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!

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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!

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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

Engagement at Bidwell Park & Chico State | Blakeley & Teague | Chico Engagement Photographer

I am SO excited to share this engagement session of Blakeley & Teague. They won an engagement session with me this past winter and due to their busy schedules we were unable to meet up for photos until August, which included a little bit of a surprise -- Blakeley's cute baby bump! 

For their engagement session, we walked through Bidwell Park then ended the session at Chico State. It was so much fun working with Blakeley & Teague -- we laughed the whole time! 

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Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Chico Engagement Photographer

Starting as roommates in college, Jessie & Jon's affection for each other blossomed from friendship to a strong relationship over time. I had the pleasure of capturing their engagement photos at Jessie's family ranch, Comb's Ranch. 

Owned by her grandfather, the property holds a special place in Jessie's heart. And it was an absolutely gorgeous evening with the sun setting in the back. The hills acted as a natural backdrop for miles behind. Cattle roamed the yellow fields, which contrasted with the soft green of the orchards. Jessie & Jon's love was so sweet to watch as we adventured around the property -- and they were absolute troopers for walking around dried up and stomped down blackberry bushes! 

Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA
Engagement at Comb's Ranch | Jon & Jessie | Oroville, CA

Engagement at Lover's Lane & Marshall's Beach | Irene & Uri | San Francisco Engagement Photographer

When Irene & Uri asked if they could do their engagement session in San Francisco, I could hardly contain my excitement! For these two, San Francisco has always held a special place in their hearts & relationship. In the end, it also was the city where Uri proposed to Irene. 

The session began at Lover's Lane in Presidio, which was vibrant with the green of redwoods & quaint colorful houses in the distance. We then made our way towards Marshall's Beach, where we hiked down an extremely long set of stairs. It was an extremely rewarding venture -- we were greeted by the sand on the beach and the Golden Gate Bridge sparkling in the distance. 

Irene & Uri's love is sincere & genuine, and I cannot wait to capture their big day in April. 

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Engagement at Winchester Goose & Upper Bidwell Park | Tara + Noel | Chico Engagement Photographer

Tara and Noel's meeting was the kind you hear about in love songs. In fact, Tara met Noel in beautiful Nevada City where he was playing a show at. On New Year's Eve at Sierra Nevada Brewery, Noel got down on one knee and proposed. They rang in 2015 newly engaged and full of excitement for what was to come. 

Working with Tara and Noel on their engagement photos was a such a great experience. We had a blast walking around Downtown Chico, sharing conversation over craft beers at The Winchester Goose and ended the day walking through the lush green fields of Upper Bidwell Park. Their natural affection for each other was perfectly apparent, so capturing relaxed and genuine photos was simple. They all turned out gorgeous because Tara and Noel's love together is truly radiant. 

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