Three {sweet+sassy} little girls

Ajna, Vidya and Surya were just too much fun.  Ajna is super model serious, Vidya is giggly and bold and Surya is just plain adorable!

Nursing {snow day} Minis

Lets just say snow in our part of Arizona is a rare occurrence.  Extremely rare.  And 6-8 INCHES of snow?  Insanity. 

I knew as the snow poured from the sky New Years Eve day that I had to do something special in all that amazing pure white stuff.  And what could be more pure than a mama nursing her babe?  So I threw out a quick model call and got quite the response.  So Perfect Chance Photography and I decided what the hey? lets make this extra fun!  So we teamed up to photography some sweet mamas and their adorable babies in the beautiful winter wonderland on New Years Day.  It was an epic start to our year of capturing Motherhood!

(Now for the concerned observer I will let you know this IS Arizona - so while there may indeed have been 6 inches of snow on the ground it was a about 54 degrees while we were shooting - I wasn't even wearing a coat!  All babies were snug and warm at mama's breast!)

Andrew {watermelon smash} session

I've been photographing sweet Dru-dru-bee since he was in his mama's tummy!  I love this boy and his family!  We decided to be a little different for his first birthday cake smash and chose to smash a watermelon instead!  It was a perfect summers end session and we wrapped it up with a tub and some bubbles!

And of course we did capture a little confection smashing at his actual party! ;)

You've come a long way baby!  I'm so blessed to have been along for the journey!

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Erlisha {maternity} Session

We met for a chilly sunrise session just before Erlisha's due date.  We were both shivering, but the light we got was worth every chill!  You are beautiful Erlisha!


And Erlisha's sweet baby made her way earthside in a beautiful homebirth a few days later. =)

Rachel {maternity} session

Rachel went into labor a little earlier than she had expected so I met her on a Sunday afternoon to take a few pictures to commemorate her pregnancy.  Between contractions Rachel rocked out some lovely pictures and less than 24 hours later her sweet little man was in her arms!

Henley {wildflowers} session

I met sweet Henley and her mama in a beautiful field of flowers under the San Francisco Peaks for a photo session to celebrate Miss Henley approaching age two!  Henley was having none of it that evening and mama and I pulled out all our tricks to get these pics!  Sometimes kiddos make me work hard but its always, always worth it!

Orion {{home}birth}story

Chance and I have been friends for some time, and we both discovered we were pregnant last fall - 10 weeks apart.  Being photographers we have pretty much spent all year taking turns documenting each others journeys.  Maternity, henna, blessingways, my birth and our attempt at my daughters newborn pics. 

And, at last, the birth of Orion!

Two days before Orion made his appearance we ran out to the desert for a few last minute belly pics and some sweet pictures with Chance's two oldest children.

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The next evening the contractions began and continued for a long drawn out night and day.  I stopped in to check on everyone late afternoon, bringing a birth ball and blueberry Chai.

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Afternoon turned to evening, evening to night and night to early morning as things intensified and the midwives arrived.  At long last, after an intense labor, Orion Lynn entered the world at 7AM to be welcomed by his daddy Ian, big sister Jayda and Spiderman (aka, big brother Aesop!).  His first moments of life were so sweet - surrounded by love at home!

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Welcome Earthside sweet Orion Lynn!  You are so loved!