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Oh Man!!!! I am doing it. Favorites + Blogging = Hard Work!!

I feel like I am on that post a picture of the day mission!!! & I feel like I am ready to fall of of the planet! LOL!

I have fallen in love with Favorite Thing #18 this year! It’s been around for a while, but for whatever reason I am just LOVING Favorite Thing #18!!

F R E E   P E O P L E

I heart Free People!!

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Here I am… More of these pics to come, but wore Free People for our family photos!! Let’s just say I am hooked!

Thank you Brett & Emily Faulknor for the sweet picture!

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and a few of the Kreiders! Ah! How I love them. I have been photographing them for just over five years now!! Is that awesome or what??

I found a blog link from 2008!

http://heatherarmstrongphotography.com/blog/?p=360

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However, I photographed them the year before, so I have been capturing them for six years!!!! Wow!!!! Tears!

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.2013 favorite thing #17. {redding, ca coffee bar}

Favorite Thing #17 just happens to be Carla & Matt’s Favorite Thing!

They absolutely love the COFFEE BAR!!!

FAVORITE THING #17: THE COFFEE BAR!!!!!!!!!

I love it too!! Especially love the Mocha’s! If you want a fun place to meet up, or have a date, or an amazing cup of coffee… the coffee bar is IT!

Matt & Carla share a love for coffee-ness & hot chocolate-ness & togetherness!!!

Their engagement session was nothing short of exceptional!! The Coffee Bar & then the beautiful McCloud California & the SNOW!

Yes, it was like 28 degrees, but we did it!!!!! Lots of cuddles, but warmth was had!

I’m beyond thrilled for these two!!! They are GETTING MARRIED!!! YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Congratulations Matt & Carla! I had an absolute blast with you two!!!!!

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.2013 Favorite Things #16. {Redding, CA Senior Photographer}

Favorite Thing #16 is a hit in my house!!!

To keep nail polish organized & color cordinated & brand separated, it is the BEST!

Favorite Thing #16

Acrylic Nail Polish Wall Holder

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I love Senior Mini-Sessions!! A 35 minute shoot for yearbook headshots & tribute!

Please inquire if you are interested in a mini-session!

Katie- It was so great capturing you! You are absolutely beautiful!!! Your sweetness makes me smile!!

Happy Class of 2014! Hope it’s the best year ever!

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.2013 favorite thing #15. {northern california photographer}

Just a reminder!!!  I’m giving a way a WHOLE lot of Starbucks LOVE!!!!

Link HERE to Enter to Win! Win! Win! Win! Win!

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and FAVORITE THING #15!!!! Every year I have a new Trader Joe FAVE!!!

This year I just thought these were “mini” of the Dark Chocolate Stars. Didn’t even read the box. Just saw the “mini” stars!!! Oh me!!!

and never did the “green” box dawn on my that they were little “mint” stars!!!!

Buy OH MY STARS these are delicious & little, which makes it even BETTER!!!!!! You can have just a few & feel super happy!!!!

Favorite Thing #15 Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars!!!!!!!

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Over the summer our family led a Family Missions Trip to Tecate, Mexico to Rancho De Sus Ninos.

It was an amazing time. Definitely life changing, to say the least! Our kids were truly impacted & really came away with a thankful heart for what they have!!!

While we were there I had the privilege of capturing the Horner Family. Quick, quick shoot, but super fun! Jimmy & Geana run the orphanage, along with their kids!

I’m in awe of their heart & compassion & passion to do what they do! It really impacted my life!!!!

They are amazing people & it is truly incredible the work they are doing there!!!!

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.2013 favorite thing #14. {redding, ca photographer}

Yep!!!! I love these! Couldn’t live without them!

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make every day life extraordinary! Smile!!!

Favorite Thing #14:

Costco Kirkland Daily Facial Wipes! They take make-up off better than any product I have ever tried & they don’t dry my face up at all!

Next time you are at Costco, get some!!!!

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So excited to share this family photo shoot!!!!! Such a blast! A few years ago I shot David & Aleah’s Wedding!! It was absolutely beautiful & an honor to shoot!

From this wedding, friendship led the way!!!! Aleah’s mom, Kim, is one of my most frequent blog commenters! I love her! Sometimes she makes blogging worth blogging just from her comments!!!!

 &  Tyler Faires is one of the finest videographers that I know! I so love working with him!!!!!

Ah to capture them once again!!!! Made my year!!!!!

Love you all Faires  & Nishizaki family!!!!

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.2013 favorite thing #13. {redding, ca senior photographer}

I have fallen in love with these!  From the very first time I saw someone wearing it, I was taken!!! AH!

