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February 5, 2021

This Styled Shoot was a passion project between myself and Michelle from Gunn Shot Photography. A styled photoshoot is a staged wedding where a team of wedding vendors come together and collaborate to bring their vision to life. It allows all the different vendors to really be creative and create something they may have otherwise […]

January 23, 2021

sequoia national park engagement photographer

Madison and Jon’s Engagement Session almost felt like it was never going to happen! Originally we had planned on shooting at Shaver Lake but then fires causes us to postpone, then we moved the plan to Sequoia National Park and another fire caused us to postpone. Then we landed on shooting at Montana De Oro […]

January 1, 2021

Do you guys remember Lilly and Tucker’s Engagement Session blog? Well, the day came and they finally got married at the beautiful Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sanger. It was truly a beautiful day where they were surrounded by their family and friends. When I received my wedding invitation in the mail I saw Lilly […]

October 2, 2020

I think most women rejoice when it’s fall, I know I do. We might be basic but we all love a good spooky season (and all things pumpkin spice)! When Sara from First Glantz Photography mentioned wanted to do a styled spooky shoot everyone, I mean EVERYONE was on board. What is so cool about […]

August 4, 2020

How CUTE is Alaina and Anthony’s in-home engagement session? I was so excited when Alaina told me she wanted to do their engagement session in their home. What better place is there to celebrate your love then the home you share your life in? BONUS POINTS, she asked to include her dog, Odie. I am […]

July 4, 2020

Kristina and Randy are literally my DREAM clients. When I met them last Summer I knew I had to shoot their wedding. They are sweet as can be, quirky, adorable, they LOVE Disney (Kristina is basically a real-life Disney Princess), a bit nerdy (like me), and they were getting married in Yosemite. I could not […]

May 15, 2020

One thing I never considered when I started my photography business was the friendships I would make, especially those friendships with OTHER photographers. I mean, they are supposed to be my competition right? How can I be friends with someone who might steal my clients? Here’s the thing, there are enough clients to go around, […]

September 22, 2019

This cute little backyard barn is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and gatherings. Liz, the owner of Scott Family Ranch completely rebuilt this barn with her husband and I think they did an amazing job. It has such a rustic modern feel to it. Jared and Kyli were the models for the shoot. These […]

August 1, 2019

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the California Central Valley has so many beautiful different locations for photography sessions. This beautiful historic wooden bridge in over Dinkey Creek just outside of Shaver Lake is just one of them. The character of the wood bridge and the beautiful trees lining add so […]

July 12, 2019

You guys know that all things Yosemite have my heart. So when Steven and Radhika approached me at the Bridal Collective Bridal Show about their May 2019 Tenaya Lodge Yosemite Wedding I knew I HAD to be the one to photograph their big day. Luckily for me Steven had scoped out all the vendors before coming to the Bridal Show and decided that Dana Rae Photography was who he wanted to capture his big day. And yes, it was his decision, once Radhika knew he wanted an important part in choosing their photographer she let him take over, which I thought was awesome, it’s not often the Groom is the main point of contact.