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Thank you friends

We are overwhelmed with gratitude as we look back on 2013. We worked with amazing, generous people who have unforgettable stories.All we can say is thank you: Thank you for hiring us. Thank you for letting us capture some of the sweetest moments of your life. Thank you for your kindness and support. Thank you for being genuine. Thank you for laughing at our jokes and listening to our stories. Thank you for telling us your stories.

It has been life changing year and we walked the path with the best of clients. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Jens and Megan Private Estate Reception

Brett and Devon Lord Hill Farms

Brian and Antonia Family Estate

Jonathan and Gisel Grass Valley

Tyler and Charlotte White Ranch

Sam and Sara Patrick Ranch

Levi and Tanna Honker Bay

Luke and Megan Los Altos History Museum

Ryan and Kathryn White Ranch

Austin and Emily Long Creek Winery

Taylor and Kayla Chardonnay Golf Club

Kyle and Denny Shaffer Ranch

Jason and Ali Madison Bear Garden

Spencer and Shirley Long Meadow Ranch, Grgich Hills Estate

Miles and Kristen Skylake Gardens

Ryan and Sheri Canyon Oaks Country Club

Kevin and Katy The White House

Keaton and Ashton Gale Vineyards

Cody and Katie Shaffer Ranch

A California Ranch Wedding: Cody and Katie

Cody and KatieNovember 9th, 2013 Shaffer Ranch, California "I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough. I'm giving you all my love..." Jason Mraz Cody and Katie, it seems you are friends with everyone, you are those kind of people. Thank you for your generosity and giving us the chance to be a part of your emotional, beautiful story.

Katie, you stop this. You are stunning.


Because this is totally them...

A Patrick Ranch Engagement: Miles and Kristen

Miles and KristenSummer 2013 Patrick Ranch Engagement Photos "True love is friendship set on fire." -Laura Hendricks When you meet two people as loving and kind and funny as Miles and Kristen, you will find your life is blessed.

let's get together

We know that sometimes you just have to do it. You have to throw away fear and doubt, take more risks, and walk towards your dreams.

For months now, we have been dreaming of connecting with more of you; photographers, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. On November 12th at 10:30am we will be broadcasting live from our office to answer many of your questions.

Questions about photography (About the technical side, the creative side, anything you want to ask) Questions about running a business (the financial side, creating systems that work, how to build a business) Questions about working with your spouse Questions about finding a balance in work and life The questions are up to you...

We can't promise that we know all the answers, but we can promise to be honest. To share real life stories, failures and triumphs. To engage in candid conversations about being a business owner. Our goal is  for each of us to walk away encouraged and inspired.

The nitty gritty details: The live broadcast will happen on Tuesday, November 12th 10:30 - 11:30 am PST Meet us in your office, or home; anywhere with a computer, internet and of course a good cup of coffee :) Please email your questions beforehand to There will also be a live chat room during the broadcast where you can interact with us and each other. Our Livestream Event will be located HERE

We cannot wait! We really believe that together, we can make a big difference in this world and in our industries.  "no one has ever become poor by giving..." -Anne Frank

See you soon friends! K and K

fridays are for fun

Well here we are, it's already Friday, which means it's time for us to share some of the highlights from our week:

We are finding that most of our days begin long before the sun comes up. This is only because Parker loves the  five o clock hour. If you know anything about me, you know that I am not a morning person. I didn't even know it was possible to function at this time of day ;)

Enjoyed seeing quite a few friends this week. With life being so crazy for us, I feel like all of our visits were long overdue. Feeling thankful.

I think it's safe to say, we are loving every moment of these gorgeous fall evenings here in Chico.

As some of you may have seen on Facebook, we found the biggest spider EVER last night . I would show you a picture, but I can't even stand to look at it. This is scary stuff, people.

It was a big week for Parker:  He started eating cereal and crawling. Goodbye old life. The adventures have officially begun :)

Shot a lovely family session last night. Which reminds me, we are booking fall portrait sessions -- please email us for details.

Went to the dentist this week and had no cavities. Bring on the candy corn... (In case my dentist  is reading this, don't worry, I always limit my intake to one bag per week ;) )

Dreaming about our next trip to Cannon Beach. We just got home last Thursday, and already miss our favorite place in the world.

And in case you missed, we shared some big announcements on the blog this week. (see posts below) #kstonenews

Well, have a great weekend friends! We might get really crazy and carve a pumpkin :) K and K and P

This picture courtesy of our iPhone  

join us

As most of you know, we love adoption! We are so thankful for the many organizations that support orphans and birth parents, and provide resources for families looking to adopt. Adoption is beautiful and life changing.

