I love watching love in action. I once heard that love is often mistaken for a feeling, when it in fact is an action- a decision. I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more. Feelings come and go, but when you decide to wake up everyday and love somebody you know you’re in it for the long haul.
And Jonathan and Nicole really are in it for the long haul. They’ve been together 13 years and have gotten the opportunity to go through so much of life together. They’ve celebrated wonderful achievements, such as Jonathan getting his masters degree in occupational therapy, and Nicole becoming a pharmacist. He actually proposed right after she graduated, and I shot their UC Davis Engagement session where she went to school.
They are certainly admirable individuals, and a power couple together! They were super sweet and a lot of fun to photograph. Watching them interact, it was clear they have the kind of love that is a verb, an action, and the kind that will last forever. I look forward to witnessing their vows soon as they promise to continue to love one another through the wonderful times and tough times, and carry on deciding to love unconditionally every single day. I can’t wait for their wedding….THIS WEEKEND!!
Traveling provides such a wonderful and unique life experience. Not only do you get to see beautiful views unlike any you may see in your own backyard, you also get the pleasure of being immersed in other cultures and traditions a world over. You gain the sightly views, but more importantly, the worldly views of openness and acceptance. We LOVE to travel and when I meet fellow travel bugs its always fun to hear their stories and experiences. And so it was with Nicole and Ryan.
These two lovelies are also from Folsom, just like me! They were engaged in Hawaii but wanted to be home for their engagement photos, because let’s face it, we live in a magnificent part of the country. Nicole and Ryan are so incredibly beautiful and sweet together, and seriously just plain amazing. We captured their session this fall up in the with an Apple Hill engagement session at High Hill Ranch. It is an amazingly iconic location, and the area draws tons of people in the fall here in Northern California.
The gorgeous fall foliage offered the perfect backdrop for this sweet couple’s photos. The way Nicole and Ryan interact makes it obvious how much they love each other. Their happiness is contagious, and you could literally FEEL their love and the way they care for one another just by being around them. After their session, these world travelers left to live in Poland for a few months for Ryan’s job. They’re continuing to build their love and travel itinerary abroad, but I can’t wait to see them again this fall for their wedding!
The months leading up to your wedding are such an exciting time in your life! Searching for the right venue, scheduling tastings, and planning out each little details can often become time consuming and exhausting. If you’re moving homes, jobs, or families together- it’s even more work! Of course, it’s all worth it in the end. During this time, I find that it’s so important to take a day to stop, breathe, and celebrate the beautiful decision that is bringing your two lives together. A precious time to reflect and treasure these exciting moments before the big day arrives. And what better way to do that then with an engagement session with your wedding photographer?!
Tina and Joe are planning their wedding and are working with a blended family- of furry children. It always cracks me up to see how much personality is packed into their little wagging bodies. Just like kids, each has their own quirks, idiosyncrasies and preferences. Seeing as these pups are a huge part of their growing family, we of course had to incorporate them into Tina and Joe’s engagement session. Again, just like kiddos, they were a little rambunctious and it made for a session a fun, hilarious, laid back ball of chaos… And fur.
Capital Park was the perfect place for them to run around and celebrate Mom and Dad’s upcoming nuptials. We truly were able to capture some wonderful family portraits. Tina and Joe are both really big Sacramento Kings fans, and love the whole downtown Sacramento area. We found a great graffiti wall for some fun shots, and also went to the new Golden One event center. The variety in locations helped develop an eclectic and diverse collection, while capturing multiple aspects of both Tina and Joe’s personalities. It was the perfect downtown Sacramento engagement session!
These two were such a sweet and fun couple to photograph, and although Joe was a little camera shy, Tina was able to get him to give her a kiss by the end! I know these two have a bright future ahead, and their blended family will be together fur-ever! I can’t wait for their wedding this fall!!