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I was able to attend this amazing photography conference again this year and came back SOOOOO pumped to step up my game. This year it was held in Palm Springs at the Ace Hotel and even though I’ve passed by those windmills lots of times on my way to the beach, but I’ve never really explored this amazing town. It is so awesome! I’m definitely going back again soon.

This year, I was able to photograph two amazing styled shoots. Both were amongst the Joshua Trees (which are so fun!) at an amazing venue https://www.tumbleweedsanctuary.com/ . The desert is my friend so the Joshua Trees added some dimension I don’t usually get. We were actually supposed to shoot this session inside Joshua Tree National Park but had a not so nice park ranger kick us out (weird since everyone seems to shoot there), but we made do and it worked out. This beautiful family drove from Oregon to be our models. They were seriously such well behaved kids (maybe the car shock helped haha) and their family connections were all natural. There were 12 of us shooting so space was tight but I managed to sneak in some shots that I love and am excited to incorporate some of these more connective techniques into more of my family sessions!

Love me the golden sun!

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<![CDATA[To start, this is the cutest dang nursery ever!  You should see their whole house!  Ginni is one talented lady!  I loved doing more of a lifestyle newborn session, embracing Mom and her 4th baby boy in his room.  These are a few of my favorite images from the session.
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<![CDATA[Meet baby Elle.  She is darling!  I love watching cute new parents loving on their first child.  I also love when clients are up for some outdoor golden hour shots, even hough it is a little (ok more than a little) warm out (although the baby was loving it), so that we can capture the style and mood we wanted.
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<![CDATA[I loved meeting Tyler and Courtney's new baby!  Brayton's aunt even made him the cute Monsters, Inc. little outfit to match his nursery.  He is a doll and very loved!]]>

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A couple of weeks before Christmas, I got to photography this darling little baby boy and his siblings.  They were all so excited to meet him, they kept fighting over who got to hold him!  In my book, that is a good problem to have.  It was a warm day so I was super excited to be able to do these photos outside in nature.  He was so good!  We bundled him, then posed him, then bundled him back up and he was perfect!
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I LOVE this picture of these two adorable sisters!

Dad is a big football fan!
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Oh, how I love this session!  Not to play favorites or anything (because I fall in love with love everything and everyone I photograph), but I love love love this kind of light…spots of lush, rustic nature….some fun vintage props..and especially love this cute little girl and her family.  When Piper’s mom and I talked a couple of months ago, we knew we wanted to do something sweet that would capture the magic of a two year old, that would also incorporate a timeless, vintage feel, since that is their style everyday!  Between the two of us we were able to pull together a fun little tea party for Miss Piper and her babies.  The antique tea sets, books and dolls are all Piper’s family heirlooms so it makes it even better!

Piper was a little hesitant and shy, but I love the innocence it shows in the pictures.  TWO gets a bad rap for being “terrible”, but there’s also this…squishy cheeks, little feet, curiosity, independence and cuteness!  It’s a fun age and I miss my kids being this little.

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