Stacy & Brian's Tahoe National Forest Engagement Session

While we all live in the Bay Area, Stacy and Brian requested that we do their engagement session in the high Sierras, specifically at Sardine Lake in the Tahoe National Forest. For generations Brian's family has been coming here so it's infused with memories and tradition. Not only that, but Brian proposed to Stacy high atop a peak at this very place.

I brought my family along and we stayed in the cutest one room cabin with no cell service and no internet (we had to drive 90 miles out of the mountains for that). My kids are city kids through and through so this was quite the experience for them :) Stacy and Brian left a bottle of wine in our cabin along with a note welcoming us to their special slice of heaven.

For our session we jumped in a car with their adorable dog Cowboy and explored the area. We knew that we wanted to end our session on the lake in rowboats right as the sun crested behind the mountains. We frolicked in late summer meadows, splashed around in a stream, loosened up with a cocktail, and then went out on the lake. It was magical.

The Brown Family | Folsom Family Photographer

I've known Paul for a few years now - in fact, we first met at my previous job where he was one of my clients. He's been a great supporter of my photography business ever since I started out. I've heard great things about his beautiful wife and daughters so it was a pleasure to finally meet them. The girls are 5 and 7 and gave me one of my favorite family photos that I've ever shot - the one of them being held by their parents and leaning back. Love! I hope Paul & Carolyn's backs didn't hurt too much afterwards ;) No pain, no gain! Thanks again you guys!


Session #5 | Northern California Family Photographer

I've resorted to referring to each session with this family by number :) I'm even too lazy to link to their other sessions because, you know, there are FOUR of them! All kidding aside, I am very grateful for their continued support and business. I truly enjoy watching little M grow (he's 15 months now) and it's always nice to chat and catch up with mom and dad. They even got to meet my hubby since I drug him along for this session. Will did a great job of hooting and hollaring behind me to get M's attention :)