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The Wait for Baby E: Sunrise Beach Maternity

Let me start off by saying everything about this session was perfect, the locations were perfect, the sunrise was perfect, and more importantly the mama-to-be was perfect and glowing.  This is the first non four legged baby for Amanda and Brett and they are so excited.  I have known Amanda since she was in grade school.  She graduated in my little brothers class we attended the same church and participated in the same youth group.  She did Drama with my sister was a cheerleader and an all around fun person which she most definitely still is.  She found herself the perfect match in her husband as he seems just as fun loving as Amanda.

I took my tiny little assistant and traveled up to Jacksonville while my boys had a boys day.  I was very much looking forward to doing a sunrise session as they are my favorite to watch and sometimes it is so hard to get up early enough to see them.  I don’t feel like it took much convincing to get Amanda and Brett onboard with the idea.  We went to 2 different beaches Little Talbot and Big Talbot, one which was perfect for catching the sunrise.  The other had some pretty awesome drift wood, I wish that Big Talbot beach was closer to Orlando because I would highly suggest it for many different sessions.  Amanda and Brett brought along their four legged children Gizmo and Montie and be braved the chilly morning for what turned out to be one of my favorite sessions so far.  Amanda was 33 weeks pregnant, with the cutest baby bump.  She is definitely all baby.  I can not wait to see pictures and hopefully get to meet their sweet little girl after she makes her presence known (is it May yet 😉 ).  I can tell she is one very loved little girl already!

I had trouble narrowing down the pictures I wanted to spotlight so I did a lot Enjoy!!!!

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Talia Turns 9 Months

It is hard to believe in just a few short days this pretty girl will be turning 9 months.  Time needs to slow down.  I have been photographing her family since right before she was born and I have loved watching her grow up so far. Talia was having a rough morning the day we did her milestone pictures but we were able to get some good pictures out of her.  The way to this girls heart like anyone is through her stomach so if the cookie is what she wanted the cookie is what she got.  Normally anytime we are together this girl is full of smiles so I knew she wasn’t feeling great when none of my usual tricks were working.

It was so great to be able to capture her big brother in a couple of the pictures because you can tell she adores him and just wants to play all the time with him.  It was also cool to get pictures of Talia with her mommy’s god mother who was in town for a visit.  She is definitely one very loved little girl!

Nichols Park: Valentine’s Day Minis!

2019 is going to be great year I just know it. And to kick off 2019 I held a morning of Valentine’s Day Minis and I had some of the cutest kiddos come out for it! I had 4 families participate and I think we had a lot of fun. For a few it was their first Valentine’s Day.

Mesa: Bataller Family

Let me tell you about this wonderful family.  This is the Bataller family, Kacie and I use to work together in my previous life.  Since I have started my family and changed my career to a sahm Kacie met her husband David and they now have 4 beautiful girls.  How is crazy is this they have identical triplet girls.  I got to sit and talk to Kacie’s mom before the session and we were talking about the 3 girls and how they tell them apart she told me about each of the girls personalities and those are definitely already shining through.  They each have their on unique personalities and big sister Viviana seems to be taking having 3 sisters in stride and she looks like she is a good big sister.  Kacie’s mom wanted pictures of her with the girls for Christmas this year and I was honored that Kacie asked me if I could do them for her.  Here are a few more from their session!

Papago Park: Haldiman Family

Meet the Haldiman family they are super sweet.  Kelsey’s and I have know each other for a few years.  Her family like mine has moved around a bit.  But they have made it back to Arizona where they have family.  I was so excited when she messaged me and wanted to do family pictures.  I was finally able to meet her 2 boys who might I say are the cutest little boys around.  Here are some more pictures from their mini fall session.

Chandler In-Home: Patton Family

So when Rachael and I talked about what she wanted to do for her family session she had expressed an interest in doing pictures in front of their christmas tree.  So we came up with this fun idea to have her family decorate their tree before we took family pictures.  It was fun doing some lifestyle pictures for them as this was there first Christmas in the desert.  So here are some of the pictures from their in-home lifestyle session.

Papago Park: Rathbun Family

Cassie and I use to work together on the same show at channel 12.  It was fun getting to work with their family again.  Avery is such a cute and Bryson is getting so big.  It is fun to watch their family grow.  It was such a pleasure capturing some more photos of their family this past fall.  Enjoy some more from their session at Papago Park.

 

Papago Park: Hewitson Family

Let me introduce you the the Hewitson Family.  They are so sweet Sherry and I met through a moms group in Chandler, and her daughter Meadow is in between the ages of my kids.  Here husband Tony has been working in California for a couple of months so getting them together was special.  I am so happy that we were able to find a time when Tony was in town to grab a quick family session.  So here are some more fun pictures from their session.

Downtown Chandler: Berhane Family

It was so nice getting to meet the Berhane family.  They are so sweet and it was fun going around Downtown Chandler doing pictures.  Caleb was such a ham and it was great we were able to capture some great shots of him.  Here are some more pictures from their fun downtown shoot.