Group Photos

Shortly after the school year started (which is middle August for us in CA), I was contacted about photographing a small Catholic Charter school in my area. After discussing the details we sorted out a date to take the group photo early in the morning. It was mid-October on the morning of the group photo. … More Group Photos

Wedding Dresses

Bridal Gowns | Beautiful Bride Trends | by Kristina Cilia Photography The world of bridal gown design is always changing and there is something out there for every bride-to-be. Doing some research before starting the shopping process can really make for a great bridal experience. Brides should consider several factors when deciding on a dress: … More Wedding Dresses

An Artsy Sacramento Wedding

Crocker Art Museum Wedding | Sacramento, CA | Kristina Cilia Photography Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) was filled with music by a full choir one October afternoon as K & B said their vows before family and close friends. The beautiful pastel colored interior walls of the church, accented with crystal chandeliers, made the … More An Artsy Sacramento Wedding

Woodside wedding

Woodside Mounted Patrol | Woodside, CA | Kristina Cilia Photography “Marriage is what brings us together today…”, exclaimed the father of the bride imitating the officiant from The Princess Bride movie. This father of the bride not only walked his daughter down the aisle to giver her away but then turned around to officiate the … More Woodside wedding

Veterans Day 2018

Normandy, France |WWI American Cemetery | Kristina Cilia Photography In 2013, my family and I were fortunate to have been able to visit the WWI American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. When we arrived it was pouring down rain but that did not deter us (this was in July and if you have ever been … More Veterans Day 2018

Fall Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits | Fall Photos | by Kristina Cilia Photography It has slowly begun to feel like fall hasn’t it? Cooler temperatures, dew on the grass, and some leaves have already started to fall. This is the perfect time for those Class of 2019 Senior portraits! There are only 10 more weeks until December 1st … More Fall Senior Portraits

Wedding Wednesday!

Wedding Style | Park Winters | by Kristina Cilia Photography This image has all the classic feels with so many emotional vibes yet at the same time is candid and natural looking in a photo journalistic way. Plus, the look of Black and White enhances all of that, don’t you think? I love to mix … More Wedding Wednesday!

Wonderful Tonight

Wonderful Weddings | The Maples | Woodland | by Kristina Cilia Photography And then she asks me ‘Do you feel alright?’ And I say ‘Yes, my darling, I feel wonderful tonight.’ One of the most special days and biggest moments in your life is your wedding day.  The beauty, the emotions, the LOVE that all … More Wonderful Tonight

Summer Lovin’

Wedding Photography | The Maples Woodland | by Kristina Cilia Photography This is by far one of my favorite venues! There are so many photographic opportunities around every corner and the inside of the venue is just as gorgeous as the outside. It checks all the boxes whether you like modern, country or rustic scenery. … More Summer Lovin’

NorCal Treffpunkt 2018

Aircooled Porsches & VW’s | Concord, CA | by Kristina Cilia Photography   What better way to spend a Sunday than in the park surrounded by vintage Porsche’s and Volkswagens? Another successful NorCal Treffpunkt, put on by Micheal Rogers, at Dave Brubek park in Concord has come and gone. This casual gathering of aircooled Porsche’s … More NorCal Treffpunkt 2018

Senior Portraits

Class of 2019 | Senior Photos | by Kristina Cilia Photography Hey there Class of 2019! First of all, Congratulations on being a Senior! This is YOUR year! You will be making so many memories this final year of high school and taking Senior Portraits is one of them. It’s amazing what beautiful images can … More Senior Portraits

It’s official

We have a teenager! | 13th Birthday | by Kristina Cilia Photography It’s official…we have a teenager in the house now! In my house we love to celebrate special occasions (who doesn’t right?). Several weeks ago, my oldest son turned 13. To mark the big day and celebrate the occasion I decorated the night before, … More It’s official

There and Back

Tempted into Porsche ownership after watching a TV crime drama, California native Bob Beach ultimately found himself the custodian of a 1972 911T. He restored it himself, first as an ‘outlaw’ and then, several years later, back to stock. It was quite a journey… Read the full story online or in print in the current … More There and Back

Rebekah & Shane

  Private Ranch | Fairfield, CA | by Kristina Cilia Photography This was a day about family – parents, grandparents, siblings; a wedding party composed mostly of siblings and a few important friends (you know the ones who are nearly family?); the bride’s father doing double duty as he walked his daughter down the aisle, … More Rebekah & Shane

Class of 2019 – It’s Time for Senior Pictures!

Senior Portrait Sessions | Vacaville Senior Photographer | By Kristina Cilia Photography I have been fielding questions lately from parents about senior portraits. Many of you have received that letter in the mail about scheduling portraits through the schools contracted photographer. If you’re the parent of an upcoming Class of 2019 Senior here are a … More Class of 2019 – It’s Time for Senior Pictures!

Happy 4th!

July 4, 2018 | Independence Day | by Kristina Cilia Photography | Vacaville Photographer Happy Fourth of July! Also known as Independence Day, this federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by Congress on this day in 1776. The 13 original colonies were now a new nation and no longer part of … More Happy 4th!

Summer’s Here…and it’s time to schedule your Senior Portraits!

Summer 2018 | Summer Fun and Senior Portraits | by Kristina Cilia Photography Summer officially started last week and my family and I have already been enjoying it! We have gone bowling, swimming, enjoyed a trip to the beach (one of our favorite things to do especially when it gets hot here in NorCal! See … More Summer’s Here…and it’s time to schedule your Senior Portraits!

Bird’s Eye View

Sonoma Canopy Tours | Alliance Redwoods | By Kristina Cilia Photography Recently my family and I had an amazingly fun family adventure zip lining through the trees in Sonoma County. The day began early as we had to be at Sonoma Canopy Tours by 9:15am. After arriving, we checked in and then rode in the … More Bird’s Eye View

Spring is in the Air!

Another fabulous and fun session amongst the blossoms! A pre-planning consultation was a must, for these girls had never had their own photo session before. Aside from the location and time, we discussed their personalities and shared many photos regarding outfit choices. Both girls are very laid back and easy going but each has her … More Spring is in the Air!

Fairfield Elopement

Catching up on some blog posts, like this elopement I photographed in late November. Charmaine and Eric got engaged in the late summer and were planning a large wedding…when out of the blue they decided to elope! So on November 30, 2017, surrounded by their parents and 2 children, they got married in a civil … More Fairfield Elopement

Car Week in Carmel

Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea and you will discover a quaint fairy tale village nestled along California’s Central Coast. Shopping, wine tasting, salons & spas as well as many critically acclaimed restaurants and art galleries are along every avenue to explore as well as a historic mission and a beautiful white sand beach. But every August these shops … More Car Week in Carmel

Treffpunkt 2017

For the past eleven years, the California Bay Area air cooled community has descended upon Dave Brubeck Park in Concord for the Nor Cal Vintage VW and Porsche Treffen. This year, despite a name change, was no different for organizer Michael Rogers who had to rename the event to Nor Cal Vintage VW and Porsche … More Treffpunkt 2017