Las Vegas, NV
Sometimes there are just families that melt your heart, and this is one of them. I have known Jen and her beautiful family for several years now, and I have watched/documented many a milestone moment for them. I can say without doubt, they are some of the best people I have ever met.
Through struggles, their family has truly bonded. Their love is present in everything they say and do, and I believe it is all because of their amazing little man.
You see...the handsome, smiling boy in the photos below is autistic...almost non-verbal, yet he is perfect. A young man that knows what he wants, and knows just how much he is loved, even if he can't always express it.
I am honored beyond reason to have been able to photograph the Eckerdt family again. To watch them all grow and change, yet still hold tight to each other. It's simply beautiful, and I hope to capture more moments like this for them for years to come.
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In the meantime, check out some of my favorite images from this beautiful destination family session.
Boulder City, NV
How sad is it that my family and I lived in Las Vegas for almost 8 full years, and this was my first trip to Lake Mead? Ha!
I have wanted to do a beach session at Lake Mead for years! And thanks to the beautiful Jorge family...this was the year!
Wanna know thought what we didn't plan on...mostly because it's the flipping desert!?!?
Now....I am diligent about watching the weather for areas I am photographing. Like I check several times a day, and let me just tell you...I checked the weather just before I went to bed the day before this shoot with NO mention of rain. Just clouds.
Apparently mother nature had different plans! Ha!
But a little rain never hurts anyone, right? We went ahead with the session. Through sprinkles...and maybe a little more than just sprinkles. And come out with the most stunning, moody beach images. I love every image and so does the family!
Please take a look at just a few of my favorites from this gorgeous beach session below.
What can I say about this awesome family? They are kind. They are amazingly hard working. They have SO much love for each other. But maybe most of all...they are a sheer joy to photograph.
I love every image from this session. Their smiles. Their laughter. Even their serious faces make my heart happy.
This was the first time in a couple years we were able to get together again, and I am SO thrilled that we were able to get our schedules to work. You see...their littlest cowboy was born on my Dad's birthday and I was blessed to be there to witness his beautiful entrance into the world. He is precious, and near to my heart. OK...they ALL are near to my heart.
Enjoy just a few from this stunning family session out at Nelsons Landing, and let me know if you are interested in a destination family session. I would love to meet you!
Las Vegas, NV
Another beautiful session with the amazing Groth-Enterline family. Some birthday photos, some dance photos, and some amazing family memories captured.
This year we went with a Colorful theme at the Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas. The perfect setting for this happy family.
Enjoy just a few of my favorite images below!
Las Vegas, NV
A lot of folks ask me...why do you go to Las Vegas so much?
Well, we used to live there and run my business there for almost 8 years. I have several clients that ask me to come back, and let me tell you...I am very happy to do so. Mostly because I get to watch my little clients grow up.
These two little munchkins I have been photographing since they were newborns....even before...when they were in their momma's tummies!
And each time I head out to Vegas, their mom and I brainstorm ideas on how to make their next sessions custom and fun for them. Each time we try to center their sessions around what they like in that particular moment. This year....Legos and Little Mermaid won! Ha!
When you make the session center around the kiddos likes, you get amazing smiles. Just check out a few of my favorites below to see those smiles in action! These two were simply thrilled to show off their toys, play a little dress-up, and just be kids for the camera. You gotta love that!
This young couple is simply stunning as they await the arrival of their precious little girl. This mini maternity session was part of a combination Maternity & Newborn package the couple had purchase for themselves and their sweet first born. I was so honored they had chosen me.
As a mini maternity session, the couple chose to have their session in the studio for some romantic shots of the two of them together. Mom was all aglow, and dad radiated pride and love for her. It was a beautiful scene for certain, as you can see by the images below. Beautiful memories captured. I can not wait for their little baby girl to be here.
