Mays Kids with Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

The Mays kids were excited to see their grandma and great-grandma, who were visiting California from the mid-west.

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Grandma was pleased to meet her newest grand baby for the first time.

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I have enjoyed watching these wonderful people grow through the years.


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Beautiful people to photograph, beautiful people to know πŸ™‚

Christensen, McConville, McCoy

Rebecca organized family portraits while her brother and his family were visiting from out of state. I’m so glad she did! I had a great time being with each one of them. It was an honor to celebrate their family with them!

Grandkids & Grandparents:

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Brother and Sister:

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*I would love to take credit for the composition of this photo, but it was Kevin’s idea. I’m so glad for his artistic vision, because I love this picture!

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A few photos of the lovely little lady of the group:

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What beautiful people I got to spend time with!

Totah Family Portraits

I am so slow at updating. My busiest month for family photos is November- and I’m posting this session in April! It’s so silly- I love my families, and this one is no exception. Some day I’ll get faster at sharing!

Here they are- the Totah family!

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Grayson and Sami were so fun, I really enjoyed taking their photos.

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We concluded our session with a photo of some very special guests. I look forward to our next ‘play date’ πŸ™‚

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Family Portraits: The Christensens

Family portraits are always so much fun for me. I love having the opportunity to photograph what makes each family unique.

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Ian and Tessa are best friends. It’s so sweet to see a big brother that doesn’t just love his sister, but really enjoys being around her.

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Tessa wanted to be sure we got a clear shot of her ‘flair’…

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And check out Ian’s eyes! Whoa.

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In case you are wondering who to congratulate on such cute kids…

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Could I have a job more fun than this? I don’t think so.

Annual Family Portraits: Engle Family

Every year my husband and I try to take our family portraits sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December. This year, I was uncomfortably large. We were anticipating the birth of our 5th child in December- so we decided to wait until he arrived. Well, he held out longer than I had expected, arriving on December 22. In ten years, I hadn’t missed sending out Christmas cards. This year, I did. But we did get cards sent out- they just said ‘Happy New Year’ instead πŸ™‚

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I was pretty happy with our family portrait. Sure, Gideon is crying- but he does that.

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The ‘big kids’ were super cooperative, and very helpful. Oh, and mega cute!

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That’s our family. They bring me outrageous amounts of joy πŸ™‚

Rose Family

I’m currently up in Washington State visiting my husband’s family. While here I have had a few photo shoots. Remember my friend Val? She’s the one I did a maternity shoot for in February with my sister in law. Well, baby Lucas is almost 6 months old now!

We took a walk and captured some natural interactions.
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Cyan and Logan played on a swing at a nearby lake.
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Cyan looks so much like her mom. Lucky girl!
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Even the rough and tumble need some mom time.
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By the end of our shoot, little Lucas needed some mom time, too. Only Val could supply what he needed.
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It was a fun time, with fun people. I always enjoy our visits!

Visit from Afar

My friend (and loyal client) Gwen scheduled a photo session several months in advance as she was really excited about her sister’s visit from Ireland.

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Gwen and her husband, Gary have been here for several years. It was great to see the family together!


Evan and Charlie
Kennedy and Evan got to spend time with their cousin, Charlie.

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Kennedy was glad to have photos with her Auntie Brenda!

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Have a safe trip home, Brenda and Charlie – and come back soon!


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone