Katie & Danny on Table Mountain // Chico Wedding Photographer

Katie and Danny are the best. They live in Southern California, but are having their wedding at Lake Almanor and wanted to come up to the Chico area for their engagement session. I suggested Table Mountain and they were up for it. We hadn’t met in person until the day of their photos, but they trusted me enough to follow me up there where I (unintentionally) took them a random back way. The more we drove the more I was freaking out that we weren’t even headed to Table Mountain until all the sudden, there we were. I had so much fun hiking around and photographing these two. Katie and Danny are easy going and their love is sweet and easy. Like the location of the session, they were up for anything. They are getting married TODAY up in the mountains with only a handful of the people closest to them in an intimate weekend and ceremony. I cannot wait to capture them become husband and wife. Katie and Danny, it’s an honor to be a part of your special day. I know you will have a beautiful life...

Katie & Nick in Mount Shasta // Redding Wedding Photographer

Katie and Nick live in the Bay Area, where their careers are, but recently bought a cabin in the Lake Shasta Area. They now have a beautiful place to relax and get away from the hustle of the city. I loved hearing about their passions, how they’re making their dreams come true, and now I might just want to buy a mountain cabin of my own. Their upcoming wedding is the icing on the cake of a beautiful life they are building together. I had the BEST time exploring new to me areas of the Lake Shasta area and I am SO looking forward to Katie and Nick’s wedding day!...

Monique and Daniel in Oakland // Bay Area Engagement Photographer

Monique and Daniel grew up in the same town and have been together for several years. They’ll be getting married in their hometown next year, but they wanted their engagement photos in another special place- the city where they currently live and work. Monique moved to Oakland to attend graduate school at Mills College and later Daniel moved down to be with her. Now, they are both teachers (Monique for college level and Daniel is an elementary school teacher) in the Bay. Before the shoot, Dave and I had a short time to check out a little bit of Oakland and I can’t wait to go back. The shops, the style, and the coffee were spot on and it might be my current favorite place in the Bay area. Monique and Daniel.  These two are incredible stylish and photogenic. They were fun to hang out with and I loved the places that they chose for their photos- Mills College and Jack London Square, which were meaningful and iconic. Their wedding is going to be so much...
Carly + Grant in Bidwell Park // Chico Engagement Photographer

Carly + Grant in Bidwell Park // Chico Engagement Photographer

I had so much fun with Carly and Grant for their engagement session. It was a hot evening in Upper Bidwell Park, but they were such troopers. These two were so relaxed and easy-going. Carly and Grant’s ease with each other and natural and comfortable love was so much fun to watch and photograph. They are obviously so perfect together. I can’t wait until their wedding day!...

Kristina + Heath // Chico Engagement Photographer

When I told Kristina that she and Heath were so easy to photograph and so obviously in love her response was, “It’s easy when it’s your person.” YES! Real, true, deep, authentic love is my favorite thing in the world. I cannot wait to photograph their wedding this Fall. These two are perfect...

Anna and Kellen’s Snowy Engagement Session // Chico Engagement Photographer

When we left the city to drive up to the mountains the weather was clear. As we got farther and farther up it started to rain, then rain harder. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we kept driving and thankfully that rain turned into snow. You can see the snowflakes falling in the next photo. Anna and Kellen were such troopers in the freezing cold. They were smiley and giggly and happy. I loved watching them interact and I cannot wait for their wedding this year!...