Where has the time flown?! It is officially January 2016! I moved back to Arizona three months ago, and I cannot wait to see the future of my business grow here in this beautiful desert I proudly claim as my home! The year of 2015 brought forth a lot of different challenges, but I am proud to see the woman I have become because of them. I know that this year will bring some wonderfully new experiences and challenges of its own, but I can’t wait to take them on with my little kiddo by my side! CHEERS TO 2016! I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now, and I could not be happier for my current situations and future endeavors.
A few weeks prior to Christmas, I did a few winter mini sessions in Chandler, Arizona. This was one of my favorite sessions! As a wedding and couples photographer, I obviously have a passion for photographing those in love… it’s why I do what I do. Well, I thought, who better to photograph than my own mother and step-father?! They have been together for quite some years, and finally got married the other year! When you see the images, you can see the young-at-heart personalities these two share with one another. They couldn’t have found a better match for one another, and that makes my heart oh-so-very-happy.
I have to share one tidbit of advice for my clients, and those reading this post: Silly photos are “a -ok,” I promise! My favorite thing about photographing couples, is getting to see their personalities come out in front of the camera. Will we have serious, and posed, images? Absolutely. That is kind of the whole reason why you are paying me to photograph your personal session. Will I be capturing those side moments as well? You betcha! I love seeing the real interaction a couple shares with one another, that “inner child” so to speak. Those types of moments make me light up! Those types of moments make each couple who they are, and can speak volumes of their personal relationship. So clients, don’t get upset about those “non-pinterest” type images, if your significant other wants to be silly off and on throughout the session. Trust me, you will look back at those images years from now being so thankful you had the mix! We are capturing moments to be cherished for a lifetime, remember that. <3
Onward with those fun, and gorgeously green, images!! Now, for those of you who didn’t realize how green Arizona could be, you may go into shock in a few moments… Hello Chandler, Arizona!! You beautiful city, you!