Queen Creek Wash: Yates Family Session

It was so fun to meet the Yates Family, we got to venture to new location and I am all about that. We went to Queen Creek Wash which was an interesting place. There are trees and a lot of sand there. It was so hot this night I think when we finished their session it was a 107 but everyone powered through and hopefully mom loved photos that we were able to get. I also love that we got to include Grandma in the images. Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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!

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.

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!

Veterans Oasis: Porter Family Mini

I got to meet Marie through another mom friend and we became fast friends.  She is the sweetest mom raising two very awesome human beings!  Hudson and Gemma are two of the cutests kids.  We did valentine’s day pictures back in February and Gemma didn’t want anything to do with me or my camera and this time we were able to capture her super cuteness.  And we ended the night checking on the ducks in the water!

Lincoln Boyhood National Park: Dillman Family

I have known Jackie for a long time.  Her dad taught at the same high school my parents taught and worked at.  Her dad also coached track with my dad so we spent a lot of times as kids together.  The last time I did pictures with them was when she was pregnant with Phoebe so this session was a long time in the making.  Her munchkins are full of so much energy but I had fun chasing them around and they definitely helped me get my work out in but I was so happy I could capture this moment in life for her.