Women’s March, Napa, CA – January 21 2017
It was a real rush to take part in the Women’s March held in Downtown Napa. We had over 4,000 people marching! My husband and son also took part in the march, and it was wonderful to see other children getting a taste of resistance and standing up for what’s right. Of course, marching left very little room for photo taking but I did manage a few snaps.
Laura & David, Napa, CA – December 2016
Mid-December brought an engaged couple to me for a photo session: my good friend Laura and her fiance, David. I had been thrilled when she told me of their engagement, and was equally excited to share this part of the process with them! Though quite chilly that day, we made good use of the natural light surrounding the property they own up Dry Creek Road in Napa.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA – December 2016
Marco, Napa, CA – December 2016
Hallie, Napa, CA – November 2016
Hallie is a friend and former co-worker who is launching her own business as a life coach – geared specifically to empower women! I am excited for her adventures ahead and was honored that she asked me to snap some headshots and photos for her new website.
Jenny & Adam, Hans Fahden Wine Cellars, Calistoga, CA – Oct 2016
Earlier this month I had the amazing opportunity to be the second photographer for a beautiful wedding held at Hans Fahden Wine Cellars in Calistoga. It’s an amazing property, and provided a lot of sweet spots for shots of the couple. Jenny and Adam were great sports and seemed to be having a fabulous time at their wedding – lots of laughs, tears, hugs, and dancing. So proud to have been able to be a part of it. Here’s a few of my favorites:
Arturo & Robert, Yountville, CA – July 2016
ChamYard, Oxbow Commons, Napa, CA – June 2016
Baby Almond, Santa Rosa, CA – March 2016
The moment that I found out my friends were having their fourth child, I knew I wanted to help them out with photos, and I was honored to be asked. It was absolute joy to spend time in the little baby world, newly arrived at home, and just beginning to get an idea of the world.
It’s another one of those times where I consider adding to my little family, just because I miss some of those parts – the tiny toes, the funny arm flail as they learn their limbs, skin to skin contact…
Gelardi Family, Yountville, CA – December 2015
Peterson Family, Yountville, CA – December 2015
Scribe Winery, Napa Valley, CA – November 2015
Spent an afternoon with friends and family at Scribe Winery, eating yummy cheese and drinking delicious wine. Beautiful fall day.
Napa Valley Film Festival, Festival Fitness Day 2, St Helena, CA – November 2015
The 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival was held November 12th – 15th 2015 here in our lovely valley. This year the passholders were treated to yoga classes, available at two locations in Napa & St Helena. Jennifer Heminger of Integrative Healing, the mastermind of this piece of festival goodness, asked me to photograph the fun! Day two festival-goers were led by Laura Burkhart through a beautiful class.
Napa Valley Film Festival, Festival Fitness Day 1, St Helena, CA – November 2015
The 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival was held November 12th – 15th 2015 here in our lovely valley. This year the passholders were treated to yoga classes, available at two locations in Napa & St Helena. Jennifer Heminger of Integrative Healing, the mastermind of this piece of festival goodness, asked me to photograph the fun! Day one was an offering by Lisa Ackerman.
Agador Spartacus, Napa, CA – November 2015
We recently added to our family by adopting an adorable rescue puppy! He flew into California from a rescue in Guatemala called Unidos Para los Animales. As soon as I saw that he was from Guatemala then I knew I had to name him Agador Spartacus, though I suspect we will eventually call him Aggie. 🙂
Archetype, St Helena, CA – November 2015
One of my favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley, Archetype, recently began to offer a beautiful brunch menu five days per week, and I was lucky enough to tackle some of the Chef Ryder Zetts’ “classic with a contemporary twist” dishes. The cinnamon walnut roll with orange cream cheese was the most amazing thing I have ever eaten for breakfast. Check out the pics and try not to drool.
Lauryn & Pete, Carneros, CA – October 2015
Lauryn and Pete celebrated their two year wedding anniversary a few weeks ago, and to commemorate, a photoshoot took place in a lovely Carneros vineyard. It was an amazing experience, photographing the love that was shining in their eyes when they looked at each other – seriously, guys: they were so adorable I practically squee’d.
So grateful for the opportunity to share these beautiful moments.
Doyle Family, Napa, CA – October 2015
This red-haired cutie is Connor, who is turning 1 in a few weeks! Thank you to Rachael and Mike for the sweet morning photographing their adorable family.
Supermoon – September 2015
Monterey, CA – August 2015
Last month I took Marco on a special weekend trip to Monterey before school started. We spent the evening walking around Cannery Row, eating ice cream at Ghirardelli Chocolate, and cuddling. The next day we adventured around the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where the jellyfish held our attention for most of the afternoon.