I met up with Emily and Austin on December 2nd for an engagement session in Sedona, Arizona.
I met up with the Brandt family at their private residence in Scottsdale, Arizona, early in November for a family portrait session.
Before I even arrived at their home, I knew that this was going to be a beautiful session. I love the natural backdrops that the Arizona landscape has to offer, and as I drove up to their Scottsdale home, I was struck by the beautiful colors. They had lovely views of the nearby Camelback Mountain, not to mention a great cactus in the area of their long driveway. What a perfect backdrop for a portrait session!
Cheryl is an intern and a senior – this girl brings me hope! She has a firm faith and lives life to the fullest! She is a huge help from housesitting, to painting, to modeling, picking up my children, horse skills and more. I love having her in my life. Mostly because she is and was a princess and we can rock out to Disney tunes while doing it all!! Love her
Shot Location: Starbucks
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!!