May 2012

On the Cover:¬†Jim & Amber are the proud parents of Emmit James, shown at age 11 months. “Emmit is happiest outside covered in dirt, and playing with animals.”

Photography: Essence Photography strives to provide clients with photographic art that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Started in 2009, the studio is now based in Redding, CA, and specializes in capturing the essence of children and families. Contact Betsy Erickson at (530) 440-3450 or

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