For anyone who has ever invested in our work, we want you to know that you were a part of a bigger story. Because of you, we were able to adopt our son, Parker. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you so much.

For our future clients, we want you to know that 5 percent of every dollar you spend, will go towards adoption and orphan ministries. We are very excited about this!

So will you join us? Join us in loving orphans around the world. Join us as we give to something bigger than ourselves. We can't wait to see what happens! K and K and P




A new season

Since the day we started, Kenny and I have always photographed weddings together. However, many of you know that for the last eight years, Kenny has also worked full time in ministry. Last month, things changed for us when Kenny knew it was time to step out of his position.

Sometimes God calls us out of our comfort and stability. He calls us to take great risks. He is always asking us to do something bigger than ourselves. And deep down, we know we were made for this.

So here we are today: After months of praying, discerning, and talking to others, Kenny and I begin a new chapter of our life. We will work full time, as photographers. We will plan together, dream together, succeed together and at times fail together. We will spend more time pouring into our clients and creating beautiful photographs. We will spend more time with Parker. We will spend more time doing what we feel called to do. It is exciting and terrifying.

So, as we take this risk, we realize that no matter how hard we work, we are not in control. It's a vulnerable place to be, but the best place to be. Ultimately, we are praying that God takes our dreams and our hard work, and ignites this business to do great things.

Feel free to join us. Like we always say, your support means the world to us, especially in this new season. Much Love Friends, K and K and P

"A ship in the port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." -Grace Hopper

the first time ever

The last six months have been full of changes for us. Lots of change.And this week, we are announcing some exciting new things with the business! As for today, for the first time ever, we are offering a gift to our future couples. For the next month, we will be offering 800.00 off of any wedding package, if your wedding falls on a Friday or Sunday. As we move into this new season, we covet the chance to work with many of you and we are always SO grateful for your referrals. Happy Fall friends! So blessed to do what we love! K and K

Long Creek Winery Wedding: Austin and Emily

Austin and EmilyJuly 7th, 2013 Long Creek Winery "This is my beloved and this is my friend." Song of Solomon Austin and Emily, you are beautiful people, and we just know that together you will inspire the world. Thank you, thank you for letting us capture your amazing day.

Emily, you are beautiful.

Their first look was perfect...

Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Long Creek Winery Wedding Photographers: K Stone Photography DJ: Elite Sounds Floral Design: Flowers by Rachelle

Tyler and Charlotte: A White Ranch Wedding

Tyler and CharlotteJune 1, 2013 White Ranch, Chico "It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight..." -Vladimir Nabokov Tyler and Charlotte have the kind of joy and love that lights up a room. We are so blessed to know them.

Grass Valley Wedding Photography: Jonathan and Gisel

Jonathan and GiselMarried May 26, 2013 Grass Valley, California "Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." Jonathan and Gisel are authentic, kind and gentle spirited.  It was an absolute honor to be a part of their wedding day.

They were married in the church where Jonathan works as a pastor.

Parker William Stone

I sit staring at our new son. He is beautiful, miraculous, and reminds us every day, that God does not miss a thing. He went before us in our adoption journey and walked with us every step of the way. He was with Parker in the womb and led Parker's parents to us. There is not an ounce of doubt in my soul, that God is real.

Parker is amazing. His story is a miracle and his birthparents, are our heroes.

One day very soon, I will share the whole story. Please stay tuned, because it might leave you speechless.

For now, we introduce you to Parker William Stone Born April 9, 2013 at 2:15pm Adopted April 12, 2013 at 8:00pm

Fridays are for Fun

We knew this week would fly, and that was definitely the truth:

*Spent our Friday night running a new trail and washing our cars. We are such party animals...

*Had our first wedding of the season celebrating this couple. Gosh, we love our job.

*Filled out my March Madness Bracket. I fully expect to beat Kenny this year.

*Speaking of March Madness, Go Zags! Cheers to our hometown!

*Kenny spoke at church on Sunday -- He is amazing. Love him so much.

*Sold a lens this week. Bought a new one.

*Bought some flowers at Trader Joes for a friend who had surgery. When we told the man checking us out what they were for, he threw in two more bunches on the house. I already loved Trader Joes, now I do even more.

*Oh, and bought this frozen pizza from Trader Joes on Sunday. Yes, we were that hungry. And yes, it was amazing.

*Drove the I-5 north for eleven hours yesterday and only stopped at Starbucks twice.  We love roadtrips.

