.jeshua + nashell. {Redding, CA Engagement Photographer}

J E S H U A + N A S H E L L

Looking forward to shooting Jeshua & Nashell’s wedding later this year down in Benecia, CA!

They met at church & eyed each other for a bit & then the romance started! Their first date was at a little Chinese restaurant! & the rest is history!

He proposed to her at Christmas & believe it or not in the rain!! She said YES!!!!

Congratulations Jeshua & Nashell!

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.jess. {Redding, CA Senior Photos}

J E S S

Girl! Loved your mini-session! So fun to capture you & chat photography ! You are so beautiful!

Pursue your dreams & passions!! You have so much amazing ahead of you!!!!

Happy Class of 2013!!

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.capturing the heart. {Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry AMT}

Prepping for this blog post made me chuckle a bit. Believe it or not all of these beautiful models were captured in about a two hour period! I know! I know!

I have the honor of teaching a photography class at Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry!! The challenge is to teach & capture!!! Teach & capture!! Teach & capture!!! It’s so fun! Love! Love! Love it!

Day 3 of the class is Studio Shooting & Natural Light Shooting! It is a lot going on & a lot to take in! With about 30 people photographing & watching, we love to set them up with super awesome models!

Camille & Nicole were my studio models & did an amazing job!!! One of the stations was set up with a 7″ Octodome SoftBox & the other a single Beauty Dish!

Natural light is always great, Hannah & Terese did amazing as well!

H A N N A H!

She was a little dream doll! Posing it up for all of the students! Held nothing back! So proud of her!!!!

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It was so wonderful capturing Terese!!!! She interns for Ben & I couldn’t have been happier to photograph her!!! So beautiful you are Terese!!! Love you girl

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C A M I L L E!! {i heart you & love to capture your beautiful face!!}

Thank you to Destiny Lopez for the use of the Besty Johnson dress! Sunkissed Tanning Salon for the beautiful Mystic Spray Tan & Brittany Martin, Make Up by Brittany for the AWESOME make-up! & Drop it Modern for the super cool backdrop!

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We had just a little extra time with Nicole!!! So fun!!!! Amazing make-up done by Brittany Martin!

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.kylie. {Redding, CA Senior Photographs}

K Y L I E {CLASS OF 2013}

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be alway at your back….

And, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

-Irish Blessing

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.ryan + rebekah. {Palo Cedro, CA Wedding}

Ryan + Rebekah

It was such an honor to capture just a few hours of Ryan & Rebekah’s day!

They were married out in Palo Cedro at Cow Creek Church!  The many twinkle lights made it so romantic!

She handmade her flower wreath & all her bouquets! Oh so lovely!!!

It was freezing! Seriously! There was a breeze & cold! cold! Ryan & Rebekah fought through & just kept each other warm! (smile)

Ryan & Rebekah chose to do a first glance!! She caught him walking over! Her smile is priceless!!!

Congratulations Ryan & Rebekah!

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.celebrating. {Redding, CA Photographer}

I love my Mary Engelbreit daily quote calendar!! This was today’s quote & it just made me smile!!!

To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolute marvelous feeling. -Barbara Walters

A new website! A new brand! FIVE years of capturing beautiful faces! Celebrating a job well done! It feels so good to have it up & for the most part completed!!

I am so honored to capture the beauty of you! Thank you for believing in me through the years & giving me the honor of capturing your moment! Your YOU!! It means the world!!!

M A D D E L E N A  &   M A R C E L L O

About FIVE years ago I captured these two little cuties!! & for FIVE years I have been taking their pictures!

White trees in bloom we couldn’t resist a quick shoot! & to top it off a VW Bug!!! Oh man! I was in heaven!!!

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.genny. {Senior Photographer Redding, CA}

G E N N Y

First off! New watermarking! AH! Still playing with it! Would love your thoughts!

Lighter opacity? White? Smaller? Thoughts! Thoughts?

Basically I’m giving away images by blogging them the way I do without watermarking, so exploring the watermarking-ness!

Genny is quite the entrepenuer! She raises & sells these adorable little bunnies! I was quite impressed with Genny’s drive & passion!

I know you are going to go so far in life, Genny!! Keep pursuing the things you love most in life!

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.chris + melissa. {Redding, CA Wedding Photographer}

C H R I S   +   M E L I S S A

I have to say.. I feel truly blessed that my winter weddings have all felt like spring!! Nice & sunny! Perfection!

Chris & Melissa’s wedding was no exception. They were married February 9, 2013 on a most beautiful sunny day at Risen King Community Church!

The ceremony was officiated by the incredible Steve & Wendy Backlund!

Coordinating & Designing was done by the absolutely fantastic Gwen Edwardson & Jessica Deacon!! Oh man! Just you wait! Everything was absolutely stunning!

Dinner was absolutely delicious, catered by Sean Gafner of Premiere Catering! The lovely flowers were from Mallery’s Flowers! 

Congratulations Chris & Melissa!!!!! Thank you so much for the honor of capturing your incredible day!!!!!! I loved every second!!!! Thank you!

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.alice in wonderland birthday party. {Redding, CA Party Photographer}

It all started about a month ago when one of our dear friends, Destiny, brought over her Betsy Johnson prom dress!!!!

She told us that her prom was an Alice in Wonderland theme!!

Kira was in awe & started dreaming up an Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party!!!

Yep! She’s just like me & prepared lists, & got our creative juices flowing!!!

Next time we do something like this I am totally hiring a photographer! Quite a lot to capture it all!! Here are the bits & pieces I captured!!!!

Loved how everything came together! It was absolutely magical & every little girl’s dream of a birthday party!!!!

Happy 12th Birthday Kira!!!!

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Thanks to Jilly Bean Kids for all of the amazing paper goods & decor!!!!! Be sure to check out her site! It’s amazing!

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Everyone was beyond impressed with Mad Hatter!!! She did everything herself & by hand!!! AH! So amazing!! 
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Could not have pulled off the party without these two amazing ladies!!! Julia & Amy! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Your service was incredible & am so in awe of you both! Thank you! (mom & aunt shawna! thank you too!!!!034

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Ben & I even dressed up!!! Whoo Hoo!!!! Thrift Store wardrobe for $10.00!!!! 
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Happy 12th Birthday Kira!!
May all of your wildest dreams come true!!!!!
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