Veteran’s Oasis Park: Miller Maternity

What can I say this family is absolutely gorgeous and Bri was so cute one would think she was happy even when she wasn’t.  I was beyond excited when Lauren contacted me back in November to capture some family and maternity pictures for her.  She was was my first session of 2020 and it was the best way to kick off a year that I am sure will be a great year.  I have known Lauren and Brendan for a few years, she is the absolute cutest pregnant mama.  It takes a lot of work to grow a human while chasing around a toddler but she does it so well.  Here are just a few of my favorites from their session!!!

Haldiman Farm: Extended Family

19 people some may call that crazy some call it Family.  I had so much fun with the Haldiman Family, I felt right at home with them.  Joan and John and their 3 boys and 1 girl, their spouses and all the of their grand kids they have quit the family and the boys are ruling in this family.  I am also one of 4 and there are 12 grand kids for my parents so I know what it means to wrangle a big family it is a challenge I am always willing to take.  We did this session on the Haldiman Farm with all of their cool cars.  I felt like I was back home in the early 2000’s when everyone was so proud of their cars and wanted them in all their pictures.  I loved the old trucks and excited when they asked if we could use them in their pictures.  Kelsey I may want to borrow they are just so cool to photograph.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session!

Anderson Lakes: Grandparents Session

I know I have said this before but I love doing a session with grandparents.  I think they are just as important to have these sessions as I do getting family pictures when your kiddos are young.  The next time I visit home I am going to make my own parents get in front of the camera with my own kiddos.  I was excited when Michelle contacted me and wanted to do a session with her grand kids and for her daughter and son-in-law.  I absolutely love hanging out with Jordyn and her mom is just the sweetest.  The evening of this session her kiddos switched places usually Asher is the one who wants nothing to do with pictures but this day Kase was all about the water that was around us and wanted very little to do with me and the camera hahaha.  I still think we were able to capture some sweet moments with everyone.

The Riparian Preserve: Lawler Family

Let me first start out by saying how cute is this family?  They are so much fun and you can tell there is so much love between all of them.  Caitlin and Chris are doing such a wonderful job I don’t know how they do it I have my hands full with 2 and they have 4 under contol.   Also how adorable are the kids.  I have seen Caitlin’s Christmas pictures in the past so I knew it was going to be some kind of theme and I was OK with that because I knew it would be super cute and she did not disappoint.  The boys in their hats and the girls in their unicorn headbands.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

The Riparian Preserve: Wertheim Maternity

There is something about a new mommy and daddy to be that seriously gets me giddy.  They are about to enter this new phase of life it is a lot of unknown.  You try to go in prepared but lets face it kids don’t come with a manual as much as everyone says they should.  I am so excited for Jennifer and Patrick because it is baby month and they are about to enter this new chapter with their little man.  I can not wait to capture their new addition once he is here.  Here is to hoping everything over the next couple of weeks goes smoothly for this family as they bring a new edition into this world.


Veterans Oasis Park: Nyunt Family

Let’s talk about this family they were so much fun and had me laughing the whole time. Alex is a member of our military and was serving over seas last year so this year is extra special for them. I will never understand how spouses do it with their partner overseas for 9-12 months. I will always consider them superhero’s. This mama is no exception she is super woman! And more props she got 8 people picture ready and beat me to the location and I was early haha. These kiddos are so lucky to have parents that love them so much you can see it and feel it. Here are just a few of my favorites from their session!!! Thank you Caitlin for Entrusting me for these extra special pictures!

Downtown Phoenix: The Staten Family

I just got to hang out with the Staten family a month ago for sweet handsome Ronin’s Fresh48 session.  I was so excited when Julia said that she wanted to do another family session this year.  Nothing makes a photographer feel really good then when a client keeps returning to them.  I had so much fun with Julia and Lee and the girls…oh yeah and sweet baby Ronin.  We walked around Roosevelt Row and part of Downtown Phoenix.  I also am still floored by how much downtown Phoenix has grown and delevloped and I love it.  I don’t shoot down there much but when I do I always love finding new places to shoot like brick building with this big white door.

The Riparian Preserve: Featherston Family

I am so happy to have this family infront of my camera.  Each time I get them there Walter has grown a little bit more.  I did his newborn pictures then we did some more around his 6 month birthday and now he is just shy of a year and a half!  He and I have both grown so much though he may have been annoyed that I kept calling him Wyatt which is Kyle’s best friend Zoey’s little brother.  Sorry Walter to many w’s around.  I love getting together with Dallas and Robbin they are so cute together, I am so happy Robbin came into Dallas’ life.  Here are a few of my favorites from their family session.  We had so many cute ones from their family mini!

The Riparian Preserve: Ranya+Adam’s Engagement Session

Ranya found me on facebook and I am glad she did.  I love meeting new people, Ranya and Adam were the sweetest.  They seemed all excited about their Summer New York wedding I bet it will be amazing.  New York in the summer, I want to go sometime.  I have dreamed of visiting New York City and seeing shows and touring the stations though that might be harder now that I don’t work for one of the affiliates (if anyone wants to hook a girl up).  Anyways I am so thankful that Ranya reached out to be to capture some engagement pictures while her Fiance Adam was in town.

Coon Bluff: Oldham Family

I always love meeting new families, especially families who I have things in common with.  Surprisingly in all the years that my husband has worked for his company Andie and I have not ever gotten the chance to meet till now.  I am so happy that we finally got to meet she is the sweetest and has such a fun family.  You can tell that Kash and Zane love their big sister Alyana.  And she has it figured out how to get her brothers to do things bribe them with Starbucks lol.  Andie and Kable are very sweet together and I am so honored that they chose me to capture this moment in time for their family.  Here are just a few of my favorites from their family!