Oct
23
2017
Getting in Front of the Camera Getting in Front of the Camera
posted in: Personal

Getting in front of the camera isn’t something I do often, but I make a point to do it every year because looking back on old portraits is one of my favorite things to do. I know that’s surprising coming from a photographer! This year, Cody and I traveled back to California to visit friends and family. On our trip, we met up with our favorite photographer, Jaime Davis, and she captured us at a spot I’ve had on my list for a few years now. Yes, us photographers keep a list of places we want to either: photograph others or have our own family pictures taken.

The Mission San Juan Capistrano is a destination both locals and tourists visit because of it’s amazing history and beautiful grounds. It’s a popular location for weddings and other events and I’ve seen a few portraits taken there before. I particularly love the vibrant colors and textures of the mission’s stone walls and of course Jaime captured it all perfectly!

Thank you so much Jaime for photographing us again. Here’s a peek at our pictures:

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To reserve a session with me, your Scottsdale Arizona photographer, get in touch here. To work with the amazing Jaime Davis, visit her website!

 

 

Sep
21
2017
Doggy Cousins Doggy Cousins
posted in: Other, Personal

Almost everybody knows that I have a little dog named Penny…and she’s my world. Penny is a one year old teeny Shih Tzu whose enthusiasm for life inspires me everyday. She happens to have a doggy cousin who is the exact same way! My sister Lyndsay has the cutest dog named Rockie and I’ll be honest- he has even more personality than Penny does. He was adopted from an amazing shelter near my sister’s house in Santa Monica. Penny doesn’t get to see Rockie much, but when she does, she just can’t contain herself!

We don’t have any grandchildren in our family so these two are the grandpups. Our mom, who lovingly refers to herself as “Grammy” spoils them in every way, even ways she probably shouldn’t (Grammy has told me that Penny likes Chick-fil-A, for example). On their last visit, we brought both dogs into my Scottsdale, Arizona photography studio with big dreams for a cute picture of them together for Grammy… that didn’t happen! These two did great solo, but trying to get them both in a portrait was a circus!

Thanks to my mom, my sister, my aunt and these two wild pups for making this little session possible! Here’s a peek at their portraits:

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I am now booking maternity, newborn and baby portraits at my Scottsdale, Arizona photography studio and welcome furry family members to come along too. I would love to chat about your family’s pictures!

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:

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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!