Thursday, November 21, 2013

Up, Up & Away

Had so much fun with this adorable newborn!  His grandpa is a pilot and made the cutest aviator's hat for him.  And the prop?  A replica of the plane his grandpa flies!  Love how this session turned out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mrs M's Cute Family!

Three of my kids have been BLESSED to have Mrs. M as their Kindergarten teacher.  And she is the best.  She gave my kids such a great start in their education and most importantly - helped them to feel important and loved!  

I loved the opportunity to spend time with HER family and capture their love for one another.  Such a great family!

Now that my youngest is in first grade, I'm really hoping the Mrs. M decides she wants to start teaching another grade so we can have her again! :)  We sure do love her!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chloe Turns 8!

Chloe is turning 8, and in this house, it's quite a big deal!

 Yes, she DOES get to go on a special date with mom, dad and her best friend.  She is choosing where to eat dinner, we will do a little shopping, and she can FINALLY get her ears pierced.  But something much more important is about to happen.  

Something that will hopefully change the course of her life.  Forever.

 You see, we are LDS.  And we believe that at age 8, one is finally old enough to be accountable for the choices they make.  And that's why it's not until the age of 8 that one can choose to be baptized.
 So we decided to head to the Gilbert temple for her little baptism shoot.  The temple won't be completed until early next year, but I love it in the background of these photos.  And I love that ALL of my children will get the chance to walk through the temple when it opens so they can see the beauty within.  

When a Mormon temple is built there is a period of time where it is open to the public.  Everyone is invited to come and walk through it and learn about the work that goes on in the temples.

After it is dedicated, it is a sacred place to worship for those who are able to enter.

I have been inside several temples, and there is a peace there that cannot be felt anywhere else on earth.  I feel closer to heaven, and to my Heavenly Father, inside of these temples.  And I can't wait for my family to walk through it together and experience the spirit that is felt there!

And when you are married in the temple, you are not married just until "death do you part."  You are sealed together for time and all eternity.   

 And baptism is the first step in being able to go to the temple one day.  
So I couldn't be prouder of Chloe and the decision she has made to be baptized on Oct 12th

I sure love this little beauty!  

Friday, August 23, 2013

A little boy is on the way!

I first took photos of Jenny's cute family HERE last year.  She has three adorable little girls and is finally expecting a boy!  Can't wait!  She is due in just a couple of weeks and wanted to get some maternity shots before the big day.  She is definitely a glowing, beautiful mama!


Bryan's Senior Pics

Senior pics are some of my favorite photos to take!  I haven't met a senior yet who doesn't want to be in front of the camera.  And I love learning about their interests and hobbies and incorporating those into their photos.  This is Bryan.  He is a talented young man who can not only sing, but plays baseball too.  And now he is off to Mexico City on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  
Congratulations, Bryan!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

She's off to HAWAII!

Miss Alaina is leaving soon to serve her mission in HAWAII!  How exciting!  She is such a lucky girl - but Hawaii is even luckier to have her! We had so much fun taking her missionary photos.  What a beautiful girl both inside and out!

Good luck, Alaina!  Can't wait to hear about all of you AMAZING experiences serving the Lord!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Could they be any cuter?!

I first met this cute family last year when I took the youngest's 1 yr old pics, and then saw them again at my Valentine mini sessions.  Well they have decided to move back east and wanted to get one last shoot in before they left.   So glad I got to see them again.  Such beautiful girls (and how darling are their outfits?!)

(Smiliest two year old I've ever met!)

They had done SUCH a great job that they deserved lollipops and bubbles!

Good luck on your move!  Will miss your cute faces!!