Everyone knows the right setting and details can really bring out the mood and atmosphere of a place, especially at a wedding! Since I am still fairly new to the Sacramento area market (with most of my weddings out in the Bay), I’ve been slowly working with and getting to know local vendors. One that I collaborated with not long ago and had the joy of photographing inspo for is Botanica Specialty Rentals, which is owned and operated by the talented Audrey Chaney. She has an eye for style, and photographing her set ups (and being in her large warehouse) is like being a playground! Seriously, so much eye candy! If you’re in need for rentals for your event (wedding, party, shindig), be sure to check her out!

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sacramento, california

These two lovebirds chose some fun graffiti backgrounds in Downtown/Midtown Sac to reflect their love for urban & design, and it definitely fit their personality so well!

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san jose family session .

March 13, 2017
Posted in Lifestyle Session

san jose, california

You know when your client’s daughter comes in wearing glow-in-the-dark cat ears, it’s going to be a good session <3

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mccloud, california
mount shasta area

Small weddings are some of my favorites, especially if it’s a wedding in a little cabin, out in the mountains! That’s exactly how Rick & Sarah chose to get married, surrounded by friends and family, in an intimate little homemade wedding. What’s great is that they were also able to have their two dogs in tow, and who can resist that view of the night sky in the last shot? All of it was so much magic magic magic <3

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jug handle state reserve, california

Headed up the coast to the Mendocino area this past weekend with our friend Allen and his daughter (who is the cutest ever – her and Gromit were like two peas in a pod) and took the opportunity to get some r&r, while at the same time playing with my newest cameras (Fuji X100 & Contax G2). I’m still going to need to wait for the Contax film to develop, but I played around with the images from the Fuji, and I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of how the camera reacts (it’s different than my Canon 5D mk3, which basically feels like an extension to my body)!

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winters, california

Thanks to the constant barrage of rain that we’re getting in Northern California lately, I’ve had to postpone so many shoots around here, which is such a bummer! I do love rain, but it’s making me yearn for some sun drenched summer days (minus the 100 degree heat of course), like this one I shoot for my friend Ashley of Hither & Thither. Ashley, her husband, Aaron and I met up about an hour outside of Sacramento in Winters, next to the charming little Putah Creek. They grabbed some canoes & treats (and we stumbled on that magical hammock) while I captured them enjoying the water and sun for a piece for Ashley’s blog (link to her original post here).

After shooting this, I was on such a HIGH! I felt like I had shot for a magazine, and I dream of a couple would also do something like this for their engagement session! So any recently engaged couples interested? Let’s do this, I’m game!!

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