Jean and Ryan are engaged! I met Jean and Ryan in high school and they have always been the sweetest people. I have had the pleasure of photographing a few of their friends and now its their turn! I am so excited I get to be their photographer!
Lately, in Northern California we have been dealing with super smokey days and the day of their engagement session was no different. We dealt with some weird weather this day, but their love was able to shine through the smoke!
Carly and Paul are engaged! As you'll see from these photos, Carly and Paul probably missed their calling as supermodels! Somehow Carly was getting the wind to give her perfect Beyoncé hair during the session. Such a beautiful couple and a beautiful engagement session! Can't wait for their wedding next year!
Shelly and Michael are so sweet! I could tell how much they loved each other throughout every second of their engagement session. I loved being able to photograph them by the Sacramento River and ending with such an amazing sunset making for the perfect engagement photos!
I have been friends with Madi since high school and it seems like only yesterday we were driving to sports games together singing at the top of our lungs! Now she's getting married! Madison and Brooks rocked their engagement session! As I was clicking the shutter I just knew these were going to be some great photos. Can't wait to photograph their upcoming winter wedding!
Karla and Spencer met at the hospital where they both work and their first date was in the cafeteria! So Grey's Anatomy, I know! The two of them wanted their engagement session to be a relaxed and fun time at the lake with their dogs, Luna and Estrella. These dogs were SO excited to be at the lake one just dove right of the little cliff of the trail to get to the beach! The lake was so beautiful and peaceful during their engagement photos and it was so fun to photograph them!
Hayley and Brian are engaged! Last fall I had the pleasure of photographing Hayley's sister, Andi and her husband on their wedding day and both Hayley and Brian were a part of the wedding party. I love being able to celebrate such amazing moments in a family and I'm so honored to have been able to photography both Andi and Hayley! Hayley is an architect and Brian is a firefighter and they wanted to incorporate their careers in their photos. It was such a cute idea and so awesome to have a couple with such amazing jobs!
Dallas and Austin were the winners of my engagement session giveaway at the Redding Bridal Show in February and they were so fun to photograph! They have the sweetest sense of humor together and it was awesome to be able to capture that in camera.
And yes! Their names are Austin and Dallas, like the two cities in Texas! I didn't even realize it until someone commented on an Instagram post of them! How perfect is that!? These two are meant to be!
I love my job every single day, but I LOVED my job the day I got to photograph Sherri and Dan! I normally try not to show a bunch of photos from the back of my camera to keep the element of surprise. But sometimes when it's just too good, I can't help but share! Every time I would show Sherri and Dan a photo their faces just lit up and it made my heart so full!
Selena and Rick picked the most beautiful location for their engagement photos! Ferrari-Carano Winery was a beautiful escape in Sonoma County. I am so excited to photograph Selena and Rick's wedding in September! They are such a wonderful couple and I just know it's going to be a fantastic day!
Oh, the dreaded wedding timeline! Your wedding day is going to be exciting, full of love, and your best friends and family. But it is also going to be a loooong day! There is so much to do, so many people to see and you want to make sure you remember to do it all while not leaving your guests wondering, "what is happening? where are they? and when is dinner?" This is why having a timeline for your day is an absolute necessity. Weddings can be very stressful and a sure way to eliminate some of that stress is to create a timeline