Desert Botanical Gardens: Bauer Motherhood Session

Let me start out by saying as a mom I know just how important these images are to all of us moms. 9 time out of 10 we are the one’s taking the pictures and so the ones we are in are just those sometimes flattering but mostly unflattering selfies. Come on we all know we have taken one and thought wow that was a really terrible angle why did I do that? So lets help with that problem and let’s get all of you moms in front of my camera for the memories to be frozen in time of you being with your kids. You hate being in front of the camera? Please don’t let that stop you because one day these images are the only ones that your kids are going to have. Also life is so short we never know what image might be the last with a member of your family. We all never want that to happen but we all know one thing, tomorrow is never promised.

I love that Morgan wanted to take this time to capture herself an Aiden. Morgan has been a stay at home mom and loves all the adventures she and Aiden get to go on, but Aiden is starting Kindergarten in the spring and as for every mom this is a hard pill to swallow. When you spend your whole self with your child this step is a lot. I know that after a week or two Morgan with be ok and she will love some of her quiet time but it will take a moment. I was so happy that she asked me to capture these moments so she can freeze this time in life forever!

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!

Veterans Oasis Park: Patton Family

I love this mama and I am so happy she has come into my life when I needed her most.  I love that each of my friends have seemed to be placed in my life for different things that I have needed in life and I am happy to have her as part of my tribe.  I think we had so much fun during this session, the girls did so well as Rachael and I talked we decided this year went way better then last year but the girls know me better this year then last and I think that helps a lot.  Anyways here are some of my favorites from their session.

Veterans Oasis Park: Farmer Family Session

First off I want to talk about Lucy this girl came ready for her pictures.  I said Lucy you want me to start you and she looked at me with this pose.farmer_family_blog (1 of 17)

I mean if this doesn’t make you smile then I don’t know what will.  Nathaniel wasn’t so bad either.  The whole family came ready.   It always makes me so happy to hang out with my friends and this was no different.  Meredith and her family moved here from Florida not to long after my family moved here from Florida.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.  I love the beautiful fall leaves we were able to find.

The Riparian Preserve: Grandparents Session

How special is it to get the grandparents in the frame.  I jump all over an opportunity to capture grandparents with their grandkids.  This time was no different Nicole contacted me to capture her parents with the kids before her dad has to return to Canada after visiting his newest grand-daughter.  I always love hanging with Charlie, Jack, and the newest member Ella.  Everyone did a wonderful job, you have to be fast when it comes to toddlers they don’t sit still long but Jack did an awesome job.  Here are a few of my favorites from their grandparents session.

Apache Junction: Meek Newborn Twins

I was very excited and nervous at the same time as the Meek Twins were my very first set of twins.  Lyncoln and Lyla were so cute but definitely a different challenge.  They kept mom and I laughing though as we would get one calmed down and the other would get upset but in the end I think we were able to get some pictures that mom and dad can look back on and enjoy.  We were also able to do a film for this session and I am so excited that I am able to offer these to my newborn and fresh48 clients.  Here are some of my favorites plus her film.

 

Shea Wash, Scottsdale: Rathbun Family Session

Last year I got together with Cassie and her family and man how much have her kids changed over the year.  Bryson was so sweet he absolutely being in front of the camera.  I had so much fun Avery was a little shy but as soon as we started exploring she was so happy.  This family is such a sweet family, and I absolutely loved this location.  Sometimes you see pictures and you see the dreamy location only to find out it is a wash off of a busy street.  I want to go back!