Thursday, September 15, 2011

Collin & Melinda . Got Hitched!

I love love love weddings when they are so personal.. Melinda and Collin got married at Melinda's childhood home. As we were there for rehearsal I found this little treasure (a beautiful blue 57 Chevy) in the garage. My first question was "Why didn't you tell me about this little jewel? and second question was..."Can we pull it out?"... ps. I love old cars....
So out it came and I'm so glad I bugged dad to do so.. he's going to love this pics with his car.
A wonderful day, a heart felt toast from their son, which left us all in tears...
Thanks so much to Collin & Melinda for asking me to capture such sweet memories for you and your family. Enjoy reliving your special day!
Smiles ~ Carol

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kevin & Haily | Engaged!!

Just wanted to share a great day with you that I had the pleasure of sharing with Kevin and Haily while photographing their engagement session... looking forward to the wedding day... Kevin you cracked me up, and Haily you look beautiful... smiles video

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Emily Johnson - Senior 2011

It's fun to visit your first school... lots of memories, and stories to tell...
Emily is a daughter of a high school friend of mine, and I can't believe I'm photographing my classmates kids their Senior Year.
We had a fun day. Emily you are so cute, and so willing to do whatever your mom and I asked you to do for your senior portraits. Hanging upside down on the monkey bars?...(Mom's idea) I know you thought she was crazy, but cute images from the whole experience... Seems a lot harder to hang like that now that we're grown up huh?
Well enjoy the presentation...Good luck this basketball season. Smiles. Carol video

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jesse and Elyzabeth | Enagement

Thanks Jesse and Liz for a fun day. Liz you always have a gorgeous smile on your pretty face, and Jesse I think you secretly want to be a super model. You love the camera, admit it! Great Job, Great Fun, Great Memories...smiles
See you in Tahoe! video

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jesse & Elyzabeth | Engagement


Well it was a last minute session, but I'm so glad we did it. Jesse you were such a sport, and great about letting us stop wherever we wanted. I truly think you love the camera, but just don't want to admit it. Liz you are always so smiley and pretty. I love this session, and I'm so glad we photographed it on the ranch. Special memories will be made there for a long long time.
Thanks Debbie for the pizza and letting us keep you up late talking about wedding plans.
I'm excited to see you all the the wedding in Tahoe. It's going to be great!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pernille . Seniors 2010

we all know that Denmark produces some gorgeous gals... here's some proof...we have been truly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to meet you Pernell, and we hope you'll always stay in touch... thanks to your family at home for sharing you with all of us here in the states.... maybe we'll see you in Denmark, and don't forget.. you already booked me for your wedding photography, whenever that may be... smiles and hugs, carol

Friday, June 18, 2010

Girl Fun!!


i have always thought how important it is to document family lineage. today i photographed 3 generations, and these images are going to be treasured for a long long time by the little girls in the images. Not every child gets to know a great grandmother, but these girls do and they love her a lot. So ladies, thanks for a fun afternoon, and i can't wait to get some of these on your wall.
smiles ~ carol

Friday, May 7, 2010

Little Miss Addison

Chad, Becca & Addison: thank you for letting me come capture such sweet images of your family. Addison, you sure are a poser....I know this is way overdue, but I hope you still love me cousins! Enjoy.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

jacob & shyla [e.session]


Oh my gosh, I love it when I find a new, unique place to shoot. Jacob and Shyla introduced me to a place that's very special to them and Jacob's family... Jacob used to crawl out onto the bridge and sit on the cement I was taking these images I kept think how Shyla's mom will kill me if something happens to her little girl... thank God nothing happened, but to Shyla's mom: "it was Jacob's idea" smiles

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Save the Date

Sacramento is a fun place to shoot. After living there for 6 years and then moving back home, I always love to go back and visit and place around downtown with my couples. We enjoyed lunch overlooking the red brick streets, and then off to have fun. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them. thanks guys for playing along, even though as you lay in bed, I was driving home... smiles video (if video doesn't start when clicking play button, click on arrow)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Madeson Grace [ baby love ]

So our furnace was acting weird.... so we called O&M to come fix it, and while Mike was fixing it, he tells me he's expecting his girlfriend to call and say she's ready to have their baby... (well you know me and new babies....LOVE THEM!) So of course, two weeks later, they're here so I can photograph this gorgeous new baby girl....
Here's the images from her first and hopefully not only, photo shoot!
Thanks Mike and Amy for coming down and working so patiently to capture her beautiful little face...


