November 29, 2010

Megan & Justin- Creative Wedding Session- Thank You!

I love when my bride and groom are excited about photos. Megan and Justin were so excited to have a
Creative Wedding Session with me after the wedding. So, shortly after the wedding we got to spend all day shooting photos all over Chico, Ca. This was a great opportunity for Megan and Justin to create a "thank you" image, sent out with the thank you cards. I knew I carried around a mirror for something:) More from this amazing artistic wedding session to come soon!


November 23, 2010

Armed for Apocalypse- Chico, Ca. Band Photography

The guys from the band are always so much fun for me to work with. I love working on their photos in post production just as much. Here are some more from the grungy, moody weather photo shoot.







Thanks guys for the awesome photo shoot!

November 20, 2010

Chico, Ca. Band Photography- Remember these guys!

Armed for Apocalypse, the band that I have grown to love photographing, recently got back from a tour of the U.S. They had the idea to take photos just as they were pulling back into Chico from their limited shower trip.

Just over a year ago they were looking like THIS

Here is the 1st image in this bands, back from the road, photo session.

November 11, 2010

Family Portrait Photography- Bidwell Mansion, Chico, Ca.- Riley and Andersen

Here are the rest of the images from the shoot with Riley and Andersen. I had so much fun with these little ones. The mansion really made for a beautiful backdrop as well as the golden light from the morning sun. Right now is the perfect time to get family portraits done, right before the holidays!

This first image is of Riley, I brought a string of pearls for her to wear and play with.


Andersen just loved the suitcase and wanted to take a picture by himself and the suitcase. He approved this image by picking it out from the whole set out of the display screen on the back of the camera.


Both kids just loved all the trees, they ran from tree to tree and I followed waiting for the perfect look.




Here is one of the most familiar and beautiful benches in Chico. Riley called the pathway that leads up the bench "the secret pathway". The bench reminds me of a classic movie, "The Secret Garden". So, "the secret pathway" led us to these next images.



Here the kids are playing around on the columns of the mansion.



November 10, 2010

It's holiday portrait time! Chico, Ca- Family portrait photography- Bidwell Mansion, Chico Ca.

These two cute kids are Riley and Andersen, Mom hired me to take pictures of them for Christmas presents for the family. We met early a few mornings ago and the kids were full of energy. They had no problem playing with the suitcase I brought along in this 1st image.


Portrait season is here! More to come soon of these two.

November 5, 2010

Wedding Photography- Chico, Ca- Bride and Groom Portrait Session

Every wedding should have a special time set aside for the bride and groom to get their portraits taken together, in traditional and modern style images. Here are my personal favorite images from Megan and Justin's Romantic Portrait Session.










November 3, 2010

Chico, Ca. Portrait Photography- Karli and Amanda

Just before Halloween I asked Karli if she would model for me and the Butte College studio photography class. With little convincing I had two models for a simple class portrait demo. To my surprise when we arrived at the photo shoot there was another family there. This was not a bad thing because it allowed most of the class to do their own photo shoot while Vinnie and I took pictures of the girls. The pictures in the previous post were the Halloween themed portrait where as these images are a more modern style portrait. Enjoy!