That time that I used my 85mm fixed lens for an entire session and I wasn't at all unhappy about it....
Enough photographer speak, but I am going to warn my previous go-to lens (24-80f/2.8) that he's no longer my go-to. I've been a prime girl at heart for many years, and I think this session has given me the confidence to just stick with the focal length I want!
But back to this gorgeous family. Wow. What a fantastic group! We took this opportunity to update their family portrait after several years. We had initially wanted to shoot at the Salt River, but the heavy spring rains left it flooded. We came up with a Plan B, but then had to reschedule due to illness. By the time we were ready for the session, the Salt River was back open, and we were able to have the session there. It was definitely a different landscape in May than it was in January (if you compare this blog post to the previous one) but I love it any way I can get it. What a special location here in the desert to see the lush greens and river right next to the cactus and desert!
As always. I'll encourage everyone to bring their four-legged family members to sessions. They always make them more fun!
With two daughters celebrating college milestones, we had the great excuse to make a few more individual portraits as well. I was so thrilled!
It was a blessing to get to work with this wonderful family! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your family!
Wow. When I get behind, I get REALLY behind! Gracie was my first senior of 2023 but my last one I am blogging. I thought I had written her post for the blog, but I apparently had NOT! We had the most magical session. It was an overcast day, and we had to reschedule once for the year's first major rain along the Salt River (which would continue throughout the spring!) and the light was absolutely magical. I absolutely LOVED getting to work with Gracie. Her family is so incredibly special. She's the oldest of four girls and is pursuing a career in nursing, taking after her mom. What a delight to bring in her casual and feminine style with a bit of a country flair and, of course, her effortless beauty. Such a beautiful young woman inside and out. Thank you SO much for trusting me to document your senior milestone!
Two is definitely better than one! When you have two amazingly smart, talented, and gorgeous sisters graduating from college at the same time, the only way to make it even more epic is when their younger sister comes along to help with hair and caps and gowns! (Seriously, I want her help on every session!)
We had a good vision board for "the shots" these ladies wanted to make sure to capture for their session. This was my first time on the ASU campus, and it was surprisingly pretty. And surprisingly busy! What an exciting time in their lives for all of these graduates!
We did all the ASU places--palm walk, Old Main, the fountain. I was thrilled with the images we created!
Without further ado, here they are! Congratulations to these amazing young women! Thank you for trusting me to document your graduation!
When Morgyn's mom reached out she said Morgyn wanted twinkle lights in her session. I knew immediately that we could get some lovely shots with cafe lights at the Tempe Town Lake bridge. We did have to wait, and wait, and wait a little bit more after sunset for the lights to turn on, but it was absolutely worth it.
This was such a special session because we were celebrating Morgyn and her little sister graduating high school and kindergarten, respectively. We were still able to enjoy all the flowers from last spring's super bloom, too.
Thank you so much for sharing this double milestone with me! It was so fun!
Sometimes the Mom absolutely knocks wardrobe out of the park....and this was one of those times.
I am not supposed to play favorites, but I absolutely love this session. The colors worked perfectly with the background, and what a background! We made a last-minute decision to change from our original plan, and I'm so thrilled that we did. It was definitely a popular location (and I might have made some "friends" by reserving a parking spot for my clients) but it was totally worth it for the views.
Often families ask about bringing their fur babies. The answer is always "yes"! Pepper is the absolutely cutest dog, and she took the session to the next level! She's also a new mom, so if you are looking for puppies......
You all know I have four boys, so getting to work with four GIRLS was such a treat! So much fun! Thank you so much for sharing your family with me!