YAYYYYY ! Isn’t it the best to see spring polkin’ its little head in to our lives. And for me, No better spring time boost than seeing my photo of the cover of Sacramento Magazine ! What a thrill and an honor. We were so LUCKY to get a sunny day to shoot our ridiculously good looking Cast Images models, Ellen Hancock and Reed Daniels, for the March cover. Then ANOTHER sunny day with another stunning Cast Images model ( these good looking people make my work look GOOD ! ) for our shoot the next day !
A huge thanks to both of our make-up artists and my friends Sherri Morris ( cover shot ) and Shana Beals ( park shots ), two of my favorite gals in the business ( they ALSO make my work look good ) ! And one billion thanks to Debbie Hurst for being a dream art director and always bringing so much style to every thing she does !
This may sound sooooo cheesy, but I am in with LOVE Sacramento ! Born and raised here, I think Sacramento is the best place to live and LOVE so many things about our city. So who better than me to photograph some of the cool things to do around here.
Yes indeed I am a lucky gal :
And BONUS ! They used some of my photos from the California Hall of Fame !
YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY FOOD ! Not only did I get to photograph these culinary delights, I got to EAT THEM after the shoot as they packed everything up for me and sent me home with a harvest of tremendously delicious food. Terri Gilliland, owner of the restaurants Roxy and Lucca is my dear friends so I have had the honor of doing many photo sessions for the two restaurants. You would be hard pressed to find more lovely people than Terri Gilliland and her husband Ron. Both Roxy and Lucca are such incredible places to dine, whenever I have an out of town guest, that is where I choose to take them to show off the cuisine of our fair city. I would not decribe myself as an expert food photographer, but I was very pleased with these images. And trust me, the FOOD WAS FANTASTIC :
A quick backstory….Brad is my boyfriend, Stephanie is Brad’s sister, making her my sister-in-law. She married Dave Johnson when she was 18 years old and they were married for 20 years, then they took a bit of a break…and then they got married AGAIN this past fall in Clarksburg. I loved how their wedding invite was titled ‘ taking a mulligan’. Stephanie often told me how disappointed she was with her first wedding’s photos, so this time around, we hooked it up ! There are so many cool places to go in Clarksburg we went a bit crazy shooting some rad photos! Since I love Stephanie and Dave so much this was one of the most fun photo sessions of the year. Of course my cute boyfriend Brad helped me the whole time and even found locations that were pretty amazing. Go BRAD ( check out the big brain on Brad ).
If there was ever a family that you would want to be a part of it is the Haynes family. Just some of the best people on earth. I LOVE this family and feel so very fortunate to be a part of the Haynes/ Johnson clan. Stephanie and Dave had the cutest, most intimate wedding in their backyard with their 3 girls by their side. My favorite, Rev. Jeri Murphy officiated and brought her unique warmth to the whole event. Very relaxed and filled with true love, their wedding was just perfect !
Um, are you KIDDING ME with this turned over tree. Man alive I was in heaven
This is one of my favorite photos EVERRRRRRR. WHAT A GIFT !
Love this ‘road less traveled : )
Stunning, mama soooo likes !
How cute is my boyfriend ? ( answer….cute )
I LOVE this moment during there ceremony, seeing Stephanie so very happy warmed my heart.
Two more people I love dearly
One look at Nicole and Todd and you can see that they are a totally cool, hip and fun loving couple. I absolutely adored this couple ! Their summer wedding at the General’s Garden at the Lions Gate Hotel was so relaxed easy breezy and fun. Nicole is so full of life and personality, I just loved her many expressions and zest for life. And Todd was so very enjoyable and…well, COOL ! I love being able to blog this during the winter to remind us all of the sunny Sacramento summers we love so much. So nice to work with Terry Stewart the house D.j, he and I go way back. And since his wife was so crazy preggo, I got to have the one and only gift they call Dustin Whitehead shooting this wedding with me. Dustin is such a talented photographer as well as one of my favorite people on this earth. Also the effervescent, passionate seasoned pro, Joan from Beautiful By Nature and one of my FAVORITE make-up artists, Jenifer Haupt, from Image Provocateur made me look good with their beautiful work. I am indeed lucky to work with professionals that make my job easier.
All good things for this happy couple’s special day :
I LOVE the ‘come hither’ look on Nicole’s face. She is such a beauty.
The photo of Todd on the left is one of my favorites photos EVER : )
What an absolutely precious moment.
I am a tiny bit obsessed with this photo !
For someone with no tattoos I sure like photographing them right ?
Their party was sooooo much fun !
Dig the Surewest satellite in the background.
FUN FACT : I Have known Nicole for many years and knew she had hit the JACKPOT when she introduced me to Todd.
photos with heart and soul