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Okay, really this is my favorite of the year so far.  So many reasons why, and I have some time right now to share!

To begin, I love where we live, we are so lucky to have such beauty all around us all the time.  Now, that I have said this…I do want to mention that I am going to begin going to the City Council Meetings starting ASAP.  I would like to protect what we have here, lately the creeper status has been off the charts!  I feel like it is time for the residents of Redding, CA and surrounding areas to get involved.

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Oh my goodness, this field is beyond perfection.  Seriously, we walked back there and there were like 30 to 40 black butterflies just enjoying the sweet pollen of the star thistle plants.  I would say this meadow is my all time favorite now.  However, I think it was just a good year for it with all the rain we had!  I will have to go back next year around that time to see!!!!  You should of seen the kids enjoy the butterflies!  It was actually magical!

Thank you so much you guys for letting me take your portraits!  This was a special shoot since Krystal is a mother of two and happens to work for the company Dignity Health.  I have been fortunate enough to be allowed to work on a few of Dignity’s campaigns!  Including this one, their Mothers of Dignity Campaign for Mothers Day.  I haven’t shared much of this yet, just because I have been busy and not blogging!

With the Mothers Day Campaign image taken with Krystal and her two lovely children, we decided to take a few others for fun on our own, and that is what I am sharing below.  How could I not resist taking a few pictures with a gorgeous family in a magical butterfly filled meadow…just can’t!  It was so fun, thanks again West Family!

Also, a little update… currently I have a billboard up on East Cypress near the old Raley’s for Dignity Health’s Ortho department!  Both sides and it is huge!  Really, I should go take a picture of it, since it is a big deal for me…first billboard!  You can watch my little video over on IG if you want HERE to see it!

Anyhow, I am so extremely grateful for the amazing people in the marketing department over at Dignity who gave me a chance, and you guys know who you are! (Amy and Monique)  Really, this is getting me closer to my end goals with photography.  Not that I want to give up the portraits that I do weekly, which I do love.  Commercial and eventually fashion photography is where I would like to be in the future after my littles have left the nest!  So, thank you ladies and Dignity Health for helping another mother get to fulfill her dreams.  To see the image Dignity Health chose, please scroll to the bottom of this post!

Human Kindness. 🙂

xoxo,

Jamie

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Such a gorgeous family, and the color coordination for their outfits were spot on!  Nice work Michelle!  Thank you Jim and Michelle for allowing me to take your family portraits near the Turtle Bay Arboretum in Redding, CA.  We were the very last people to get to play in the tall grasses before the McConnel Foundation mowed it down for the summer.  Loved all your images!  Here are the ones you selected to hang on your walls at home.

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Thank you so very much Reesha for making the trip from Junction City to allow me to take your maternity portraits in our gorgeous forest located in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area of California.  Also, loved the stunning wreath you purchased from Anderson Florist, a suggestion I made in another blog post some time back.  Have to say, these little touches do make all the difference in the world for your images.  The burgundy dress is one of mine that I bring for my maternity sessions, and it looked so beautiful on you, the wreath matched so perfectly.  However, I was in LOVE with your Free People white lace dress you purchased just for this shoot.  Free People happens to be one of my very favorite brands ever.  Your geometric tattoos also added such a great vibe to your images, so happy you were my subject for the evening!

We decided to do the forest, lake, and then a meadow with Reesha, her man Matthew and handsome son, Phoenix.  We stumbled upon a brand new meadow for me that had such a magical little clearing, perfect for the remainder of our shoot together.  Phoenix is such a loved little boy, it was so apparent as I took your pictures.  Those little in-between moments were the ones I liked the most.  Matthew, the love you show for you family really was so sweet to capture, they are so lucky.

Congratulations on your newest addition to soon be here!  I hope that your labor is calm and peaceful with your doula.

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What a good looking family…wow!  Thank you guys for tracking through the creek, the weeds, and all the fun conversation.  Great job Amanda on styling for your family portrait shoot, loved the tones you picked.  I am so excited the sun is going to be present this week, I miss these gorgeous days!  Even though, it was a super cold day during our shoot! Again, thank you so much for choosing me!

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xoxo,

Jamie

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Oh my goodness, Courtney and Ryan…you guys have the best little family ever!  Love how free you guys are and willing to always try something new.  We started this years family portraits off waiting for not one boat, but two boats to show up to the Sacramento River.  We were hanging out over behind the rodeo grounds and decided to take a few portraits for fun.  Parker and Colton, you guys always are so awesome…not to mention..super cool, thank you!

You ask why two boats?  Well, Ryan and Courtney thought it would be cool to have their family on a boat and then Ryan’s brother, Chris row behind so I could capture them just doing something they love to share together.  Have to say, I am crazy afraid of big bodies of water…lol, but felt incredibly safe with Chris and Ryan.  Listening to them talk to each other as we drifted down the river was interesting.  They had their own ‘Boatman’s Language’ and I could tell they have spent some serious time together enjoying the gorgeous Sacramento River.  I did feel a little bad, the guys kept having to row to get the sun behind them, but I am guessing they did enjoy it too!

We also were able to find a little island to get out and do a little walk about.  It was really cool, and had an amazing view point of the Sundial Bridge.  However, there was a lot, I mean A LOT of goose gifts…so we had to be careful!

One of the last shots was of a big flock of birds hanging out and then flying away, and I was lucky enough to get that shot and then Colton’s expression…so cute.

Thank you again!

xoxo,

Jamie

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Ben, Natalie and your crew of kiddos thanks for letting me take your family pictures!  Yes, very late with this blog post…sorry, playing catch up!  You guys were awesome and so good!  I think we did this whole session in like 45 mins because you guys are such rock stars!

Talk to you guys soon!

xoxo,

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Perhaps the cutest little family I have ever met!  Rich, Kari, and Grady…I so enjoyed our photography session together!  You all were beyond nice and there is so much love between the three of you!  Grady…holy cow cute!  Outfits were perfectly color coordinated, even the background was perfect!

Thank you again for letting me take your family portraits!

xoxo,

Jamie

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Uh…stunning!  Tony…immediately I felt like you had a James Bond look going…super nice!  Laura, as always…you are beyond beautiful and your man is lucky to have such a sweet and GORGEOUS wife.  Your girls, so beautiful…your entire family.  Loved the styling for this shoot and hair/makeup was spot on.  Thank you guys for allowing me to take your family portraits again, I always have so much fun…even with a cold! Ha!

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One of my all time fave families!  Thank you guys so much for letting me come out to your gorgeous property for this years family portraits.  Such personality here, and love between all of you.  Loved this year how you included your Mom, Jennifer!  So special!  I so see her happy smile in you!  As always, keep on being awesome!

xoxo,

Jamie
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