ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

VINTAGE DISNEY BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR PRINCESS NORA’S FOURTH BIRTHDAY WITH PARKER GRACE EVENS | FEATURED ON 100 LAYER CAKE

A dream is a wish your heart makes. For this little girl, the dream of visiting Disneyland and fulfilling her princess wishes came to a halt during a worldwide pandemic. When life throws you a curveball, and Disneyland is not in the cards for your sweet baby girl’s fourth birthday, you bring the magic of Disney to her. From the sparkle, to the whimsy, the perfect Vintage Disney Soiree covered every original detail inspired by Disney. This cool and creative mama Rozalyn, of Poptarts and Peonies, knew right off the bat that she wanted Nora to have a vintage Disney birthday celebration, with perfectly pastel details, lots of pretty DIY’s, and of course, MAGIC! And Nora’s fourth birthday was nothing short of magical for this four-year-old princess with a love of Mickey.

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GOLDEN SACRAMENTO MATERNITY SESSION ON FILM – HANNAH & CONNOR

It was several years ago. I was hired to photograph her baby brother's wedding. A special day. And she introduced herself as part of the family but also someone who loves photography and is pursuing a career. It turned out that we had taken similar online classes. I was so thankful for her kindness on the wedding day, willingness to reach out and make connections. Because without it, I would not have this sweet friend I know today. And we wouldn't have been able to celebrate their little girl coming next week in their Golden Sacramento Maternity Session on Film.

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PARK WINTERS MICRO WEDDING INSPIRATION WITH STEPHANIE TEAGUE EVENTS | FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY

Amidst life’s greatest uncertainty, remains love. Love that can stand the test of time. That can stand the tests of this world. Can stand the tests of this period in time where we all face insurmountable uncertainty. And that’s exactly what couples should grasp to, the certainty of love. The certainty of love, and life. Happiness and humor. Family and friendship. And that’s exactly what Leslie, Lamar, and their precious daughter did during this time. Clung to love. Clung to family. Clung to friends. And chose celebration anyways at this Park Winters Micro-Wedding Inspiration featured on Style Me Pretty. 

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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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