Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sneak Peek

The wedding I photographed yesterday included some fun and unique details that I had to share, look at those lashes! Full post coming soon.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Prescott Trip

Since the first year Jake and I were married we have gone on a day trip to Prescott during Christmas time. We have made it a holiday tradition that has been so fun to include our daughter in! I lived in Prescott for a few years when I was younger and it will always have a special place in my heart. I love the small town feel of it and they do a great job of making the place look and feel merry during the holidays. I love sticking out my thumb on the drive over the moment we spot Thumb Butte (which you can see in the above pictures) and seeing the court house for the first time always bring a big smile to my face:) We make sure to stay long enough to see the court house light display once it gets dark, it was a total delight to Ivy!

Sitting on the court house steps!

There was a bit of snow left for Ivy to touch, quite a wonder for a desert child:)

We always eat lunch here. I love their chicken pot pie!

Grandma Trudy and Grandpa Kevin met up with us to eat, do a little shopping, and spoil Ivy a little (she is very much into blue at the moment hence the blue lollie and blue toy:)

There is a great gingerbread house display that is a highlight each trip and even more so for our little lady this year, it was so hard for her to not touch!

There are a few streets in particular that I love to drive down and look at all the cute houses. My siblings and I used to point out and scream which one was our favorite when we lived close by, fun memories:)

We drove up high enough to actually play in some snow. These two were tough and didn't wear gloves... me on the other hand kept my hands on the camera.

The Wild Iris is a nice place to warm up with a nice cup of "pretty" hot chocolate.

I treasure these times and the memories we are making. This has been a glorious Christmas season for me and my family and I hope the same for you and yours! Have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Holm Family

What a busy holiday season this has been! I was able to find some time to fit in one last family shoot just in time for Christmas cards to be sent out and here are a few shots from last week's session. The Holm family was great and it's always a bit relaxing when I don't have little ones in the mix that I need to dance around for to get their attention:)

Hope you five have a lovely Christmas together!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Meet Baby Benjamin

How sweet is this boy?! I was super excited about this shoot because I have known baby Ben's mom, Ashleigh, for some years now and back in 2010 I photographed Jon and Ashleigh's wedding. I can hardly believe they have a baby and what an adorable little family they make! Benjamin was so relaxed and happy during the whole session and I just loved seeing the three of them loving life together. God has blessed these guys for sure and I could not be more thrilled for them!

His little smiles just melted my heart!

And look at those lips! He is just perfect:)

Love this, you can feel the love.

The little gangster:)

Congratulations Jon and Ashleigh, he is beautiful!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Jones Family

I had the privilege of photographing this family last year around the holiday season and I was thrilled to get to see them again this time around! It's amazing to see how much the girls have grown over a 12 month period and they are just as cute as ever! They showed up all decked out in their cowboy boots and ready have some fun (which included some tickling of course:).

Aren't they just the sweetest sisters?!

Lovin this big red bow!

Daddy was making her giggle:)

At 4 years old this little missy was a natural!

Was time for a little exploring:)

You four make one beautiful family and it was great to see you again!