When we lived in Northern California a few years ago, Tennessee Valley was my happy place. I'd come here to hike, run, and take photos. Fast forward to a few months ago when I happened to meet clients who are currently living in California, but are getting married in Traverse City next year! And on top of that, everything aligned just right so that I could take their engagement photos last week during a trip that Mike and I had planned to visit his brother and family! While we may not have hit glowy CA sun, the fog rolled in beautifully, the hills were green, the ocean was moody, and Jacquelyn & Doug have a contagious energy together. I can't tell you how excited I am to share a peek of this session and I'm even more excited about their upcoming wedding (btw, they seriously have a dream team of fellow vendors)!!!
Our beautiful niece, Alex Leigh Kent, was born on April 19th and we were lucky enough to be able to head to California and meet her on the very same day she came home from the hospital! The Kent family had a very relaxing week, and Alex got lots of cuddles from all of us. Of course we had to take portraits, but we did so in a very fun and informal fashion so I threw in a couple hiking shots and one terrible group selfie for good measure.