June 16, 2015

Babies are one of my favorite things to photograph. This are so little and squishy and the photographer always gets some baby holding time 🙂 Cademon West (love his name), was born ten days before my own son. This photo shoot was particularly special because we did the shoot at my friend Keri’s house and in the middle of the shoot was when I got my first photo of my son from a social worker from the hospital (my son is adopted). Keri shared in that first mommy moment with me and we talked about the goodness of God and how our boys would be so close in age and grow up as friends. I am so glad to have taken Cademon’s photos, so thankful for Keri as my friend, so full of joy when I remember this day and this shoot. God is good.
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June 16, 2015

Now here is a kid who can immediately steal your heart! This handsome man was only a few days old when we took his pictures. His parents came with great props and ideas, and as always, the photo shoot with this family went off without a hitch, minus one blowout :). There is nothing like getting to catch up with friends as you take their pics. IMG_0314

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December 6, 2014

This girl already has her auntie wrapped around her finger. I flew to Texas to snuggle and photograph my sweet niece Annabelle. She is beautiful and so cuddly, and she is also a squeaker 🙂 I cannot wait to see her in a few more weeks when she comes to visit her Auntie here in Utah for Christmas! That princess has been missing my snuggles, I just know it.

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July 26, 2014

A couple of months ago, I got to take maternity photos of a beautiful woman named Kristy Weimer.  I once again was welcomed into their home to take the pictures of their sweet little boy Ridge.  Ridge was cuddly and WIDE awake. He put up with two hours of us maneuvering him with only a quick snack when he got fussy.  Jeff and Kristy were so good about trying just about anything and had some creative props for us to use for the photos.  So here he is, the studly Ridge Weimer!

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June 12, 2014

I couldn’t just pick out a couple of favorites.  This little boy and his mama and daddy have got me way wrapped around their fingers.  I had to put up a bunch of photos of this amazing work of God and yet I still did not put up all of my favorites because there really were too many.  When I saw his first hospital pic on Facebook, I couldn’t wait to hold him.  Later that day as I held him in my arms at the hospital, I couldn’t believe just how precious he was and how long I had waited for that moment (9 months is a long time to wait for one of your closest friend’s baby to actually make an appearance).  I was so happy to snap some pics of that studly boy just over a week later.  So here he is, Leo Emerson Ortiz!

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