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The Helman Family

Love this family!

The Wise Family

Another family session from last year that we didn’t blog but should have. This family. Amazing. So cute and so fun.

And the grandpa from Up is in this. I mean, what more could you ask for?

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The Tinder family

One of my favorite families from last year! Can’t wait to see them again this fall!

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Williams Family | Lifestyle

Taking pictures of the Williams seems like a weekly deal these days! Totally kidding, but seriously…I photographed Jay and Jessica’s ninth anniversary and then a week later we did these family photos. They are such a fun family, it’s always a special treat for me to be able to do this for them.

And they are taking our annual photos this coming Tuesday and we’re beyond excited!

We ventured over to the west side of town and wandered around this great park, where cats and peacocks walked together in perfect harmony. Cornfields, grape vines, orange groves, old buildings…couldn’t ask for a better spot.

The family looked great…I was dying over Ryder’s little bow tie and Cruz’ vest! Thanks again guys, see you in a few days!

I love Jessica’s face here…family sessions can sometimes be a little draining 🙂

Evan

I just had to post this shot of Evan. I was shooting his family walking towards me on the tracks and of course I was laying on the ground.

So as he gets closer and sees me, he just slowly gets on the ground himself and gives me the biggest smile ever.

Loved this moment!

Two frames | Lifestyle

My camera has been busy the last few days and I’ve barely had time to think. Here are two frames from a couple of lifestyle sessions.

Sanchez Family | Lifestyle

I first met the Sanchez clan back last fall when we got together for some family photos. I’ve photographed some way cute kids and these guys are at the top of the list. Little Adrian, quiet Lili and the eldest, Jayden. All of them…super adorable.

I was shocked seeing the little man with his crazy head of hair. He had a fauxhawk back last fall and I almost didn’t recognize him! Not to mention how much he’s grown. Dude makes you laugh all the time.

The two girls were pretty much the same. Lili has this quiet stubbornness about her. You have to be sneaky to snap photos of her and I think we pulled it off yet again. And Jayden is just easy. I think she already understands posing and how to get a good photograph, so I don’t even have to try with her!

We did the shoot out at the Desert Botanical Gardens, where the girls dressed up as butterfly’s for the last day of the Butterfly Exhibit. Afterwards, we just wandered around, played in water, looked at flowers and snapped photos of course! It was a tad on the warm side, but I had a great time and we even saw a pretty crazy lizard at the very end, so obviously it was worth it 🙂

Thanks for bringing me along guys, I’m sure we’ll see each other again down the road!

Happy Birthday | Lifestyle

Jayden turns six in two days…an early happy birthday to her! From a family shoot on Sunday.

The McClune family | Lifestyle

I know I’ve said this in the past, but I absolutely love watching families grow through the eye of my camera. Annual photos at Christmas. A new baby joining the mix. Meeting the relatives. All of it is so much fun for me.

Now one of my favorite families are the McClunes (yes, I do have a lot of favs!). This past Christmas I took some pictures of April, Mark, Greer and their dog Merton in Chandler, but on Monday I got to meet the rest of Mark’s side. The parents, the brother, his wife and the nephews. They live in Texas, but were in town visiting and so they wanted some photos taken.

What an amazing, fun family to hang out with for an hour. Sure, little boys are always stubborn, they never want to sit where you want them to…but you remedy that by handing them your giant 5D Mark II and teach them to take pictures. Suddenly they’re your best friend! You can see Greer’s shot of me over on my Facebook page. We’re still working on his technique.

Of course, it’s the moments where they aren’t sitting, but instead jumping off of ledges, or being tickled by daddy, where you really see who they are. Just boys who want to have fun.

Collin and Greer are the older kiddies, but Drew kind of stole the show with his simple love of smiling and exploring grass. Oh, and those killer blue eyes.

I could ramble on about this group, but needless to say I had a great time and they were just ultra kind and such a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys for inviting me out, it was great meeting everyone and I hope to see you all down the road again someday soon!

Two frames | Lifetyle

From a family shoot on Friday.  Cute little girl.  An amazing sunset.