We can never repay you for all you have done for us while out visiting! I’m not really quite sure how I’ve been managing all this time without your help?! God has for sure given so much strength, but I hadn’t realized how much until I had your help! Packing two houses was a huge task, but I’m also glad we got in some fun too while you were out!!
Gahh!!! So loving this adorable family!! Aren’t they the cutest??!!
Our families met through theatre, and continue to do productions together throughout the year! Claire is currently in “Annie” with my daughter, and it’s going to be a really GOOD one!! So while our original connection is through plays, we have also gotten to know one another a little bit through Chandler Young Life too, where we both spend time supporting Chandler’s youth.
Let me just say for a minute, fabulousness and sweetness radiates off these adorable humans, they are just ahh-mazing, truly a joy to be around!! I also must say, they are my earliest clients/friends and arrived before me ( I’m always 20 minutes early – please note: this is for photography sessions only! LOL)
A huge shout out goes out to Graham for hanging in for some great smiles and lots of extras for this shoot! He was so patient and just a genuinely kind guy! I loved how he just wanted to make sure we got one in of him kissing his mama – isn’t that just so darling?! He is definitely a photogenic kid and his sincere and kind personality really shine through on these photos!
I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of making memories with such a wonderful family! We had a fun time exploring all the different background options around downtown Mesa and wishing them a fantastic Holiday season full of fun and festivities!!
!!Gorgeous family alert!!
Look at this super fab family photo gallery!!! Megan and her boys made my job easy as pumpkin pie!! Gotta love when a family shows up ready to take their pics, and looking ahhmazing!! Such handsome and polite little guys too! I’m imaging my last two kiddos, that are their same age, and kinda hoping I can get them to stay as nice for our family photos!
And yes, as always, there’s a back story, LOL;)… Megan is the daughter of Avery’s 3 year old preschool teacher at Sun Valley Learning Center (that’s 10 short years ago, folks! So happy Patti remembered us:)). Megan is also the Executive Chef at Ginger Monkey in Chandler and has been a past Chef at T. Cooks, the Manhattan Vine, Roy’s Kahuna Bar and Grill and many more delicious restaurants!! Quite impressive Megan, and I can’t wait to try Ginger Monkey on Saturday night with friends!!
Her mom, Patti, bought Megan and her family a gift certificate last year, and they cashed it in for an awesome mini session in the desert! Hope they enjoyed the session as much as me, and Grandma is happy she now has photos of her loved ones!! xo
There is nothing like the desert in the Fall!! It’s been four sweet years of getting to see this family grow, and be a part of the joy of of their family life through their family photos! From the very first moment of my welcome hug from Evelyn, this session warmed my heart! Somehow, taking family pictures keeps hope alive in me as I watch families stay strong, being themselves, and having fun!!
The Wnenta family, however, holds a special place in my heart, and always will!! Greg and I knew each other waaayyy back when we were both still living in New York and then we attended the same college, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ but we never did bump into one another until we became friends on Facebook, and now I have the awesome privilege of being their family photographer!
I wish we were a little closer, and my girls would definitely want to babysit these little cuties, but it is still pretty awesome that they come out all this way to the East Valley of Phoenix to take pics with me:):) Aren’t they just adorable??!!
It’s finally here!! Jen and Javi are tying the knot this weekend, and they couldn’t be happier! When they talk about how they met and how it was God’s perfect timing. I think it’s no coincidence that he was looking out for them when he brought both Ryan, myself, AND this adorable couple, out to California the very same weekend!! So we met up in LaJolla and shot this engagement session together!
I have been able to expand my business out in California this year and have been booking sessions on the beach! It was the perfect place to meet up with this surfer couple! Jen is very athletic, but had never surfed. Javi was constantly in the water and passionate about surfing! Ever since then, they two of them have found a mutual love for the ocean and take as many opportunities as they can to go to California and they also surf right here in Arizona!
Click if you would like to see all the pictures from their session!