Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kortney, Estrella Foothills High School Senior | Surprise, AZ Senior Photography

Miss Kortney met with me at an abandoned orange grove then we drove out to a rose field. It was the most perfect night during golden hour. Love these images (and her) so much!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

{Steiner} Family | Phoenix, AZ Photographer

This family wanted to go downtown for an urban session. I am not the type of photographer who prefers to show up at a location and wing it. I'm just not a wing it type of girl in any aspect of my life. I'm really trying but also prefer not to have a panic attack in front of a family. Ha!

Thanks to Google maps, I can still check out a location without having to actually go scout it. I call it "driving around". A few of my friends make fun of me, but it really has helped me find new areas to shoot.

In preparation of this session, I sat in my yoga pants at home on my computer while cruising the streets of Phoenix. I found a few photos I loved from other very talented photographers and was determined to find the spots. The only problem with maps is not being able to see alleyways or areas off the beaten path which is usually where I like to shoot. I've gotten pretty good at getting the camera angles to stop in the right spot so I can zoom in to see any trace of potential though. You can call me a google maps ninja...or not!

For this session, I found some areas online then took my three year old on a little scouting trip. As long as it ends with a green hulk smoothie from Grabba Grean, we are good to go! We found a perfect place to park so we could hit multiple spots in an hour.

When it was session time, we had the most perfect weather. The last two times I've seen this family, it was incredibly hot even when it shouldn't have been. We finally got our cool weather and they were dressed perfectly for it. Throw in goldenrod with any color combo and my photographer heart leaps in excitement.

Little Greyson, or Grey baby as they call him (ADORABLE, right?!), totally stole the show. I could talk to him all. day. long. Anytime I asked him a question, he would respond with the cutest little voice and most serious face. I couldn't enough of him. And always, the older boys humored me and their mom for some fun shots as well.

Thank you so much {S} family for an amazing session downtown. I had a blast with you all and love that we were able to capture all three of your boys personalities so well. You are the bestest! Lots of love,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{Annabel} Phoenix, AZ Newborn Photography

Getting to photograph a brand new life is very special. Even during the editing process as I zoom in and can see every single detail in this little miracle, I'm taken aback...every. single. time. Regardless of how the session goes with accidents or crying or horrible light, the images are capturing a little being who will only be this teeny tiny for such a short amount of time. I take this job very seriously.

I arrived to Annabel's house right before a storm. The theme of the end of my 2015. I try to look at a newborn's house prior to the session to see what the light is like but her mom assured me it was great. It was...until it started to rain, then hail. The skies got so dark just as Annabel finally started to settle. We moved her as close to the window as possible managing to capture her teeny little details.

{C} family. Thank you. Thank you for finding me less than a year ago. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for choosing me to photograph your THIRD baby girl's first week of life. I am forever thankful and cannot wait to watch her grow with her sisters. Lots of love,

Monday, November 23, 2015

{Martin} family | Surprise, AZ Photographer

One of the parts of photographing newborns through teenagers is getting to watch them grow. I met Cruz when he was days old and he has grown into quite the character. Running around with him has never been more fun. Cruz was hamming it up and laughing hysterically almost the entire session. Most of the time he thought he was doing something he wasn't which made it more funny. 

His little bro was more on the serious and very curious side. Anytime a plane flew by or a rabbit hopped by, he had to let me know. We went on a  hunt and even found a little lion (aka Cruz) crawling through the tall grass. I think I was laughing as much as him. 

The bond these little boys have with their mama is super sweet. They adore her and she has that same amount of love for them. As always, I enjoyed every second of their family session. 

Thank you Briana for another wonderful session and for trusting me with your boys. They have the biggest and best personalities! Lots of love,