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
Prom Theme Wedding Reception | Vacaville Opera House | Kristina Cilia Photography In September I was lucky enough to photograph a couple who got ‘Prommed’. What does that mean you ask yourself? Well let me explain. Desiree and Tom knew one another in high school. They were popular and athletic (take a look at their … More A Wedding fit for a Prom King and Queen
Family Portraits | Davis, CA | by Kristina Cilia Photography Fall is my favorite season of the year. With cooler weather, a varied display of nature’s colors, and new outfits to take out of the closet (sweaters, vests, scarves, boots, oh my!) there are lots of things to like. Here in Northern California we are … More Outdoor Fall Family Photos
Family Portrait Season | Thanksgiving | by Kristina Cilia Photography Fall Family Portrait Season has been in full swing and it doesn’t look like it will be done anytime soon. The weather has been pretty mild which is the reason for our extended portrait season here in California. Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st … More Zaragoza Family Portraits
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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’
Deluxe Portrait Session | Styled Shoot Pt 1 | by Kristina Cilia Photography This senior portrait session was definitely out of the box! Joey has his own speedboat. Yep, that’s right, I said SPEEDBOAT. Not a car, a speedboat! How cool is that? Many weeks before, I coordinated his senior portrait session with his mom. … More Joey | Vacaville Senior Portraits
Lorentzen Wedding | Winters, CA | by Kristina Cilia Photography Per and Tracy got ready at the beautiful Inn at Park Winters just outside of the quaint town of Winters, CA. Tracy prepared in the main house while Per was in the converted water tower. It is such a beautiful venue! Did you know that … More Park Winters Wedding
Joey | WCW Class of 2019 | by Kristina Cilia Photography Styled Senior Portrait Sessions is something that I love to help parents and their Senior coordinate. These deluxe sessions are more personalised and give you a glimpse into who this person is at this stage in their life. They will reveal some character and … More Deluxe Senior Portraits
Seniors and Speedboats | Senior Portraits | by Kristina Cilia Photography Senior portrait season is in full swing! I recently had a Senior Deluxe Portrait Session that included a more stylized portrait with the Senior and his speed boat! How cool is that?! He and his family are into boating so it was natural that … More Senior Deluxe Portrait Speedboat Session
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
UC Davis Arboretum | By Kristina Cilia Photography | Vacaville Photographer Recently, I heard a song while driving in the car that made me reflect back on an engagement photo shoot that happened several months ago. Have you ever heard of the song “Hey there Delilah” by The Plain White T’s? It’s a romantic song … More Rebekah & Shane | Engagement Session
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!
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
April 2018 | By Kristina Cilia Photography Schools out and the Class of 2018 has graduated and is moving on up! For one Senior, Kohner, the school year finished on an exceptionally high note. This young man loves to run and he proved it when he broke four (4!) records for the Winters High … More Kohner | Senior Pictures | Winters H.S.
As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! This was sure the case this Spring as I scheduled various photo shoots. But the one that had to be most timely was an engagement session that I only had a couple days that could work because the groom … More True Love Endures the Miles
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!
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
Last month it was feeling a lot like Spring! The first half of the month we had lots of sunshine, warm weather, and things were beginning to bloom. The latter half of the month was frigid but we won’t talk about that. It was mid-month and I had the privilege of photographing the ‘O’ family … More Almond Orchard Session
Happy New Year! So I am a little late on this post! Fall was busy with photo shoots, a quick round of jury duty and then Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went. It was a whirlwind of a time and every year seems to go by quicker. Anyway, when I photographed this cute family it … More A November Family Photo Session
This styled wedding shoot collaboration between myself and event planner Paradise Parkway took place at Park Winters and involved many creative vendors. For some background detail about our narrative read the story below and you can also watch the narrative come to life by clicking the video link found on my website under Video that … More A Fall Harvest Mediterranean Wedding
Held in Pacific Grove along Lighthouse Avenue, the Little Car Show is just that – little cars. Marques from all countries may be accepted as long as they are 25yrs old, or older, and have no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines. This car show is free to the viewer and a huge fan favorite. With plenty … More Pacific Grove’s Little Car Show
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
From here to there, Porsche cars were everywhere, Red cars, blue cars, old cars, new cars. This one is a superstar and this one carries scars. My what a lot of cars there are! Come one, come all…and they did, as over 1000 cars rolled onto the fairways of the Corral de Tierra Country Club, … More Porsche Werks Reunion 2017
Let’s hear it for the ‘Boy’ Mom! This busy family of seven is constantly on the go with Mom at the helm. This Autumn family portrait session was fast paced and perfectly planned out to maximize our short amount of time. We accomplished a variety of individual and group portrait combinations that will make wonderful … More ‘B’ Family Portraits
It’s a Pardi! I was recently hired to photograph an 80th Birthday party but beforehand the family wanted to do a variety of family portraits. Little did I know that I would be photographing Jon Pardi and his family!! It was a great afternoon and I feel incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity. Out … More Dixon’s Country Music Star
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
It’s that time of year again to schedule those family portraits! They make the perfect gift, are a great way to update that wall collage and make wonderful Holiday cards to send to family and friends. Except for weekdays, October is nearly booked so if you would like to schedule a session November is wide … More Family Portrait Season
Already the beginning of October and we are heading into fall (my favorite time of year!). It won’t be long before the holidays are here! However, there is still plenty of time to get those Senior Portraits done – in fact I think this is the perfect time of year to take them. Call me … More Still time for Senior Portraits
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing an old truck. Mr. B (the trucks owner) and his wife met me early one Saturday morning to take some photos of their 1965 Ford F100. Upon arrival, the sun was shining but there were dark clouds looming in the distance with the threat of rain. I quickly … More Dad’s Old Red Truck