Welcome to my blog! My most recent photography projects and favorite images appear in here throughout the month. Enjoy!

Spring Portraits for a School

May 26, 2017
While I was working full time for PetSmart, my daughter was enrolled in the on-site daycare. Going back to work can be hard enough for parents, but finding reliable childcare you and your child are comfortable with was stressful. I was fortunate to have a daycare downstairs from my desk, and for it to be a daycare of amazing quality and care. One...
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Mother's Day Special

May 17, 2017
This year I have been promoting Mini Sessions. For mother's day I had this wonderful mother-daughter duo meet me at the park for some beautiful afternoon-light portraits. Not only did they have their hair done together, they came complete with matching mother-daughter fashion! We had so much fun and ended up with quite the collection for a mini ses...
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Desert Dreaming Family Session

May 08, 2017
So, this family is definitely one of my muse families. I have had the privilege to document their growth as parents with their adorable daughter since their maternity session three years ago. To have families return each year means the world to me. It is an honor to work with this family. I have been wanting to take more desert sessions and they we...
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Woodland Senior Session

May 03, 2017
I first met this wonderful young woman when she was a wee 8-year-old selling Girl Scout Cookies and training her dogs. Her aunt contacted me about buying her a senior session as a gift for her graduation from high school. I was so thrilled to hear from her family, and taken aback at how much time has gone by. Really? 10 years! Wow. Our session was...
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Desert Riparian Senior Session

April 30, 2017
Graduating from high school is a huge step into moving toward your future self. Preschool through grade school through middle and high school... then what? College! And not just any college, Northern Arizona University, my alma mater. This lovely young woman and her mom joined me in the early afternoon for a beautiful sunlight-filled session in one...
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Mom and Me

April 17, 2017
These lovely ladies have been working with me since I began my new photo life after the birth of my daughter! I am always so excited when they hire me because their girls are so lovely, and to work with them over and over again is a treat to see them grow up. We did a small Mom & Me photo session in a local park. Here are some of my favorite photo...
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Animal Rescue Fundraising Photo Session

April 08, 2017
It wasn't until my session with the handsome Durango that I realized how much I really missed working with animals. Working with pets of all kinds used to be a regular subject for me, but going out on my own, it wasn't something I was contacted about very often. I was so pleased to team up with Arizona Animal Actors and Animal Docs to the Rescue fo...
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Animal Actors Behind the Scenes

April 08, 2017
Long ago and far away I sat in a cubicle editing photos to go on a corporate e-commerce page. Open, color correct, alpha channel, clipping path, flatten, save, upload. My phone rang and it was a number I didn't recognize. Usually I avoided calls like that because sometimes I would pick up and encounter a hopeful pet parent who has the most talented...
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Courthouse Wedding Elopement

March 25, 2017
This woman is inspiring. She is a ray of sunshine, she keeps you going, she is a positive force. This woman is a true creative soul and has the style to match (she is a stylist, and I will recommend her to you if you need wardrobe or set dressings!) I'll admit, I kind of barged my way into taking her courthouse elopement wedding ceremony. Have you...
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The Love of a Dog

March 11, 2017
Do you have a pet you love? Would you do anything for that pet? This is a dog who is loved. This is a dog whose people love him endlessly. This is a dog who gets to romp and play with two wonderful young boys who are part of his pack. This is a dog you want to be if you are reincarnated as an animal. I photographed him when he was a wee, rambunctio...
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Spring Tea Party

March 04, 2017
Stylized photo sessions used to be a regular part of my day-to-day, and sometimes I miss it. Luckily I have wonderful clients who are usually willing to try something new. These two families are near and dear to my heart, because they helped me get rolling again after a brief break when I was working full time. I documented their maternity, newborn...
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Pregnancy Reveal and Maternity Session

February 26, 2017
I will always say this: one of the best things about working for a large corporation was all of the people I had the opportunity to meet. I met this beautiful mama when we worked in the same department and she asked me to take photos when her son was still a baby. Well, now he is a toddler, and their second child was on the way. Some of the first s...
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Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2017
My creative energy is in full force. I have Savage background paper, shiny heart cut-outs from the bargain bin at Target, and two beautiful children who are willing models if you catch them on the right occasion. Indoor portraits with my kiddos in honor of the day for enjoying flowers, chocolate and fine wine. Right. Now it is meant for enjoying fa...
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Large Family Session

February 04, 2017
I adore this family. I have known their daughter since college, and their son and his wife just after graduation. She has been a dear friend over the years and it is much to her credit that I had the courage to branch out on my own as a freelance photographer. She helped shape the way I document life by inviting me to document her family's growth o...
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Desert Cupid

January 21, 2017
When we found our home several years ago, the Northwest Valley was in the middle of development. Now the word is out and development is encroaching northward. One thing I hope is that the desert stays open. We have such beauty within a close proximity. Now my children have the chance to enjoy it as well. We played cupid in the Arizona desert, comp...
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