.ryan + alicia. {bay area wedding photographer}

I am shooting a wedding today in Washington,  &  thought I would try & get one more wedding up this week…..

& since Alicia & Ryan live in Washington I thought I should blog their wedding… FINALLY!

Literally so behind blogging , BUT, working my way through!

So this wedding is kind of special! Alicia was in our college group & became super close to our family!

We love her like a daughter & a sister! My kids adore her!!!!

I am so so happy for you two!!!!! Capturing your wedding was a blast!!!!!!

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the Halverson’s now plus one more!! love you! love you! love you!

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these people hold a special place in our hearts!!!!!! all from our college group… our babies having babies! AHH! Life is so so good!!!

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Girl!!! Keep being you! You’re amazing! Love you more than words could say!

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.the johnson + valenzuela family. {redding, ca family photographer}

.because when you stop & look around, this life is pretty amazing!.

It was truly one of the biggest honors to photograph this family!!!!

Just to get a shoot on the books, took some time!

With all of their schedules it seemed like it might not happen, but it did!!!!!!

& everything was absolutely beautiful!

How I love each one! & How thankful I am for this family & the legacy they are making!!!!

My life is forever changed because of who they are & how they love!

To capture the love, the connection, the fun, the joy was a dream come true!!!!

Love you all!!!

xoxox

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and yah know.. those fun instagram moments!!!!

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If you look closely you might see Carol the Kitty throughout some of the photos…..

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.jd + heather : friday’s resort destination wedding. {mt. shasta wedding photographer}

.jd + heather.

This was an absolutely amazing destination wedding. Heather was from Mt. Shasta, JD from France, currently residing in L.A.

They wanted all of their friends & family to experience the beautiful view of Mt. Shasta & breathe the fresh mountain air!

Crazy enough this wedding landed on one of the HOTTEST days of the year! I mean, it was HOT!!!!

Everyone survived & had an absolute blast celebrating JD & Heather’s union!

These were the incredible vendors who made this wedding so incredible!!!

Ceremony venue: Friday’s RV Resort
Reception venue: Dance Country

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Let’s just say it was soooooo HOT that nobody sat down until right before Heather walked down the isle!!!!

Everyone was hudled in the shade…. ahhhh! was it HOT!

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It was an amazing grand entrance!!!! We were, well, left at the ceremony site…

& these amazing guests rescued us!!! So happy they were still there!!! 

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& Paul David of Stay Gold Productions!!!!! The BEST in Redding!

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.caleb + janelle : gold hills golf club wedding.

.caleb + janelle.

I often cry at weddings, there are moments that are so moving & tears just flow!

This wedding, I was bawling! During the ceremony, the pastor told a story about when Caleb (the groom) was younger he had won a ring at a carnival. When he got home he told his mom he had something for her & opened his hands & there was the ring.

She was so moved by her sons gift, and then Caleb said, “Mom, I want you to keep this for the girl that I marry.”

I know, right, so sure enough after the pastor told the story, Caleb asked his mom to give Janelle the ring. Makes me cry even writing this! So beautiful!!

Caleb & Janelle were married at Gold Hills Golf Course & had their reception at Risen King!

Mary’s Pizza Shack catered the wedding, absolutely delicious! & the amazing Liz Bruno did an amazing job coordinating everything!!!!!

Tyler Faires did an incredible job videoing!!!

Caleb & Janelle from Tyler Faires on Vimeo.

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Mary’s Pizza Shack is the BEST! If you are looking for a great caterer, be sure to check out Mary’s!

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Okay-this is awesome if you have a projector running at your wedding!!! Totally cool! An instant slide show!

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Kenton + Liz!!!!!!!! A shout out to these two! I shot there wedding almost two years ago!!!!!

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.jenessa. {redding, ca portrait photographer}

.jenessa.

Enjoyed a little mini-session capturing Jenessa! She won a “mini-photoshoot with Heather Armstrong”! So exciting!

She wanted an urban/modern look! Always so great to incorporate some texture & grunge!!! Love me some urban!

Thanks Jenessa for such a fun shoot!! You are stunning, girl!

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.happy birthday hadley girl. {redding ca styled shoot}

h a d l e y

happy birthday sweet friend! i just love you & am so thankful for your life! you are absolutely captivating & walk in such beauty & grace!

thank you for always being willing to let me capture you! it is an honor!!

MANY THANKS to the AMAZING vendors who helped pull this styled shoot together!

I recently taught a photography class at Bethel School of Ministry and

 pulled on some incredible vendors to create an amazing experience for the students!!!

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING:

Make Up: Brittany Martin

Furniture: (In)Dwelling Furniture

Flowers/Set Design/Arrangements: Katie Walden of The Floranthropist

Assistance & Direction: Esther Gareau

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.you are amazing. {Redding, CA Photographer}

Several years ago I was shopping abound in Macy’s & was approached by the loveliest lady. She asked if I was Heather Armstrong & then told me it was one of her daughter’s dream to go on a photo shoot with me, as she wanted to be  a photographer! I was thrilled & so for her daughter’s birthday, she surprised her to come on a shoot with me! It was a blast!

I was so excited to receive an e-mail that they would like a mother-daughter shoot!!!! AHH! Such a special friendship they have!!

Be sure to check out Holly’s photography! She is amazing!

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.a Christmas gift. {Redding, CA Photographer}

.ed + claire.

Tears filled my eyes as I asked Ed why he had been the one to set up the shoot!! Not that I minded a man setting up a shoot, but typically it is the lady, yah know….

 Ed said to me, “Well, a shoot with you was Claire’s Christmas present!” “I gave her the slip that confirmed the shoot & made her dream come true!”

Claire said that she was crying & the children were asking why & she told them & they were so excited!!! Yes, I was crying!

Ed & Claire were visiting Redding from Salisbury, England, for a Love After Marriage Workshop! It was a treat to capture their love & their connection!

Next time a family shoot!!!!

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.happy valentine’s day. {chico, ca engagement photographer}

happy valentine’s day! absolutely ONE of my favorite days of the year! i love valentine’s! it makes my heart go pitter-patter!

so excited to have a valentine’s blog to share!

johnny & natasha met right here, in this spot one & a half years ago!  it was so beautiful to go to the place where they actually met & photograph there! such a fun fun shoot!

happy valentine’s day! hope you have a sweet sweet day!

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where he first laid eyes on her! ahh! melt!

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