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
Okay, seriously, these two are the cutest! I had so much fun during their engagement session and there are a bazillion photos to prove it!
Justin proposed to Raquel on a fishing trip in Alaska and it was amazing! The girl literally had a huge fish in her hands and he dropped to one knee! So adorable! I just can't wait for their upcoming wedding!
I'm not exactly sure when it became a thing to have engagement photos taken, but I am so happy it's a thing! Perhaps it was because couples would announce their engagement in the newspaper and submit a photo? Do people still do that? Whatever the reason may be, you need engagement photos! In fact, you need photos all the time for any special occasion in your life, but thats not what I'm talking about today...
Katie and Kurtis are engaged! On a family trip to Tahoe, Kurtis surprised Katie with a proposal in front of their family and their dogs! I had so much fun photographing these two! Engagement sessions are such a great way for me to get to know my couples before their wedding day and I'm so happy I get to photograph their wedding. Not to mention, Katie invited me to scope out their wedding venue and
Oh boy are these two adorable! I knew when I met Caitlin for the first time when discussing her wedding photography that I just had to photograph her on her wedding day. And I hadn't even met her fiancé yet! Caitlin and Jordan were so much fun during their engagement session and I loved their playful humor with each other. I always tell my couples at the beginning of a shoot that they'll feel like professionals by the end and somehow I don't think they believe me. Then, like Jordan and Caitlin, they are completely rocking it during the entire shoot!
I absolutely loved photographing this sweet couple and