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DANVILLE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ASHLEY & MIKE

A college party bus. A fun Thursday night. Usually the start of some fun times and some good stories. But little did Ashley and Mike know, it would be the start of their forever. The party bus scene wasn’t necessarily Ashley’s normal hang out. But after a few pleads from friends, she gave in to spend the afternoon with them Downtown. And after a quick sprint to hop on the bus on time, a handsome man handed her a drink and offered up conversation. And what started as a small bus chat, lead to a weekend of hanging out, and ultimately a lifetime of happiness. And it was such a joy to capture their love during their Danville Engagement Session.

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SACRAMENTO FALL FAMILY SESSION ON FILM | DYTRYCH FAMILY

I don't photograph families too often. (read in that meme voice) But when I do, I'm loving the look of family portraits on film. There's something so timeless and pretty about it! And that's exactly what happened on this rare sunny day at the end of stormy November with the Dytrych Family for their Sacramento Fall Family Portraits. And I couldn't be more obsessed!

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TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PORTRAITS ON FILM | DENISE AND DAN

A little under ten years. A whole stinking decade. That’s how long these two have loved each other as husband and wife. And while they have loved each other longer than that, this coming summer will mark a decade of marriage. Their legacy of love. And what an amazing accomplishment that is! Along with their three, beautiful, and so amazingly cute daughters, these two have a lot to celebrate. So, we ventured out into the golden sun for their Ten Year Anniversary Portraits on Film and I couldn’t love them (or these two) anymore!

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THE MAPLES WEDDING IN WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA | BRI & BRANDON

A spontaneous travel partner. That’s what they both are gaining. And that’s what they both acknowledged in their hand written vows to each other. Someone to plan trips just two weeks in advance. Someone to adventure with on the other side of the country. And someone to love them through the chaos, uncertainty, spontaneity and thrilling times. As Bri and Brandon joined in marriage under the beautiful tree at The Maples Wedding & Event Center in Woodland, California, I couldn’t help but smile. Their day was nothing short of the most joyful group of people, their bridesmaids, groomsmen, and these two themselves. We all couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful fall day!

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GOLDEN HILLS ENGAGEMENT SESSION ON FILM | LEXIE AND NICK

They met as kids. Both in 4H. They’d cross paths at shows. Conferences. Etc. And little did Nick know, Lexie had a small crush on him, even as kids. It wasn’t until many years later that their paths crossed again. Of course in the 4H circuit. They reconnected and slowly realized besides having a lot in common, they were great together. So on a cloudy day in Rescue, California, these two cuddled for their Golden Hills Engagement Session on Film. And it was magical. 

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PARK WINTERS WEDDING WITH DISNEY DETAILS ON FILM | KARA & DREW

She decided to do something no one expected. Not even her mom. Despite Kara’s love of being close to family and growing up in California, Kara decided to pack up her life with her best friend and cross country road trip to their new home, in Florida. Now, while the Florida part was a surprise, the fact that Kara had signed up for the Disney College Program was not. Kara had always been a huge Disney fan, and this decision to move to the other side of the country for college, ultimately led to her meeting her Prince Charming. Now, instead of a ball gown, she was a safari guide, but nonetheless, Walt Disney World and the people she met there lead her to Drew. And their Park Winters wedding day was nothing short of a fairy tale and a happily ever after.

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DAVIS ARBORETUM ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ANN & JOHN

Now, I've been to the UC Davis Arboretum a handful of times. But 99% of my visits there have been on cloudy, overcast, or even drizzling days. Which can be a total bummer, right? Well, right in the middle of our transition from summer to fall here in the Sacramento region, this warm Friday evening gave us the most perfect golden light at the Arboretum that I could've asked for! And I am so so glad because it was a perfect celebration for Ann and John's Davis Arboretum Engagement Session shot on film. 

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THE RIVER MILL WEDDING IN STOCKTON | BROOKE & DARIN

Soulmates. “Soulmate has become my favorite word”. As Brooke fought back tears, she looked up at Darin. I fought back tears too. Her fancy pants, her forever. It took less than an hour, less than an evening, to realize. Realize that they were meant for each other on their very first date. And here they stood, vowing to love each other forever. As husband and wife. In front of family and friends, at The River Mill at French Camp, they became husband and wife

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BISHOPS PUMPKIN FARM WEDDING | ANNIE & LOGAN

Through one of the hardest times of her life, he was there. As friends and family recounted on Annie and Logan’s Bishops Pumpkin Farm Wedding day, Logan had been there for Annie. Every step of the way. From diagnosis, to surgery and treatment. He was the one in the waiting room. Sending family updates. Checking in on them. Taking care of her. A situation that would’ve caused a lot to run. But instead of run, Logan embraced it. Because it was the woman he loved. And still loves, very much to this day.

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AUBURN VALLEY GOLF CLUB WEDDING | GRACIE & MATT

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