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 timeĀ 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 itĀ until that day.

Check out the incredible cuteness we captured..

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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!

Favorite Family Sessions of 2016

Wow, can you believe how fast 2016 came and went!

Last year was filled with some incredible sessions, but a few of my favorites were some big, loving families! And lets face it, I am a sucker for any family who just genuinely loves to be around each other and cannot stop laughing when they are together.

Each of these families in the gallery below hold a special place in my heart. Whether I have known them for 15 years or 5 minutes the bond was immediately formed, and from the moment they got in front of the camera I felt like nothing but family!

One of the things I often hear when I have large family sessions is that they haven’t had family pictures done since their kids were much younger. Being a photographer I find it so important to freeze those special moments whenever possible, so I definitely had some catching up to do in the memory department for these families.

So take a peak at these sweet families featured, and be on the lookout for some new families in the coming year!