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Weddings 07-18-2019 Winter Wedding at The Officer’s Club

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. As time-honored a tradition as it may be for a bride to gather these things on her wedding day, I reckon a sense of humor and a heaping helping of joy are even more crucial. And Lizzie and Jacob brought exactly that during their winter wedding at …

Wedding Planning 06-28-2019 How to Keep Your Crazy Family in Line at the Wedding

No doubt about it: humans are the most unpredictable and surprising elements of your wedding day. Especially your crazy family. I just love photographing those candid human moments where the flower girl refuses to walk the aisle, where cousin Donny does the worm on the dance floor, or when the groom turns on the waterworks …

Wedding Planning 05-28-2019 How to Get Jaw-dropping Wedding Photos, Whatever the Weather

What bride dreams of a rainy day wedding? If they do, it’s usually only in their nightmares. That’s why many brides will cautiously schedule their wedding for sunny, summertime days—which can be especially sweltering here in Northern California. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: you can capture stunning wedding photos no matter …

Weddings 05-08-2019 Foothills Wedding at Hart 2 Hart Vineyards

You can take the bride out of the hills, but you can’t take the hills out of the bride. Which is why I suspect Audrey and Randy arranged for a charming foothills wedding at Hart 2 Hart Vineyards.

People Portraits 03-29-2019 Jensen Botanical Gardens and Some Fun-loving Portraits

Sporting a llama sweatshirt and some nifty kicks, this little man was ready to rock his family portraits at Jensen Botanical Gardens. Being the generous guy that he is, he even invited his mom and dad along. He hoped they’d be able to behave themselves.

People Portraits 03-26-2019 Senior Portraits at McKinley Park Rose Garden

I had photographed her brother’s senior portraits a few years prior, and now it was Emily’s time to shine. And when it came time for her session, she chose the McKinley Park Rose Garden. She didn’t choose the blustery wind, but hey, she worked it all the same.

People Portraits 03-14-2019 Chilly Hands, Warm Hearts with Family Portraits in the Snow

Alicia had been dreaming of capturing some family portraits in the snow for some time. She had the family; now all she needed was the weather to cooperate. Though I doubt she (or anyone else) expected quite this much snow!

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Weddings 02-28-2019 Hometown Wedding for a Globe-trotting Couple

Nobody would accuse Tricia and Waison of being homebodies. They’re from California and Alberta, Canada, respectively, though it just so happens that their paths first crossed all the way over in China. And while technically it was work that took them there, they see now that God was conspiring to bring their hearts together. Their …

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