This precious family had such a cold dreary day for photos. I made sure ahead of time to ask if they wanted to reschedule as I worried for their sweet little girl, but momma insisted that she would be alright and they were ready for photos. And I'm so glad that she did insist. The day was cold, but began to clear up just as we started to take photos. This created a bit of warmth, but even better...a magical sunset. We couldn't have asked for a better day, and I am in love with how all of their photos turned out.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Las Vegas, NV
A Maternity Mini session is new for my studio. I don't normally do Mini sessions for maternity unless there are special circumstances. However, I made an exception this time for this beautiful momma and her amazing family that just wanted a few photos to celebrate her special pregnancy in addition to their newborn session coming up. After this amazing session....I think a Mini Maternity add-on to a newborn session will be something you will be seeing more of.
This beautiful family's images came out amazing and momma looks like a goddess in her portraits! She has such a handsome family to boot. But seriously...check out that stunning baby belly! Another little boy will be arriving here soon and I just can't wait to see his precious little face. If he is as adorable as his big brothers it will surely be another amazing session.
Enjoy looking through a few images from this Mini Maternity session!
Las Vegas, NV
I think I might cry just typing this, but here it goes...
So, in February, this sweet little family, who has been clients for years, came to one of our Valentine Mini Days with some special news. You see Miss Kathie and her husband Mr. Jim are foster parents, and they had just found out the adoption date for their adorable little girl Miss Katherine. I cried when they told me. It was the highlight of my day.
They have been parents to this little girl since she was just days old, and I have had the honor of photographing her since she was just 3 months old. This was the best news, and I couldn't imagine any better parents for her.
Then just two weeks ago, Miss Kathie emails me out of the blue to see if I have any availability to photograph this special time in their lives. OMG! I was blown away. OF COURSE I WILL! Totally honored to be asked and told her I would make room even if I didn't have the room.
Luckily, her adoption day was wide open and I got to be there for the whole event. It was magical to witness this amazing family grow by two little pink feet.
Enjoy just a few of the images captured at this Adoption event.
Las Vegas, NV
A while ago I put a call out for a model so I could play around with lighting and poses. This beautiful momma and her hubby stepped up to the challenge. This mini modelling session for maternity came out AMAZING! I think I'm in love with
every image from this session. And now I can't hardly wait to get
their precious little girl into the studio to see what we come up with
then. I'm sure it will be gorgeous and full of love.
Enjoy a few of my faves from this session below!
Las Vegas, NV
*Squeal* Sir Kael is 2 years old and back in my studio! Woo Hoo! I get so excited over this little dude as he has been one of my little clients since he was in his mommy's tummy. His sweet smile and personality always makes me laugh. Seriously! His facial expressions and personality are just something else, and I live to capture his silliness. So whenever I see he is coming up on my calendar I just giddy.
Now...his mom is awesome! No joke! She is always coming up with amazing themes for her kiddos portraits. This year...CARS! Gotta love a car theme. And she came by and dropped of a big old box full of license plates...ummm...awesome! These old plates made for the perfect backdrop to start our session, but to end it...we had to go outside with his favorite vehicle...mom's truck!
The images truly turned out amazing. I hope you enjoy looking through just a few of my faves from this fun Birthday Session.
Las Vegas, NV
I love photographing friends. But I really love photographing friends births! So when Miss Jessica Benson of Jessica B Photography asked me to please come and photograph her 5th home birth, I was ridiculously excited!
After a couple discussions with her, I found out she has pretty fast and easy labors....and I am 45 minutes away. Yikes! So I made sure to have everything prepped and ready to go at a moments notice. What I don't think she or I had prepared for was little man to come earlier than her other babies, and faster than her other babies.
I got a text around 4am to let me
know she is in labor and to get ready. Not a problem! I was ready and started to get up and pack up. A call to come quickly came in just 10 minutes
later, and I was already walking out the door at 4:15am.
By the time I get there just after 5am....baby is already out and looking around the room with a sign outside saying "It's a boy!" Even, her midwife, the lovely Margie Dacko, didn't make it to this speedy delivery. Ha! Sir Evan was definitely in a BIG hurry to make his presence known!
So...I missed the dad catching his son photos, the eldest daughter being her doula, the first breath and cry....and I'm totally bummed out. On the flip side though, I stayed to get the first nursing session photos, bonding of baby and siblings, big sister cutting the cord, daddy snuggles, grandma snuggles....and so many more lovely "first" photos from this beautiful birth.
Check out some of my favorites below...
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