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I met Heather and John out on their property in Willows, California, with their handsome sons, gorgeous in-laws, and all of their sweet grandchildren.  They have some new members that needed to be included in a family picture.  Originally, we had Heather and John’s family session scheduled on a stormy and windy day.  Fortunately, we traded […]

Heather + John Willows | Family

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Last week, we took some spur of the moment pictures at a wheat field near our house. We thought it was just a grassy field until Farmer J inspected it and shared with us that it was wheat.  We were all a little surprised.  The big kids could not believe that a wheat field was […]

Amber + Kids Wheat Field | Our Love Story

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I fell in love with Heather and Casey during their wedding consultation.   As I was leaving our meeting, I called Farmer J and told him that I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding.  As a people-centered photographer, I know that I was meant to serve them on their wedding day. Heather and Casey decided […]

Heather + Casey Table Mountain | Engagement

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You Farmer J and I used to live in Glenn; and we often passed Jessekah and Andy’s wedding venue, the Ord Bend Mansion, sometimes multiple times a day.  But we had never turned down the driveway to take in all of the beauty the mansion had to offer.  The spring flowers were blooming on both […]

Jessekah + Andy Ord Bend Mansion | Wedding

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Your First Look is an amazing part of your wedding day!  If you are not sure about this tradition, I  will explain why it would be a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.  Please know that I would never want anyone to feel […]

Three Benefits of a First Look Tips | Weddings

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What a small world we live in!  A while back I shared some baby items on social media that we no longer needed. The pediatric nurse we had with our big kids (and Farmer J’s pediatric nurse from when he was a child) took me up on the baby items, because she was going to […]

Kacie + Ed Northern CA | Lifestyle

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The rain and wind had been in the weather forecast for a couple of weeks following Kristi and Kyle’s maternity session in Chico Creek Canyon.  The sunshine finally poked out from behind the clouds and had dried up the orchards, so they were no longer a mucky mess.  Last spring I took Kristi and Kyle’s […]

Kristi Almond Blossoms | Maternity

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It had rained the day prior to Margo and Mark’s wedding in Durham, California and the morning of.  Margo’s hair and makeup were complete and she was taking a moment as she looked over her vows.  The thunder rumbled in the distance.  We looked up into the sky and saw clouds threatening to come our […]

Margo + Mark Spring Almond Orchard | Wedding

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I love to have our family’s pictures taken!  I enjoy seeing updated pictures in frames throughout the house.  BUT, the wardrobe takes a lot of energy and planning.  Yogi has to be prepped that he only has to be dressed up for a short amount of time. (He brings a change of clothes in the car.)  Fish needs […]

Amber + Jason Almond Blossoms | Our Love Story

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Celeste and Larry lost their home in the devastating Camp Fire. They now have a new place they call home in Durham. We held their four generation family session in the backyard of their gorgeous new residence.  Every single member of their family welcomed me with open arms and made me feel comfortable; just like family. […]

Celeste + Larry Durham Residence | Family

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