When I started photographing classes for Arizona Goat Yoga, I did it because it was fun, outdoors and I get free goat snuggles. What I didn’t really realize was how many fun people I’d meet! These two lovebirds took a class, then contacted me a few weeks later to update their couple photos (with their 3 legged pup!) prior to their wedding this fall. She asked if we could go somewhere that didn’t look like AZ, a location with green, trees and reminiscent of him growing up on a farm. The amazing owners of the Goat Yoga field allowed us to use their property for photos and while we were there, their kids came outside with baby goats. So, of course, the triplet goats were snuggled in some photos too!! It was such a fun evening, and we created beautiful photos that this couple definitely won’t forget!!
Over the years, I’ve had some entertaining and interesting sessions, but this one involving newborn baby goats may just take the cake. It was oddly adorable and I absolutely loved every minute of it. The goats are 2nd generation Yoga Goats from Arizona Goat Yoga, owned by April Gould and taught by Sarah Williams. These two ladies offer super fun yoga classes in a Gilbert AZ field while mini goats run around and play (and happily jump/pose on participants’ backs). It’s a yoga experience like no other. I first photographed a class for them a few months ago, and found out about the pregnant mamas. Now, the baby goats are here!! There were 4 born, including a set of twins. I packed up my newborn studio set up (using older props & headbands that have been retired from use on human babies), and headed to April’s farm in Gilbert. We set up in her living room the way I would for a regular baby session, including my posing bag, props, and hats! We joked that the kids were at school, and here we were dressing up baby goats in hats & tutus. read more
When it comes to booking your newborn’s photography session, there are a lot of questions about the process. If your new little one isn’t here yet, it’s hard to figure out a schedule. When do you call? How do you know what day to request? Do you wait until the baby has arrived or take care of scheduling before? Hopefully, I can answer some of your questions with this post.
I’ve been photographing this beautiful mama since she was pregnant with her first baby, and she’s just as gorgeous now as she was back then! In fact, the Patels were one of my first clients when I moved to Arizona almost 7 years ago. When we met, we clicked as though we’d known each other for years, and now, they’ve adopted me into the family and vice versa. The first time I saw Sapna post a photo on social media all dressed up, I drooled over the colors & styles of her traditional wear. read more
When Erin messaged to say that they sold their house and were moving, my heart sank. My mind was racing… I’ve been this family’s photographer for over 3 years, capturing their moments from their first family photos in AZ with an infant, watching him grow, walk, become a big brother, little sister’s first 48 hours at the hospital, her newborn, baptism, & first year and all of the family moments in between (as you can see from their amazing photo wall)! They can’t be moving!! read more
So, Mondays suck. At least for most people. But not for Roman. Roman is hugely obsessed with garbage trucks, garbage men and all things refuse, recycling & rubbish, making Mondays (the day his family’s trash gets collected by the Town of Gilbert) the best day of the week. And, once a month, bulk trash pickup makes them even bigger and more exciting than regular pick up days. I had the pleasure of meeting Roman, his family & some awesome workers from the town a couple weeks ago when Roman was surprised with a big treat! Martin, the driver with Roman’s route stopped by with gifts & let Roman up in the truck and showed him how to pick up his can! He was as excited as gifts on Christmas morning or being surprised with a trip to Disneyland!
As today is Star Wars day, what better day is there to share this adorable themed newborn session from earlier in the year? This awesome family wanted to do something different to welcome the newest member of their family. So, mom went on Etsy and found this adorable crocheted Yoda set, dressed the family in Star Wars shirts (and big sister in Leia hair), and we had a fun photo session in their home. THIS is why hiring a professional mobile photographer pays off, photos customized to your family, unique as you are!
Miss S is such a cutie and her parents wanted a fun way to take her birthday photos this year, so we headed to a splash pad in Gilbert for some “splashy splashy” as she calls it! read more
The following conversation has played out at least twice a month for as long as I’ve been a professional family photographer. The personal details & setting changes, but the words are always very similar.
Fellow Mom at Park (FMP): “So, what do you do?”
Me: “I’m a professional photographer, specializing in family & children’s portraits.”
FMP: “How fun! We need new family photos. It’s been sooooo long since our last session. I think our youngest was 4 months old. He’s 5 now.” read more
Rakesh & Avani are expecting twins (very soon)! Their lovely family & friends threw them a baby shower to welcome their son and daughter, and it was splendid! read more
Its been years since these sisters and their mom have all been in the same place at the same time. So when they had an extended weekend together in Gilbert AZ, they took advantage of their precious time and scheduled a fun photo session! It was obvious during our session that despite the distance between them, the sisters are close. Lots of inside jokes, teasing and joking over who is “Moms favorite”. read more
When sessions are a collaboration between the photographer and the subject, magic happens. And that’s exactly what this family paint photo session was- magic. Even though it was 3 years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday! Caitlin contacted me wanting to do something fun & crazy with her daughters. I suggested that they paint a canvas (and each other)! read more