• Motherhood,  Photography

    Phoenix, Arizona – Maternity Session, Aldava Family

    This session holds a special place in my heart because it is of my baby sister and brother in law. Here they are pregnant with their first baby! They’ve been married for over 12 years and thoroughly enjoyed traveling the world and dedicating more time to ministry work but they finally decided it was time.  They surprised us with the news on a beach family vacation, we were all shocked but absolutely thrilled! We wanted and needed a new baby in the family! As a mama of four, I was delighted for my sister.  I knew it would be a complete change from the life she knew before but I…

  • Motherhood,  Personal,  Photography

    The Power of a Photograph

    Has a photograph ever stopped you in your tracks?  The other day, as I scrolled through our family vacation pictures, a certain image stopped me in my tracks.  ‘Who is this?’ I thought. Then, as I looked closer, my heart broke a little as I realized it was actually my son. My son! My little boy! Oh dear, where had the years gone? Why did he look all grown up?  Where was I when this happened?  The truth is, I’ve been here by his side all along and yet it seems like he changed overnight.  He is my first born child and when I first had him, everyone gave me…