.inga. {redding, ca photographer}

INGA

Do you ever– if you are married–or not– maybe you dream of who your bridesmaids would be? Right now, today? Sometimes I ask myself that.

Shooting weddings most weekends I just wonder…. Who would I have by my side…. Inga would be one!!

She has been such a constant & steady friend!!! Always encouraging, supporting, loving!! She literally leaves a comment on most every one of my pictures!!! It’s incredible!!!!!!!

On a fun note!!!!! Transformation Thursday!!!!!!! Seriously…. Here’s a shoot from 2010….& then 2013!!!!

Inga! You will forever make me smile!! I love you so so much!!!!

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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…….

.elise. {redding, ca senior photographer}

Elise!!

Back in I think 2008 or so, when I first started taking senior pictures, I photographed Elise’s older brother & of course took one of them together!!!!!

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and now 2016!!!!How stunning you are, Elise!!!! So so beautiful!!!

Loved our shoot & the adventurous fence climbing to get into the “ultra-cool” places! So much fun!!!

Keep being you! Your happiness & kindness will take you anywhere!!! You have so much ahead!!!!

Chase after your dreams!!!!! Happy Pictures!!!!!!!

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.robert + kayla | jbl ranch wedding. {redding, ca wedding photographer}

Robert + Kayla

JBL Ranch is such a great wedding venue! Hidden back in the Cottonwood country, it’s a stunning place to get married!!

Robert & Kayla! It was a joy to capture your day! So happy that the rain stayed away! It truly did turn out perfect!

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.summer. {redding, ca photographer}

happy summer!!!!

I hope this finds you enjoying SUMMER!!! That time of year where there is a certain “freedom”! Not a lot of “schedule/routine”, especially with kids…. Bedtime looks like 12:30am & Morning looks like 10am!  We have definitely been enjoying it! I have pretty much taken July off, which has been really good for my heart & soul & mind & body!! LOL!! To have a few Saturdays with nothing to do— has been so nice—-

SOOOO if you have e-mailed & wondering where I am— SUMMER!!!! We will get you booked!!!

#seniors #classof2017!!

Anyways– I have really been wanting to go to San Francisco. It’s one of my favorite places ever! I just love it there! We haven’t really, as a family, explored & adventured the Golden Gate Bridge, so that was the plan….. Getting there it was FOGGY! Yep! Foggy! I felt a bit of disappointment hit, b/c I really wanted to see the bridge in all of it’s beautiful RED glory, PLUS it would match my instagram feed, coming off of the 4th of July!! YEP! I know! Anyways— put my feet in the sand, watched the kids play in the ocean, watched the fog blow by the bridge, praying it would lift…. & took pics of my kids– Kira was really the only one really into it……….   Conner is currently in Mexico — He’s been there for two weeks & has one more to go….. Really missing him!!!!! But truly enjoyed the city & connection with my family!!!!! So thankful for summer!

How about you?? Any summer plans??? Favorite places to adventure too??

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.maddie. {california high school senior photographer}

maddie

About 5 years ago I had the privilege of photographing Maddie’s older sister, Devon, down in the LA area.. It’s amazing how time flies…. I couldn’t have been more honored to capture Maddie! She came up to Redding….. & luckily caught some good weather!!! Maddie! So so fun capturing you!!!! You are a natural, so so beautiful!!!! I know that much adventure lies ahead for you! The best is yet to come! Pursue your dreams & passions!!!! You’re amazing!

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.bekah. {redding, ca photographer}

I had an amazing opportunity to capture Bekah!!

She is pursuing a few dreams, arts & theater, & needed some pictures for her portfolio!!

It was so much fun just playing around & capturing her personality a bit!

Bekah! You are stunning! I so loved taking your pictures & chatting in between shots!!

Keep chasing your dreams!!!! For one day, they will come true!

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 I just LOVE light! & the different tones it evokes!!!

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.taryn. {redding, ca senior photographer}

taryn

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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