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April 18, 2018

Sometimes as a creative you just have to be creative for creativity’s sake! I love using the winter and early spring months to set up a lifestyle shoot to keep those juices flowing and not become stagnant. Sometimes it’s putting together something to expand my portfolio and other times developing new skills! So when Jess from Polish & Pout told me that one of our favorite Roseville locations was filled with a field of beautiful wildflowers, I grabbed my first available date to make something happen

Our model, Alex, was amazing and did her own styling from her Lavender & Lace Vintage shop! She and her sister search for vintage clothing that they can update to create new modern pieces!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field under a tree in Roseville, California.

 

You can’t even tell that she’s standing in the rain!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

 

As always, Polish & Pout never lets me down! Jessica’s hair and makeup skills blow me away!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

After getting completely soaked, we loaded up the car and started driving toward the sunshine. Right down the road, the clouds opened up to show off this rainbow!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field with a rainbow in Roseville, California at William Jessup University.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field in Roseville, California.

I felt like I was at an Anthropologie lifestyle shoot! Just love everything about it!

Anthropologie styled senior walking in a field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled lifestyle shoot with girl looking over her shoulder in a field in Roseville, California.

July 26, 2016

It was that blue dress and red lipstick and the girl wearing them that caught his attention at a party. Cody may not recall on the spot how many years they’ve been together but he still remembers the day he and Blake went from acquaintances to something more. While she joked that he sometimes thinks she’s crazy, he must not mind because in his words he “put a ring on it.” While the chaos of the wedding day has faded away, their love remains strong and true. And in their 80’s this will be a testament to future generations. That this, this love they have for one another, is the kind that stands the test of time.

They’ve been through the ups and downs of moving, raising a child, and soon to have another little one in the mix! I’m sure there will be many more valleys and mountains in the future as well, but they can look back at this moment to remember that this, this love they have for one another, can stand the test of time!

Love that these anniversary portraits were taken at Cody’s family home in Grass Valley, California that has been owned for generations!
Wife and husband with horse at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Wife and husband walking at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

This was the perfect chance to pull out my film camera to really capture the light in a way digital just can’t!
Wife and husband around grapes at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Wife and husband at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Wife and husband walking in field at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Holding hands at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Fishtail braids at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Picnic in field at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Kissing in field at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Picnic in field at Smith Vineyard wedding anniversary portrait shoot in Grass Valley, California.

Photography | Lydia Photography
Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink

September 4, 2015

There’s just something about being able to open your wedding keepsake box, the edges smoothed by many hands over time, and pull out prints from your wedding day. Maybe to show your children who want to hear, just one more time, of mommy and daddy’s special day, or maybe just to relive the moments for yourself. The glass vials filled with a piece of lace from your wedding dress, petals from the bouquet, and a special note with a line from your vows.

Digital files are great for facebook, but nothing can replace the beauty of the tangible! If you’re a bride or groom looking for something special to tell your story for generations, this heirloom box might be perfect for you!
Letterpress and Amish handcrafted keepsake for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Each heirloom box comes with a letterpressed booklet that tells the story of the box from its to creation to the creation of the photographs by the photographer and leaves blank pages for you to add your own part of the two of you!
Letterpress story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Letterpress keepsake story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Handcrafted by the Amish in Ohio, this walnut heirloom box is beautifully made to last for generations and can be personalized with engraving on the lid!
Amish handcrafted engraved lid and keepsake prints for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Three vials allow you to store keepsake treasure to help you relive your day! Petals, notes, lace, dirt from the ground where you stood for your vows, perfume on a piece of cloth–the ideas are endless!
Vials to hold treasure keepsakes for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

September 2, 2015

Wasn’t it just yesterday this guy was a little batman ready to take on the world? And now here he is in jr. high and able to rake hay and help his Pap run the ranch!

Boy portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

 

Check out his past portraits to see how much he’s grown!

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September 1, 2015

It seems like it was just a couple of years ago when Kelly was getting ready for her first day of Kindergarten. But here we are with almost two grown up girls, and already talking about needing to plan a senior portrait session sooner than later! Love being able to look back at old portraits we’ve done and see how much has changed!

Teen portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

Girl portrait on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

And the quintessential swing picture that’s hung from a tree my uncle planted on the family farm way back when he was young!
Girl on swing hung from a tree planted by her grandpa on the farm on family vacation to Pennsylvania.

 

Check out their past portraits to see how much they’ve grown!

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