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.
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]