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Tips for Working With Your Spouse - Happy 7 Year Working Anniversary!

January is always a month that creeps up on us. Every year I almost forget a very special anniversary that happens for us this time of year. January marks our 11 year dating anniversary (almost six years married) and 7 years of running our business together. To find out how we started and launched our photography and videography business click the link here to read our full story!

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Best Places to See in Paris - A Destination Wedding Photographer from California's Perspective

We are so excited to share with you our trip to Paris! Every-time I look at these photos, I am immediately filled with so much nostalgia from our trip. We had the most amazing time together that was filled with adventure and lots of rest. We booked this trip about six months out knowing it would be the end of our wedding season in California. As much as I am a planner, we didn’t really plan much until we landed in Paris. We had an idea of what we wanted to do but the first night we were there, we planned out our week. We hit a lot of touristy spots first like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles. Afterwards, we felt a little touristed out, so we decided to wander in some of our favorite neighborhoods and discover some hidden non-touristy gems. Our routine consisted of waking up, finding a new coffee shop, wandering through the neighborhoods for photo adventures and discovering delicious food along the way.

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Wedding Photographers in California - 2018 TréCreative Behind the Scenes

As we look back on 2018, we are filled with so much gratitude in our hearts. We’re beyond grateful for every wedding, every newborn session, and every commercial client we’ve been given the opportunity to create a legacy for. Our deepest desire is that the footage we capture and the images we deliver will always remind our couples why they chose each other. That it would be a visual representation of the legacy of love they are creating for future generations.

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Butte Meadows Christmas Adventure 2018 - Chico Photographer

This was our annual Christmas Tree hunting adventure that we have been doing the past several years. You can see past blog posts here and here. A group of friends of ours always plans to go up the first weekend in December to cut down our Christmas Tree. This was a tradition my family did when I was growing up and I looked forward to playing in the snow each year with my brothers. After my family switched to an artificial tree in high school, the tradition picked back up again in college with friends.

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Donner Lake Truckee Photographer - Adventure with Friends

This was such a fun photo session for us. This location captures Ben and Abby perfectly. This is even the exact location that Ben proposed to Abby at. They are both amazingly kind friends. They seek adventure together and we love being in community with them!

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Launch Day - Chico Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

The second venture we’re launching today is for everyone and the reason I’m sharing with you here on the blog! It’s a new space for my lifestyle newborn and family photography we have been offering for the past year.

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Monthly Memorable Monday - October 2018

Happy October! I can’t believe September has now come and gone. It feels like we’ve blinked and the month is completely over. Pumpkin everything is in the air and I’m looking forward to all the beautiful leaves starting to change here in Northern California where we live. In years past, October has stayed relatively warm up until Halloween. As I’m sitting here writing this, we just had our first small rain storm which I’m SO happy about! Both Stephen and I prefer colder weather where we can bundle up and not be sweating all the time. This is especially true on wedding days.

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Mendocino Area Vacation Suggestions - Destination Photographer

A few weeks ago Stephen and I were in Mendocino for a beautiful wedding on the coast at the Heritage House Resort. The wedding took place overlooking the cliffs and had the most spectacular views. Like most of our personal work, we only brought our medium format film camera. This time in particular, we chose only to shoot on our new Hasselblad so I could get used to using it faster for our newborn sessions. This camera is super fun as it’s all manual, has no batteries or anything. It shoots in a unique 6x6 square format which is fun and creatively challenging.

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Griffith Park Los Angeles Photos - A Weekday Adventure

Several weeks ago we were in Los Angeles for the second round of Stephen's tattoo project. This will be one of the first of many trips throughout the next few years that we'll be making together to complete this piece. Stephen has been on a world-class tattoo artist's waitlist since 2013 and this year it was finally his time to start this exciting project.

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We can't be the Handyman in every situation.

Stephen and I were reminded of a very good life lesson recently. While we were in LA one of our sprinklers went a little wild. It was spewing out water and most likely the culprit behind that big jump in our water bill recently. What looked like a simple fix to us, turned into a greater dilemma. This problem truly remind us to practice what we preach...

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