Twentynine Palms Photographer {Before and After}

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There is so much that happens behind the scenes for a photographer after the session is over.  The desired affect is to get the image s close to perfect within your camera but there are some magical things that are done right here on my computer.  Above is my nephew – who of course I feel is perfect in every way – as I think about his parents hanging these images on their wall I want there to be a simplicity in looking at his details at the tiny things that are so precious while he is this itty bitty.  Through editing I simply want to remove distractions and create a cohesive image.

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If you watched my work and the direction of it over the years I hope you have continued to see what truly matters, connection.  I want there to be a connection in every image I deliver so that is what I strive for.  When I bring the images home and look at them on my computer screen I want to feel the connection between the subjects or with me and the camera.  Once I have that I already have a beautiful image through editing I just hope to enhance what is already there.

Editing is as much of the art form as the time behind my camera.  It takes time and passion to create the final photograph that I deliver but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Twentynine Palms Family Photographer {Jenkins Family 2017}

I say it every year, I am going to be better about blogging these sessions, these moments in time that I am so lucky to be trusted to capture.  This family and I have been capturing moments together since the beginning of my business and I can’t express how awesome it is to have watched them through the years.  I have grown to have an amazing friendship with the momma of this family and continue to be proud of what they stand for.  Thank you for once again letting me into your lives Jenkins family!TwentyninePalmsFamilyPhotographer - Jenkins

Twentynine Palms Military Event Photographer { Wilson Family Homecoming }

Military Homecomings.  The infamous white buses that bring so much sadness as they leave and so much joy when they return.  There isn’t a homecoming that doesn’t tug at my heart strings this one was no different.

As the Wilson family waited for their Marine to return momma was running after 3 kiddos all in different stages of excitement.  They just wanted their daddy home.  As I edited this session I fell in love all over again with the moments I get to capture.  From anticipation to pure delight you can see each of these kiddos glow when they are finally able to tell stories face to face and to hug, well actually jump all over, dad.  Mom waited patiently in the wings to greet her husband.  I love the image with dad and mom, kids hanging off of him, a quick moment to sneak in their very own hello!

Serb Couple’s Session with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

We seriously laughed the entire session.  I am not sure who was the funny but the three of us couldn’t help ourselves.  Donuts, donuts are quite laughable.  These two lovebirds are here for the desert views as long as the Marine Corps tells them so they wanted to opportunity to capture a piece of their story while they are here.  It is always wonderful to meet a couple so well connected and that can make each other laugh; laughter truly does give a relationship such a spark.  I enjoyed getting to know these two and photographing themTwentynine Palms Couples Photography - Twentynine Palms Couples Photographer Serb

Matt & Caitlyn with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Love when I get to spend a beautiful desert sunset with two sweet people celebrating their love.  Caitlyn is visiting her Marine and couldn’t stop enjoying the beauty here.  Matt was in awe too but honestly he was quite distracted by his Caitlyn! ❤

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Are you planning a visit to our beautiful desert?  Don’t forget to schedule your session with Memories by Tasha Photography to capture the scenery forever.

The Crawfords Celebrate 6 Months of Parenthood with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Family Photographer

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This family and I have been through maternity, newborn, a grandma visit and now as they are preparing to say good-bye to the desert we captured Myla’s 1/2 birthday!  As a military family they have many adventures to come but I am so glad our paths crossed here in 29 Palms.  And maybe we will meet again ❤

 

Rasmussen Engagement with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Cuteness and love were in the air.  Couples sessions are always a fun adventure.  As a photographer I want to capture their relationship, their time uninterrupted but as a client they are so aware that a camera is there photographing them and their every move.  Taking the time to slow down and work together to achieve a natural session is so important.

Kathryn contacted me before the holidays to set up a sunset engagement session; her one request Joshua Trees!  I love out desert and I love to capture clients that are excited about it’s beauty so of course I was ready to oblige.  15 years I have been here and I still believe there is nothing like our sunrises and sunsets.

