It was a beautiful sunny and crisp day in Oak Glen for Richard and Sjadae’s engagement session.  It snowed the evening before and so we had the prettiest white dusting of snow for their photos.  These two were so sweet and total troopers in the cold, but it was totally worth it 🙂  Congratulations on your upcoming wedding you guys!


I love the mountains this time of year.   We lucked out with some gorgeous weather which made it perfect in Forrest Falls when I photographed the sweet Mouw family.  The air was crisp and cool, but not too cold, and the trees were changing into beautiful colors.   Not only is this family absolutely adorable, they are one of the sweetest families I know and it was so much fun getting to capture them.



This family is near and dear to my heart and I love that I’ve gotten to photograph them for the last few years.  Dan and Christy were some of my youth leaders when I was a teenager.  I love that now all these years later their oldest daughter Morgan babysits for us.  She is the best babysitter and my kids adore her.  She will soon turn 16 and is getting ready to drive.  I can’t beleive how time flies because I remember when she was born!

I seriously love fall sunsets, they are some of my favorites!  We had such a pretty sunset for this session.


  • Christy Harker - November 14, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    Yay! Thanks Jess! You did a great job capturing our goofy family ha!
    Just think, soon it’ll be senior pictures for Morgan ACK!
    Be blessed girly!


It was an absolutely perfect fall October day when Tim and Anntoinette said “I Do” at The Homestead at Wilshire Ranch in Oak Glen, California.  The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and the leaves were turning beautiful colors…. all in all the perfect Oak Glen wedding!   It was such an honor to be able to capture their special day.



Tim and Anntoinette share a love for craft beer, and so that was the theme of their wedding.  Beer was incorporated into the decor in the most fun ways; including hops in all of the floral arrangements, growler centerpieces, and of course the most delicious craft beer was served to drink.the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0002the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0006the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0007the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0008the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0009

The Homestead at Wilshire Ranch is one of my favorite wedding venues.  It has such a sweet rustic charm.  It’s nestled in the hills of the Southern California mountains and it honestly looks beautiful all year long!  The Homestead is located in the sweetest little apple farm community, and it used to be an apple farm itself.  This venue has all of the vintage apple farm elements incorporated into the decor.the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0010the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0011the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0014the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0013the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0015the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0023the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0016the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0017the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0018the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0019the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0026the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0027the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0028the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0029the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0030the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0025the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0020the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0024the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0021the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0037Notice the cake topper with the beer glasses.  The cake even had hops on it, such fun!the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0032the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0031the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0033the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0038the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0039the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0035the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0036the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0041the-homestead-oak-glen-california-wedding_0040

Congratulations Tim and Anntoinette, thank you for allowing me to capture your special day, it was so much fun!



  • Mary Lou - November 17, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    Hi Antoinette and Tim, congratulations on your special day. Many years of happiness!


I love having the privilege to document a baby during his or her first year of life.  Anderson is now six months old.  I just love 6 months, it’s such a sweet baby age!  He is sporting some cute chub and was full of smiles for his session.