Monsoon season sunsets – Oh! MG Photography | Family & Children’s Photographer in Phoenix, AZ

oh! MG photography family photographer phoenix azMonsoon season here in AZ brings terrible bouts of storms. The weather report can easily make or break a scheduled photo shoot, and the heat and humidity that come from it all is something no one wants to sit in for a session.

However, besides the sound of rain on the sun lights in the bathroom, there comes an amazing thing: THE SUNSETS.
Now, this is just an iPhone 5S photo. I want to enlarge it and maybe print it on metal one day. Can you image if I had my Nikon with me?
This photo was taken from the base of South Mountain, south of Phoenix, AZ.

Can you imagine if I had the sillhouette of a family in the foreground of this photo? A woman can dream.

Summer Time Lifestyle – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ Family & Children’s Photographer

[another personal post]

Our summer here was not your typical summer. We have a weird  unique household dynamic and it sets us apart. My daughter spent her summer at a daily ASU camp, my husband spent the summer working abroad, and I spent the summer enjoying quiet time from 8-5pm and working my tail end off to afford our July vacation to MI.

After school started though, here in Phoenix, it’s still summer. It’s August and 110 degrees. We can still enjoy summer activities.  Sort of NEED to enjoy them to stay sane. So we put the pool up because my husband not only was going stark-mad by way of the heat wave but because the pool was just sitting disassembled in a outdoor container. A pool unused during 110 degree heat is stupid!

Thus, our pool went up.

All 14 feet of its above-ground roundness.

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I’m not a huge fan of the pool. Not sure why. I mean maybe it’s because when I’m in it I feel compelled to clean it all the time. Or maybe because the bees get a notification on their tiny iPhones that there are people in the pool and it’s time to come bug the crap out of us. (can you tell Ive been stung before?)

But those two? they love the pool. & I love these pictures.

Little Miss “Can’t Get Her Way” – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ Family & Children’s Photographer

[ a little personal post]

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So I’m nothing short of in love with my 80-200mm lens that I received for my birthday.

Yesterday after putting up our pool for the heat wave we are having my daughter came in from swimming and was mad because I said she had to get dressed, and no, she couldn’t wear her towel as a cape. Her emotion caught here; her sulking, is just great.

Rachel Yamagata Happenstance

The top image actually reminds me a lot of one of Rachel Yamagata’s album cover to Happenstance. If you’ve never heard her music before; it’s very very mellow and good for a relax day.

A Tea Party with the Levine Kids – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

I first met Heather when she was looking for a photographer to cover her oldest daughters birthday party. I have no recollection of how she was referred to me, but I’m so glad she reached out!

2 years later, here I am back at her house doing the cutest tea party shoot I could hope for. Not only was there one tea party set up, but three!  I adore the lifestyle approach I was able to put on this whole set up.

Just another gorgeous day here in Phoenix, AZ – the perfect cloud cover. Butttt… the humidity drove us inside more than once!

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I showed mom and grandma some back of camera sneaks and they were OVER THE MOON excited about receiving these. I’m so hoppy I was able to capture these for you guys. Truly a blessing to be able to collect these memories for you! I love what I’m able to do with photography. Heather you and your mom (MIL?) are just the kindest people and awfully welcoming.

Corbin is 1! A smash of a smash cake session – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

A long long time ago (actually just a year ago) I took on a family session client that booked a grow-with-me package. I was new to town and really needed the clientele, income, and long-term exposure.  Little did I know how AMAZING the experience would be as well as how completely welcoming and lax they were as a family.

I met the Bell’s while they were due with Corbin last year. He was my last newborn  I ever shot! 1st-48 hour session in the hospital, Newborn session at home, 3mo session,  6 mo session, 9 mo session and finally his grand finale of a 1-year smash cake.

Since meeting them and getting to know them we’ve had play dates, i’ve gotten numerous referrals from them, they’ve gotten numerous Starbucks gift cards from me, and I got the honor of shooting their entire extended family when they are all in town.

