Ashley & Richard have been married for a couple years now, purchased their first home and are now expecting their first baby. A little girl, Charlee Irene. So cute! She will be here in the beginning of August! Ashley found me through her friend, Christine and was eager for her maternity session after seeing Christine’s. I’ve had this idea to do them in a nursery! When I proposed the idea, Ashley loved it as well! We had a beautiful Saturday morning running around the garden center. All the different sections of cactus, trees, fountains and our favorite – all the flowers and hanging flower baskets. Ashley’s Mother tagged along and helped out with props and just proudly watched them. The pink blanket in a few of the photos is actually what Ashley’s Mother was brought home in when she was a baby. They also have a friend who’s an ultrasound technician and printed a huge strand of ultrasound pictures for them. The new 3D photos are so cool, they have a photo of Charlee smiling too. Check out our awesome shoot and stay tuned for when she’s here!
I was trying to find a blog post from when I used to work at a hotel a couple years ago. I used to rant about how miserable I was and it literally is “that job” that was my worst job ever. But what still blows my mind is all the amazing people I gained from it. My closests friends have come from that worst job ever. Beautiful Miranda being one of them. It gives me chills knowing I have been there from the very start of this romantic love story. I worked with Miranda for a year so I knew a lot about her and where she was currently in her life when Lance perfectly fell into it. One night Miranda’s cousin dragged her out for a night on the town. I remember bits and pieces of the story (from over 2 years ago! I need a refresher!) and she bumped into Lance and was introduced, as a group they went to a couple more bars and then I remember they lost each other! But luckily exchanged numbers. From then on they were the new juicy gossip and I remember Kim and I always asking “did he text you?!” and always anxiously waiting for the next steps of Miranda and Lance hanging out and their dates being more frequent and then we reached the stage of Lance coming into the hotel to see her! He’d bring her flowers or have them sent to her. He’d come in and they’d hangout in the parking lot. Then one day Miranda played a song for us…that Lance had wrote and personalized for her and it was what she woke up to every morning (alarm ringer). I remember him bringing her gifts and writing her long hand written love notes. It was a match made in Heaven and I was so happy to see Miranda glowing. They are so perfect for each other. They love each other so much and I can’t wait for their September wedding. Check out their awesome, thoughtfully creative engagment shoot.
Such a sweet family! Remember little Brayden? That’s Nikki’s (hot pink pants) God Son! She’s been best friends with Brayden’s Mom for years. So I was so happy when she contacted me for family portraits with her parent’s! The oldest daughter, Koral lives in Texas with her daugher so we had to get them done while she was in town! Unfortunately it was so windy, so our first location didn’t work so we went back to their house. I love the pink and sparkles girls wore. This was such a photogenic family, they made my job so easy. It always fun for me to watch how families interact (especially all girls) “watch out for the hair!!” since I’m an only child! Enjoy!