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Children are out of school, temps are heating up, and June 20th has arrived (and past)… Welcome to summer! I’ve always loved this season as it brings back wonderful memories of barbeque’s, pool parties, and of course, time spent with the family. To kick off the summer season, I thought we’d share some of our favorite family photography sessions here in Sacramento.

Sacramento is a great city to capture those summer traditions (and photos) that we love! Is there anything sweeter than a gorgeous family in the park? Look at those smiling faces!
We can’t help but fall in love with shots of children playing outside. Doesn’t this make you wish you were with them?

And of course Sacramento is fun for love in the summer, this couple makes us smile every time…and plan our next date night!

We’d love to hear from you, what are your favorite summer memories? Any favorite summer snapshots?

Megan and Bobby are both in real estate in the Sacramento area and just like those is the business say it’s all about location, location, location.  They chose McKinley Park for their session because they live nearby and enjoy running through it throughout the year.  They also wanted some photos in their first home’s backyard with their pup.  You’ll see those later.

Megan was a little nervous about being photographed – I don’t blame her, having a camera in your face isn’t the most comfortable thing ever.  Even with the nerves, they did such a great job and we got a lot of great images.  This couple is extremely laid back but they enjoy spending time with friends and staying active.  I always enjoy an engagement session opportunity because it allows me to get to know my clients and gives me a peek into their personalities and their lives.  I am so excited for their Lake Tahoe wedding this October and to see all the special details I know they’re putting together for family and friends!

Oh, and Megan… nerves??  No way, you rocked it – you’re gorgeous!

Bobby, you’ve got it goin’ on too…

This is B, he’s very selective on who he gives attention to and is full of spunk and energy.  This was caught in the microsecond he was laying still!

Megan grows her own herbs in her backyard and I thought it was a perfect spot for a photo of her amazing ring…

  • Wendy - Awwwe! Such a cute couple!! Great shots! I love your style, Heather!!


Megan and Jamie are pretty awesome.  They are totally in love, have a ton of fun together, have a beautiful Weimaraner named Flower, and are easy as pie to photograph.  I just love it when couples can be themselves and enjoy the moment at all times.

Home is where the heart is for these two.  We began our session at their first home together.  This was a grassy little area right outside the little house they rented.  We had a great brick wall nearby and had to use it as a backdrop.  The photo above is one of my favorites from their session.  I love the genuine moment enjoyed by all – check out Flower’s expression!

Aww… she truly is adorable!  Flower is a big part of this little family and was an important subject in our photos.

Such an adorable family…

And now a few with just Megan and Jamie…

Our next important location was Bonn Lair, a local Sacramento pub where Megan and Jamie had their first date…

We each had an Alagash White – it was an excellent and refreshing beverage on a hot day!

Our third location was their new home together.  They have a lovely backyard with lemon trees and lots of grass for Flower frolick on…

Who knew a shed could make such a great prop…

Thanks for having me you guys – I had a great time getting to know you!  See you again in September!

The overcast day above could not cloud the love of this couple on their wedding day.  They vowed their lives to one another in church with a beautiful wall of stained glass – the same church where they first met while attending preschool some twenty years ago.  Daniel had a sweet smile on his face as LeeAnn’s father gave her hand to his.  LeeAnn chose a pink theme that was carried out from the light hues of the flowers to the bold and bright shades during the reception. Guests and the bridal party danced all evening to the jams of a family friend.  Please enjoy the lovely moments of LeeAnn and Daniel’s beautiful spring wedding day!

Venue: Arden Hills Country Club
Dress: House of Fashion
Flowers: Beautiful by Nature
Candy bar & cupcakes: Michele’s Confectionary Design

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