The Bates family and I had a couple weather hiccups in getting together but we finally found a great evening that we could hang out in the park and take some great images!

This family has their hands full with three personality filled girls who were all very busy during our session. In middle child fashion one made us work for each smile we got but when she did it was something awesome.

Their itty bitty hasn’t had her pictures done in a while so we wanted to make sure we captured a few extra great shots of her. She was too cute in her romper and hair bow!!

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Love and Smiles in the Air! – Twentynine Palms Photographer visits the Joshua Tree National Monument; again :)

I really do just feel blessed that I get to meet new people through my business. After some scheduling difficulties we were finally able to get this session going. It happened to be at a time when some family was visiting so we got to add a few extra dynamics to our day.

We had fun commemorating an engagement, a blended family, a marriage, grandparents, a niece and a family friend; I’m telling you there was a lot of story to tell with this session and think we got it all!

We did a little hiking and adventuring to capture some fun shots with the great view of our Joshua Tree National Park; always an journey well worth the walk! In many of these images you see the great scape that is offered through our local monument.

In each picture a new dynamic is expressed; always with love and laughter. This family was full of smiles and although mom puts up with all of these boys and I am sure a little grumbling about pictures everyone was full of great smiles and we had a fun afternoon.

Thank you Bill and Cathy for letting me capture this exciting time in your family!!

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Aldridge Fall Mini – Twentynine Palms Family Photographer

This family and I have hung out for pictures a few times now and it is always fun!  The girls have gone through their moments of total photo diva, shy and this time the little one did not want anything to do with a picture being taken.  I can address this here because her mom already did :).  Being two is hard and sometimes being two at a photo session is even harder!

We took our time, took some pouty images and had fun anyways.  We altered our ideas and eventually got some money shots even with the two year old who didn’t like our shoot; at first!  For this family they were excited that we captured who they are and where they are right now!  Of course as a photographer I want all those perfect poses with great smiles but this session still told their story; life with two girls one 5 and a total diva for our pictures the other 2 who had other ideas.  Thank you for reminding me what my photography is all about!Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 3 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 1 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 2

We had fun, we made it work and in the end we captured this moment in time.  Now I did crop the above picture for a nice image of mom and dad but I ask you to look low at where the two year old is; if that doesn’t make you smile and reminisce about your toddler well then I don’t know what to tell you :)

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Baby VV has arrived! – Twentynine Palms Newborn Photography

Baby VV’s family and I have been planning this newborn session since, well for a long time.  So you can only imagine my excitement when I got the text telling me she was here.  I have watched her parents and photographed them through out this exciting time in their lives.

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Mom, grandma and I have all shopped on occasion so we could find some additional cuteness to add to this session; of course baby VV brought the sweetness to the max.  These two are so excited and in love with their new baby girl!

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The look of pure joy in a mother’s eyes is one of the best things and to capture it for forever in an image is always an honor.  There is no denying how much Katy enjoys looking at her new addition.

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Dad asked for one image; yes of course the one where baby VV is in his pocket.  The one and only time she will fit in his but we all know she will forever  have him in hers :)

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Thank you again Varga Family for always entrusting me with these great moments!!

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It’s a girl! It’s a boy! It’s a girl! Fun with triplets!! – Twentynine Palms photographer visits Palm Springs

Oh my was I excited when I was contacted to photograph triplets!  Then the nerves set in; photographing one baby is a lot of work and always something new what was it going to be like with three of hem.  Well I lucked out because these three were some of the easiest babies ever.    Each cute and each already with a bit of a different personality!

Big brother wasn’t too excited about having his picture taken that day but we did sneak in a couple shots this black and white is a favorite of mine!

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I couldn’t imagine three itty bitties all at once but these parents had this down.  It was an awesome experience to watch their schedule and ease in which they cared for and loved these three precious ones.  These babies were carried to 35 weeks and all were healthy, with weights all around 5 lbs each.  What an exciting time in this families life.

