This is my 100th blog post. I’m not a daily blogger, so it’s definitely taken some time to get here…two and a half years actually. I started this blogging adventure back in 2008 when I really started to take the business side of my photography seriously. I had been shooting portraits and such with my camera for a couple years, but hadn’t really taken it too far from a business point of view.
Deciding to blog recent work, tell the stories behind the images, talk about my personal life, and to put myself out there has been the best decision for me and for my business…truly. I like that my blog allows you to get an idea of who I am and what I’m all about. I think full disclosure is a good thing and I’m not perfect, so that’s risky. I know they say you should separate yourself from your business, but the truth is I don’t do that. And, I’m not sure I’d be happy if I did.
So for post #100 it’s another amazing couple, Ryan and Rachelle. They are sweet, gorgeous, fun, happy…everything an engaged couple just a month away from their wedding should be right? No stress, just happiness and excitement to start their life together. It’s a modern day online love story born of Facebook, but I’ll save that part of their story for the wedding post.
We decided to shoot in Folsom for their engagement session. I actually live in Folsom and there is no shortage of beautiful places for photographs. But truthfully, all of Northern California is that way. We’re very blessed to live here.
We started at the Folsom powerhouse then headed toward the CSUS aquatic center at Lake Natoma to catch some of that beautiful late afternoon light, my very favorite kind.
Here’s to personality, love, joy, beauty, photography, and the next 100 blogs posts!
29 thoughts on “Folsom Engagement Session | Ryan and Rachelle | my 100th Blog Post”
This is a great post to celebrate your 100th blogiversary, Teresa! They look so peacefully and serenely in love.
Gorgeous set Teresa. Your use of natural light is brilliant. I love that last image!
bridge, book, and dock pics are amazing. wow these are too good!
LOVE! You amaze me with every new session!
Awesome couple and wow, amazing location.
Congratulations on the 100th post! Your couple is gorgeous! Love that shot of them sitting under the tree, reading a book. My idea of romance 🙂
Oh my goodness, these photos are so cute!! They both look so happy. I can’t pick a favourite. The ones in the field are so fun and the last few are so so romantic by the water. Congrats on the 100th blog post too!
I just want to bottle that gorgeous light and save it for a rainy day. Love love love the one of them walking through the woods to the sunset!
Such a great 100th post! I love the reflections in the water and last last photo is amazing!
Your pictures are amazing. I love looking at them!
Congratulations on hitting your 100th post!! And with a display of such amazing work. I love how much this couple laughs in all these pictures. And such beautiful scenery, it sets the mood for romance.
So romantic! Love the pictures out by the water and the lighting by the trees.
Aw, love those smiles, they look so happy together. Those shots over the water are just gorgeous.
Thanks Teresa for creating such beautiful photographs for my daughter Rachelle and Ryan. You do great work and I can’t wait to see how the wedding photos turn out. Sue (mother of the bride)
They are so cute together! Congratulations on the 100th blog post… what a great milestone 🙂
As far as favorites go, I really like the ones of the couple under the tree, and then their individual head shots with *THAT LIGHT*… gorgeous!
Gorgeous light and great portraiture. Fantastic work overall.
Amazing stuff! I particularly love the second one of them on the bridge (portrait orientation). Gorgeous.
This couple looks like so much fun! (And she reminds me a little of Molly Ringwald.) I love the sequence of them playing in the field, and the shot of them reading by the river is really beautiful. Very nice work.
These are so many gorgeous streams of light going on in this post. Absolutely lovely. <3
Stunning shots! Love them all.
Gorgeous stuff! I love the serenity of the last few especially.
These are beautiful – top work. I love the lighting and the natural feel to these. There’s a real tranquility to them.
You clearly have a knack for finding the light – awesome session here.
Super cute photos! I love the pictures of them trying to do piggy back.
Love the light! Great session!
I love that third shot!! They are a gorgeous couple, and you did a wonderful job!
gorgeous location and lighting. i love the walking away shot, it reminds me of the famous w. eugene smith photo. great job. 🙂
Hi Teresa! Beautiful photos! I’m a photographer too, and have a client that sent me a snapshot of one of your photos here (the one with the bridge) – she wants her Senior Portraits done here. Can you tell me where this is? I would be so grateful for your help! Thanks!♥️ Molly
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