Jun
14
2017
Family Friends- Scottsdale Family Sessions Family Friends
posted in: Other, Personal

 

It was almost 15 years ago that my mom started working at the Mayo Clinic here in Arizona. We were new to the state and my mom was really excited to get back in the workforce after staying at home and volunteering at my school for a while. I don’t think she knew back then that taking a job at the Mayo Clinic is one of the best decisions she would ever make. Not only is it a wonderful medical institution, it has been a place where my mom has found what she truly LOVES to do- guide residents through their medical training (and honestly, be their second mom). As if finding her dream job wasn’t enough, my mom has met two of the greatest friends of her life at the Mayo. These ladies would do (and have done) anything for my mom. As her daughter, I couldn’t wish for anything more!

These three are everything I want to be- strong, caring and truly humble people. Silvana (left) has the loudest voice of positivity of anyone I know. She’s the one who encouraged my mom during her first half marathon and sat with me during my mom’s major surgery. Michele (right) also has a loud voice, but think New Jersey girl instead! If anyone will fight for you or tell you how it REALLY is, it will always be Michele.

It was such an honor for me when these two entrusted their family portraits to me and with Silvana, this is actually the second time! We grabbed the whole crew and went out into the desert, which I find especially beautiful in the winter. Sure, there isn’t as much color as spring, but in winter you have some of the most beautiful weather (I mean look at those clouds!) that you can’t always find other seasons in sunny Arizona.

So, a big thank you goes out to these ladies. Thank you for having me as your photographer, thank you for being the best friends to my mom and thank you for being such a great example of who I want to be when “I grow up”!

Scottsdale Family Sessions

Here’s a little peek at their Scottsdale family sessions:

Scottsdale Family Sessions 2

I’m now booking Scottsdale family sessions for October and November 2017. Get in touch to reserve yours!

 

 

May
11
2017
Our Little Family- Scottsdale Family Photography Our Little Family
posted in: Personal

Every year, I drag Cody out to capture our annual pictures together. It’s not something he loves, but he does it every year because he knows how important it is to me! This time was our first as more than a couple, but a family with our little puppy, Penny. I’ve wanted a puppy for years, but we waited until we were a bit more settled to get one. Now, with her here, it really does feel like we are a little family!

As a photographer myself, it can be a little hard to find someone that I trust to capture my family the way I see them. It’s hard to let go of that control and let someone else take care of light, posing and making me look as beautiful as I feel! So, when I found someone who does all of that and more, I hung on and won’t let go! =P Not only is Jaime Davis a wonderful friend, but she captures my family even more beautifully than I envision…and she does it every time! Thank you so much Jaime for making time for us on your trip here to Arizona. I’m already looking forward to our next session!

Enjoy a little peek of our Scottsdale family photography:

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If you are looking for wedding or couples photography, I highly recommend Jaime Davis Photography!

If you are interested in reserving your maternity, newborn or baby photography, I’m your girl. Let’s chat!

Apr
04
2017
Penny- Scottsdale Photography Penny
posted in: Personal

Last year we welcomed a new family member and I know I’m biased, but I think she is the CUTEST thing. Introducing our girl, Penny! Last July, we got Penny from Arizona Shih Tzu when she was just a little tiny baby… only 9 weeks old! We’ll just say… she’s had us wrapped around her little paw ever since.

From the beginning, she has been such an easy dog! She was pretty well potty trained within the first week, caught onto her leash as soon as she was old enough for walks and has been sweet with all kids she meets! My favorite thing about Penny is that she so sweetly adjusts to whatever is going on in our day…she plays when we engage her, she naps when we are tired and she happily accompanies us on our many trips to Home Depot.

I’ve dreamed of having a dog for years and I’m so happy we finally have our girl; she’s everything I could have ever wanted and more! Here’s a peek at her 10 week portraits taken at my Scottsdale photography studio. I’ll be sharing her 6 month pictures here soon!

Scottsdale Photography 1Scottsdale Photography 2My specialty is human babies, but if you have a fur baby you want to bring into my Scottsdale photography studio, please don’t hesitate to message me!

Aug
05
2016
Maddie & Noah- Scottsdale Newborn Session Maddie & Noah
posted in: Newborns, Personal

A few weeks ago I got to meet Maddie and Noah for their Scottsdale newborn session. Noah and Maddie are twins, but couldn’t be any more different if they tried! Noah looks very much like his dad, with a head full of the most handsome blonde hair and chubby little cheeks. He basically slept through his entire portion of the session! Maddie, on the other hand, looks very much like her momma with beautiful dark hair and the sweetest little smile. Her mom and dad like to joke that she’s the princess in the family because she always knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to tell you!

Photographing this twins’ session is very special to me, as I’m lucky enough to know Noah and Maddie’s parents. Their dad is such a wonderful guy, someone my dad worked with for years. Their mom Tina is an absolute sweetheart, who shares my love for animals, and I couldn’t be more happy for these two awesome people to become parents!

Here’s a little peek at Maddie and Noah’s newborn portraits:

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Teal wrap: Custom Photo Props
Pearl tieback and beanie: Adorable You
Flower headband: Flourishing Creations
Cream wrap: Lillian Jane Props

To book your Scottsdale newborn session, please give me a call!

Oct
09
2015
Happy 80th Birthday Grandma! – Scottsdale Arizona Photographer Happy 80th Birthday Grandma! – Scottsdale Arizona Photographer
posted in: Other, Personal

Earlier this month, I went to Indiana to visit my extended family because my Grandma was turning 80-years-old! How cool is that!? The awesome thing is that she doesn’t even look or act like she is 80. It’s wonderful how healthy and active she is and I’m so excited for her, that she gets to live this amazing life and enjoy her older years.

I don’t get to visit Indiana often and neither does my sister. Unfortunately, this means that we don’t have all of the Roller cousins together very often. The last time we were together was my uncle’s wedding five years ago and the last time we had pictures together was fifteen years ago before my youngest cousin was born! In celebration of my Grandma’s 80th birthday and all of the cousins being together, we set up grandkids pictures and surprised my Grandma at her birthday dinner. She was VERY excited and it’s now a running joke because she didn’t recognize my sister in the portrait we gave her- “Who is that lady?” she asked.

I’m very happy that we got to give such a great gift to my Grandma so she can update the wall she has dedicated to the grandkids and so I can have these memories of my amazing cousins and I. Here’s a few pictures from our session, taken by the wonderful Megan West Photography!

Scottsdale Arizona Photographer

I am a Scottsdale Arizona photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and baby portraits. Get in touch to book YOUR family’s pictures!