A Morning with the Heinemeyer Family

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Last fall we did a lifestyle session with our dearest friend Kate and her family.  At the time we did this session it had been just a year since they gutted the house (think 1970’s mushroom tiles in the kitchen), renovated and moved in with their two little ones Norah and Madden and new baby Sawyer.  What made this session so fun was not just hanging out with our friend, but being able to capture bits and pieces Katie’s passion for interior design and homemaking.  Much of what you see in Kate’s home is thrifted or handmade. Whenever I walk …

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Molly Hannah Designs

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One of my favorite parts about being a lifestyle photographer is the experience of being in someone else’s space, especially when it has been thoughtfully and lovingly arranged.  Being in Molly’s home just kind of topped it all.  Not only was it beautiful to look at,  it was so, so good for my soul!  She pampered us with mimosas, pastries and iced coffee made from her armior-turned-espresso bar in her renovated town home loft.   We chatted and sipped and clicked all morning. THERE WERE SO MANY PRETTY THINGS TO PHOTOGRAPH. So, we were kind of in heaven. If I …

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Little Lady Rae

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I am just smitten with this in-home newborn session of the Rucker family and their little lady Rae.  It was so much fun to watch our friend Allie go from newly pregnant to full-on mommy!  And what a beautiful mommy she is. (You can view her in-home maternity session here.) I’d really be lying if I said it didn’t make me think about how I’d be TOTALLY OKAY with birthing another baby girl just so I can decorate another nursery and add 67 more tiny bows to our collection in every hue and texture.  And goodness gracious, Reagan is a …

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Allison Andres

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When Allison came to us with a request for a branding shoot, we couldn’t say yes fast enough! Not only is Allison a dream to photograph with her killer style, she just so happens to be one of our favorite photographers. A little about this amazing lady, she’s had a heart for photography since she was 17 and has been pursuing her passion full time since 2009. You can check out her work here. Allison is a wife to her love, Fred, and a momma to a spitfire 2 year old girl. Allison was looking to have updated, high quality, …

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The Chappel Family

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These sessions will never stop being so special to us. Getting to come into a family’s home, so soon after such a big life event, is nothing short of amazing. When we photographed the Chappel’s just 10 days after Maddex’s entrance into the family was no exception. Big brother Jacoby stole our hearts 30 seconds into the door. While Ashley was feeding the babe and Eric was answering the door, Jacoby snuck into the pantry and found some flour to play in. If you have a 2 year old, you know this is so classic. We couldn’t help but snap …

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Back to School Session

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When you have nieces as stunning as I do, you use them for models as often as you can!  Last week we did a relaxed back-to-school session in Winters and then went out for bread sticks and girl talk.  FUN FACTS:  all of my nieces’ names begin with A.  Ansley and Abigail are the oldest two and they are eleven months apart.  Ansley is a junior at Vacaville Christian and Abby is a junior (graduating a year early) at Vaca High. It’s been a joy to watch these two grow and see their different personalities blossom.  Blonde and brunette.  Volleyball …

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Christina

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Our friend Christina recently contacted us looking for some head shots for her new web site.  After finding answers to many of her own health struggles through diet and lifestyle change, she decided to take the leap and become a holistic nutritionist.  Christina helps people find wellness through nutrition and functional medicine.  Also…she’s really cute. Our goal for Christina was to give her combination of 10-15  head shots and lifestyle photos that she could use for her professional social media profiles and business website. Her dog Gunnar joined us for a few photos because dogs are people too.  Actually, for …

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The Sadoma Family

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I met Christy last year around Christmastime through a bible study. She welcomed me into her home with her signature smile and I was convinced we’d be good friends like five minutes later. She comes from a big family, so she loves having people around her! It has been so fun getting to know Christy and celebrating the milestones leading up to baby Bennett’s arrival.  Fun fact…during this shoot, Daniel was finishing medical school and taking boards! (Congratulations, Daniel!) It was such an honor to be able to capture this special time for Daniel and Christy. From the details of …

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The Goddard Family

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Have you ever met a person who is as beautiful inside as they are outside?  That’s my friend Amy.  She and her two girls Scarlett and Genevieve have matching blonde hair and blue eyes, which just beg to be captured on camera. Last year when David and I were hesitant about joining a family small group at our church, Amy and Brooks opened a space for us in theirs.  Amy’s exact words may have been, “You can totally date our small group.”  It was then I knew we were destined to be good friends. And that’s what Amy does, she’s …

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