Archive for the ‘Families’ Category

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I first met the S family when I did Carson’s (the littlest guy in the above image) newborn pictures.  He has grown into such a cuteheart – just like his older brother Roman.  I LOVE the above picture of little brother whispering to big brother and the serious attention that Roman is giving to Carson.  So darling!

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Baby Sloane Ivy was added this year – I did her newborn pictures about 4 months ago.   I love to get to watch families grow.

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Sweet sisters – Miss Madeline is going to be such a good helper.
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At 2, Mr. Carson was not so keen on staying put.  I have quite a few shots of him leaving my set.  LOL.
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Caught him mid-air!
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Isn’t Miss Sloane so darling?  It was so fun to get to see her at 4 months.  Such a beautiful little lady.

 

M+A+Family

November 27, 2013

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Do you recall years ago when I did that painting for a family with four kids on the beach?  Ann and I “met” online way back when when Ty was a baby (that was 10 years ago almost).  Ann’s son Jack has muscular dystrophy and it was that shared bond of raising kids  struggling with physical challenges that first brought us together.   Because of that, it was honor to get to capture Ann’s sweet family.

 

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We were so elated that Jack was having a really good day on our day scheduled for pictures.  So many things to be thankful for…
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Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving S family!

 

A Family

October 29, 2013

 

 

 


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I have had strange things happen at shoots before, but being photo bombed by a little doggie dressed up for Halloween is definitely a first!  LOL.  I loved spending time again with the A family.  I have had the privilege of shooting for them since Caleb was a newborn and I am loving getting to see him each year as he grows.  Such a doll.

 

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That sweet wooden toy was made by a family member so it was precious to get to capture Caleb playing with the family treasure with his Grandpa.

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D+M+Kids

October 16, 2013

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Lions and tigers and bears – OH NO!   Horses and dogs and kids – OH NO!   When preparing for this shoot, I chose not to tell my friends Dalen and Michele that (a) I am a teensy weensy bit afraid of horses and (b) I am allergic to them.  No pain, no gain right?  I braced myself for a challenge because all these factors combined were sure to create at least a mild amount of chaos.  I was not disappointed hee hee.   In fact, I was worried about managing the horse situation but when they drove up and Tanner says “Uh Mom.  There is a dog in the car!” I then thought we might be done for (okay not “done for” but the crisis level was rising for sure).  I was imagining the dog breaking free, chasing the horses, the horses running from the stables, the people chasing the horses…you get the idea.   None of that happened!  Score!    Managing kids and 3 horses though?  That is quite a feat (but we had some very sweet helpers and that was a must have!)
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The main horse featured is a beauty named Hemingway and the dog is Alli.  All were very well behaved!

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Brayden was not quite so attached to the horses but he loves his long board.

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Brenley and Brooklyn have been taking riding lessons for awhile and they are doing excellently!  It is clear that these two littles live and breathe all things horse.  Precious.  I am so glad we could work together to capture that.  Sweet time in their lives and these love affair relationships with the horses will be in their hearts forever.   Awesome that they can enjoy this with their mama too.
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So good to see you D and M!  No offense D, but I am praying that I will NOT have a home visit from you again for a long while too!

Dalen owns a refrigeration company and it is never good when we have to put in emergency calls to him.  However, he is awesome and if you need someone to come fix your Phoenix AC, call Dalen!  If you live in AZ, go like his FB page right now so that you know where he is when you need him!  FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reliance-Refrigeration-Inc/128431840528512?ref=br_rs

 

 

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This is my beautiful, long time friend, Michelle.  I have long looked forward to this shoot.  Michelle spent the last couple of years battling cancer.  Cancer isn’t the story that defines her life…not by a long shot.  BUT, as someone who deeply LOVES her, I felt honored to take part in the celebration of this new (cancer free) journey with her.
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Above is Michelle and her daughter J and her bonus daughter V.    Beautiful ladies – all!
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While the last couple of years have been filled with trials, there have been blessings too.  Toby and Michelle fell in love and got engaged!
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And J?  She turned sweet 16 this month so we had to celebrate this too.    When I was pregnant with Tanner, Sweetie was babysitting for J.  We were living with Papa and Sweetie at the time waiting for our house to be built.  Each day when I would see this little beauty, I was praying that her ginger genes would rub off on the child I was carrying.   Her ginger is more strawberry today so maybe she gave hers away to Tanner.  :)   J is the one who named my mom “Sweetie”.  It stuck.   Love this precious girl!

Loved spending time with you T and M!