ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

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BEST OF 2019 WEDDINGS | A COLLECTION OF OUR #BAUMBRIDES AND GROOMS

We had the pleasure of photographing thirty stunning #baumbrides and grooms. We couldn't wait to highlight a few photos from each of our thirty favorite days this year. Check out our first annual Best of 2019 Weddings blog!

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LINCOLN ENGAGEMENT SESSION | ALEX & MICHAEL

A return back home. That’s what this session symbolized for these two. For we did their Lincoln Engagement session up here, where they both grew up and just that month returned to. They had been living in Southern California for almost a decade and decided that, as they tie the knot this coming year, they wanted to return home. The region they both grew up, with lots of family. But they also wanted to bridge the gap between their Northern California and their Southern California friends. So they chose a stunning venue in the heart of California’s Central Coast - Greengate Vineyards for their summer wedding with Vanessa Noel Events.

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PINK OMBRE WEDDING INSPIRATION WITH PUPPIES AT THE ROYAL PALMS RESORT – FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY

A pop of color, champagne, and a whole load of puppies. Hidden in the desert of Scottsdale Arizona, this Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration was featured on Style Me Pretty, our favorite wedding blog!

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WOLFE HEIGHTS WEDDING WITH JENN ROBIRDS EVENTS FEATURED ON CARATS & CAKE | BRI & DYLAN

In the heat of California summer, Brianna and Dylan tied the knot right outside of California’s Capital City of Sacramento at the picturesque Wolfe Heights Event Center. What could only be described as a splash of color, champagne, and love of all things fresh in summer culminated in a romantic and sweet wedding day. Designed by the outstanding team of Jenn Robirds Events, you won't want to miss it. And this beautiful Wolfe Heights Wedding is featured on Carats and Cake today. 

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FOLSOM LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | AMY & JOSH

Tradition. That's what that moment symbolized. A tradition, or rather, a photo tradition. You see, they had taken the same photo three years prior on the pier in front of the Ferris Wheel at Disney's California Adventure Park. So Amy wasn't quite expecting anything out of the ordinary when they posed in front of the Ferris wheel this time around. Another picture like the last. But little did she know leading up to that moment, that this time it would be different. Instead of posing and smiling for the camera, Josh diverted from the plan. He got down on one knee and asked Amy to marry him. Now, I'm all for tradition but I think she's okay with him changing it up on her this time. At least that's the impression I got during their Folsom Lake Engagement Session.

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ZEPHYR COVE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | CAITLYN AND SHANE

Right there in this very town. These two were in Tahoe for a cold and snowy weekend getaway with friends. It was a blizzardy day. And they had taken their dogs out for a walk. When all of a sudden, Shane got down on one knee and asked Caitlyn the most important question of her life. Would you marry me? A look of shock and awe, but the sweetest surprise. Because she would get to marry the love of her life and she would get to tell me all about it at their Zephyr Cove Engagement Session!

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FIELD AND POND WEDDING WITH JENN ROBIRDS EVENTS | ALEX & KEVIN

A battle of sarcasm. In the best way. These two, they know how to one up each other. To pull out the best from each other. And the best jokes. Because they are so full of fun, sarcasm, and joy in their relationship and their life. And I am so, so happy that I got to be a part of their legacy of love! They even both mentioned they were the funnier one in their vows - which is so, so fitting for these two. Their beautiful legacy started with a stunning Field and Pond Wedding designed and executed by the amazing team behind Jenn Robirds Events.

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FRENCH BLUE WEDDING INSPIRATION AT HELWIG WINERY | FEATURED ON WEDDING CHICKS

A dreamy day of French Blue Wedding Inspiration featured on Wedding Chicks. Thank you to Events by Kristina Elyse and Helwig Winery for creating such a beautiful day. Check it out here.

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PRESIDIO ENGAGEMENT SESSION | CHRISTINA & TONY

An unexpected trip to San Diego and Murph's girlfriend. After a busy year of teaching elementary school, Christina and Tony planned to take a road trip. Visit some neat spots, see the sights. But with the craziness of the end of the school year, neither got around to planning it. So on a whim, with their planned time off, they jetted off to San Diego, where they attended college. Christina wanted Tony to research restaurants for a nice dinner but he insisted on visiting their classic date spots, the cliffs looking over the ocean in La Jolla. Well after a photo by a stranger, Tony hopped down on one knee unexpectedly and asked Christina to be his forever. And I couldn't have loved it anymore when they told me all about it at their Presidio Engagement Session. 

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CLOS LACHANCE WINERY WEDDING | KAT & KURT

He began by telling a story. And just a few moments into his story “The Journey”, even I was crying behind my camera. A story of how he got his baby girl. A story of how he and his wife grew their family, with the help of Kristin. And how when she was three days old, they got to pick her up at the hospital and call her their daughter. But that was only the beginning of the journey. See, two decades later, the bride, Kat decided to take a chance by searching for her birth mother Kristin. And with the support of her parents, she got to meet Kristin and her siblings Mackenzie and Daniel. But the best part? Every single one of them were there at her perfect Clos LaChance Winery Wedding to her best friend (sorry Sara!), Kurt. Three families, joining as one, and I know for sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.

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