Laura Jean: Blog http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog en-us (C) Laura Jean (Laura Jean) Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:45:00 GMT Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:45:00 GMT http://photographybylaurajean.com/img/s/v-5/u1046775165-o884108808-50.jpg Laura Jean: Blog http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog 120 86 Danielle Maternity Session - Redding, Ca http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/danielle-maternity-session---redding-ca This mommy to be was super adventurous which I always love.

We chose the Cambden house location since it offers a great variety of backdrops including a nice rustic barn, a creek and some nice fall colors.

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Anthony is due in the fall so we started with this which I thought was an adorable idea.  Danielle had the pumpkins all written on before we got there and we actually left them for another family that might make use of them:

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It was difficult to choose, but here are some of my favorite images from the day:

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(Laura Jean) baby maternity mommy to be photographer photography pregnancy session http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/danielle-maternity-session---redding-ca Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Jacob - High School Senior Portraits http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/jacob---high-school-senior-portraits I know it is cliche' to say but oh my gosh where does the time go!?   

As I was processing these images I felt a bit nostalgic.  Jacob has always been well spoken, respectful, polite and quick-witted for as long as I've known him (about a decade now) .  When I met him he stood about waist high and now he towers over me.  Almost 18 now, his voice is deep and his demeanor is that of a grown man....  I don't even know when it all changed... it was like I blinked and poof Jacob is a High school senior and preparing to enlist in the United States Airforce. 

I'm proud to know him and his family and I am privileged to have been chosen to capture his handsome face before he graduates.

Here are some of my favorites from his session...

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(Laura Jean) anderson california high outdoor photographs portraits school senior session http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/jacob---high-school-senior-portraits Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:30:18 GMT
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We met at McConnell Foundation hoping to find some fall colors.

There were plenty of colorful trees... in yards of neighboring houses and in the center divide - not in the park.

We did manage to find one tree with some color... kinda:

What a great group...

These two started it all... 

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Isn't she just beautiful?

 

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I just adored "Mom"  She was full of laughter:

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Here are some of my favorite of the group photos...

 

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Love these images of the kids:

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I have to share this image because we were all laughing.... brother-in-laws:

 

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There are plenty more great images they will be able to choose from and I'm so glad I was able to capture so may great moments for them...

 

 

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(Laura Jean) california fall families family fun generations group mcconnell multiple photography photos redding session http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/titus-family-photos Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:18:37 GMT
Baby Shower for Jocelyn http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/baby-shower-for-jocelyn This last weekend I spent a couple hours capturing some special moments of a baby shower in Redding, Ca.

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Everyone was all smiles all day.

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The Venue was a clubhouse - decorated by Grandma to be:

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There were games played like What Size is the New Mommy's Tummy:

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Carefully each person tried to guess what length to cut the ribbon:

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How many Almonds in the Bottle:

 

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Guess who collected the most mini Clothes pins by not saying "baby"?  This cutie!

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Of course Jocelyn received lots of great gifts and everyone is so excited to meet her bundle of Joy!

Here a couple more candid captures from the day:

Grandma To be:

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(Laura Jean) baby event games moments photographs photography shower http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/baby-shower-for-jocelyn Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:31:22 GMT
Family Photo Time... Mini Sessions - Only $99! http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/family-photo-time-mini-sessions---only-99 I'm so excited that its fall again.

Holidays are just around the corner!

Book Early and be ready to send out personalized greeting cards...

 

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Kira & Cody - Couples Fall Session http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/kira-cody---couples-fall-session What a Beautiful couple....  So gentle with each other and such a genuine love. 

We were chasing the light and it was running from us.

Location:  McConnell Foundation & Simpson University!

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Here is a link to all the Proofs of this session  Kira & Cody.

 

These are some of my favorites!

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(Laura Jean) ca couples engagement love photographer photography photos redding session story http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/kira-cody---couples-fall-session Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:19:01 GMT
Baby Emma is here! http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/baby-emma-is-here Check  out some of my favorite moments captured when she was 10 days old!

