ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

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V SATTUI ENGAGEMENT SESSION | SOUMARY & STEVE

It was several years ago. He had it all planned out. The ring. The set up. Even a photographer to hide and capture the moment spontaneously. The moment was all planned out - just halfway around the world. In Japan. Steve had planned to pop the question on a trip to Japan with Soumary. She had an inkling it might be happening but Soumary wasn’t sure. And then, everything changed (for the better). And they had to cancel their trip. So the proposal didn’t go off as planned. I was pretty much on the edge of my seat during their V Sattui Engagement Session when Steve was telling me the story.

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FOLSOM NEWBORN SESSION | BABY JUDE

Neutral nurseries. That has been the theme this time of year and to say I’m loving it is an understatement. Baby Jude was welcomed home to his monochromatic nursery, full of cute cursive sheets, inspirational photos, and of course, his letter board. And to top it off, his big sister Sienna couldn’t wait to smile, kiss, hug, and cuddle her new baby brother. Nor could she wait to get in front of the camera and smile. And that she did during Baby Jude’s Lifestyle Folsom Newborn Session.

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SCRIBNER BEND ENGAGEMENT SESSION | BRI & DYLAN

Cheers. To these two. And the big life changes ahead. Bri and Dylan are taking some pretty big steps in their lives over the next year. From an engagement. To buying a house. And then tying the knot next year. And I couldn’t be prouder. They’re one of several of my couples who are taking the leap into home ownership - something my husband and I are saving our pennies for! So, to continually celebrate their love, we decided to cheers at Scribner Bend Winery in Sacramento. These two frolicked through the vineyards, cuddled in style, and looked over (what I think looks like a Spanish villa) the area. I had so much fun with them at their Scribner Bend Engagement Session.

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LIGHTHOUSE AT GLEN COVE MARINA WEDDING INSPIRATION | FEATURED ON THE PERFECT PALETTE

A hint of Cherry Blossoms. A whole lot of feminine. And a beautiful bride and bridesmaid. That's exactly what Jeanette of Party Crush Studio and I were going for. Romantic. Dreamy. Girly. And fun. So we teamed up with some of our favorite local vendors to provide you this Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina Wedding Inspiration. 

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DILLON BEACH ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ANNIE & LOGAN

Their friends had a plan. Little did either of them know for quite some time, that some of their dearest plans had some big ideas when it came to their love lives. They wanted Annie and Logan to be together. And after quite some time of inviting them to the same get-togethers, it finally became apparent to the two of them. Their friends were trying to set them up. Fast forward to their first date on Dillon Beach, where these two were grateful for some friendly meddling. And that’s exactly why we headed back there for their Dillon Beach Engagement Session.

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SACRAMENTO NEWBORN SESSION | BABY LYDIA

Baby Lydia. This girl wanted to take her time. Her sweet time. While mom and dad were eager to meet their baby, and find out if babe would be a boy or girl, Lydia wanted to stay with mom as long as possible. And that’s just what she did. Days past her due date, Lydia wasn’t quite ready to make her debut. But finally, she did. And mom and dad couldn’t be happier to snuggle her day and night. That’s exactly what they did at Baby Lydia’s Sacramento Newborn Session.

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AUBURN ENGAGEMENT SESSION | NATALIE & GREG

Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted him. They were at a country concert. A warm summer night. There was good music. And good beer. Good friends. And good times. And that’s when it happened. Natalie spotted Greg with some of his friends and walked right over. She wasn’t afraid. She knew she liked what she saw and wanted to tell him that. When I asked Greg what she said, he remembered it as “I’m attracted to you”. I absolutely love how forward Natalie was and how Greg remembered EXACTLY what she said to him as he recalled it at their Auburn Engagement Session. And the rest was history.

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FOLSOM MATERNITY SESSION | CARLY, SETH & SIENNA

In honor of Jude Seth being born (he's the little one in that gorgeous baby bump) yesterday, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from Carly and Seth's Folsom Maternity Session. We of course included their precious daughter Sienna as well because how cute is she?! She is officially a big sister now and is taking the role on like a champ. Cheers to these new parents to a baby boy!

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ROCKLIN WEDDING WITH THE CUTEST KIDS | LAUREN & MATT

It was time. Time for them to share their first dance. As husband and wife. A ceremonial tradition at most weddings. A classic love song. Two lovers. Taking the stage. Dancing the night away. But what Lauren, the stunning bride didn’t know, was that Matt, her groom, had a surprise for her. A surprise he had been secretly working on for their big day. When it came time for their first dance, it wasn’t just “their song”. It was a recording of their song, sang by none other than their groom. He was literally serenading her during their first dance at their Rocklin Wedding.

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SF CITY HALL ELOPEMENT | FEATURED ON THE BLACK TIE BRIDE

History. Romance. Elegance. That’s exactly what love should be and be surrounded by. And that’s exactly what this Blush, Romantic SF City Hall Elopement demonstrates. A history of love. A love of elegance.  Drawn in by the historic architecture reaching stories high, there’s an elegance to the San Francisco City Hall building. It’s more than just another building. It’s more than a place for business. It’s a place for love. Large windows, ornate details bring this place to life and make it the perfect place for two lovers to intimately say their vows and begin the journey of a lifetime. 

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