Enjoy part 2 of this beautiful wedding day :)
I was introduced to Sara and Travis as they were becoming new parents, and welcoming their daughter Kynslie into their lives. I feel so privileged to be able to photograph parents newborns, because it is such a pivotal point in life, and it endears me to the couple and the baby. So I was THRILLED when this sweet couple asked me to photograph their big day!
It was a beautiful April day - not too hot and not too cold. Both Travis and Sara were relaxed and calm as they were getting ready, you could tell they were trying to enjoy every moment. Then it was time for the first look. Travis was cracking jokes, Sara was crying tears of joy... you can tell how they balance each other out! By the time it was ready for the ceremony, the clouds has covered the sun enough to give everything beautiful and a comfortable temperature. After Sara's Dad gave her away in a heartfelt embrace and kiss on the cheek, Travis' uncle performed the ceremony. By the time they got through their vows, their was not a dry eye to be found! You can tell the deep admiration and respect these two have for each other and their daughter.
Stop by the blog tomorrow for part 2 of their beautiful day!
Alice is my niece - my twin sisters second baby girl. She is a firecracker! She's got the most beautiful blue eyes, smiles at anything and anyone, and loves to create mischief!
Happy Birthday Miss Alice!
I posted Chess' maternity session a while back, and now her little man has made his debut. He was quite the expressive little guy, and such a sweetheart!
Congratulations, Chess and Garrett on your little miracle!
Jonny and Roxanne make SUCH a beautiful couple, they were so easy to photograph! They were even willing to come out early on a Saturday morning to get their Christmas card pictures- ensuring that this beautiful hot-spot is practically empty, (score!).
I love so many of their photos, but here are just a few of my all-time favorites. Gorgeous light, gorgeous location, gorgeous couple... what could be better?
I LOVE how these photos turned out! Ya know what I also love? The fact that Brad and Kelsey took the initiative to get some photos taken to commemorate just the two of them. I think that is SO important!
Kelsey wanted a 'fallish' look to their photos, so we went and battled the craziness that is Nichols Park. Beautiful setting, but crazy busy around Christmas card season. Thankfully they were total troopers and put up with all of the other people (I'm pretty sure it was half of Mesa), getting their pictures taken as well. It was totally worth it though!
Emmett's session was one of those times where, as the Brittani and Josh left my apartment, I felt renewed and reminded as to why I do what I do. And why I LOVE it. You'd think that after shooting my second session of the day, and squatting for a good hour or so to photograph him, that at 32 weeks pregnant, I'd be grumpy or tired. But I just felt good! He was a total angel his whole session, I got a good amount of baby cuddles in (still haven't gotten tired of those yet), and not to mention, he has some pretty awesome people as parents! We are both going through similar situations in life, and I loved soaking up all the info about birth and recovery that they were telling me. I'm convinced that being a newborn photographer is the best job for a pregnant lady... you're constantly learning and getting new perspectives from every parent and baby!
Chess and her husband are due with a baby boy in January. Which actually works out great for me, considering I'm due in December and live only a few apartments down from her. Twice a week, we go walking, and discuss all the crazy, random, and fun stuff associated with pregnancy! It's been so fun to go through such a major life change with someone else! Seeing as how I had an extra spot for mini sessions, I asked Chess if she would consider doing some fun portraits. Thankfully she said yes, and I'm so glad she did, I love how these turned out!!
Taylee liked to psych me out.... she was so good for her session, but every once in a while she'd give a face like she was about to cry and I'd get ready to soothe her, then two seconds later she'd go right back to her peaceful self. Nice, Taylee! ;)
Really though, this little sweetheart smiley, silent, and oh-so flexible! I'm so blessed to be able to do this job and capture these precious babes :)