ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO BRIDAL SESSION AT SUNRISE | JACKIE IN SWEET CAROLINE STYLES

It was early. REALLY early. But that didn't bother this beauty of a soul, Jackie. She made the trek to Sacramento with this gorgeous Sweet Caroline Styles two-piece bridal gown for her Downtown Sacramento Bridal Session at Sunrise. 

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FORESTHILL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | IONA & CALEB

It was at church. She spotted this cutie across the room. Nervous. Excited. Probably a little giggle. After all, ladies aren’t supposed to make the first move. Or are they?! Well, Iona wasn’t scared. She waltzed right up to Caleb and introduced herself. Or, well, the modern day version of exchanging Instagram accounts. I was captivated as they told me their 21st century romance tale as we shot their Foresthill Engagement Photos.

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MARIN HEADLANDS ENGAGEMENT SESSION | LIZZETH & MIKE

The sun was setting. A few tourists lingered. One iconic red bridge stood tall in the distance, not covered by fog like usual. It was a rare site. A moment of peace. A release of sorts. After all, it’s not often that you get a prime view of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, with an unobstructed view, a little peace and quiet, good weather, and none of that silly fog (I’m looking at you Karl). But that’s exactly what we were blessed with for Lizzeth and Mike’s Marin Headlands Engagement Session.

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THE STORY OF US, PART 3: THE SHIFT

“Are you guys dating?” “Are you and Jake together?” “Are you dating Jake yet?” “Why are you not with Jake already?” “Come on, you know that Jake and you are gonna end up together. What are you waiting for?” Definitely the most romantic way to start the story of us. 

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DAVIS COUPLES PORTRAITS | MONICA & ROBIN

It was English class. He spied a cutie. She spied a cutie. But silence. You know how it goes. You don't want to be the one to awkwardly introduce yourself in class. I totally get it. But lucky for these two, it wasn't their only class together. After all, later in the day, they both had Culinary class. A little more relaxed. More group work. And a chance to potentially chat. 

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DAVIS FAMILY PORTRAITS | PADOVANI FAMILY

Dinosaurs. Well, not just dinosaurs. Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and more. At least that's only a few of the dinosaurs that little Joey told me about. Well, corrected me on. Apparently, I needed to up my dinosaur lingo game. Especially to keep up with this rad little dude at their Davis Family Portraits session. 

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DAVIS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT UC DAVIS ARBORETUM | GRACIE & MATT

A baseball game. Peanuts. Crackerjacks. The works. That's all it took for these two. A first date. America's past time. And one good old time. Gracie and Matt like to have fun. Catch a baseball game. The Rivercats. The Giants. Sit back, relax and have fun. Don't forget a few giggles along the way! After all, it's always a good time when it comes to getting your Davis Engagement Photos taken! 

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ROSEVILLE MATERNITY PORTRAITS | AUDREY

A bump. One glorious baby bump. It's a symbol. Of strength. Of courage. And of motherhood. As so many women in our lives go through the miracle of pregnancy, I can't help but have a heart bursting with love for them, the process, and their soon to be daughters and sons. And that's why I was so excited for Audrey's Roseville Maternity Portraits. 

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DAVIS ENGAGEMENT SESSION | BECCA & ANDREY

These two. They're determined. Driven. Hard workers. And they deal with a lot. Strong careers, distance for the time being. But the moment they showed up for their Davis Engagement Session, you would've never known. Strong lawyers. Strong hearts. And a whole lot of giggles. Not to mention outfits that would stop anyone in their tracks. I can only imagine how stunning they'll look on their wedding day. 

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SF CITY HALL WEDDING WITH CALLIGRAPHY DETAILS

Something simple. Something unique. I love working with couples and clients that have a strategic vision in mind for their wedding calligraphy. Whether it's handmade paper, custom wax seal designs, modern calligraphy, or just pretty details they want to include, I'm game. This SF City Hall Wedding Editorial organized and styled by Elizabeth Warrick was just too gorgeous. It made me fall in love with SF City Hall. The architecture. The soft colors. Everything a photographer, a bride, and an artist could dream of.

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