{Las Vegas Portrait Photographer} Wild, Wild West

This is a story of strength, betrayal, loss, and revenge – played out in a wild west setting.  My daughter is amazing!  She rocked this shoot, and I had SO much fun doing these with her!  I really want to explore more story-telling, conceptual ideas that I have through my photography.  Even the weather fell into place.  The stormy, ominous clouds that closed in on town this day couldn’t have been more perfect if I’d planned it myself.  The creepy old haunted building (yes – haunted – verified by the owner of this building who left us there alone after finishing up work) and the wide open desert location wrapped in black storm clouds were the perfect backdrop for this old west tale.  And with that, I’ll let the photos do the talking.  Enjoy, and thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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The sun always shines again after the rain.  We were treated to this beautiful monsoon sunset after our shoot.  I couldn’t put up this blog entry without including it. :)


July 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Rachel Mounsey - My goodness Calista is beautiful! I love the color one of her looking out the window. Just stunning.

July 14, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Brandi - You are SUCH a talented artist!!! And your daughter is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your talents ????

July 14, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Esmeralda - I cant. I cant. OMG your are such an inspiration! truly breathtaking !

July 14, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Svetlana Moncada - I have been admiring your work for quiet some time and had to comment! You have a rare talent and your daughters are amazing models!

July 14, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Mary Carroll - Gorgeous! How wonderful that you are exploring new avenues in your photography. I love the saturated blacks, and those images where she is touching the window — stunning!

July 14, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Susan Knappe - Simply breath-taking. your an inspiration to the photography field and your children, ALL of them, are just beautiful.

July 14, 2014 - 5:18 pm

nicole - Incredible! Just stunning! (As if you’d do anything less though.)

July 14, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Suzy Mead - Love this! What a beautiful set of images! Love the story! Great work Lisa and Calista (dream team) <3

July 14, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Roxie - You are insanely talented and beyond inspiring. Keep moving mountains. :)

July 14, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Kevin Peterson - Love the nostalgia of the rainy window shot ! One of my favorite shots I have in my portfolio is a cowgirl with blazing guns from Jackson Hole Wyoming at the almost every night shootout dramatization ! Jake Olsen recommended your page way back when and I am never disappointed in content nor inspiration ! Great work

July 15, 2014 - 3:59 am

Lisa - These are absolutely amazing Lisa!! JUST STUNNING!!!

July 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

Laura Tallo - I love your work, and when I have an established clientele, I will take one of your workshops!

July 15, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Sonia - Amazing photography! Your daughter is gorgeous model and you are very talented!

July 17, 2014 - 1:19 am

Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) - Those low light indoor shots are fabulous, Lisa. So gorgeous and moody!

July 18, 2014 - 3:17 pm

slam fayyad - she is an Angel …

July 20, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Shirley Braggs - Calista is beautiful. I just told someone I don’t like black lace and then I see these photos and my whole opinion is transformed. She and you conspired to make that black lace gown stunning and magnificent. Your shoot is very intriguing.

July 21, 2014 - 8:08 am

Alison - These are simply spectacular. Gorgeous story and images.

July 22, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Beira - I love the dramatic look of the indoor images. Super stunning!

August 1, 2014 - 6:55 am

Joan Blake - OMG! What an eye you have! I think you’d be a great cinematographer!

August 13, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Ginger - She did a wonderful job in these. so beautiful and dramatic. great story telling.

August 23, 2014 - 11:18 am

fotografo boda malaga - Soberbia forma de trabajar con la luz y los colores, enhorabuena. Es un lujo mirar tus trabajos. Un cordial saludo

August 23, 2014 - 10:27 pm

marina lower - Stunning! Both photography and the model… so inspiring! Amazing!

