“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
I had so much fun at this particular shoot. The Arizona mountains made for an amazing backdrop and I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of people to photograph.
Life is just a big sea of collective moments. Don’t try and control the tides. Choose your moments wisely. Cherish these moments and hold them dear, so you can sail effortlessly with the winds of change.
I took these photographs of Candice in an abbey in Ireland. The entire time, I felt as if I was shooting inside of a storybook. It was an absolutely indescribable feeling that can only be felt through experiencing it firsthand. Ireland is such a magical place, the whole time that I was there it felt as if I had stepped inside a time machine. It felt almost as though Father Time himself had simply forgotten about the country as a whole. I have never again felt the same kind of peace that I felt while visiting Ireland and I can only assume that I’ll be searching for that same feeling for the rest of my life. While we were taking these photos, an adorable dog that belonged to the abbey joined in. He was a true natural and struck a few poses alongside her. Her beauty alongside our newfound furry friend was more than I could ever have asked for out of a shoot. Until next time, Ireland.
Engagement photos are some of my favorite photos to shoot. Some couples simply radiate love and Rex and Heather are one of those couples. This beautiful couple paired with a location as beautiful as the Mcdowell Mountain Preserve was a match made in heaven!
I met this amazing mama about 4 or 5 years ago. She is also a photographer and was looking for some assistance on a newborn shoot with twins. I was thinking I wanted to focus solely on newborns at that point in my career and jumped at the opportunity to help. In exchange for my help, she offered me her professional wisdom. And in the creative arts, that can be priceless. Fortunately for me, I got so much more out of the deal that she did. I didn’t just get some business tips, I gained a friend.
So happy to share in this moment and to have watched her family grow from 3 to 5. Rennai is an amazing wife, mama, and photographer.
Sometimes I am just completely taken back when I am doing a newborn portrait session. It is like a lifetime ago that my own children were babies. On one hand it feels like a fleeting distant memory, and then in an instant the new babe before me will do something that takes me all the way back to when my kids were little. For this at home newborn session, it was all the baby yawns. They really pulled at my heart strings reminding me of my first born son and his perpetually adorable yawns.
Please enjoy this snippet of Baby T, born Sunday July 15th, at 11:27pm.