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(Laura Jean) baby ca emma newborn photography photos redding http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/10/baby-emma-is-here Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:36:09 GMT
Visit to Fort Bragg, Ca-Mendocino Coast http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/9/visit-to-fort-bragg-ca---mendocino-coast The temperature in Redding on Labor Day weekend was predicted to rise well over 110 degrees so we thought it would be a good excuse to visit Trevor's parents in their new home town along the coast.  They moved to Fort Bragg, Ca just two and a half weeks before and were just thrilled to be in cooler temperatures.   Not only was Redding predicted to have record high temperatures but the wildfires in the area kept the air thick with smoke so the ocean air sounded heavenly. 

We drove for 4 and a half hours; traveled through Williams, Clear Lake and Willits. Hwy 20 is one of the windiest roads I've ever driven.   The plan for the day was to take it easy, maybe check out some of the local shops and we were able to catch part of the ugly dog contest that was happening as part of the Paul Bunyan festival. The weather was unusually hot there too (High 80s-90s) and the parking was terrible because of the festival.  We explored a little - after all Mom and Dad had to show us all the cool local spots.  Mom insisted we had to have a cookie from The Mendocino Cookie Company's coffee shop and cookies, bakery,  located in the historic Union Lumber Company Store in the center of Fort Bragg.  

We rested for a bit and ate some dinner and then afterwards we decided we'd check out Glass beach since we'd had that on our list of "must see" attractions.  The parking lot was overcrowded so we drove past it and parked along the nature trail and decided to walk towards MacKerricher State Park – Laguna Point to let the dogs get some exercise.   We did eventually see Glass Beach, on Sunday, but I was pleased that we skipped it the first night especially after the images I was able to capture 

I could see the sun was going down quickly and the fires near and far caused the sun to be somewhat of a hazy, deep orange- almost red color. I captured a couple of images along the path with the reflection of the sun on the water.  

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it was this view that welcomed me to the Pacific Ocean....

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i could see the distant water of the ocean but no waves just yet.

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just on the other side of these weeds is a beautiful site!

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Once we got to where we could see the waves and rocks along the coast line I was in awe.  

I was absolutely impressed with the light show mother nature was giving us.  I pretty much planted myself and took picture after picture composing each carefully to try and capture as much of the beauty we were witnessing as I possibly could without using a tripod (I left it in the car).  

mother nature can sure put on a light show in Fort Bragg!

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what a sight to see!

I would love to photograph a stunning bride and  and groom from here... 

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maybe a quaint wedding at the peak here... permitting of course...

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I was impressed with the changing colors of the sky reflecting off the ocean and the way that

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and just when I thought the show was over...

the  sun glowing red as it could be... peaked out from the clouds

I wish I would've recorded as a time lapse.

 

We were literally surrounded by beauty.

I hope you enjoy what I captured and if you ever have the chance to visit the Mendocino Coast line I highly recommend staying for a sunset or two.

I also recommend stopping in at the Headlands coffee House afterward; have a beer or a coffee and listen to some live music.

I encourage you stop to view some pretty amazing photographs of the area at the THE MENDOCINO COAST PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY you're likely to meet at least one of the artists.  Their work is impressive and inspirational to me.  They've captured hundreds of these beautiful sunsets and everything is tastefully displayed and available for purchase.  The cookies from The Mendocino Cookie Company ARE pretty amazing!

I am looking forward to our next visit (but not the drive). 

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(Laura Jean) california coast fort bragg ocean photographers visit http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/9/visit-to-fort-bragg-ca---mendocino-coast Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:39:40 GMT
Vanessa, U-Prep Class Of 2018 http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/vanessa-u-prep-class-of-2018 Vanessa is a stunning young lady and so humble and pleasant to be around.

We had a great time and I learned that she has a desire to become a veterinarian and specialize in large animals.

She's truly beautiful inside and out.

