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Family Photographer in Scottsdale | Adoption for baby Brayden!!


I love the story of how the Palmer family became complete with baby Brayden! The past 9 months the Palmer family has been fostering Brayden in hopes of making a full transition into a adoption.  Being a family photographer in Scottsdale, I get to photograph many families but these family just warms my heart. Brayden is without a doubt the smiliest and joyful little boy who just makes you want to smile with him!! Even though Natalie and Shaun aren’t his birth family, God could not have selected a better set of parents for him. They love him to the moon and back and it shows! On October 18th their adoption of baby Brayden become official! They had a big party and celebration all for him joining their family and taking their last name. I couldn’t have been more happy for them and honored when they asked me to shoot their new and their first “official” family photos!

“They may not have my eyes, they may not have my smile, but they have all my heart.” – Unknown


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Newborn Photographer in Scottsdale | 7 day old baby Emelie

It was about time I got a baby girl in the studio! 1 week old baby Emelie came to visit me in my Phoenix studio for her newborn session. She was such a sweet little girl! It’s the best thing when your a newborn photographer in Scottsdale is you get to snuggle and work with the most adorable little babies! It means a lot that this family came back to me for Emelie’s newborn session because I was lucky to photograph mom and dad for her maternity session with her son Austin and his 1 year session!  Looking at Emelie’s session you can tell I was very eager to get a baby girl! We broke out lots of pinks, bows and all things girlie for her! Emelie also gave out the best smile! You never know if you are going to be lucky enough to catch a smile with a newborn but I would be lying if I didn’t let out a squeal when I realized I caught her big grin!

Mom also told me ahead of time she wanted some close up shots of all her little details. Marco shots are some of my favorite to do cause you can really get a sense of those tiny little details that you might forget about as they get older and bigger. Big brother Austin wasn’t quite to sure about his sister yet which is totally normal when you have a older sibling that under 2 year old cause they are babies themselves. But Austin did give us some huge smiles and did great for some beautiful family shots! Thank you so much to this beautiful family for allowing me to photograph your family for all your big milestones!



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Phoenix Newborn Photography | Welcome to the world Beckham

Little boys are beyond special! Especially when you are having baby boy #3 you know God placed boys in your life to a special reason. As a Phoenix newborn photographer it’s so honoring to get to photograph all these families, even more so when the mom is also a fellow photographer. Beckham’s mom Stephanie, is the artist behind Stephanie Fay Photography. A very well known and amazingly talented wedding photographer here in Phoenix. Her oldest son Henry used to be in the same class as my daughter so it was wonderful to connect with her on a daily basis as we did school drop off and pick up. When she told me she was having baby boy#3 I couldn’t be more excited for them! I knew big brothers Henry and Liam were going to be big protectors for their little brother!

Stephanie brought Beckham in for his session and picked up just very simple neutrals and whites for his session since thats their families style. I loved my new hooded romper from Sew Perfect Props on Beckham, he totally rocked it. We left the rest of the session pretty clean with a touch of some hats and wraps on a clean white backdrop. The boys were awesome when it was their turn with their little brother and you could tell they couldn’t be more proud!



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My 30 year old Birthday Cake Smash!

As you can tell, being a Phoenix Cake Smash photographer I get to see my fair share of baby cake smashes!! When my 30th birthday was coming up, I had planned for a while to do my own cake smash!! I actually turned 30 in May so I am a little ashamed to be finally blogging this but hey, better late then never! When I had my adult cake smash planned out it wasn’t as of a big thing and trend as it is now. A few weeks before I turned 30, another photographers 30 year old cake smash session went viral. It was all over Facebook and the local news. Needless to say a new trend began! I got the help from my awesome friend and fellow photographer Mary Kriss with Mary Kriss Photography to shoot my cake smash for me! We had such a great time at her studio in Surprise and I couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out!! I think we laughed more then anything else!

I loved my 30 gold crown from Love Crush Bowtique  and my beautiful poka dot and pink 30 cake from the always fabulous Cakelicious AZ! I also had the help from the talented Yolanda Lake for my makeup for the shoot! Turning 30 doesn’t have to be depressing! I wanted to make it fun, playful and of course cute!  Thanks again Mary for making this so special and fun for me!!!



(photography by Mary Kriss Photography)


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Scottsdale Hospital Photography | Fresh 48 with baby Cullen

The newness of a baby is something you can’t imagine life without. Documenting these special moments for these families is such a honor of mine! I got to meet baby Cullen for his Fresh 48 session in Scottsdale at Honor Health Medical Center. When Megan was expecting baby #3 I am sure a huge range of emotions ran through her head. It can be a lot to handle, but one thing thats for sure is that God will never give you more then you can handle. Baby Cullen was born into a family with so much love to give! Big sister Quinn and big brother Croix were for sure curious about their new little brother. Quinn had lots of kisses and snuggles to give and it showed just how much she loved and adored him! Fresh 48 sessions are all about telling a story in those first few hours of life. Documenting those little moments, like meeting their family for the first time, the first kisses from big sister, examining little baby toes and even chowing down on some donuts cause you still aren’t to sure who or what he is haha. I love all their expressions and excitement their children give with baby Cullen and can’t wait to see how they grow into a strong and close family!



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