Archive for 'portraits'

July 18

One of my favorite families to photograph every year decided to gift their good friends, Erin & Joe, a portrait session with us and I couldn’t have been more excited.  Erin contacted me a couple of months ago about scheduling her session over the summer.  We set up a time to chat a bit and go over options and ideas for finding the perfect location for them.  They opted for Spring Mountain Ranch because it was close to them, plus they really love the scenery there with Red Rock Canyon in the background.  I couldn’t agree more, a Spring Mountain Ranch portrait session is sure to have dramatic backdrops and beautiful lighting!

We had a great time together.  There was lots of laughing, chatting it up, and just letting Erin and Joe be themselves.  These are the portraits that matter most.  The ones where your real smile shines through, were the love for each other is simply evident, and there is nothing fake about it.  Erin and Joe kept it simple and were just themselves throughout the whole session. Sure, they were a little nervous having a big camera pointed at them, but by keeping it fun and playful, they managed to relax and go with the flow.  We got some great shots of them showing how happy and in love they are still being newlyweds!  They even brought out their 3 fur babies with them and got some “family” photos with them too.  How fun is that!

The truth is, you don’t need a special occasion to get professional photos done with your love.  Take the time to have them done at least every few years.  It’ll be a fun time and you’ll have some great memories of the two of you being together, happy, and in love – just as you are!


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So, 6 months after her 7th birthday, we finally got around to shooting Elysse’s seven year old portraits.  As photographers and parents, we tend to forget to schedule our own kiddos’ portrait sessions.  We really have to get better about doing this! Like, for real!

Well, this past weekend, our son, who’s 11 year old portraits still need to be taken, went away to SeaCamp as his 5th grade trip.  Elysse was super excited to have us all to herself for the weekend.  We planned some fun activities and let her choose where we’d go for lunch & dinner.  One of those activities was to go out and get some photos of her!  We went out to downtown Las Vegas and found some fun graffiti walls and walked around a bit while getting her photo.  She chose her own outfit and we let her be her silly self the whole time.  Elysse is sassy and funny.  She is a fashion diva.  She loves art and gymnastics, especially the bars. Sometimes she’s 7 going on 17 and other times she’s just a goofy 7 year old little girl.  She is strong-willed and a bit dramatic.  She loves to cuddle and make messes.  She loves all things chocolate and blueberries.

I love that we were able to capture a bit her personality in these images.  We want to be able to look back at these and remember her for who she was, not for how we got her to pose for us.  That’s our goal in all the portraits we take, not just our family’s.   XO

February 23

Chanell and Ronnie’s wedding is just a little over a month away and after hanging out with them during their Lake Las Vegas engagement photography session, we cannot wait for these two to be wed!  They just have the best chemistry.  Fun and playful one minute and then totally romantic and sweet the next.  It was so wonderful to capture them laughing and just being happy together!  All you need to do is check out the way they look at each other to know how in love they are.

We had a great time walking around Lake Las Vegas getting to know more about them and their wedding day plans.  Engagement sessions are also a nice way for you to get to know us and get used to being in front of the camera.  Then, come the wedding day, it’s just about having a great time together!  We’ll be old friends by then 😉

Now here are few of our favorites from Chanell + Ronnie’s session.  Enjoy!


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December 07

I just love it when married couples choose to have portraits together.  I think it’s so important to document your love in a fun, romantic, and casual way!  That is exactly what these guys did and we had so much fun together.  I especially loved I was able to photograph them while in Orlando, FL!  It was a nice change of scenery :)