Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chico California Photographer: Baby K Tease...

Kaidyn is six weeks old -- and so precious! Meeting her yesterday and seeing her Mom was one of the highlights of my week. I can't say it enough -- I am blessed with the world's best clients. ever. ever. ever!

Thank you so much for letting me do what I love! Kaidyn, you are so sweet!

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Chico California Portrait Photographer: L Family Tease...

You think this little man is cute? Wait until you see his sisters! I am so blessed to work with the sweetest clients ever!

Cheers to lots of editing and more photo sessions still to come!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chico California Senior Portrait Photographer: Hannah Tease...

It was a nice change to photograph a senior session yesterday and Hannah is simply stunning.

Cheers to a week full of wonderful sessions and the chai tea that keeps me going!

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Chico California Wedding Photographer: Shoes...

Well -- it is no secret -- I like shoes! I think there is something about a pair of heels or the sweetest pair of flats that just inspire me creatively. Believe it or not, I always start a wedding day, photographing the bride's shoes.

I'm off to shoot a senior session -- and I'll be sporting some cute shoes for inspiration -- but not quite as cute as this bride's heels :) (More on these shoes later...)

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Paul and Bethany Tease...

I am still processing so much of what happened yesterday -- as the weather turned from miserable wind and rains, to a sun-lit evening. God had His hand on this wedding day, that is for certain.
Paul and Bethany: I can hardly wait to unfold your story on my blog in the days to come. You are beautiful people!

For now, this one caught my eye. It is truly just a tease from their day, but see how their smiles show so much!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Saturday...

I think it is hard to know what to write on the world wide web. You never really know who reads your posts. My vulnerability is best seen behind the camera, where I take risks and pour my heart into the art that I am creating and the life that I am capturing. However, sometimes I just want to write. Today won't be one of those long winded conversations -- but I am asking you to join me in something wonderful.

You see, I am praying. Praying for a break in this crazy weather. And while I would certainly love to see the sun for a dose of Vitamin D, I am praying because of this sweet couple below. You see, Saturday marks their wedding day. It is going to be a gorgeous affair -- outdoors, here in Chico. Bethany will be a radiant bride, and I know a beautiful spring day would mean the world to both of them!
So, I am praying for a "rainless" Saturday and am asking you to join me. The weather channel says rain, but I think God can work a miracle. What do you think? Will you join me?

I adore this couple and I can't wait to see what God will do on their wedding day. And just so you know, I will keep you posted :)

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Chico California Wedding Photographer: Billy and Bri's Engagement

Last Friday I had the opportunity to work with Billy and Bri -- at Disneyland!
Billy is in the military, and currently stationed in Korea, so we had to take advantage of his two weeks at home. When we discovered that my trip to Mexico, would overlap with their trip to southern California, we quickly decided that Disneyland would be our meeting spot. And... it worked perfect!
Bri and Billy have a zeal for life. They laugh so easily and make everyone around them feel so comfortable. I loved being around them!
While shooting at Disneyland certainly held some challenges for me as an artist, I was surprised and excited to find so many spots with great light and less crowds :) They were such good sports as we hiked around all of disneyland!
Thank you Bri and Billy! I look forward to your wedding -- and to getting to know you more. What a joy to be at the happiest place on earth with the two of you!

Here are just a few of my favorites from our session!
You guys are adorable!
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Don't you just love how happy they are?
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chico California Portrait Photographer: M Family

My tan from Mexico is quickly fading, as I watch the water pour down outside :) It has been a really strange week of weather here in Chico. Lots of rain, and it feels really cold outside. Maybe the eighty five degree weather in Mexico spoiled me.
Anyway, because of the weather, most of my sessions have been rescheduled and I am catching up on TONS of editing!

This little girl and her sweet parents, had a quick session with me before I left for Mexico. I always appreciate meeting new people and hearing some of their story. Brooke is a beatiful blonde and will be a wonderful big sister in the near future :)

Cheers to rain and chai tea and catching up on my office work! For those of you waiting on an email from me -- that is next on my list :) Look for a session from the happiest place on earth, in the very near future!

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chico California Photographer: Some Thoughts from Mexico...

