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Welcome Baby Mackenzie! Fresh 48

May 01, 2018 - Bringing new life into the world is the most important thing a mother can do. After waiting 9 long months meeting your b...
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AHH!! THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!!

May 01, 2018 - BEWARE THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!! Everyone loves a good zombie right? Well these kiddos will make you think otherwise! Ch...
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Dreams Really Do Come True, Unicorn Minis!

May 01, 2018 - Growing up every child is told stories of Princes and Princesses, launching their imaginations into a fantasy land. Why...
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Beware the Zombies! Meet My 2017 Zombie Hoard!

March 22, 2018 - "Before scientists were able to find the cure for the zombie virus, we documented their condition before they were cured...
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The Garner Family Gets Beached!

January 26, 2018 - Fellow photographer, Alyx, honored me with the opportunity to photograph their beautiful family at a beach near Pacifica...
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Wanna Be A Zombie??

December 13, 2017 - I have finally listed out of season zombie session pricing and a zombie portfolio on my page, check it out! CLICK HER...
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Family Mini Sessions November 2017 - Reserve Your Spot Now!

August 01, 2017 - *** ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED, THANK YOU! *** Spots are limited and the retainer fee to hold your spot is non-refundab...
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You asked for it and it's back! Zombie Mini Sessions Are Here!

July 02, 2017 - ** ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN BOOKED, THANK YOU! ** If you missed your opportunity to become one of the undead please send me...
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Kendall's First Birthday Session!

April 16, 2017 - Happy first birthday Kendall, you little doll, you! <3 {We took mommy's maternity photos in the same spot that we did K...
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Meet The Tilletts

March 27, 2017 - You guys hear me say this every spring, but seriously I LOVE shooting at Knights Ferry! Here's some beautiful images of...
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Fall Portraits With The Underwoods <3

December 15, 2016 - Gorgeous light, wonderful smiles, and beautiful hearts - these shots just beam happiness! Enjoy!...
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Newton Family Fall Session

November 30, 2016 - Please enjoy a little mix of fall & Giants gear with a family near and dear to my heart, the Newtons! If only mother na...
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Zombies, Zombies EVERYWHERE! ** Enter If You Dare! **

October 23, 2016 - Here's some of my favorites from my zombie mini sessions! Warning, there's A LOT!!!! Make-up By Mackena Dean <3 No t...
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** Come Join My Zombie Hoard! **

July 31, 2016 - Oh yes my friends, it's almost that time of year again! Pumpkin lattes, haunted houses, and creatures of the night! Hall...
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Jaqueline Turned 1! All Cuteness & A Cake Smash!

July 14, 2016 - Happy birthday to little Jaqueline! Sorry I am just getting around to sharing these, but here are a few of my favorites...
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Sophia's Turning 2 Beach Side!

May 30, 2016 - This adorable little brunette LOVES the beach so it was the perfect spot for her 2 year old birthday session! Luckily th...
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Gavin's Big First Birthday!

April 28, 2016 - Lucky for me - Gavin's family was heading into my area to celebrate his birthday so *I* got the chance to photograph him...
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Kaiya Turns 3!

March 15, 2016 - Kaiya's mommy came to me wanting to do something special for her birthday photos and after brainstorming a bit it came t...
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Unicorn Session With Brendyn & June

March 10, 2016 - I love being able to bring fantasies to life! Enjoy...
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Autumn Family Sessions & Some Creative Christmas Images <3

December 16, 2015 - I had a lovely time photographing these two families, I <3 them both! One was a mini session for a fellow photographer (...
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Favorites From My Christmas Minis

December 10, 2015 - A big thank you to the beautiful families that came out and took advantage of my first ever Christmas mini sessions! Sor...
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The Crazy & Fun Maganas!

December 07, 2015 - Party of 9 anyone?? Yes, I am even counting the dog! Every day is a busy and fun filled day for the Maganas, these image...
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Playing With Darkness

November 02, 2015 - For Halloween I just wanted to have fun and create some images that push my creativity and computer work to another leve...
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The Strength of Family

October 24, 2015 - My long time friends, Danielle and Rick, are absolutely wonderful people. Scarlett & Zoe, their girls, are two beautiful...
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**RATED R** BRAINS!!! Zombie Kids From My Scary Halloween Mini Sessions!

September 29, 2015 - ** WARNING, THESE IMAGES MAY BE CONSIDERED GRAPHIC BY SOME - PROCEED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION! ** Being a long time Hal...
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Happy Birthday 3 Adorable Boys Turning ONE!

September 04, 2015 - Happy Birthday to 3 identically adorable little boys turning one! I've known their mommy and daddy well before their ent...
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What A Beautiful Trio!

August 07, 2015 - Sisterly love doesn't run short in this trio! Meet Jayda, Madi, & Scarlett!! These beautiful girls rocked their session...
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Photos That I Didn't Get To Share...

August 01, 2015 - Here's some photos that I didn't get to share previously. Playing At Main St. Girlz Salon (Merced, CA) T...
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Meet Ava & Sergio!

July 25, 2015 - It was fantastic getting to photograph little Ava again after 4 years and meeting her brother! Ava is turning 5 and litt...
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