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Behind the Scenes...

So much to share.
And yet so very little being shown! 

I have a fresh logo
 a fun website coming
a new direction blooming
and so much to be excited about.  
For now though, I've got my head down and working hard.

Stay Tuned....

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Photo straight from my cell phone. 

I'm remembering to capture our summer memories. 
It doesn't have to be "perfect"
 to be beautiful. 


Twirls & Curls - Boutique Photography | phoenix portraiture

Sugar and Spice
and Everything Nice...

That's what this little girl is made of!
I could share dozens of dancing, posing, twirling, and grinning
portraits of this little angel.
But this will do for today.

My exciting new product line will showcase the delight of this precious 'lil lady and other beauties as well.
Stay tuned...

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Sisters Make the Best Friends | phoenix portraiture

Far into the lovely orange groves,
we spread out an antique patchwork quilt,
some fluffy pillows and a handful of vintage books.

Add the gorgeous sisters
and you have my recipe for PERFECTION!

We captured secret-telling, giggles and sweet smiles.

"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life"
-- Isadora James --

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Band Promo Session- Drowning Olsyn

If you haven't heard of Drowning Olsyn,
you need to find them and prepare to be WOWed!
Songwriting, Music, and Production.
They do it all with excellence.
They're using the session photos for promotions and marketing-so I am only going
to give a tiny "sneak" peek :)

find Drowning Olsyn HERE:

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Releasing "Love Lifted Me" CD

I know I've been MIA for quite some time on this blog.
Here's a bit of what's been occupying my time and attention...
my oldest daughter's first album!
7 original songs, written for her.
Plus a Bruce Springsteen cover song, "Rocky Ground".

It has been a labor of love and (much) learning- for sure.
Without diving into lots of unnecessary detail,
I will just say the music biz is not for the weak of heart.
Tough skin & a good instinct is a must.
Kayli began this album
when she was just 10 years old, after a Grammy-Award winning artist discovered her while she opened for a womens conference.
The rest, as they history.
I'm super proud of my little girl, who seemed to turn into a young lady, right before my very eyes.  
She didn't give up on her dream, neither did her persevering parents.  Most importantly God closed the wrong doors and opened the "right" ones in His timing.  

We're excited to announce that Kayli has a new CD coming out in June, a single, that involves a dynamic duo that I can't wait to tell you about!

And buy her CD "Love Lifted Me" anywhere online
or HERE:

We appreciate all of the support and encouragement our family has received during this process, it is a huge boost for us, THANK YOU!


baby C - birthday portraiture

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite little girls,
Miss C.
 You may remember her newborn session,
born 12-12-12

She follows behind four older brothers (who are equally awesome).
As you may imagine,
this little girl...
she is "kind of a big deal"

We had fun playing with miss C in
a little reserved "wonderland" in the groves.
 A perfect place to 
keep the focus of one beautiful little lady,
who is turning ONE.
 I had to get a shot
of momma here as we all know this is "real life"
with a busy baby :)

Happy  birthday sweet girl,
you're loved and adored by many.
You were worth the wait.
 "And though she be but little
she is fierce"
              William Shakespeare

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it's the best time of the year...

I ask you...
how do you not provide
"picture perfect" Christmas photos 
with clients that look like these?

let's not fool ourselves, 
It's difficult to find a "holiday" backdrop in the desert.
 So we pack up some festive props
and head for the local orange groves.
some backlighting, smiles, 
and memorable fun.

Hope your holiday season is gearing up to be
the best yet!


The R. Family

Tons of cute faces, up ahead...
These darlings are part of a big, loving, wild, FUN family!
And I can say that with all certainty
as they're MY family...

 These superhero parents
are raising some kids into pretty awesome people.
 My beautiful sister below, 
AKA Supermom

 This sign is perched in their beautiful home and we grabbed it on our way out the door,
knowing we could do something fun with it!

"Cherish these moments,
as that's what memories are made of"

Love and miss you all...


The V. sisters

These are 3 beauties that are among my favorite to photograph...

One look at them and you can see why!
I'm a light chaser and although we had some delays on getting those rays,
these sisters are a dream to photograph

and make any session a breeze.

...even in 105* degree Phoenix summer temps

"life is too short to be anything but happy"

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Back to School Portraiture - phoenix custom photography

It's that time of year again...
 Sharpened no. 2 pencils & crisp new tablets
back to school shopping 
fresh haircuts
and new routines, bursting with opportunities
it's saying goodbye to carefree late nights
and hello to structure and schedules.

We had fun sweating it out in these late summer portraits,
complete with some impromptu secret telling and giggles...
hard to believe
our new school year has arrived

 we soaked up every bit of leisure we could from summer
and we're ready for what waits ahead.

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us"
wilma rudolph

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