ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

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VALENTINE’S HEART PANCAKES FOR VALENTINE’S BRUNCH WITH BEIJOS EVENTS BLOG

Have you seen that cooking show where they show you some of the most fantastic pancake designs? You know the ones where it’s a cartoon version of someone? Well that's not in my wheelhouse or my good friend Abby of Beijos Events Blog, but they did come up with these adorable Valentine's Heart Pancakes for Valentine's Brunch. I wanted to share this recipe in case you decided to wake up early tomorrow and surprise your sweetie! See below for the Valentine's Heart Pancakes recipe and fun toppings options! 

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RENGSTORFF HOUSE WEDDING WITH BLUSHING JOY EVENTS | LIZZETH & MIKE

Their two sweet boys. From meeting as neighbors way back when to getting to unite their family under marriage. That’s what Lizzeth and Mike wanted. And that’s what their Rengstorff House Wedding day was all about. Uniting a family, proclaiming their love, and celebrating with all their friends and family. And the best mariachi band in town.

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SACRAMENTO VALENTINE’S DATE AT HOME | STYLED BY LOVE OF PARTIES

In honor of St. Valentine, we know you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day. But just like every other year, it sneaks up on you. Or maybe you don’t even get to spend Valentine’s Day together. After all, life, work, kids, and travel can sometimes get in the way. And even if you do get the day together? Chances are you’re fighting to get a reservation, stuck in traffic, and have a quick bite to eat in a crowded restaurant. That’s doesn’t sound very romantic… What if you skipped the traffic, the dinners, and the fuss and celebrated with a Sacramento Valentine's Date at Home? Imagine this, a quiet, romantic candlelit dinner for two without the crowds and commotion.

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APPLE HILL FAMILY SESSION ON FILM | THE GILES FAMILY

A goober. There’s one in every family. And in this one, there might be a few. But that’s what makes life fun for Deborah and Daniel. They get to love and spend their days with their three little goobers and their precious pup Rosie. And this day was no exception, except they got all dressed up and hung out with me for their Apple Hill Family Session!

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | JOCELYN & ANDREW

I'm going to prove you wrong. That's what she was thinking. Not in a spiteful way. But in a, neither of us know what's coming next, kind of way. Because many years ago, as just friends, they entered a conversation about dating, marrying and having children. Andrew sat in the "probably never" camp and Jocelyn thought differently. Through a small crush, she thought to herself, I'm going to prove you wrong. And after a crashed camping trip, several joyful years of dating later, they are both head over heels to tie the knot at Park Winters for their November wedding. And I couldn't be more excited for these two, especially after spending the day with them for their San Francisco City Hall Engagement Photos. 

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SANTA CRUZ VACATION WITH FRIENDS | 48 HOURS ON FILM

48 Hours. A short amount of time. But with a very busy 2018, I only had time for a few 48 hour vacations (that were much needed!). So, with only 48 hours, you have to make the most of them. And that's exactly what I did on a Santa Cruz Vacation with Friends. I challenged myself to only bring my film camera and shoot one roll of film.

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SNOWY TAHOE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ALEX & KEVIN

It started with their dogs. Well, to be more specific, pictures of their dogs Ranger and Ozzy. Ranger, a golden retriever mixed with an English Cream Golden Retriever, belonged to Alex. And Ozzy, a Border Collie and Australian Shepard mix, belonged to Kevin. But what ultimately brought these two dogs and their owners together was the fact that they had pictures of their pups as their phone backgrounds. And on a fateful night in Downtown San Luis Obispo, these two struck up a convo after spotting their matching phone wallpapers. So of course we included the pups in their snowy Tahoe Engagement session!

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SACRAMENTO NEWBORN SESSION | BABY MARGOT

A newborn babe. Is there anything as sweet? Well, maybe the opportunity to celebrate her birth from a maternity session to a newborn session and then a motherhood session is also a wonderfully sweet feeling. And that's exactly what I got to feel and experience, Baby Margot's sweetness. And the sweetness of being wrapped up in mom and dad's arms during her Sacramento Newborn Session. 

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GAME DAY FUN WITH BEST FRIENDS FOR FROSTING & UBER

Game Day Fun. Touchdowns. And most importantly, snacks. Now, a touchdown is a funny thing. Six, seven, or even eight points. But a touchdown is not something my favorite football team saw a lot of this year. Or last year. Or the past few years. But that's okay. Because I'm a longtime, loyal fan of the game and my team. Those of you that know me personally probably know that I love football. And I mean, LOVE football. High school football games on Friday nights. One of the many reasons I want Jake to teach/work at a high school. Cal Poly football games on Saturdays. And my favorite team of all, the San Francisco 49ers, on Sundays. 

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SF CITY HALL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | TIFFANY & JESSE

Imagine this. You have a gorgeous, custom ring picked out. Completely custom. On a website you’ve been following for some time. And, you know, you want to get married. So you’re telling your sweetheart that you’re ready for the next chapter and you hope it includes this ring. But you’re dating someone who is terrible at surprises. You resolve to knowing you’ll probably totally know when the proposal is coming and it might not be THE ring. But on a fun night out with friends, in one of your favorite bars, you joke with him about the ring. He pulls out his phone and says “this ring?”. Excitedly you reach for your phone to show him the EXACT same picture to run around to him revealing the actual custom ring you want and a proposal to last a lifetime. That’s the moment that brought Tiffany and Jesse to this day for their SF City Hall Engagement Photos.

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