The talented ladies from TOAST hosted a baby shower at my studio a few weeks ago and I had the honor of photographing it.  It was for their dear friend and colleague, Juliann and she looked adorable in the floral crown that Toast made for her!  Every detail was amazing and the vendors that made it happen are some of the very best! (credits below)  Today it was featured on 100layercakelet.com check out their post too!

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This engagement session was a special one for me… my sister Jenn and her fiance Steve are getting married, and I couldn’t be happier for them!  I had the honor of photographing their engagement session recently and we had such a great time!  I photographed their session with film and my favorite camera, the Contax 645.  Jenn and Steve met in high school (can you believe it!) and they’re perfect for each other.  I can’t wait for their big day!

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Samantha and Rob were such a fun couple to work with and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in September 2015!  They met in Santa Barbara…. he is from Australia and she is from Santa Ynez.  They’re incorporating eucalyptus trees into their decor on their wedding day because the trees are abundant in California and Australia …… so, it was only fitting that we did our engagement session “under the gum trees” as they say in Australia.  kristenbeinke.com_0036 kristenbeinke.com_0037 kristenbeinke.com_0034 kristenbeinke.com_0038