.favorite thing #20. {redding, ca photographer}

Okay! So I am super excited about this FAVORITE #20!!!

REALLY Excited!

I received two of these candles as gifts on the same day & let me just tell you I was in HEAVEN! Smell heaven!

I have to say, I love candles! I really do!! BUT these candles are extra special!

My daughter’s best friend & her mom have started a candle making business & let’s just say the candles are AWESOME!

If you need a last minute Christmas gift!!! These candles are perfect!!! or just a lovely smell in your house!!! these are a GOOD Stink!!!

Favorite Thing #20 : The Good Stink Candle

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I believe this marks seven years capturing the cortopassi family!

Had to change locations up this year for the shoot!!! Drove up into the woods. Despite how cold it ended up being, we had a great shoot!!

Love you all so so much! Thank you for the honor of getting to photograph you every year!!!!

Such a beautiful family you have! I love you all so much!

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.favorite thing #19. {redding, ca family photographer}

Favorite Thing #19

Favorite Thing #19 was recently discovered. It was a gift! & I had no idea that I would like it as much as I do, I mean, we do.

Ben, my husband, loves it just as much!!

Thank you Carson & Heather for this amazing gift & for turning us onto essential oils!

FAVORITE THING #19 doTERRA Essential Oils

My favorite of the oils is the Wild Orange!!!!

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ahhh this family!!!!!!  I couldn’t be more proud of them! Such amazing parents & such awesome boys!!

So much crazy fun we had!!!!! Gotta love a little adventure out of town into the woods!!!!!

Love you guys so much!!! Thank you for having me capture you every year! It means the world!

So excited for BABY #3!!!!!!!

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.favorite thing #18. {redding, ca photography}

Thank you for your patience. The last couple of days! AH! It’s all starting to catch up on me!

BUT stay tuned! A few more fun give-aways!!!!!!

My favorite thing #18 is Katie Walden of the Floranthropist!

A few months ago we just did a fun little “playful” shoot!

I had stopped by for something & convinced Katie to let me photograph her!!

Let’s just say I was so excited & felt so alive & free to capture her!!!

She has not just been someone that I work with & love to refer, she has become a friend.

She literally sprinkled flower-pretty on me when I was having a bit of a tough go of it!

She truly exudes creativity & life!! How truly precious & beautiful you are, Katie Walden!

You are my FAVORITE THING #18:

The FLORANTHROPIST

She is selling Christmas Center-Pieces if you are interested click HERE! & order your arrangement today!!!!!

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.favorite thing #16. {redding, ca photographer}

happy day #16! whoo hoo! the countdown is continuing & we are getting closer to Christmas!

Do you have all of your shopping done??? I am getting closer. Ah! The little things to wrap up!

Okay! Favorite Thing #16 is an amazing make-up artist here in Redding, CA! & basically anywhere you want her to travel!

Working with her is a dream! I know that anyone getting make-up is going to be on-time! I know that their make-up is going to be flawless

& I know that they are going to have an amazing time getting their make-up done & feel absolutely stunning afterwards!!!!

Favorite Thing #16!!! Make Up By Brittany!!!!

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Seriously if you have not had your make-up done before, going on a hot date, getting married, going to prom, getting  you pictures taken,  give Brittany a call! Book her! She’s amazing!

I love you Brittany!!! I love that you smile while you work! It’s so beautiful!

Here is a pic from one of the last weddings we did together! Seriously stunning work!

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I was beyond flattered when Brittany asked me to capture her family photos!!!

Yes! I was so nervous!!! Goodness! It’s one thing capturing her, while she is working, but an actual shoot!

& it was about to RAIN! Actually it’s pretty much rained all month, which is a miracle, but she was like, “yep! let’s just go for it!”

So glad we did, because this family was a dream to shoot & I just fell in love with them even more!

Thank you for the honor of capturing your family, Brittany!!! Love you friend!

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.favorite thing #15. {redding, ca family photographer}

my favorite thing #15 is:

artifact uprising!

It is the COOLEST place to print your products, calendars, & books! Seriously! Amazing! Check it out!

Printing is the BEST!!! Bring your digital to real life & print something with ARTIFACT UPRISING!

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and I love this family so much! I think we figured out that I have been taking their pictures for EIGHT years!

We did Christmas/Maternity pictures when Michelle was pregnant with Owen!!!! Man does time fly!

It is truly the GREATEST honor to continue capturing these families that are so very dear & precious to my heart!

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.favorite thing #14. {redding, ca family photographer}

So, from the first Holiday catalog from Pottery Barn 2014 that I received I was instantly drawn to FAVORITE THING #14.

Let me just say it’s on my Christmas List! LOL! No, it’s just so beautiful & soft & cozy that I just love it!

