Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sneak Peek

I had the honor of photographing my favorite sister-in-law's extended family last Sunday.  I just finished editing and they haven't seen them yet.  But here's a sneak peek.

Ally, Andy, Brody and Maddy

This family loves to have fun and it showed in their photos.  It was a fun session!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I am trying to post more.  I swear.  We'll see how I do, huh?  :) 

Yesterday, I was playing with the settings on my camera.  I got a few cute shots of Logan.  He is so happy when he's moving fast.  And I'm so happy when I get a great picture of him with a REAL smile.

He ran around the little apple tree 14 times while Papa Dan counted.

Then he wanted to swing "high as the sky".  (Which means daddy or Papa had to push him.)

Good job, camera.  You stopped the action!

It was a great Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

After two rounds of turkey, stuffing, mashed potates and gravy, buttered rolls and pumpkin pie, I am full.  And probably will be for awhile.  It was so good.  We had a great day with family at my parents' home.  Ryan skipped his nap all together but was happy as a clam until he passed out on Grandma and Grandpa's couch at 7:15.  (For that I am extremely thankful.)  Logan had fun playing with his cousins.  Jason and I chatted it up with the cousins.  But mostly, I was just relaxing and hanging out.

Guest photographer was my dad.  :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday's photo session

I had so much fun shooting this family.  It was great to see friends I have't seen in awhile.  It's amazing how fast the kids grow. 

This was the very first photo from this session and it is definitely one of my favorites.


Hitchin' a ride with daddy

What a beautiful family!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday's session

Wow!  It's Friday already?!?  This week flew by.  I've been spending most of my "free" time editing photos and working on Photoshop homework.  Jason was in San Jose for business all week.  He got back last night while I was at the Breaking Dawn premiere.  What a nice birthday, huh?  We are going out- just the two of us- tonight to celebrate.  Happy birthday Jason!

This family was so fun.  Here are some of my favorites from the session. 

Momma with her miracle baby

The beautiful, spunky big sister

A great daddy

A beautiful, happy family

Monday, November 14, 2011

A recent photo shoot

Mommy and Me

Pretty in a pink party dress

Somehow the ducks know better than to allow a 4 year old near them. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I've been busy!

I have been busy this week.  I'm finishing up the editing on a couple more photo sessions from earlier this week and just finished shooting another.  It's been so much fun and I am learning a lot.  I saw this statue at Desert Breeze park this afternoon while scoping out good spots for photos.  It reminds me of the statues in downtown Mesa.

I can't wait to post some of the images from my recent photo sessions.  But I feel it's only fair to let the people in the pictures see them first.  So you'll just have to wait a little longer...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tempe Arts Center

Ryan and I went by the Tempe Arts Center this morning.  What a beautiful place for a photo session!    We had a good time walking around the facility.

As we drove over Tempe Town Lake, Ryan yells "Mommy!  Look!  Ocean!"  Apparently we need some water time outside of the swimming pool.  He was so excited to be able to see it close up.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anxiously awaiting

My cousin, Michelle and her husband, Jeff, are expecting their first baby at the end of the year.  I had the honor of doing their maternity photos at the Mesa Arts Center.  This is the first in a series of photo sessions I have scheduled. Here are a few of my favorites.

It's a GIRL!

Michelle and Jeff were married in the church in the background. 
(Jason and I were, too, along with my parents and grandparents.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Halloween Fun

Prepping for Halloween at my house.  I had so much fun helping the girls come up with their '80's costumes.  I used to do my hair just like Maddy's in this picture.  They looked so cute!

Obi Wan Kenobi and Batman (the black one, not the red one)

"Show me your sign!"  (Works much better than "smile" with a group of kids)

There's a bat flying in the air!  (With a little help from his Uncle Jeff.)

Candy with Grammie

Even Papa and Grandma were festive  :)

I just love Halloween.  It was so much fun.  And the food's not bad, either.  ;)