.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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.hudson | class of 2017. {redding, ca photographer}

Hudson!! Such a cool name you have!!!

Hudson is graduating from Lassen High School! Whoot! Whoot! Considering Cal Poly or UC Santa Barbara!!

Favorite high school memory was a trip to Mexico with a few of his buddies!!! Enjoys golf, running sometimes, & occasionally pheasant hunting.

Frosty Mill would be the best burger joint in Susanville, & got a smile when I asked if he was happy Panda Express recently opened up!!! Gotta love Orange Chicken!!

Hudson!!! Thanks for putting up with all my wise cracks!!!! You were great to capture!!!!!

So excited to see what the future holds for you!! I know you are going to go far in whatever you do!

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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…….

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


“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!



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


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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.gavin + selena | white rock ranch wedding. {redding, ca wedding photographer}

gavin + selena

definitely one of the sweetest, most sentimental weddings I have shot!!

I was in tears capturing the vows!! Man!! I wish I had a copy for the blog post, because they were just beautiful!

These two were married out at White Rock Ranch! Such a cool venue!! Everything came together perfectly!!!!

Congratulations Gavin & Selena! Never stop swing dancing!!!! Cheers to a life time of happiness!!!

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.lexi. {redding, ca high school senior photographer}

Lexi!!! Girl! What an amazing shoot!!! So happy we FINALLY got to take pics! Oh the rain!!!!

I know being a paralegal is in your future! Don’t give up on your dreams! Go after them! You can do it!!!!

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.taryn. {redding, ca senior photographer}


Taryn!! Such a fun shoot!!!! So enjoyed all of the different locations & adventures!!! Hopefully we will get to do a sister shoot this spring!!!

I know that whatever you do, you are going to succeed!!! You are so talented!!!!! Congratulations!! Class of 2016!!!!

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.real life. {redding, ca photographer}

Today I have been checking off the list of “to-do’s” & a few orders that are on the list, while at the same time watching Kirsten Lewis, a photojournalistic family photographer, on CreativeLive! Feeling inspired & evoked to keep going deep, to keep focusing on my craft…..It’s been so good! So real. Incredible!

This season has been tough mentally, just to be honest. Comparison & the lovely social media has spun me a bit this last season..I feel like there’s been a “fog” over my head!  I love Instagram & Facebook! I love the connection it brings, I love that it’s like a journal, to some degree… Facebook  posts & dialogs. It’s been incredible for my business! I love the clients it has brought my way, the friendships!!  I  have really enjoyed the app TIME HOP because it shows last year’s posts to like five year ago posts… It’s been really great, especially as a mom to see how much the kids have grown.. & to see how iPhone technology & cool editing apps have taken it to another level.

On the other end, it’s felt like social media has taken something from me… Something that I so love & have a passion for….  Capturing!  To post or not to post, to blog or not to blog?  To put it out there… To think “I am going to be judged…” “It’s not good enough…” “It’s not a picture of a bridge, waterfall, cool coffee shop, or deep in the hundred acre woods.”  “Will my clients be happy?” “Does it match with my feed?” “Will it get any LIKES?”  I could keep going… The struggle has been a struggle! HA! The reality…..

Of course while scrolling through instagram a friend of mine posted about a negativity fast that started February 10th for Lent. It resonated in my heart & I knew I needed to go after that….. So, yes… intentionally saying NO to this haunting monster & focusing on the positive… & breaking that off.  One day at a time, one post at a time. Not letting all this define me & keep me from what I do truly love!!!! Positivity wins!! Capturing the Heart wins!

… I saw my favorite tree had started blooming…. & I knew that it had to be in full blossom at the civic center… Sooooo, heading home, the little voice inside said… “swing by & take some pics of that tree…..” & the other voice… “why would you do that… they’re not going to be anything incredible..” “who wants to look at a bunch of flower pictures..” &  instantly I was like ” these pics are going to be so pretty & nothing is going to stop me from capturing this moment…”  This moment that I knew would make me come alive, would make my heart so so happy! I took a few with my phone & then came back a few days later to take some with my camera… & again….. sheer happiness! I just wanted to swing in the tree of blossoms! Breathe everything in. Bask in the beauty of spring & these stunning flowers……. Absolutely so magical! So So So beautiful!

Thank you for listening! & reading if you got this far…. How do you manage social media? Balance? Posting or not? Would love to hear your insight!!!! & if you want a really awesome positivity perspective, check it out Igniting Hope!

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.paige. {redding, ca photographer}


I first photographed Paige back in 2011, when she got engaged & married!!! I have followed her & kept in “social media” contact for some time now…. Paige is a fashion stylist/fashion blogger. Her website is here! Be sure to check it out! Always so inspiring!

Paige was a model for the class that I teach at Bethel School of Ministry! We had an absolute blast! So fun to capture her & even Taylor again after all of these years!! Thank you Paige for coming up!!!! You will always have a special place in my heart!

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