Las Vegas High Roller CDI-W at South Point Casino & Hotel | TSM Equine Therapies | Nevada Lifestyle Photographer

This past week I had the opportunity to join my dad at the 2017 Las Vegas High Roller CDI-W show in South Point Casino & Hotel. Although I was there as hired help, it was great to see him at work. People truly adore him and look to him for helping their horses feel better through a combination of massage, acupressure, laser and pulsed magnetic field blanket therapies.  

The last time I was around livestock at a show was about 10 years ago, and the last time I was at a Horse show was about 17 years ago. So it was a blast to help out and be there to watch the show, in addition to learning from my dad, & of course petting lots of horses. 

To learn more about his work, check out his website at www.tsmequinetherapies.com!

Legolas 92 and Tom Meyers with Luminex Vet cold laser
Tom Meyers using Respond Systems Luminex Vet cold laser
Tom Meyers using Respond System's Luminex Vet cold laser
Tom Meyers using Respond Systems Luminex Vet cold laser
Tom Meyers using Respond Systems Luminex Vet cold laser
Man petting horse
Man standing next to dressage horse

Engagement at the Inn off Capitol Park & International World Peace Gardens | Katrina & Justin | Sacramento Engagement Photographer

I could not have asked for better last engagement session of the year than with Katrina & Justin! They pretty much came with their own prop department and there were endless laughs throughout the entire session. 

They wanted their engagement to truly reflect their relationship, so we started at The Inn off Capitol Park where we captured them snuggling & poppin' champagne (a couple after my own heart). Before heading over to the International World Peace Rose Garden, we ended with a quick pillow fight. 

Can't wait for their wedding next September!

Couple catching popcorn in mouth
couple opening a bottle of champagne
couple snuggling with champagne
couple in pillow fight
couple walking down sidewalk with fall leaves
engagement ring on a red rose
couple standing in rose garden
girl laughing while being hugged by fiance
couple laughing
couple with noses touching and smiling
couple looking at each other

Engagement at Taylor Family Ranch | Kayla & Brannon | Yuba County Engagement Photographer

It's crazy to think that over 10 years ago I met Kayla while showing sheep at the Yuba-Sutter fair. And at that time I would have never guessed that we would go on for the next 4 to 5 years competing together and against one another in our little Northern California fair circuit. Eventually, we went to college and became adults, leaving behind our sheep showing days. So after Kayla got engaged last December and I received an email regarding photographing her wedding day, I was over the moon!

Naturally, Kayla & Brannon selected her family's ranch for their engagement session. Which was amazing to start the session overlooking the nearby mountains! The few hours we spent together was full of laughter, and lots of animals -- including a special guest star. I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding in June!

Hills with sheep and blue sky
Girl laughing and guy smiling at her
Kissing her on forehead overlooking mountains
arms wrapped around each other
staring into each others eyes
couple with their two dogs
woman petting red cow
couple smiling with red cow inbetween
couple walking and smiling
man smiling at fiance
couple smiling at each other with cows in the background

Family Session at The Mill & Old Sac | The Cima Family | Sacramento Lifestyle Photographer

Awhile back my friend Stacie, who was also my co-worker at the time, had asked me about capturing her maternity photos when she was pregnant with this little nugget. And at the time, I simply had no time for anything besides weddings outside of working 40 hours a week and getting my side-hustle on (oh, and planning a wedding). So when I put in my notice, Stacie was not only extremely supportive of my decision to pursue my dream, she was excited for me and reached out to me again to see if I would be interested in capturing her family's photos. I simply couldn't say no! Not only is baby Mila the most precious babe ever, but their family is ridiculously natural in front of the camera!

I loved tagging along during their family morning time at one of their local coffee shops, The Mill, and in Old Sac!

Outside of The Mill Coffee Shop in Sacramento
Mom holding baby's hand while dad holds baby up
outside of the Mill coffee shop in Sacramento
dad walking baby
family smiling in front of Eagle Theater
Mom smiling at dad while baby looks at camera
Mom and dad making baby smile
Mom and dad walking down alley with baby
Mom and dad smiling with baby

Behind the Scenes: Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer

It's been awhile since capturing these images of the wonderful Molly of Molly Ryan Floral work her magic. So I wanted to take a moment and share these images with you in honor of #ThrowbackThursday.

Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer

Over the past year I have been so lucky to become friends with Molly. We originally met during my floral consult meeting for my own wedding. Since then we have both been navigating the waters of newly owning a creative business and it has been so wonderful watching her business grow over the past year. We've had many talks about the struggles of being newish business owners in Chico and growing our businesses locally. I'm so lucky to have met such a creative and genuine heart. Which is why I am going to miss her dearly. Even though with both our busy schedules, we've been lacking on hanging out -- oh hey wedding season! She will be heading up north to Hood River, Oregon and I know that she will do absolutely amazing things there as well. 

Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer
Molly Ryan Floral - Hood River, Oregon Florist | Chico Photographer

Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico Engagement Photographer

Hannah & Casey met during their time as students at Chico State. They were assigned to the same group for one of their capstone classes. As the semester passed, the more their relationship progressed. After graduating from Chico State, they endured a year of long distance and 3 years after that class group Casey proposed to Hannah in Cabo. Now here they are engaged and soon to be married next June at the Los Altos History Museum! They currently are residing in the Bay Area and since their love story started in Chico, it only seemed fitting to have their engagement photos documented here.

Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA

I had a blast adventuring through Bidwell Park with these two. And yes, adventuring -- I was having a difficult time finding this one BEAUTIFUL spot I scouted earlier that month. Regardless, they put up with me searching for the spot and rocked their session -- from stoic glances in the forest to strolling through patches of greenery. After finally locating the spot, we worked our way back to the parking lot and ended the session at Chico State hitting up Kendall Hall and Alumni Glenn, which was quite fitting! 

Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA
Engagement at One Mile in Bidwell Park & Chico State | Hannah & Casey | Chico, CA