Fall Mini-Sessions | Bywater Hollow Lavender Farm

After my October mini-session schedule filled up, I had two more families request mini-sessions. I’d been wanting to try out Bywater Hollow Lavender Farm in Lincoln for some time, so I scheduled an afternoon of mini-sessions there in November.

I photographed four families in all; I’d taken photos of two of the families before, and two were in front of my lens for the first time.

As it turns out, I met ALL of these families through Mountain Moms, a wonderful group of parents and kids in the Sierra Foothills. I’m super grateful for the friendships I’ve formed through Mountain Moms, and for the clients I’ve gotten to photograph.

I look forward to photographing more families at Bywater Hollow Lavender Farm soon!

The W Family

The W Family

The K Family

The K Family

The B Family

The B Family

The S Family

The S Family

Fall Mini-Sessions | Vina Castellano

In the fall, I hosted TWO days of mini-sessions! In October, I photographed five families at Vina Castellano Vineyards, a beautiful Sierra Foothills winery located in Auburn. I’d taken photographs of two of the families before — I’m so grateful for returning clients — and the other three were new-to-me families.

The grounds were really pretty with a lot of variety: vineyards, golden grass, rock outcroppings, green grass, a pond, and more.

In fact, all five of the photos below were taken in different areas of the 8-acre property.

And the lighting that afternoon and evening? Oh my, it was SO beautiful!

I hope to shoot at Vina Castellano Vineyards again!

The E Family

The E Family

The J Family

The J Family

The K Family

The K Family

The O Boys

The O Boys

The P Family

The P Family

The Killinger Brothers

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These brothers were so much fun to photograph!

Both boys were so cooperative and loving -- tickling and hugging one another for the sibling shots.

During the session, we walked down toward the river, and the boys discovered a large puddle outlined in rocks that formed a heart. (Valentine's Day was just a few days before.) The puddle was a bit deeper than we realized, and the younger boy accidentally fell face first in the puddle. His shirt was drenched, but luckily, it was light in color, so you couldn't really tell. Plus, I had already gotten lots of great photos by that time.

The boys' mom wanted photos of them, so she could print and frame the images and surprise their dad (her hubby) for his birthday -- and to celebrate his new job.

Unfortunately, they couldn't keep it a secret from him, but he loves them nevertheless!

Want to surprise someone in your life with beautiful images? Photos make great gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day! Contact me now to schedule a session!