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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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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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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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Susan’s daughters surprised her with a portrait session as a gift for her birthday.  We recently captured their spring family session in the grassy fields of Chico.  The sunshine was warm, and this made it feel even more like a spring day!  When I taught high school physical education, I also coached the junior varsity […]

Susan + Russell Grassy Fields | Family

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I first met Tiffany when we were both at the same location for portrait sessions one evening.  We exchanged names, started to follow each other on social media, and then we met for coffee to chat about photography.  We recently brought our husbands and children (six total!) to meet in the middle of a full bloom […]

Tiffany + Ben Almond Blossoms | Family

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Just before Jenna and Kevin’s fall family portrait session, the Camp Fire of 2018 broke out in the nearby town of Paradise, California. The smoke had finally cleared out the day before their session; and when we had talked earlier, we agreed that we would stick with the original session date.  Just as we were […]

Jenna + Kevin Upper Bidwell Park | Family

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It has been years since I had been to Marianne and Conway’s home in the Willows area.  At the time, they only had two sons; and they had not moved into their gorgeous country home that looks like something Chip and Joanna would have created.  Since then, Marianne and Conway have added a daughter and […]

Marianne + Conway Glenn County | Family

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2019 started off wonderfully with Patty and Jack’s family in Upper Bidwell Park!  Patty and Jack had their whole family in town for the holidays and took advantage of this by updating their family pictures.  The weather was sunny and the temperature was perfect for this January afternoon!  The mood of the session was set […]

Patty + Jack Upper Bidwell Park | Family

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Kristin and Mike brought their handsome sons to Bidwell Park for Kristin’s maternity session.  They wanted to document this moment before their little lady joined them in December.  Last year they had two boys for their family portraits, and this year a little baby girl has joined their family before 2018 came to a close. […]

Kristin + Mike Bidwell Park | Maternity

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