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!
Coghill Girls Celebrate – Twentynine Palms Event Photographer
“This is the best birthday party EVER” poetry to a mom who has put everything into making her sweet girls’ 1st and 3rd Frozen birthday party special. Around every bend there was a new detail that Fauna used to make this a party to remember and her 3 year old made sure to let her know. It’s always an honor to be asked to participate in and capture these memories for families. Tutus were made by me to match the Frozen theme, Clara warmed my heart when she wouldn’t smash her cake because she didn’t want her tutu to get dirty; she also had me laughing the entire time with all her comments and thoughts!! A great day for all.
I do – Military Wedding on Camp Pendleton
So where do I begin…… I had so much fun editing this beautiful wedding. We all adventured from Twentynine Palms and other southern California locations to watch these two say I do in front of their family and friends. They have actually been married almost a year but wanted to share in a beautiful, loved filled day with those they love most. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather on Camp Pendleton on this December day and everything went off without a hitch. I love my almost sneak peeks and these two had fun with it helping me to create some great images. With a gorgeous ceremony in The Ranch Chapel these two said I do and we used the rustic old world feel of the location for their wedding session. I have to say nothing tops a first dance for me; I honestly think it is such an intimate and special for the newly married couple so I couldn’t help putting together a great collage of these two in black and white.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lopez for sharing your day and story with me!
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Quinceanera Elissia turns 15! – Twentynine Palms photographer visits Blythe, CA
Finally got through the 800+ images that I look on this beautiful, special day! Elissia and her family put so much time, effort, energy, and detail into this special, traditional sweet 15 birthday celebration. During the day the birthday girl participates in a religious ceremony, choreographed dances with her court, a changing of dress shoes to heels that her dad places upon her feet like Cinderella and then she dances for her very first time in heels with her father. I am so glad I got to be a part of such a fabulous and special day!!
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Armstrong Family Vacation – Twentynine Palms Photographer visits Palm Springs
Day in and day out I am reminded how much this business has given to me. This is the first session of the New Year and I would like to reflect just a bit 🙂
Six years ago my husband bought me my first non point and shoot camera; I played with it, I googled every bit of terminology and technique I could think of, I played with it a bunch more, I took a class, I took an online class or five and from all of that I have gained so much more than just how to use my camera. Weekly I am blessed to be put into touch with new people who want to be photographed, who want to enjoy the experience, and who want to walk away with a little piece of their story preserved. There has been good, there has been rough but I would not trade a bit of this journey. The people I have met, the life experiences I have been a part of, the families I’ve watched grow and change through my lens has been amazing. I thank each and every one of you!
Now onto this awesome family. They were all visiting over the holidays from Canada where it was a bit chillier then the Palm Springs weather we were blessed with on New Year’s Day! Mom and Dad are lucky enough to winter here every year so they had a perfect location for their family’s session; their condo grounds! I could photograph in that setting time and time again 🙂 it’s gorgeous! Add a beautiful family ready to show me the lay of the land and you get a whole slew of great images. We took the time to capture each of the families dynamics as they all have grown into adults beginning to have children of their own and we captured this whole family who is obviously close to one another.
Thank you again Armstrong Family for inviting me to capture this time on vacation!
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And They Lived Happily Ever After – Twentynine Palms Wedding Photographer
Photography for me is an amazing way to tell someone’s story well weddings are that time when I get to tell an entire family’s story. On this day we were capturing the moments not only of Sonny and Kim becoming husband and wife but also of the moment when two families joined as one. These two celebrated their decision to join each other during this beautiful and fun ceremony. They also made sure to include each of their daughters during a necklace ceremony signifying their promise to love one another and these two beautiful girls. One of the best moments as these two were announced as husband and wife the girls, who had their own secret plan, shouted “And the lived happily ever after”! Thank you Shotwells for sharing your special day with me!!
What better way to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday today then to blog about one of my favorite military families? The Aldridges and I have gotten to know each other through church and photography. I was excited when Heather asked me to share in Adam’s promotion to Staff Sergeant. We headed out to the airfield where this Marine works to watch him be pinned by his wife and Master Sergeant; a moment in time that is a culmination of hard work, dedication, love, and time away. I believe these moments are family moments because the family perseveres while their Marine is dedicated to two families that they love and respect. Congratulations Aldridge family and thank you so much for letting me capture this moment in time for you!
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Our Daddy is Home!! – Twentynine Palms Homecoming Photographer
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!
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.
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!
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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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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