24 Frames- A Filming Project: September - A Walk

October 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


I was so excited about our September theme over at 24 Frames- A Filming Project. Our theme for the month of September was -A Walk.

I grew up in Southern Utah and spent much of my time just playing and exploring the beautiful red hills. We spent time fishing, camping, and visiting all the beauty that surrounded us, I don't think I really truly appreciated the beauty found here until I grew up and moved away. I am still just a few hours drive from Southern Utah and do visit it quite often. I have traveled so many places in my lifetime so far and still think that Southern Utah is still one of the most beautiful places to be found!



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Las Vegas Family Photographer | Those Mama Moments

September 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I just love this little family. This beautiful mom found me when she was pregnant with her youngest and booked for for her newborn session. They really are such a perfect little family. Dad was deployed and mom really wanted to capture a session with her and her little ones while he was away as well as documenting her son turning one. He had changed so much between his newborn session and this one! My mama heart really gets this, these moments when they are little are just everything. I can tell you that with this session and so many family sessions with little ones, moms are often so worried that we just aren't getting anything between mood swings late in the day with little ones, and all that goes with having children that little, and I really try to reassure them during sessions that it is all really okay. This is really life right now, this is really the moments you want to remember, believe it or not. I don't really want everyone looking at my camera with a "cheese" smile, what I really dig for, really strive for, and really try to draw out are connections and personality.

I am so in love with their session and just love what we captured. Here are some of my favorites:

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Las Vegas Family Photographer | Family Is Everything

September 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I am so grateful for the families that have believed in me, trusted me, and supported me throughout my years in business. Jess and her family have trusted me with documenting their families throughout the years, and there just aren't enough words to say just how much that means to me. Not only have they recommended me to their own friends and family, but those referrals have stuck with me as well. In a market where there is so many choices and often times, choices that are less expensive than me, I am always flattered when I am chosen.

This family is so close and spend so much time investing in each other physically and emotionally and it is just so amazing to watch. When Jess asked if I would be interested in an extended family session where we could capture her family, her sister's family and this time include grandma and grandpa, I was totally and completely on board! Needless to say, the whole session was chaotic and messy, and the kids took turns with a few meltdowns, but you know what.... it was perfect. This is real life, these are real moments, and I wouldn't trade it for the wold.

I know I rant on about it quite often, but these moments, they truly are everything. Life zips by and in the blink of an eye children are grown and life is ever changing.

Here are some of my favorites from our session together:

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Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Asher~ 9 days

September 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This handsome little man is the newborn I got to photograph inside of his mamas belly in the previous post. Asher's mom is an incredibly smart, talented and busy woman and as a CPA here in Las Vegas didn't have time for her maternity session until after she got through tax season, so her maternity session and newborn session ended up being pretty darn close together. I also got to be Asher's delivery nurse. Life just doesn't get any better than that! I have been down a long and tough road with this beautiful family, and I will be forever grateful for God placing us in each other's lives, He really is quite amazing that way!

Here are some of my favorites from our session together:

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Las Vegas Maternity Family | The Warnicks

September 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I so adore this family and am so glad our paths in live have crossed, and so value our relationship on so many levels. I first met Mike and Becky when they lost their beautiful daughter Callie near the end of their pregnancy. At the time I was the head of our hospital bereavement support program for families that have lost their children to miscarriage, stillborn, and neonatal deaths, as well as the moderator for our support group. This truly is such an amazing family, and this was the second pregnancy for them after losing Callie. Although a few years have passed, Becky still remains so active in the bereavement community and has such an amazing heart and passion for serving families that have experienced a loss. I have had the pleasure of being her delivery nurse for this pregnancy and the previous as well (yes, that's how far behind I am on blog posts!) as well as their maternity and newborn photographer. Becky has even gone on to be our accountant (she is incredibly smart and talented as well).

I am continually amazed at the people God has placed in my life and the friendships and inspiration I have received from them.

Here are some of my favorites from their maternity session.

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