Meet the Sperbers…

One of the many things I have always loved about photography is that it has opened up so many doors to new friendships for me!

I get the chance to not only capture a special moment in someones life, but I also get to create a bond and a trust where my clients feel comfortable and we can all laugh like we didn’t just meet 10 minutes prior.

With this family session, I got to have way more fun than anticipated!

We started the day by doing a quick family shoot, with every intention of sneaking in a Grad Session for their oldest daughter as well. Lets face it, I am a sucker for families and all of the bonds that are shared. So, we spent most of the morning walking around DC Ranch finding some really fun spots (not without tons of entertainment from the whole family though).

I love the bond this family shares, it is so warm and caring! You can tell the girls adore and respect their parents, and it was incredibly sweet listening to the father share how long him and his bride have been together for.

Lets not forgot how gorgeous their senior is! Seriously, I wish I was as confident and beautiful as that girl at 17!

Again I am reminded of how lucky I am to have such great clients! Check this adorable family out…

 

David and the not so Cake Smash..

As always, I am playing a little catch up on the blog (eventually I’ll be able to do it 3 days a week with no issue I’m sure!).

As I am updating the past few weeks sessions though, I am reminded of how fast time flies without you even noticing it. This adorable little guy (who happens to be my handsome nephew) is going to be 1 this month. I mean, come on!!

I remember waiting for this little guys arrival a year ago, taking endless photos of my brother and his girlfriend and the anticipation those two had waiting for him. In that hospital room I got to watch my little brother become a Dad, and I got to meet one of the greatest blessings in my life.

A lot has changed for this little family over the past year. They have moved, they have all grown as people and as a family, and David’s mom and dad got engaged! To say my heart is so full for these 3 is an understatement.

So, we decided to document this big birthday by taking this little guy out to one of my favorite desert spots. There were balloons and a cute little cake, and a whole lot of dinosaur attire. Let me tell you, I had never had a toddler sit on their birthday cake instead of eating it until that day.

Check out the incredible cuteness we captured..

The Great Snow Adventure- Lexi and Matt

 

Sometimes you have to take a little road trip with friends to create some magic!

We started our adventure by traveling two hours north of Phoenix to the beautiful mountains of Flagstaff! When we got to our intended location we were told we couldn’t head up the mountain unless we were going to snowboard/ski, so we immediately became pros at snowboarding!

Once we got up the mountain we headed over to our first location, where I decided to be the adventurous one and slide down the mountain (on my butt mind you) and was greeted by snow up to my belly button.

It may sound a little dramatic, but the three of us literally felt like we were climbing Mount Everest to get back up to the road getting stuck every step along the way.

Luckily, these two were down to do a little adventuring around Flagstaff and we stumbled across the perfect back road to play in the snow.

I love the way these two adore each other! They giggled and smiled the whole session, and they were the true definition of ideal clients when it came to laying and sitting in some pretty fresh snow to capture some incredibly sweet moments!

I am so glad these two found each other, and that they were such good sports when it came to my crazy demands 🙂

Check out this gorgeous snow session below..

 

Blane and Dylan’s Maternity Shoot

This beautiful mama is on the blog today!

When Blane first reached out about photos I knew I wanted to be a part of their journey, and let me tell you their journey has not been the easiest.

Even with a few scares, these two have been incredibly strong and hopeful that their little man would be healthy. Both Blane and Dylan are so sweet and loving, and you can just tell they were meant to be parents.

Blane absolutely glowed during our shoot, and we even got him to do a little kicking during the hour we spent together.

One of my favorite moments was at the top of the mountain when Dylan insisted we do a stomach to stomach pose. I will say the daddy to be was a close second, but it was so sweet to watch these two laugh as they touched stomachs and he leaned down to kiss her sweet little bump.

I cannot wait to do their big maternity session closer to the due date, and to capture their precious family after he is born!

Check out these adorable parents to be..

Meet My Talented Friend Brooke, The Seasonal Junkie

I am always extremely curious when I get inquiries from small business owners about pictures of their professions. Cooking and Baking is definitely not one of my strengths, but this girl made it look so easy and effortless.

From the moment Brooke reached out, I knew we were going to have some serious fun!

So here’s a little background on the adorable girl featured today! Brooke is a Culinary Arts Graduate with a degree in Nutrition as well. She loves to cook and create healthy meals that are not only good for you, but the dishes are beautiful!

Her attention to detail when even just making a Kale Salad was something so fun to watch! She also shared with me the key to how she knows she’s made a great dish, every cupboard will be opened by the end of it!

Not only is she very talented, but is as sweet as she is personable and she made me feel right at home from the moment I walked in!

Check out some of these fun photos from her session, and I highly recommend you reach out to this girl for your culinary needs!

Here is the link to her blog..

http://www.theseasonaljunkie.com/

Ben & Sam

Sam and Ben have been so fun to work with from the first time I met them!

When we first met for their engagement session in Sedona you could tell these two adored each other! I will never forget watching Ben take Sam’s hand to help her across the first creek we went to together (which luckily none of us fell in despite the massive gaps between rocks in the creek).

That first session was magic, but this one meant a little more.

These two are now legally married, and will be having their big wedding celebration in October of this year! If you know me at all, you know I am HUGE on documenting every moment and I would say this was one of the bigger ones!

So, just to paint a picture here is how our day went:

It was 40 degrees, cloudy, and incredibly muddy in the creek! These two hopped a fence with me, and got right to documenting their current passage of their love story.

Take a look at these sweet moments I was lucky enough

to capture. I cannot wait for their second big day!

The Sweetest Mommy/Son Duo…

Every client has their own story, which I am incredibly lucky to get to tell through photographs.

Today, I would like to feature this sweet mommy/son duo! This is Morgan & Bray, mommy and son. Let me tell you, these two have an unbreakable bond that shows through each and every photo.

My first session with these two melted my heart, literally. Morgan was a new client to me, and from the moment I met her I could tell how much she loved her little boy.

Being a single mom is hard, but she made it look incredibly easy! Not to mention, her little guy is totally handsome, and was completely charming from the first second he got in front of the camera.

I was lucky enough to take these two up to the wooded area in Flagstaff, AZ and the location did not disappoint. With amazing mountain views, and the love these two shared it made for a DREAM session. I also may have teared up a bit watching her get on his level to whisper how much she loved him and to tell him stories to keep his mind off the cold temperature (lets just say there was plenty of snow on the mountains)!

Take a look at this duo, I promise it is worth your time!