Wow, looking back at 2016 I am blown away at everything that happened!  Unfortunately I didn’t really blog about any of it, I was having such a difficult time keeping up with it all.  I chose 1 image from each session I had this year, as well as 1 image from (almost) all my personal adventures.  I want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to my clients, friends and family for your continued support for me, my family and my business.  Hoping to see some new faces this year, and blog more of 2017 before it’s over!  1-favorites11-favorites21-favorites31-favorites41-favorites51-favorites6

The first week of February this year I took a huge leap of faith and did Spring Portraits for my daughter’s school Chico Country Day.  This was the 2nd year taking on this huge project and I was SCARED!  Last year, there were a lot of firsts, and a few missteps, that resulted in a not so extremely successful outcome.  Because of that, I had a difficult time convincing myself to give it “one more try”.   I had to dig deep and remind myself WHY I do what I do.  I love taking portraits of children because I can connect with them easily and get some great portraits as a result.  These black-background portraits strip away all the distractions and allow you to really focus in on your child (which is the point of school portraits, right?!?).  I love the whimsical nature of children and by allowing them to “pose” themselves, each portrait is truly unique and special!  It was so much fun working with all these amazing kids again (even the tough, stubborn ones)!  I am grateful to the Staff and Parents that supported me and encouraged me to offer this unique and special Spring Portrait Event to the school!

If you would like me to come to YOUR school to do pictures, I’d love to talk with you and discuss all the fun details!

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Today was so much fun! I finally got to go up to the snow and play around taking pictures of the beautiful Amy Roenspie and her witty beau Chris to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their daughter Jenny Lynn! Riding up to Butte Meadows, there were many people out with their families sledding and playing around in the snow. We were very lucky to find a nice spot overlooking the creek with nobody around! I had a blast capturing this new family today and can’t wait to meet Jenny in a few short weeks!
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I am pleased to announce that I will be offering “Back to School” Portraits again this year!  These aren’t your typical “school” pictures!  I spend time with your child(ren), working with them and having fun in order to allow their personalities shine for my camera.  We just moved into our new studio space at 131 Meyers Street, Chico CA 95928, directly next door to Lovely Layers Cakery!  I’m offering these portraits for a limited time, so contact me to reserve a date!

I’ll be at the studio from 9:00 to 4:00, and offering portraits from 9:30-3:00 Saturday 9-19-15 AND Monday 9-21-15.  You can reserve your time by selecting the date/time of your choice below (there’s no charge I just wasn’t able to do a custom paypal button for some reason).  If there’s a time not listed, please contact me and we can work something out.


This afternoon I had the honor of photographing the Burreson Family!  They invited me over to their private property to take some amazing pictures of their beautiful family!  Their daughter’s sweet 16 birthday is right around the corner, so we squeezed in a little mini-birthday-session, that included an incredible old rustic piano and her first pair of cowboy boots!  I couldn’t wait to edit a few and share with y’all just a taste of what went down today!

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Last night  I had a blast taking pictures at Heidi’s sweet 16 birthday party!  She and her friends were lots of fun, it was hard to narrow down pictures to post!

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I’m so excited to share my latest Party Booth pictures!  Build.com hosts an annual summer BBQ for their employees and invited me to come out to join in on the fun this year.  Everyone is so nice and ready to jump in on the pictures!  The only thing I would’ve wished went better was having the temperature below the 108 degrees mark – it was HOT HOT HOT!

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I’ve been enjoying the trend lately, seeing my friends post their oldie-but-goodie pictures from years ago on “Throwback Thursday”!   Since I’ve been the one taking many of the pictures through the years, it’s very difficult to find images of me!  Feeling nostalgic, I decided to show off a few of my pictures from when I first started taking pictures for other people.  I cannot believe how far I’ve come in 5 years, while multi-tasking as a stay-at-home-mommy and re-building my business in a new city!  I have appreciated each and every one of my clients and friends for their support and endless grace with my shortcomings!

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This little man was soooooo amazing during his newborn session!  He slept practically the entire time without any fuss, it was so dreamy!  I adore his family, who jumped in for a few family pictures as well.  I just received their prints and get to deliver them to the family where they’ll be able to enjoy looking at them up on their walls and remember all the intricate details of their newest son for many years to come!  I am always humbled and honored when families choose me to take the first pictures of their newest family members.   I hope you enjoy his pictures as much as I do!

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