Welcoming Scarlett to the family

This is the second time I've been invited by this amazing family into their home to document the welcoming of a child into their home!  Baby Scarlett is so precious, and already bears a striking resemblance to both her parent.  Both brothers just adore her and I can see her being made a fuss of already!! This home is so full of love, joy, and imagination, and I love every minute I get to spend with them.  Thanks for trusting me with your beautiful memories Behrens family! And baby Scarlett, you are so loved, I can't wait to watch you grow up :)  

Pierce Family

One of the best parts about being a photographer is watching families grow and change over the years.  I've watched this family go from a family of 3 to a family of 4!  I absolutely love getting to spend time with the Pierce family and I look forward to it every year.  Their kids have so much personality!  It is such a privilege getting to be capture the memories of these growing boys while they are still young.  Thank you Pierce family for trusting me with your memories!!

The Davidson Family

I have to give some serious props to the Davidson family!  First of all, they have two small children.  They trusted me enough to get those two kids (and themselves!!) dressed and out to North Scottsdale before 5am for our shoot!  It was soooo worth it.  The light was blissful, and the weather was nice and cool.  Can we all agree that the desert is absolutely breathtaking at dawn?  There is something magical about the first rays of sunlight peeking out over the palo verde trees.  Davidson family, you are adorable and I would wake up early again in a heartbeat!!  Thank you so much for trusting me with your family's memories!

Red and Green

Seriously.....I miss the Christmas music, I miss the cold weather (here in Phoenix it has already hit 90 *boo*), I miss the decorations, and I miss the elaborate dinners!!  So today, I am going to throwback to one of my Christmas sessions and inundate my senses with red and green ;)  Tell me what you miss most about the holidays in the comment section!

Towns Family

Meet the Towns Family!  This family of four and I actually know each other from church!  Well, Hannah and I know each other.  This was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting her beautiful family!  I know I say that about every family I photograph, but seriously just look at how cute they are!  We met up at this gorgeous neighborhood in Chandler, and just had some fun!  At one point I had her son "help" me with taking some pictures.  He was a natural ;)  I love letting kids get behind the camera and express some creativity, the result is just fantastic.  And of course, any time I can foster creativity I am one happy camper!  One of these days I will have to share some of the photos my oldest daughter has taken with "her" camera.  Until then, here is the Towns family!

This is the one that Hannah's son took :)  Didn't he do a great job!

Let's play catch(up)!

The last few weeks have been soooo busy!  That is one sure sign of the holidays!  I wanted to share with you some photos from different sessions over the last couple of weeks.  I've been privileged to meet lots of new families, and capture their beautiful faces with my camera.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! 

My baby turns ONE!

My youngest daughter just turned ONE today!!  I can't believe it!  Munchkin and I went to do a photo shoot last week, and the two of us had so much fun :)  She had her very first cupcake and I took about a MILLION pictures while she was eating it.  I just wanted to share a few of them with you!  

I think this last picture is my favorite!  Show me your favorite pics of your kiddos, and don't forget to credit your photographer!  :)

Downing Family

The Downing Family and I got to hang out at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall last weekend (aka the LOVE statue) and took some photos.  Their family is such a joy to watch together!  These kids love each other SO much!  And mom and dad are just adorbs ;)  Here are a few of my favorites from our session!

Martinez Family

This family is just absolutely ADORABLE!!  We went to spend some time together at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park while we took photos.  We went and looked at the trains, ate some ice cream, and road the train around the park.  It was so much fun!  As well as taking some updated family photos we took some of just little DJ for his first birthday.  Here are a few of my favorites from this session!