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  • Hi there!

    Welcome to the blog of Studio Six Photography!

    My name is Kristy and I love my job! The past five years have been an incredible journey as I have had the awesome opportunity to live my dream.

    When I am not photographing my amazing clients I am a mom, wife (that picture to the left is my husband and me on our anniversary), friend, runner, and foodie (which means it is a good thing I am a runner first, haha).

    If you would like to chat with me, book a session or wedding, or just want to share something or ask a question go ahead and hit that "contact me" button above here. Also, take a moment to click the facebook link below, I have some more work highlighted on there and you can always like Studio Six on Facebook to receive updates or information.

    Thanks for your visit. We can't wait to hear from you!

Ralph and Sharla: Monterey Engagement Photography

We haven’t been getting too much rain. With that said the weekend we had scheduled for Ralph and Sharla’s engagement session was the rainiest weekend of the year so far! With all the stars aligning in such a way that we didn’t have the option of doing the session another time we just braved the elements. And by golly, was it rainy!

But these two were troopers. We started at Old Monterey and moved to an adorable coffee shop not too far from there. They then treated me to a pizza lunch (Thanks again so much, it was so yum!) and then finished up down at Canary Row. What an adventure. Truth be told, I loved this session though, rain and all!

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Ian and Whitney: Bay Area Photography

Ian and Whitney are so great! They are both still in school and they are crazy about each other. I loved how much they were into each other.

My favorite part of this session was how mature they both were about their relationship and lives. It was so refreshing to encounter a young couple with such clarity.

Thanks for having me do these images for you guys. I hope you can treasure them so for many years to come!blog1blog2blog3

Love this family: Walnut Creek Family Photography

I had so much fun during this session. I was cracking up the whole time. Between the little brother who was so fun and the interactions of the two sisters, I honestly just felt right at home with these guys.

We did this session in the open space behind their amazingly gorgeous house. I love old oak trees and open spaces, this was practically my heaven!

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Getting a Christmas Tree – Making a Memory: Bay Area Lifestyle Photography

I have always had a dream that our family would take a day and wander into the woods to find a Christmas tree Griswold style. I am so glad we finally did it this year.

I have had a lot of friends ask about the process to be able to go get your own tree so I thought I would post here about how we got our tree. Here are the basics of going out to get your own tree in Northern California. Tree permits are available from the National Forest Service. We visited Plumas National forest but if you are closer to Lassen, Mendocino, Tahoe, etc… you can go to other forests too (http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/plumas/passes-permits/forestproducts). The permits are $10 and they come with a map and a tag for the tree along with very minimal instructions on what you are looking for.

From there you are on your own. You have some guidance on the map about where you can and can’t choose a tree but really, there is not much to go off of. We chose to get our permit from the Wagon Wheel Market then to go up HWY 162 over Lake Orville. From there, the first landmark on the map that was recognizable to me was Four Trees so we just looked for that.

We kept seeing people coming down the mountain with trees so we knew to keep going and keep going. After driving for about 45 minutes we saw a nice wide gravel road so we pulled over to that. It ended up be the unmaintained road 23N8OY. This road leads to Duffey Dome eventually. As we were eating our packed lunches on the side of the road we started to see cars coming out with beautiful Noble Firs. Then we saw about 4 or 5 trucks pull in to that road only to be followed by 4 or 5 more coming out. We knew we must have hit the jackpot. We asked one of the families coming out how far up the road the trees were and they said there was a giant field about 3/4 of a mile up.

Off we went. Taking our non 4-wheel drive mini-van on a muddy and rough gravel road. We had to stop a ways up and hike the rest of the way in to avoid getting stuck. Once we arrived to the tree area we were blown away. There were perfect Noble Firs as far as the eye could see. We finally fixated on a gorgeous 12 footer. I could have kept hiking around all day but it was raining and didn’t want to keep the kids out in the cold any longer.

This was an amazing experience. I am so in awe of our gorgeous tree.

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And here she is! (this is an iphone picture)

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December 10, 2014 - 5:24 pm

LYNN T - ABSOLUTELY BEEE YU TE FULL! :)

Baby Freya Enters the World: Bay Area Birth Photography

Realizing that I never re-posted many of my favorite blog posts after the great hacking of 2012 and keeping with the throwback theme, it came to light that this blog post needed to be put back up.

I loved this birth experience. I love everything about bringing new life into the world.

This was a home birth with a water option. What you see here is a lot of the surrounding details and the beauty of baby boding with her new family after birth. I love the sweetness of capturing this moment in the life of this family. My heart swells remembering this day.

November 24, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Susan Giantvalley - Beautiful Kristy. That experience never gets old!

November 24, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Susan Giantvalley - By the way, that is the most antiquated scale I have ever seen. If I did not know better, I would think this was taken in the early 1900’s!