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{Las Vegas Family Photographer | LJHolloway Photography} My 2015

Wow, I blinked and another year has come to a close.  2015 has been full of ups and downs – so much has happened both personally and professionally.  As a Las Vegas family photographer, I have been so blessed to capture the memories of my amazing clients, as well as those of my own family.  My oldest turned 18, graduated, and moved to Henderson – I am officially the mother to an adult child – yikes!  He is currently working and trying to figure out what he’d like to do with his life.  Calista got her driver’s license and is a junior in high school.  Damien started high school this year also.  I’m homeschooling all of my middle school aged and younger children.  The kids were busy with soccer all summer and fall.  We took two AMAZING road trips to Montana and Washington this summer – we visited my mom and dad, hiked, camped, fished, ate s’mores, stargazed, played in the Pacific ocean, and had many amazing adventures and created beautiful family memories.  We’ve decided we’d like to move to Montana sometime in the next few years – it’s stunningly beautiful and offers the secluded, quiet lifestyle in the wilderness we all crave.  We added a new family member to our brood – our Siberian kitty named Luna – she is like one of the kids and is so, so sweet!  On a sad note, I lost 2 early pregnancies this year – one baby due in December (my due date passed just 2 weeks ago) and another due on Leap Year.  I am happy to announce that I am again expecting a baby, this time a little girl due this spring.  I am 21 weeks now and things are going well – I am so thankful!  Pregnancy definitely gets tougher as you get older and this will be our last, so I’m trying to enjoy every minute of it (the heartburn, not so much).  No name for the little princess yet but we have several strong contenders. :)  My grandparents both celebrated their 90th birthdays this summer – I am so lucky to still have them!  My mom and dad spent Christmas with us – it was a wonderful time and has been an overwhelmingly positive year despite some sad and challenging times.

Photography-wise, I’ve made some big changes to my photography business.  I came back from a year long break from taking clients and am slowly integrating client work back into my schedule.  I missed it so much!  It’s been a wonderful year to be a Las Vegas family photographer and I am greatly looking forward to what 2016 brings, both personally and professionally.  Thank you to all of my family, friends, and clients who have supported me this year and throughout my journey, I am so appreciative.

I’d like to share with you a collection of some of my favorite images from 2015.  This is a random mixture of client work, creative shoots, and personal/family images.  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and check them out.  I enjoyed looking back on a year’s worth of work and putting this together to share with you.  If you’d like, you can check out my 2014 favorites HERE, and my 2013 favorites HERE.  :)  Happy New Year!  May your 2016 be full of abundant health, happiness, and prosperity! This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer This collage is a collection of LJHolloway Photography, a Las Vegas Family Photographer 2015-Favorites-Las-Vegas-Family-Photographer-14

LJHolloway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior pictures.   To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to www.ljhollowayphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ljhollowayphotography.   You may contact Lisa by email at [email protected].

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Spaces are very limited and fill early.  Booking in advance will ensure a spot on LJHolloway Photography’s schedule.

Lisa Holloway also offers many photographer teaching resources and educational Photoshop and Lightroom videos.  For more details, please visit my SHOP.

{Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Kingman AZ Newborn Photographer} Baby Parson

I recently had the opportunity to shoot the Seattle Mariners’ Dustin Ackley’s sweet new baby boy, Parson.  What a little love he is!  He surprised mom and dad by arriving a few weeks early, so we rushed to set the session up while they were in between houses in the Phoenix area for spring training.  I do not shoot a lot of newborns, but this little guy couldn’t have done a better job on his first day as a little model.  He was so sweet, sleepy, and happy for me – I did not hear him cry a single time in the 4 hours I was there.  What a little angel!