Here are some of my favorite images from her session:

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(Laura Jean) 2018 class photo photographer photography portraits redding senior u-prep http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/vanessa-u-prep-class-of-2018 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:59:00 GMT
Reade Family Photos http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/reade-family-photos The weather has been so HOT in Redding lately so scheduling outdoor photo sessions are tricky. Finding shade is a must and scheduling when the sun is not high in the sky is a given.  Couple those requirements with finding a good time of day for a little 2 month old baby...I'm very pleased with the way this session worked out.   I was so glad Trevor was with me to help with lighting and to keep the conversations lively.  We even managed to capture the dog which makes my heart happy.

Welcome baby Sara Jean Reade!

Here are a few of my favorite images captured from this session:

 

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(Laura Jean) baby family photographer photographs portaits redding http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/reade-family-photos Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:04:51 GMT
Alexandria & Stan - Wedding in the Park http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/alexandria-stan---wedding-in-the-park The air was hazy and smelled of smoke from local wildfires...  I think it was the smokiest day of the year so far.

The weather was hot and humid but the smoke shaded the sun just enough.

Here are a few people and places that helped make the day a success:

2nd Photographer: Trevor Sowder

Wedding Venue: Lake Redding Gazebo

Dress: David's Bridal - Chico, Ca  

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day:

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A few fun memories captured of the bride is getting ready...

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I thought this was so beautiful...

The picture you see in the background below is Alexandria's Grandmother who, unfortunately has passed....

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The Rings...

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Stan is waiting to see his beautiful bride....

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That second kiss...

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******The smokey Skies and the Sunset Kiss*******

 

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Thanks for looking.....

What a wonderful day it was capturing the love of Alexandria and Stan Jewitt!

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(Laura Jean) celebrate jewitt love photography photogtapher photos redding wedding http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/8/alexandria-stan---wedding-in-the-park Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:15:00 GMT
Henry is One! http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/7/henry-is-one A year ago I photographed Henry and his family when he was only a few days old.

Now he is turning 1 so we celebrated with Cake.

So much cuteness from this happy baby... Mommy and Daddy did good!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the session.

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(Laura Jean) birthday henry one photo redding session smashcake http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/7/henry-is-one Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:38:59 GMT
Madison Bear Garden - chico, ca http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/6/madison-bear-garden---chico-ca Wow - what a cool place!  I had no idea what to expect... I had thought it was called Madison Beer Garden so I had a totally different visual in my head then what we walked into.

I can only imagine the nightlife - I'm pretty sure this place is to blame for some of the young pregnancies in this cool college town.

My oldest daughter goes to school in Chico and my son wanted to visit his sissy so I figured I'd invite my girlfriends on a road trip to go pick him up on Sunday. It's only about a 1 1/2 hour drive but we decided we's make a day of it an have lunch at this place.

The menu is interesting... Some of the fun burger names like  "Thunder Humber" & "The Morning After"... 

A fun laid back restaurant for all ages

Check out some of the images of the atmosphere:

 

 

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Leah & Jessie-Ranch wedding http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/5/leah-jessie-ranch-wedding Memorial Day weekend I headed to the Bride's family ranch where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready for the big day.  I had a great time with the girls before we headed near Millville to the Triple J Ranch where family and friends were waiting.  

The weather was perfect and the venue was setup with so many special touches.  

Here are a few people who helped make the day a huge success:

2nd Photographer: Trevor Sowder

Wedding Venue: Triple J Ranch

DJ: Awesome Austins DJ Service https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeAustinsDJService

Flowers: Anita Bibby

Hair: Vickie Short

Dress: David's Bridal - Chico, Ca  http://www.davidsbridal.com

Coordinator:  Leah's lovely Mother Judy Hoffman

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day:

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all laced up

A few fun pics before the ceremony

She arrives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four Generations of Love http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/4/four-generations-of-love Four Generations of Love in this blended family.

Celebrating Grandpa turning 90.

Here are some of my favorites:

 

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30 images from the Clear Creek Vista Trail near Redding, Ca http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/4/30-images-from-the-clear-creek-vista-trail-near-redding-ca I'm always looking for new locations to photograph families and seniors near Redding.  

