Jessie + Travis: engaged

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

i love engagement sessions! they are such a fun time to get to know the bride and groom and understand their personalities. it's always a little akward meeting someone for the first time, when you've talked to them on the phone, emailed, text, and yet never seen their face. but these two put me at ease right away. they are the epitome of fun and relaxed. and it shows in their images: hello beautiful! can you believe these eyes! wow!


thanks for humoring me by putting your feet in the water guys! just as i suspected, you can't even tell how nasty the water was. it just looks like you too are relaxing, cooling off and enjoying each other's company!

Bates Fam {Gilbert, AZ family portrait}

Friday, March 26, 2010


i had the best family session with my friend Rachael and her cute little fam. Rachel has the best sense of style, so everyone looked amazing!
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she rocks these shoes, so they had to be a focal point.
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all the kids have the most beautiful eyes!

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i know mom and dad wish this little guy would have been more smiley, but these pics of him are some of my all time faves. he just has such a distinct personality, and i can just hear him telling my how much he loves the Joker, or Spiderman in these shots.

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hello lovely. the camera loves this girl. who wouldn't?
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i snuck mom and dad away for a little alone time.


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while we were busy, the kids headed for the trees.

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and the mud.
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sandals were replaced with these boots. too cute!
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thanks Bates family for helping me make an amazing family portrait!!!