And this weekend, we are photographing my cousins wedding in Seattle! We are super excited and blessed to be with our families and capture an incredible wedding day. We just saw the venue last night and it is going to be one gorgeous celebration.

Happy Friday. Have a really blessed weekend! K and K


Chico Engagement: Ryan and Ashlee

Ryan and AshleeGenerous, humble, and incredibly kind Engagement Session in the Wildflowers Chico, California

"There is no remedy for love than to love more." -Henry David Thoreau

We are beyond grateful to know you both. Much Love, K and K

Chico State Engagement: Jason and Ali

We first heard from Jason and Ali last fall. And instantly loved their story.

Jason and Ali met at Chico State their freshman year. And we're pretty sure they have been best friends since. What struck us as so special, is how much they support each other, their love and friendship is so obvious. Jason adores Ali and Ali is Jason's biggest cheerleader, on the court, and off the court. They are genuine people who have welcomed us into their lives with open arms. We are so blessed by them.

So thank you, Jason and Ali, for letting us be a part of your lives. You've become friends and we know that the future holds great things for both of you. Your wedding will be the start of a beautiful life: We are so excited for you!

Much Love, K and K

Aren't they the sweetest?

Jason is on the Chico State Basketball Team, and because it is such a big part of their life, we thought it was fitting to end the night here, outside the gym.

Chico Engagement Photographer: Luke and Megan

We are super excited to share this session today.

Luke and Megan adore each other. When we worked with them last Saturday, it was SO obvious that these two are really good friends. We just love that. And we enjoyed every minute that we spent with them. They are genuine people, unafraid to be themselves. They care deeply about others -- and love Jesus.

Thank you so much, Luke and Megan, for letting us be a part of your wedding day and this season of your life. Thank you for encouraging and loving so many people around you. Your joy is contagious and we just know that God is going to use you both to impact this world. Together, you will have so much influence on the people around you. We are blessed to know you.

Much Love, K and K

Don't you just love them?

Megan, you are beautiful...

And then this happened: They took out their Avengers shirts. How cool are they?

And one of the last frames of the night... love this!

Fridays are for Fun

Friday, you continue to be one of my favorite days of the week. So thankful you are here because well, it's been a wild week:

*Sadly, Kenny caught something awful on Sunday:  He spent the first half of the week at home, on the couch. I didn't know Mission Impossible had a two, three and four. Now I do :)

*This also meant I spent most of the week doing laundry and disinfecting my house. My OCD tends to come out around flu season :)

*Opened the windows wide this week and loved the light and fresh air that poured into the house.

*Tried my hardest to cheer for the Niners this weekend. I still think the Seahawks should have been there...

*Obviously we spent most of our evenings at home, which meant cribbage and jeopardy. We are so cool ;)

*Ate a cake pop this week. Many thanks to our client who delivered this delicious treat. Like I say, we work with the nicest people in the world.

*Went to Tin Roof with three of my favorite people yesterday morning. The combination of scones and friends made for such a good morning.

*And contrary to what you may think, I actually really enjoy healthy food. Most of the time.

*Tried my hardest not to break out in song while at the gym. This is hard for me. When the good songs start playing on my headphones, I get all pumped up and want to sing along.

*Received a package in the mail for Baby Stone. We have the best family ever. Hands down, the best.

*Baby Stone was also affectionately referred to as "Pebble" by one of our friends. Pretty sure that's going to stick. Thank you Katy!

Well, Happy Friday. What a great day -- what a great week; especially now that we are back up and running at the Stone house. We keep praying for the birthmom that God is going to bring into our lives and the beautiful miracle that will come from that. Please pray with us.

Much love friends! K and K

And as always, a little snapshot of our week:

Chico State Engagement Photos: Ryan and Kathryn

I first heard from Kathryn last year. Even by her emails, I could tell that she was a very sweet person. And Ryan is the same way. They are the kind of people that make you comfortable in your own skin. The kind of people are excited about life. I just love that.

And because these two met in the music department of Chico State, it seemed only fitting that we document some of their engagement session right where it all started. We have definitely used this campus often, but it seems like every couple brings a totally different personality and look to the campus.

Ryan and Kathryn, you are wonderful people. Your thoughtful notes over the last few months, have encouraged us so much. Thank you for laughing with us and sharing part of your life with us. Thank you for  being willing to work with us and for making beautiful photos! You bless us!

We can't wait for your wedding, friends!

Much Love,

K and K

Kathryn, you are beautiful!

And among the 101 reason why we get along: We all love Starbucks!