.kalley + andrew. {worshipu photography course | tbs ranch, ca}

I had the honor of teaching a class at this years Worship U, formally know was School of Worship, at Bethel Church! If you aren’t familiar with Worship U, check it out here! It is incredible! A change your life experience! Every year I am just rocked by the students who come & pour their lives into going deeper!

Day 2 of the class I set up an actual photo session so that everyone taking the class can experience working with a “live” subject, interact with them, and at the same time show them the process of a photo shoot. The art of posing, interacting, encouraging, lighting, etc.

I was absolutely THRILLED this year that Kalley & Andrew were up for the 116 degree heat! Yep! Redding’s hottest day of the year landed on the class & we just had to go for it! Kalley & Andrew were a dream to capture!!! I have been getting to know them through a marriage class that they & Ben & I participate in. I am in awe of their courage to build a happy marriage & to continually fall in love with each other! I so admire them both!

Andrew & Kalley!!! Thank you! Thank you! You are AWESOME!

TBS Ranch! It’s a dream to photograph at your venue! Thank you so much!

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.happy 4th of july. {redding, ca family photographer}

Happy 4th of July!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!! We enjoyed the day with friends & family! It was pretty relaxing & most of all FUN!

I so love the 4th of July! It is one of my favorite holidays! It’s so magical! & the colors! AH! I just LOVE it!

A birthday party for AMERICA! How could it not be one of the best holidays EVER!

Had to take pics of all the patriot-ness!! & Ben bought a flag so we could have some fun while we waited for the fireworks to start!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! SO THANKFUL FOR YOU & FOR OUR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!

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We absolutely love the Kim Family!!! So precious to us!!!

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The Flack Family! Oh how we love each of you!!! Thank you for having the party at your house!!!!!! It was the BEST!

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Eli had to work it for me!!!!!! So love capturing her!!

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and a few I took of kira with my iphone! ahh! the magic of an iphone!

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the fireworks were AMAZING this year!!! Fun with friends & family made it even better!! Thank you Redding for such a great show!

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.luke + larissa. {destination redwoods photographer}

L U K E + L A R I S S A

Taking a drive up to the redwoods & moonstone beach to take a few more bride & groom photos of Luke & Larissa was incredible!

Their wedding was a little bit of a rainy day, so a post-bridal session was meant to be!

I was up for anything! Larissa grew up in the Fortuna area & wanted to take pics in the Redwood forest!

It was a remarkable evening! The light was perfection! & the most beautiful subjects! AHH!

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.celine. {redding, ca portrait photographer}

C E L I N E

One of  my favorite families in Redding, the LeClerc’s!  I have photographed the girls a handful of times over the years & every time it is absolutely delightful!

We didn’t quite get to Celine’s Senior Pics, so a year later, & a hair cut later too, a photo shoot happened!

Celine, you are absolutely stunning! Goodness! Thank you for letting me capture you!

I cannot wait to see where life takes you! I know it is going to be amazing!!!!

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.sam + chelsea. {redding, ca engagement photography}

S A M + C H E L S E A

I am absolutely extatic for these two! Today they tie the knot! Yep!

Chelsea is pretty special, especially to my daughter Kira. She was her 6th Grade teacher this year & of course her FAVORITE! She has just adored  Ms. Will!  We are so thrilled that she is getting married!!

We just love these two & couldn’t be happier for them & am absolutely ecstatic to capture their day!!!!

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.ian + erinn. {northern california wedding photographer}

I A N + E R I N N

Happy Wedding Post!! So happy to finally blog a wedding! A few more to come! AH!

Ian & Erinn were married 06.01.13! It was a super HOT day here in Redding, but everything turned out beautifully!

Truly impressed that they had Brick Oven Pizza catered in! Oh so delish!!!!! I love how creative weddings are getting!!!

Thank you two for the honor of capturing your day! Happily ever after to you!!!

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.sweet sixteen. {redding, ca portrait photographer}

I typically don’t take “spur of the moment” photo shoots! I received a text one early morning to see about shooting a “sweet sixteen” later that evening!

Being that it was at 7:30 p.m. I didn’t hesitate. I knew, at least, the lighting would be perfection!  & a sweet sixteen AH!  I knew it had to be special! It was absolutely the sweetest!

Beckah! Happy Sweet 16! You are absolutely gorgeous! I so loved capturing your celebration!Audrey & Hadley!  You are amazing & I’m so happy you texted me!!!!!

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.growing up. {redding, ca photographer}

It happened. The moment that I never in a million years thought would happen! Our son is a FRESHMAN! Yep! He’s graduated from 8th Grade & is now a FRESHMAN! Oh man! I really did think that Jesus would have come by now!

Sorry for the lack of blogging!!! Oh man! I feel like summer started in full swing! Literally!

Thank you all for your patience in e-mail responses & processing your orders! They are in que & will be done shortly!

Here are a few quick shots I grabbed before heading out the door to graduation! So happy I got these, because in all of the excitement I  didn’t get many with the whole family!!! nor did I get one with Conner’s Auntie, my sister, who flew all the way out to surprise him for his graduation! Seriously! Remind me next time to hire a photographer!!!!

Congratulations Conner!!!!!!!

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Thank you to all of our amazing friends & family who came & supported Conner & loved on him & blessed him! We are so thankful Conner has such incredible people pouring into his life!!!!

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.ingamae + kelly = sisters. {redding, ca photographer}

S I S T E R S

This shoot was so fun! Oh the giggles & smiles! It made me imagine both of these two young! How young at heart they were during the shoot!

Ingamae & I have been friends now for several years & how I love her!

If  you should ever meet her she will instantly want to take your pics… with her iphone! I often call her a PROFESSIONAL iPHONE photographer! LOL!

She was so excited to share the news that her sister was coming to visit!!!

Ingamae asked if we could do a little “mini” sister shoot! Oh how much fun we had!!!!

Kelly! AH! You are so wonderful! It was so fun meeting you & capturing you! You are absolutely stunning!

Inga! I love you! You radiate joy! It is so contagious!

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