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{Las Vegas Child Photographer} My 2014 Top 25

Wow, I blinked and another year has passed.  What an amazing year it has been!  My oldest is now a senior in high school and will be off on his own in just a few short months.  The kids are all growing and changing so fast – I wish I could slow time down.  Gabriel is no longer a baby, but a busy and happy little toddler.  Everyone has grown so much this year!  We are currently in the process of purchasing the home we’ve lived in and loved up here in the mountains for the past 3 years.  We cannot wait to be homeowners again!  I made the very difficult decision about halfway through 2014 to take an indefinite break from client work in an effort to focus more on my own family.  I have no regrets – it’s been a wonderful year!  I am so excited to see what 2015 brings. :)

Normally, I put together collages sharing many favorites from the year, but this time, I decided to do things a little differently and choose my personal top 25 images of 2014 to share with you.  These are favorites for varying reasons – many are of my own children and some are not.  I love each and every one of them.  It is always so fun to go back through a year’s worth of work and see the growth and progress from previous years.  Speaking of which, you can check out my 2013 year in review HERE.  These are in no particular order – well, that’s not entirely true.  Image #1 is most definitely my top favorite for the year, but the rest are in random order.  Happy New Year everyone, and may you all have a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2015!  Bring it on!

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{Las Vegas Child Photographer} Mary & Ashton

I’ve so enjoyed photographing the lovely Mary over the past few years.  I did her senior pictures a couple of years back, her maternity photos, and now photos of her with her sweet baby boy, Ashton.  I always enjoy working with her – it has been so much fun watching her grow into her role as a beautiful young mother.  I wanted to capture her loving relationship with her little boy in the last bits of autumn color.

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{Las Vegas Family Photographer} My Beautiful Children

I’ve always been taken with simple, soulful portraits taken with beautiful lighting.  What started out as some solo images of my youngest little girl, Octavia (I may share these later) morphed into a sisters and brothers series.  I am absolutely in love with both of these images and YES, they will be printed and hung with pride on my wall.  I imagine them as heirloom pieces that their grandchildren, great grand children and beyond will look at to see what their ancestors looked like.  I wanted to share.  Those of you who have followed my work for some time will probably be amazed at how much they’ve grown over the years.  I often get asked how I manage it all – 10 children and a photography business.  The fact of the matter is that I have had to make some serious cutbacks, and am now only taking the VERY rare client session and focusing on my family (priority #1) and my teaching.  And because I also get asked for names and ages – here you go!  From oldest to youngest we have Clint (17 next month), Calista (15 1/2), Damien (13), Theron (11), Adrian (8 in August), Quentin (7 next month), Camille (6), Octavia (5 TODAY!), Elliott (2 1/2), and Gabriel (1 tomorrow!).  I love images that give you a glimpse of someone’s soul, and I think that is why I am so drawn to these.  Thank you for taking the time to look.  This is my pride and joy, right here.  :)

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