Kristen and Chris chose Ravenswood Historic Site for their engagement session and I was so happy they did!  I had never shot here and was so pleased with the location.  The light was beautiful and there were many different areas that offered us a lot of versatility for photos.  My favorite location on the site is the old stone structure.  I am not sure what it once was but it has the best texture and end of the day light coming through that this photographer was a very happy girl!  Check out my favorites from this Ravenswood historic site engagement session below!  (Shot with a mixture of digital and fuji 400h film)

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Ravenswood Historic Site Engagement

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Maddie and Kevin said their I do’s earlier this year at the Galas barn in Oakdale, Ca.   I love this little venue tucked in amongst the orchards!  Maddie has impeccable taste and the mix of copper and neutral and pastel tones was perfect for this barn venue!  These two are super relaxed and fun which made for a stress free day!  How amazing is the draping and florals they added to the barn!  Love, love, love!!

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Copper and Pastel Barn Wedding

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Such a cute idea to count down the days to something you are anticipating!!  If you want your own block set contact @casimplydesigned on Instagram!

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Maddie’s dress is a Calla Blanche.  The detail on this dress is incredible!

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Check out the dream team that made this wedding possible!!

venue: Galas barn in Oakdale, California

Dress: Calla Blanche

makeup: Alyssa Fuller ( @beautybyalyssakay on IG)

flowers: Olvera Farms Event Design ( @olverafarmseventdesign on IG)

special thanks to my assistant Aspen!!!  Go check her out, she is super talented!


Rachel and Grant are getting married tomorrow at Galas Barn and this is one I am so excited about!  They are just the sweetest couple!  We had so much fun shooting their engagement session on one of Rachel’s best friends ranches earlier this year.  The light was pretty much insanely perfect through out the shoot so I keep squealing the entire time.  Give me some soft golden light and I am a happy girl.  Here are some favorites from their spring ranch engagement session!

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Spring Ranch Engagement

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We even had the most beautiful horses watching us for a while!

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