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…
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..
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..
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..