We spent the last week with eighty seven people, building homes in Mexico. It was a beautiful adventure, with a lot of powerful moments that I got to capture behind the camera. (Granted, I am not naturally gifted at roughing it in the middle of the desert, so being home never felt better :))
Tonight, I just wanted to share a few of my favorite details. I have not even had time to cull through all of the photos, but these ones stuck out to me from the start. As you are starting to see, I love the abstract details and Mexico is full of so many great colors!
I know it is simply a tease and doesn't even begin to show the work and emotions that went into this trip, so bear with me as I will show more from the trip in the coming weeks.
On another note -- the blog will start to be full -- so please keep in touch! I will have so many beautiful people and weddings to show you soon! Cheers to Monday and a couple days off! Kenny and I will be catching up on some much needed rest -- and of course some of our favorite shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race!

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The outside of the church. We built a home and sunday school classrooms across the street from here.
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And of course.... my addiction to photographing chairs continues...
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Billy and Brianna Tease...

Well friends, I am back in the wonderful state of California -- back from building homes in Mexico. Photos from this great adventure are coming soon.
For now, we are at Disneyland with our team and I may have managed to sneak in an engagement session this morning at the happiest place on earth!
Brianna and Billy, you are wonderful people! I can't wait to showcase more from your session!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Chico California Portrait Photographer: Brooke Tease...

You don't get much cuter than this! Meet little Brooke. I met her sweet family this afternoon and just could not get enough of her cuteness on film :)

Well, I am off to Mexico, to serve alongside ninety other people for the week. It will be a wonderful adventure, but I look forward to coming home and working with so many of you in the coming weeks and months! Cheers to all of you -- I am so, so grateful for your investment in my work and my life! See you on the blog soon!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Chris and Mallory

Chris and Mallory met in class -- and from the moment they discovered they lived in the same dorm, they just clicked. They would find themselves waiting for each other at the dorm, just to walk to class together. Soon after, they started dating and as you can tell, they are perfect for each other. Chris asked Mallory to marry him this year and she said yes! I have not known the two of them long, but I already just love them!
Enjoy a look at these photos from their engagement session -- I can hardly wait until their wedding! It will be gorgeous!

As for this photo, we started the session here -- and soon discovered that the horses love attention!
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I love their style!
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They are too sweet, huh?
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The location of our session was an amazing private residence!
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Do you not love this lifeguard stand?
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Mallory, you are beautiful!
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Their sweet dog, Lenny, was a part of the session. He is a mover and a shaker :)
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We ended the session with a couple sweet photos as Lenny ran around behind us...
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Cheers to Friday! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: My Crazy Life...

Well -- It's official: I have not been writing four blog posts per week. This is so disappointing for me to admit, however maybe, just maybe, I have some valid excuses:

First, I caught something terrible a couple weeks ago. It left me sick for almost two weeks. Don't worry though -- Five days of antibiotics later, I am healthy once again :)
Also, my world is currently spinning, as I am wrapping up engagement sessions and turning the corner towards wedding season. I am also learning that in Chico, students schedule their senior portaits in the spring, rather than the fall, as I am used to. This makes my scheduling even more busy right now, but oh so fun!
And finally, I am trying to pack and prepare for a week long trip to Mexico where I will certainly be roughing it (porta-potty's only: However I will manage to sleep in a trailer rather than a tent). We will be building homes and serving alongside ninety students and volunteers from our church. Kenny is in charge of the trip this year, making our life a little crazy :)

Ok -- so there you have it. My excuses. I am sorry I have been so absent from my blog. It will be getting more attention sometime in the near future :)

For now, enjoy one more tease from this sweet couple. Just wait -- their full session will be blogged before I leave, I promise :) Cheers to all of you who keep up with my craziness!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chico California Wedding Photographer: Chris and Mallory Tease...

Oh my, this is only a small glimpse into my time with this beautiful couple...

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Chico California Business Photography: Savannah James

Savannah James is one of my favorite local stores in Chico. The owner is a designer -- and as you can tell, her style is amazing! I was honored to capture some of their details yesterday!
You can check them out on facebook here and their website is up and coming, so look forward to that!
For all my brides out there: You can register at Savannah James! If I were a bride --I definitely would :) And, she has tons of great stuff for wedding decor and gifts as well. Oh gosh, I think I wish I should get married again (to Kenny, of course).
Enjoy all these details and cheers to Friday and so many great things ahead!

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If you haven't been to Savannah James -- I would highly recommend a visit. They are located downtown, on Broadway.
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I am telling you -- I like her style!
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There are so many sweet things for nurseries and toddler rooms...
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She has a birthday section right now -- with all sorts of goodies. So fun!
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And finally -- as you can see, the antique furniture is one of a kind. I don't think you want to miss it!
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