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Megan and Avery

When Megan contacted me about her upcoming marriage to Avery I was so excited. Not only for her, not only for Avery and not only for me (as I was obviously hoping to be asked to photograph the celebration). I was so excited for the joyread more »

Laura and Bradley at Prospect 772

I firmly believe that you can gauge the vibe of someone by the tribe they attract to them. If the guests at Laura and Bradley’s wedding are anything to go by, this couple is authentic, fun, and playful. I mean, what a wedding! Weread more »

Bri and Danny at Bear Valley

Briana and Danny came ready to party! Taking over an entire mountain-top resort in the incredible Bear Valley, California, this fun-loving couple, their friends and family, started the celebrations the night before we arrived but thatread more »

Sahoko and Josh, Blake Garden in Kensington, California

High on hill, overlooking the rolling fog almost covering the Golden Gate Bridge, Sahoko and Josh exchanged their vows at Blake Garden where Sahoko is doing an artist residency exploring dyes and paints from organic materials. I metread more »

Maureen and Curt at Fausel Ranch

My summer weddings have been exceptional so far and it’s all about the lovely people I get to experience. I’ve had the honor to work with some of the sweetest, most laid back and connected couples. Maureen and Curt were noread more »

Tim and Amy – a wedding FULL of heart!

Ever been to one of those weddings where you walk out, so completely energized, exclaiming “that was the BEST wedding”? I’m certain most all who attended Amy and Tim’s June 1st wedding at their home and dog training facilityread more »

Mandy and Tom – Be our guest….

Love /luv/ (noun, verb, & everything in between) 1. sweethearts 2. gets better with time 3. the best kind of friendship Two days after Mandi and Tom celebrated their marriage on a gorgeous April day “made to order”, in aread more »

Kaitlyn and Chaz, South Lake Tahoe

Mary Lou, the mother of bride Kaitlyn, contacted me a couple weeks prior to her daughter’s marriage to Chaz expressing that she really wanted to make sure her daughter had some beautiful wedding photographs. I hear this alotread more »

Aaron + Stephanie, Wine and Roses

Just as the sun was setting, Stephanie and Aaron exchanged their vows at the beautiful Wine and Roses in Lodi in a romantic twinkle light ceremony, sprinkled with lots of laughter and officiated by cousin Blaine. Steph and Aaron first metread more »

Helen and Bob – Never too late

Helen and Bob found each other on Eharmony and when they were ready, they chose to marry poolside in Carmichael, California. The landscape consisted of children, grandchildren and extended family and friends. Right in the middle of thisread more »

Melanie & Wai at El Dorado Hill Town Center

Melanie and Wai are planning an elopement on a beach in Kauai this summer. Sounds miserable, doesn’t it? With four young children and a family already living as one for awhile now, their “get away” will be all about them.read more »

Sierra + Cory

Sierra and Cory were married on a beautiful May day in a small ceremony at the stunning Eden Vale Inn. The wildflowers were in bloom, the bright blue sky full of puffy white clouds and a small group of close family and friends wereread more »

Megan and Brandon ~ Fall in love at David Girard Vineyards

I first met Megan and Brandon in October of 2016 in Apple Hill. They wanted a beautiful fall engagement session complete with wine sipping among the apple trees and a chance for us to get to know each other better. A few frames in, Iread more »

Erin and Cameron at The Flower Farm Inn

The Flower Farm Inn is simply one of my most favorite locations to work at. Not to overshadow their impeccable grounds that provide so many amazing backdrops for wedding photography, the staff is first rate; always helpful, always serviceread more »

Sallie Grace + Ashley ~ Inn at Park Winters

The Inn at Park Winters has a rich history. This farm has been here since 1854, when George Washington Scott, one of the first American settlers in what is now Yolo County, bought it after crossing the plains (a six-month trip!). Thereread more »

Kailey + Matt ~ Bodega Bay Lodge

Their wedding day was a beautiful and windy ocean-fresh day. Scatter in some oyster shooters and a lodge full of very close family and friends, and you have a pretty good idea of what a great time it was. I love the image below of theread more »

Emily + Shannon ~ Vine Hill House, Sebastapol

There was just something special about this wedding that it was hard to put your finger on. Was it the buzz of eager anticipation in the air? Was it the warm, genuine hugs from the family and friends that flooded in with broad smiles onread more »

I added a new lens to my collection….

Flying high above the earth, capturing the world from above gives me a chance to see new lines, and new light.read more »

The Norton Family makes it happen before their kids go back to school

Family photography session with The Norton family from Davis in gorgeous winter light at Jenkinson Lake in Pollock Pines, Californiaread more »

Chasing Xav, a cute little guy with the sweetest smile….

Fast forward to December 2019 and Xavier no longer the squishly little infant surrounded in pets but an energetic, little guy with a smile that can turn any day aroundread more »

Some favorites from 2019

Wrapping up 2019… I always pause at the end of a year and try to take it all in. And while I enjoy the Christmas holidays, I am much happier in general in that space between Christmas and the New Year.read more »

Megan and Brandon (and Baby Brandon)

I think this was smart as your photographer is with you all day long at your wedding and it’s important that a couple not only likes you but that they they love your work. Meg and Brandon knew that you don’t get to do importantread more »

Drew – Sporting a senior smile and his Subaru WRX STI

What high school senior doesn’t want their own car and a Subaru WRX STI at that? Well, and then there’s the passion of working on your car all paid for by a part time job in Apple Hill. What a great kid! Where does the timeread more »

Jarrett – A lefty pitcher on the varsity El Dorado High School baseball team

Where does the time go? Jarrett was just 4 years old when I captured this image of him(below) at Emigrant Trail pre school, where my oldest daughter also attended… back in the day. These kids all grew up together and nowread more »

The Martinez family in Lake Tahoe

I first met Chris in Bear Valley where we were working together, Chris as a hair stylist and me as a photographer. She was just putting the finishing touches on our bride Briana’s wedding day hair, which I might add looked just asread more »

The McDaniel Family 2019- Some families just have it!

Some families just have it. Sure it often takes a little to get warmed up to a camera in front of you and I get that. Though, some families are able to just settle into their own unique vibe rather easily. That was my experience with theread more »