Annabelle Rose- Scottsdale Arizona Newborn Photographer Annabelle Rose

Newborns, Personal

This blog post is a special one. For the past three years, my wonderful friend Jaime has captured our family before our big move, after our big move and when we welcomed our furry baby Penny. This time, it was my chance to photograph something special for her! Early last year, I got a text from Jaime telling me that she and her husband Ryan were having a baby, almost right after she found out! I was SO excited for her and keeping her secret was the hardest! Time flew by and it was such a joy watching the two of them announce it to the world, reveal baby’s gender and then joyfully welcome their sweet Annabelle into their family. Finally in September, days after Annabelle was born, I traveled to California for her newborn session.

Meeting Annabelle was so sweet for me. For months, I wondered who she would look like and what kind of personality she would have and then there she was- right in front of me! She was more beautiful and sweet than I could have imagined. Annabelle was a chunky newborn and boy do I love myself a chunky baby! She had the softest and sweetest baby smell; I snuggled her for a good part of the day. The best thing about Annabelle is that she was content. While she wasn’t sure about sleeping for me, she was happy to be there, wide-eyed, watching me try to soothe her to sleep, haha!

Thank you so much Jaime and Ryan for having me capture such a special part of your legacy. It is such an honor when another photographer and a friend asks me to take their baby’s first portraits!

I’d like to introduce Annabelle Rose, at just 10 days old:

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Fresh roses: SWD Floral

Coral bow headband: AnaMaeDesign

Grey and pink fabric: Roses and Ruffles

Grey wrap: Manly and Pretty Little Things

Pink wrap: Custom Photo Props

I am a Scottsdale Arizona newborn photographer with a boutique baby studio located near the Scottsdale Airport. I’m also available to travel for newborn sessions like Annabelle’s. To chat about your newborn portraits, please visit my contact page!

Happy First Birthday Mateo! Happy First Birthday Mateo!

Babies, Cake Smash

Happy First Birthday Mateo! Another First Year baby recently celebrated his birthday and I just can’t believe it. There is no better word to describe how I’m feeling than bittersweet. I’ve spent a whole year watching this little boy’s story unfold. I watched his parents excitedly anticipate his arrival. I held him at only 8 days old. I smiled in awe at how many rolls he had at just 6 months. I laughed as I watched him with his smash cake during his first birthday portraits.

Sweet Mateo, never forget what a wonderful boy you are. You are smart, sweet and ever so curious. May you learn and experience lots of new and wonderful things, but never forget where you came from! You have two parents who love you so much and a photographer who will always be grateful to capture your story!

Thank you to Shari, Javier and Mateo for welcoming me into your lives! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for your little guy. Here’s a peek at Mateo’s first birthday portraits:

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Smash cake: Sift Bakehouse

If you’re looking for first birthday portraits for your baby, I’d love to chat with you!

Introducing Poppy Introducing Poppy


It’s the beginning of the New Year and of course I am sitting here thinking about all of the things I did and wish I had done in 2017. On my list of regrets is how little I blogged last year. With social media, it is so easy to upload a quick picture with a short caption and share. I forget how fun it is to share the whole story! So, here I am- putting it out there- 2018 will be the year of blogging!

Months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting little Poppy for her Scottsdale newborn session. Poppy was actually a little bit older than most of the newborns I have at the studio, but that didn’t change a thing. Even at 18 days old, Poppy was just a sleepy little newborn baby who snuggled right up. Let’s be honest- half the reason I am a newborn photographer is because I love to hold brand new babies!

My favorite thing about Poppy was her full head of hair. This is a little rare for newborns and I had so much fun adding in little headbands to show it all off! Poppy is one lucky little girl, with two very attentive parents to dote on her. Thank you so much Lael and Chase for choosing me to capture your little girl as she grows; I can’t wait to see her soon for her 6 month session!

Here’s a little peek at Poppy’s Scottsdale newborn session:

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Bonnet: Adorable You

Solid Pink Headband: AnaMaeDesign

Currently booking Scottsdale newborn sessions through July. Get in touch to chat about beautiful portraits of your baby!

Jack Turns One – Scottsdale Arizona Baby Photography Jack Turns One – Scottsdale Arizona Baby Photography


This blog post is a bittersweet one. Jack is one of my little Baby’s First Year clients. For the past year, he’s been coming in to visit me for his Scottsdale Arizona baby photography. I’ve watched this little guy grow from a tiny newborn (who slept like a rockstar!) to a chunky sitter obsessed with Winnie the Pooh and now all of a sudden he’s one and running around all over the place!

Capturing Jack’s first year has been rewarding for obvious reasons; watching a baby grow up and taking the first portraits of their life is such an honor. However, getting to know Jack and his parents has been even better. I’ve had such a fun year hearing all about their adventures as new parents and having fellow dog parents to talk to about our dogs’ crazy antics.

I’m so grateful to have this family as a part of the studio family! Thank you so much for entrusting such special pictures in my hands. Here’s a peek at Jack’s one year session:

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I would love to capture your little one’s first year of life. Get in touch and let’s chat about portraits you’ll love!

Getting in Front of the Camera Getting in Front of the Camera


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!