family, interrupted

The big truth is- cancer sucks… so badly. This family, they are so many things. But, the things that come to mind to me right now. They are strong. They are strong and beautiful and scared and patient and faithful and determined and positive and emotional and tired. They are encouraging and inspiring. I am not quite sure how they are so joyful and sweet and caring and patient right now, but they are. Little Giselle has only just turned 3 years old. She is a fighter and has a beautiful, strong spirit and joyful soul. She is full of light and love. And as amazing as this family is, I know they could really use your prayers. Please keep this beautiful family in your thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the holidays with your own families. Gabi, Raul, Sienna, Giselle and James thank you so much for trusting me to create these photographs during such a vulnerable time. I love you all and I am here for you.

photography: Tanja Lippert + assistant: Jill Johnson

a rainy day wedding

They say it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day. Kim and Daniel are very lucky indeed. They have found something special in each other that some people search their whole lives for- true love. It was very sweet to see how they cared for each other all day. Even though the rain came down most of the day, I would say, everything was perfect.

photography: Tanja Lippert + assistant photographer: Gorete Ferreira + venue: Hotel Healdsburg & Barn Diva + catering: Barn Diva + floral design: Dragonfly Healdsburg + dress: Susan Neneville + “cheese” cake: The Cheese Shop of Healdsburg + makeup & hair styling: Tia Reagan

editorial shoot for content magazine

Honored to be asked to shoot this editorial for Content Magazine. This day was a special treat working with the very handsome Joe from Scout Model Agency and Kayla from JE Management. The very talented team at Content was outstanding and so much fun to work with. Check it out in the Dec/ Jan issue of Content. Here are a few of my favorite images.

producer: Kristen Pfund of Content Magazine + photographer: Tanja Lippert + hair & makeup: Tanja Lippert + styling: Allison Salas + location: Cooper Garrod Winery + assistant photographer: Kayleigh Sullivan + models: Joe from Scout Models & Kayla from JE Model Management