Posted on November 18, 2014
The “P” Family
To see the rest of the P family visit their gallery at my portfolio page.
Posted on November 8, 2014
So, with life the way it currently is, I tried to set unattainable goals and of course to no ones surprise I completely bombed just shy of the finishing line.
It was reminiscent of running a 200 meter dash in track and hitting the wall with just 50 meters to go.
I watched everyone pass the finish line as I was like WHY AM I SLOWING DOWN?
Here’s a hint:
It’s balls to the wall, go go go, make that money, make that dinner, fold that laundry,
triple your mileage on your car, forget to shower sometimes, can’t wait to sleep,
sometimes fall asleep at the computer- season.
I haven’t experienced a season like this in a few years; I partially attribute that to my side editing.
I’m racing with thoughts and ideas and then they’re interrupted with real paid work and then I get side tracked and then i remember about my cool idea
and dive back into it but then I remember I needed to do this and that and this and that and that and this…
…and before you know it i’m rocking back and forth in the fetal position in the corner crying and blabbering blather about file transfer rates and layer masks.
If you’re a photographer and you’re reading this you know the feeling of the popular meme
where the character says, “screw this! It’s friday!” and throws up a handful of papers, directly after that there’s a image of the same character picking up the papers (often replaced with “PSD” file icons) that says, “just kidding I’m a photographer we don’t have weekends.”
It’s. So. True.
So that’s why my 30-day photo challenge brought upon myself failed.
That’s why my efforts to boost my SEO failed, although I think it really worked when I was doing it.
With that said:
I suppose I have work to do.
Posted on October 28, 2014
While up in Flagstaff, I captured these pre-monsoon season clouds. Amazingly goofy and abundant in number.
Tip for Arizona photographers: go places even when theres a chance of rain. You’ll thank yourself.
Posted on October 26, 2014
This is yet another favorite image, mostly because of the subject and how near and dear she is to my heart. But i think this is a gorgeous image besides the emotional attachment. The colors, the soft feel, the sharpness. Add pearls to any 2 year old and it’s gonna be a hit :) (this was taken in my favorite tree from my ‘old stomping grounds’ post, too!)
Posted on October 25, 2014
When you’ve got a little one who doesn’t answer commands very well, lifestyle photography i the way to go. Especially when it shows the love between mom, dad & the little one!
This is a very true friend I have here in Phoenix, AZ. She owns His & Her Photo and specializes in birth & newborn photography. i love that she trusted me with these images because they’re some of my all time favorites!
Posted on October 24, 2014
Ever notice when you quiet the hustle and bustle around you and just look at what you’ve been given in life – the simple things in life are sometimes the most amazing and rewarding? This is an image taken in the waiting area of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. There’s so much love in my heart for her.
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Posted on October 23, 2014
we encountered the true test of “what the heck is there to do with a four-year-old-in-120-degree-weather this summer as we went through our first “Summer Break” with our daughter from preschool. When it’s 120 degrees outside you stretch yourself thin between housework, work work, vacation and trying to entertain the younger dependent children. Lets just say we learned bowling is a good source of entertainment but only for about 10 frames.. then she gets bored is pretty much done.
Posted on October 22, 2014
This is my favorite backdrop of all time because it photographs so gorgeously and it’s SO FUN and girly!
Posted on October 19, 2014
Posted on October 18, 2014
I use to do these christmas minis when i first started out. I would book up real fast, tons of parents who wanted their kids dressed in green and red for Christmas before the holidays.
Now I’m too busy to run these, and most definitely wouldn’t have the same set ups or booking schedule as I did back then.
But these small shoots are what got me on my feet and got me clientele. They got a profit flow going for me to improve my gear all while working and practicing every day.
Don’t forget where you came from! Every day is a sweet little gift and it’s up to you what you do with it.(hit the ground running!)
Posted on October 17, 2014
These are more than just photos to some. These are days that they got to be in the moment and just enjoy the occasion that I was hired for. This image is from a baptism I was hired to capture. Such a well behaved baby for just a special occasion (and that dress!!) Mom & dad didn’t have to worry about pictures and got to be in the moment. whether its a birthday or a baptism I think it’s wise to hire help in the photo department to take stress and pressure off the hosts or main party to better enjoy the memories!
Posted on October 16, 2014
This little guy is not only one of my favorite past present and future clients but he’s also the son of one of my best friends. He’s 5 months in this picture which just so happens to be one of my favorite ages to photograph. The 5 to 7 month window of Happy-Tummy-Time, Toe-sucking, controlled-neck-movements is my favorite.
Posted on October 13, 2014
I use to live in the middle of a different desert where the creative natural backdrops were HARD to come by. This line of trees, and this type specifically photographed SO well for me for the time I spent in Twentynine Palms, CA. I always used this location and it really took a while for others to find. I didn’t hide it, but at the same time no one asked about it. I love how the trees catch the light and look so smooth. A lot of memories when I think back at these pictures, and this couple seriously was a hoot. Their first baby and the soon to be parents were so excited. Wish I could have stuck around to follow their family with photography, I’m sure their baby was a true blessing.