Make a Wish – Batman comes to town

What does a boy do when his hero shows up in real life? I can’t even begin to tell you how honored I was to be able to take part in capturing the wish of such a sweet child.  You would have to be living on another planet to not know what the MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION is and does… so in case you are on said planet… MAKE A WISH a non profit foundation that grants “Wishes” to children who are undergoing difficult medical conditions or have a terminal illness.  To be able to grant a wish to child is not only a privilege and honor, but also a moving experience for all involved. Caleb’s wish ended up delighting more then just him as his hero Batman came to his school in person!
Make a wish

Make a wish

With friends and classmates gathered around, Batman arrived in style, even bringing the Bat-Mobile out of the Bat-Cave. With high fives and cheers from the crowd, everyone was overjoyed to see Gotham City’s #1 hero live and in person…No one was more surprised then Caleb to find out that of all people, Batman was here specifically to see him!
With whispers in ear and words of encouragement Caleb got to meet his hero.  
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Make a wish

It wasn’t long before trouble followed as the evil Bane showed up to fight The Dark Knight, and for a minute there it looked as if evil was going to win.  
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Make a wish

Alas, Batman regained his strength to overcome Bane, but just as Batman was handing him over the the Vacaville Police Department…

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Joker came and stole the surprise that was for meant for Caleb.  Looks like Joker wanted to go to Disney world! Boo Joker! That Wish is NOT for You!

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Vacaville’s very own Chief John Carli reached out to Caleb for help.  Together, Chief Carli and Caleb chased The Joker through the streets. They eventually caught him and Caleb locked him in jail! Good Job Caleb!

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Make a wish

All in all, Batman was able to present the Make A Wish check to Caleb who is so excited to be going to Disney World!  

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Make a wish

But notice who is taunting in the back ground?  How is it that the Joker always gets away?

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Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on making Caleb’s dream come true and for allowing me the honor to capture the wish of a very special child!  I really do love my job, especially on day’s like this!

Make a wish

To see Video footage of Batman’s journey Click here.
To find out more about how you can be a part of making a child’s wish come true, please go to www.wish.org.

Sonoma Engagement Photos : Jessica + John

They met in September 2007, during their freshman year of college at Sonoma State. Both John and Jessica were at a fraternity cocktail party – and both had different dates. (oh how I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at that party!) After realizing they lived in the same dorm area, and were in the same sociology class, they started walking to class together. Walks turned to study sessions, and eventually John got the nerve to ask Jessica out to a date in early November, through a birthday card that he made. A few weeks later, they decided to make it official and the rest is history! Since the Town of Sonoma was so intricate to their relationship we decided to meet in the town square and have a romantic stroll down memory lane for their engagement photo session.
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Their connection is genuine and true and just hanging with them during the day made me realize they are truly meant to be together.
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After our time in Sonoma, we headed over to Jack London State Park to take in the natural beauty of the day.
Jessica and John will be married this October in Paso Robles at Villa San Juliette against a breathtaking view surrounded by vineyards and those they love.
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San Francisco Engagement: Aaron + Stephenie

They met in school many years ago, both were in the Textile & Apparel program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which in the final year, allows you to do a visiting student program at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC. Aaron knew that Stephenie was the one for him some five years… YES, FIVE YEARS before they ever even went out! Wow! That’s some serious persistence!

“He pestered me and wore me down.” Haha. “In truth, in finding him I found myself,” Stephenie admits.

“She was the most beautiful person I had ever met. Her drive to succeed, paired with her creativity, has always made me strive to be a better person. We just fit so well together,” replied Aaron.

And he is right. They do fit so well together. Making their home in New York City, both are still in the fashion industry. She designs shoes and he is a weaver. Together with three dogs, they are designing and weaving a beautiful life together filled with good friends, sweet family, amazing food and curious finds. They are planning a destination wedding this August at Spring Ranch in Mendocino, California surrounded by all the people they love in this world…where family and friends will come together for a multi-day gathering of celebrations. I for one can’t wait!

We had a beautiful day of walking around San Francisco. Starting our session at Mission Delores we lingered in the chapel for wedding inspiration.
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Believe it or not, we actually found our selves shooting in the historical cemetery adjacent to the building. Sounds creepy I know but I assure you it was actually the exact opposite.
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Stephenie, You are so beautiful, inside and out! I can see why Aaron was persistent and patiently waiting for you!
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After Mission Delores, we found our way just a couple blocks over to Clarion Alley. This colorful alleyway was alive with people wandering, musing, hanging out and taking photographs. It was a perfect place for a pop of color for these artists!
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Finally, we ended up at one of Aaron and Stephenie’s favorite shops, Paxton Gate.
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Surrounded by taxidermed animals, geological items, various plants and jewelry, we shopped and shot our way through the store.

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All in all, it was a great engagement session surrounded by art, beauty and a free spirited couple!

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One last kiss, and we ended the day… Can’t wait to celebrate with them in May!

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