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Rose’s Portraits

I have known Rose for quit some time. I first photographed her wedding and other portraits of her and family a while back. She reached out to me she wanted to do something different and fun for her birthday gift to herself and I was delighted to have been the one to photograph her. We traveled far to shoot her in this parachute dress but it was all worth it. I don’t mind traveling to get amazing pictures I prefer actually. It fulfills me in a weird way. I like shooting in all types of locations so this fit me perfectly. We went to Monterey CA to photograph these photos. Rose wanted a water scene and I kept thinking about Monterey because they have some of the best beaches and rocks to photograph on. Anyway here are some of her photos!

Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA
Red parachute dress Asilomar Beach Monterey CA

Engagement Session of Lynzie and Joesph

Lynzie and Joseph live on a ranch in Lodi CA and she wanted to take pictures on the property. She could not have asked for a better location. There were barns and horses and Lynzie had her own horse which she took pictures with as well. I was tickled pink getting to photograph on her property I had so much fun meeting the animals and just admiring the landscape. What a great place to wake up to everyday. Thank you for sharing with me this magical place and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding.

Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session with their fur babies
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session engagement ring on a horse shoe
Engagement Session private property Lodi CA
Lynzie and Joseph engagement session Lodi CA

Madeline’s Senior Photos

I had the pleasure to have photographed this young ladies senior photos. The camera really loves her. She has such an angelic quality to her. It was a lot of fun. We shot her pictures at the beautiful Alvisio Adobe Park. I was supper excited that she wore her senior ball gown for some of her senior photos. It was Devine. Its sad that 2020 grads ended up not having a senior ball but most of the seniors that I have talked to were ok with it all. I think parents seemed more devasted. After this photo shoot she posed for me for a different shoot I was wanting to do for a very long time and she became my muse. Stay tuned for those.

Madelines Senior photos Liberty High School Senior
Madelines Senior photos Liberty High School senior
Madelines Senior photos Liberty High School Senior
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos
Madelines Senior photos

Arica and Baby Valerie

I wanted to do a portrait session of a little girl in a lavender field. So these portraits were an experiment for me. I had a great time and Arica was a great little model. I hope to come back to this location again.

Lavender Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Lavendar Farm photo session
Photo shoot in on a lavender farm.
Lavendar Farm photo session

The Wedding of Willie and Brandi

This adorable couple got married in their property. Due to so many changes because of covid people had to adapt to the new normal so they decided to have their wedding at their home. They converted their yard really nice to have a ceremony at. I couldn’t be happier for these two. It really makes me realize how much intimate weddings are really special and a lot of fun. More time is spent hanging and talking with loved ones.

Willie and Brandi Wedding
Willie and Brandi Wedding
Garden Wedding
Willie and Brandi

Brian and Heather’s Family

This cute family I had the pleasure of photographing in the studio. Maybe its early to show Christmas sessions but we are close to Christmas once more. This family had a great time and I loved how they brought with them their pajamas to show the cozy and bondness they have for one another.

Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Brian and Hether family studio session
Christmas family session
Brian and Hether family studio session

Ryan and Terresa’s Family Session

I enjoy photographing this family. They are such lovely people. Although these images were from fall last year I hadn’t had a lot of time posting them until now. Since we are coming upon fall once more its time to think about family photo sessions once more. I photographed their wedding several years back and I got excited photographing the maternity session and now their family. Its a joyous treat to see their family grow up and being apart of that. Here are some of those pictures.

Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA
Family session in Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA.
Ryan and Teresa’s family session at Contra Loma Park, Antioch CA

Ashley and Rob’s Family Session

I had the pleasure of returning to photograph this beautiful family. They were moving from their lovely home in Oakland to another place and wanted some nice photos inside their home before moving on. So I had fun just hanging with them and photographing them in their environment. Congratulations on your new adventure!

Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session
Ashley and Rob’s lifestyle family photo session

Barclay Family

I love photographing regular families each year. Shelly, Barclay and their little ones are always a lot of fun to see them and watch how fast they grow. I love been a small participant in viewing their family dynamic for a little while and capturing their bond. I hope to get to photograph them again this coming year.

Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park, Concord CA
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park
Family Photo Session
Family photo Session at Markham Nature Park

Jacob and Alex Wedding

Their wedding was at the beautiful chapel of St. Anne’s catholic church in Byron CA. I love the Spanish style architecture of the church and surrounding areas. It is set in a location where there is vast land so not only the building can be used for beautiful photo opportunities so is the land around it. The chapel is so cute and tiny but not to tiny that you can’t have a small ceremony it was cozy. Alex looked radiant and beaming from ear to ear on her wedding day. Jacob is more the serious one but he sure let loose on the dance floor. This couple is so lovely I wish them the very best in their future together. Enjoy the photos!

Alex’s wedding dress, Brentwood CA.
Alex with her cute pup, brentwood CA.
Alex refreshing her makeup, Brentwood CA
Alex getting her lips done, Brentwood CA
Jacob and Alex’s Wedding
Alex’s bridesmaids with their fans, Brentwood CA
Alex’s veil detail, Brentwood CA
Alex’s rosary, Brentwood CA
Detail of the coins for ceremony, Brentwood CA
Alex and her pup, Brentwood CA
Jacob and Alex’s Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding ceremony, Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding ceremony St. Anne’s Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding ceremony St. Annes Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding ceremony St. Anne’s Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex’s Wedding rings
The lovely Alex, Byron CA
Alex, Byron CA
Jacob, Byron CA
Jacob and his groomsmen, Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Byron CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Bryon CA
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Byron CA
The Wedding of Jacob and Alex
Jacob and Alex Wedding, Byron CA