{Las Vegas Family Photographer} My Beautiful Children

I’ve always been taken with simple, soulful portraits taken with beautiful lighting.  What started out as some solo images of my youngest little girl, Octavia (I may share these later) morphed into a sisters and brothers series.  I am absolutely in love with both of these images and YES, they will be printed and hung with pride on my wall.  I imagine them as heirloom pieces that their grandchildren, great grand children and beyond will look at to see what their ancestors looked like.  I wanted to share.  Those of you who have followed my work for some time will probably be amazed at how much they’ve grown over the years.  I often get asked how I manage it all – 10 children and a photography business.  The fact of the matter is that I have had to make some serious cutbacks, and am now only taking the VERY rare client session and focusing on my family (priority #1) and my teaching.  And because I also get asked for names and ages – here you go!  From oldest to youngest we have Clint (17 next month), Calista (15 1/2), Damien (13), Theron (11), Adrian (8 in August), Quentin (7 next month), Camille (6), Octavia (5 TODAY!), Elliott (2 1/2), and Gabriel (1 tomorrow!).  I love images that give you a glimpse of someone’s soul, and I think that is why I am so drawn to these.  Thank you for taking the time to look.  This is my pride and joy, right here.  :)

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June 23, 2014 - 9:59 am

Liz - Oh Lisa, these pictures are so beautiful! You can be so proud of your kids. I’m still amazed how you manage your life with 10 kids, wow! thanks for sharing such a private shooting with us. They truly give a glimpse of their soul. I love these pics!
Greetings from Germany!

June 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

Denise - Your children are stunning!! How blessed you are!

June 23, 2014 - 10:04 am

Sarah - I admire you, children are such a blessing. 17… and a 15 1/2 year old… I can’t decide if I’m looking forward to the day that my children reach that age. If I could have 10 I would! Prior circumstances prevented my desire to keep going. I have 3, but with my fiance we have 6! We know we are still very young and would love more in the future! Beautiful images, beautiful children, and beautiful names. You are one lucky mom!

June 23, 2014 - 10:09 am

Kimberlee - Beautiful children who have a beautiful and talented Momma! You are my inspiration and motivation to keep learning the art and craft of photography. Thank you for sharing your art and beauty with us.

June 23, 2014 - 10:14 am

Sonia - They all have such stunning eyes!!!

June 23, 2014 - 10:17 am

Kelly - These are gorgeous, as is all your work. You have such beautiful kids!

June 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

Jade Alayne - Stunning and timeless!

June 23, 2014 - 10:34 am

Angela Benavides - Absolutely gorgeous. I love the simplicity. And as I am sure you are told all of the time…wow! What job you have! I only have one and sometimes wonder how I would ever possibly handle more! Beautiful family!

June 23, 2014 - 10:38 am

wendy - Exquisite!

June 23, 2014 - 10:40 am

ajit - That’s the God’s grace that he have rewarded you with such amazingly beautiful children, I love children always, but your one’s are great,I am still unmarried but wish that some day when I get married have children like yours…GOD BLESS THEM

June 23, 2014 - 10:48 am

Jill - Beautiful photos of beautiful children!!! They radiate a wonderful sense of calm and sibling love. Love!

June 23, 2014 - 10:55 am

Marie Paugh - Your babies are so beautiful! Amazing capture of all of them…

June 23, 2014 - 11:14 am

Suzy Mead - Absolutely perfect portraiture! And what a stunning family you have, just gorgeous Lisa!

June 23, 2014 - 11:20 am

Miriam Dubinsky - Gorgeous. You kids are so lucky! Beautiful family, Lisa!

June 23, 2014 - 11:50 am

dini - wow the pictures are gorgeous!
you must be a seriously incredible woman! Would love if you could do a blog post on how you manage it all.

June 23, 2014 - 11:51 am

Ivelina Cholakova - Amazing kids Lisa!!!
You are lucky mom! :)

June 23, 2014 - 11:54 am

Anna Resner - Amazing portraits, Lisa. Thank you for sharing with us…

June 23, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Autumn - Beautiful, beautiful children you have! And what STUNNING images! Breathtaking :)

June 23, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Vanessa Lust - Your photos are beautiful! And your children are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures

June 23, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Syna - Hi Lisa!
Simply beautiful! You’ve captured both your girls and boys so elegantly!You are truly blessed and may I add I’m in love with all 10 names of your children! Timeless!
I actually came across your website the other night while searching for ideas on how to shoot a newborn session using natural light. I have new baby boy ( 20days old) My 5th child! and was looking for ideas! I love you work!!! I live in Arizona too are you currently taking clients? My husband and I would love a little more information! thanks
God bless!

