May 22, 2018 7:05 PM
I was so excited to be able to photograph my friends family again. About a year and a half earlier, their young son would barely hold still for a moment and had a popsicle in his mouth most of the session:). This time around, they had just welcomed their newest daughter and their son was a little more excited about having his photo taken. It was such a beautiful evening at North Mountain Nature Park in Ashland and the light was just right as it was setting behind the nice, green, full trees in bloom.
May 8, 2018 5:11 PM
What a perfect time of year in Redding to do outdoor photos. It's not 110 degrees yet, everything is green and in bloom! It was such a pleasure to be able to photograph my friends' first professional photography session together. We explored the Sundial Bridge area at Turtle Bay and found an amazing grassy meadow among some old oak trees- what a gorgeous spot! Can't wait to go back and take some more there.
Apr 23, 2018 6:47 PM
What an beautiful day for an spring engagment session and an incredible couple to hang out with! Everything is in bloom in Redding, including the gorgeous pear trees out at Whiskeytown Lake at the Mill Creek area. We had a great time taking engagment photos in front of the Camden House and old barn. This adorable couple is getting married this Fall at an outdoor camp. Their friends and family will camp out in the cabins for the reception and roast marshmallows around the camp fire all nite. Congratulations Katrina and Jordan!
Apr 2, 2018 8:56 PM
TBS Ranch (http://tbsranchandestate.com/) in Palo Cedro, CA is a perfect spot for a rustic, chic outdoor wedding. The reception is held in an old and charming auction barn- lit up in beautiful chandeliers and white strung lights. Veronica and Logan were the first couple this year to be married at TBS and had a perfect spring day- the sun decided to show after a really good rain storm and they were able to hold the ceremony out on the lawn, where the bride carried a gorgeous boquet of sunflowers down the sunflower lined walkway to the alter (https://www.flowersbyamber.com/). Everyone had a blast dancing the nite away in the barn on a perfect spring evening. Congratulations to Veronica and Logan!
Feb 4, 2018 7:48 PM
What do you do when it's 55 degrees and sunny out at Lake Tahoe in the beginning of Februrary? A "spring" maternity photo session of course! I got to spend the afternoon with Frances and Eric, who are expecting their first in a couple of months. We shot at two separate locations in South Lake Tahoe- a beautiful open feild and the shore of Lake Tahoe at sunset. We had the very little left overs of snow from the week before in our feild, but none on the shoreline. It was strange to have it looking like late spring there- but made for a great time. Congratulations to Frances and Eric- I can't wait to meet the little one!
Apr 15, 2017 4:12 PM
Six miles west of Redding, CA is the old town of Shasta, CA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shasta,_California). From the 1850's to the 1880's, Shasta was the largest settlement in Shasta County and known for its gold mining. Today, there are numerous historic buildings and beautiful mountain surroundings. I did a family photo and engagement session today, and it was a perfect setting. Old brick buildings and ahistoric barn with open feilds of grass and blooming flowers made it a great backdrop.
Mar 27, 2017 1:36 PM
I had so much fun shooting the Jensen's family portrait session. Not only are they a beautiful and kind family, but they had the most fantastic swing in their yard hanging in an old tree. We got lucky with the weather and had wonderful, soft light in the afternoon time. Thanks again Jensens for a wonderful shoot!