Archive for April, 2011

Grandpa Conrad | Reedley, CA

April 29th, 2011

On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2011, I asked my Grandfather if I could have him come outside so I can take his picture. He obliged to my little request. I just wanted to capture him not in a pretty picture but in a picture that will always remind me of who he is. There are […]

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On Easter Sunday, April 20, 2011, I asked my Grandfather if I could have him come outside so I can take his picture. He obliged to my little request. I just wanted to capture him not in a pretty picture but in a picture that will always remind me of who he is.

There are so many elements of this image that I love. I love the garage/shop he sits in front of. It just screams Grandpa Conrad. And I love his cane that he’s been carrying around over the past few years. Another element that I love, Shadow. Shadow is Grandpa’s good ol’ dog who went ahead and crawled under grandpa’s legs so that he could get petted better by my grandfathers strong, large hands.

I love my Grandfather. I love the man he is, the work he’s accomplished in his life, and the stories that I get to hear about his life. He is a wealth of wisdom and a man who loves and fears the Lord.

Grandpa, I love you dearly. Thank you for always be an example of someone who doesn’t speak poorly about anyone, who works hard and diligently, and for showing me what a Godly Patriarch looks like.

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Josh & Charise | Wedding Album | San Diego, CA

April 26th, 2011

Josh & Charise got married on April 3, 2011 and I have been so excited to share their wedding pictures! Here now is their wedding album and soon I’ll be posting a full blog post sharing about the moments of the day. The whole day was amazing and absolutely beautiful! Josh & Charise, congratulations! Enjoy […]

 

Josh & Charise got married on April 3, 2011 and I have been so excited to share their wedding pictures! Here now is their wedding album and soon I’ll be posting a full blog post sharing about the moments of the day. The whole day was amazing and absolutely beautiful! Josh & Charise, congratulations! Enjoy your wedding album and if you click on the last image you can go check out the full album in all of it’s glory. 🙂










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Raineri Family | Hanford, CA

April 26th, 2011

I had such a great time photographing this family. It’s probably because I’ve known some of them since I was two (probably before that but at two is when we took our first camping trip together). Anyhow, I’m thankful to know each and every individual of this family and I thoroughly enjoy time spent with […]

 

I had such a great time photographing this family. It’s probably because I’ve known some of them since I was two (probably before that but at two is when we took our first camping trip together). Anyhow, I’m thankful to know each and every individual of this family and I thoroughly enjoy time spent with them! Especially when we play games.




The Klassen’s and my family have been long time friends.  In fact, some of my most cherished childhood memories include this hilarious family.  So, because of our history and sense of humor it only made sense to make Richard look giant like he was knocking down some pillars.  I look at it and laugh.  Mostly because Rich’s body is a little distorted and it looks like he has the smallest of legs.  But maybe that’s why I like it so much.

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Delightfully Engaged Featured Steve & Erin’s Engagement

April 12th, 2011

Erin & Steven’s engagement shoot with their dogs caught the eye of an editor over at MyWeddings.com (Delightfully Engaged)! I sure love that their sweet little session got featured!

 

Erin & Steven’s engagement shoot with their dogs caught the eye of an editor over at MyWeddings.com (Delightfully Engaged)! I sure love that their sweet little session got featured!

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Matt & Jana + 3 | Sanger, CA | Family Photography

April 12th, 2011

I’ve been friends with Matt and Jana since 1993.  Okay, well maybe the truth sounds more like this, I’ve known Matt since 1993 and I met Jana in 1994 at Reedley High School.  I’m thankful to know them as individuals, then as husband and wife, and now as amazing parents to three great kids!  Mind […]

 

I’ve been friends with Matt and Jana since 1993.  Okay, well maybe the truth sounds more like this, I’ve known Matt since 1993 and I met Jana in 1994 at Reedley High School.  I’m thankful to know them as individuals, then as husband and wife, and now as amazing parents to three great kids!  Mind you , I know for a fact that they’re great because I got to spend Saturday evening after the photo shoot with them hanging out at their house and enjoying some deee-licious food!  Matt and Jana, thank you for having me take pictures of your lovely family of five and then having me over to sup with you all.  Plus, Angie, Percy and I LOVE the lemon cupcakes!