Without further ado, I present you Corbin in his blue frosting face glory.
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Hang tight to see Corbin through the year in a review of our sessions coming to the blog soon!

The gorgeous Kauffmann family – Oh! MG Photography | Phoenix, AZ

This amazing family celebrated 4 years of marriage, and were about to celebrate both their kids birthdays soon after this shoot!

The infectious smiles and happiness I got from the kids really shined through in all these images. Mom and dad were so happy with their session and rightfully so! ( I sort of really love it as well!)

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Contact me to find out how you can book your family an amazing desert portrait and lifestyle session!

See a friends session and want to give them credit for your referral? Let me know who sent you when you e-mail me and you’ll both be in for a treat upon booking!

Meeting the new addition to the Mink’s Family! – Oh! MG Photography| Phoenix, AZ

I’ve known this amazing little family since we lived in Twentynine Palms, CA. We just so happen to live in the same place – again!

They welcomed a new addition to their family and I got to help create memories. THIS is why I do what I do! I love being there for families. It’s an honor!

Best of luck with your sleepless nights to come, Becky! Nixon is adorable.

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I may not offer Newborn sessions but I really love to visit families in the hospital! I offer Fresh 48 sessions in the Phoenix, AZ valley.  These sessions take place at the hospital while mom is still admitted and just before the journey home happens.

For more information on how book a Fresh 48 session, contact me! I’ve priced my sessions so that they may be gifted, affordably!! This is a great gift for someone expecting!!

I had the awesome experience of checking out a new (to me) session location with a real good lookin family! I am IN LOVE with the views we had, and the lighting! When GREAT images come from it – nothing else matters to me!


If you liked the “A” Family, feel free to check out all my other families!

thats right– I give you permission to stalk the blog :D

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I got this gingerbread house for black friday, it’s a Wilton brand from Michaels and on the outside box it’s all perfect and it says hey you can make 4 little houses! woah, super cool, right? That sucker got thrown in my cart super fast.

So fast forward to my daughter relentlessly begging and asking, “when are we gonna make the gingerbread houses?”


I got everyting out and set up.. open up the instructions and its literally step by step on how to make whats on the box. So much for free-will.

anyway– lots of newfound respect for those who make the models for this stuff, or even can make it without cheating and using subsitutes for product-imagery purposes.

The frosting was more stubborn than a toddler getting shots at the doctors.

The candy required tweasers to pick up and strategically place on the houses. (if they stood up because they’re free-standing, dependant on icing as glue.)

props Wilton, props.


We visted the Goldfield Ghost town in Apache Junction today to show my dad some sights. I’ve never been there, cute little place. It’s a real ghost town! Old buildings, old retired machineary; a true tourist spot for sure. We stopped here after we visited the Superstition Mountain Museum and learned some facts about the exhibits there.

Bored on a weekend? Old Western enthusiast? It’s worth a trip if you like to explore, take road trips, and take pictures like me!

I brought and used my 105mm Sigma 2.8f for some new shots coming out of my camera. Other than that my 35mm & 50mm were on.


Sunset from South Phoenix, AZ – Family & Children’s Photography | Oh! MG Photography, Phoenix, AZ

There was a day when my daugther wanted to see the sunset, and my husband was working late. We drove on back to South Mountain (our back yard, pretty much) and hiked not far from Scorpions Gulch to view this amazing sunset. Just another memory that I’ll get to look back on some day. Little momma-daughter moments we’ll probably forget one day but can look back on with pictures to remember. anoth reason why you should #takerandomtripswithyourkids

If you ever feel like letting me tag along and capture your family during a south moutanin sunset, or any sunset for that matter – find the contact link above and we can get together and make that happen!


P family : Family Session in Glendale – Oh! MG Photography

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The “P” Family

They’re receiving their images today.

It was such a great shoot!

They are one of those families that you hope decide to come back to you the next time they need a professional because they were so easy to work with. 



To see the rest of the P family visit their gallery at my portfolio page.