June 23, 2014 - 1:11 pm

michelle arvizu - Just gorgeous!! I too come from a family of 10! 8 girls 2 boys. Blessings!!

June 23, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Tammilynn - Beautiful family!

June 23, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Kate - Your children are stunning. I can only imagine what the children of a successful, kind and inspiring mother will be as they grow up.

June 23, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Malak shweiki - amazing !!! how talented this photography is ! keep it up (Y)

June 24, 2014 - 6:14 am

Nicky Slater - Beautiful children! You must be very proud xx

June 24, 2014 - 10:19 am

Shanna - Simply stunning. What a beautiful family!

June 25, 2014 - 10:36 am

Wendy Vaughn - Your children are gorgeous! I am dying to know how it goes in age from oldest to youngest. Tell us!

June 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Lisa Holloway - Thanks Wendy! The ages are almost 17, 15 1/2, 13, 11, almost 8, almost 7, 6, 5, 2 1/2, and 1 year. :)

June 25, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Samantha Covert - Oh wow, these are so, so gorgeous. Your children are stunning!!

June 26, 2014 - 2:31 am

Wendy - These photos have to be the most stunning family photos I have seen anywhere… so, so beautiful! You must be a very proud mother.

July 18, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Sophie - Wow, wow, wow. Absolutely flawless, Lisa!!

July 22, 2014 - 6:28 pm


August 13, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Ginger Unzueta - What a blessing these children are. You captured them in a beautiful way. Wonderful portraits.

August 25, 2014 - 11:04 am

Gatineau Photographer - Your work is just gorgeous!

August 25, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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{Las Vegas Child Photographer} Mia

I’ll be moving in a new direction with my photography and only shooting sessions that make my heart sing.  I couldn’t be more thrilled with these fairy inspired images of Mia!  I’ve always loved fantasy and fairy tales, magic and enchanted forests, secrets whispered in the wind and colors painted by mother nature.  These images were so much fun for me to create!  Mia was the perfect little model.  It was also nice to get out of the heat of the desert and up into a higher elevation and greener environment for this shoot.  Thank you SO much Mia and family for helping me out with these images.  I am so excited to be putting the fun and creativity back into my photography.  I fell in love with photography many years ago, but was slowly losing my passion for it.  I am reclaiming that love and taking things in the direction dictated by my heart.  I hope you will all join me on this journey. :)



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June 13, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Debbie Biggers - I love the new photos. Your new direction is right on!

June 13, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Tiffany Stewart - I am so proud of you! On to new adventures :)

June 13, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Tamra Hyde - Love these! Great minds think alike. ;)

June 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm

Charisse - These are simply gorgeous! I think you’ve definitely been inspired!

June 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm

Anshul Sukhwal - I love your work, Lisa..!!! Great ideas and beauuuuutiful images. Wish you All the Very Best..!!! :-)

June 14, 2014 - 12:28 am

F'rah Mukhtar - Your work is beautiful!!!

June 14, 2014 - 1:28 am

Elaine Els - You have been blessed with a special talent. You inspire me. Thank you for sharing your heart and awesome images. Special love from South Africa.

June 14, 2014 - 8:24 am

Kelly - Magical and inspiring. I want to do this with my little girl.

June 14, 2014 - 8:55 am

Barbara Dawson - Love, love, love your new mission statement and absolutely LOVE the magical, fairy theme! As a mom of a young daughter I hope you do more of these…I would do just about anything to have you do a fairy shoot for my little girl!?

June 14, 2014 - 9:48 am

Renee - Absolutely magical! Where could I find the beautiful green dress, please?

June 14, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Jamie Rubeis - This is the most beautiful, creative, and inspiring set of images you have done to date! Good for you moving forward with what you love! I hope to be in that same position one day. Love ya!

June 15, 2014 - 9:08 am

Jane - Really beautiful and inspiring images! You can see your passion in them…look forward to seeing your work!

June 17, 2014 - 9:21 am

Kristin Duncan - Beautiful as always! Love the combination of the green dress and the red hair.

August 23, 2014 - 10:25 pm

marina lower - Oh WOW! I love these! Amazing!!!

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