{Frankie turns ONE!} Twentynine Palms Photographer

So this big guy, Frank the Tank, and I have been hanging out for a while now.  I have had the pleasure of photographing his family for years and him since his newborn session!  If you look closely you will see he carries the nickname Frank the Tank but he is just a big love except when we feed him cake or try to take his picture.  Now in all fairness to him I think his dad conspires against us to get this guy to smile on picture day but that’s ok we always make it work and we always get the picture 🙂  I’m so glad I have been able to watch him grow and look forward to being there when it’s time for his Senior Pictures ❤Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Cake Smash Sessions, Yucca Valley Cake Smash Sessions

{ Ian and Shelley } Twentynine Palms Engagement Photographer

So these two were adventurous for their engagement session with me; we met before the sun came up and began our small hike into this beautiful arch!  In tow we had some outfit changes, a picnic basket with champagne and chocolate what more could we ask for?  These two were fun, loving and produced some amazing images!  Thank you for sharing this great time with Memories by Tasha!Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Engagement Photography, Yucca Valley Engagement Photography 1 Twentynine Palms Photographer, Yucca Valley Photographer, Twentynine Palms Engagement Photography, Yucca Valley Engagement Photography 2

{ Sloan Homecoming } Twentynine Palms Photographer

Homecomings, homecomings, and more homecomings this month for Memories by Tasha!  Great stuff  ❤ This family waited to be complete as this Marine became a daddy while he was deployed.  As we waited in the wee hours of the morning Lindsay was so excited to finally introduce the two most important men in her life.  The anticipation of homecomings can be felt in the air even as the photographer.  The buses finally arrived and Marines began pouring out.  Now Lindsay said she was staying put and letting him come to her so she wasn’t trying to run with the baby; yeah that went out the window at first glance 🙂  Every one of these images tells of their love, admiration, and devotion to each other and their new son.  Once again beyond blessed to have an opportunity to capture these moments – Thank you Sloan Family!

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{ Neuner Homecoming } Twentynine Palms Photographer

Homecomings are always amazing to me both personally and as a photographer.  This one was extra exciting as this was the second time I was to be with this family upon return.  Due to some personal things for me and scheduling conflicts it came with stress for the client; Jessica handled it all with grace and understanding for my family and I can’t say thank you to her enough.  Some images were taken by a friend and edited by me in order to take care of the scheduling conflict but I was able to get one homecoming photographed and switch my focus to the Neuner family.  Just tells us a lot about the people that they are and how lucky I am once again to meet such an amazing set of humans; restoration in faith once again.

Okay onto talking about this awesome family and their homecoming.  This little man was born not long ago while his daddy was deployed and once again Jessica held down the home front in wait for her man!  Often a bit scary for the youngins when their loved one comes back but these three fit right back together as if Nick had never left!  The emotion and happiness felt in these images is exactly why I love what I do.

Thank you once again for allowing me to help capture this amazing time in your life.

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{ Camp Homecoming } – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Homecomings, homecomings, and more homecomings!  What a great way to spend a portion of my April.  I love everything about homecomings, well maybe sometimes not the long waits, but since these two waited 7 long months for this kiss I don’t think I have too much to say about that.  Jessica contacted me before her hubby even left to make sure she captured her first homecoming as a military spouse.  As we waited the excitement grew and grew, as the buses came into view she did everything she could to hold back the happy tears but that was not going to happen.  As soon as she spotted her man she was off.  Welcome home Marine so glad you are together once again!

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Twentynine Palms Photographer { Smith Family Homecoming }

There is always a special place in my heart for homecomings.  I will say it every time there is so much energy and emotion in the air; it’s exciting, it’s nerve wracking, and it’s all about being back together again.  These girls were no different.  The 3 year old full of energy while she ran and played waiting with her mom full of excitement and nerves.  This Marine was able to sneak up behind us in the sea of camouflage and surprise his girls!

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Twentynine Palms Photographer – Wright Family

Nichole asked me to document the return of her Marine and I of course was excited to do so.  I love homecomings, they are full of anticipation, excitement, nerves, and love – this one of course was no different Nichole and the kids were full of excitement to have their Marine home.  The USO provided some snacks, some crafts, and a fun environment but the real fun began when we saw the busses pulling into the parking lot.  Both kiddos were about to jump out of their skin as I am sure Nichole couldn’t wait.  The best part of homecomings are the little things, that first kiss, asking your kiddos where their front teeth are, and letting your little man carry stuff that is way too heavy!  Thank you again for sharing this time with me!

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It’s a Cake Smash – Twentynine Palms Cake Smash Photography

I had the fortune of photographing this guy as a newborn and on his 1st birthday!  He loved the balloons and roaming the pathways of the Morongo Preserve.  Cake smash sessions are always, a little messy and unique.  He wasn’t sure what to think but ultimately his mess came from throwing the cake in the air and feeding his mom.  Thank you for sharing this moment with me Meza Family!

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