• Welcome to my little corner of the photography world! I am a Natural Light, Lifestyle photographer in beautiful Okinawa Japan. I specialize in black & white photography while having a love affair with bold color. It is my hope that my style of story telling will preserve your memories in an artistic way that you will cherish for a lifetime. Life is Sweet- Capture it

Summer is Almost Over

Summer is almost over… and it’s a shame I am JUST now blogging this session. I would say that May/June is probably my favorite time to shoot in the summer. Here in Sacramento it is pretty warm, things aren’t too dead and the sunsets nice and late for us to get some really great sessions completed during the week days.

This session was a blast. I love the challenge of walking into a session with a brand new family! It is nice to meet and exceed their expectations and give them images they just can’t live without.  We had a great time together and I really enjoyed their kiddos. I am looking forward to capturing them again in the future!

 

Lifestyle Cake Smash

This little guy has two other siblings and we’ve used this space on the wall for each of their cake smashes… but this time I had another idea as well. The first spot wasn’t going as smoothly as planned and he sure got a second wind when the sugar hit his system :). He was hammin’ it up on the table. Before all of this we actually went outside and got a few images for “Mothers Day”… just my friend and her kids. Such sweet moments, on their lovely property. I couldn’t help myself to get some memories around the house too. I just love how it all come together and how organic this whole shoot was, this is why I like Lifestyle Photography so much!

 

K & L Engagement | Sacramento Photographer

Oh this couple was a dream to work with. I am SO looking forward to their wedding. I bet they will be even more in love and giddy then! We went to a little jewel of a spot in Davis and it was fun to shoot something new. I haven’t been to this spot in years, it fit their needs and wants perfectly… and look at the gorgeous sun we got at the end!?!? Love It.

Rethink the ‘Cake Smash’ | Sacramento Photographer

So when MY daughter turned one I knew for sure I wanted to do cake smash. However having a Jan birthday, it does make it hard to plan a cute park cake smash session. I thought I’d try a more real life cake smash session with her… I am so glad I did. The morning of her birthday she had special birthday waffles which are a birthday staple here. On her actual birthday celebration with our little family I set up the special area to have her real life cake smash. For me these hold more meaning since they were taken in our home and have an actual memory tied to them. I can do the same for you and your family. Yes pretty pictures are nice but the goal with lifestyle photography is to spark an actual real life memory… one that matters.

For these I did take down part of my canvas wall collage in the dining room to have a less distracting background. I hunted the for the perfect birthday touches. Glitter banner is from Hobby Lobby. Cute tiny girl hat is from Target… but awhile ago… I saw them at old navy too.  Cute “One” topper was from Amazon. Her dress is something from H&M awhile ago. Birthday Plate was from the dollar section at Target (they still carry them time to time). Can’t forget the best high chair ever- IKEA… I love this thing. So simple and perfect for something like this. Showcases the baby not a distracting high chair.

We let the big brothers join in at the end. They were rather disappointed they haven’t gotten to smash cake on each of their birthdays and felt rather left out… Of course they did have their own one year old cake smash but who remembers that?!?!… So sister let them all have a little cake. We all laughed the hardest when she took cake right out of her brothers hand and shoved it in her mouth. This was just the best cake smash ever!… in my opinion