Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Graffice Family-aka my AZ fam

Meet the Graffices: Scott, Jen, Josh & Ashley. I absolutely love this family! Jen came into my life last year when she took the position as the Fitness Director at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club. She is not only the best boss I have ever had, she quickly became one of my best friends as well as mentor. Her family has treated Joe and I like family, and I am so blessed to have them in my life. Check out some of their edgy, fun shots!

Don't mess with the Graffices lol

Check out their priceless faces!

tomboy meets girly Ashley Graffice

One of my favs of the day

What a little stud, right? Watch out girls :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brittany & John: Bring on the Heat!!!

Stunning beauty...check, insane chemistry...check, that newlywed glow...check, this couple has it all! This shoot was soooo much fun. I could have swore that these two walked straight off of the runway and over to our shoot. Brit & I first met years ago at a Bible study. It wasn't until just recently that we were able to reconnect as we both were starting our businesses and share a love for photography (Brittany Janelle Photography). Since then, Brit & John have quickly become some of our closest friends. It was so great to finally get them in front of my lens. Thanks for making my job so easy guys!

Breathtaking, isn't she?!

One of my favs

Ok Brit, seriously! So beautiful!

They are so cute

Check out their chemistry :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

007 Style...aka the Bond Family

Kids are so much fun to photograph, because they always wear their heart on their sleeve. If they are feeling happy, they will smile. If they are feeling upset, they will cry. If they are feeling shy, they will hide their face. The "realness" that they bring is so refreshing! So it was such a pleasure to spend the evening with the Bond family and capture each of their unique personalities. I hope you enjoy their adorableness as much as I do!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nicky Dizzle

Funky, unique, hilarious, and a heart ready to serve the Lord...this girl is amazing! Nicky is starting her own organization called Through His Eyes which brings awareness of the unsafe conditions and circumstances in other countries and urges US to make a difference. Please check it out! Nicky and I braved the Arizona monsoon winds to get some of these shots. Even with the crazy conditions, Nicky still looks amazing!

For the record, I made her do this...and I'm glad :)

She just looks cool. Seriously

This is so absolutely Nicky! Love her!

America's Next Top Models

Awww this post is very dear to me. My sister, Kris and her three kids (Ashley, Mitchell, and April) came out to visit from Wisconsin for a week and stayed with my husband and me. Of course, I had to take them out for a few shoots. Little did I know, I would be working with America's Next Top Models! They were such naturals in front of the camera; they amazed me. Thanks for making my job so easy. Love you guys :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meet the Andersons

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the Anderson family: Justin, Emilie & Lily. This family's story is amazing, and I am blessed to be a part of their lives. Justin & Emilie moved out to Arizona to plant a church 4 years ago (Praxis Church), which God has used to bring so many people to Him. This church has been very influential in my life as it has brought me closer to God, and is where I met my husband! Anyway, back to the Andersons: last year, they added one more to their family, Lily Rae. She is one of the cutest, happiest babies I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy this beautiful family!

There are few things in life more precious than the love between a father and daughter. Capturing moments like this is the reason I do what I do. As I looked at these precious moments between a father and his child, I couldn't help but be reminded of the love we share with our Father, God. As deep as Justin's love is for his sweet Lily, our Father in heaven loves us more than we can even fathom. And like Lily, we too can feel safe and at peace in our Father's arms.

I am grateful for photos like this: the joy on Lily's face, the flow of Emilie's skirt, and the love between mother and daughter all captured forever from one fleeting moment.

Try not to smile while looking at this face...I dare you!

The face of pure joy

This is such an "Anderson" moment. I am so glad I was able to capture it.