The Williams Family

The Williams Family

I first met Allison and Chris about 8 years ago. One of Allison’s best friends is my sister-in-law! And Chris and my husband have also been friends for many years through an awesome organization called Neighborhood Ministries. They have each always made it a point to say “hi” whenever we see each other and I always feel more comfortable at a gathering of unfamiliar faces when they’re around! My niece and their older son were born within a few months of each other, and it’s been so fun to see them become little friends of their own. We’re all rooting for an arranged marriage with these two – we can’t help it, they’re just so adorable! A few months ago Allison got in touch with us about doing a big family session with Chris’ parents and brother’s family, and I’m so glad! We had so much fun chasing the “big” boys around the park, playing and laughing and catching real relationships in action. Drew & Ben are just a few months apart, and so are their baby brothers. Cousins make the best friends!! You can see in the photos what a fun family they are! My favorite part of the evening with them was when Grandma and Grandpa started leading a song & march to the Elephant March from Disney’s original The Jungle Book. Ben & Drew quickly jumped in line, complete with elephant noises, raised “trunks” and stomping along to every word. Pretty soon the whole family was singing along. It was SO cute and fun! Williams fam, thank you for letting me hang out with you and capture your wonderful family.

Kirby S. 6 Months

Kirby S. 6 Months

I can’t believe how much little Mister Kirby has grown in six months! These Watch Me Grow sessions are just so stinkin’ fun. I had the sweetest time getting to know Nikki and Trevor when Kirby was teeny tiny and brand new and it was so good to see them again. Kirby has grown into such a happy, smiley, wiggly baby! We met at a local park and had a lot of fun letting Kirby play with his favorites toys and show off his “sitting up” skills (oh my gosh that made him so happy). It was really sweet to see how much Trevor and Nikki can make their little man laugh and how much he loves to snuggle and play with them. They are the cutest little family! I can’t wait to see who happy, playful little Kirby grows up to be in another 6 months. Check out Kirby’s newborn session here!

 
 

Emery K. Turns One!

Emery K. Turns One!

Somehow it has already been one whole year since little miss Emery dazzled us all with her perfect long lashes and the sweetest newborn session ever! This has been such a fun experience for me and has quickly become my new favorite thing about this business. Getting to capture the big milestones during a baby’s first year, watching them grow and change and flourish, is something I feel honored to be part of. Doing this alongside mama Tiffany, who was a big part of my photography journey, made it that much more special! Emery continues to be just the sweetest little love – curious and busy and such a happy girl, wanting to walk everywhere and explore any little thing she comes across. Her stunning blue eyes and dark, wispy little curls that are just starting to show up draw you to her beautiful face right away, and her adorable personality takes over from there! It’s so sweet to watch her mom and dad absolutely delight in her and know what makes her laugh and smile. This little girl is so loved, and I’m so thankful I’ve gotten to be part of her first year of life! Thank you, Tiffany and Rob! xoxo

Be sure to check out the rest of Emery’s “Watch Me Grow” year!

Emery K. Newborn  |  Emery K. 6 Months

 
 

Brooklyn F. Newborn

I don’t even know how to write this blog post without crying! Lisa and I have been friends for approximately a million years. Or I guess more like 15, but it feels about the same. Her friendship has been one of my most steadfast and sacred through all of these year – from youth group trips, prom nights, endless notes passed between classes, inside jokes that I can still remember, and driving me to school so I didn’t have to ride the bus to staying close through college years, standing beside each other on wedding days, losing people we loved, late night house projects, endless hours of card games, traditional double dates at BJs and trips across the country (all with our husbands, who love each other)… it’s safe to say our friendship has stood the test of time (and teenage years). And now here I am, standing in a hospital room and meeting her baby girl just hours after she was born. I think my heart might explode! Life is crazy, you guys. I love this little one and her parents so, so much. I’m so thankful for them and I can’t wait to see what adventures make our friendship list over these next 15 years! Welcome to the world, tiny, precious Miss Brooklyn!

 
 

The Rivera Family

The Rivera Family

This family was really fun to spend an evening with! You can see in each of these photos how much JOY they have – it’s contagious. They laughed and played together so much...

Emery K. 6 Months

This sweet little lamb. Oh! She is just so delightful. Emery’s newborn session was my faaaavorite. She was so tiny, so precious and so beautiful. Those LONG lashes – to die for! And she just slept like an angel the whole time while I took millions of pictures of her in her dreamy little nursery. I was so excited to come back 6 months later to see how much she had grown and get a glimpse of her personality. She is such a happy girl! She smiles with her whole face, which is really contagious. She has piercing blue eyes that are so captivating. Tiffany, Rob and I had so much fun with her at their beautiful home together! The Grow With Me package is the best thing I could have added to my business. It’s just incredibly fun to walk alongside a family for a year and capture these important milestones with them. I love it! I can’t wait to see what little Miss Emery is like when she’s a whole year old. If she’s half as happy and bright and delightful then as she is now, she’ll be making our world a more joyful place!

 

Dan C. Senior

Dan is a senior graduating from Sunnyslope High School. We had an adventurous afternoon running around downtown Phoenix with his two best buds. They were there to help make him laugh, but it turned out being hard to make them stop! :). Dan is easy to be around and he’s pretty hilarious – we’re definitely going to miss having him in our youth group! Look out, Wildcats, you’re getting a good one!

Emily B. Senior

I've gotten to mentor this sweet girl in our church youth group for all four years of high school! It’s been so fun to watch her grow and mature into the beautiful young woman she is today. We had a really fun morning exploring around Phoenix – we climbed up Hole in the Rock by the Phoenix Zoo and found fun new spots all over downtown. This girl is an absolute knock out in front of the camera and it was so special for me to be the one capturing this season in her life! She is going places, let me tell you, and I’m excited to see what the next chapter at University of Arizona holds for her. I’m going to miss you so much, Em! Knock ’em dead out there, girl!

Luke M. Senior

I’ve had the great opportunity to photograph Luke’s family for multiple milestones and occasions over the last few years. This was a sweet chance for me to specifically get to know Luke and I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with him and his sweet mom! We found some really cool spots downtown. Luke was really kind, mature and easy to be around. I know he’s going to have a great future ahead of him!