{Silveira Family} UC Davis Arboretum • Davis, CA Photographer

I have been photographing for Liz & Andre (and their little Emeline) for a couple years now and last year they decided to gift Liz’s family with a portrait session!  It’s not often and so difficult to gather everyone together, to coordinate something like this, with work schedules, kids schedules and all the every day life tasks in between, but they made it happen on a gorgeous day last spring!

We discussed location options and Liz loved the idea of UC Davis Arboretum for the beautiful scenery and because it was a nice convenient location for everyone.  I love their blues against the greenery, so pretty … and well blue IS my favorite color!  It was super fun to meet the rest of Liz’s family and photograph for them and I’m so glad they were able to get together to have these portraits done because our kids and families grow so fast and before we know it, 5 years, 10 years have passed….

In my family, documenting our lives is so important, to be able to look back on, but also to be able to pass down as my boys get older.  I know Liz’s family will cherish these photos and love that they have them to look at every day on their walls and in photo albums.  And I guarantee the kiddos in these photos will appreciate having these as they get older as well <3


{Donovan: 18 Months} UC Davis Arboretum • Davis, CA Photographer

Preston, oh Preston…your gorgeous baby blues and that handsome smile…you are full of energy and life!  You are full of laughter and curiosity!  Your 12 month and 18 month sessions were both very active, haha.  I love that you love to explore and be you.  You are such a sweet boy and I enjoy documenting your family every year!

Preston’s 18 month milestone was photographed at the UC Davis Arboretum Garden.  It’s beautiful there, especially spring when all the flowers are in bloom <3

{McColm Family} Livermore Family Photographer

Spent the day with my BFF and her family and the garden we visited was so pretty, we had to take some pictures!!!  I look forward to our family day every year.  Life is just so busy for everyone, especially with our kiddos and their sports or extra curricular activities.  We don’t get to see each other very often, but when we do, we pick up where we left off <3

{Connor: 1 Year} Old Sacramento Child Photographer

This little guy is super sweet and smiley, as well as super serious.  He definitely is checking everything out around him and when he’s comfortable, he cracks a beautiful smile that lights up a room <3  Didn’t Connor look quite dapper in his little bow tie and hat combos?!  I love these photos so much and choosing Old Sacramento for his session was such a great call by mom and dad.  Connor is heading towards his 2nd birthday by now, but I can still remember his adorable newborn photos like they were just a few weeks ago <3

{Cory & Felicia: Married} Bay Area Wedding Photographer

You know you’re getting old when you watch (& photograph) your friends son getting married … and you remember when he was in elementary school, lol.  Cory is the son of one of my good, long time friends Mindy.  Mindy and I have known each other since 1998, which just dawned on me that this year makes 20 years of knowing each other!  Time flies!

Mindy has two grown boys, both of which, now I have had the opportunity at photographing for, for their weddings {<—click there to see Brandon’s wedding reception photos} <3

Cory & Felicia said I Do’s at Our Lady of Grace Church in Castro Valley last March (yes, I’m still playing catch up on blogging, haha) and celebrated the event with a reception at the San Ramon Marriott.  They had such a fun bridal party, huge families, lots of smiles and laughter filled their day and it was such an honor to document this special day for good friends!

You might remember my post previously about how Cory set up a portrait session at Baker Beach in San Francisco, we met there and what Felicia didn’t realize, was that Cory was going to propose during that session and have it all caught on camera <3  It was so cold in the city that day, but because of it, we had the beach to ourselves, which made his proposal that much more intimate.  It is obvious they have a fabulous relationship filled with spark and smiles, love and laughter!

Thank you again, for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful wedding celebration Cory and Felicia!


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