Spring Mini-Sessions 2018

Spring Mini-Sessions for 2018 are here! We are so excited about this year’s event. We have chosen 2 dates and locations to fit your needs.

4/14/18 – Held in our natural light studio in Historic Folsom. Light, bright colors, flowers, greenery, and of course our balcony (weather and light permitting).

5/6/18 – Location TBD, outdoors. Great opportunity for Mother’s Day portraits!

Your 20 minute session will be guided by Amber, and within 2 weeks, your images will be lovingly retouched and able to view on your custom online viewing gallery. You will then choose your favorite image (you can add more digitals or prints for a fee). All for just $97.

To book, simply pay your session fee HERE. You will then be contacted to choose your date and time.

Mr. & Mrs. Lapp :: Married at The Firehouse

Mr. and Mrs. Lapp were married at The Firehouse on October 20, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. Both the bride and groom got ready at The Embassy Suites before their long awaited first look near the Tower Bridge. It was such a sweet moment, followed by a fun photo adventure around Old Sacramento. Kyle and Anneliese’s ceremony was scheduled for the evening, so in order to get some nice natural light images, they opted for a “first look”, and I am so glad they did!

After guests arrived, they were treated to a candle-lit ceremony adorned with twinkle lights and the most beautiful florals by Bella Bloom. While we took a few more photos of K & A, guests enjoyed the decor, drinks and appetizers before sitting down to a delicious meal provided by the chef at Firehouse. The rest of the evening was full of dancing (thanks to DJ Ron Davis) and making happy memories before the guests of honor were showered with light during their special exit.

And I have to point out how cool those groomsmen gifts are! And make sure to look closely at the bouquet image…it contains some special family heirlooms. I am also in love with that cake and you know it tasted incredible because it was from Freeport Bakery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lapp, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at your day. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

(click to enlarge)

Special thanks to Victoria Flower Photography for assisting and getting some great shots!

Engaged in San Francisco :: Alice & Kelly

Meet Alice and Kelly, engaged in San Francisco! These sweethearts live in the Bay Area, so their choice of Baker Beach with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background was a perfect fit for them. I always enjoy an adventure so traveling to SF to create this dreamy engagement session felt more like fun than work. Alice and Kelly were so easy to work with, and didn’t even flinch when a nudist (part of Baker Beach is a nude beach) almost photobombed one of their shots! During their session we saw at least 2 weddings, one proposal and countless naked people. Somehow we were able to work around all the chaos and get some great shots!

Enjoy this little peek at our adventure, and look for their Folsom wedding to hit the blog next June. Cheers! (click to enlarge)

Lauren + Justin :: An Old Sacramento Wedding

Lauren and Justin said ‘I do’ on 9.16.17 in Old Sacramento at one of my favorite wedding venues, The Firehouse. It was an elegant evening filled with laughter, drinks, dancing, friends and family. Lauren and her lovely ladies got ready at The Citizen Hotel. We met up with them there to capture some of the pre-wedding rituals before heading to the Firehouse to capture the groom with his groomsmen, along with all the fine details of the ceremony and reception decor.

Lauren was escorted down the aisle by two very important men in her life; her father and her stepfather. It was a sweet moment and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house as they brought her to Justin. The ceremony was touching and fun, and after a BIG kiss, Mr. & Mrs. Soanes made their way back down the aisle, ready to party! After some fun family, wedding party and bride and groom portraits, the party was on!

This beautiful day would not have been possible without the help of these great vendors:

Bella Bloom Flowers

Summer Brazell Makeup Artist

Amanda Bowen Hair Artist

Freeport Bakery

Forever Vintage Rentals

And now, for a sneak peek of Lauren and Justin’s special day. Click to enlarge.


Engaged :: Lindsay and Trevor

Lindsay and Trevor are engaged! These two are not just clients, they are also my friends. I am honored that they chose me to be such a big part of their wedding plans. We decided their engagement session would take place in Coloma, California. The whole town is basically a state park, so there is no shortage of amazing backdrops. We had a lot of fun adventuring around the park and goofing off, but also captured some pretty amazing shots, in my humble opinion! I can’t wait for their wedding next year.

Enjoy this sneak peek at Lindsay and Trevor’s Coloma engagement session (click to enlarge).

Rochelle + Justin :: Married at The Firehouse

Rochelle and Justin were married at The Firehouse on 9/9/17. This is a special date for me because it is also my wedding anniversary! I’m so excited to share their special day in photos with you. These two are just adorable, wouldn’t you agree? I had such a hard time narrowing down images for this sneak peek. One of my favorite images is of Justin, when he first sees Rochelle coming down the aisle. I am sure he just got a bug in his eye! I love how the older ring bearer is trying his best to get the flower girl and younger ring bearer down the aisle…they had plans of their own! All in all it turned out to be a great day and even better evening as guests danced under the stars and twinkling lights.

