The Dunn Family.//April 4, 2014

I got to take photos of one of my favorite families with their new baby and two gorgeous girls senior photos. It was so much fun getting to run around with them in one of my favorite spots. I love getting to photograph families as they continue to grow and go through milestones together. The Dunn’s are friends of mine too which makes photographing them all the more fun for me.

Enjoy!

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Saying goodbye.//March 26, 2014

I lost someone I care very much for in December. I’m really not good at funerals or stressful days. But on days like those I’m so grateful for my cameras so I can have memories of places and people that are important to me. No matter what you believe death is hard but I am so grateful for my faith in the bible and it’s promises for the future. I’m glad this isn’t goodbye forever and I’ll see two people I love and miss very much one day.

Some places you remember better than others. This home was the first home I remember chasing the light. I remember how the light looked in the mornings and afternoons. I remember watching the dust specks fly in the light, and I remember the shadows on the walls. This house bathed in light and was always warm. My favorite was the kitchen. It was always filled with light and always had delicious things in it. Not many 7 year olds have 70 year old best friends but I did. I went to this house every single day.The happiest moments of my childhood were spend in this house, listening to Minnietta and Neil Arnold tell me stories. They let me make little homes in the walnut trees and fed me delicious food.

Minnietta was always taking photos of everything and looking back now I realize what an impact that had on me. She had so many photos in every corner of her house and piled into albums. I loved seeing myself on the walls and in the books. Neil her husband died around 12 years ago, which was very difficult. But Minnietta remained busy and positive. She was the kindest, most hospitable, hardworking, and loving woman I have ever known. She was like a grandmother to me. She always made me feel special and loved. I will always be grateful to her for helping me become who I am and I will always endeavor to be just like her.

I’m so glad she took all the photos she took. Going through all the photos and albums in her house was such a wonderful comfort. It made me so much more determined to print the things I love so the people I love have something to remember on hard days. These photos of this day are some of the most precious photos I have ever taken. They capture exactly how I felt and the way I saw things on this sad day. But mostly of all they make me happy to remember the house with the trees that I loved so much.

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My cousin the musician//March 21, 2014

My cousin is a talented musician and one gorgeous lady. I was so exited to photograph her and had so much fun running around like a maniac taking photos.I mean, how rad is her guitar and dress combo?

She was such an awesome model and I can’t thank her enough for getting in front of my camera. You can see more of her playing HERE.

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In case you missed the video my husband made from our day here it is again!

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Sophie & Sarven//March 17, 2014

A few weeks  ago I photographed my cousin and her boyfriend. We had such a blast watching them play music together and following them around on her scooter. We love doing lifestyle sessions like this and just hanging out with people and just seeing where the day takes is. In this case we ended up at our favorite local brewery Hangar 24. I really want to go back and take photos because it has just such an amazing atmosphere.

These two are both musicians as well and you can listen to some of sophie’s stuff HERE & sarven’s band  HERE.

I took a lot of her solo too so you’ll see that blog post real soon!

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Check out Josh’s sweet video he made of the day!

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Camping Part 2.//March 7, 2014

We’ve made it a goal to try to go on an adventure at least once a week this year. This was a big adventure in January and was a great way to start off our new adventure tradition.

I also started a fire all on my own! With flint, steel and hand cut wood shavings I carved out myself. That has to be one of my proudest moments ever.

I always try to only shoot film when we go on any adventures or trips so I can enjoy it more. I took a few digital shots but everything was mostly shot on film or my cell phone. I made an accidental 6 or 7 exposure image which was cool.

I miss Joshua Tree so very much. Thankfully we’re going back next month so I get to shoot a whole lot more of my favorite place on earth. 

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