Monday, October 26, 2015

Huber Family | A Rustic Barn Family Photo Session

I moved to Gilbert, Arizona soon after getting my first DSLR camera and having just decided I wanted to be a photographer. But when you move to a new place, and don't know anyone, where do you start?

Lucky for me, I had one friend here. One friend who let me photograph her beautiful family for free in exchange for posting the pictures to a yardsale group and saying I was offering a deal. I was offering killer deals back then! I said--Valentines Special $25 for a session. Two people jumped on that deal. And Shelly was one of them. I'm sure she knew I was a newbie. What photographer in their right mind would charge $25 for a session? But she gave me a shot--for which I am so grateful.

Well, she must have liked me, because a few months after her maternity session, she called me to take pictures of her new little one! And since then has sent a couple friends my way. She has been one of my greatest supporters and advocates! I'm so grateful for her and I love the friendship we've built through this medium. 

About a month ago, Shelly told me she really wanted a rustic barn for her photos. If you're from Mesa or Gilbert then you might get this. It's REALLY hard to find a rustic barn around here! It's the city for one, and two, everything is pretty new. I was a little nervous we weren't going to make it happen. Thank goodness for friends because google wasn't getting me anywhere! If you ask enough people, you're bound to find something! 

We found this old pink barn that happens to belong to a friend of mine in my church! And, it happens to be less than a mile from my apartment. It was well hidden! When I heard pink, I was a little nervous. But Shelly trusted me and we made it work! Needless to say, it went wonderfully. We even got ambushed by some cows towards the end. With the beautiful morning light (my favorite!) and this gorgeous location, it made for a pretty magical session.

Hope you felt a little of the magic too!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Miss Zoe | Newborn

Up on the blog today is some sweet cuteness that's been waaaaay overdue to display! Sweet little Zoe was the sweetest thing to get to cuddle with and softly shush into each pose. I have never worked with such a sleepy, easy, baby!

I met Zoe's beautiful mom at a support group meeting for spouses of dental/medical students. Probably one of the scariest meetings of our lives! Scary because it was right before our husband's both went into school (mine dental, hers medical) and they were warning us what it'd be like for the next 4 years of our lives. I basically cried for a week....okay, that was an exaggeration. Half a week.

But there is good news! We're both surviving and have cute little babies to keep us company!

Babies are such sweet miracles and Sarah has masterfully transitioned into being an amazing mom already.

And now it's time for a confession: One of my favorite things about photography is meeting new people and becoming good friends by the end of my sessions with them! I seriously love it! And thank goodness for Facebook, because now I get to watch this little baby grow! :) (Pssst: We're going to stay friends right Sarah? ;) )

Now just enjoy this cuteness!

 Wasn't she adorable? <3


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