Favorite Thing #14

Pottery Barn Fur Throws!!!!! They are awesome!

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It is always an honor to photograph a family!! It is! I am just continually in awe of that privilege!

I have known Lauren for quite a while!!! SO excited to get to capture her & Joe! They are so adorable together!!!!

So much fun capturing them with their boys!! 4 BOYS! Yes, they kept me going!!! So much fun!!!!

Happy Family Pictures!!!!!

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.favorite thing #13. {redding, ca photographer}

& Favorite Thing #13!!

Oh I love this & the store it comes from, especially this time of year!

My mom & I pretty much took a trip down to Sacramento with two purposes, get Madison into pointe ballet shoes & visit the Christmas Version of:

Williams Sonoma! as well, Pottery Barn & Crate & Barrel! They have me at hello every time!!

Why is everything in that store perfect? Right? One of everything please!!! Oh I love it!!

My absolute favorite treat this time of year is:

Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark! & I love Williams Sonoma’s Hot Chocolate…

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12.13.14! What a great day it is!

Today I will be shooting my last wedding of 2014!!! What a great year it has been!!!

Truly so thankful for all of my incredible clients! Thank you! Thank you!

This shoot was very special! So so special!

To photograph someone’s engagement session, then their wedding, then their baby reveal, & then a family shoot!!

One of life’s greatest honors!!!! I absolutely love this entire family!!!

I cried!!! Jake & Starr I am so happy for you!!!! How stunning your family is!!!!

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this a throwback to their engagement session from 2011 & when they first got stella!

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.favorite things #12. {susanville, ca photographer}

If you have followed my favorites from year to year you know that a frequent favorite are CANDLES! Yes! I love CANDLES!

Over the years, however, certain candles give both myself & hubby headaches — Soooo, pretty much SOY candles are the only one’s that don’t!

I recently found these candles in a local boutique, CAROUSEL, here in Redding & am in LOVE! The packaging, the smell, ahh! FAVE!!!

Favorite Thing #12 : GLINT CANDLES!!!!

Good news! You don’t have to live in Redding to get these, you can order them here: GLINT CANDLES!

My favorite is the Mulled Cider + Cinnamon Soy Candle!! It’s thee BEST!! Smells so cozy & festive!!!!! So so so cute!!!!

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This shoot is pretty special to me!!!! Kerissa I have known since kindergarten & Glen I met my sophomore year of high school.

Getting to capture them was pretty epic! I was in awe of how beautiful their love for each other is & how they love their kids, & the connection of their family!!

We had an amazing time just strolling around Susanville & stopping here & there to take pics!!!

Thank you for the great shoot Schall Family!!!!! You have an incredible family! So proud of you & in awe!!!!

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snacks & a little get away from being “posed” is very important for a successful photo shoot!!!

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.favorite thing #8. {northern california photographer}

favorite thing #8

Well! Let’s just say I was a big Otter Box fan, until MOPHIE happened!

Yep! That’s right! My bestie had this really cool golden mophie case & I just had to have one too!!

I LOVE it! I cannot imagine my life without it!!! My battery never runs out of gas! Praise the Lord!!!!

The case basically has a second battery on the bottom. When your battery gets low, switch it over & whala! A charge right in your hands!!!

It’s the BEST!!!!!! & it’s a great protector of the precious phone!!!!!

GET ONE!

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and I really love this family! a lot! a lot a lot!

So so thankful for them!!!! I photographed them last in 2008… Super fun to get to capture them again!!!!

I wrote that I was nervous in 2008 & I was nervous again in 2014. I think butterflies keep us on our toes….

Super fun & couldn’t have asked for a funner family to capture!

Love you all so much!!!!!!

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yes! yes! yes! this shoot was SOOO much FUN!

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.favorite thing #7. {redding, ca family photographer}

oh for deadlines.

a few “had to get the orders done” orders & my youngest daughter just got fitted for pointe shoes, so we spent the day in Sacramento!! so much fun!!

sooo backed up a little!!!!! don’t worry I will get back on track!!

favorite thing #7:

Jane Iredele

It is my holy graile of make-up! I couldn’t live with out it!!

The Smooth Affair sets your skin for the BB Cream/Foundation & it goes on so smooth & easily..

& then the Hydration Spray literally keeps your make-up on all day! I vouch for this product. It works wonders!

Click this link to order your Jane Iredele & receive 15% off!!!!!!

jiblog This next family is pretty special to my heart. In fact I met Anya through the Art of Skin Care who sells Jane Iredele!!

I have taken their family pics here & there & oh how fun it is!!!!

Thanks for the great shoot!!! Loved capturing you all again!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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