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We squished them in this basket and both girls went right to sleep; maybe they were thinking this is what we are used to but big brother wouldn’t close those eyes.  He was practicing having a watchful eye with these two!! :)

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Daddy’s Home! – Twentynine Palms Homecoming Photographer

Homecomings always hold a special place in my heart; because of my fulltime schedule at my day job I don’t get to do them as often as I would like.  Michelle contacted me months ago to make sure that she had someone out there, with about 10 changes in dates and times her patience was thin but finally the day was here.   Daddy left for deployment when his princess was two months old so for the first time he was going to see his personality filled little girl instead of the baby he left behind.  Waiting in the heat and trying to entertain a 10 month old Michelle and her mother in law were beyond excited for this reunion.

We took lots of photos while we waited of this Marine’s two beautiful girls!

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Then the moment is announced; they are on their way to the meeting site.  The anticipation and giddiness grows; we are all watching to see when you can see the marching Marines coming your way.  This Marine made it easy to spot him as he carried a black case and a teddy bear peeking out of his pack that he needed to return to his daughter!  It’s almost like all the months melt into that one moment; he’s home, he’s safe, and I can touch him.  Michelle had anticipated this moment from the very time she said goodbye.  And his mother I can only imagine felt the relief of knowing he was finally safe and again on American soil.

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These homecomings are full of emotion and happiness yet when this Marine left his daughter was only months old so it reality that in those first moments she is unaware of what has happened and who is so excited to see her but in my amazement it wasn’t long before she was watching him, staring at him and smiling like she had figured it out; simply the best thing to capture!

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For a few minutes, the world stands still and you are whole again.  Even with a stranger acting like paparazzi :).  Welcome home Marine and congratulations Perrow family!

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The Austin Family – Twentynine Palms Family Photographer

I love photographing babies and their families!  When I arrived at the Austin home I was super excited about the space we were using.  We had great light and props, Angela should probable become an interior decorator after seeing the nursery!  We had fun with fabric, textures, and of course this adorable little one.  Once we were done with that it was off to the park for a fun family session!!  Hope you enjoy these images of this little bundle as much as I did.Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Newborn Photography, Yucca Valley Newborn Photography 4 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Newborn Photography, Yucca Valley Newborn Photography 3 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Newborn Photography, Yucca Valley Newborn Photography 1 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Newborn Photography, Yucca Valley Newborn Photography 2

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It’s a BOY! – Twentynine Palms Maternity Photographer

Rebecca contacted me to do their maternity session unfortunately after they had a bad experience at their last duty station so I was excited to hopefully turn that around and help them chronicle this new adventure into parenthood and living in Twentynine Palms :).  We had a fun filled session with books, plenty of smiles and silliness.  Rebecca even tried out a new dress I had ordered just for these occasions.  Thank you Naves family for trusting me with such an awesome time in your lives.  Enjoy!   Twenytine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Maternity Photography, Yucca Valley Maternity Photography 3 Twenytine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Maternity Photography, Yucca Valley Maternity Photography 1 Twenytine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Maternity Photography, Yucca Valley Maternity Photography 5 Twenytine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Maternity Photography, Yucca Valley Maternity Photography 4 Twenytine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Maternity Photography, Yucca Valley Maternity Photography 2

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The Wright Family – Twentynine Palms Family Photographer

I was super excited when Nicole asked me to photograph her family.  We have known each other for a bit now through Church so it is always awesome when I get to put families in front of camera whom I also know.  Both these munchkins were super fun and photogenic.  We hung out at the park on base while we adventured around taking pictures in different settings; there are even a few with the family making funny faces.  It’s always nice to have fun while we capture great memories!Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 5 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 4 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 2 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 1 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Family Photography, Yucca Valley Family Photography 3

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Welcome Home Marine! – Twentynine Palms Photographer

I love homecomings!  I don’t book too many because of my crazy schedule but I am always so excited when I am waiting with my clients for their loved one.  This beautiful lady was super excited, obviously, to have her Marine home.  In the heat with her great sign we waited for this reunion.  It was happy, with tears, lots of hugs and kisses.

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