Monday, August 30, 2010

Chico California Photography: A Day of Rest

These last three weeks have been wonderful and exhausting and full! I am so grateful for all of the work: So many beautiful weddings to capture and so many awesome clients to work with! With such a busy schedule, comes a lot of editing -- hours and hours, day and night, are spent in front of my computer.
While I enjoy this, today, our family needed a day off together. Now you should know that I actually really believe in a balanced life -- Weekends and rest are a normal part of our life, but in August, during the peak of my wedding season, I typically work six days a week.
Now Mondays are always our day off -- both of us! Today was an awesome day. We slept in, made a big breakfast with homemade smoothies, took a bike ride, went for a swim, and had a lovely afternoon. I am so thankful for the day of rest. We needed it!
So tomorrow, we are back to work -- and a lot of it. God has blessed us with great jobs, awesome mentors and so much encouragement. We praise Him for all of these things!
And because a post is not quite as good without a photo, here is a photo of my new favorite find: These heels were just too cute to pass up! I have been inspired by all of my brides lately -- a cute pair of shoes does wonders for a woman!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chico California Wedding Photograpy: Jeff and Brianna Tease...

I love my job! What a great wedding today -- filled with so many stories! Here is a small tease of this cute couple! Congratulations Jeff and Brianna!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Chico California Child Photography: Caleb

A couple years ago, Kenny and I met Jeremy and Mari Lyn. They became good friends to us and I am so grateful for all the ways that they have been a part of our lives. Almost six months ago, they became parents to the handsome Caleb! I wrote about Caleb in this blog post, a couple months ago. He is a miracle indeed and I love to see the joy that he has brought to his parents. Jeremy and Mari Lyn -- you are such amazing parents. I am so proud of you and I love, love Caleb!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chico California Portrait Photography: Anna

I emailed Anna's Mom in June to set up Anna's senior photo session. As soon as we began talking, I knew that this would be an great shoot. Anna's Mom knew the value of investing in photography and she also wanted to be a part of making this a wonderful experience for Anna. Our creativity just flowed perfectly together!
As for Anna, she is a vocalist -- and has a beautiful voice! I kept hoping she would break out in song for me during the photo session. She plans to pursue music in college next year. As we spent time together, I was so excited to be a part of capturing her senior year. I know that God is going to use her for great things in this world!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chico California Child Photography: Baby Lucas

I met Lucas a couple weeks ago in Portland. I actually went to college with Amy and it was so much fun to see her again! Lucas started the session sleeping peacefully in the arms of his Dad. When he began to wake up, he was just great for the camera! At three months old, he was a sweet, sweet boy to capture!

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Nick and Sarah

I am so blessed to work in an industry that I love! I am so honored each time a bride and groom choose me to document their wedding day story. It is such an honor for me and brings me so much joy! Here is a glimpse into the wedding of Nick and Sarah. They were married on a beautiful day in Hood River, Oregon. Their day was filled with so much joy and love and support. I so enjoyed every moment of my day with them -- and to think that this is just the beginning of their amazing journey together! Here is a brief look at their beautiful day!

I just think this photo is so great -- as it shows both of them in action -- throwing the bouquet and tossing the garter....

I will end with these photos -- Nick and Sarah rode off in this vintage beauty! And these photos just sum up their fun and beautiful relationship!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chico California Wedding Photography: David and KC Tease...

I am so, so excited to share this couple's engagement photos with you! Here is just a tease tonight -- a photo as the sun began to set right on the beaming couple! KC and David are beautiful people and I am so grateful for my time with them this evening...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chico California Maternity Photographer: Leah Tease...

I met Leah and her husband Yancy this evening. Leah is 37 weeks pregnant with their first little boy! She is just gorgeous! Here is a tiny tease of what is to come!


Chico California Wedding Photography: Color...

I have been busy editing wedding photos this week! I wanted to showcase this photo today in order to emphasize the beauty of color... These are the bride's shoes from a wedding I captured. They were so much fun to work with -- and brought just a bit of color to a stunning white and black flavored wedding! I love it! More from this wedding coming soon and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chico California Senior Photography: Amanda

It was almost a year ago that I first met Amanda! I would have to say that I liked her from the start! She was a student in the ministry that Kenny pastored and I just loved getting to know her. When I got to meet back up with her this past week, I was so excited! She just makes life fun! She is beautiful and full of joy -- as you can see in these photos!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Chico California Wedding Photography.... Bridget and Ryan Tease...

Ryan and Bridget tied the knot tonight... I have not even begun the work of downloading and culling through their photos, so this is just a tiny tease taken from some of our final photos of the evening. Congratulations you two!


On another note -- I am headed away for three days with my hubby. We have both been working so much lately and this summer has been very full. All that to say, we need a break. So if you need to get ahold of me, I will be back in my office on Wednesday! Cheers!

Chico California Photography: Two More Teases...

Two more teases from Friday -- what a fun week I have had!

Meet Hannah -- a beautiful girl with so much personality and joy!

Caleb is such a cutie -- He is a miracle and I am so thankful for the opportunity to capture him, just shy of celebrating six months of life!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chico California Photography: A Few More Teases from Portland...

This week has been so busy! Here is a couple more teases from some work today!

The stunning Anna...

Darling Lucas -- resting on his Daddy between photos...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chico California Senior Photography: Amanda Tease...

I met Amanda this past year and was so lucky to capture her senior photos this evening. Here is a tiny tease that shares exactly the kind of joy that comes from this girl...


Monday, August 9, 2010

Chico California Wedding Photography: Will and Nan Tease...

Will and Nan are among the most beautiful people I have met! Here is a tease of their wedding portraits...


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chico California Photography: Vigfusson Family Tease...

I truly love this family! Today I had the opportunity to adventure to De Ponte Cellars with them and capture some beautiful photos! Here is a tiny tease for now...