One Year – Jamie’s Maternity, Newborn, and One Year Portraits {Sacramento Maternity Photographer}

When I have clients come back after their wedding and engagement, after maternity, after newborn portraits for their brand new baby, for one year pictures of their growing child…it makes me so happy I could cry.

This is a different kind of post. A combo post. Like a pizza. Or a sundae. A montage if you will:)

I first met Jamie in 2011, and after a coffee date wedding consult we scheduled an engagement session in Apple Hill. In 2012 she was married at a gorgeous wedding ceremony at Yoche De He in Brooks (at the Cache Creek Casino). I was truly honored to photograph her beautiful wedding. When she e-mailed me for maternity photos in 2013 I was SO excited to see her and Richard again.

Her maternity portraits were taken in wide open fields outside of Davis, California. She is a country girl at heart and this location was perfect for her.

I was excited to see her again in the fall of 2013 for newborn portraits for her brand new baby girl. It made my heart so happy to see their family come full circle. I often wonder if my previous wedding clients have started families together, but to get the call to photograph the new baby is beyond words.

I was incredibly honored yet again to photograph their daughter’s one year birthday session complete with a cake smash:)Jamie brought along a beautiful antique high chair and their little yellow wagon for her daughter’s photos. It was just the best. Little girl has so much personality and the biggest brightest smile. I just adore her.

I would love to photograph all of my old clients again and again:)I really do find myself thinking of them as the years go on. I feel that I was there during one of the happiest occasions of their lives, focused on really reading them and their relationship, trying to see beyond the wedding day into the way they really care for each other. I am honored to be their family photographer.


Maya and Dan’s Lake Tahoe Engagement {Lake Tahoe Engagement Photographer}

Ahhh Lake Tahoe, gorgeous skies and mountain sunset pouring down on Maya and Dan. I was thrilled to meet up with this super fun couple at Nevada Beach in South Lake Tahoe for their engagement session last weekend. They are planning a lovely wedding for Spring 2015 and wanted to get a jump start on their engagement photography to use an image for their save the date!

I laughed and laughed with Dan and Maya. I asked if they are affectionate or silly or goofy and they told me they were a combo of all of those things while together. And gosh darn they proved themselves right. I fully encouraged the silly shenanigans and we had a wonderful time frolicking around the meadows, rocks, and the sand at Nevada Beach.

Maya is in the middle of an intense psychology program and Dan has had a hand in building a successful marketing venture. They took advantage of their weekend in Tahoe to relax, enjoy the views, and drink in the mountain air before heading back to reality and work and school. We met up and started our session wandering the walking paths that surround South Lake Tahoe’s green shores. The trees towered above us and Maya and Dan as they giggled with each other. We ended our session down at the beach just as the sun dipped below the Sierras to our west. It was perfect.

Without further ado, please meet Maya and Dan, a couple of fun loving folks that are crazy in love. They were willing to play for my camera lens and I wish them the very, very best of luck with their wedding planning! I am so looking forward to their big day next year. Thank you so much for trusting me to document your love at your engagement session in Tahoe!