Their wedding day would not have been so amazing without the help of these fine folks:

Venue: The Firehouse Restaurant

Floral: Party Petals Floral Design

DJ: Cope Entertainment

Makeup: Diana Cortez

Hair: Corina Nelson at Spanish Fly Hair Garage

Cake: Tami Fuller

We hope you enjoy this peek at The Tackett’s fabulous Firehouse wedding! Click to enlarge…

Dina and Jason :: A Firehouse Wedding

Meet Dina and Jason. Their Firehouse wedding took place with their closest friends and family on August 26, 2017. They spent the morning at the exquisite Viaggio Estate Winery getting ready for the big day. Guys on one side of the house, girls on the other! After everyone was primped and perfect, we headed to The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento. Guests were able to sign a wine barrel and a custom piece of art for the couple, and were treated to little jars of candy as their favors and seat holders. Lots of flowers and twinkling lights made for an absolutely gorgeous evening. As the night progressed, the dance floor got very busy, including a dance off between a ring bearer and the bride!

Congratulations to Dina and Jason and their families! It was an honor to share your day with you. Enjoy this sneak peek (click to enlarge).

These images were made possible with the help of the following vendors:

The Firehouse Restaurant

Viaggio Estate & Winery

Morningside Florist

Ettores Bakery

Cope Entertainment


Fall Mini-Sessions 2017

It’s time to announce our Fall Mini-Sessions for 2017! The kids are back in school and the holidays will be here before you know it. Our mini-sessions make holiday cards and gifts so easy! And they aren’t just for the family. Want a quick business or senior portrait? A photo of or with your pet(s)? Want to capture that baby bump? It’s your 20 minutes, use it how you please!

Each session is 20 minutes long. While that may not sound like a lot of time, I have been doing this for 10 years now, and I know how to capture variety in a short amount of time. Plus young kids and camera shy adults will appreciate this abbreviated session. The location will be pre-determined and you’ll show up a few minutes before your designated time. 20 minutes later, you’re done! It’s that easy.

Our Fall Mini-Sessions also include an online viewing gallery, select retouching, your 5 favorite hi-res images delivered via digital download with print release, plus specials on prints, gifts and holiday cards! All for just $150.

I’m excited to announce some new locations this year! Check out the dates below:

9/30 – San Francisco (Crissy Field)

10/8 – Tahoe (Incline Village)

10/15 – Folsom/Foothills area

11/11 – Folsom/Foothills area

Exact times and locations TBD. These sessions SELL OUT every year, so if you know which date and location you want, grab it now by paying your retainer HERE. You’ll be contacted soon after to finalize details.

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Folsom Engagement Session :: Anneliese + Kyle

Check out this cute Folsom engagement session. Anneliese and Kyle will be married this Fall at The Firehouse in Old Sacramento. I LOVE their venue and can’t wait to capture their special day! These two were so fun to work with and you could just tell they really enjoyed being together. Not everyone is a fan of having their photo taken (aka most of the grooms) but these two were up for the adventure! Anneliese didn’t even mind having the wind blowing through her hair as we were all chauffeured around Historic Folsom in our golf cart by my trusty “assistant” (aka husband). We had so much fun together, as you can see!

Here is a little peek at their engagement session in Historic Folsom. Enjoy! (click to enlarge)

Sacramento Summer Wedding :: Sanne & David at The Firehouse

Sacramento Summer weddings can be HOT, but Sanne and David lucked out with double digit temperatures for their June 3rd wedding. The Firehouse courtyard provided some nice shade for guests.  Their brick walls, towering trees and white lights are a perfect backdrop for an evening of love, libations and dancing!

Our afternoon started at The Embassy Suites for some pre-wedding photos of the guys and gals. After a short but sweet ceremony, our photo adventure began with a walk to the Tower Bridge and then to the train station. Now it was time to party! Cover Me Badd kept guests on the dance floor all night with their stellar performance. It was one of those weddings that you just didn’t want to end!

Sanne & David’s special day was made possible with these vendors:

Getting Ready: Embassy Suites Old Sacramento

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Firehouse Restaurant

Floral: O’Shay’s Flowers and Antiques

Cake: Freeport Bakery

Live Band and MC: Cover Me Badd

Makeup: Southern Belle By MariaNoel

Hair: Maritza

Photography: Amber Shoop Felts and Aaron Roseli for Shoop’s Photography

And now for a sneak peek of their day! (click to enlarge)


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