Love seeing this family again and again. From Pat and Chrystal’s wedding to this little cutie that joined the group. Wishing them the very best this Christmas!
I photographed Michelle and Scott’s wedding a few years ago and here they are with this little princess. And that epic dog. Time flies.
I’ve known the mom of this family for awhile now…she’s an amazing photographer herself and I met her first back on a couple of downtown Phoenix photowalks I ran a few years ago. Since then we’ve stayed friends on Facebook and supported each others’ work! It’s been so much fun to get to know her better and even banter back and forth a few times about horses or riding or something, I can’t remember haha! Maybe I don’t want to remember because I believe I got owned pretty good.
I was SO excited when she asked me to take some photos of her and her beautiful, beautiful family! I loved these kids, they were such fun and a total hoot. Parents always worry about how their kids are acting, but most of the time it’s never as bad as they think and these guys were amazing fun. They had no trouble being themselves, making faces or in little man’s case…looking super sad with that hoody. So good dude. Also he and I both had on gray All-Stars, plus I was wearing my Captain America tee with the shield logo, and HE had a star on his sweatshirt…so I felt like we were buddies before we even met!
Thanks so much guys for asking me to do this for you! Hope you enjoy!
A few weeks ago I took some pictures of this family, for about the third or fourth time, memory escapes me. I love them all so much, it’s been such a blessing to see the kids grow up, lose their teeth, get braces and all that fun stuff!
I also had Alejandra tag along as she’s filming my promo video (she’s in a few pics below) and I am beyond excited to see the finished product sometime next year. We still have a lot to film, but this was our first time working together and I was extra pumped that it got to be with this family. If anyone needs a promo video or something, definitely look up Alejandra, she’s disgusting awesome.
For some reason, right now, bleary-eyed, post-election groggy, post-Vegas-day-trip…I cannot think of where I met the Feeneys. But that’s just it. I feel like I’ve always known them. They are two of the nicest, nicest people I know. Like…I just love ’em. They run Surefire Photography right out of their home studio and rock.
I was overjoyed for them when I found out earlier this year that they were pregnant. I honestly couldn’t think of two people who’d be better parents. And then a little over a month ago, Michelle asked me to do a maternity shoot for them. I flipped out…I’ve never taken pictures of these two and just the fact that they asked me was a humbling experience.
So last week I got to hang out with Sean and Michelle for over an hour. And I have to say…if I thought they’d be great parents before, that feeling only increased by the end of the shoot. To me…being good parents starts first with being good friends. Best friends. And you can see how much these two adore each other in only a few minutes. You also can’t be around them without feeling their excitement over this unborn little boy. The joy on their faces is pretty easy to read.
Thank you guys so much for letting me do this for you! I had soooooo much fun and I am beyond happy for you both! Cannot wait to meet the little Peppercorn!!
Char works for the National Weather Service in Phoenix and I don’t know how she got lucky enough to marry a guy with the last name “Dewey” but that’s awesome in my nerdy weather book!
I’ve never met Char in person before, but we usually tweet back and forth all summer about weather, storm chasing and all that good monsoon stuff. I love all the people at the Phoenix NWS and she’s just one of those that rocks and does such an awesome job all summer long. I truly appreciate all the hard work they do there.
And she has such a beautiful little family. Hubby Josh and their little boy Jackson. I couldn’t get over this little dude. He just kept staring at the camera and pretty much let me take whatever picture I wanted! And his little expressions were priceless. Well, you’ll see them…especially the ones where he’s on dad’s shoulders pulling his hair out. Been there man.
Great finally meeting you guys!
A year ago, I never knew things like this even existed. Sure, I knew about adoption, but I had no clue about how involved the process was to do it. And even when we got certified and were all ready to adopt, I still hadn’t heard about that final court hearing and what an awesome moment it is in your life!
Adoptions aren’t always the same. Ours was through an attorney and we had a bit of a warning (albeit it only a few weeks) that Eli was on his way. For Ben and Alisha, they got a call one day from their agency to say there was a baby boy in Tucson that needed a home, were they interested?
Can you imagine one day your phone ringing and then a few hours later you are in a city 90 minutes away holding a baby that is suddenly your responsibility?
It’s such an amazing thing. It’s been so much fun seeing the couples from our adoption class get placed with babies. I was blessed to photograph Nathan in his first few weeks and last Thursday it was an honor to be there with the entire family to celebrate the last step in making him officially Ben and Alisha’s little boy.
This court hearing is in front of a judge who officially recognizes and finalizes the adoption. It’s such a blast because the entire family can come in, you grab pictures with the judge and it’s just a huge moment in this little guy’s life. Someday he’ll be able to see these photos and all the people who were there to love him and support him from the very beginning.
So happy for Ben, Alisha and Nathan….I know you guys are moving soon and I wish you all the best of luck! Thanks so much for letting me tag along to take some photos.