Pressfield Family | Ancil Hoffman Park | Sacramento Family Photographer

Happy New Year, y'all!

I can't wait to share more sweet family sessions with you that I had the honor of taking this past Holiday season but for now I will start with one of my favorite families - the Pressfield's! After many failed attempts to get this session done prior to the Holidays and failing (face rashes, rain, schedules not lining up, etc.) we finally got to do this session last week and I think the stars perfectly aligned for us with this beautiful location and weather! This family is extended family to my Husband and I and I love them so much. Their hearts are so big and I love watching their bond and love grow as a family. I can't wait to photograph them for many more years to come! 

xoxo Nicole

Matt + Chelsey | Old Sacramento Engagement Photographer

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's been a busy couple of weeks over here as I have had two weddings (can't wait to share more!) and this sweet engagement session. I've known Matt (aka CHEEEEWWWW) for TEN years and his family is basically my family so when his sweet fiancée emailed me about photographing their wedding (before they had even found a venue) just a couple weeks after their proposal I was so excited! Chelsey has such a sweet soul and brings out such a soft side in Matt that is endearing to witness. Chelsey had the idea of doing a themed engagement session to make it a little bit more lighthearted and easy to be in front of the camera and after seeing the final results I am absolutely in love.

Chelsey & Matt - thank you for choosing me to capture this incredible season in your lives. I am counting down the days until your Bodega Bay wedding!

xoxo

Nicole

John + Jenessa | Sacramento Gibson Ranch Engagement

Happy Saturday! I hope you are drinking a nice iced beverage as you are reading this because here in Sacramento it's still 90°+ outside and I am DYING of sticky skin and weird tan lines. Today basically feels the exact same as a couple weeks back when we took these sweet engagement photos! John & Jenessa braved the heat, took some sips of liquid courage out of coffee cups (my kind of people, you guys!), and goofed around in front of the camera. It was perfect!

John & Jenessa, thank you guys for letting me capture this season of your life and for being so fun & carefree! I am counting down the days until your beautiful October wedding!

xoxo

Nicole

The Key Family | Sacramento Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Hi guys! I have to confess something... this summer has been absolutely nuts! I have gotten so behind on blogging and keeping up with social media as a whole and I need to apologize to everyone. I have totally felt the weight of trying to balance working a day job (resulting in about 24-32 hours a week) and my own photography business. I wouldn't trade any minute of my days for anything else, but the result of my busy-ness has been to let go of some fun things like blogging and posting Instagram photos everyday. Case in point? Just now I went to go prep a blog post for a recent wedding and when I logged in to my blog I discovered this draft from June 3rd.... YIKES! Here's to hoping the 'better late than never' attitude resonates with you!

With all this being said, here are some photos from the sweetest lifestyle newborn session ever. This session just gave me another reason why I love my job so much - clients turned into friends. After leaving this session my Husband (aka my assistant & better half) and I both knew we wanted to spend more time with the Key family and guess what? We made it happen! We've gotten to have dinner together and learn more about each other & now this family is gearing up to go on an adventure of a lifetime, RVing all over the USA, and we are so excited for them!

Amanda & Tim, thank you for letting us into your world and for trusting us to photograph your precious babe in his first weeks of life. We look forward to more hang-outs in the future!

xoxo,

Nicole

Natalie + Will | Sacramento Lifestyle Photographer | Gibson Ranch County Park

Happy Friday!

I am so excited to be sharing this sweet session with you all mostly because that means I am finally catching up on work ;) but also because I love these two and I love photographing them. This is the third time I have photographed Natalie and the second time I have photographed Natalie & Will together. One reason I love photographing them is because their love is so evident which makes it so easily to capture and also so fun to capture! 

Natalie & Will - thank you so much for trusting and believing in me, for laughing at me while I hyperventilate behind the lens because the light is so beautiful, and for making sessions so much fun! 

I also need to give a shout-out to all the support and words of affirmation for my work Natalie has given me since I started photographing them a year and a half ago. You guys are dream clients and I want to clone you! Thank you for choosing me again and again and I can't wait to photograph the next big or small moment in your life! 

xoxo

Nicole