A family VERY dear to my heart. They are dear friends of ours that have supported us in our ups and downs, cheering us up with “Settlers” and encouraging us with prayer when needed. They are a walking testimony of God’s love and faithfulness. They are a beautiful couple which of course results in a beautiful child. Ruby is one of the most beautiful little girls I have ever seen with her stunning blue eyes and huge smile, but she also has a very contemplative way about her that always makes you wonder what she is thinking. :) We love this family and of course it was a JOY to photograph them. It was a very hot day in Redding, but we braved the heat and came out with some great images.

Nathan, Juliette and Ruby – we love you so much and miss you when we are apart. We are always blessed by you when we are together. Thank you for your friendship, always.





Isn’t Juliette so beautiful???img_3156-41-copywarm

One of my favs from the shoot.img_3164-44-copy



Nathan adores his girls and that is always evident. He is a loving husband and a great dad. img_3363-80-copy

Look at those eyes – totally after her mama. img_3377-83-copy



Aren’t they so cute? img_3889-158-copy

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  1. Juliette Read says:

    Awww, Emily, we “heart” you too! We had an amazing time at this shoot. You and Brett just put us at ease and allowed our true selves to come shining through. I will cherish these photos for years to come! Thank you so much!

  2. Amber Dawn says:

    OH! I LOVE the picture of you shooting through those bars…the blue colors and composition are just rad! Great work girl! :)

  3. Bethany says:

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! And Love them! :)

  4. Angelina says:

    Wow, these are amazing!! I love the pics and I love this family!!! They are so beautiful inside and out!

  5. Bri says:

    Beautiful!! I love these :)

  6. Bobby Earle says:

    What a great series!


  7. Meg says:

    These are stunning!!! And the new blog looks AWESOME!

  8. hannah says:

    this is such a fun family shoot! adorable!!! (i am amy endecotts neice, and she has been telling me about you, but i dont think we have ever met, and i also met juan last week that said you were shooting his wedding) so fun to see your work!! hopefully we can meet someday :)

  9. Vanea says:

    Awww…These are so beautiful! We love the Reads too! :)


    Just beautiful Emily! I love them all, especially the one of the little girl cuddled into her daddy’s chest *sigh*

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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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