December 28, 2009

Chico Wedding Photography- More Ashley and Andy

Here are a few more pictures of the fun couple. Notice the matching Pumas:) and the date of their wedding, looks like I have to share. I am very excited about it!




December 26, 2009

Chico Wedding Photography- Ashley said "YES" to Andy

Almost Exactly a year ago I took couple portraits for a lovely couple out in Durham California. On Thanksgiving day Andy popped the question to Ashley and she said YES!! I feel so honored to be involved in this couples wedding because they are so much fun to work with. Here are a few of the engagement photos I have worked up so far. I will be posting more soon.




to view the couples photos from a year ago: It's Ashley and Andy

December 14, 2009

Chico Pet Photography- Portraits with your Horses

A few weeks ago I helped set up an event at my really good friend Tammy's horse stables. They event was titled "Pictures with your horses". This was an opportunity for all of her clients to get portraits of them with there horses. All the clients got really into the event and brought antlers for their kids to wear and poinsettia wreaths for around the horses necks.

Also I had two wonderful assistants at this event, Vinnie (whos work can be found HERE) and Don (work found Here). I would not have been able to do this without either of them. Vinnie, the ever wonderful and faithful reflector or second shooter boy, was as always right there when I needed him. And the Amazing, Don was set free to take wild action photos of the girls riding there horses. It was a Great event and I am lucky to have such wonderful assistants who made everything possible. Thank you Guys!!

Check out the entire event at
Username: Portraits and Horses
Password: 24973







December 13, 2009

Chico, Ca. Wedding Photography- Engagement Session- Janae and Danny

Thank you Janae and Danny for the wonderful engagement session. I had so much fun shooting your engagement photos. You were both such troopers as we traveled all over the town of Chico to produce such beautiful photos. The laundry mat photos turned out to be some of my favorite images.





December 9, 2009

Chico, Ca. Family Portrait Photography- The Amazing Bartel Family

You don't see many family sessions on my blog, but I do enjoy shooting them. Especially when they are as wonderful as this family. Such a joy to work with and such a challenge at the same time.

Thank you guys for being such troopers early in the morning. It was Chilly!

KaaaPOW (gets a smile on the kids faces;)




November 29, 2009

Chico Portrait Photography- Jen and Travis Finals

Jen and Travis were a very enjoyable couple to work with. The first image from this set, in the previous post, was them allowing me have fun. Here are the more traditional photos of this lovely couple. I hope you enjoy!



And, here is me having a little fun in Photoshop.


November 17, 2009

Chico Portrait Photography- Jen and Travis

Introducing Jen and Travis....

A very fun and enjoyable couple to work with.

More to come soon!


November 8, 2009

Chico Wedding Photography- Engagement Session- Butte College Photography Demo

I was recently asked to give a portrait demo on an engagement session in Michael Agliolos Studio Arts class at Butte College. Of course I said yes, since I spend most of my time on Fridays in his class anyways. For this demo, I talked mostly about the lighting, the lens I would choose to use, when and why, and posing the clients to make them look comfortable and in love. I learned a lot from doing this demo and hope to do more like this in the future.

This lovely couple is actually not even a couple at all. They are two models who were brought for the demo. They did absolutely wonderful and you can't even tell in the images that they aren't a couple. Thank you Tiffany and Steven for being such great sports.


November 7, 2009

Chico Wedding Photography- Engagement Session- Heather and Adam

Heather and Adam are an amazing couple, both raised in Chico and graduated at Chico State. I enjoyed shooting this couple for there simple shy yet playful personalities. They really shined and gave me some amazing images!

Look for there wedding photos in January!

Thank you Heather and Adam for the wonderful engagement session.




October 25, 2009

Chico Photography- Boudoir Photography- Kim's Finals

Hi everyone! As promised here are some more images of the always amazing Kim. The theme here is "give him what he wants"... What do you think boys;)







October 19, 2009

Chico, Ca. Model Session- Sara and Motorcycle

As promised, here are some more images from the Model-Motorcycle session. The motorcycle was the primary focus for this photo shoot but the babe sure did her job! Thanks Sara.





October 18, 2009

Chico Photography- Kim's Boudoir Tease

My good friend Kim recently asked me to take sexy photos of her, of course I said yes. Kim is a mother of two and she asked me to mention her kids as I post pictures of her, lol. Actually, one of my very first photo shoots in the studio was of the lovey Kim, nickname "Prego", while pregnant with her baby boy, Rowdy. I am very happy with these images so far~ For now, enjoy a teaser.


October 14, 2009

Chico Portrait Photography- Give Him What He Wants

About 2 weeks ago I had a fun photo shoot. This photo shoot is considered a Boudoir photoshoot, but I like to say its boudoir geared more for HIM. Cute, Sexy, Fun, Playful, all the elements our men love about us. And especially it is us being us... What could the man that loves us, want more? Right?

This is Lauren, You all should remember her from an earlier photo shoot over the summer. Lauren was my model who so willingly got soaking wet in the river. I love working with Lauren cause she is fun and has so many expressions. Thank you Lauren and we will work together again soon. You are Awesome!!






October 12, 2009

Chico Portrait Photography- Portrait Demo, Butte College, Oroville

Just over a week ago I was asked to participate in a portrait lesson out at Butte College, Oroville Ca. We broke up into groups and I took about 5 students in mine and showed them how to work with natural sun light to make an effective portrait. And how to use a reflectors in an outdoor portrait session. Here are a few images I was very happy with.

You should be familiar with this model... The beautiful Ashlee, Thank you again Ashlee! I know you have been waiting to see a few of these;)



This beautiful face is Komika, I loved her glasses with the background. She is a photographer in the class and I used her as a model.


And this is Cindy,very pretty as well. She is also a photographer in the class and a natural in front of the camera.


October 5, 2009

Chico Wedding Photography- Tasha and Michael- Lake Tahoe Ca

A few weekends ago, I shot a wedding with the lovely Kim Moore. Be sure and check out Kims Blog, she is amazing with the children. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, located in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. On the North shore of the Lake. Since I am from that area, I found myself very much in my element and enjoyed every aspect of the wedding.

I just wanted to upload a picture of the lovely bride with her Birdcage veil and one of Michael with his Marine garter arm band, I feel both of these pictures really separates this bride and groom from others. And of course a romantic image for you all to enjoy.




September 14, 2009

Chico Photogrpahy- Evolve Clothing- Oroville Ca

A few weeks ago I got the privilege to shoot pictures for the New and Wonderful clothing store, Evolve, Located in Oroville, CA. Be sure and check out Evolves Myspace page and stop in and say hi to the owner, she is amazing.
The myspace page can be found HERE
You all should recognize the Beautiful model, Ashlee or as her modeling name states Vallon. This was a very fun photo shoot, 4 hours with several different outfit changes and different locations.







Oh and you ask, "who is the male model?" His name is Josh, this was his first time modeling and he was a pleasure to work with. Some people are naturals and he was one of them. Thank you Josh! I hope to work with you again soon:)




ALL clothing and accessories can be found at Evolve Clothing!! Except the Puppy. The puppy is Angel and she is Ashlee's (cute isn't she?)

AND of course Thank you to the ever wonderful Vinnie. (I bet you thought I forgot you, didn't you?)