Cristina and Roger | Mountain Engagement Session | Shaver Lake, CA

When Cristina got in touch with me, I was super stoked. I photographed her brother's wedding a few years ago, and a few other relatives and friends in between and excited to get back to Chowchilla and see everyone again. In the spirit of beating the heat, we headed up towards Shaver Lake to a little grove of Giant Sequoias followed by some time in the meadows along the road. Even though it was late summer down in the valley, it was cool and spring like in the mountains. To top it all off, the light was absolutely magical due to a forest fire many miles away. Of course a fire is a tragic event, but it also creates rare

Hilary and Kevin | Yosemite Engagement Session | Yosemite National Park

I will never grow tired of living just down the hill from the amazing Yosemite National Park. Somehow I hit the jackpot when my parents decided to pack us all up and move from Oklahoma to Fresno when I was only 7 years old. Yosemite in the winter, or the off-est of off-seasons is another level of magical. For Hilary and Kevin's session we bailed on all the Super Bowl festivities and headed to the park and were greeted by a beautifully empty valley. We had full run of anywhere we wanted to go, and took full advantage. FEATURED ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Andrea and Jason | Foothill Engagement Session | Fresno, CA

The landscape just outside of Fresno is one of the most beautiful terrains I've seen anywhere. The beautiful rolling hills, majestic oak trees, lush grasses, and craggy granite outcroppings. It's a gorgeous location for an engagement session with such a great variety of form, color and texture. Andrea just got married a couple weeks ago, and their wedding post is coming very soon, but I though it was time I showed a handful of my favorites from their session.

Vicki and Evan | Glacier Point Engagement Session | Yosemite National Park

This is an early morning engagement session from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Pretty much the only way to shoot a session in the summer is to get their early and on a Monday. It's a truly magical location and Vicki and Even were super relaxed and ready to have fun. After shooting for a while at Glacier Point, we headed down to Yosemite Valley to finish the session in the forest and meadows found all over the valley floor.

Jordan and Nick | Ranch Engagement Session | Los Banos, CA

I travel a lot around the country and invariably meet new people who ask where I’m from. When I tell them California, their eyes glaze over and I can see the images of oceans and beaches, and mountains and trees that flash across their minds. I stop them and try to explain, that no, where I’m from is actually more like Texas than whatever they’re imagining right now but they never seem to quite believe me. California’s a big state, and in the middle of it is the biggest bit of farmland around and this post is for all those people that think it’s all beaches, tans, trees, and tech. I’ve photographed several weddings in Nick’s family, with a couple more coming up

Melissa and Greg | Urban Engagement Session | Fresno, CA

I'm really excited about Greg and Melissa's wedding coming up on Saturday. They're going to have a ceremony on Beetle Rock in Sequoia National Park - my first time photographing a wedding in that amazing park! After countless weddings in Yosemite, it's going to be great to experience a new one. And to top all of that off, these two are ridiculously fun to hang with. All smiles and good times. Enjoy.