Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine's Day Mini Shoots!

Ever since my kiddos were little,
I've LOVED taking Valentine photos of them!
You can see all of last year's shoot HERE:

My nephews and niece have joined in the tradition.

And once you get some cute photos, the possibilities are endless!

You can make your own Valentines to pass out:
Make sweet cards to send out to friends and family: (My sister found this template on etsy)
Or upload a free template from Living Locurto for this adorable You Rock Vday card.  (She has lots of other great Valentine templates too!)
 You can also modge podge a photo onto a ceramic tile and place on an easel for a cute display or Vday gift.  (Grandparents love this!)

So many darling things you can do with Valentine photos.

And so I present:
Valentine Mini Sessions!

Each session will include:
a 20 minute photo session
8-10 high resolution digital images on cd
Price: $50

I'll bring the cute props, you bring the cute kiddos decked out in their valentine colors!

All images will be ready by February 1st so you'll have plenty of time to create your Valentines, cards, and gifts!

Session Dates & Times:

Wednesday, 1/25
Location:  Downtown Mesa (cute black & white checkered wall)
3:50 - 4:10:  Filled
4:15 - 4:35: Filled
4:40 - 5:00 - Filled
5:05 - 5:20 Filled

Saturday, 1/28
Location:  My backyard (Background will be black backdrop)
3:20 - 3:40
3:45 - 4:05 - Filled
4:10 - 4:30
4:35 - 4:55 - Filled

Please make sure you are on time for your session! 
(And the mini-sessions are for children only!)

Email me at to reserve your spot!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Holiday Family Photos 2011 - Part 1

Holiday picture time!  It's always my favorite time of the year.  There's not much that makes me happier than helping a family capture a moment in time.

How gorgeous is this family!  I love their love story and I could eat up their little Chloe!  You  may remember her from here.

Seriously they could all be models:
Next up is my sister's family with my cute niece and nephews.  (And you will notice quite the purple trend this year.)

 Check out her cute fingernails.  Love them!  She is definitely all girl!
I met Yarissa this year and am so impressed with what a great mom she is to her two kids.  She said she hadn't had family pictures done in years.  I hope she doesn't wait that long again :)
 And I loved watching big brother interact with his sister.  He was so caring and protective!

And I've been taking pics of my friend Lisa's family for years.  Ever since their oldest was a newborn.  Have you ever seen a family with more beautiful eyes?
  And I'm kind of coveting her shoes.  I love them! 

And the Adler family couldn't have been more fun to work with.  What a happy bunch!
Hope you all took some sort of snapshot of your own family this holiday!  I promise you'll be glad you did.

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
--Aaron Sussman

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Holiday Family Photos 2011 - Part 2

Next up . . . these two cutie patooties.  They were so easy to photograph and have the best smiles! 

The M family - I've been photographing these darling twins since they were babies!  Can't believe they're already 4 years old now! 
This one makes me melt every time:

 And cute Cherish!  Not only is she stunningly beautiful, but so is the rest of her family! I hope this picture of the two of them was blown up huge and is hanging in their house.  I love it so much, I might just hang it in mine.  (I kid, I kid.)

And Chastity is my friend and neighbor!  She is another one that said she hadn't had family pictures in years and years!  I was a little intimidated because her husband is also a photographer, but we had such a fun time!  I'm impressed that their photos are already printed and hanging on the walls!
It was such a great location too with the railroad tracks!

The P family is neighbors to my sister, Marci!  And small world . . . . he was best friends with my other sister's boyfriend all through high school.   We grew up in Virginia, so funny he ended up moving next door to Marci here in AZ!
 They were such a fun family and we had a lot of laughs during their shoot!  Love when the hubbys are great sports about the photo session!

Next up is Julie's cute family.  Found out right after the shoot that she is now expecting number 4. She is such a great mom and always doing such creative things with her kids!
And lastly . . . one of my "oldest" Arizona friends!  I met her when I started working at Goodrich when we moved here in 1997.  Was so fun having kids at the same time and glad we've been able to keep in touch (at least through fb) over the past few years.
I love her boys.  And those big beautiful eyes . . .

 One of my personal favorites:
I seriously can't thank these families enough for letting me take their photos!  It's been a highlight of the holiday season.