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Originally we set out to hike Brandy Creek Falls in Whiskeytown but the roads were damaged in the recent rain storms.  We stopped in at the Visitors Center to see what trails hadn't been washed.  We didn't have all day - we just wanted something that might lead to some awesome views and allow for a little bit of exercise. 

I'd been to the before and hiked to the El Dorado Mine stamp mill, but never past there.  

The Trailhead starts near the Tower House Historic District parking lot where you'll have to cross the footbridge and continue past the Historic Camden House along the water ditch trail.  

This is a link to the National Park Service Trail Guide for precise directions.

You'll see the resident barn.

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This is a wonderful place to take senior portraits, family photos and engagement photos.  If you are interested in booking a session at this location Click Here

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Clear Creak Trail HikeClear Creak Trail HikeA little closer look at the Cambden Bar with the snowy Mountain behind

 Whiskeytown Trails are dog friendly. 

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Follow the dirt road past the Eldorado Mine:

I was able to find a little bit of history on the mine - Here  

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You'll likely see some local wildlife like this bird here...  I wish I could remember more of the names of the different types of birds.

You'll have a nice peaceful sound of the creek or water ditch along the way to the trail head.

 

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You'll follow the sign where the trail gets more narrow.

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Check out the size of this banana slug!

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It is as big as my Phone!

Depending on the season you'll get to see lots of wildflowers along the way!  Follow this link to see  more Wild Flower Images 

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And check out these trees!

How cool is that growth there on the tree... some kind of critter must live in there!

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This perch (scary thought) would be a great place for a Mountain Lion to sneak attack!

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You'll pass over some historic ore cart tracks used many many years ago.

 

And then you'll be rewarded with some pretty amazing views:

 

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The trail flattens out pretty well after that and you can stroll along the trail enjoying the view or we also saw a couple people running the trail and Mountain Bikers as well.

The trail is open year round and used for Hiking and Biking.  Here is some trail Highlights if you're interested. 

Check out the map and options here:  Exploring in Whiskeytown.

Whiskeytown National Recreation area is full of beautiful trails and waterfalls.  I look forward to sharing more...

Don't forget to check out some of my other Landscape photos from other outdoor adventures.

 

 

 

 

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(Laura Jean) adventure biking ca. clear creek vista trail hiking national nature outdoor photos recreation redding trails whiskeytown http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2017/4/30-images-from-the-clear-creek-vista-trail-near-redding-ca Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:15:00 GMT
Sunday Sunrise http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2016/12/sunday-sunrise I was alone when I captured these images but I feel compelled and grateful to share with anyone that might enjoy seeing what I saw one Sunday Morning.

I woke up at 5 am, threw my hair in a bun, brushed my teeth and then jumped in my car  heading home to Redding after visiting some friends in Santa Rosa (typically a 3.5 hour long boring drive).

It was pretty dark when I got on the road but I crossed my fingers and toes that I would be at the right place at the right time when the sun came up to capture a nice image.  As I drove along I-5 I kept watching the glow in the horizon become brighter and brighter.  Nothing was of interest along side the road so I figured it just wasn't my lucky day... but then I came across some rice fields and the sun was glowing behind the trees causing them to silhouette.  I pulled over immediately when I saw this: 

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I knew it would only get better:

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And it did...

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The sky was really starting to brighten an all the colors were totally illuminating... Blues and purples and orange...

And it fully lit up as an egret flew over the water:

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And then I could see the sun perfectly in my lens but lost the brightness if I zoomed in too far...

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This is my final image:

Sunday Sunrise VIISunday Sunrise VII I feel like I was at the right place at the right time and felt totally blessed to be able to capture so many images within a small 10 minute window.

I hope you enjoyed them!

 

~Laura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to my Blog Page http://photographybylaurajean.com/blog/2015/11/welcome-to-my-blog-page YES, I have a Blog page!  I've loved being behind a camera for as long as I can remember.  Until recently I've never shared my work with anyone other then Family and Friends.  With lots encouragement I now present to you www.photographybylaurajean.com where I can share my passion!  

A camera is like a save button for the minds eye - Roger Kingston

 

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