ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS WEDDING INSPIRATION WITH VANESSA NOEL EVENTS | FEATURED ON HEY WEDDING LADY

Amidst the sweeping hills of vines of HammerSky Vineyards, stood a little white barn, a stunning oak tree, and the perfect setting to get married. Drenched in florals, luxurious seating arrangements, and a killer view, Jenna and Jacob had found the most stunning spot to exchange vows, dine with their closest friends and family, and run off into the sunset. Their perfect HammerSky Vineyards Wedding, designed by Vanessa Noel Events, can be seen on Hey Wedding Lady today!

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ITALIAN WEDDING INSPIRATION AT THE MAPLES WEDDING & EVENT CENTER | FEATURED ON WEDDING CHICKS

A little taste of Italy. From delightful gelato to celebrating the colors and taste of limoncello, you are immediately transported to the Italian countryside. It isn’t until you walk the line of maple trees as you approach this stunning venue that you realize you’re actually in the valley of Northern California. And that was our goal with this Italian Wedding Inspiration at The Maples, featured on Wedding Chicks. 

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SHERIDAN MATERNITY SESSION WITH BABY COWS | LEXIE & NICK

As we move out of Mother's Day weekend, I am realizing how blessed I am to get to watch some of my favorite ladies, and former bridal clients, become mothers. It is not lost on me the honor or photographing them in their most joyous times of their lives, from their engagement to the one they truly love, to the best day of their life so far tying the knot, and beyond. As many of my sweet bride and grooms move on to their next phase of life, I squeal a little inside when I get to photograph them becoming parents, holding their newborn, and celebrating big milestones. And this Sheridan Maternity Session with Baby Cows in honor of Lexie and Nick's upcoming baby girl is no exception.

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CINCO DE MAYO INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FIESTA | WITH PARTY CRUSH STUDIO

Now is not the time to be sad and lonely! There is no stopping all the gorgeous May aesthetic coming your way. As you all know, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day are coming up and we could all still celebrate in style (while keeping safe, of course!). We want to help equip you with the tools to celebrate colorfully and festively from home. 

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ALMOND ORCHARD ENGAGEMENT SESSION | CALEY & TYLER

A place they never expected to find a soul mate. Somewhere they both worked. Somewhere where they interacted with hundreds of patrons a day. But yet, these two met each other. A love story that began just after high school. What began as a part-time job in their late teens, would be the thing that ultimately brought them their forever. And if hadn't been for a little restaurant, these two would have never met. And we wouldn't be celebrating their love at their Almond Orchard Engagement Session before their Lone Oak Longhorns Wedding this fall.

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WENTE WEDDING WITH TROPICAL VIBES | ASHLEY & MIKE FEATURED ON INSPIRED BY THIS

She thought it was never going to happen. Another day passed without a ring. Another day she wanted to marry her love and another day without a proposal. She wasn’t sure if it was coming any time soon, especially when Mike walked in the door with another surfboard for his collection. A day where she wasn’t the happiest, thinking that he was more focused on surfing than proposing. She confided in one of her best friends. Little did she know, he also had come home with a ring that day. After some tacos and a trip to their favorite little secret cove off the beach, Mike got down on one knee and asked Ashley to marry him.

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DARE TO DEVELOP | INTRODUCING A PODCAST FOR CREATIVES

Today we're excited to announce the launch of our new podcast! Dare to Develop is a podcast started by two hybrid photographer friends to empower small business creatives to focus on DEVELOPING community and take DARING leaps in their businesses.The Dare to Develop podcast will feature creative professionals who excel at their craft, have dared to redirect or change things up, and have focused on developing themselves, their community, and their industry into something new. 

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THE MAPLES WOODLAND WEDDING FEATURED ON INSPIRED BY THIS – BLOOMS & BUNNIES

Blooms and bunnies. One is common to come across at a wedding; the other, not so much. But who would not love an evening surrounded by luscious florals, stunning light and the cutest little ball of fluff you ever did see? I am excited to share The Maples Woodland Wedding Inspiration featured on Inspired by This today! 

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THE BAUM SHOP | CALLIGRAPHY TANKS AND MUGS FOR BRIDES

Two years in the making. And it's finally here. I'm so excited to announce THE BAUM SHOP - an Etsy shop of Calligraphy Tanks and Mugs for Brides. Something curated for the bride to be. To celebrate my brides and their besties. For others to celebrate the brides in their lives, their clients, their friends. Something to merge my love of calligraphy, color, fun items, and photography all in one. And it's finally here! Introducing.... THE BAUM SHOP on Etsy.

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LANDS END ENGAGEMENT SESSION & SUTRO BATHS – MELANY & FAX

Coast to coast. Their love has stood the test of time. You see these two, these two were originally East Coasters. They both grew up over there and spent close to the last decade as New Yorkers. Him on Wall Street, her in the fashion industry. But when life presented some opportunities, they decided to try out a whole new life. One on the west coast. One in sunny California. More specifically, San Francisco. And these two can truly say they left their heart in San Francisco because they've fallen in love. Deeper with each other, and even more so with the city that is San Francisco. So it only made sense that we ventured around some of the most gorgeous West Coast San Francisco spots to celebrate their love. We had the best time at their Lands End Engagement Session and pit stop at Sutro Baths!

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