Brett and I were so excited for this wedding to take place. Brett and TJ have been friends from Simpson and we have known both of them from The Stirring. I did their engagements right before we moved to San Diego and that just made it all the harder to wait for their wedding. They are the funnest couple to be around with such a pure heart for serving the Lord and those around them. They are so in love and were so excited to get married. Little did they know when choosing a day in May to get married that they would be choosing one of the HOTTEST days of the summer. Well, that is Redding for you. Thankfully you can’t tell from these pictures, but it was 101 degrees outside and seemed to get hotter as the day progressed. Brett and I were drenched in sweat all day long. That didn’t stop any of us from enjoying the day, but wow it was hot. I felt sorry for the groomsmen, but they held in there with smiles all day long. :)

TJ and Holly, you are an amazing and blessed couple. I hope you had a great time on your honeymoon. Brett and I wish you all the best going forth into this blessed union and we hope to stay in touch with you both ok? Thank you for letting us be a part of your day. It meant so much to us both, but I know for sure that for Brett this was a true gift to be there for TJ. Thanks guys, God has awesome things in store for you as a married couple!

The day was coordinated by the amazing Jamie Hartley who did a FABULOUS job. Everything ran so smoothly and always on time. I recommend her to all of my brides in Redding or in San Diego – she is worth it!!! If you want to contact her, let me know. The event took place at TBS Ranch in Redding, CA – it had a great rustic, yet beautiful feel that we took full advantage of.





Some of my most favorite Ring shots Brett has captured yet. So fun!


TJ and Holly opted for the “Special moment” so we were able to capture all portraits before Ceremony. Anticipation!!!


Look at Holly’s adoring gaze to her future husband.



Who doesn’t want a picture with the outhouses? macke-4445-copymacke-4440-copy


Holly was so excited about the tractors and equipment all over the place so we had to do a pose with one of them at least. :) macke-1-52-copyvintage

Yes, Holly would do anything for the camera and the guys’ expressions are great too. macke-4626-copy


This was captured while the girls were cooling off right before the ceremony. I loved the mother-of-the-bride’s expression of adoration and pride of her daughter. Precious.


Just like in 27 Dresses, my favorite part of the entire ceremony is the look of the Groom when his Bride starts walking towards him. macke-4873macke-4897-copyvintagemacke-4951macke-4979-copy

They got married under the Huppa which is a Jewish tradition, but one that symbolizes God’s covering and protection over the couple brought together under His name. I LOVE it! macke-5004-copy

They wanted to take a few shots after ceremony to capture some of that amazing light. macke-1-166-copymacke-5102-copymacke-1-200-copy

Of course Brett can’t seem to take a picture without his tongue hanging out. Gotta love him! :) macke-5416macke-5525-copyCongratulations TJ and Holly!!!

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  1. Holly says:

    Emily don’t ever doubt the favor God has given you with the art of photography!
    We are so blessed to have shared our day with you and Brett. It meant a lot to us that you guys could be there, besides taking amazing shots!
    I love these and I can’t wait to see the rest!!!
    Thank you so much!
    - Mr. and Mrs. Macke :)

  2. Bethany says:

    My favorite is the one of her hugging his leg, and the sun shinning from the top, great job Em!

  3. Cindy says:

    wow wow! You and Brett are such an amazing team. I love the ring shot too!! And all the other shots! Well done guys!! :)

  4. Emily says:

    EMILY! These photos are amazing. I seriously can’t wait to get married just to have you take my pictures!! You have such a gift. You captured every ounce of beauty in that wedding….

  5. Lorie says:

    These are SO beautiful!!!

  6. Rico says:

    Love this shoot Faulknors! Very creative with the pool stick and the rings….wish I had thought of that! Also the outhouse shots rock. I love those camera on the ground shots.

  7. Renee says:

    Wow!! Emily, you have a tremendous gift. God bless you for the beautiful pictures. You took me right back to the day all over again.

  8. Juliette Read says:

    WOW – so beautiful! I love the photos of the moment they saw each other for the first time that day. Nathan and I also shared that special moment so we could take photos before the wedding. There really was something so special about it being just us (and the photographers of course!). And still, that first glimpse walking down the aisle is incredibly special. Great work Em!

  9. Bri says:

    Hello beautiful couple! These photos are awesome – you totally worked this shoot :)

  10. Amber Dawn says:

    That last shot just makes me smile…such a great memory captured! You guys did an awesome job on this wedding. Just beautiful! :)


    I LOVE the bubbles! That shot seriously rocks! How good are you at Sunflare! Beautiful work as always Emily :)

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Apart from Weddings, Maternity shoots are seriously my favorite to shoot. I love capturing the couple in one of their most special times in their lives as they prepare to welcome this miracle of life into their family. Such natural beauty as a woman becomes a mother and man becomes a father. Amazing.

This lovely couple was adorable to capture on camera. They were so clearly excited to welcome their new little girl into the world and they were so cute and fun together. They were willing to do anything. I LOVE that their favorite color is green just like Brett and I. I love even more that they decided to decorate their little girl’s room all green, black and white – so fabulous! Rui and Debbie, congratulations. I can’t wait to see pictures of this little one. She is destined to be beautiful as you two are.



This is the green room for their baby girl. Love it!


One of my favs. Look how cute they are!








I loved the light pouring through. Flare is my best friend. :)






This is daddy showing off for the women in his life. ;) almazan-107-copy

Another fav.


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  1. HeatherA says:

    So Beautiful! Girl, you are AMAZING!

  2. Fely Almazan says:

    Rui and Debbie,

    Beautiful pictures! I love them! Dad and I can’t wait for her arrival!

    Love you guys,


  3. Bri says:

    These are beautiful – such sweet moments :)

  4. Juliette Read says:

    Pregnancy is just so beautiful and you captured it effortlessly Em! That baby is sure to be adorable with such beautiful parents! I hope they have you do infant shots too so I can see what she looks like!

  5. Amber Dawn says:

    I just love that first sunflare image! So awesome! And the one where daddy is showing off? Too cute! I love it! Great stuff Em!

  6. Janet says:

    These pictures are incredible! Auntie you look so beautiful, I can’t wait to meet my new cousin!!!!!

  7. Mina Ramat says:

    Debbie & Rui, The pictures are awesome. Just waiting for her arrival. Love you, Mom

  8. Julie Cruz says:

    Awesome job Emily! Although i’m sad I wasn’t able to take them, i’m glad they picked someone as wonderful as you! :) You rocked it!

    R&D – You guys are adorable! Can’t wait to meet (and photograph) baby girl in a few weeks!! :)

  9. Lucinda McKnight says:

    hey emily its marinna and your mom is with me right now and showing me your websites and stuff so i just wanted to say hi and i wish you were here with us!!
    love marinna

  10. Becky Moseley says:

    I love the one with Debbie, the pregnant mama, laying her head in her hubbie’s lap. Such a sweet and tender moment!

  11. annajoy says:

    ohmygosh i love these toooo much. especially the one in black and white of her eyelashes in focus!

  12. Cindy says:

    What a beautiful set of photos! :)


    Girl, you sure do know how to rock that sunflare! I love that shot of her lying on his lap, it’s so sweet!

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