.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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.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!


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!

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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!


& 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!

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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!


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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