Sonora Engagement Photographer | Pinecrest Engagement Session | Christine Dibble Photography

Wedding season is coming up quickly! Lindsay and Justin are one of my couples this year, and they wanted an outdoor, woodsy setting so they chose a Pinecrest engagement session. These two are avid hikers, and they are incorporating that into their wedding, so it was only fitting that they have portraits done to show that too. They had waited for a spring session, and in the last few years, that would have been no problem since we were drowning in drought. But this year, it happened to snow the day before they traveled up the hill! There was not a lot of snow, but it helped make it cool enough that the adorable summer outfits were a bit chilly. We had to pick our way through marshy areas, and Lindsay finally gave up and just plowed through in her sandals. I am not sure how her feet did not freeze off! I think they kept each other warm as they danced and played through the woods. Their Lazy Z wedding later this year should be lots of fun…and definitely warmer!Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

Sonora engagement and wedding photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes engagement photos of a couple in the woods at Pinecrest as they dance on a stump and walk through the trails.

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Corey - Beautiful couple and I love how their engagement session turned out – despite the snow! They look like they had a blast and Pinecrest looks and sounds like it was the perfect location for these hikers! I look forward to seeing their wedding photos!

Sonora Wedding Photographer | Hopefully Romantic Wedding Dresses | Christine Dibble Photography

I love it when I get to see and play with the amazing wedding dresses that Katherine makes for her Hopefully Romantic Etsy store. She takes all those vintage linens, cleans and restores them, and then lovingly stitches them into one-of-a-kind creations for a bride to wear on her wedding day. Some are just dresses that she makes to list in her shop, and some are custom creations commissioned by a bride. Katherine usually makes a corset top that is covered with linens and lace, and then adds skirts either alone or in layers to the bottom half. That means many of her styles are mix-and-match. And she always finds gorgeous models to put them on for some photos to list them or before they are sent off to their brides. Two of the dresses below were custom orders. The last one featured was one she had told me about when the order came in, and I was so excited to see it in person as a finished gown. I also love the use of color in the old linens and some of the custom embroidery Katherine designs and adds. And that head wreath on the last model…she whipped that up from flowers in her yard right before the session! But what a perfect accent for the colors in the bodice! If you are looking for a beautiful, unique wedding dress, or a sash or birdcage veil, or custom wedding slippers, check out Hopefully Romantic!  (Her blog is here with stories of her work…)

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

Sonora Wedding Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes portraits of models posing as brides in wedding dresses made by Hopefully Romantic out of Twain Harte, CA.

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Jentry Dryden - What interesting and beautiful wedding dresses! I have never seen such a unique set of wedding dresses…I adore the mixture of texture she uses in her designs. Beautiful photos, and I love the floral halo/headpiece on that last model, too!

Ashley - Can I just say WOW?! I love how she repurposes the older fabrics to create truly unique wedding gowns for the gorgeous brides of Sonora. The designs themselves range from simplistic to much more intricate, which is awesome. The images are stunningly gorgeous and I’ll bet the owner of Hopefully Romantic is absolutely thrilled with how well you’ve showcased her work!

Allison Anderson - What beautiful designs by Hopefully Romantic on these unique wedding dresses! I love the different textures and beautiful pieces of vintage fabrics! You did a really great job of photographing the wedding dresses in the setting sun. It really has an old world charm

ashley eiban - oh what beautiful dresses!! i love how unique and different they are! one of my favorite parts of a wedding is seeing which dress the bride picks out! it really says so much about their personality!!

Ashley S. - I can’t even imagine wearing a custom made bridal gown. Photographing them in a bridal session would be just about as fun, I think! haha!

jen - these wedding portraits are beautiful. All the dresses are so unique and different. Great job with all these gorgeous Sonora ladies.

Alyssa - Oh my goodness! I am so blown away by all the talent here! She is obviously so talented to create such beautiful wedding dresses. And I just love the photo of her stepping in to perfect it…just really shows her passion. It is no surprising that she has choosen such a talented photographer to capture her designs.

Sonora Family Photographer | Holiday Portraits | Christine Dibble Photography

Still playing catch-up with my crazy fall and holiday sessions here! One of the good things about not traveling at the holidays is that I am around to fulfill those Sonora family photographer duties for families that gather here together for holidays and take advantage of that for a group portrait session. This family had me come out two days after Christmas to capture all the cousins and grandparents and grown children together. It was a bitterly cold day, and there were piles of gifts under the Christmas tree, waiting to be opened after the photos were taken. Both of those factors made the kids a little grumpy at posing, but I couldn’t blame them because my fingers were having trouble working! Even the cookie bribe at the end didn’t entice them to stand still and look at the camera.  So we tried to be super quick and finish the job so they could go warm up!Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

Sonora Family Photographer Christine Dibble Photography takes family portraits of an extended family as they gather to celebrate Christmas in Sonora near Indigeny Reserve.

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Marina - What gorgeous photographs! Families in Sonora are lucky to have such a brilliant family photographer! The location and the vibrance of your images are stunning. I must say the first picture had me melting. Adorable!

Jentry Dryden - This is as “real life” as it gets, huh!?! LOL. These are cracking me up right now. Such a cute bunch of littles, though – tears and smiles combined! I actually really enjoy seeing real life moments like this. They will remember this time for how this stage of life truly is. I love your processing style, by the way – so beautiful! Your families are lucky to have you as their photographer in Sonora!

Corey - These are beautiful – grumpy kids and all! I think all of the expressions are awesome memories this family will love to look back on – and laugh!

Deanna - Your family sessions are always a treat to see! I love how you group these large families, they looks so great. I also like how you break down the families to showcase the immediate family members. My favorite picture is the last one with all the little ones eating cookies. The perfect way to end a session!

Jenny Storment - I have to say this is one of the most entertaining blog post I have seen in awhile. All those toddlers and little kids together were priceless. I am a sucker for a crying toddler photo because it’s as real as it gets. Great job on this extended family holiday portrait session.

Samantha - Oh my goodness these photos are so hilarious and so precious! Despite the crying toddlers you somehow worked your magic and got lots of good ones!

Maria Martinez - How adorable is this holiday session?! All of these little ones are so precious and you photographed them so well!

ashley eiban - oh what a cute session!! i love all of these images! what cute families you get to work with!! <3