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I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session! 

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Romantic and foggy College Cove engagement session in Trinidad

Everyone knows that buying a home is a huge accomplishment, Anthony figured out a way to make it even better by proposing to Jillian  on the front porch  of their new home while she held those new keys in her hand. Fast forward to last October when we headed to College Cove in Trinidad to […]

April 20, 2018

Anthony & Jillian College Cove Engagement Session

Thomas and Jessika’s  gorgeous Rosina Vineyards wedding was full of charming DIY details and stunning vineyard views. Using beautiful light rose and pastel tones, the couple created a romantic ceremony, and were married under a beautiful arch adorned with flowers by Flora Organica designs. Following the heartfelt ceremony,  the couple had a relaxing outdoor reception […]

September 20, 2017

Thomas & Jessika’s Romantic Rosina Vineyards Wedding

Mai and Chris got married on a wet day on July 1st.  We began the day at the Bear River Casino where Chris, his two sons, the groomsmen and best woman were getting ready. Then it was off to the brides house to get some getting ready photos. It was great to see the family […]

August 2, 2017

Ringler Wedding|Ferndale|Parky’sPicsPhotography|HumboldtCounty

First Look|What is it?| Should we do it?| Is it right for us?|  Many of my couples ask me whether or not they should have a first look. If youre reading this, youre probably wondering the same thing. In my professional opinion, I think they are an excellent idea. I love first looks! I know […]

July 26, 2017

First Look|What is it|Should we do it?|Is it right for us?|

Rob and Nikki got married on a cold, drizzly day in February. They decided at the lat minute that they wanted to do a first look so we all piled into Nikki’s car with Rob in a blindfold in the back and drove to the Elk River Road Covered Bridge. There’s nothing like building anticipation […]

June 27, 2017

Rob and Nikki’s\ Rustic Barn Wedding|Humboldt California| Elk River Road|Parky’s Pics Photography

As I sit here typing at 4:22 am on a Sunday morning, compelled to get out of bed and put my thoughts on paper or in this case  screen, I am filled with grace and gratitude. What a month it has been! In this time, I have worked my hardest to prepare 27 kids for […]

May 22, 2017

Surrendering

I shot Larissas family photos a couple of years ago, so I was super excited about getting the opportunity to shoot her engagement session. She and Nick wanted their photos taken on Paradise Ridge in the beautiful Southern Humboldt with gorgeous mountain and Shelter Cove ocean views. We had set the shoot up a couple […]

May 18, 2017

Humboldt County Engagement Session/Nick and Larissa/Shelter Cove/

Becca is a girl after my own heart. She is shy and sweet, a tomboy athlete. Just like I was in high school. Who am I kidding? I still am. We both attended Rio Dell Elementary School and Fortuna Union HIgh. Becca and her mother and sister journeyed down to Southern Humboldt to take her […]

May 14, 2017

Humboldt County Senior Portraits Session/Fortuna High/Basketball

Mai and Chris wanted to have their engagement session take place in the beautiful Redwoods of Humboldt County. We met at the Chimney Tree along the Avenue of the Giants, near Miranda and stopped at a couple of different spots to take some romantic images.This shoot was in February, so it was a very COLD, /WET day in the dark Redwoods, but you wouldnt know it by these photographs. Mai hid it very well! We ended the session in a cozy little  warm spot to get a few brighter images to add variety to their engagement portfolio. Variety is the spice of life right? They were complete naturals in front of the camera. As you can tell, they are so in love and I am so excited to shoot their Ferndale wedding this summer.

April 27, 2017

Chris & Mai Humboldt County Engagement session in the Redwoods

While booking a senior session for next fall, I was reminded of this beautiful wedding that took place in the summer or 2016. Daniel and Jessica’s wedding at Fern Cottage in Ferndale, California was one I fondly remember. I knew it would be a guaranteed good time with “amazing food” at a beautiful venue,  and it did not disappoint in any of these categories. Daniel and Jessica are a fun loving and laid back couple, and this is everything I hope for when I photograph weddings. I wish for plenty of laughter, smiles, beautiful venues, and down to earth couples with big hearts for the people in their lives.

April 9, 2017

Daniel & Jessica: Fern Cottage Wedding

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