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The Dotted Apron | Sneak Peek | Tulare, CA

April 11th, 2011

Recently I photographed The Dotted Aprons delicious desserts and I’m so excited to show a sneak peek of what will be on their website! Not only does Dotted Apron make beautiful things they taste just as good, if not better then they look!

 

Recently I photographed The Dotted Aprons delicious desserts and I’m so excited to show a sneak peek of what will be on their website! Not only does Dotted Apron make beautiful things they taste just as good, if not better then they look!

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The Ebury Collection Features The Simonson Wedding | Coalinga, CA

April 11th, 2011

Hello England! I’m thrilled to have my work featured on an English blog. It’s so exciting to have my work featured over seas and what better blog to have it on then at The Ebury Collection. 🙂 The weddings featured there are gorgeous and there are so many useful resources to be found. A big […]

 

Hello England! I’m thrilled to have my work featured on an English blog. It’s so exciting to have my work featured over seas and what better blog to have it on then at The Ebury Collection. 🙂 The weddings featured there are gorgeous and there are so many useful resources to be found. A big thank you to Hannah for being so lovely and for showcasing Trevor & Mallory’s wedding!

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Yes Bride features Kevin & Susan’s summer wedding | Joliet, IL

April 11th, 2011

Yes Bride featured another one of my favorite weddings! (Mind you, most of the weddings I shoot easily become filed in my “favorite” category… my brides are just THAT great!) Kevin & Susan, you two are absolutely splendid and I’m excited to have your wedding shown off yet again. 🙂  

 

Yes Bride featured another one of my favorite weddings! (Mind you, most of the weddings I shoot easily become filed in my “favorite” category… my brides are just THAT great!) Kevin & Susan, you two are absolutely splendid and I’m excited to have your wedding shown off yet again. 🙂

 

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Kevin & Cayla’s Picnic Engagement Shoot | Clovis, CA

April 7th, 2011

Kevin & Cayla get married next month! I know Cayla is counting down the days to become Mrs. Kevin Stimmel and I’m certain Kevin is doing the same but probably just not so loudly. 🙂 It was so awesome to photograph these two and use all of their lovely props! They like to picnic together, […]

 

Kevin & Cayla get married next month! I know Cayla is counting down the days to become Mrs. Kevin Stimmel and I’m certain Kevin is doing the same but probably just not so loudly. 🙂 It was so awesome to photograph these two and use all of their lovely props! They like to picnic together, she reads from childrens books, he reads from law books, and they will be surrounded in pinks and oranges for their wedding. I’ll be honest, I’m counting down the days to photograph their wedding too… 44 days!!!







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The Hens Nest Featuring Kim & Odessa’s Nevada City Destination Wedding

April 7th, 2011

I adore The Hens Nest not only for it’s lovely wedding features but because of the incredible editor & photographer, Emma Sharkey. She is absolutely wonderful and I have thoroughly enjoyed our e-mails back and forth (she’s in Australia mind you… lucky girl), our friendship on Facebook, and being able to support one another! Emma, […]

 

I adore The Hens Nest not only for it’s lovely wedding features but because of the incredible editor & photographer, Emma Sharkey. She is absolutely wonderful and I have thoroughly enjoyed our e-mails back and forth (she’s in Australia mind you… lucky girl), our friendship on Facebook, and being able to support one another! Emma, thank you for featuring Kim & Odessa’s wedding! I am honored to have my work on your Wedding Blog.

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Josh & Charise’s Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding | Sneak Peek

April 5th, 2011

This weekends wedding in the foothills of San Pasquel was absolutely breathtaking.  I have way too many pictures to look through but I had to post one for a little sneak peek into the gloriousness that was Josh & Charise’s wedding!  

 

This weekends wedding in the foothills of San Pasquel was absolutely breathtaking.  I have way too many pictures to look through but I had to post one for a little sneak peek into the gloriousness that was Josh & Charise’s wedding!