Monday, December 14, 2009

Jack and Adrianne {Phoenix Wedding Photographer}

Jack and Adrianne were married in Cave Creek this past Saturday, but first we headed off to the Desert Ridge Marriot where we got some great pictures!  These are a few that caught my eye while looking through them the first time...
I love this picture of her!  This was while we were waiting for Jack and the bouquets to arrive!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Taryn's 5 month photo...

Here it is:)  A little late this month, but hey, it's December, and it's busy!  Does that excuse work?
This month was a challenge!  It was hard to get her to sit right...she just learned how to sit about a week ago, and all she wants to do is grab her toes and try to get them to her mouth!  And it didn't help that I lost my voice, so I had to rely on my 4 year old to get her attention!  But we got it!  Doesn't she just get cuter all the time!?  :)
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Singin in the swing...

I was working away at my computer and glanced over at Taryn to find her just hanging out in her swing like she is a big girl!!  Time to start buckling her in!  And this reminds me, I haven't done her 5 month pictures with care bear yet!!  I am slacking big time!  So stay tuned tomorrow for pictures of that:)Taryn swing

a few more....

I thought I'd share a few more pictures from the Nickerson clan from this past Sunday.  Jared is very sick, and only God knows how much longer he will be with us here before He calls him home to be one of his angels.  But I was so touched to see how much love surrounds him at home!!  I just love these first two pictures.  He is sure blessed to have such wonderful family!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Nickerson Family {Phoenix family photographer}

Here is one family picture of the Nickerson family.  Jared was able to be up in his chair for about a half hour, and we got some great pictures!
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Buckallew family {phoenix family photographer}

I haven't even started editing my pictures from yesterdays photo shoot with my sister Lisa and her family, but this one just jumped out at me!  So thought I'd share it:)  Yesterday was a jam-packed day with church in the morning, then straight from there to take pictures of the nickerson family in Glendale, then home to drop off the family, then off to Mesa Arts Center for the Buckallew clan's family pictures, then caroling in the evening with a few other families.  Was a fun day but with LOTS of driving.  From Cave Creek, to Glendale, to North Phoenix, to Mesa, to circling around North Phoenix a few more times, to Cave Creek!  Whew!  No wonder I crashed at 9:30!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kindergarten Thanksgiving feast

My cute little Turkey Toni!!  I had the privilege of spending a morning in her class for her Thanksgiving feast!  The teacher read the cutest story of being Thankful, they sang a few songs, and then we had our "feast"!  She was just thrilled to have me there, and I was thrilled to be there!


new lens!

While on a photo shoot about a month and a half ago, I had my camera bag stolen, and with the bag were two of my lenses.  It was taken from the Phoenix Biltmore, when I turned my back on my bag for about 4 minutes!  I definately learned my lesson:)  Anyways, I have so far bought one new lens, and am working on replacing my 2nd one.  I got the Canon 24-70, and I am loving it!  It has been a lot of fun playing with it:)  As soon as I opened the box, I started are a few of it's first pictures...IMG_2025

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

love this weather!

After months of complaining, the nice AZ winter weather has arrived!!  And with that comes many afternoons spent at the park:)  Love, Love, Love this time of year!
And with Thanksgiving being just a week away, I thought I would join many others in sharing what I am thankful for.  So every day from today until Thanksgiving, share one thing you are thankful for! 
Today I am thankful for Friends:)  One of my best friends Tiffany is visiting from WA and I got to spend the afternoon at the park with her and her girls and again out to coffee with a few ladies for the evening.  So fun too for our girls to reconnect!  I love that we can go many many months without visiting, and are always able to pick right up where we left off:) 
Of course I didn't get any pics of us ladies, but here are a few of the girls having fun together!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Riutta family...{Phoenix family Photographer}

Here is a sneak peak at some pictures from my session with Troy and Heidi at the Biltmore....aren't these kids beautiful!?
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taryn's 4 month photo....

with care bear!  The months are just whizzing by!  Here is also a photo of all 4 months up to this point...kind of fun!
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only in Arizona....

...can you play outside in the water in your diaper at 10:00 in the morning!  I do hear tho that the temps are going to start going down now!!  I am hoping that's the case...I am ready for cooler weather!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday's photo of the day...

birds of a feather....
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Wednesday's photo of the day....

I love walking into the room and seeing my sweet baby chillin' in her swing with her feet up and a big smile on her face!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday's Photo....

Lindsey needs glasses!!  She is pretty excited about this fact...she failed the eye exam at school, so off to the eye doctor we went....then it was off to costco to pick out a pair!  This picture was taken with my phone of the ones she picked out!  The glasses won't be ready for a week, and if you ask her, the week can't go by fast enough!1020091107a

Monday's Photo of the day...

is actually three photos...Frans spent the afternoon planting grass, and I sat by with the camera!  No really, I did help him a little!  Here are Lindsey (before she got dirty helping with the top soil) and Trina and Kierstyn looking on!  And of course my hubby working hard!  Soon I will have beautiful green grass for the girls to run around in!  (ok, so it ended up being four pictures!) 
One bag of fertilizer + 1 bag of seed + 15 bags of top soil + one cheerful hubby + 3 'helpers' = one nice looking lawn! (we hope!)  It was a good Monday!


Monday, October 19, 2009

three months old...

I have really been a slacker where this blog is concerned!!  Time to  update!  I haven't had my camera out a whole lot this last month, and that is unusual for me!  But I did get Taryn's three month picture with her care bear...I am just late in posting about it:)  Care bear is shrinking!  Fun to watch her growth this way...she is definately a little chunkier than last months picture! 
I am hoping we can take a drive somewhere up North this weekend to try capture some fall colors...It hardly feels like fall here with the temps so high...I am hoping for some cooler weather soon!  It is unbelievable that we are already halfway thru this time of year, but it just snuck up on me this time!
Anyways, keep checking back, as I will try to do a photo-a-day for the rest of this month to make up for my absence!
Happy Monday!
Three months old

Thursday, October 1, 2009

baby doll

I can't believe it has taken almost 3 months for one of the girls to give Taryn a ride in the doll stroller!  She was loving every second of it!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Taryn is two!

Months that is:)  Where has the time gone?  I can't believe she is already two months old!  I don't have much done in the way of her baby book/scrapbook... I thought that I would have lots of time once the kids started school to work on that!  And while my days are a little quieter, I still don't feel like I have much time to play!  Ah of these days I'll make some time:)  In the meantime tho, I did remember to take her two month picture with her bear!
~at two months she is:  always smiling and coo-ing, getting to be a chubby little thing, sleeping 8-10 hours thru the nights, loves to be held close to your face, and is still loving her swing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This here is my sweet 4 year old Alanys... Took a few pictures of her today that I just love!  She is one of the harder of my girls to get great pictures of because she is so busy and is always moving and shaking!  I especially love this middle picture of her.... I can just hear her giggling!
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Friday, August 28, 2009


I Love this picture of my daughter Lindsey taken by my husband!  Just found it in one of my folders while going through some recent pictures, and I just had to share it! :)

little boy Rhett...

And another picture from Sherri and Guy's wedding....Love this shot of Rhett!Sherri 6

Guy and Sherri wedding...

I am not quite done editing my pictures from Guy and Sherri's wedding, but here are a few that caught my eye.  We took most of the pictures on Friday at the Mesa Art Center, before the saturday wedding, and we had a great time!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Taryn's one month picture....  I am going to take a picture of her every month until a year old by her care bear to watch her growth!  She is growing like a weed!  She has been such an awesome baby so far, and we are all loving her to the max!!
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