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When you have a family with 2 little girls who love to twirl, dance, and giggle- you are sure to capture playful family portraits! Documenting playful family connections in the Arizona desert is a dream. I met the Stebbins family through a loving client referral. They are new to Arizona, having recently moved from California. […]

Couples, Family, Portrait Sessions

Playful Family Portraits in Scottsdale

As a newborn photographer, my goal is to provide a stress-free experience that’s filled with bright & joyful newborn photography. The bright environment for this session was provided by one of my favorite newborn studios. Booking a studio session with me is a great option for families whose homes aren’t filled with bright natural light. […]

Newborn, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

Bright & Joyful Newborn Photography

Don’t Panic! I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve booked my photoshoot (yay!), but I don’t know what to wear for desert family photos!” I’ve got you mama! Take a deep breath. Follow my tried and true styling tips and it will all come together smoothly. Let’s start with you… The Mama Find that perfect dress […]

Family, Portrait Sessions, Style Guide

What to Wear for Desert Family Photos

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I couldn’t be more excited to share these dreamy maternity portraits with you! Photographing this beautiful family was such an honor. This gorgeous mama was a natural model and took each of my cues to the next level. She dressed her family in solid neutrals and used two of my client closet dresses. As a […]


Dreamy Desert Maternity Session

One of my favorite spots in Southern California to photograph an engagement session is in Laguna Beach! The rock formations, the sunset, and the beautifully pristine beaches make for an epic background during your session. This gorgeous couple brought all of my favorite elements to an engagement session- they played, they cuddled, they kissed– they […]


Laguna Beach Engagement | Nelson

A family photoshoot at the beach may sound daunting with little ones, but there are 4 tips to remember that can help everyone have a blast. At your session I always let the kids cue our pace and posing. Keeping little ones happy will always help provide the most love-soaked and authentic interactions for your […]

Family, Tips & Tricks

4 Tips for a Family Beach Photoshoot

It’s so important to me that I share inspiration for your photo session. I do this by sharing intentionally curated, meaningful, and exciting topics with you- my loyal clients. To this end, I’ve created four places you can regularly visit to get inspired and learn more about your love-soaked photography session with me, Christine Deaton. I even […]

Business, Inspiration, Tips & Tricks

Inspiration for your Photo Session

Inspiration for your photo session

I’m sharing the best tips to help the day of your photo session run smoothly and stress free! We’ve all been there, the day of your photo shoot, and you’re running around trying to make sure everyone is ready. All while trying not to sweat in your new dress or have your makeup running before […]

Style Guide, Tips & Tricks

Photo Session Day Tips

Photo Session Day Tips

Styling children can be the thing that brings the whole family fashion theme together in a photo session. My Photo Session Style Guide is the perfect freebie, and explains all about styling your children for portraits! You receive it when you book a photo session with me! My style guide helps you plan your photo session […]

Style Guide

Photo Session Style Guide | Styling Children

Styling Children

In my last post I shared how you receive my Photo Session Style Guide when you book a photo session with me! My style guide helps you plan your photo session outfits stress-free. It’s packed with detail about how to pick outfits for everyone in your family. Often it’s the wife, mom, girlfriend, or fiancé that […]

Style Guide

Photo Session Style Guide | Styling Him

Photo Session Style Guide | Styling Him