The company is absolutely incredible! Make sure to gift one to someone this Christmas Season!

Give the gift of HOPE!

Favorite Thing #13

THE GIVING KEYS

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Jessica!! AH! So so beautiful you are!!!! Gover Ranch was the perfect place to capture you!!!!!

Happy Class of 2014!!!! Pursue your dreams & passions!!! Never give up!!! You are going to go far in life!!!!

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.2013 favorite thing #12. {redding, ca family photographer}

My job as a photographer would not be as easy if it weren’t for favorite thing #12.

These little candies have the ability to change a shoot  from fail to success.

As well, I personally LOVE to eat Smarties!!!!

Luckily my kids don’t as much, so I always get a lot around Halloween!!!

Favorite Thing #12: SMARTIES

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These Smarties played a HUGE roll in the success of this photo shoot, as well as the help of some chocolate…(wink,wink)!!

It was an absolute HONOR to capture the FAULKNOR family!!!! I so look up too & admire them.

Brett & Emily are some of my favorite photographers EVER! & are absolutely so so talented & creative!!!! Alway in awe of their work!

I was a tad bit nervous! I don’t know what it is or why? But so wanted everything to come out perfectly!!!!

Be sure to check them out here: BrettandEmilyPhoto

I had a total vision of a woodsy shoot, & they were up for it! Little ones & all!! Brittany Martin of Makeup by Brittany did a fantastic job on Emily!

Thank you, Faulknor Family for the wonderful shoot!! I so enjoyed it! I am so happy that you are BACK in Redding! YEAH! YEAH!

I know our friendship is only going to grow & so excited I am for that!!!!!! You are all treasures!!!!!

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I totally gave him a smartie!!!!!

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.2013 favorite thing #10 + starbucks give-away. {christmas giveaway}

I know you were waiting for this favorite!!!!!! Favorite #10 All Things STARBUCKS!!!

Many of you know that STARBUCKS is my ABSOLUTE FAVE! I love, love, love it!

Favorite Drink: Double Tall Latte with 1 Pump Pumkin

Favorite Cold Drink: Vente Black Ice-Tea with 1 Pump Classic

Favorite Coffee Bean: Verona & Blonde Veranda

With that comes ANOTHER Give-Away!!! 

1. Follow Me On Instagram  or Like Me On Facebook

2. & comment on the Starbucks photo what your favorite Starbucks drink is!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post that you did your homework & what your favorite thing is!!!!!!!!

4. Winner will be announced on December 20th!!!! 

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& Before I give away! Congrats to Lindsay you won the Boot Peeps & Annie you won the Baby Lips!!!!

So!! What am I giving away???????

1. Wide Stripe Cup (so so cozy)

2. Skinny Strip Cup  (so so cute)

3. One Pound of Christmas Blend

4. A Christmas Ornament

5. $50.00 Starbucks Card

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all entries must be posted by 11:59 pm PST time 12/19/13. winner will be announced 12/20/13.

.2013 favorite thing #9. {redding, ca family photography}

Who doesn’t like Bath & Body Works?? Right?? Ah! All of the smells!!!!
Well, Favorite Thing #9 is Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap!!!

My Favorite Flavor is the Winter Cranberry, but my girls really love the Vanilla Bean, because it reminds them of their Auntie Riann!!!!

Favorite Thing #9 = Bath & Body Works Hand Soap!!!!!

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& one of my FAVORITE families!!! Dina has been a huge voice in my life!! Always believing the best in me & my business! She has truly been there for me in so many ways!!!

So happy we were able to pull the shoot together!!!! Let’s make it a yearly tradition, Dina!! xxoxo!!! Love you!!!!

Your family is stunning!!! Loved getting time to capture each one!!!!! So beautiful they all are!!!!!

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.2013 favorite thing #8. {tbs ranch | redding, ca photographer}

Favorite thing #8 is OH so GREAT!

Everything about them makes me happy, happy, happy!

This weekend we had SNOW! It was the BEST! Totally made it feel like Christmas!!!!

I had Ben take a few pics of this Favorite Thing #8: HUNTER RAIN BOOTS!!!!

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oh they are so cute!!!

& because they were troopers & took a drive with me to the snow I had to take their picture!!!

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Savannah!!!! I remember when she graduated from 8th Grade!! Ahh! Where has the time gone!!!

You are absolutely stunning, Savannah! I am so proud of you & all that you have become & all that you are going after!!!! What an inspiration!!

Thank you for having me take your Senior Pics! Loved the TBS Ranch setting! It was absolutely perfect!!!!!!

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