I am a wife. I am a mother to three amazing boys and one daughter in law. I love Jesus. I love coffee and ice cream almost the same. I love to travel, really love to travel. I love to hike. I love my girlfriends, my tribe. I would talk to my sister everyday if she would let me. My heart is full when everyone is home. I love my job so much I have been a photographer for over 25 years now. I love weddings. I am blessed.
Anna Alicia a beautiful mama to be! Actually Anna Alicia just had her baby girl this past Sunday. I wanted to blog some pictures from Anna Alicia's maternity session because I'm really happy with how the pictures came out. I should explain a little in why I'm happy with her pictures. I shot my first maternity about 6 to 7 years ago and it went just "OK". I do not know if people realize just because someone can photograph weddings for example that they would be able to photograph a maternity at the same quality, they each require a specialized technique with creativity. Since my first maternity shoot I've spent time and more time studying the best way to photograph a new mama to be so that I can be proud of the work I'm giving her. This is why I love photography, even time I pick up my camera is an opportunity to improve! I hope you enjoy Anna Alicia's pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.
I was so excited about shooting Dru and Kayle's wedding! Kayle is my son's fiance's sister!! This family will be part of my family one day and I can not be more excited about it. Needless to say I wanted to do a super job for Dru and Kayle, to the point of where I got really nervous, and couldn't sleep. Well it is not unusual for me to get myself so nervous I feel sick even after 20 something years of shooting. If you ask me everything turned out perfect!!
My beautiful friend Heather was the second shooter for this event and did a wonderful job. Here are a few pictures that Heather took while taking on the men.
Dru and Kayle are true high school sweethearts, they met their senior year at Sandra Day O Connor High. Kayle was the new girl at the school while Dru was established, well known and loved. Dru and Kayle met in Marching Band, Dru a drum major, Kayle playing the baritone. They both attended NAU and are now finally married!