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January 21, 2015

A ballet photo shoot has always been a dream of mine. So ballerinas at an abandoned castle with a Santa Barbara sunset? Yes!!

Ballerina and her pointshoes for a ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointe shoes for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina by the wall with a sunset background for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina dancing in the sunset for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina dancing in the woods for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina and daseur dancing on the wall for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

You can’t tell by looking, but Yvette and Jack are balancing on a narrow ledge!
Ballerina and danseur dancing on the wall at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina on a rope swing for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointe shoes on the swing at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballerina on a rope swing at sunset for ballet pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Pointeshoes at sunset for ballerina pictures at Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara, California.

Now I’m dreaming of a bridal ballet photo shoot! Any brides out there also ballerinas??

Photography | Lydia Photography

Styling | Emma and Josh Smith

Location Knapp’s Castle, Santa Barbara, California

Director | Brooklyn Hughes

Coordinator | Kristin Renee

Hair Stylist | Kristi Reynolds

Makeup Artists | Marla Nyamdorj, Julie Wilmes

Dancers | Yvette Johnson, Jack Thomas Trieger, Fiona, Natalie

November 12, 2014

It’s always a huge compliment when another photographer asks you to shoot their portraits. Especially when they’re as cute and as sweet as Katie! Absolutely loved hanging out with her and creating some fun pictures for her to use on your website, etc.

Grass Valley photographer sitting on brick steps for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

Grass Valley photographer in front of a green, wooden door for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

Grass Valley photographer framed by a rose bush for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

 

Love how Angela Nunnink just accentuated Katie’s natural beauty and then added fun texture to her hair with this fishtail braid!Grass Valley wedding photographer for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

Grass Valley photographer laughing for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

Grass Valley wedding photographer's jewelry and boots for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

Grass Valley wedding photographer for lifestyle portraits at Empire Mine in California.

February 22, 2014

Sheri has been one of my dearest friends since high school and one of the biggest supporters of my photography business. So when she asked me to continue the tradition of documenting her growing family, I cleared my calendar to be there within days of Reed’s arrival!

He’s just the sweetest little guy and much adored by his parents and big brother!
Baby with mother and older brother for a lifestyle newborn portraits in Roseville, California

Baby with mother for a Sacramento lifestyle newborn photography in Roseville, California

Baby in the arms of mother for a lifestyle newborn portraits in Roseville, California

Just sleeping peacefully while his older brother plays in the next room! Love this picture because you can also see in the background the amazing headboard his daddy made out of abandoned pallets!

Baby wrapped in a blanket on the bed for a Sacramento lifestyle newborn photography in Roseville, California

 

Such tiny, perfect fingers and features!Baby's face for a newborn lifestyle portraits in Roseville, California

 

So precious!Baby on the bed for a lifestyle newborn portraits in Roseville, California

Peek back in time to see how far Sheri and I have come!
College graduation
Just engaged
Engagement portraits
Snow shoot that was featured on a magazine cover
Bridal portraits
Pine Ranch wedding
Lifestyle maternity portraits
TitusĀ  lifestyle newborn portraits

November 22, 2013

Daesy Grace
October 4, 2013
3 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces
15 3/4 inches

Newborn portraits
6 weeks old
5 pounds, 8 ounces

Newborn wrapped in a blanket at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

Your story didn’t begin on Friday, October 4, 2013. It all started years ago with a family who wanted another child to call their own. When people heard this, some thought they were a little crazy. Weren’t four children enough? And where would they get this child? But this family knew and trusted that God would provide.

Newborn with eyes and mouth open at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

As the years went by clothes and baby items were gifted and tests were passed, but still no child. An adoption center was found, paperwork was filled out, and profiles posted, but still no child. A new house was found, and improvements were being planned when finally a call was received that a baby was on its way! With no time to spare, a house was renovated and moved in to, but when the time came, it was made clear that this baby was not to be their child. Tears were shed and prayers were made and still no child was to be had.

Newborn with little feet in the air at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

Baby girl, you will hear over the years the ups and downs your family went through to find you. So when they received a call that you were born, tiny and just the size of a coconut, know that you were the answer to all their prayers.

Newborn  at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

And never doubt this, baby girl: you are loved and wanted

Newborn with a black and white poke-a-dot headband at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

Before the beginning of the world, you were chosen to live out this picture of agape love to all those around you.

Newborn wrapped in a blanket sleeping with a poke-a-dot headband at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

While your birth mother was the one who chose this family to become your own, God in heaven was the ultimate writer of your story.

Newborn with a poke-a-dot headband at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

And my prayer for you is that before too long, you will also be adopted into His forever family with God not only as your Savior, but also your heavenly Father!
-October 5, 2013

Naked newborn with a poke-a-dot headband at newborn portraits in Grass Valley, California

July 2, 2013

It’s just such a joy to see my brides and grooms long after their wedding day when they have settled into their new life. While some say familiarity breeds contempt, time and time again I see that the day to day life and working alongside each other instead deepens their affection. They are even more deeply in love than they were on their wedding day!

So it’s even more special to be able to capture that love deepen even more with a new baby!

Baby's bottom and little feet for a Napa newborn portraits in California

Baby and a teddy bear for a lifestyle newborn photography in Napa, California

Such tiny fingers and toes!Baby's little hands and feet for a lifestyle newborn portraits in Napa, California

Baby toes for a Napa newborn photography in California

Baby wrapped in a handmade blanket for a lifestyle Napa newborn photography in California

Baby wrapped up in a blanket for a lifestyle newborn photography in Napa, California

Diaper basket for a lifestyle newborn photography in Napa, California

 

From their engagement portraits to their Mary Agatha Furth Center wedding to Angela’s maternity portraits, and now little Andrew!Baby being held by parents for a lifestyle newborn portraits in Napa, California

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