SWEET OLIVIA // I don’t know if you remember about 8 months back, Baby Olivia? Well, this is her! She might be the sweetest little thing ever. Her smile was contagious, and those big beautiful eyes…. The way she … Continue reading
BABY AVA // This is my beautiful baby cousin, Ava ❤ This was my first time meeting her, and I don’t think it could have gone any better! Her big brother Jace was such an awesome helper! He even did … Continue reading
A PRINCESS HAS ARRIVED //
Do you remember a couple posts back… The Militano Family?
Well here is their little princess, Francesca Brooke!!
She is such a sweet, calm, beautiful baby!
I love the baby smile I caught and the adorable minnie mouse headband! My favorite part, might just be the love these parents have for her and for each other.
This session took place in the family home. Frankie was at ease and loved to be dressed up in pearls and tutus :]
It was the earlier morning hours and it was a gorgeous sunny day!
I hope you enjoy a few images from her session ❤
WAITING FOR SOLEIL //
The Mitchell family is expecting baby girl #2, Soleil, very soon!! Soon to be big sister, Luna, couldn’t be more excited! This was such a gorgeous session. The sunset colors in the background was breathtaking and the temperature was warm enough to do some amazing, mermaid-like poses.
This session took place in Lake of the Pines, in Auburn CA right before the sun set. I hope you enjoy a few images from their session! Keep an eye out for the soon to come newborn session :]
Right before the holidays I had the pleasure of meeting beautiful baby girl, Olivia! She was barely a week old and slept through almost the entire session.
This was a dream session! It took place outside in Auburn, CA in the early afternoon hours. It was a little chilly, but Olivia was bundled up until it was time to snap the picture J
I hope you enjoy a few images from Olivia’s all natural light session!
Mike and I had the pleasure of photographing high school sweethearts, Heather & Mikes beautiful country inspired wedding in Sacramento, CA.
Their wedding took place at Crawford’s Barn towards the end of September.
The morning started off crisp and cool, the bride was worried about a down pour, but all of her supporting bridesmaids kept telling her it brought good luck on her wedding day!
There were few sprinkles leading up to the ceremony, but the second they said “I do!” the sun began shining! Perfect timing for us to capture family and posed pictures outside.
Let me tell you, not only was the venue gorgeous (and absolutely perfect for a country theme, hence it was literally inside a huge barn), but the decorations were perfect!
The bridesmaids and groomsmen were so easy going and all the guests made us feel so welcome!
Every detail of this wedding was planned by the bride and groom themselves, it was a day filled with laughter and love. The bride was truly glowing, you could feel the love between Mike & Heather throughout the entire day and night.
(For their wedding, Mike was able to capture some video footage. I will attach the link below!)
Congratulations Heather & Mike!!
Wedding video link: http://youtu.be/oU5tJ5sk-dA
When I first met with Tish & John I could totally sense the love and compassion these two had for each other. The smiles were endless and the laid back personalities were so enjoyable! The way they were talking about their wedding and venue just sounded like an absolute fairy tale.
Tish and John planned a beautiful ranch style wedding at their own horse ranch in Auburn, CA. They expressed that they were more interested in the candid shots as opposed to the planned and posed pictures. When we arrived around 3 in the afternoon, they started with a brunch for their closest friends and family members. It was a catered personal brunch with tons of delicious home-style food.
Following the brunch was the ceremony. Tish made an entrance down the grand staircase and over to her handsome groom, all while having roughly 200 guests there to witness and support.
Don’t let the guest count fool you… This was one of the most intimate and personal weddings I have attended. The love for each other and everyone there was truly endless. I hope you enjoy some of the images from this beautiful ranch style wedding. (This was Bella Rosa’s first time making a video… It turned out beautiful. Videography is soon to come.)
Video link is : http://youtu.be/IwHm-Dd1eHo
I was so thrilled when Shayna, a childhood friend, contacted me to do her bridal boudoir session for her soon to be husband! I was even more excited when she said she was bringing her wedding dress!
She arrived with full hair and makeup complete. She had a huge bag full of shoes and gorgeous pieces of lingerie in one hand; and her dress in the other. We hardly wasted any time before we began.
Shayna was so comfortable in front of the camera. Her poses flew naturally and I knew immediately she was rockin it! We did several poses in a handful of different outfits, one of which was a San Francisco 49ers Kaepernick jersey (her hubby’s favorite).
Then it was time to put on the dress…. I have never seen more sparkles on a wedding dress in my life! She put on the gorgeous Disney Princess style dress and she was glowing! She reminded me of Marilyn Monroe in quite a few of the shots we got… Just a simple classic beauty!
This might be my favorite boudoir session thus far! Does she not remind you of a Victorias Secret model?
Trying to pick a date for November Boudoir Marathon! Perfect time to get your images done and printed onto a book, calendar, etc. in time for the holidays :]
This session took place in Colfax, CA in the early afternoon. All natural light.
I recently held a contest on Instagram (@BellaRosaPhotography) for all of my followers; Jessica and John were the lucky winners!! The timing could not have been any more perfect. John is part of the United States Marine Corps and was scheduled to come home for two weeks right as the contest was ending!
This session was absolutely beautiful, you could feel the love between them. The poses just flew so naturally, from one to another. I was so thrilled to photograph a man in uniform, this was a first for me! I LOVED it! For the remainder of August, I will be giving 20% off print packages for all US military members and veterans, thank you for all that you do for this country!
This photo shoot took place in Auburn, CA in the early morning hours.
“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”