This fun, laid back couple is going to be welcoming a baby boy into their family in the near future. Nikki wanted a maternity shoot that was simple. Just her & Anthony in their cute flat that was built almost 100 years ago. I could not love this intimate and casual maternity shoot any more. Oh and, can we talk about how Nikki clearly is missing out on some serious cash as a maternity model? No one should look that good 7 months pregnant.

Congratulations, to the both of you! Lots of blessings as on your growing family :) .

Stop it. 

Love.

Ice cream, a girls best friend. 

“It’s folders in your cup” (that song….in my head….every time I see this)

That is one beautiful Mama.

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Change is hard. As I pulled into the driveway I could feel it washing over me. Nostalgia, memories, tears.  Their home is beautiful- it always has been. I remember going there as a teenager and staying with Tasha in the guest house she lived in on their 10 acres. We could come and go as we pleased. It was early independence. Her bathroom walls were saturated in her poetry that she had painted on them. It is hard to describe Tasha and do her justice. She is gentle, quirky, interesting, creative and beautiful in every way. I was hooked, from the moment I met her in High School to so many nights in our dorm room that we shared in college. From our college days of crushes, to boyfriends, fiances, husbands and babies-this house has seen it all.

But life marches on. We are no longer in college….Tasha and her brothers have lives that have naturally taken them away from here. The children that used to scamper throughout the home and acres of land are now grown and moved out. So her parents did what many empty nesters do and put their beautiful home on the market. Tasha flew in from DC to  help pack and the boys drove in from their own homes to say goodbye to an era and their childhood home. It was an emotional time with laughter and tears (from myself included). All in all, I could not have been more honored to have been tasked with such a special shoot.

Love.

By far the most beautiful driveways ever.

Reminiscing of the days when the field was filled with cows.

Letting go is hard.

The side yard where they played with their dogs.

Their childhood swing set, now rusty and worn from love and years. 

The courtyard that they played in as children. 

Favorite past time. 

Laughing about co-sleeping times as children. 

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Some people need to warm up in front of the lens, others are naturals. Logan is the latter. I had so much fun roaming the alleys of Old Sacramento with this kid. He is a fun-loving, adventurous, funny, confident young man. Needless to say we had a blast.

How you doing? 

Such a boring kid. 

This guy has charm.

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Like most women when Sheena got pregnant she gained weight. We all do it when pregnant. But when the baby was out, she got down to business and she lost weight…a-LOT of weight. She drank Pure Trim, worked out and lost 115 lbs. Amazing. You can read more about her story HERE. Many women lose weight, but most do it privately. Sheena wanted her story to encourage others so she has been very open about her journey. This extended to her surgery to remove the excess tummy skin from loosing all that weight. She blogged her story with Real Self (www.realself.com), a website that documents individuals stories and reviews of different cosmetic procedures. Real Self referred to her as a “Power User” because of how open she was about her tummy tuck. They loved her so much that they wanted to use her as a cover for the home page of their website. These are real images of a real person who had a real surgery for the real self website.  Why hire a model when you have the power of REAL.

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I was blown away by the support and love that the Frick and Beiler family showed these sweet twin boys. Family flew and drove from all across the states to come be a part of their baptism. These two little cutie-pies were such champs throughout the ceremony. From start to finish, it was perfect in every way.

Pews full of nothing but family and friends.

A glance exchanged between sisters.

Little Cutie-Pies.

Somebody was really sleepy. 

Perfection.

His brother’s turn.

That is a lot of love.

Sweet little family.

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