Thank you so much Justine and Dustin for allowing me into your home to take these special images of Parson for you.  It was wonderful meeting you and I would love to work with you again as Parson grows.  I hope you love these images as much as I do! <3

Please take a minute and check out more of my newborn work in my Las Vegas Newborn Photographer photo gallery!  This is such a fleeting and precious time in your child’s life that goes in the blink of an eye.  Please contact me while you are still pregnant to schedule your newborn photo session! Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley Justine and Dustin Ackley hold their newborn baby boy during their newborn portrait session in their home near Phoenix AZ Justine Ackley holds her newborn baby boy during their newborn portrait session in their home near Phoenix AZ Dustin Ackley holds his newborn baby boy during their newborn portrait session in their home near Phoenix AZ Justine Ackley holds her newborn baby boy during their newborn portrait session in their home near Phoenix AZ

LJHolloway Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, and senior pictures.   To see more of Lisa’s work, please go to www.ljhollowayphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ljhollowayphotography.   You may contact Lisa by email at [email protected].

Las Vegas Maternity Photographer | Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Las Vegas Child Photographer | Las Vegas Family Photographer | Las Vegas Senior Photographer

Las Vegas | Henderson | Summerlin | Boulder | Kingman | Laughlin | Lake Havasu City | Bullhead City | Flagstaff | Williams | Prescott | Phoenix | Sedona | Arizona | Nevada

Spaces are very limited and fill early.  Booking in advance will ensure a spot on LJHolloway Photography’s schedule.

Lisa Holloway also offers many photographer teaching resources and educational Photoshop and Lightroom videos.  For more details, please visit my SHOP.

{Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | Kingman Arizona Newborn Photographer} A Lot of Love

It is no secret that it is hard to photograph your own newborn.  With the exhaustion of having a new baby in the house, having just gone through childbirth, and with other family responsibilities on the table, sometimes your love for photography and desire to document your baby’s first days can get put on the back burner.  That has been me so many times!  This time, I vowed to really make an effort to capture Gabriel’s first precious days.  A baby’s time being a newborn is so fleeting and I want to document all of it.  As a project within a project, I have decided to create a baby album for Gabriel, complete with his newborn photos, photos of him with each of his siblings, as well as a group photo of all the children.  So far, I’m about halfway done.  Some kids are off doing other things for the summer so it’s an on-going project, but I WILL complete it this time.

Consider this part I and stay tuned for part II. :)

This is my sweet boy, Adrian.  He has a 7th birthday coming up in about 3 weeks!  I love how they are both grinning here…

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My gorgeous daughter, Calista…I love this image more than words can say. Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

Sweet little Elliott…I won’t lie, we worried a little bit about how Elliott would handle being displaced as the baby of the family.  Our worries were unfounded though as Elliott absolutely LOVES his new baby brother!  Too much sometimes. ;)  Elliott is learning body parts now and was showing me baby’s nose… Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

Sweet, sensitive Millie…my girlie girl.  She has such a tender heart.  I love how she is holding her baby brother in such a protective embrace here. Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

Precious Octavia…such a sweet, silly girl!  Octavia celebrated her fourth birthday the day before Gabriel was born. Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

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My sweet son, Theron…look how happy Gabriel looks in his brother’s arms! <3

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My amazing husband and his new son… Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

Calista took this for me!  I think I need to hire her on as my assistant asap!  She did an awesome job.  I’m not too keen on being in front of the camera, but I can say that this image is, without a doubt, my favorite picture of myself EVER.  That’s saying something – she did an amazing job! Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

And a few photos of Gabriel solo…I couldn’t resist.  :)

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And just because doing this pose on ONE blanket wasn’t enough, he actually let us move him to a totally different blanket.  I’m having way too much fun, can you tell? :)

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I love this one of Dewey and Gabriel. <3 Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway Las Vegas Newborn Photographer | LJHolloway Photography | Lisa Holloway

And yes, he really *does* wake up sometimes.  Are you looking, Mom? :)  He’s also not keen on wearing ‘bonnets’ (Jeff’s words). lol

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And don’t quote me on this, but I *think* this is going to be my announcement.  My poor friends are probably sick to death of me going on about this announcement, but it is hard when you have a strong emotional attachment to ALL of the photos.  What, people don’t need 50 pictures of my baby for their fridge? :)  It is SO much easier designing client announcements!  A huge thank you goes out to Kim of Laugh & Grow Press for her help and for the amazingly sweet, simple, and very versatile templates.  You can purchase these templates on their website – use the code: ljholloway20 for 20% off!  Go and ‘like’ them on Facebook  too – let them know I sent you. ;)

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