Hey everyone! I’ve been meaning to blog this wedding for a while. David and Elinor are such a sweet couple. They’re love story was so unique and they were so excited to finally tie the knot. The phrase “neither rain or shine” quickly became the literal theme for the day when a giant storm started to roll in. But it didn’t matter to them. They were just so excited to get married and start their new journey together. Despite some last minute chaos that happens when you have all outdoor and a huge storm rolls in, they made a few quick minute adjustments and the day went on as planned. Their attitudes were so humbling to witness. Their excitement and joy were not dimmed by the circumstances. They were just so happy to finally take this step together with all their friends and family around them. Then after the ceremony was over and people started gathering down at the barn for the reception, the most STUNNING and VIBRANT autumn sky appeared. I quickly ran over to Elinor and David and told them they had to come with me. We all piled in my car and quickly drove up to the ridgeline that they originally were going to have their ceremony and got to take some amazing portraits. I truly believe it was a reward from above for their amazing attitude despite the circumstances. It was just a humbling experience and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it and capture such important moments for these two. The results of the day are below. Enjoy!

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So it’s finally here. My blog post about Paris. Everyone I’ve bumped into over the last 6 months has asked me about these photos and I’m so happy to finally blog them after so many months.

I have dreamed about going to Paris for as long as I remember. So when my cousins told me they were going in September of 2016 and they wanted to me come along, I honestly had no choice. This was it. My opportunity to finally see the city of lights. At the time,  I honestly didn’t even have the money. But 2 days after the invite, I found myself texting my cousins saying “I’m in.” and  buying a roundtrip ticket.

Fast forward to September 2016. I’m riding in an uber from the airport driving down the busy streets of Paris, trying to fully grasp that I’m finally, actually here but still wrapped up in the craziness of traveling alone in foreign country. My uber driver (who was genuinely the nicest person I might have met the entire trip since he barely knew any English but managed to help out to the poor American stuck at the airport, alone with no cell service, who didn’t even attempt to learn any french besides ‘Merci’ and ‘Bonjour’) dropped me off at my Air BnB, helped me get out my luggage, and then sped off. I was left standing in the middle of a quiet Parisian street, hands full of luggage staring down the street at the Eiffel Tower towering over the Parisian city blocks. It was then, that I just let out a huge sigh and just smiled. I was here. Finally.

I could go on and on about moments so similar to the one I just described. But it wouldn’t make a difference. You can’t describe the charm of Paris. Moment’s that are honestly so perfect and pure that it felt like they had been carefully plotted out by some brilliant Hollywood writer. I’d constantly have to remind myself “This isn’t planned. This is really, truly happening and you need to take this moment in.” The intimate moments you see happening on every street, on ever bench, in every cafe. The smells, the sounds, the general feeling of Paris, is truly indescribable. I found myself stopping so many times to just stop and enjoy the moment I was in. Something I rarely do on a normal, daily basis.

This trip was truly life changing for me. I truly never felt more inspired by a place more than Paris. It’s been 6 months and I’m still trying to truly process all of the memories, the small moments, all of the emotions I felt on this trip.

But enough talk, below is just a glimpse of some of the things I saw and experienced in Paris. I tried to do it in the best way I know how, through my camera lens. I hope you enjoy:)

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Hey everyone!

A couple of weeks ago, on a cool October morning, I drove over to the Wait’s cozy lil home in stockton to photograph their maternity session. Kristin told me several months ago that she didn’t want a maternity session, but after a thinking about it she changed her mind. She said the more she thought about it, she wanted to document this special time in her and Caleb’s life where it’s still the two of them, but they’re preparing for a special new member to their house. It’s a time of excitement and a time for reflection and she wanted me to capture this special time in their home. Plus Kristin promised homemade cinnamon rolls if I came over so that sealed the deal. It’s hard to believe almost 2 years ago I photographed their wedding and now they are taking another big step together and becoming parents. I was so honored to be not only capture so many important moments in their relationship, but to also call them dear friends. Here are the results. Enjoy!

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Hey everyone!

I’ve been excited to blog this wedding. Matt and Maria have been at a lot of the weddings I’ve shot over the past year. Over that time, I have photographed them dance many times with all their friends at their weddings. I was so thrilled when earlier this year they asked me to be their photographer and capture them dance together at their own wedding. So on a warm August afternoon, Matt, Maria, all their family and their guests gathered at Calvin Crest family camp up in the mountains near Bass Lake and got married. Their attitude throughout the whole day was so amazing. As you’ll see, they could not stop smiling all day long and that made everyone else smile. It was such an awesome day filled with pine scented air, happy tears, and lots and lots of laughs. Enjoy!

 

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Hey everyone!

I had the pleasure of photographing the newest member of the Foy Family recently. It’s hard to believe that almost 2 years ago, I photographed maggie’s big brother Henry’s newborn photos . Now here we are, photographing big brother henry with his new baby sister and they’re amazing parents in their gorgeous home. Baby Maggie is the perfect addition this this family. She bright, cool and collected, and looks great in yellow (her mom’s signature color). I absolutely love photographing this growing family and their perfect little addition. Below are the results from our lil session. Enjoy!

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