Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography
Kina Wicks- Santa Ynez Film Photography

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”  ~Robert Brault

I get that this is an over-simplistic quote, but it sums up exactly how I felt getting to spend time with my friends Stefanie & Ivan this month in always beautiful California.  Whatever residual winter blues I had were washed away over glasses of Sangria, laughs, and stories of Europe with these two.  It’s such a gift to meet kindred spirits in this world that suddenly brighten your outlook and refresh your perspective.  Love you two!

  • Kina – I love these photographs! Thank you Kina for your company and for capturing these pics of my hubby and I – we will cherish them forever – and one day show them to our kids with the words “this were mom and dad when they were young” – lol :) It was such a blessing meeting you and spending time with you! Exactly what we all needed to recharge. Can’t wait to see you again – hopefully soon!ReplyCancel

  • what a beautiful session. Makes me want to be there!!ReplyCancel

  • These are deliciously beautiful! Stephanie looks absolutely gorgeous. Stunning work Kina!ReplyCancel

  • Oh these are breathtaking! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • These are GORGEOUS! I love the warmth and the tones. What a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful session Kina!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful session! I just love how intimate the photos feel!ReplyCancel

  • I feel like on repeat here as I go through your blog posts commenting.. but seriously, I love you. Your radiant, loving self always shines through so brightly in your work. I love the LOVE you bring out in the people you photograph.. love these so much. And so proud of you for doing it all in film, BEST DECISION EVER!!! :) ReplyCancel

 

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It was a fun diversion to come back from my time on the West Coast and shoot Lily & David’s engagement session in still wintry Chicago.  IDE Christmas Tree Farm made for quite the romantic backdrop and I had so much fun romping around in the snow with these two. Can’t wait for the wedding in May!

MU: Cecilia Oh at Oh2Touch || Hair: Elena Denning
  • Lily

    Thank you so much Kina! We love the pictures and it was so much fun doing our e-shoot with you! This was an amazing idea and I can’t wait for May either!!ReplyCancel

  • I love this session! Such a fun venue and they have such a beautiful sweet love that you can SEE!! You have captured some awesome moments with these two!ReplyCancel

  • Well this is magical & perfect! I absolutely love it!! :) ReplyCancel

  • SO pretty, Kina!! They look so warm and cozy together!ReplyCancel

  • So warm and inviting and full of love. Love that last shot especially!ReplyCancel

  • AHHH! I love this session!!!! LOVE!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina McNeill

    adorable! love the hot cocoa!ReplyCancel

  • I am always in awe of your work and this session makes me even more in love! You did amazing with these and the couple is stunning! I defiantly need a session with you next year in Vegas! :) ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty session with the snow, cocoa and the couple!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Miller

    So lovely! ReplyCancel

  • So gorgeous Kina! I love the colors of the trees and snow and the red!ReplyCancel

  • These Christmas Tree Farm posts always make me jealous, so good!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! I love the colors you got from this session!ReplyCancel

  • Ahh Kina.. you know how I feel about you.. and your beautiful work.. these are no exception. Each of them more lovely than the last. What a lucky couple to have so many gorgeous photos!!ReplyCancel

I had the privilege to photograph one of my favorite Chicago girls during my time in Nevada in February.  Let’s just say we were both more than happy to soak in the sun in the desert;)

AJ is such an example to me… she is an amazing business woman, the best hairstylist I know (check her out! www.yourstylistaj.com), an always cheerful presence and a strong independent woman!  I am so thankful to call her a friend and to share a little bit of her light with you all.  Love you AJ!

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The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom

-Maya Angelou

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