Fun family photos at the Falls! Say that 3 times fast! I’ve photographed this family LOTS throughout their kids’ lives, starting with big sister’s newborn session and continuing on when little man was born and watch me grow/family photos in between! When Erica first told me about her ideas for this family photo session, she wanted urban, fun, bright & colorful to fit with their newly redecorated family room. Industrial metal pipes create the framework for a bookcase, a victorian styled sofa sits on one wall, and the wall art so far is modern graffiti. Very urban meets vintage antique, sort of a steampunk feel without going overboard. We originally planned on Downtown Phoenix (specifically Roosevelt Row) for the amazing walls, but then she stumbled across this location on the Phoenix/Scottsdale border. (I’m always game for new locations that clients find!) Urban, cement, stairs, railings, and amazing industrial waterfalls with safety guards in place to keep the kids from taking a swim, perfection. We texted back and forth regarding the outfits and setttled on a red/aqua combo with coordinating textures and patterns to avoid being matchy-matchy.

The day of the session dawned with a super cloudy sky, but no rain falling, so out we went. The kids ran and played, and of course, as I am calling out to him, “Slow down before you….” the little one, Sebastian fell on the cement and covered his pants in dirt! Normally, I’d use photoshop after the session to clear up his pants, but mom is all for “capturing the moments as they happened” so the dirt is visible in some of the photos. That’s life. When the family goes out in public, they are always asked if these two are twins, but no, they are not. And yes, they are sure. A little over a year apart, and basically the same size, they are the best of friends and the worst of enemies wrapped up in one small package. And again, thats real life! Enjoy their fun, fabulous family photos!!

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