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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Month-By-Month: Twelve

January 16, 2017
This time last year we were reveling in the first, precious moments of getting to know our new son. His tiny hands, little feet, soft sighs, loud cries, warm snuggles. The amazement of new life created, born, here in the present moment. One year later and we are thankful every day for our children. They are truly life's biggest blessing, biggest ch...
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Month-By-Month: Eleven

December 16, 2016
New teeth, new walking attempts, new steps taken, new words spoken. Now he and his sister play together a little. I have to pinch myself that we are almost at the one-year mark. After M was born I noticed time moved faster, but with the addition of CJ, we are on warp speed.
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Hassayampa River Preserve Hike with the Family

December 03, 2016
Despite being a lifelong Arizonan, I have not explored Wickenburg. A nice day presented us with the opportunity to take the kids for a hike at the Hassayampa River Preserve. The Nature Conservancy runs this beautiful nature area, and it is very kid-friendly. We had the place to ourselves, and took use of the picnic area after our walk. I look forwa...
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