.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…

I still have to bribe them!!  Oh to have a mother that is a photographer!!!!! 1 3 9 21 19 20 18 10 5 416 12 13 14

.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!!!!!

Congratulations!

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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}

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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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.a valentine’s adventure | diamond mountain. {redding, ca photographer}

.to adventure.

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!

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I definitely stopped the most, of course to take pics… Turning around I was in awe!! How beautiful!

Oh to catch my breath!

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they were totally waiting for me to catch up!

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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!

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Every time I turned around it was more beautiful!

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& FINALLY! We made it to the top of Diamond Mountain, or as my dad called it, Mo Mountain!!!!

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the box of treasure was found…. $20.00 for each kid & their favorite candy bar!!!! oh the REWARD!

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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!

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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)

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Such a beautiful day & awesome memory!! We hiked Diamond Mountain!

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.scarlet lily. {redding, ca portrait photographer}

I have had the privilege of teaching at Bethel School of Ministry lately!!! The last class I taught was pretty epic!!!!

Lily was an incredible subject to capture! Her depth & beauty are just astounding!!

Class: Keep capturing & pursuing your dreams! Lily: You are stunning!!!!!!

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.audra. {capturing the heart photography class}

meet audra!

founder & blogger of lattes & linen 

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!!

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.my girl. {redding, ca photographer}

Sometimes you just have to do a little impromptu photo shoot!!

Kira is almost 14, so I thought maybe this would be her “14 year old” shoot….. but, if we happen to do another one, great!

This girl is amazing! So inspiring!

Enjoying 8th Grade, working in the nursery, playing basketball, acting & singing, taking Polaroid’s, listening to old records, cooking, watching once upon a time, & friends!

So excited for what life holds for her!!

Love you Kira!

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