Katie and Paul’s engagement session fell perfectly between the rain.  They only had a few puddles to leap over during their session.  Good thing Katie opted for the shoes with a wider heel or her heel may have been disappearing into the wet earth.  These two came to town early to prepare for their session […]

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Lift in Upper Bidwell Park Engagement Session Winter | Katie + Paul

Katie + Paul Upper Bidwell Park

I was so happy when Kaylin and Brandon reached out for me to take their fall pictures this year.  I had the pleasure of photographing their beautiful wedding last year at the Gover Ranch in Anderson.  Social media has made following my AE Couples so much fun!  I feel like I keep up with them […]

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Kaylin + Brandon Bidwell Park Golf Course

The rain was not supposed to roll in until the evening.  Mother Nature had other plans.  When I arrived at Lauren and Sean’s engagement session, the windshield wipers were on with the rain coming down.  We had come to the decision to try again another day, and we were just about to get back in […]

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Winter Engagement Session with Fall Colors | Lauren + Sean

Lauren + Sean Bidwell Park Golf Course

It was easy to feel the love between Emily and Tucker at their fall engagement session in Upper Bidwell Park.  Their session was filled with joy, laughter, and smiles.  They complement each other as a couple and they are some of the nicest people I have ever met.  When I got home from their engagement […]

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Walk in Bidwell Park Engagement Session | Emily + Tucker

Emily + Tucker Upper Bidwell Park

Mackenzie and Matt drove up to Mackenzie‘s parents’ property on the outskirts of Willows. They knew that they wanted a sunflower field as a location for their engagement session, and they hoped that one nearby was blooming.  They had also scoped out some other beautiful locations on their own. Mackenzie is also a fellow photographer, […]

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Engagement Session in Sunflower Field | Mackenzie + Matt

Mackenzie + Matt Sunflower Field

As I was driving to Red Bluff, the clouds looked dark and the wind picked up.  As I got closer to my turnoff, raindrops started to hit my windshield.  Shay and Matt greeted me like something from the movie, Twister.  We decided to take a drive up the road to a field.  The rain continued. […]

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Ranch Engagement Session Twirling Under the Storm | Shay + Matt

Shay + Matt Ranch

When I first met Kristin before social distancing was here, she was newly engaged and beaming with joy!  She looked forward to Jeremy returning from North Dakota for them to take their engagement pictures.  Unfortunately, around the time of their engagement session I slipped and injured my back on a rainy day.  Kristin and Jeremy’s […]

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Kristin + Jeremy Corning Ranch

I had first met Sunshine when she was a bridesmaid in Haylee and Derek’s wedding almost a year ago. Shortly after, I then learned that Darin is my hairdresser’s brother-in-law. The town of Chico is amazing, and how everyone is connected! Sunshine contacted me early last month about her interest in almond blossom portraits. Mother […]

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Lifting in the Almond Orchard | Sunshine + Darin

Sunshine + Darin Almond Blossoms

Shaylyn and Casey had plans to take their engagement pictures in a snowy winter wonderland, but Mother Nature adjusted their plans to the beautiful campus of California State University, Chico.  Shaylyn and Casey shared a dance during their engagement session, and they made the dip look easy!  You can tell that these two often dance […]

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Shaylyn + Casey California State University, Chico

I first met Matt when he was the best man for Abigail and Dalton’s wedding this past spring.  Later that day, I met Megan at the reception.  She and Matt were quite busy on the dance floor!  I was so excited when they reached out to me about wedding photography.  Megan and Matt are a […]

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Megan + Matt Upper Bidwell Park



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