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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.read more »

Another year with the Gustafson Family

It’s the evening before Thanksgiving and if you live in Pollock Pines, you likely just got your power restoredread more »

A Gray kinda weekend?

Well sorta….it was two Gray sessions in one weekend. We just split one session up….first was an earlyread more »

“The bluebird carries the sky on his back”  ~Henry David Thoreau

How cool is it to be a high school senior and working towards your pilot’s license? I know I’m impressedread more »

Naomi is graduating from Oak Ridge High School this May

I’m just going to come right out and say it. This was such a fun session. I’ve known Naomi since Iread more »

Something about Meg….

And there really is something about Meg. She’s an easy going, sweet and vibrant high school senior. She’sread more »

Braxton is almost a big brother…

While Ashley and Adam are getting ready to welcome their second son, Braxton is getting ready too- to be a bigread more »

The Valdez Family

Quick- we have power, we have internet! Upload, upload, upload images, run laundry, run the dishwasher GO!  You thinkread more »

Fall in El Dorado County….

I got a chance to reconnect with the Heather family at their new home in Camino earlier this month. Well, then insertread more »

Tom and Graydon 2019

When you are seven years old and slip into the lake upon arrival for photographs gently soaking your blue jeans, whatread more »

Zoie

Zoie. Vivacious, fun, spunky, (my neighbor) and such a beautiful young lady. Currently a high school senior at Unionread more »

Catching up with the Barber Family

Alex and Matt married just over 7 years ago at Fausel Ranch in Placerville and I was there to capture their weddingread more »

Elise graduates from Union Mine in 2020

Elise’s world came caving in this past January when in a few short weeks she lost both her healthy father to aread more »

Welcome Baby Texas !

Over the years I have had the distinct honor of being trusted to photograph numerous births, many of which are withread more »

The Fowler Family

Sweet Miss Madilynn was just about 6 months old and Mom and Dad decided it was time to capture this moment in time. Notread more »

Elizabeth, Greg and Hudson at Sand Harbor beach

Alot happens in a year. Jaz and I met up with Elizabeth and Greg at Sand Harbor on their one year anniversary. Theyread more »

Photographing Phoebe

Photographing Phoebe- That cute red haircut, that beautiful smile peeking through the wildflowers- all in theread more »

Happy first birthday, darling….

And so it is….Miss Lily is one and what a doll she is. Big brother Nyron called me “Aunt Lisa” whenread more »

3+1 makes 4. Welcome Baby Owen!

When Amanda contacted me last year after learning she and Reed were having another baby, I sighed and thought, I mustread more »

Paige is One!

Just a couple of weeks ago, I got to spend about an hour with mom, Michelle, Paige and big sister Madelyn capturingread more »

The Sahu Family

When Heaven called me after being referred to my business for a Tahoe family snow session right after the holidays, Iread more »

Miss Elliott- Newborn lifestyle session

Miss Elliott arrived to her adoring parents Christy and Quinn about ten days early so we quickly rescheduled herread more »

The Shull Family

When the Shull family arrived at Sly Park Lake, Kerri and Chris looked incredibly familiar. Then, I realized I knewread more »

Slowing down with Miss Elowyn

I admit it. I don’t like writing. I could photograph and edit all day long, unfolding the story of a moment in timeread more »

The Gustafson Family at Harris Tree Farm 2018

Thank you Gustafson Family for the honor and for your kind words! I look forward to next year. Here are a few of myread more »

Bryton, Class of 2019

Last weekend I met Bryton in downtown Placerville for his senior photograph session. He was looking for some imagesread more »

Waller Family at Sly Park Lake

I met the Waller family through Pinetop Montessori in Pollock Pines. This is the second year I’ve photographedread more »

Lockwood Sisters

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomesread more »

The Gimpel Family, Upcountry 2018

It has been a few years since I photographed the Gimpel family and was excited they were ready for another session.read more »

The Mayes Family + 1

A beautiful fall day, a very glowing and pregnant mama a wonderfully supportive husband and dad extraordinaire and aread more »

The Mathewson Family, Fall 2018

Here are a few of my favorites from the time I got to spend with Michelle, Tim, Madelyn and Paige recently, in the lateread more »

The Schneider Family

I LOVE when my cool and kind clients refer me to other cool and kind clients. Many thanks Miss Stephanie Baldwin(queenread more »

The Baldwin family + 1

I met Stephanie paddle boarding a few years ago and we connected almost instantly. Set free on the lake, with ourread more »

Baby Sierra, meet the Sierras.

Sierra will be joining this landscape in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains any day now…in fact I just heardread more »

Lily takes a trip to Lake Tahoe…

Well, since Miss Lily arrived about 6 weeks earlier than planned our Lake Tahoe maternity session ended up beingread more »

Welcome Kinsley!

Little Kinsley came into this world very quickly upon approaching the hospital a couple days before her due date. Inread more »

The Moreland Family- SUMMAHTIME!

