When Julia contacted me to say that they were ready to share some very exciting news, I could not wait to tell Farmer J!  I had to resist from telling our children at first, because they see Julia often.  I did not want them to spoil any surprises Julia and Nick had planned.  As soon […]

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Julia + Nick Bidwell Park | Maternity

Haley and Matt met me in Upper Bidwell Park in Chico, California, for their maternity session.  Upper Bidwell Park was truly buzzing!  The mosquitos were crazy and extremely invasive!  I can already see that Matt is going to be a wonderful father, because of how well he tried to protect Haley from the mosquitos.  He […]

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Upper Bidwell Park Chico CA Maternity White Dress Photo

Haley + Matt Upper Bidwell Park | Maternity

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 […]

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Romantic spring almond blossoms maternity session with a blush sequins gown.

Kristi Almond Blossoms | Maternity

California State University, Chico, is starting to look a lot like springtime!  There were blossoms blooming and little signs of green that spring was not far away.  Kelsey and Ryan met through a friend that worked with Ryan in the California State University, Chico, dining hall.  They got married in San Diego on a rainy […]

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Kelsey + Ryan California State University, Chico | Maternity

I have had the honor to document Kristi and Kyle’s fall pictures that included a pregnancy announcement, their gender reveal party with their family and friends, and now their maternity session!  It has been a joy to follow along with them on their journey with their third baby.  We ventured up to the Butte Creek […]

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Kristi + Kyle Butte Creek Canyon | Maternity

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. […]

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Kristin + Mike Bidwell Park | Maternity

Katie and Karl were married in June of 2017.  In September 2017, they were both in attendance at the Las Vegas Route 91 Jason Alden concert when a man started shooting at the concert fans.  Both Katie and Karl had to dive to the ground for safety and then run again when the shooter was […]

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Katie + Karl Upper Bidwell Park | Maternity

Michelle and Jared are one of my favorite families to photograph, because Jared is Farmer J’s brother (also a Farmer J)!  I always look forward to seeing everyone’s bright smiling faces and receiving hugs from all, but especially from their twins.  I have learned that it is helpful to come fully prepared with treats to […]

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Michelle + Jared Chico, CA | Family

Summer and Arturo met on the softball field.  It was not quite love at first sight.  Summer was discussing with a friend about how Arturo had a horrible baseball swing for the game of slow pitch softball!  Fast forward to their first date.  They had plans to go to dinner in Chico.  Arturo’s truck had […]

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Summer + Arturo Honey Run Covered Bridge | Maternity

One evening, after our children had been tucked into their beds, Farmer J and I were sitting on the couch together (probably watching Chicago PD).  It was probably just after 9 p.m., and Farmer J’s cell phone rang.  I said, “who is calling at this hour?”  It was Farmer J’s brother, Jared (also a Farmer […]

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Michelle + Jared Bidwell Park | Maternity



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