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{Las Vegas Fine Art Child Photographer} Seasons Are Changing

One of my very favorite times of the year is fall – I love the cooler temps, the rich, autumnal tones, the delicious flavors of the holiday season.  I’ve been busy photographing my sweet babies and wanted to share some recent favorites.  I have been neglecting my blog as of late, so hopefully this will fill people in a bit on what I’ve been up to with my photography. :)

This first image was a bit of a happy accident.  I threw this together last minute after the kids returned home from school.  I had this glorious red gown that I wanted to photograph Calista in, but hadn’t found the time or motivation to do so yet.  We arrived at my determined location late, and the pretty back light that usually peeks in through the trees was all but gone.  I snapped a few shots, but was pretty depressed thinking I got absolutely nothing worthwhile.  I am normally excited to pull the images from my card as soon as I return home from a shoot, but these images sat on the card for days.  I only uploaded them when I had another shoot on the card that I needed to grab.  BOY, was I surprised when this image leaped off the screen at me!  It is now officially one of my favorite images ever of my gorgeous daughter!

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You may remember the ‘leaf baby’ photos I took of Gabriel last fall when he was just a baby.  I decided to expand on that theme this year.  Have I mentioned yet how much I LOVE autumn?

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My sweet and tenderhearted little Elliott…  <3

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Now please excuse me while I switch seasons here for a minute.  I realized I had not yet shared these images from late summer, and I LOVE them – therefore, they must be posted.  We had an epic monsoon season this year and got so much needed rain!  That rain resulted in some of the most gorgeous, lush fields of flowers I have ever seen.  Yes, in the desert!

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The beautiful connection between my 2 youngest babies makes my heart sing.  They truly are the best of friends. <3

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This is just a small sampling of my recent work – there is much more on my Facebook Page if you’d care to take a look.  Thank you so much for taking the time to view my photography! :)

{Las Vegas Child Photographer} Misty Beaches

We recently took a family vacation to my beautiful home state of Washington.  While there, we spent time at the ocean (Kalaloch Beach), the beautiful rainforests, and Grandma & Papa’s house.  It was such a wonderful and much needed trip for the whole family!  While there, I couldn’t resist setting up a fun shoot highlighting the cool, misty tones of the Pacific coast.  Charlize and Parker were my little models for a day of shooting and they were absolutely amazing!  They traveled quite a ways for this shoot and it was such a pleasure working with them.  It was also a lot of fun for me to get to work with such vastly different environmental factors and colors than what I am used to here in the Arizona desert.

Here are a few of my favorite images from this session.  :)  The cool, misty, pastel tones of the beach were stunningly beautiful to me…

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{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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