Getting to photograph the continuing stories of my past wedding clients is one of my most favorite things to do. I love the connections maintained with my wedding couples and the candidness that a little history can bring to my work for a client. A wedding, though just one day, is often a multi year process from an engagement session to wedding booking and planning to the actual wedding to their wedding album completion. Stephanie and Bill’s particular story began with an engagement session at Sly Park Lake in 2011 and then a 2012 wedding at Stephanie’s family home in Placerville. Several years later and perhaps a little “freestyle” (as Bill liked to call it), Baby Stella made her way into the world in mid May. I visited Steph and Bill and Stella in their new country home in the hills just outside Placerville. We chatted, caught up and played in their big window light while I got to capture their new beautiful daughter, Stella, alongside their growing landscape of rolling hills, goats and chickens.