ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

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GOLDEN YOSEMITE ANNIVERSARY SESSION AT TAFT POINT | KATE & ANDREW

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.  When Kate reached out to me about a Yosemite Anniversary session, I was SO excited! I didn't even realize they lived on the other side of our sunny California state.  And I didn't realize that they are HUGE The Office fans. That worked out great for me because I have watched Jim and Pam, Michael and Dwight, and co. way too many times to count.  We laughed on the cliffs of Taft Point, celebrating exactly 1 year of marriage for these two cuties.  Kate and Andrew wanted a session that felt like them.  Felt cozy.  Felt fun.  Felt wild and free. That's just what Yosemite provided us.

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PRIVATE ESTATE GRANITE BAY WEDDING | SANDRA & JAMIE

If anyone deserves love, it’s her. The words that came out of her best friend’s mouth. The words of her daughter’s toast. There wasn’t a single person there who disagreed. Sandra and Jamie deserved each other. Deserved love. Deserved to have a partner, a best friend through life’s troubles, through good times and bad. As Angie and Priscilla toasted their friend and mother respectively, everyone celebrated alongside the happy couple. These two deserved it. A perfect day. A day surrounded by family and friends, their pastor and community in a beautiful private estate Granite Bay wedding.

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AVILA BEACH ANNIVERSARY SESSION | WHITNEY & SPENCER

I met Whitney freshman year of college in the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Trinity dorm. What a total sweetheart! When we were back in Avila for our second wedding anniversary, I was so excited to do an anniversary shoot of her and her boyfriend Spencer. These two are so fun, sweet, and even treated us to a DELICIOUS breakfast at Novo in downtown San Luis Obispo. We played on the beach, dipped our toes in the water, and celebrated their love and the sun for a fun Sunday evening. We also came across this ADORABLE puppy during their anniversary session. He came right up and played in her dress ( a few bites too ). His owner said he’s already an Avila Beach celebrity just from a few daily walks. So cute!

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OAK PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA | JOSH & MARY

I had the pleasure of meeting Mary through her younger sister who I went to high school and college with. If there’s one thing I know about the Sampson women, they’re full of life, joy, and laughter. That rang true for Mary’s engagement photography session with her fiancé Josh. It made me SO excited to shoot their wedding this December! We started our day outside of St. Isidore’s Chapel where they’ll be saying their vows this December and continued onto Oak Park where their reception will be held at the park clubhouse. It was so fun to explore both of the locations we’ll be at on their wedding day at their engagement session! As I too grew up in Danville, California, it’s always a treat to go back!

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GIANTS’ BASEBALL THEMED NEWBORN SESSION IN DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA | SAWYER FAMILY

Steph and Jon are the type of people that exude friendliness. They’re positive, outgoing, and want to be your friend. I met Steph back in the early 2000’s when she was my bible study leader in high school and I’m so glad we stayed in touch. I was honored when they asked me to do both a maternity photoshoot and newborn / family photographs. If you can’t already tell, these two LOVE baseball. And not just any baseball, the San Francisco Giants. When I walked into cute little Finley’s room, I was greeted by energetic orange, a bat signed from a recent World Series championship game, and adorable baseball themed decor. Don’t forget the little one who rocked his Giants’ onesie.

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INDUSTRIAL GOLDEN WEDDING INSPIRATION | CALLIGRAPHY DETAILS | FEATURED ON INSPIRED BY THIS

“When a wedding inspiration photoshoot goes really well, it sparks so many beautiful new ideas! This is one of those… Anna Perevertaylo teamed up with some pretty talented vendors to create this industrial golden wedding inspiration. And boy! is it magical. (Heart flutters type of magical). We see gold a lot – but we don’t see gold florals a lot. Here, in combination with soft pinks and creamy whites, they are seriously stunning. Try not to do a double take, we dare you!” – Inspired By This Wedding Blog

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ANNIVERSARY SHOOT IN YOSEMITE VALLEY | VANESSA & LUKE

I had the pleasure of braving the cold of Yosemite Valley for an Anniversary Yosemite Photoshoot in the middle of winter with my dear friend Lauren of Lauren Alisse Photography. She is a total sweetheart and you need to check her out! It’s wonderful to have talented, creative friends who guide you as you both walk through this journey. Now, Vanessa and Luke were just too cute! They braved the cold in their stylish outfits (how cute is that glitter skirt from Rent the Runway?!) and celebrated two years of marriage. I wish them nothing but happiness in the coming years.

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