Chrissy & Ray | Married! | A Tahoe Wedding

I love this couple – getting to be there to watch them become husband and wife was SUCH an honor. Their Round Hill Pines ceremony was absolutely breathtaking!!!

Congratulations, you two!! We wish you all the very best the world has to offer.


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Personal: My Boys | Bay Area Family Photographer

They grow so fast! I do love being a mom. It’s the best job ever, at least most days. (Haha!) These two kids are my life. You’d think being a family photographer that I would have a million and one photos of my kids. I actually do. I have so many photos of them. SO. MANY. PHOTOS. Do you know where they all are? They are on hard drives. Backed up online. My goal is to PRINT them. What good is a photo if you don’t get to see it? That is why I’m changing things up a bit. I want to make sure that my clients don’t just have the files for safe-keeping. I want to make sure y’all are getting your portraits printed so that you have them for future generations to see. I don’t want those pictures getting lost out there in cyberspace. More details will be coming soon – I’m so excited!

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The Loving Family | In Loving Memory

in loving memory of Brenda Loving

I had the immeasurable pleasure of getting to photograph the Loving family last fall, about a week after they had returned from Ethiopia with the two youngest of their four BEAUTIFUL children. They are the kind of family that you remember. I remember that the kids were SO good. They were sweet, funny, adorable, happy kids. Brenda and Jeff were so at ease, so peaceful, gentle, and loving with them. It was obvious that this family was special. It was an hour of my life I’m honored to have gotten to spend with them.

Sadly, unfortunately, heartbreakingly – I recently learned that Brenda passed away on November 9, 2013 after a battle with cancer. A fund has been set up for Jeff and the four kids to help them through this time and through the future as they learn to navigate it without their wife and mom. It’s obvious, by the outpouring of support, that I’m not the only one touched by Brenda’s presence here on earth.

From the GoFundMe site:

“Jeff Loving, more commonly known as “Mr. Loving” is a mentor in our community, as he is a teacher, coach, and friend to many. He and his lovely wife, Brenda, adopted 4 beautiful children from Ethiopia, Linnea, Luke, Lailie, and Landon. Unfortunately once Jeff and Brenda’s family was complete, Brenda’s cancer that was in remission resurfaced once again. While she put up a brave fight, this time the disease took her life on November 9, 2013.

Faced with raising a family of four on his own, now is the time for the community to give back to a man who has given so much.”

Here is the link to donate, should you be as touched by this family as I was:

And here is the link to the Facebook memorial page, In Loving Memory:

Loving Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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