So this family and I have had a long photographic history with one another. I began photographing their story when Maddie was a newborn. We have had many sessions together since, her momma loves pictures! Hilary wanted to do a stylized session so we ran with some great ideas. I ordered 50 yards of tulle and began designing. This was my first session ever where I made all of the clothing that they were wearing. We had plans, great plans. Sunset, gorgeous dresses it was going to be perfection. We also had a two year old. She let us know the moment we attempted to put her dress on that she was the boss. Hilary had already let me know she wanted real; she wanted to tell their story, the one that they are living right here and right now. She wanted all of it. So that is what we did and every image is perfect. Every image has a moment, a memory attached to it and for that I am grateful. I love my job! I love perfect imperfection!
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So excited to share this family’s amazing story. As a blended family of my own I love to capture others blended stories. And much like our own family this one has a connection that is unique. They have his, hers, and ours; they are no longer together as a couple but they are absolutely complete as a loving family. They choose to love one another no matter the title but because love is more important. Thank you all for allowing me to capture this unique yet wonderful family story!
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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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Life has come full circle in many ways and I am often reminded that as the young adults that I have watched grow up in this community come to me to photograph their newest of adventures. The love, excitement and work that are ahead for these will give them some of life’s greatest joys. Thank you Roberta for having me photograph such an amazing time in your’s and Theron’s love story. Truly beautiful!
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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 ❤
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!
Happy New Year! a few days late…. 2017! I don’t even know how it is 2017. The years seem to pass faster the older I get so I realize more every day how precious my own moments, memories are. How excited I am to be invited to capture yours. With the fear of sounding slightly corny I truthfully imagine your future children, your grandchildren peering upon these images years from now. Something great happens when my children spread a box of pictures on the floor. They giggle. They remember. They ask questions. They connect with these images and their memories.
This business started as a hobby that grew through out the years. Never could I have imagined where it would be today, all that it would give me or all that it would mean to my soul. But it replenishes my being regularly.
With the new year I have a few new personal and professional goals. No different than most every body else. I won’t be sharing them all today but I do have two that I can’t wait to tell you about…….
Life, friendship, and business has allowed me to begin a partnership with another local business. Desert Birth and Wellness will display pieces of moments captured during maternity, birth and newborn sessions on their walls. Through our collaboration with one another clients can find one more piece to their birth story in one place, whether it be they need photography services or anything (almost) prenatal, birth, and postnatal related we can connect them to the right professionals. I will proudly provide maternity, birth, and newborn packages to clients of Desert Birth & Wellness; with a free print for mentioning them! Of course I am always open to discussing any of your other photography needs. This partnership also includes the opportunity to utilize a space for holiday minis so be on the lookout for something fun soon!
The other big news that I want to share is that we have recently purchased a project that will eventually be the Memories by Tasha Photography Studio space. I will still do most work outside, on location in the beautiful place we call home but will be able to provide a studio location for newborns, childhood milestones, holiday children’s minis, headshots and boudoir photography. There will be some awesomeness when it is grand opening time so make sure to always keep those eyes open!
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.
Dad knew he had to take an opportunity to get family pictures as these kids are growing so fast and are so busy. They were all champs braving the freezing wind to capture these images for their dad. We made quick work of it and knocked out some awesome keepsakes for their walls.
So I was excited when momma contacted me to do this little man’s ONE year photos because you see we worked together to create a fun announcement about his momma’s pregnancy with him. His momma is always creative and fun to design a session with. And with a name like Jett nothing like airplanes to create a gorgeous set of images.
Unfortunately his session was scheduled on a cold, blistery day here in the desert so some modifications to his session were required. Jett gave several great pictures, smiles, tears and all but he decided he was done with the weather before he smashed his cake. Cue a 4 year old sister, who was dying to get her hands and taste buds on that cake, to have a fun cake smash with the best cutie pie pictures and it all works out.