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…

 

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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..

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!

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!

 

2016 Wedding Favorites

2016 has been a year of growth to say the least!

 

Though every couple has their own unique love story, I am incredibly blessed to be able to be a part of the day where they vow forever to their best friends. I get to laugh with these couples, cry with these couples, and most importantly help carry their EXTREMELY heavy dresses around at times (which I equally love).

This year I was able to help shoot a few amazing weddings, and was able to create a styled shoot of my own by a GORGEOUS creek with another sweet photographer who really should have been a model to begin with! Lets just say, it has been a dream!

Every wedding day is different, but that is what makes my job so exciting! I get to capture the little details like the desert bars and the flowers, but I also get to capture the big parts like a dad giving his little girl away and two people becoming one.

So, before I start crying myself, I will just share with you some of my favorites from 2016. I cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for my beautiful brides!