Melanie and Marcos Point Reyes Engagement Session

April and Early May were filled with travels. Went to New Orleans for a week in April, and just about two weeks later went to Chicago for a week. Both were personal trips, but of course I brought the camera along to capture them (blog posts from trips coming soon!)… but, after coming back, I got right into work! My first shoot back was an engagement session in Point Reyes with Melanie and Marcos. What a great way to kick of May shoots! 

It was a beautiful day for a drive on Sunday. I left earlier than necessary, to avoid traffic, but so I could also scout locations along the Point Reyes Coast. I stopped for a sandwich at a cute cheese shop in Petaluma, and then drove to the coast! Melanie and Marcos told me that they wanted to shoot at the Cypress Tree Tunnel at Point Reyes. I hadn’t been to that area before, but it was one of my first stops upon arriving to PR. It was gorgeous to say the least! From there, I drove to the Lighthouse (which was super crowded), South Beach, and North Beach. It was so fun to drive around and scout locations. I loved South Beach because it had a really nice sandy walk way that lead to the beach, which I knew would be great for photos!

I met with this adorable couple around 5:30pm. This was the first time we met in person, so we talked for a few minutes and then started shooting! It was so fun to walk between the rows of cypress trees and capture two cuties that were absolutely in love! After shooting here for a bit, we made our way to the beach for some oceanside photos! The breeze was strong and the air was salty, but the light was perfect for pics. We shot there and then made it back to the tree tunnel for a few more photos during sunset. 

It turned out to be a lovely shoot of a lovely couple!! I love where my camera takes me and am so thankful for the couples that like to adventure for photos shoots.

Thanks for checking out this post and have a great weekend! 

It’s a girl!

Last Sunday I got to capture my friends Jess, Dave, and their li’l monkey Hannah in Old Sacramento. It was super special as I’ve been wanting to photograph them for a while! They got in touch last year about taking photos in spring, and it turns out they knew something I didn’t. They’re pregnant! 

It was even more special because they used these photos to announce that they’re expecting! YAY! Hannah is going to be a big sister later this year. 

The pink balloons were such a classy touch and way to announce their second baby girl. I loved Hannah’s playfulness with the balloons, and watching them bounce in the Delta Breeze.

I’m so so so thankful I get to capture these special moments and times in people’s lives. Congrats to Jess, Dave, and soon-to-be-big-sister Hannah!

Parabo Press Print Party!

A couple weeks ago I hosted a Print Swap Party with friends, snacks, and prints from Parabo Press. I’m in the business of documenting memories, and I absolutely love printing them. Having something tangible to share, enjoy, and remember is wonderful, especially since so much is digital these days. 

In addition to photography, I work for Parabo Press, and got the idea to have a group of pals order prints and then get together and share those prints! My Parabo team loved the idea, and then the party planning began!

My friend Andrea, from Year of Parties blog, is in the business of planning parties! She was the first person I thought of to not only join me in the print party, but collaborate on decor, snacks, anything DIY, and all the party vibes! Huge shoutout to Andrea for her guidance, on point decorating skills, and making all the desserts! 

We picked a date, location, theme, and went from there! If you want some really great insights to hosting your own print party, check out Parabo’s blog on how to do so. 

I’d love to give you a free set of 4” square prints from Parabo! Use the code BESTY in checkout, you’ll just pay shipping. Expires 4/30/17. Feel free to share that code with your friends and have your own print party.

Thanks to the wonderful attendees that joined me in the Print Swap Party!

Haley @colourmeclassic of Colour Me Classic and owner of the party location @commonspacesac

Marie @creatvunicorn of Marie Young Creatv

Kachet @thelipstickgiraffe of The Lipstick Giraffe

Anna @annamiller916

Andrea @the.andrealove of Year of Parties.

And Parabo for the prints and memories!

Happy printing!

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