.inga. {redding, ca photographer}

INGA

Do you ever– if you are married–or not– maybe you dream of who your bridesmaids would be? Right now, today? Sometimes I ask myself that.

Shooting weddings most weekends I just wonder…. Who would I have by my side…. Inga would be one!!

She has been such a constant & steady friend!!! Always encouraging, supporting, loving!! She literally leaves a comment on most every one of my pictures!!! It’s incredible!!!!!!!

On a fun note!!!!! Transformation Thursday!!!!!!! Seriously…. Here’s a shoot from 2010….& then 2013!!!!

Inga! You will forever make me smile!! I love you so so much!!!!

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.blue bottle coffee + ellie. {redding, ca senior photographer}

ellie part 2

This part of the shoot was so fun!!! A little blue bottle mocha!!! Little pick-me-up!!

Ellie Girl!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!! Loved capturing you!!!!!!!!

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.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…….

.nathan. {redding, ca senior photographer}

This shoot still brings a smile to my face!!!!!

Nathan sent an e-mail with his vision for the shoot….Included was a boat & wake surfing!

My mind was thinking flips & tricks on a wake board…….

He’s prepping to get up on the wake board & in his formal clothes!!!

Wait for it…. Yep!!! I was like… “Yes! Let’s do this & how on earth are you not going to get wet??”

Luckily Nathan is a pro wake-surfer & about 15min in, he & his clothes were dry!!!! (smile!)

& we got some SWEET shots of Nathan rocking the WAKE SURF!!! Totally impressed!!!!!!

Nathan! You are a rock star!!! So enjoyed capturing you!!!!

Best of luck in all that you do & pursue!!!!!

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.elise. {redding, ca senior photographer}

Elise!!

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!!!!!

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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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.shaun + kayla | tbs wedding redding, ca. {redding, ca wedding photographer}

shaun + kayla

ahhh! these two!!! their love for each other is so beautiful & so felt!!!

TBS Ranch!!! Such an incredible wedding venue!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better day!!!

Thank you so much for having me capture your most beautiful day!!!!

Here are a few highlights from this gorgeous wedding!!!!!

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

CARSON

“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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.brandon + kiley |gover ranch wedding. {redding, ca wedding photographer}

brandon + kiley

okay!!! these two!!! favorites for forever! I got to photograph them when they were graduating high school & dating! yep! high school sweethearts!

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I looked a bit for the pics of them together….

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I think we need to re-create this one, Kiley!

Anyways!! So excited to share their wedding!!! They tied the knot out at Gover Ranch! Such a stunning venue!!

Everything came together perfectly!!!! Highlight of the wedding was definitely when they fell off of the swing!!! They had everyone laughing!!

Thank you for having me capture so many high lights of your life!!! It means more then you know!

Together forever you will always be!

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.richard + felicia | mt. shasta engagement. {redding, ca photographer}

this weather was just for them!

i seriously tried to talk her out of it, & she kept saying, it’s perfect… little did I know that she was praying for a foggy/cold/wet day!

& in the middle of redding summer heat, cold came… just for richard & felicia!!

so excited for your wedding!!!! it’s going to be magical, just like you two!!!!

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.summer. {redding, ca photographer}

happy summer!!!!

I hope this finds you enjoying SUMMER!!! That time of year where there is a certain “freedom”! Not a lot of “schedule/routine”, especially with kids…. Bedtime looks like 12:30am & Morning looks like 10am!  We have definitely been enjoying it! I have pretty much taken July off, which has been really good for my heart & soul & mind & body!! LOL!! To have a few Saturdays with nothing to do— has been so nice—-

SOOOO if you have e-mailed & wondering where I am— SUMMER!!!! We will get you booked!!!

#seniors #classof2017!!

Anyways– I have really been wanting to go to San Francisco. It’s one of my favorite places ever! I just love it there! We haven’t really, as a family, explored & adventured the Golden Gate Bridge, so that was the plan….. Getting there it was FOGGY! Yep! Foggy! I felt a bit of disappointment hit, b/c I really wanted to see the bridge in all of it’s beautiful RED glory, PLUS it would match my instagram feed, coming off of the 4th of July!! YEP! I know! Anyways— put my feet in the sand, watched the kids play in the ocean, watched the fog blow by the bridge, praying it would lift…. & took pics of my kids– Kira was really the only one really into it……….   Conner is currently in Mexico — He’s been there for two weeks & has one more to go….. Really missing him!!!!! But truly enjoyed the city & connection with my family!!!!! So thankful for summer!

How about you?? Any summer plans??? Favorite places to adventure too??

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