.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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.2013 favorite thing #7. {redding, ca family photography}

This favorite thing probably found me because of my two girls & how often they go through my make-up case!!!

One day I found FAVORITE Thing #7 mixed in with all of my make-up & just HAD to see what it was all about!

Fell in love! Now I have BABY LIPS!! :)

Favorite Thing #7 is BABY LIPS!!!

Be sure to leave a comment on this BLOG POST!!!!! AS I WILL BE GIVING THiS away to the LUCKy winner!!!! DECEMBER 10th!!!!! Two DRAWINGS!!!!

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& shot the LaFrance Family this late summer!!! it was super fun, super hot!!!!! they were TROOPERS!!!! Such a fun shoot!!!!!!!

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.favorite thing 2013 #6. {redding, ca photographer}

I don’t know what I would do without FAVORITE THING #6!

It is my place of relaxation & sometimes the deep breath between all that life holds!

It’s definitely a treat & I am so grateful every time I get to experience a facial at  ART OF SKIN CARE !

Put it on your Christmas list, because you will enjoy every second of your facial with either Jeana or Amanda!!!

Also, super fun news!! Art of Skin Care is hosting a Grand Re-Opening December 12!!! Be sure to stop by!!!!!!

Details Here:

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I wash my face daily with Rhonda Allison!!! AHHH! Best product EVER!

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this nail polish could be a FAVORITE!! Seriously! It is all natural, no crazy chemicals & it stays on longer than most nail polishes that I use! Seriously impressed & LOVE it!!

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I’m so thankful for you sweet Jeana! Thank you for always being there for me & for all of your wisdom! I cherish it!

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& the WONDERFUL Gill Family!!!!!!! It’s always so much fun getting to capture this family!!!!!!!

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.favorite thing 2013 #5. {redding, ca senior photographer}

Favorite Thing #5 is Little Boot Peep Boot Toppers

I absolutely LOVE these!!!! I would buy every style & pair if I could! They are AMAZING!! You need a pair!!!

Get a pair HERE or LEAVE a comment & you will be entered to win!!!!!! Winner will be announced on the 10th!!!

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Enter to win the PINK Little Boot Peeps!!!!!

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& could I just chose a favorite person?? Well, that person would be Michaela!! I seriously an in awe of her!

She is incredible! So much passion & drive! She makes me want to aspire for more! I was thrilled to capture her!!!!

I love you so so much Michaela! You are an inspiration! Continue to live big & love like you do! You are going to change the world!!!!!

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.favorite thing 2013 #4. {northern california photographer}

Okay, so I could seriously have a wall covered in favorite thing #4! I am such a word person, so this just compliments that for me!

Favorite Thing #4

Word Boxes by Primitives By Kathy!

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Just had to put a word box in a family shoot!!!!! LIFE IS GOOD!! This shoot was just awesome!!! If you could have seen behind me you would be smiling!!

I had two awesome assistants on this to help it be a success!!! Esther Gareau & Jessica Kopp, thank you!!!!!!!

Smarties & loli-pops kept smiles coming & I was even super brave & let s centipede crawl down my hand!!! Yes, it got everyone to look RIGHT at me!

Havilah & Ben! I just love your family!!! I just love you all!! I’m so happy you are living here now!!! It’s sooo good!!

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I so loved capturing families this year up at Old Shasta!! We even had our family pictures there!!!! Something so special about  this place!!!

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