Baby Coming Soon

September 2nd, 2013

We survived the heat and you would never know summer had come to AZ, with their smiles.

They are patient and easy-going, a great start to becoming parents!

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

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A baby fills a place in your heart, that you never knew was empty.

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A strong marriage is one of the best gifts you can give your child.

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Always play and be in love.

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Field of Dreams

January 28th, 2013

On the way to meeting with this beautiful senior for her photo shoot, I noticed a cotton field on the side of the road and thought “what a perfect spot.” I completely forgot to mention it to her and we finished the session at the determined location, see post.  So, I called her on the way home and she happily agreed to meet me there, for just a few more. I just love spontaneous moments and people, especially when they work out. This is by far one of my favorite  stops.

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A great day for a high school senior photo shoot in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Graduation Time

January 16th, 2013

Graduation time is right around the corner. Here is a little peek into this beautiful graduate’s photo shoot in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela




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Such a fun day searching for the perfect spots and an easy going model!

Scottsdale Family Portraits

January 5th, 2013

A cold, but sunny day at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. With parents in town, we spent an enjoyable time capturing the little ones and the whole family. Here are a few favorites from this bunch of cuties.

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“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” JFK


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While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

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“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” Richard Evans

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I just adore the face on the little guy below and the photo.


A New Year

January 5th, 2013

A summer off of blogging led into the fall, which brought our family into a new home and move and somehow here it is a new year. I enjoy sharing new photos and am back for the new year. Wishing you and your family the happiest of times and shining moments.

My 2013 goal:  Capture, edit and print our own family moments and keep our life simple!

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Desert Botanical Garden

May 15th, 2012

Some people are just so lovely and warm when you meet them for the first time and this is that kind of loving family. I enjoyed my day with this beautiful family. Squeezing in the last days of our warm spring in Arizona, we headed out to the Desert Botanical Garden for some great backgrounds. This adorable family just welcomed their baby girl and strolling around for a preschool aged boy is exactly what we needed to do. This little guy was a blast to be around as he searched for bunnies, sticks and bugs and kept us all quite busy!


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

Audrey Hepburn


“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Hellen Keller


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“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

Mother Teresa

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“Only a life lived for others is the life worthwhile.”

Albert Einstein


“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.”

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A New Beginning

December 31st, 2011

What an exciting way to start the new year. A sweet baby boy and a new family. I love the new year, it is just like a baby…full of hope, love, wonder and excitement. This little guy was too sweet and is just a bundle of cuteness.

“From small beginnings come great things.” Proverb

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Desert Beauty

November 17th, 2011

A little rain and clouds for the thirsty desert, a great day for a photo shoot. Enjoy a few shots of this desert rose, so sweet and pretty, just waiting for this day to come.

“Clouds came floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Poet


“I am the only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

Helen Keller



Two Weeks of Sweetness

August 4th, 2011

This little sweet guy is a precious blessing.  Wishing your family many mornings of sunshine on the cradle!

“If one feels the love for something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go no far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shine on its cradle.”  Vincent van Gogh




July 8th, 2011

I love this idea that the family wanted to do, inspired by a Taylor Swift photograph.  Now I need to do this with my family, but our name is way too long!