Category Archives: Maternity

{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 Maternity Photographer | Las Vegas Child Photographer} Raleigh, NC Workshop

Earlier this month, I taught an amazing weekend of learning in Raleigh, North Carolina!  We worked with both a gorgeous pregnant mama for some maternity portraits and 2 beautiful little girls as our child models.  We went over all things related to natural light photography as well as post processing.  It was such an amazing weekend!  We’re back at home in Arizona now and still trying to get our schedules back on track, but I wanted to share a few of the portraits I took while in North Carolina.  Thank you SO much to my friend Nicola for hosting the workshop and opening her home up to us.  We had such an amazing trip! <3

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{Las Vegas Portrait Photographer} Natural Light Workshop – Nashville, TN

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the beautiful Nashville TN to teach a workshop on natural light photography and post processing.  I had SO much fun!  My husband and 2 of my children were able to accompany me on my trip and we could not believe how GREEN it was there!  Coming from the brown desert, it was like an oasis.  We arrived a few days prior to the workshop so we would have time to take in some of the sights – I wish we would have had more time there.  We managed to make it to downtown Nashville, the Tennessee State Museum, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, as well as a day drive to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains (that could have been a separate trip/vacation in and of itself).  We were all in love with Tennessee, it’s people, and it’s FOOD by the time we left.  I would love to come back someday!

Thank you SO very much to my gracious host, Tiera Betts of Tiera Fath Photography for all of her hard work and help making this workshop come together.  I couldn’t have done it without her!  She and her family were wonderful hosts – AND models as you’ll see in the images below. ;)  My workshop attendees decided on maternity and family sessions as areas of focus, and we were even able to sneak in a gorgeous child model at the last minute.  Tiera and her family stood in as our family models and I seriously don’t think we could have found a more beautiful family if we tried.  They were amazing!  Thank you also to my wonderful, sweet friend Melody Hood of Innamorata Photography for making the drive down from Chattanooga to help me out.  I love you, girl!

I had such a wonderful time working with these amazing ladies and models, and came away with wonderful memories of this workshop and our trip down south.  I miss the green already!  Can you guess what one of my favorite things about shooting in TN was?  The FIREFLIES!!  I have not seen these since I was a child.  When we finished up with Tiera’s shoot on the first evening of the workshop, the field started lighting up with little flecks of light.  Color me amazed!

Please enjoy my Nashville photos, and do not forget to email me about my Raleigh NC workshop coming up in November!

First up is our gorgeous maternity model.  In a creek.  Did I mention that there is NO water around here to shoot in?  This was SO fun!

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Next up is the lovely Sophie.  Isn’t she beautiful?  She was a great addition to our model lineup and I’m so happy that I was able to work with her.  Thank you, Carol! <3

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Our beautiful family models – my lovely host, Tiera Betts and her family!  They were AMAZING!  I love this candid outtake!

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Thank you to Melody for capturing this image with my camera when I ran to my car for a tissue.  It’s one of my favorites!  I couldn’t help but add some fireflies – they were one of my favorite things about my trip. <3

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You all know I couldn’t go all the way to Nashville and not capture a few images of my beautiful baby boy in this new and lush scenery.  I <3 these!

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Um, can you say GOLDEN hour?

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Thank you all so much for a successful workshop!  I cannot wait for my next one!  I hope you enjoyed the images. :)

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