Saturday, February 27, 2010


Just a small teaser to calm my crazy gorgeous bride (who thinks she'll going to look ugly) in all her images... I'm so laughing right now... Brandee & Travis you were so fun to work with. I love your chemistry and willingness to do whatever I asked of you. These are three of my favorites, and lots more to come... (good luck picking for your guest book). If it's tough to choose, I've done my job... smiles to you

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cade Renner is Here!!!

Welcome to Cade Renner who will most definitely be a charmer as he grows up.... thanks to Elyzabeth,Jesse and Cervin for working on "baby time". We've captured some truly priceless images for Cade to look back on later on, and see how cute he was at this time in his new life...
ps. great pizza after too... that was fun. video

Friday, February 5, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Addison Lucas

I got the pleasure of photographing a beautiful little girl today...Addison.
Congratulations to Kyle and Lindsey, and of course to the new grandparents! She sure is a sweet & beautiful little gal.

Thanks to Connie for all your fun props throughout your home that we got to use to make such sweet images. This is my favorite. Can wait to show you the rest...

Thank you to baby Addison for being patient while we worked...


Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm a Slacker, but a busy Slacker...

My apologies to my readers and clients....

I am just going to say I'm so sorry for not being better at my blog...
every seminar I go to says, "blog everyday"... well that probably won't happen, but
I'm going to be better...

It's been a crazy year....

Great clients... and oh yeah !!! I GOT MARRIED... nope, no portraits yet... but will post some
when I get them.

Everyone's question was, "Who's going to shoot your wedding?".... that was the easy part.
1. I have many talented photographer friends 2. Two of them were IN the wedding so I picked the best....

Thank you SO much to Muir Adams and Sheldon Sabbatini with Arcata Photo Studios for photographing my special day. What an Amazing day, and it couldn't have been without my two friends Muir and Sheldon.

One week after that my phenomenal friend Carmen Salazar (one of those talented friends that was in my wedding) ran off to the San Francisco City Hall and got married herself!!!

Congrats to my dear friend..... and I'm so excited our anniversaries will be so close...
I got the opportunity to photograph Carmen and Brian's wedding.... Wow, City Hall was GORGEOUS!! As you see in the one image posted with this blog....

Thanks Carmen for asking me to capture such a special moments... It was the quickest, and sweetest wedding I've done so far...

Thanks for staying in touch everyone... and I hope to posted some of my wedding pics soon....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Madelyn Perry . Senior 2009

the images speak for themselves... great job Madelyn

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jackie & Amy . Esession

I'm so blessed with my great couples. I had such a great time at the park and the beach. I hope Bella didn't steal too much of the limelight. Smiles

Nate Combs & Molly Simas . Esession

Well wedding session is upon us again. The fun is about to begin. Here's a video featuring my engagement session of Nate and Molly in Old Town Eureka. We had a fun day, mostly due to the fact my couple was willing to do anything I suggested. I couldn't keep them from kissing though... (I love their chemistry), so we went with it. The best part... we all got to eat the ice cream... (you'll see) ...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Amanda Church . Senior Session

Amanda... what a fun day huh? I could've kept shooting till sunset. Your mom did a great job finding spots to capture some great images. I had a blast! Congrats on your graduating this year, and I hope life deals you nothing but the best hands. Smiles to you!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ashleigh Yates

Ashleigh like I said... thanks for the great day. I had a lot of fun with you, your mom, & sister. Even if we had to walk through (you know what) to get beautiful shots...Congrats on Graduation! May God Bless you in whatever the future holds for you.
Enjoy sharing your images. smiles.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rebecca Childs . Senior Session

Rebecca I hope you enjoyed your senior session as much as I enjoyed capturing such an important time in your life... I'm blessed to have gotten to know you and your family even better through this time we got to spend together. You are an amazing young lady and I know God has big plans for you... smiles

Monday, April 6, 2009


What a fun day.. thanks for a great day....Looking forward to the wedding... Smiles

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Catalano Video

what a great day... and the couple was even greater to work with !

Friday, December 28, 2007

Couples who made my 2007 GREAT!

Thanks So Much to all my beautiful brides and handsome grooms of 2007 for believing in me and my work. I am very passionate about my photography, and I hope you enjoy great memories as you look through the pages of your albums! I had a blast at each and every one of your weddings and I wish you all nothing but the very best in 2008! Cheers to you!