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Northern California Wedding Photography:: Tony and Sarah

This beautiful wedding took place in Capay, California at Taber Ranch Vineyards. Taber Ranch displays timeless antiques all over the property and the bridal party got ready in a vintage bus! The surrounding rolling hills made for a beautiful backdrop to Sarah and Tony’s ceremony. 
It was a joyous day–filled with so many emotions and reminders of Sarah and Tony’s love story. 
Sarah and Tony Pisenti
June 12th, 2015
 I loved the details of Tony and Sarah’s wedding–the boutonnieres were no exception.
I absolutely adored my time with Sarah, Tony and my second shooter Katie.
Sarah, you are a beautiful bride!
The venue uses this vintage car for the couples’ grand entrance so we used it for some awesome photos on the top of the hill that overlooks the reception site. 
Congratulations to Sarah, Tony and their amazing families! 

Brinley:: 9 months

Our sweet baby girl is 9 months old! Brinley loves to crawl around, eat any crumbs she can find and loves playing in the bath. 
Brynn is now pulling up on things and standing up in her crib. She typically sleeps a good 10 hour night. She’s asleep by 8pm and wakes up around 6am, hopefully but not always going back to sleep for another hour or so after nursing. She does not have any teeth yet, so this is probably why her sleep as been a bit unpredictable the past few days. Even without the teeth, she eats/gums lots of “big kid food”. She loves fruit and is actually starting to eat some purees like applesauce and pouches. She wasn’t a big fan of the texture a few months ago. 
Brinley is a happy girl and is very content just crawling around the kitchen and living room while big brother and I do our routines throughout the day. She is, however, very vocal when she is hungry and does not like getting her diaper changed without a toy to play with! Apparently mommy and daddy are not entertaining enough! 😉
 After a good nap she wakes up happy as a clam–just cooing and playing with her lamby. Oh, and chewing/gumming on her crib. 
And because Brody is the best big brother, here he is.

Well, minus the stealing of toys, tackling, dragging sister down the hall by her feet, slamming doors in her face, etc. Just kidding…those things do happen but he is still a fantastic big brother and we are working on the above issues. 😉 Brody loves giving Brinley kisses, saying good morning, pushing her on the swings and sharing his food with her. I’m praying that one day she will be grateful for the example he is to her.

And look at those traps–he’s gotta cut back on the protein.
Happy 9 months, baby girl. Your smile brings me a lot of joy. You are precious in so many ways and to so many people. I love getting to be your safe place. 9 months of getting to be your mommy is a gift. I love you.  

Chico, CA Birth Photography:: Ellery Grace

July 7th, 2015
This day was perfect and I feel so grateful to have been invited into this hospital room! I love getting to witness a family as they anticipate the arrival of their baby. There is nothing like it. 
Congratulations on being a new family of three! 
 I wish you could hear this sweet grandpa’s squeals of excitement. After he held his granddaughter for the first time he said “well…I’m in love”.
The day sweet baby girl left the hospital and headed home…
Congratulations again, Sam and Brandon! I loved watching you love and take such great care of each other and your new baby girl! You are going to rock this parenting gig. Thank you!

Chico, CA Birth Photography:: McKenna and Kinsley

June 6th, 2015
Getting to photograph a baby’s arrival gives me a special love for that little life–a bond that is difficult to describe. I have told my husband that each baby who I get to see enter this world has a special place in my heart. These two little girls have an especially greater piece of my heart. I love getting to see what it was like for my twin sister and me. Hearing their first cries, watching them snuggle up to each other and bond brings me to a place of serene gratitude.

They are beautiful girls and this is a beautiful story. 

Introducing McKenna and Kinsley! 
Twin GIRLS! They didn’t know the sexes prior to delivery.:)
Congratulations, Meghann and Ryan! I am so happy for your sweet family. 
 Thank you to Enloe hospital and staff for your fantastic services! I am always impressed.
Sara Gordon from Chico Birth Services was the doula and I couldn’t have higher regards for her! 

Chico, CA Birth Photography:: Kason James

May 13th, 2015
I have extra feelings sharing this Birth story as I reflect on the health of this special mom and baby. Sometimes, the end result is just that much sweeter after the tough circumstances. The baby’s patient family sure was ready to meet him and it was a joyful evening. 
Congratulations to the Lamb family! (and all of the very excited extended family!)
 This is a mother’s face when she hears her baby’s cry for the first time…
 Welcome to the world Kason James! 
 Daddy later said that he just couldn’t keep it in and lost it a bit at this moment.
 One of my favorite photos is this next one of Kaity and Kason meeting each other.
 One of the blessings, in my opinion, of a cesarean section is how much quality time daddy gets with baby. 
 This photo just had to be taken–these are some proud grandmas!
You have such a handsome boy and the day he was born is very, very celebrated! 
Thank you for allowing me into your lives and the arrival of your son. And thank you to the Enloe staff for so graciously allowing me into your operating room!