One of my most favorite things to do is reconnect with my wedding couples in order to capture their growing families.read more »

Chatham Hall celebrates their last weekend together with the Class of 2018

The class of 2018 and 2019 getting ready to begin the Lantern Ceremony   Hello to the Chatham Hallread more »

Emma and Marcus born on the same date and graduating on the same date, too!

Emma and Marcus, born on the same date, and graduating from Ponderosa High School on the same date too! What a treatread more »

Hey Paige! You’re graduating!

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius And so it goes…later this month Paige will grab her royalread more »

Bringing together two families…

I think it went something like this… Kaydence, Amber’s oldest, performed at Rockin’ on the Ridge, a broad showcase ofread more »

And now, a family of four. Presenting, Miss Lily!

Lily decided that 40 weeks was an insurmountable amount of time in order to meet her family. At about 34 weeks Kaileyread more »

Jack is ready for Montana State University

Somehow it doesn’t surprise me that when I posted a few of Jack’s senior photographs to Facebook, they wereread more »

Emma graduates this spring from Charter University Prep in Placerville

Getting out in the field, literally, with Emma was enjoyable for me. She came to me referred by some of her otherread more »

My senior session with Caitlin

I’ve known the McVey’s since we moved here about seventeen years ago. I’ve photographed their kidsread more »

Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah, Simon!

What a privilege it was to capture my first Bar Mitzvah earlier this month in Hollywood, CA at the Temple Israel ofread more »

Jamali Family 2018

Ok, I sit here in awe that I have been photographing this wonderful family for so many years now…and then just asread more »

Jordan’s Senior Session at Echo Lake

A self proclaimed “fall, winter” person, Jordan, who graduates from Charter University Prep this spring wanted WINTERread more »

Welcome Paige Marie!

I’ve known Michelle and Tim since their engagement in 2010. Since then I have photographed various versions ofread more »

Beautiful Grace

Ahhh…Grace. A simply lovely, connected and so naturally beautiful, high school senior, getting ready to take onread more »

Welcome Baby Mac ~ a newborn and family session

On January 4, Baby Mac greeted his Mom, Dad and big sister Stella for the very first time. Back in 2012, I had theread more »

Announcing WINTER SOLOS- Saturday, January 13, Camino area

It was about a week before Christmas and I had just purchased a brand-spanking-new Nikon camera and had a big familyread more »

The Gray Family

The Gray Family. There are many kind people in this town that I have called home for over 17 years, and the Gray familyread more »

The Blair Family 2017- many reasons to celebrate!

One would think that simply getting your once West Coast, now mostly East Coast, family together for a holiday in Lakeread more »

Paisley

Fall in love with Paisley. I did. Was it those luscious red locks? Those vibrant hazel eyes? Those cute dimplesread more »

David

It’s never too late to take senior photos – it still counts, even if you already have a year ofread more »

A family project…with the Haffner Family

“It’s so us.” Three words that are like sonic gold to any lifestyle photographer’s ear!  Whenread more »

How will you remember your high school graduate?

Senior Photographs, Spring 2017 High school graduation: that incomparably magical time of life when one story ends andread more »

Jessi + Peter, Engagement session in El Dorado Hills

Working with a couple through their engagement is one of the things I like best about wedding photography!  You get toread more »

Women’s March in Sacramento ~ Jan 21, 2017

On January 21 I participated in the #WomensMarch in #Sacramento. I volunteered my time to the Women’s March organizersread more »

Megan + Brandon ~ Fall E-Session in Apple Hill

It’s no secret that fall in the Placerville mountains is breathtaking.  No wonder Megan and Brandon chose a crispread more »

Chatham Hall’s Graduation 2016

I couldn’t be more impressed by the community that she is entering – nostalgic about the community I returnread more »

Jen + Dave ~ Engagement, Echo Lake

Jen and Dave are getting married in August, with a weekend long celebration at the American River Resort in Coloma.read more »

Ayumi graduates this spring!

Early one morning last week, my trusty assistant (and daughter) Jaz and I headed out to meet Ayumi and her mom, Akemi.read more »

The Jamali Family

On a recent trip to the Bay area for a photography workshop with Ben and Erin Chrisman, I got the chance to photographread more »

Celebrating Finn’s First Birthday!

After watching Tiffany and Keith exchange their vows to each other, and then getting the honor to witness Finn enteringread more »

One of Nyron’s birth stories…

Kailey, Matt and baby Nyron. Born February 17, 2015.  Shared with permission from Kailey and Matt.You never know when aread more »

Vow Renewal & First Birthday Celebration ~ Van Der Vijver Estate Winery

Recently I got the opportunity to photograph a very special day for the Barba Family. Their twins Gwyn and Drew wereread more »

Sweet Casey is six months…

Alright- it seems I am on a roll these days with cute babies. Or maybe it is just those bright eyed, “the worldread more »

Happy Birthday Freya – 1 year old

Ohhh the cuteness! Little Freya, daughter of my long-time clients Tiffany and Keith, has made it to the one year mark.read more »