I first met Noele and Sean when I was photographing Marci and Jack’s wedding day in Almanor last summer.  Sean was the best man, and Noele was one of Marci’s bridesmaids.  Farmer J and I were able to capture plenty of handsome smiles from their son in his adorable wedding day attire too.  I was […]

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Family Walking Across Bride on Chico State Campus | Noele + Sean

Noele + Sean California State University, Chico

For Shawntel and Phil to get their fall family portraits in this past year, they needed to wait for Phil’s farming schedule to slow down enough for him to be home in time for the golden hour glow, just before the sun sets. I know this farming world well, and I know how hard it […]

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Fall Family Portraits on the Chico State Campus at Sunset | Shawntel + Phil

Shawntel + Phil California State University, Chico

Kimberly and Jeff’s beautiful family met me in Upper Bidwell Park at the Bidwell Golf Course for their fall family portrait session.  Everything from their wardrobe to their attitudes was perfect.  It had been years since I had seen Kimberly and Jeff with their gorgeous daughters.  They have both grown up so quickly.  It was […]

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Fall Family Walking in Olive Grove | Kimberly + Jeff

Kimberly + Jeff Bidwell Golf Course

Kelsey and Ryan have a tendency to have their pictures scheduled on a rainy day.  It rained on their wedding day, sprinkled on their maternity session, and had a downpour just before their fall family pictures.  Both their maternity and family sessions had already been postponed due to rain.  You can view their spring maternity […]

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Family Walking Across Bridge | Kelsey + Ryan

Kelsey + Ryan California State University, Chico

It has been so much fun to document Abbie and Dan’s love story!  My first session with them was to announce their pregnancy with their adorable son.  Since then I have had the pleasure to document their maternity pictures (and then this little guy arrived days later!), extended family pictures, their son’s first birthday, and now […]

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Family Walking on Chico State Campus | Abbie + Dan

Abbie + Dan California State University, Chico

Babies Birthday Blog:  What do you do when you have six babies who are all going to celebrate their first birthday around the same time?  Get them together for a birthday picture of course! These babies and their mommies have celebrated major milestones and holidays together.  This group of ladies is so lucky to have each […]

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Mommy and Me First Birthday Celebration | Babies Birthday Celebration

Babies Birthday Celebration One Year Olds

When Malinda contacted me to update her family pictures, she shared that they were overdue to have them updated.  Malinda shared that it had been many years since they took a professional family picture together.  Malinda and Brandon had a specific almond orchard they were hoping to use for the portrait session. Brandon helps his […]

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Spring Family Almond Blossom Session | Malinda + Brandon

Malinda + Brandon Almond Blossoms

Krisha and Richard have plans to move out of the area this summer, but Krisha wanted to document the North State’s beautiful spring almond blossom season.  Krisha and Richard met me with their five vibrant and beautiful children. During our time together, we were able to capture plenty of family group pictures and then lots […]

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Family Walking in Almond Blossom Orchard | Krisha + Richard

Krisha + Richard Almond Blossoms

Susan and Tim had the family already gathering to celebrate Tim’s son, Nick’s, birthday.  They used this opportunity to also update their family picture with all three (soon to be four) grandsons.  I heard multiple times through their session about how often Tim requested this moment to be captured.  It is obvious how much love […]

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Family on a Bench in the Backyard | Susan + Tim

Susan + Tim Private Residence

Betsy and Gary’s daughter contacted me with a desire to update their family pictures.  They lucked out to have blue skies and warm weather.  It was like a spring day in February.  Betsy and Gary were really hoping to have a picture that included all of their seven grandchildren.  We were able to capture that […]

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Betsy + Gary Upper Bidwell Park



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