Spring Yosemite Elopement: Sylvia + John

Spring Yosemite Elopement: Sylvia + John

"The moment I met John was in an icy parking lot at a restaurant.  We happened to arrive at the same time and with vague descriptions  somewhat recognized each other.  He held my elbow to balance me on the ice to the restaurant's door.  My thought was "He is a nice...

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Throwback Thursday ~ My Pensive Past

I've always loved the getting ready portion of a wedding day. I get to see so much joy and laughter, as well as quiet, pensive moments like this one... This is Morgan (in 2006) getting ready shortly before the ceremony. I love how moody the photo is, and how the light...

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A Boudoir Q&A

I asked Nicole to model for me because I wanted a vast variety of women for my portfolio. She loves her images, and so do I. I think she's a great spokeswoman for curvy girls who may be afraid to get saucy in front of the camera. Here is her Q&A. Q: How did you...

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Throwback Thursday ~ Wedding Archive

This is Keri and Shaun seconds after their ceremony in 2004. He was, obviously, deliriously happy, and I'm so honored to have been there to capture their day. Even now, ten years later, this is still one of my favorite candid images I've ever taken. It was early in my...

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The Beautiful Gift of Boudoir

I must share this amazing boudoir testimonial with y'all. When I read what April wrote, I almost cried. It warms my heart that I can make a difference in someone's life. It makes my job SO worth it! Thank you April! You ARE beautiful!!! "Dawn Kelly is one of the most...

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Nifty Knickers For Curvy Girls

You know when you've worn a dress all day in the heat and your thighs have been rubbing together? You know how uncomfortable that is? If you're like me, you've tried to alleviate that problem with lotions, Spanx, or even cut-off pantyhose. But nothing comfortable...

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Well, Mark and I survived yet another year with each other, although I'm convinced that he's trying to kill me. He dropped the $2500 rented lens we were using on Saturday and I was medically dead for ten minutes. The mariachi band music sent a shock through my system...

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Throwback Thursday ~ A Long Line of Crazy

It's no secret that I come from a long line of Crazy. Here I am with my mom and my Nonnie, three generations of nuts. My mom and I had amazing times shopping in San Francisco, rain or shine. It was a day-long fashion show, and even when I was an adult she bought me...

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Ripon Family Photos ~ The McMillan Family

Mark and I first met Kim and Michael when we photographed their wedding in Berkeley in 2007. They had a gorgeous wedding and are a lovely and sweet couple. When we did their family portraits last weekend we got to meet their newest edition, Makai! He's a beautiful,...

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Modesto Boudoir ~ Nicole

This curvalicious lady did amazing posing for her boudoir session! Nicole is getting married next month, and this is a GREAT gift for her soon-to-be husband. She even wore heels for the very first time! Thank you Nicole, for welcoming me into your home and your life,...

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