Ahh, the Luthers, I just love this family! From engagements, to weddings, to families, and now baby-on-the-way, it’s been an awesome ride! I think their theme for life is water, hence the pouring rain during their wedding, and getting wet from the wayward sprinklers that turn on at 5:00pm (what?) during their family photos, so what better place to take their maternity photos, than, well, in the water? I have to be honest, taking maternity photos of a beautiful mother-to-be, in a gorgeous flowing maternity dress, in the water, with the sparkly sunlight, was most definitely on my photography bucket list. Check. Check. And Check. Look at this gorgeous lady!! And as a highlight, I was run over by a paddle boarder in the middle of our shoot and to avoid falling over myself, kind of, maybe, just accidentally, tipped her board over and made her fall in the water… err… oops. Always full of adventure with the Luthers’ photo shoots (hence why they’re one of my favorites 😉 ). Keep a lookout for baby girl coming soon!!
This little guy celebrated his one year birthday with all the pomp and circumstance and a one year, cake smash birthday photo shoot! I love his basket and balloons, it’s like he’s heading off on a new adventure! And although not much cake ended up in his mouth, he certainly loved smashing it all over. Dad plays professional football, so this little cake-monster already has sports stardom in his blood, and it was so fun chasing him around kicking his ball and catching bubbles. Though I don’t think bubble catching is a professional sport…yet…it was definitely the highlight of the day. 🙂 Happy birthday little guy!
How adorable is this little guy!? And he’s going to be big brother to twins in just a couple months. I love it! Such a sweet, fun family photo shoot. And how great does this expecting mama look – glowing! Just an absolute beautiful day for a family photo shoot with little kiddos!
Speaking of little kids, I often come across parents who book photo shoots with apprehension about how their kids are going to behave. I know it can seem stressful – how am I going to make my kids behave perfectly for our photo shoot? But I’d have to say, after hundreds of photo shoots over the years, little kids are by far some of my favorite little models. They are always so cute, and we have tons of fun. And trust me, they do not have to behave perfectly to get great shots. I’ll pretty much do anything to get those little ones to have fun and smile (and jokes about boogers are definitely in my arsenal). It’s few and far between that by the end of the shoot those little ones aren’t jumping, laughing, and running all around. 🙂 So though you may have reservations about booking a shoot with little kids, I encourage you to bite the bullet and go for it! Not only will it be an awesome experience, but most importantly, you’ll have beautiful photos of this precious time in their lives! So worth it!
The Hindman’s were married at a sweet little coffee shop in Mesa, and now just a few (short) years later, they celebrated their anniversary with family photos that now include their two little munchkins. I love using locations that have special meaning to my clients, whether it’s a favorite restaurant, special park, or like this family photo shoot, their wedding ceremony site! Plus, these kids were all smiles and laughs, and had so much fun splashing around in the water. Such a fun evening with a fabulously adorable family!
Since the France-native Meunier family was heading back to France after a three year stint in Arizona, they wanted to celebrate their last few days of living it up Arizona style with a family photo shoot. Our goal was to capture as much “Arizona” as possible, so of course that meant beautiful sunshine and saguaro! I love the desert look, especially after the summer monsoon rains! And check out the most beautiful, golden curls of their little girl. Precious! Good luck, Meunier’s, on heading back home to France! I wish you all the best!