Ellie’s 1st Birthday

I have such a thankful heart for this little girl and her family.   My first maternity shoot I ever did was when Ellie was in her Mama’s belly over a year ago! Since then we have had several portrait sessions.  It has been so fun to watch her grow into her cute little personality over the past year. 

We ended up doing two different sessions this time!  Anyone who has a one-year-old knows that they aren’t always willing to smile for us when we need them to! :) So here are images from Ellie’s cake smash celebrating her 1-year-old Birthday, as well as a portrait session in her Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard. 

Enjoy! xoxo 

Clint + Jessica

 It was such a joy to be able to capture Clint + Jessica’s day! This couple was surrounded by such genuine joy and support from both of their friends and family! <3 

Their wedding took place at The Ranch House in Camarillo, California.  A huge red barn full of gorgeous florals and dreamy warm light. The weather was gorgeous, Clint + Jessica both looked phenomenal, and I could not have dreamed of a better day for pictures. 

Jessica + Clint and Clint Jr.:  You were such a lovely family to work with! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love. 


Favorite Location Shoot

 I decided to switch things up on my blog a little bit and share one of my favorite locations to shoot at! I will be including a few of my favorite shots as well as sharing some of my equipment with all of you!  

Location:  Goleta Butterfly Reserve 

Time of Day: 5-5:50 pm

 Gear: Canon 6D with a 50mm f/1.2 lens

The Butterfly Reserve is one of my absolute favorite locations to shoot at.  It happens to be very green at the moment because of all the extra rain California has gotten this year.  I always choose to shoot here around golden hour so that I’m getting that soft, dreamy light.

As you can see, I love to play with my depth of field. I’m generally shooting at 1.2-2.5. While you’re shooting it’s important to keep an eye out for contrast, strong colors, and where that dreamy sunset light is falling. 

Also, be sure to check out a new camera by Light.Co! ( https://light.co/camera ) The L16 is a compact camera that uses multiple lens systems to shoot photos at the same time, then computationally fuses them into a DSLR-quality image.  It seriously looks incredible! 

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