• 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…

  • 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…

  • Everyday Family,  Newborn,  Photography

    Phoenix, Arizona In-home Newborn Session, DaSalla Family

    Don’t you just love that cozy feeling of home when there is a newborn?  Even when there is other siblings around the tone of the house drops down a notch (most of the time) to instill a sense of sacredness inside.  A new being, a special little soul has arrived! My approach to newborn photography is simple and honest.  I don’t do props or fancy posing.  I place the baby only in your arms or in natural resting places around your home. I allow the baby to lead the way and we stop for nursing, changes and just to soothe as much as baby needs.  If the baby is not sleepy…

  • Personal

    Hello! Introduction

    Welcome friends! Took the leap and finally committed to begin this journal.  I look forward to getting to know each other better.  I look forward to journaling some of my images and thoughts about motherhood, personal photography projects, client sessions, travels, health, books, tips etc. A few things about me: I am a wife and a mama.  I have four wonderful kiddos and have been married for 16 years.  Love constantly reading and learning new things.  I began photographing back in 2006 but took a breaks through the years as one of my daughters was born with a health problem requiring open heart surgery (similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s son).  I…