Marin Kristine » Marin Kristine Photography · Fine Art Film Photographer · Napa Valley, California

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· “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard.” · L. Frank Baum, Wizard of Oz

This fall I had the chance to photograph so many sweet families, but not many can beat the snuggles and adorable smiles that unfolded one-after-the-other from the Denes Family. As I began to unroll my film, and gaze around their charming backyard for the best lighting, they simply came to life and bubbled over with such a sweet natural love for each other that photographing them was a breeze. It’s always an honor meeting with new clients (like these guys) and I am always thrilled to incorporate “on-site home locations” so your session feels that much more dear to your heart.

Olive-and-Branch“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain on the vine.” 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in my love and I reside inside of your heart, you will produce overflowing joy, peace, patience, sweetness, goodness, love, and faith; apart from me you can do nothing. Remain in my love.”

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It is always such an honor to have my clients return to me, as their life changes and huge milestones unfold in their lives. This is my second time working with the Kruzona Family and they are always so laid back and relaxed when we get together, with simple expectations as I direct them for photographs. I always love teasing Sean as he “clams up” for the camera, Britley is simply a goddess in my eyes, and it was such a pleasure meeting their equally rad baby (Nixon, who was named after the watch company, not the president), and capturing every little giggle of his.

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“A hidden fire burns perpetually upon the hearth of the world… In autumn this great conflagration becomes especially manifest. Then the flame that is slowly and mysteriously consuming every green thing bursts into vivid radiance. Every blade of grass and every leaf in the woodlands is cast into the great oven of Nature; and the bright colors of their fading are literally the flames of their consuming. The golden harvest-fields are glowing in the heart of the furnace…. Bu this autumn fire, God every year purges the floor of nature. All effete substances that have served their purpose in the old form are burnt up. Everywhere God makes sweet and clean the earth with fire.”

These ladies are very special to my heart. Not only have I captured their bridal shower, engagement session, and perfect wedding day (at Park Winters) a few years back… now life has taken full circle with the addition of little Avery, making the three of them a family.

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· I wonder what it would be like to melt into your sweet arms and get stuck there for an eternity ·

Jen and Mac are some of the coolest kids around, with an endearing love that could melt the coldest of hears. There is nothing quite as sweet as photographing young love and the innocence that it embodies. Jen is a graphic design artist, with such a funky fun style (Hello? That rose-gold hair melted my camera into a puddle of plastic and glass). Her hair was literally stunning on my rolls of film. Jen has the biggest and most generous heart around, and her boyfriend Mac, well he is just a big silly sweet boy who couldn’t help but jump off of boulders during the fun of the day.