Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time when families come together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. The Lowe family comes out every year for updated family photos as part of this celebration. Nestled in the heart of Gilbert, Arizona, the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch stands as a testament to nature’s beauty and tranquility. For the Lowe family, this serene setting became the backdrop for a memorable family photo shoot.


November 4, 2023

A Family Photo Shoot at The Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert Arizona Riparian Preserve Family Photo Shoot Diwali

My last senior portrait session for the season was at Papago Park in Phoenix. This is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot, so I was thrilled when this beautiful young lady chose it from the list of suggestions I sent to her before her session. It is just the right mix of desert, water, and palm trees. It almost feels tropical even though it isn’t. There are so many great place to shoot at this location!

When we moved to Phoenix almost three years ago, the very first place we went to was the barn where my daughter’s horse had been hauled to weeks before. We went to visit the horse before we even made it to our new house for the first time (I promise there is a point to this!) One of the first people we met at the barn that day was Sammy, this beautiful high school senior. She was so sweet to us, and it was no surprise when she became one of my youngest daughter’s favorite people. I have watched Sammy grow up even more since then, and she is truly one of the sweetest, kindest girls that I have met. I was absolutely thrilled when her mom reached out to get her portraits done. I just can’t believe that almost 3 years has gone by since we moved here though!

Senior Portraits

June 6, 2023

Papago Park High School Senior Portrait Session | Phoenix, AZ

I had the pleasure of photographing this young man for his senior portraits in Phoenix at Tempe Town Lake and Watermark. With the help of his lovely mother, he picked a great location that would allow him to achieve different looks and take pictures with his new Tesla (which, by the way, he purchased on his own!!) We started with the business shots in his suit. We had to tuck ourselves away a little bit due to some unexpected winds but we got them done. Thankfully, by the time we moved on to the shots with his car the wind had died down quite a bit. We made our way to the top level of the parking garage at Tempe Town Lake and positioned his car in just the right spot. I was so impressed that he chose such a perfect outfit for this set of images, and he really came out of his shell during this portion of the session. It just makes me so happy when I can see that the person I am photographing is enjoying themselves and feels comfortable enough to make suggestions or speak up about what images they really want, and this senior did just that!

Senior Portraits

May 31, 2023

Phoenix AZ Senior Portrait Session | Tempe Town Lake & Watermark

An engagement session is much more than just portrait time for my couples. I get to learn what my couples do for a living, how they met, what they like to do together, how they interact with each other naturally, and so much more. My couples get to experience a portrait session together with me […]

Engagement Session

May 18, 2021

San Tan Mountain Engagement Session

picture of a couple during their engagement session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park

This kid is so cool! I had so much fun getting to know him during his Senior Portrait Session at Heritage Square in Phoenix. He is actually from Alaska, somewhere I want to visit someday, and works as a fisherman already! The pandemic brought him to Phoenix to finish out his Senior year of high […]

Senior Portraits

April 15, 2021

Senior Portraits at Heritage Square, Phoenix

Boy Sitting Under Tree during High School Senior Portrait at Heritage Square in Phoenix

The Joseph Family participated in the May Pay What You Can Mommy & Me sessions, but we included Dad also!  Mom planned the whole thing as an anniversary surprise for her husband and she did an amazing job coordinating all of their outfits.  They all look amazing and we had a great time getting all […]

Family, Mini Session

April 1, 2021

The Joseph Family

A picture of a mom and his kids at the Queen Creek Wash for a Mommy and Me Mini Session

Look at this gorgeous couple! I met Chante & Kevin at the Scottsdale Civic Center for their maternity session and it couldn’t have gone better. These two were just over the moon for this baby. Chante found the perfect gown for this session and her hair and makeup were perfect. They opted for a half […]


February 21, 2021

Maternity Session at Scottsdale Civic Center

picture of a pregnant African American women in a tan maternity gown at Scottsdale Civic Center

This Family Session at Tumbleweed Ranch in Chandler, AZ was the first session I did as a new resident of Arizona and it did not disappoint!  The beginning of October in Colorado is sometimes warm…and sometimes it is snowing, but here in Arizona we had amazing sunshine and warmth 🙂  Beautiful weather and a beautiful […]


February 16, 2021

Family Session | Tumbleweed Ranch | Chandler, AZ

A picture of an indian family in traditional clothes at tumbleweed ranch park in chandler arizona

I met this beautiful family at the Riparian Reserve in Gilbert, AZ for a quick half hour Mini Session.  They wanted to capture 3 generations together.  This little guy was born during the pandemic and hadn’t been outside much, or had professional photos taken, and was super happy to be doing both!  It is so […]


February 9, 2021

Family Mini Session | Riparian Preserve | Gilbert, AZ

This little guy is just the cutest!  I love getting to watch my clients families grow and this one is no exception.  I got to do an in home mini newborn session when this little one was born, and I have gotten to know his family and extended family well over the past year.  I […]

Milestone Sessions

May 24, 2020

12 Month Mini Session | At Home Session

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