ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

LAKE TAHOE HONEYMOON SESSION | HARI AND JOHN

These two. Since they live on the other side of the country and John was only here for the wedding (read their wedding blog here about he almost didn't make it!!), we weren't able to celebrate their love beforehand with an engagement session. However, when I found out that these two would be honeymooning all over Northern California including Napa Valley and North Lake Tahoe, we just knew we had to sneak in a Lake Tahoe Honeymoon Session for these two lovers!

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WOODLAND MATERNITY SESSION AT METZGER’S ZINNIA PATCH | MANDI & DAVE

A baby boy. And a whole lot of flowers. Seems like a pretty arbitrary combination, does it not? Well, the combination of this baby boy (well his bump that is!), his beautiful parents, and a field full of flowers at Metzger's Zinnia Patch made for an absolutely stunning evening, despite the smoky air. Mandi and Dave, two very busy people, knew that they'd only have a few moments to enjoy together alone before their firstborn made his appearance. Mandi also knew that life would continue to get crazier with more kids and now was the time to celebrate with a Woodland Maternity Session. And I'm so glad she did. 

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BURNEY FALLS ENGAGEMENT SESSION | NATALY & ELI

It all started with a business card. Yup, a business card. His business card to be precise. It was a warm day out on the water. He was stationed in her boat as the photographer. She was competing. And the simple act of him handing her his business card during the wakeboard competition started their whirlwind romance. A simple business card. As Nataly & Eli recounted their love story during their Burney Falls Engagement Session, I couldn't help but smile. We headed back to the water, specifically these beautiful falls, to celebrate their love and how it all started on the water with a business card. 

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FALLS EVENT CENTER WEDDING IN ROSEVILLE | HARI & JOHN

A delayed flight. One that brought a very important person across the country, from the east coast (well almost) to the west. That very important person? Well, the groom. These two, with their hearts of gold, live on the other side of the United States, in beautiful Georgia. But after a surprise proposal on a trip to Southern California (complete with decor, surprise photos, and friends - good job John!), these two wanted to tie the knot back in Hari's home region of Sacramento. From beautiful purple bow shoes (seriously obsessing with any and all bows over here), to In-N-Out Burger with the girls, these are my kinda people! But, this beautiful bride was eagerly awaiting her fiance the night before the wedding and even had a stand-in at the rehearsal. But lucky for them both, and myself included, John made it just in time for their beautiful Falls Event Center Wedding in Roseville. And I'm so glad he did. 

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SACRAMENTO VOW RENEWAL WITH MOROCCAN VIBES + CALLIGRAPHY | FEATURED ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES

This Sacramento Vow Renewal with Moroccan Vibes + Calligraphy (by yours truly) was featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! 

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SACRAMENTO NEWBORN SESSION | BABY HOLDEN

The perfect boy nursery. That's pretty much what I would call this. A mix of dusty blues, greys, and a neutral palette made my heart soar. After all, by day I'm a bit of a tomboy and live in greys, blues, and jeans. (Don't get me wrong though, I love dressing up and getting all girly!). But this color palette mixed with touches of sheep (my favorite animal), llamas, and even a bunny hat, was my ideal boy room. Baby Holden has a pretty cute room to grow up in, as well as be photographed in, during his Sacramento Newborn Session. 

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FOLSOM LAKE MATERNITY SESSION | JESSICA & IAN

These two are ready. Ready to be parents. Ready to be a family of three. And ready to not be (very) pregnant in the heat of a Sacramento summer. And I don’t blame them for that one! As the blazing heat roars on, Jessica and Ian wanted to celebrate their time remaining as a family of two with a Folsom Lake Maternity Session at Negro Bar. What they didn’t know is that it would be 104 degrees while we frolicked around down by the water, geese (total The Notebook feeling!) and the golden light.

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RIVER HIGHLANDS RANCH WEDDING | BRITTANY & MIKE

These two. They have hearts of gold. Ture hearts of gold. For after an unfortunate incident earlier that week while we were in the City, these two were there for me. They did everything in their power to help. Mike searched the streets for hours. Their family checked in on me that week and on their wedding day. And I couldn't be more grateful. It truly was a beautiful day at their River Highlands Ranch Wedding. 

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CLOVIS WEDDING | SUMMER & RYAN

A notebook. Well, actually two notebooks. Two blue notebooks that are filled with letters of love. Notes just for fun. And a story. Their love story. Summer and Ryan, throughout dating, their engagement, and now marriage, like to write to each other. Write notes of encouragement. Happy memories of their relationship. And all the reasons they love each other. And their Clovis Wedding day was not any different.

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ROCKLIN NEWBORN & LIFESTYLE FAMILY SESSION | BABY MARGOT

A little sister. I'm not quite sure if these other three cuties knew what they were getting into, especially the former "baby" of the family, Billy Junior, when Margot was born. But what I do know is that they absolutely love their baby sister. They each want a turn to hold her. To snuggle her. To kiss her forehead and toes. And mom and dad love her just as much, if not more. After all, Baby Margot makes for a family of six, three gals and three gents. And I would say that's a pretty fun life they lead, wouldn't you? A few of my favorites from their Rocklin Newborn & Lifestyle Family Session to celebrate the birth of Baby Margot are below!

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