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Archive for June, 2011

Simpson University Hires Diana Vader Photography

Mark Wood, Director of Marketing and Communication and Travis Quam, Creative Design Manager of Simpson University are putting together an ad campaign for a number of their programs.  Featured will be students from these programs like Master of Divinity, RN and Education.  Landmark locations familiar to Redding residents such as Lassen, Mt. Shasta, Burney Falls etc. are featured along with the student.  Travis put his amazing graphic design talents to work to create the final poster art.  Check out their website at  simpsonu.edu for more info on their fabulous graduate and undergraduate programs.  Here are two of the posters that you may see around town.  I’ll be posting others as they are ready for publication.  Thanks Mark and Travis for being so wonderful to work with.

This location is Mt. Shasta as seen from McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch park on Shasta View Drive.   Ron went through the ASPIRE program to continue his education in nursing.  Congratulations Ron!  Ron works for Shasta Regional Medical Center.

Kristin is standing in front of the New Cypress Bridge on Cypress Ave.  She is a 2nd grade teacher and recieved her Credential from Simpson U.  Congratulations Kristin!


Western and Water

We had such a good time yesterday with Nicole’s shoot.  There was a country theme in the beginning and then it got fancy with a gorgeous dress and water.  We had talked about a cowboy hat but she didn’t have time to get one so we hopped back over to our house and picked one up.  I’m so glad we did because it was just perfect on her.  After a very warm day.. 104 in Redding I was worried that we would melt but up at Whiskeytown Lake it was a cool 95.  We were a little warm but once we got shooting we didn’t even notice it.  I did something a photographer’s never supposed to do during a shoot.  Can you guess what it was?  No, I did not fall in the lake.  I got teary-eyed.  Nicole looked so pretty that I couldn’t help myself.  Thanks Nicole for a fabulous time.  Here’s your sneak peak.


Trip to Oregon Coast

Wow wow wow. A shout out to Russ at Hawk's Rest Ranch. The horseback ride on the beach was fab-you-lus. I was only a little saddle sore the next day. My friend Debra went with me and we walked around bow legged after that outing. The beach was amazing. This was my first trip up to Oregon and I was like a crazy woman runnning around photographing. The Cape Ferello lookout is unreal, fantastic and amazing. My favorite beach was Lone Ranch. Great for kids too. We saw the giant bunny rabbit at that beach. Here's some goodies I shot.The Bunny Rabbit

Pelican's Fishing

Pistol River Beach

Cape Ferrello Lookover

This is Lassen at Manzanita Lake.

Lupine