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First Birthday & Cake Smash Session – Victoria

The Sanchez family’s thing is horses. They own several horses, and their home decor & style is very much horse themed. True to their style, they brought in a vintage rocking horse & cowgirl outfit for Victoria to use during her 4 month session. To see that session, click here. So I was eagerly waiting to hear what her first birthday plans were going to be. When Denise first contacted me to schedule Victoria’s first birthday session, it was with no surprise that I learned they would be including horses in the theme somehow. They chose to do a beautiful pink & gold, with accents of lavender & turquoise, carousel horse themed birthday party & portrait session. Victoria, that lucky little girl, even got to ride a real scaled carousel horse during her session! And gets to keep it in her room as a decoration!

Victoria was an awesome little girl during her session, giving me all kinds of silly smiles. And I just loved watching her scoot around on her booty, in one of the most interesting modes of travel I’ve seen from a baby, yet.

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Unfortunately, by the time we got to the cake smash, she was no longer loving it. She was tired, and I think she was also a little scared of the cake & decor. Even a few tears were shed when we insisted she try sitting by the cake. She did eventually do a little taste testing of the frosting, but then she was done & decided she’d rather play with the balloons. By letting her lead, we still ended up with some beautiful images of her all done up in her cake smashing finery. As I always say during sessions, the babies are in charge and we just follow their cues, because you never really know how they might respond to a situation on any given day. And their is no point in pushing it & making them miserable, when they should be having fun.

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Spring 2017 Tucson Family Photo Sessions

On my website I do not spend much time advertising myself as a family photographer, choosing to focus my advertising efforts on maternity, newborns, and babies, but I do love family portraiture as well. In fact, a large majority of my clientele are families looking for annual or semi-annual family portraits. Most families choose to get their portraits done September through December, however I have several families that would rather either avoid the rush, or need updated portraits because their family has changed. So they decide to do their family portraits in the spring or summer instead.

Below are a few of the family sessions I have done in the Spring & Summer of 2017.

Boggiano Family – April, 2017

This sweet family started out as a Fall Family Mini Session client of mine in 2016. To see that session, click here. They decided that when they went from a family of three to a family of four, they needed to head into my studio to capture their unique magic.

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I just love big sister’s face in this picture. She is like “What have we done?!”

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Vasquez Family – May, 2017

This gorgeous family also wanted to capture the magic of their newly expanded family. Their little guy was such a good sport, that he even let me pose him like a newborn for a couple of sets. Though he was no longer the size of a newborn, at barely eight weeks old, he hardly fit in my newborn sized props anymore!

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Stern Family – May, 2017

I just adore this family. They have been regulars of mine for the past several years, and it has been a joy watching their kids grow up! It is amazing how much they change both in size, and attitude, each and every year! To see their older sessions from 2015 & 2016, click here and here.

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In December 2016, I was so excited to photograph Mateo’s first birthday portrait session. This little guy is just so sweet. He is always smiling & ready to play. As a member of my Dynamite Baby Plan, it has been a joy watching him grow from newborn to toddler. In all of his sessions he always wants to be free to explore & play. And, now that he is mobile, that is even more true! And he was so fast!!

Click these links to see his newborn session, and 6 month session. I loved doing Nesmary’s maternity session this fall & am so excited to be photographing his brand new little sister any day now!

Growing Up Series – Mateo

As you know, I love doing the “Growing Up Series”. In every Dynamite Baby Plan, I try to keep one of the props & setups the same. This series of images will show how much a baby changes & grows over the first year of their lives. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do the traditional single comparison, but we were able to keep some of the elements in a couple of series the same.

Below is Mateo’s Growing Up Series, with the same well-loved brown bear in his 6 month & 1 year sessions (we couldn’t know that it was going to be his lovey at his newborn session), and the same Christmas reindeer & wreath from his newborn & 1st birthday sessions. In these comparisons from his newborn, 6 month & 12 month sessions, you can see that Mateo has changed dramatically. He has completely transformed from newborn baby to toddler-hood.

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First Birthday Session – Mateo

Mateo loved being silly during this session. He was such a ham, always being goofy and trying to make us laugh. He also loved snuggling with his brown bear & dumping the blocks out of the dump truck. Sometimes the very best portraits, are simply of little ones playing & being themselves in that moment.

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Newborn Photo Session – Sean Jr. (aka SJ)

Like Tamara & Brooklyn’s newborn photo session in early 2017, this handsome boy’s momma, Jennifer, won a newborn session from me through East Tucson Macaroni Kid.

East Tucson – Macaroni Kid is a great resource for information for local Tucson activities, businesses, and events for children & families. They asked me if I would be interested in donating a couple of newborn sessions for their booth at the Natural Birth and Baby Fest, last October 2016. I was happy to participate in this event. And I love that my small business became a name associated with events that positively empower women & parents with knowledge. And I always love meeting new people in & around our community!

I was so happy that I was able to meet Jennifer, Sean & SJ and be a part of their story. Originally, we had a maternity session scheduled for early February, she would have been in that ideal window of time for maternity photography (between 28 & 34 weeks) based on her early April estimated due date. However SJ had other plans. He made a decidedly early appearance in the last days of January.

So, we scheduled a newborn session for when he got home from the hospital instead. This turned out to be mid-March. We were able to get him into the studio near the beginning of April. At this point in time he was already over 2 months old, so I was a little wary of what a newborn session with a preemie at this age would mean. But with a little extra patience, he did an amazing job sleeping & posing just like an (extra chunky) newborn would. He was just too sweet!

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This past May, I was so excited to photograph Javier’s first birthday & cake smash session. This little guy is just so sweet. He is always smiling & ready to play. As a member of my Dynamite Baby Plan, it has been a joy watching him grow from newborn to toddler. In all of his sessions he always wants to be free to explore & play. And, now that he is mobile, that is even more true!

Click these links to see his newborn session, and 6 month session. I loved doing Nesmary’s maternity session this fall & am so excited to be photographing his brand new little sister any day now!

Growing Up Series – Javier

As you know, I love doing the “Growing Up Series”. In every Dynamite Baby Plan, I try to keep one of the props & setups the same. This series of images will show how much a baby changes & grows over the first year of their lives.

Below is Javier’s Growing Up Series, with the same little blue bear & crate in each image. In the direct comparison from his newborn, 6 month & 12 month sessions, you can see that Javier has changed dramatically. He has completely transformed from newborn baby to toddler-hood.

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First Birthday & Cake Smash Session – Javier

Javier loved being silly during this session. When he is being silly, he sticks out his tongue. As you can see…in almost every image…if his mouth is open, his tongue is out. What a silly guy!

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Below is a little time lapse synopsis of Javier’s cake smash. Along with the Growing Up Series, the triptych of a cake smash are very popular to order in a collage frame or metal print.

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And, as a studio first, Javier decided that during his cake smash was a perfect time to have a poop. It was hilarious! (And I think slightly embarrassing for his parents.)

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In every milestone session, optional family images are always included at no additional charge for my Dynamite Baby Plan clients.

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Just look at those two faces below…if that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about this little guy’s personality, nothing will!

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