Not going to lie that we know Rob and Jamie. Lisa actually has known Jamie for a while now as they are sorority sisters. It has been so much fun over the years getting to see her, getting to chat at other friends weddings and see her relationship with Rob blossom and flourish into what it is today. These two are fun, crazy and always busy. The fact the Rob is a firefighter and Jamie is a nurse means they have crazy schedules but still find time to just get away together. Sometimes they run off on Rob’s bike for a getaway, or they take a drive in the Camaro you will see below. These two make each other really happy. It was a lot of fun hanging out in downtown Sacramento for a perfect fall day. It may have been pouring rain yesterday but last week at their engagement session it was perfect!
This year was our first ever go at doing family mini-sessions. Truth be told we stay pretty darn busy throughout the year with weddings, so when we have people contacting us about family portrait sessions, we usually have to say no. But we were so excited this year to put on a portrait session marathon and do a whole bunch of awesome mini-sessions! It was amazing seeing so many of our past wedding clients, now with growing families of their own. We love that we get to photograph these wonderful people during so many special times of their lives. It only makes us feel grateful for our own little family and the joy and love family life has brought into our lives. We also got to meet a bunch of new people too! Here are some of our favorite moments from the mini-sessions we photographed this month. There were families of all types and sizes, which just goes to prove the only thing you need to be a family is love.
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These two, I kinda fall in love with them the moment I met them. I even loved Cara’s sister too. It may be why I was so excited about the wedding. It wasn’t because Cara has a twin, it was OMG these three are so much fun I can only imagine how the wedding is going to be. They are a fun, energetic, loving couple that delivered in so many different fulfilling ways. I was honored that Francisco and I were able to see who these two were as individuals, and as a couple, become a beautiful family at Forest House Lodge. That is right, Francisco our amazing associate photographer was there working and shooting his butt off with me at their wedding. It was a perfect October day, especially as the fall is my second favorite season(Winter, I love the snow). The light in California is perfect though in the fall, and the way it pours down into the Sierra Mountains makes me excited to be out there helping couples capture the story of them creating family. I just wanted to say thank you again Cara and Colby for allowing us to be there and we can not wait for you to see the rest of your photos! Your wedding in Foresthill, CA was perfectly you!
So the fact that Colby’s little nephew had tears of joy for his uncle was seriously THE most amazing thing to see from such a young boy.
So these two did not meet yesterday or last year, they met many years ago at Summer Camp. They were both instructors at different camps, and ended up in a fun group of college age kids having a fun summer. They were camp counselors, plus Adam and his friends were fun Australians. Who wouldn’t want to hangout with the fun guys from the other camp right? Fast forward to a trip Summer made to Australia where she rings up a couple old friends (yes Adam was one of those friends) to visit while she was down under. If you are not aware already that meeting with Adam changed both their lives. It was not long that Summer was packing her bags and moving from Nevada all the way to Sydney. I could not blame her one bit either for the move. If you can catch up with an old friend, look into their eyes and have the most amazing conversations and just know you don’t want it to end with that person, why not move down into the other hemisphere and follow love. If it was me I would of done it. I quit a job, put everything I owned in the back of my truck, moved (only 110 miles) all for love. I will say my bet paid off, and as you can tell so did Summer’s. It paid off as she has that heart warming man by her side who always brings a smile to her face, he even made my heart melt seeing how they were together. They are playful, fun, energetic and just plain ole good people. Adam had just finished a half iron man a couple days before we met, plus Summer is an acrobat if you didn’t know. It was really sweet at the end of their engagement session Adam asked for one thing, he wanted a picture of Summer doing a handstand. He loves taking pictures of the cool places they go to with her doing handstand. We could not have been happier to even get them both doing them on the beac together. I will say once last small thing, yes that is a crazy nudists with a strategically zipped up jacket. He was not happy anybody was on his beach. I wasn’t sure if he saw the other 15 clothed people on the beach but hey, every engagement session is an adventure when you get to meet the angry nudist!