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{Las Vegas Child Photographer} Elliott & His Chicken

Do you want to know what’s cuter than cute?  My beautiful, curly haired little boy holding one of his chickens!  It really doesn’t get much cuter than a beautiful child and a sweet hen.  We live on a little wannabe farm on the outskirts of Kingman AZ (about 100 miles south of Las Vegas) and chickens are a big thing around here.  We have about 40 of them and have raised most of them ourselves since they were tiny, newly hatched chicks.  This sweet girl was hatched here at our house – which, by the way, is an AMAZING thing for your children to witness.  If you ever get the chance to let your children experience hatching some chicks, do not pass it up!

I’ve found a sweet spot right near our house with the most amazing light, and the rich, warm colors that I love so much.  This first image of my little Elliott ranks in my top 10 favorite images I’ve ever taken.  I cannot wait to get this one up on my wall.  Elliott has such a sweet, gentle, compassionate spirit and I think you can see that in his eyes in this photograph.  It sums up his personality perfectly.

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{Las Vegas Baby Photographer} Two of My Loves

There are not words enough to describe how much I love this image of  Calista and Gabriel.  I have had people comment that at first, they thought she was his mother.  I even had to do a double take – my sweet girl is looking so grown up!  She just celebrated her 15th birthday this month, in fact.  But the ‘she looks like his mother’ comments do not bother me as she is like a little mother hen in our family – I feel that this is a very appropriate way to depict them.  I love the intimate, simple pose and serious expressions.  I love everything about this!  Unfortunately, someone felt the need to report this photograph to the powers that be on Facebook, and over 1200 likes and nearly 100 comments were erased just like that.  This is the next best thing since Facebook cannot censor what I put on my own blog.  I love this image so much!

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And to share where the inspiration for this photo came from, I created a very similar photo of Calista with her new baby sister, Octavia just over 4 years ago.  I am still insanely in love with this photo to this day!  Look how much Calista has grown up in 4 short years – wow!

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{Las Vegas Baby Photographer} Snow Baby

I’ve had this picture in my head for months now – Gabriel dressed in a wooly, warm, white knit outfit hamming it up for the camera in a winter paradise.  Only one problem – it hasn’t snowed here this winter!  Being the determined little photographer once I get an idea in my head, we decided to take a day road trip and head to Flagstaff.  Even Flagstaff didn’t have much snow, so we headed all the way up to the ski area.  Luckily, at this high elevation (about 9,200 ft) we found what I was looking for.  Tree branches weighted down by fresh snow fall, and a beautiful winter wonderland.

I knew we’d have to make this quick as no baby is going to put up with the cold temperatures for very long.  We left the heat of the car and I quickly found a nearby spot that was exactly what I was looking for.  I got everything ready and then we brought in Gabriel.  Luckily, he thought this was flat out amazing and was full of happy smiles!  That only lasted about 2 minutes, however.  Once he grew bored of the operation, he decided to make a break for it.  One little fist went into the snow as he attempted to crawl away.  He quickly yanked it back out, looked at it pitifully, and then burst into tears.  That was the end of that!  So – we drove 3 hours for 2 photos.  But the good news is that these photos were TOTALLY worth it to me.  I had a few other ideas in my head that I had wanted to do, but I am thrilled with what I got.  I LOVE these.  My baby is so sweet!  On a side note, doesn’t it seem like I just had him??  How on earth did he get so big?  Slow down, little buddy!

baby boy dressed in white knit outfit sits in snow and smiles for camera

baby boy dressed in white sits in snow and smiles for camera

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