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Nolan | NB | Mesa Gilbert Chandler Arizona Newborn Photographer

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How could the time have disappeared so quickly?  My poor little babe had such a rough first few months.  Getting any newborn portraits of out of him was a miracle, but thankfully I did.  I cried for weeks about it (really truly I did), and wished I had hired a fellow photographer.  Everyone I knew was already booked up and their next available time would be too late.  So, I tried my best to do it on my own.  I managed to get one image one day, one another day, etc.  Hence the tears.  If you've been to my home you know how small of a space I have to work in, and that I have to move furniture in order to use that space.  It's a lot of work to get ready for…

Bryson | Great to be 8 | Mesa Gilbert Child Photographer

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Bryson is such a STUD!  He was very camera shy that day, but you would've thought he did this every day by looking at his gallery ;)  Either way, it was a great day at the Arizona Gilbert temple.  There were a few other kids there also taking pictures to remember their own baptism.  Since the Gilbert temple is so big and gorgeous, we all had plenty of room to do our thing and enjoy the evening.  I have known this little man for so long, and I can't wait to see him get baptized!  Way to go Bryson!

He’s finally here! | Nolan | Fresh 48

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Boy oh boy,  my sweet baby boy!  This has been a very long and somehow fast journey!  We have waited and waited to hold Nolan in our arms, and on February 3, 2015, we finally did! Labor began that morning at 4am, and ended shortly after at 7:35am.  So shortly, that I wasn't able to get an epidural.  Luckily I had 2 great midwives, a handful of nurses, and a loving husband to guide me through one of the scariest tasks I had ever done. Nolan was born a healthy boy, at 7lbs and 10oz.  We are working through a few small trials but approaching the finish line soon. I was only able to get a few images while at the hospital, and I would love to share them.  So here he is, our…

Alina 6 Years Old | Arizona’s Newborn Photographer

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Unfortunately my maternity leave started extremely early with this pregnancy.  I am so anxious to have this little boy and get back to work with newborns (especially him!!).  But I couldn't say no to photographing my gorgeous daughter...I mean, I guess I am a LITTLE biassed, but look at her!  Good thing she has so many of her daddy's genes.  She is such a perfect mix of my mother and my husband's mother.  Lucky girl, she knows it, too.  In fact, my little Alina came up with most of her poses ;)

The #1 Question Non-Photographers Ask Me

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There is one question that I get asked A LOT.  Sometimes I will get emails asking about lighting or props or various questions from beginner photographers, but when it comes to non-photographers, it's mostly this one question: "Which camera should I buy?" To answer their question I have to ask a few questions myself: 1. What do you intend to use it for? 2. How much do you want to spend? 3. Are you interested in learning how to shoot with manual mode? Mostly I get the following response- "taking photos of my kids/cat/etc; a few hundred dollars; definitely not!  Haha- the last answer is really what I base my opinion on.  And my opinion is, if you aren't going to learn how to use manual mode then don't waste your money on a…

Reagan 8 days old | Arizona Newborn Photographer | Newborn Safety

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There usually aren't too many surprises with being a newborn photographer.  Granted, the babies usually give a newborn "surprise" on either myself or the blanket they're on ( i.e. baby poop), but as far as knowing what to expect, it's fairly consistent.  This time however, Reagan not only surprised me (both ways as mentioned previously!) she completely amazed me!  This teensy little gem somehow was able to lift her own head and even roll over at 8 days old, and even before this.  [brief pause for a moment of silence while you decide whether or not to believe me...] Ok so, her parents gave me fair warning, and I believed them but you just don't understand this girl's strength until you see it firsthand!  I'm not simply taking about having a strong neck and…

Elon 2 Weeks | Arizona’s Newborn Photographer

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I had to wait all summer long to meet this little boy.  He made his family wait extra long to meet him, too!  Better late than never is an understatement here, and he was such a delight!!  Elon is a little older than most newborns I work with, and much bigger too.  He was a great sleeper though, and I absolutely loved his chunky little self, those cheeks just kill me!  I know his momma agrees, I saw how much she enjoyed watching his session.  There is nothing better than a beautiful newborn AND a happy momma (who is also a knockout!!).

Nova 2wk Newborn Session | Arizona Newborn Photographer

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Precious little Nova came into my studio last weekend for a mini session.  She somehow managed to go #2 on me at least 5 times... I was a little shocked, but I know her father and how competitive he is, so after Nova heard me tell her mother not to worry if she goes potty on me or my props because a previous newborn client did it 4 times during our session and that it is totally normal, it became a challenge that she had to accept lol!  I couldn't possibly be mad though, look at how heavenly she is.  I know I use that term a lot with newborns, but it's true!  That's why I do what I do, despite all the doo-doo!