Bathtime

Contrary to what it may look like, Finley’s not my favorite child, just the only one that’s not in school. (They’re all my favorite. Just for the record.) Man, I’m going to miss that girl so much when she starts kindergarten in the Fall. For now, we spend our time together riding bikes, visiting coffee shops and the park, reading, and playing with Calico Critters. I try to get creative when keeping her entertained if I need to work and baths do just that. I love hearing her play and talk to...

Redding Wedding Photographer // Nadja and Jeff’s Engagement Session

Nadja and Jeff are from Washington, but are getting married in the Redding/Red Bluff area where Jeff grew up. They were here visiting family for Christmas and during that time we were able to squeeze in an engagement session. I’m so glad we did. Would you believe that they said that they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera? These two nailed it. Growing up in Chico myself, I had such a fun time visiting areas that I had never been- downtown Red Bluff and the beautiful bridge and trails that Nadja and Jeff take their dogs to when they’re in town. Speaking of the dogs, I’m so glad they included them, as they are a big part of their life. These two are definitely proud doggy parents and it’s so cute to watch. Nadja and Jeff, I had SUCH a great time with you and I’m so excited for your wedding this Summer!...

Travel Diary // Half Moon Bay Adventures

On Thursday, my boyfriend asked if I wanted head down to Half Moon Bay the next day. It was nice to spontaneously head out of town and a trip to the beach was just what we needed. I would road trip everyday for the uninterrupted conversations in the car. The beach was foggy, which made everything look even more magical. We walked along the coast and collected shells for the kids and then checked out Half Moon Bay’s cute little downtown. We had dinner at the Flying Fish Bar & Grill, which looked unassuming from the outside, but was actually really good. It’s always hard to come home, but operation Adventures in 2015 is off to a good start. (All photos by me, except the ones of me, obviously. Thanks for those,...

Grass Valley Wedding Photographer // Emily and Derrik’s Squirrel Creek Ranch Wedding

Emily and Derrik’s beautiful wedding was located in Grass Valley, CA at Squirrel Creek Ranch. Not only was their day stunning- with so many beautiful details- but, it was so much fun. The barn was the perfect backdrop for the dance party and we took advantage of many of the beautiful locations and backdrops the ranch had to offer. It was such an honor to capture Emily and Derrik’s love and the beginning of their marriage.   Chico Wedding Photographer: Morgan Chantelle Photography Venue: Squirrel Creek Ranch in Grass Valley, CA    ...