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Mini-session photos are short, sweet, and tailor-made for busy moms like you who understand the importance of capturing precious family moments without sacrificing time. Whether you’re caught off guard by the holiday rush and need those perfect family photos for your holiday card, eager to freeze those fleeting moments as your little ones grow, or […]

Family, Portrait Sessions

What is a Mini-Session?

Your guide to In-home newborn photography: In-home newborn photography enables you to capture the beauty and love of welcoming your child into the world, at your very own home. This post will help you feel more comfortable and prepared for newborn photos (and we all know that a little more excitement and ease is welcome […]

Newborn, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

Your Guide To In-Home Newborn Photography

When you decide to be an entrepreneur it’s scary. However, all it takes to start is being brave for 24 hours. It always begins with paperwork, right? You’ve got to start an LLC or sole proprietorship. You’ll need to get a resale tax license, and probably fill out 88 other forms (in a government building […]

Business, Education

Brave For 24 Hours

Ideas and inspo for your spring family photo outfits, the ideal photoshoot will take advantage of all the season has to offer. This means outfits that feel natural and participate in the life-giving joy of this time of the year.  After all, spring is the season of life. Flowers are in bloom, the days are […]

Inspiration, Style Guide

Spring Family Photo Outfits : Ideas + Inspo

Family of five standing in a line on a beach dune covered in succulents. From left to right- a 12 year old boy in navy buttoned shirt with gray shorts has his arm around his younger brothers shoulders, the younger brother has a light blue shirt and khaki shorts and is holding his mom's hand, the mom is in a matching top and skirt in light blue with blond hair, she is leaning against the dad's chest wearing a light blue shirt and navy pants, next to him is their 14 year old daughter with curly golden brown hair in a light blue and white dress with a flower print.

As you prepare to welcome your baby into the world, these maternity photoshoot ideas for 2024 will help you prepare for timeless, yet modern images that feel like you. With these ideas, you’ll stand out without overlooking the kind of photos that fit your lifestyle. In the studio, in your home or outdoors First things […]

Inspiration, Maternity

Maternity Photoshoot Ideas For 2024

There’s so much power in the calm dignity of an expectant mother. With the style of an editorial maternity shoot, all of these elements can be captured with the poise and beauty they deserve. Planning a cover-shoot-style session like this will have you feeling sexy and empowered.  If you’re a mother, too, you’ll know how […]

Maternity, Portrait Sessions

Editorial Maternity Shoot

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Camera settings for lifestyle photography aren’t difficult. However, there are times we miss the mark (raising my hand over here, guilty!). Why? As photographers, we are given the challenge of organizing family poses, keeping the attention of their furry friends, and breaking the ice when it comes to nerves in front of the camera. With […]


Camera Settings for Lifestyle Photography

For any mother that has been told she is “simply glowing,” a desert maternity photoshoot is a priceless opportunity to capture that feeling. Take a look at these recent desert maternity photos and see why you should consider desert maternity photos of your own. Backdropped by the luxury of the desert There’s a certain sense […]


Desert Maternity Photoshoot

Hey Photographer… so you’re frustrated and fed up with the editing process, right? You are ready to solve the most common photo editing mistake photographers make. You are ready to finally have the secret sauce. Well, I’ve got it friend! I’m going to tell you how I cracked the code on sun-kissed skin tones and […]


Most Common Photo Editing Mistake

The Redfin Blog posted about 12 Unique Things to do in Phoenix. I was featured in their list as a photographer and educator who can capture timeless photos of you and your family in the desert. If you are a local or a family on vacation, it is always a great idea to capture the […]


12 Unique Things to do in Phoenix