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!
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!!!!!
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!!!!!
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!!!!!
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!!!!!
I love Valentine’s Day!! It’s seriously one of my favorite holidays, as well, Christmas & the 4th of July!
This Valentine’s Day was a little bitter sweet, as Ben was out of town…… & it was on a Saturday, that I had OFF!
Thinking about what to do, I thought, hummm… maybe my dad & denise are free & we can go visit them!!!
Yes! They were! My dad texted to bring hiking shoes….. an adventure was awaiting!
Grandpa also told the kids about a treasure up there that we could find… They were thinking “geo-cash,” but
definitely peaked their interest in finding the “treasure!”
Well– my idea of hiking, was perhaps a “muddy” walk, or something…. I totally should have known better…
Conner had his running shoes, Kira had her Dr. Martins, & Madison had snow boots!!
Madison set off in the lead, with me trailing behind, of course to take pics!
I definitely stopped the most, of course to take pics… Turning around I was in awe!! How beautiful!
Oh to catch my breath!
they were totally waiting for me to catch up!
a little further up, myself & now Madison trailing behind…..
Snow boots were NOT the ideal hiking boot for Madison, as well, skinny jeans!!!!
Super hot feet & itchy ankles were not a great mix to stay in the lead…
With much patience & encouragement we kept going!
Every time I turned around it was more beautiful!
& FINALLY! We made it to the top of Diamond Mountain, or as my dad called it, Mo Mountain!!!!
the box of treasure was found…. $20.00 for each kid & their favorite candy bar!!!! oh the REWARD!
Pretty amazed by my dad’s ability to take the mountain on! He hiked it without breaking a sweat. Like a champion!
More than likely could have hiked it three or four times in the time it took us (me & madison) to get up it!!!!!
I thought a lot of my childhood and following behind him & crying because I couldn’t keep up, & how my sister could…. & I was always SLOW & HATED hiking or fishing or hunting!! LOL!
Between me & you I am not much of a nature girl… let’s just say!
This time, however, I just watched him, in awe, that he was my dad, and that no matter how far behind him I was, he was proud of me…
Truly a great Valentine’s!
Going down the mountain was a snap compared to going up it! HA! The kids blazed down it, as my dad patiently walked down with me.
Praise the Lord I didn’t slide down it on my buns!!! (Yes, truly worried that might happen)
Such a beautiful day & awesome memory!! We hiked Diamond Mountain!
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today I had the honor of demonstrating a shoot to a few BSSM students!
Audra was an incredible model!!! She pieced together an amazing ensemble!!!
thank you Emily Schramm for doing some incredible make up! You’re amazing!!
& I brought my new sackcloth & ashes blanket! perfect touch to go with her adorable hat!
thanks for coming out and modeling, audra!!! it was amazing!!