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Little bit of Love!

2 Things: 1- A new look will be rolling out soon for VHP!  and 2 - I love Pinterest. lolI suppose its thanks to Pinterest that people are constantly "overthinking" photo shoots, and doing up styles and themes! I still often and mostly shoot the standard, but once in a while a client... usually a friend - will join with me in making sure we have lots of good, or a few of the perfect, props and setting pieces and we create something spectacular! Over the last couple of weeks I've had 2 shoots like this that just turned out so beautifully with just a few accents!

A&Z K Family

Maybe its the whole blanket theme that makes it work? I don't know.. its just perfect! - I will say these are probably two of my favorite shoots ever! And they just fell into place perfectly!

Harris Fam! {Phoenix Family Photography}

AGH! More loyal clients :) A family close to my heart for sure! <3 Carrie quickly grew to become my "Arizona bestie" after meeting ;)! Brayden and her were hang out buddies for Brooke and me throughout our time in Phoenix, always up for crafting... having extra kids in the house, or help keeping each other OUT of the house! She helped a lot too when I had an extra toddler in tow :) (Quinny <3 )! Many days at the mall play place, the zoo... splash pad... never ending searches for new boba places... etc...  then add the many frustrations and scares through Carrie's pregnancy with Jamison... And being able to capture like 5 different maternity "shoots" ;) and his first moments of life.. *sigh* Lots of ties into these people for sure!  OH - and lets not forget that Brooke made a real impression on Brayden's life apparently! We've been gone for 11 months now - and Brayden has an imaginary Brookie that he plays with all the time from what I hear! :)Anyway - on with the show! I just love these pictures! Even though I'm a bit biased :) Enjoy!!

Vargas Fam {Family and Child Portraits}

I certainly had a hard time choosing previews for this one! :) Especially because Lilly had some awesome portraits :) Can't wait to share them all with you guys!!This is also a 3rd go around for this family :) Our first shoot was when Vanessa was pregnant with Azalea, second was her newborn shoot.. :) Now look at them! <3 so cute!! We had a great shoot!! As I remind all clients: Please remember, you will receive a disc of your photos with no logo on them. Please do not crop out or hide logos (even when using as a profile picture on Facebook). Feel free to share these pictures, the blog post, etc… These are meant to hold you over while waiting for your disc – Encouraged use: sharing, using as profile pictures, tagging friends.. etc

Mommy day!

Today was certainly a "THIS is being a mom" kinda-day :)Children's Museum, Lunch, no naps, 3 kids under 2...Messy House...  late errand to pick something up becuause I FORGOT about it... Bedtime was easy since Brooke fell asleep in the car... Sitting now in silence drinking coffee <-------- (from my cool lens mug my hubby got me :) ) Preparing to do some house cleaning before turning into bed!

 

(You can see the photos in a larger size when you click on them... just FYI)

 

 

 

I met my friend Carrie through our mom's group on Meetup.com and she has a little man: Brayden who is just 6 months younger than Brooke... We met up for a morning at the children's museum today! And they're off!    (When Brayden stands still long enough he makes for some AMAZING portraits hehe :) )

 

Brooke: Workin the wind look ;)

 

See! Look at this stud muffin! (he rocked the bed head hair today with a little alfalfa sprout on top)

 

Havin fun together:

 

Brooke was a bit jealous that Brayden was talking to another girl I think

 

We moved to the "shopping" area... and the kiddos played with the dried beans bin thing... Brooke spilled it all over the ground... Brayden spilled it all over the ground...

 

Then Brayden tried eating it....

Then Brooke spilled poured it all over the ground... again... so we moved on...

 

Pizza making, in which Brooke ran off when I turned my back and I had to FIND her.. Noodle Forest, then the climber... And the scarf blower, from all that madness this is the only decent photo I grabbed :)

 

Once we got back to my house and had lunch, Quinn (another little mom's-group-friend-girl, who I babysit a couple of times a week) joined us! And they zoinked out for probably about...3 minutes like this with a little snack before more controlled chaos ;)

With Carrie's company it was actually quite nice! The kids are finally getting old enough to play together without much crying and whining about who took snatched which toy, who looked at who wrong... and who ran into who and stuff like that... :)

 

So that was the day! After it was just us (Brooke and I) i snapped some shots of her i have to share :)

(I know the bow doesn't match but she never keeps them in her hair... so i had to capture it!)

And this! She told me she didn't want me to take any more pictures :D