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.
Posted on October 10, 2014
Before I decided to take newborn photography off my of repertoire, one type of shoot that I jumped for joy over were Fresh-48 sessions, otherwise known as First-48 or Hospital Newborn. The happiness the new baby brought to the new family before chaos ensued was so great to see. The babies were always so fresh, and so clean, and for the most part happy little bundles of sleepiness. I still absolutely adore all the images i’ve taken for my baby-toting clients. Even though I don’t offer the posed newborn sessions anymore I’d still be open to visiting hospital guests!
Posted on October 8, 2014
For 30 days I’m going to dig into my computer and find a photo I really love, either personal or business.This is a personal challenge for me, to stick with something. Fingers Crossed! I gotta wake Google up and remind it I exist!
She let me get her dressed up in overalls and a cute hair band for some images in the huge puddle outside our house and this one I don’t think ever saw the light of day, at least on Oh! MG Photography.
This is the last time she let me get her dressed up and do a shoot. She’s not completely cooperative all the time, is that a shocker?
Posted on September 2, 2014
I am so excited to say that I have teamed up for ONE DAY (maybe two!?) With Vertuccio Farms to offer
When we first moved to Phoenix last year this was one of the first places we visited as a family and it was a great time!
Come dressed as your Halloween character, come dressed as your adorable self. This is a great opportunity to get the family out of the house and spend some quality time together!
These mini sessions start at $50 ($25 dollar deposit due to reserve yourself a spot! Spots ARE limited!)
They include 2 digital images & the choice of one printed as an 8×10 (S&H included)
On top of some ravishing photos, you’ll receive 1/2 off general admission when visiting the Vertuccio Farm that day!
That’s a savings of $4.50 a person!
never heard of Vertuccio Farms!? Shame on you! Visit http://vertucciofarms.com to see what the hype is all about! I’ll tell you what, my favorite part last year was the EXTREME AIR PILLOW! yeah that’s my 6’5″ husband getting AIR with ease. (these pictures are from my personal trip in 2013 and are in no way endorsed by Vertuccio Farms.)
Posted on August 27, 2014
My life is pretty ordinary. I mean I’ve got one kid, my husbands got a full time 9-5 (sorta) job, and I sorta work from home & act like a housewife.
We don’t have anything spectacular to share when it comes to day to day activities so I decided I’d spice up my boring day with my olloclip.
True story: this post was going to have REAL DSLR images on it. hi res. gorgeous edits. then I thought: thats not real life. What’s real life is raw, and noisy and not glorified. (and because I deleted the images I started on my camera from the morning.)
So here I present you some killer Olloimages.
My images start as I make my way to the school to pick up my baby girl. Welcome to my August 21st.
It looked like a it’d be a pretty gloomy day – it being monsoon season.
It makes for a perfect day to free-lens on an olloclip right?
You’re completely right, I need more coffee. So I stopped into Safeway for some Starbucks.
I was waiting for my coffee when a woman looked at my phone and was like- “Oh isn’t that cool, is that a lens?”
Yes, yes it is. Now let me tell you all about it in 1.4 minutes while we wait for my iced coffee.
Sat in the car, sipped coffee. and then it happened …
the rain was only going to hold off for so long.
the sprinkles they came down and they came down hard, but I’ll tell you we braved that sprinkling like it was no body’s business.
Brought my baby doll home and popped in some Fish sticks for lunch, MMM.
I was then held at my will to play a game with my child, where she later threw a fit that I was winning and threw a pillow at the game.
During her time out, I did some editing.
When she cooled off, we played Legos.
I once again ran away, sanity in hand, to edit quickly between being a mom and slave to my daughter.
I decided letting her rollerblade outside could get out some energy she has pent up,
so we all but roped a pillow to her hind quarters and headed outside.
When she’s red in the face like that, it means the energy is escaping her.
Then it was off to teach her what belly muscles are and why we need them to balance.
The reality hit me.
I was actually a grown up.
Not a playmate, or a Photoshop junkie.
Time for the household chores – PM edition.
One of my best friends has 4 legs and purrs, so what?
Those dishes got done, and I had to show you so you didn’t
pass judgment on me too quickly.
Made some Sodium-filled Velveta Mac n Cheese to go with
whatever I made – It was a very “whatever” dinner night.
I sat with my daughter at her kids table and talked crap about the stuffed the uncool stuffed animals
and raved about all the hottest trends in a 4 year olds life.
I am omitting the picture I have of my amazing husband passed out in bed, which he’s not aware I have
but I am so so so lucky and thankful to have him as someone to share my bed with and settle in for the night with, every night.
My life ain’t glam, it’s not perfect. But it’s sure a heck of a lot cooler through an #olloclip.