We met at a hot spot in Joshua Tree before traveling to a desert location so we took advantage of getting to know each other a little and of the great textures at the JT Saloon.  I was quickly aware I would have to remind these two to look at the camera every once in awhile because they were fairly smitten with one another.

Kathryn from the east coast and Jack from the west are here in Twentynine Palms courtesy of the Marine Corps but they are enjoying their time here, together awaiting the next adventure.  A fall wedding to plan on the other coast and possibly an upcoming move they are fully learning all about Marine Corps family life.

Playful, flirty and fun would be my best description of these two and their session.  I asked Jack a couple of questions, “Do you ever give her piggy back rides?”  His response, ” Depends on where we are going.”  It was stated with such confidence no one would have guessed the real answer NEVER.  So we tried it.  I also asked him, “Do you have a thing, you know a special sweet kiss or something?”  Well what followed was a silly rendition of kissing but oh so sweet.

I wish you many years of happiness and joy!  May life and the Marine Corps take you on many adventures together.  Congratulations Jack and Kathryn!2017-01-08_0001

Margie and the Family – Twentynine Palms Family Photographer, Memories by Tasha Photographer

I understand all too well how difficult it is to get an updated family photo now that the kids are grown and living somewhere else so when Margie asked me to come over on Christmas Eve I was game.  It was definitely a cold desert winter day but everyone was a good sport about hanging out in the impressive view of their home’s yard.  Yes this is what they get to wake up to!

So they all had me cracking up the entire time.  From the pup who seemed to be right in there for photos, to the granddaughter who had her supermodel poses practiced and ready, and the boys who were playful and ornery keeping everyone smiling.  Capturing this families dynamic was my pleasure and these images speak to their love for one another!

I know Margie’s heart will melt and I am so glad we were able to spend a small piece of the holiday making memories that she can hang on her wall.

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WOW What a year 2016! – Memories by Tasha Photography

2017 has BIG things coming, I am beyond excited but before we move forward let’s take a moment to look back through this year of awesomeness!

Every year I am amazed at the collection of experiences I have through my lens.  The emotions, the connections, the relationships, reunions, new life and existing bonds, the moments captured; I am never quite prepared for all that it is.  The images before me never cease to inspire me to want to work harder for this business and for you my clients and friends.

Throughout the years, I have watched your families grow, change, send loved ones off to new adventures and reconnect again and again.  I have met so many new people, made new friends, hung out with those visiting our beautiful desert while on vacation, snuggled the newest of babies, so many of my own stories and experiences are because of all of you.  Capturing your love stories, your birth stories, your history and your hopes for tomorrow is always my honor and my goal. 

In this year, I have shared with you 39 families. 4 weddings, 1 vow renewal, 2 military retirements, 7 life events, 1 birth, 8 mommas & daddies to be, 11 newborns, 6 seniors, 3 military families reunited, 6 cakes smashes, 1 tea party birthday celebration, 1 sunset father/daughter dance session and 8 sessions celebrating childhood milestones.  I look at these collages and I am astonished at this year and the beauty that it has held. 

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Thank you for choosing Memories by Tasha Photography.  Can’t wait to see you in 2017!

Summer Love

Twentynine Palms Couple's Photography - Yucca Valley Couple's Photography - Joshua Tree Couple's Photography - LeinsAriel contacted me to help capture their relationship in time, in the desert that they currently call home.  She wanted a special location that would show the beauty of our desert and light, while encapsulating their deep love for each other.  We found the space, we found the light and they were exquisite in front of my camera.

William was consistently the one making us laugh and wonder would we manage those endearing images every wife wants; as you can see he pulled through time and time again.  He makes her laugh, he makes her swoon.  They danced among the Joshua trees.  She captured his touch, his glances and his deep devotion.

During this time in life these two wanted to include their fur babies who also did a great job.  They only pulled Ariel through the desert once otherwise they were not people or camera shy!

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