An Adventure Turned Photoshoot in Redding, Ca.

My husband and I recently moved BACK to NorCal. Myself for the 4th time! This time we are committed to staying here for at least two years. There is something about Redding. The mountains, lakes, the adventurous spirit in the air. It really makes me feel so alive and free! 

I connected with the sweetest married couple here last week. They also happen to be rad photographers themselves!! We set off in the mountains, not really knowing where we were going, but I had a vision in mind! Due to the weather, the vision didn't really come true.. but we made some awesome images happen in the process anyways and I would love to share them with you!

We started in the mountains of a tiny town called French Gulch, right outside of Redding. There isn't much to see there besides, uhm, THESE MOUNTAINS!! The trek there is full of windy, narrow roads with loose rocks from the mountains (4WD will come in handy) But the views are definitely worth it! Once we were finished there we made a little stop at Whiskeytown Lake. Ya'll, I could live at this place. It is so stunning! And to finish it off, I took my cute couple downtown Redding and snapped some unconventional images just for funzies. I really love having these fun, unpaid sessions where I can just create and have my own vision. 

Well, im done typing... gaze on my friends!



A NorCal Wedding

When Kendyl got ahold of me and asked me to shoot her wedding I was so excited- Redding is one of my favorite places and it is SO beautiful! Its in the Northern part of California, not what most people picture when Cali comes to mind. It is peaceful and down to earth- Just like Kendyl and Torsten. Their love is something insane. I have never witnessed a ceremony bursting with pure, raw love as much as theirs. When the couple walked up the isle after their first kiss they had to stop, take a breath and let the most beautiful cry out. It was as if they finally reached the finish line after all the preparing, preserving and sacrifice.. along with the fun along the way too. It was such a beautiful thing to witness and I couldn't help but cry a bit behind my camera as well.