.tyler + anna. {Anselmo Vineyards Wedding}

Today is kind of special! Ben & I will be shooting & Ben performing Tyler & Anna’s wedding! Their REAL wedding celebration!

A few months ago, Tyler & Anna were married out at Anselmo Vineyards with a handful of witnesses… For visa purposes!!

Anna is from New Zealand & they needed to get married a little sooner than their actual “wedding date!” So Ben performed a little ceremony & I captured a few moments!

It was a beautiful ceremony! Absolutely magical!!!

Today, however, is their real wedding & celebration!!! We are so excited to be apart of it & to be a part of their lives as they become one!

We love you Tyler & Anna!!! So happy for you two!!!!

they are saving their first kiss for today!!!

.jason + briana | anselmo vineyard wedding.

Shooting at Anselmo Vineyards is a dream, truly! Everything about this venue is heavenly!!!

Briana & Jason!! Thank you for having us capture your wedding! It was an honor!!! What a lovely couple you two are!!!

Heidi Marker… THANK YOU for all of your hard work is putting everything together & having everything run so beautifully!

Sarah Bos!! I love you & love every flower arrangement that you make!!!

Brittany Martin!!!! Girl! You are magic! Thank you for the make up artist that you are! Love your work!!!!!

Everything came together so beautifully!!!! Such a dream wedding!!!!

Have the most amazing life together, Jason & Briana!!!!!!!!

.every once in a while. {Redding, CA Photographer}

I make an exception for maternity shoots for my brides!!

It’s so amazing to capture engagement pics, wedding pics, & then maternity! & then one big happy family! I love it!

One of the perks of being a photographer!!!!

Sam & Amanda are some of my faves! I am so excited to meet their little girl in November!!!!

Congratulations you two!!!!!

.danielle | class of 2013. {Foothill High School Senior Portraits}


I am going to blog this session in two parts. I just loved how this sequence turned out & when I paired it with the other images, it took away from beauty of these.

I was inspired by a shoe ad, with books, & graciously my husband let me borrow his amazing books!!!

He was recently gifted them by some amazing friends of our’s, Jonathan & Jessica Taylor, who have an incredible business, disregarden! Books are such treasures & help make such beautiful photographs!

Danielle was a dream! So wonderful to photograph & so inspiring!



.jordan + elise | shasta dam wedding. {Redding, CA Wedding Photographer}

Jordan & Elise were married at the beautiful Shasta Dam! Elise arrived with her dad with a horse & carriage! So beyond romantic & beautiful!

Their reception was held at the Red Lion & what an event it was!! Such great dancing & celebration! Thanks Jon Thompson for your awesome DJ Services!

Gwen Edwardson of Weddings With Gwen did an outstanding job coordinating & designing the wedding! It’s truly the best when it’s a wedding with Gwen… (smile-love ya Gwen)

Congratulations Jordan & Elise!! We are so thrilled for you two!! Life together is going to be amazing! So excited to see what is in store for you two!!!

Happy Honeymooning!

& the flash mob dance was a HIT!  Jordan & Elise had the best dance party ever!!

and now the groom!!


.christina | class of 2013. {Foothill Highschool Senior Pictures}


I had such a great time with Christina! Truly! I so enjoyed this shoot!

Our family loves all of the Redding trails & a few weeks ago came across a new one & instantly I thought…. “Senior Location!”

Christina was brave & adventurous to tromp through the weeds & wilderness with me!!!! AH! So beautiful!

Christina hopes to study Environmental Science at UCSF! Absolutely brilliant & big dreams for the future!

Congratulations, Christina! Thank you so much for this amazing shoot! You are so beautiful, & what a ray of sunshine you are!!

Best wishes in all that you pursue!!!

“And the tree was happy”
― Shel SilversteinThe Giving Tree

yes we did! we found some cat tails & had some fun!!

.Stetson + Jenny | Riverview Country Club Wedding Redding, CA.

Jenny + Stetson

It’s always an amazing honor when I’m asked to shoot another wedding for a sibling or family member.

Thank you, Jake & Starr, for referring me to Jenny & Stetson!! It means the world!  & to Jenny & Stetson, thank you for the honor of capturing your most beautiful day! It was truly stunning in every way!!!

Congratulations on your marriage! I know your life together is only going to get better & better!!!

Tears! Tears! Tears! They had me crying!!! Such a precious first glance!!!!

& the most amazing sunset light ever!!!! I absolutely LOVE when the bride & groom schedule in a few minutes for sunset photos!!!

 Congratulations Stetson & Jenny!!!! It was an honor capturing your wedding!!!!!

Venue: Riverview Country Club.

Dress: Maggie Sottero dress here in Redding at Occasions 

Wedding Design & Rentals: Salvagno’s Event Designer, Terrie Barr

Fllowers were by Connie Blanc of Anderson Florist.
The dove release during the ceremony was by Snowcrest Lofts White Dove Release
DJ services were by Jimmy Bryant

.Hailey | Foothill High School Class of 2013. {Redding, CA Senior Portraits}

There is a moment of our lives that we can go back too, & whether amazing or not so, it’s a part of our story. A part of our history!

Capturing a moment for someone is the passion of my creativity. It is truly such an honor.

Senior portraits are that moment! That moment that we often go back too! I clearly remember my senior pics…(almost 20 years ago..LOL) & smile!

Capturing Hailey was wonderful! She is a sprinter from Foothill High School, so we started off taking a few shots of her sprinting, well, kind of…. I didn’t want to  heat her up too much…..

Hailey! Thank you for having me capture this moment of your life! Truly! Thank you! Thank you!

Keep pursuing your dreams! I know you are going to succeed in all that you do!!!

I believe in redefining my impossible! -Nike