.ellie | class of 2017. {northern california photographer}

E L L I E \ Part 1 of 3

Ah! This shoot is close to my heart!!! I have been photographing Ellie since she was in second grade!!!!

She & my son would model for me while I taught classes & learned photography!!!!  May have to post one of them in one of the posts!!!

This was a dream shoot! San Francisco! We got there & just went for it!! Couldn’t narrow down the pics, so thought I would just blog the three different locations!!!

Running a little late because of traffic & Union Square under construction, we just took a few deep breaths & started walking!!!!

Oh the places you can find to photograph in San Francisco!!!!

Ellie!!! You are my fave!! I just love you so so much!!!!!!

The best is yet to come, girl!!!! Dream big! & Pursue what you are passionate about!

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 …and blue bottle next…….

.elise. {redding, ca senior photographer}


Back in I think 2008 or so, when I first started taking senior pictures, I photographed Elise’s older brother & of course took one of them together!!!!!


and now 2016!!!!How stunning you are, Elise!!!! So so beautiful!!!

Loved our shoot & the adventurous fence climbing to get into the “ultra-cool” places! So much fun!!!

Keep being you! Your happiness & kindness will take you anywhere!!! You have so much ahead!!!!

Chase after your dreams!!!!! Happy Pictures!!!!!!!

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.carson | class of 2017. {redding, ca senior photographer}


“Follow what you LOVE & it will take you where you want to GO!” -Natalie Goldberg

The sky’s the limit!! Dare to do the impossible! Dream big!

Thank you for the awesome shoot!!! So enjoyed capturing you!!!! You’re amazing!

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.robert + kayla | jbl ranch wedding. {redding, ca wedding photographer}

Robert + Kayla

JBL Ranch is such a great wedding venue! Hidden back in the Cottonwood country, it’s a stunning place to get married!!

Robert & Kayla! It was a joy to capture your day! So happy that the rain stayed away! It truly did turn out perfect!

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.nichole. {redding, ca senior photographer}


You’re off to great places!!! Today is your day! – Dr. Suess

Nichole!!!! Happy Birthday! I hope you have the BEST day today!!!!!

It was a joy capturing you!!!! I  know whatever you do, you are going to succeed!!!!

Chase after your dreams, girl!

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.oh the places you will go. {redding, ca photographer}

Today is the Day!!!

You Graduate Bethel Christian School from 8th Grade!

It’s so hard to imagine!!! I remember when you were a kindergartner!!! & Ms Payne’s Angel Baby!!!

A Freshman at Foothill!!! So happy you will have a cool older brother there with you!!!!

Salutatorian! Dad & I could not be prouder! You have worked so hard!!!!!

Never giving up, dedication, & determination.. You so inspire me!!!!!!

The next Four Years are going to be INCREDIBLE!

Keep being you & stay true to you!

So far you are going to go!!!!

I love you! Thank you for letting me capture, beautiful you!

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Photoshoots with my kids are totally normal!!!! I know they are “trained” by now… But, just so you know…

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.caleb + hadley. {gover ranch wedding | redding, ca photographer}

caleb & hadley

Every moment was beautiful.

Minute to minute the connection & love was in the air.

She walked down the isle & looked into his eyes… Tears fell!

Their parents officiated the ceremony. So many thoughtful words & incredible vows.

They became one!!

Thank you so much for having me capture this absolutely incredible day! Truly honored!!!!

I know the best is yet to come for you two!!!!!


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.jake + courtney. {riverview country club wedding | redding, ca}

These two! Nine-teen!! Yet, old soul’s, soul-mates, & best friends!!!! Their love is un-deniable.

Meeting in the 8th Grade! They were high-school sweethearts & still just in love! Capturing them was just beautiful!

I would sigh & think “awwwweeeee”! They know what true love is!

Congratulations Jake & Courtney! I am so so happy for you & so honored to have captured your incredible day!!!!!

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.gavin. {redding, ca senior photographer}


Gavin is such an accomplished young man!!! I know that the future is going to be bright & amazing for him!!

I recently ran into him at a track meet & he told me some amazing news, that he had been selected as valedictorian for Central Valley High School!!!

As well, already in motion for College Football! Devoting his time to practicing & getting ready!

Thank you for the amazing shoot, Gavin!! You are incredible! Continue being you & continue pursuing all that God has for you!!!

Snapped a quick family shot or two before Gavin’s pics!! Yes! Yes! I offer that as well in a shoot!!!!! Oh those moments to be cherished!!!!!

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.sisters. {redding, ca family photographer}


Sisters + Baby Goats = Super Awesome Shoot!

These girls modeled for a recent Styled Shoot I did with the BSSM Capturing the Heart Photography Class.

We had so much fun capturing them, along with their baby goats!!!! Lots of ooooohing & ahhhhhing!!!!

Thank you to their amazing mom, Katie Walden the Floranthropist, for the lovely head pieces!! & for sharing your goats!!!!!

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