinger’s album! Oh how I just LOVE how it turned out!!!!

So, if you are considering my photography for your wedding, this album will be included in Collection 1!

.Reno Wedding : BJ + Sarah | Reno, NV Wedding Photographer.

Four years ago I shot one of my first weddings… Nick & Heather Damonte’s wedding. I was so nervous! My sweet Auntie so believed in me & referred me to her best friends & they hired me!!!

It was held at the most beautiful venue!!!

Over the year’s I have often thought about the weddings I’ve photographed & a venue that I would love to shoot at again….

My dream came true when Sarah & BJ asked me to shoot their wedding!! BJ is Nick’s older brother & I couldn’t have felt more honored to have the opportunity to shoot their wedding!!!!

Everything turned out absolutely beautiful! The rain held off & the weather stayed rather cool.

I think the high light of this wedding was the connection that BJ & Sarah shared. The way they gazed into each others eyes took my breath away!

& my most favorite moment was when Sarah turned the corner & looked at BJ for the first time! My heart absolutely melted & tears rolled down my cheeks!  So beautiful!

BJ & Sarah!!!! Thank you! It was an absolute honor to capture your wedding!!

May your lives together be absolutely beautiful in every way!!!!!

 

 

 

.ali | class of 2013. {Redding, CA Senior Photographer}

Yep! My favorite time of year!!!! SENIOR portrait sessions!

Ali started me out with a great session! She is looking forward to this year & hoping to pursue fashion design.

Best wishes in all that you do, Ali!!!!

.adam + shalome | crossroads christian church, vacaville, ca. {Vacaville, CA Wedding Photographer}

There are certain people in life that will forever be apart of your life! Adam & Shalome are two people who will forever be apart of Ben & I’s life!!!

Seven years ago we met these two during a time when we were leading a college group in the Bay Area.

In fact, they had just started dating, & seven years later… guess what??  Never in a million years did either of us ever imagine photographing their wedding!

It’s amazing where life takes us in seven years!

More & more in love & a wedding to be!

Adam & Shalome! We love you both so much! So proud of you both for pursuing each other & to rise above any situation that has come your way!

We release blessing & strength to your marriage & to your lives together!!!

Thank you so much for letting us capture your most beautiful day! Such an honor!!!!!!

.Happy First Day of School!. {Redding, CA Photography}

One day my kids will thank me for taking time EVERY first day of school, to take quick pics!!! I just know they will!!!

Actually this morning they did pretty good. Instead of getting pics of them all “stuffed in the front door” they let me stop off of the side of the road… I know, I know!!!!

Conner is in 8th Grade!! Kira in 6th & Madison in 4th! AH! What on EARTH!!!!!!! That’s just not right!!! I mean, seriously!!!!!! What????? Still shaking my head!

I know this is going to be an amazing year for them! The girls were so so so excited & Conner… well, he just nodded….. & then sighed….

Ben & I are so thankful that our kids have the privilege of attending Bethel Christian School! It’s the BEST school in the nation! Changing lives daily & impacting our kids to change the world!!!!!

Dropping the kids off this year was amazing! Instead of just going right to class, the students & parents had a time of prayer & worship! Nothing like starting the year off right!!! Just about 100 new students this year! So thankful!!!!

Courage is never to let  your actions be influenced by your fears! – Arthur Koestler

It’s gonna be an AMAZING year!!!

.drew + lauren | Dunsmuir, CA Wedding Photography

Forever can never be long enough for me
To feel like I’ve had long enough with you
Forget the world now we won’t let them see
But there’s one thing left to do

Now that the weight has lifted
Love has surely shifted my way
Marry Me
Today and every day
Marry Me

-Train