ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

AMADOR CELLARS WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY – DECOR & SIGNAGE

The details. It's all about the details. The details add special touches. Custom touches. The decor that your guests will remember. Personalization that make it feel like you. That's exactly what this Amador Cellars Wedding had. Personalized decor with custom wedding calligraphy to make it feel truly special. Truly Matt and Allison. 

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THE STORY OF US, PART 1: A TRIP & A FALL

One flight of stairs. One. And I still managed to trip. My face turned beet red and I turned around to give my mother the “help me, I’m SO embarrassed look” as I tried to pick up all the stuff I had dropped in that moment. Of course someone was behind her. Another student moving into the Cal Poly dorms. Another freshman, who probably wasn’t as nervous as I was. Another kid who would probably laugh about the girl who fell up the stairs and dropped all her dorm goodies on move in day. Not how I thought “the story of us” would start with my future husband. And this is only Part 1 after all...

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SACRAMENTO ANNIVERSARY SESSION | KAELY & AUSTIN

Florida. New York. International travels. These two have seen a lot more of this pretty little world we live on than me. But that's okay. Because I love hearing their stories, their past residences and more. These two have traveled, lived in different spots, and experienced a lot of cultures. And maybe most of my existence has been limited to Northern and Central California, but I've got big plans. And let's face it. I know who to chat with when I get around to planning it! I had a blast hearing about their travels during their Sacramento Anniversary Session, just a little while after they made the move to California. 

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ELOPEMENT | ADA & ALBERT

Intimate. Personal. Surrounded by the people you love. That’s exactly what Ada and Albert wanted for their San Francisco City Hall Elopement. And that’s exactly what they got. On a foggy and drizzly day in San Francisco, shortly after the new year, Ada and Albert said their vows, exchanged (gorgeous Tiffany & Co.) rings, and celebrated with their closest family members.

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FOLSOM MOTHERHOOD PORTRAITS | DENISE & BABE ON FILM & DIGITAL

A celebration. That's what this was. And rightly so. Because I can't think of a more appropriate time for a celebration. Motherhood. Womanhood. And all the cute little fingers and toes. Mothers are warriors. They're multitaskers. And I don't know how they do what they do. And at the end of the day, I'm so blessed to have gained a new friend in fellow photographer Denise. I was so excited when she asked me to take her Folsom Motherhood Portraits with her brand new babe. I mean, how sweet is that!

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SACRAMENTO LAND PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION | MICHELLE & PAUL

It's a small world. And no, I'm not talking about the Disneyland ride. Although, it is one of the cutest rides there. I mean who doesn't love small world? Just don't get the song stuck in your head! It wasn't until I sat down to coffee with Michelle to hear all about her upcoming Los Gatos Wedding that I learned we had so many connections in life that lead up to us meeting. It's always so odd (in a good way) when that happens! And I'm so glad we did because it ultimately led to a very fun Saturday photographing their Sacramento Land Park Engagement Session.

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LEGION OF HONOR ANNIVERSARY SESSION IN SAN FRANCISCO | KIMBERLYN & FRANCISCO

It was January 3rd. 2017. They were on a hike. Not something unusual for these two. But it wasn't just any ordinary hike. Francisco had something special planned. Special being an understatement. Little did Kimberlyn know, he was about to ask her a question. The question. The big one. "Will you marry me?"  That's when everything changes, for the better of course. So it was only fitting that exactly one year later, Kimberlyn and Francisco met me in San Francisco for their Legion of Honor Anniversary Session. 

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WINTER FILM PORTRAITS IN WEST SACRAMENTO | ASHLEY

A butterfly. In memorial of their grandmother. She isn't the only one with this tattoo. It's shared by two other women, all remembering one important lady in their life. Their guardian angel. Because on the day she passed away, they each, separately, saw a butterfly. They knew she was close by. They know they're being watched over. I absolutely loved the story Ashley told me while she gleefully modeled for me. A test of my new film camera (eek!). We had a blast in the brush of West Sacramento. Below you'll find some of my favorite Winter Film Portraits of Ashley followed by some digital shots I also took of her that day. All film images were processed and scanned by PhotoVision.

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DANVILLE WEDDING AT ST. ISIDORE’S CHAPEL – MARY & JOSH

A survival kit. As Sarah and Annie stood up at the microphone, they had a gift for the groom. Well, a grouping of gifts. Gifts that Josh would need to survive his new life as Mary’s husband. After all, her two younger sisters would know best. A notepad. To help him remember the tasks and chores that Mary will remind him of to keep their home tidy. A five hour energy. To keep up with Mary’s driven, focused, and accomplished soul. A shower drain. To keep her gorgeous, fiery, red hair (that totally rocked a gorgeous Hollywood glam style at her wedding). These gifts and more brought a smile to their faces, a chuckle to the room, and were the culmination of a day of love and laughter at their Danville wedding.

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CHRISTMAS BABY ANNOUNCEMENT AT SACRAMENTO CHRISTMAS TREE FARM | BRITTANI & TYLER

Silent Nights. Bundles of Joy. Fresh baby giggles. Ten finger and ten toes. Who else thinks babies are the absolute cutest? I am so excited for Brittani and Tyler to welcome their first baby into this world! And what better way to tell your family and friends with a Christmas Baby Announcement? And at a Sacramento Christmas Tree Farm! I mean... Christmas is all about the birth of one very important babe. So it's only fitting to share a few favorites from Brittani and Tyler's Christmas Baby Announcement on Christmas Day! Merry Christmas everyone!

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