Tell the Story of Beauty {hiking haystack mountain // day before session}

Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures
Hiking engagement pictures

Here they find themselves in the last moments before all the bustle takes over.
Before everyone gathered, before vows were written & read. Before much dancing, celebrating, &, of course, really yummy cake.
This is their sanctuary. Their tradition together. Hiking Haystack mountain, hand in hand.
Here they are, one last time before they wed.
Climbing up those rocky walls. Overlooking the pine trees below & Canada beyond.
Soaked in golden rays of sun. Holding each other tight. Breathing in. Out. Breathing deeply.
Finding themselves in the stillness & beauty of these precious moments.
Preparation. Precious preparation for the grandness that is to come with the morning sun.
to see their full story, see our shalom blog.

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September 1st, 2014 at 10:21 am

Family Needed // model for a mentor session with The Shalom Imaginative

photography mentor sessions
we are looking for a family to model for a mentor session with us on september 18th in the sacramento area.
if you are interested, please fill out the questions linked below to let us know more about your family.
the session will be free to you, & you will receive the high-resolution edited images from our time together.
we can’t wait to hear from you!
see some of our family sessions here.

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August 29th, 2014 at 10:29 am

big news!

moving to california on
all has been quiet around here because we have been busy preparing & packing.
& in between all of our travels & this preparation, trying to stay caught up with our photo editing.
all because this fall we are headed west.
we will soon call california home.
the pacific our back yard.
we are bursting with joy & can’t wait to explore the coast hand in hand.
[images via: one. || two.]

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August 22nd, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Simple Things {dreams}
i dream of living a simple life, with you by my side.
i dream of bright white walls.
of open windows. of sea breezes.
bike rides. adventures. picnics.
these are my dreams.
& the best part of my dreams are, of course, you by my side.

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August 11th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

August || Mixtape 10

sounds of summer || august mixtape on
august is here in all of her glory,
marking that summer is escaping us sooner than later.
we will be soaking up as much of it as we can.
listen to the humm of those cicadas’ sweet song. riding bikes. eating frozen yogurt.
we started our month off in new england,
completely falling in love with the foggy shores & crashing waves.
& before the months end, we will visit the city streets of chicago.
where will this month take you & what will it be filled with?

♪ listen 8 tracks || spotify

01. “down to the river” || Jesse Woods
02. “honey, we all had wings” || The Lighthouse & The Whaler
03. “alone” || Trampled By Turtles
04. “sparks” || Jesse Woods
05. “paint” || Paper Kites
06. “soon you’ll be found” || The Lighthouse & The Whaler
07. “guy doune” || Champion
08. “manhattan” || Cat Power
09. “darlin’” || Emily Wells

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August 8th, 2014 at 9:27 am