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Last year, I wrote about Vivienne’s first year – here is a brief excerpt:

This past March, I was thrilled to do Vivienne’s first birthday & cake smash session. This sweetheart is absolutely one of my favorite little girls. Regardless of the circumstances, she is always smiling & ready to play. As a member of my Dynamite Baby Plan, I have been blessed to watch her grow up this past year. In any of the sessions I have done with her & her family, I have never seen her throw a fit. Now that she is mobile, she may not want to hold still & look at the camera anymore, but she is still giving me silly smiles & a fun-loving attitude…all while running around.

Click these links to see her newborn session, 6 month session, and 2016 family mini session. 

Below is Vivienne’s Growing Up Series. In the direct comparison from her newborn, 6 month & 12 month sessions, you can see that Vivienne as change dramatically. She has completely transformed from newborn baby to toddler-hood.

 

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And now that she has turned two…those changes are all the more apparent. She no longer looks like a cute little baby anymore. She is now a beautiful little girl. And thankfully, just as sweet & sassy as always!

Second Birthday Session – Vivienne

We had a great time at Vivienne’s second birthday session, up on Mt. Lemmon. It was a beautiful day for running around & exploring rocks, all while dressed in your favorite pink tutu, sparkle shoes & snuggling your favorite cat lovey.

This girl is always so much fun & so full of personality. I swear she is gonna be on stage someday, either as a dancer or an actress. She’s got the moves & really knows how to emote – plus, she is a real beauty!!

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Looking back on my high school senior portraits, I remember the poses & the outfit changes, the studio yearbook pictures, and the more fun outdoor pictures. My Mom & Dad have a couple of large framed prints from that session, and the only thing I have is my proof book. A little album with my 20 final image options to flip through. That little book holds a lot of memories for me of my teenage-high-school-senior-verging-on-the-cusp-of-college-&-true-adulthood self.

It is my desire, as a high school senior photographer, to provide this for all of my high school senior clients. A little leather bound keepsake album that holds the majority of the images from your senior session. Something they can take with them as they grow. Something they can show their own children someday. I care about this so much, that these albums are currently included in all three of my senior collections.

Sabino High School, Class of 2018 – Chase

Melanie contacted me in April for a last minute senior session for her son Chase. They live in the same neighborhood as the Arizona National Golf Course. She said that their family has grown up on that course, he even works there, so it was important for her to have his session at that location. I loved that the session was literally right across the street from my studio location & so close to Sabino High School. They arranged permission for the photo session at the golf course & we even got to ride around in golf carts for easy access to Chase’s favorite locations!

We started out the session around the clubhouse while the sun was still bright. It was my first session with my outdoor lighting equipment, so it was great to have Melanie to help me out as a lighting assistant as I quickly learned the ropes. As the light got lower, we headed out onto the course. We found some desert pathways in bloom & some beautiful mountain view greens, and we finished up just past sunset at hole 18’s tee. If you haven’t been there, you cannot imagine the breathtaking views of the surrounding golf course & cityscape, if you have been there…then you know exactly what I am talking about!

As far as my first session with outdoor lighting, I think everything worked out beautifully. I got some gorgeous images that I could never have achieved without lighting. It really helped that my model was quite handsome as well! I don’t think that this session could have turned out any better!

Here are the spread layouts that I used for Chase’s senior album.

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This final spread was one of the images from Hole 18, with a corner of the clubhouse & Sabino High School in the immediate background. This was one of many favorite images from the session!


 

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Looking back on my high school senior portraits, I remember the poses & the outfit changes, the studio yearbook pictures, and the more fun outdoor pictures. My Mom & Dad have a couple of large framed prints from that session, and the only thing I have is my proof book. A little album with my 20 final image options to flip through. That little book holds a lot of memories for me of my teenage-high-school-senior-verging-on-the-cusp-of-college-&-true-adulthood self.

It is my desire, as a high school senior photographer, to provide this for all of my high school senior clients. A little leather bound keepsake album that holds the majority of the images from your senior session. Something they can take with them as they grow. Something they can show their own children someday. I care about this so much, that these albums are currently included in all three of my senior collections.

Tanque Verde High School, Class of 2018 – Jack

Jack is the middle son of one of my best running buddies, Valarie. We met through the Fleet Feet running group, now called SWET (Southwest Endurance Training). Val & I have run many a 5K & 10K together over the years.

When I met Jack he struck me as a fun loving guy. Someone who isn’t often serious, and enjoys physical activities. After graduation, he wants to pursue the path to be a firefighter.

As nice as he was, at first glance he didn’t really seem like a kid with a big soft spot…until I saw him interact with his baby girl, Abby – the black lab. She was such a sweetheart & just as excited to be there with Jack, as Jack was to have her in pictures with him. He would just light up whenever she was near. There is something so special about the bond between pets & their families.

These are the actual page spreads used to create Jack’s senior album.

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Cream & Purple Newborn Session – Nahla

According to Nahla’s Mom, Reyna. Miss Nahla’s name was chosen partially because it means “queen/princess” from it’s origins in Africa.  And Mom’s name, Seyra means “queen”. They thought that that was a fun combination for Mom & Daughter to have. They also thought that name was beautiful regardless of meaning, and I couldn’t agree more! I think Nahla is a name that is as pretty as it is unique, and fits this sweet baby girl perfectly!

Plus, in my mind, you can’t go wrong using a name from my favorite move growing up was Disney’s The Lion King! Well…maybe not “Scar”. And as lovable as he is in the movie…I might give the side eye to “Pumbaa” as well. For those of you too young or old for this commentary…sorry I got off topic! Back to the baby!

Check out my favorite images from Miss Nahla’s cream & purple newborn mini session. Isn’t she the perfect little doll baby?! I love how you can see the curls in her hair already, even though it is still so short!

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Mom really really wanted a couple of images of her older daughter with the new baby. Reyna wanted to get newborn images with her older daughter, but was unable to do so. Big sister was so excited to participate in the newborn photo session! And Reyna said that as long as I got these images of the two of them together, she would be thrilled. I think that they turned out beautifully. And both sisters look very pleased as well. Look at those smiles!

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I hope that over the years these sisters’ bond in love grows strong.


 

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Typically newborn girls are dressed in pink & purples, creams & white. It is a rare treat when a mom requests a more unique newborn girl color, especially blues & greens! So I pulled out everything that I had in blues & greens, and made good use of it all!

Blues & Greens Newborn Session – Riona

This is one of my favorite newborn sessions this year. Riona was such a little doll. After being wide awake for her parent & sibling images, she had a mid-morning snack & then crashed hard. She slept like a baby throughout the rest of her session. I was really able to get a lot of variety, try new things & perfect each pose! It was wonderful!

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My very favorite potato sack pose ever. I love it when the little ones are asleep enough to let me play with their hands while in this pose.

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Another new favorite of mine… this image has absolutely become my favorite newborn foot & toes picture to date. I literally “heart” this!

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This set couldn’t have been better for a newborn baby girl session with blues & greens. These rich cool jewel tones are beautiful and together they just make my heart sing! I am so happy to have been able to use this set with little Miss Riona!

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I always try to catch a little newborn smile. Sometimes I get lucky and catch several. Little Riona smiled for me several times during her session. It was great!

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I am thrilled that Sarah decided to purchase this keepsake Photoblock Set of Two for her little girl’s nursery! I just adore this set & it looks perfect with her birth statistics on top & a beautiful image of Riona below. Plus, I love that she picked one of my favorite images from her gallery!


 

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