Monday, June 30, 2014

The Maternity Sesh

I am so grateful for my awesome friends who have let me practice on them.  I am so happy for this amazing couple to become parents.  They are going to be the best parents.  I have never met more kind hearted people.  She is gorgeous and is ALL belly.  Florida is lucky to have these two, well, soon three!

Friday, June 27, 2014

My first family sesh

I am so in love with this family!  Sweet little Mary is so amazing in so many ways.  She can climb a tree faster than a monkey, bake bread and take care of it at church, make the best apple cinnamon muffins, and is THE most organized girl I know.  She was my secretary for a bit in Relief Society and my life was so much more calm with her!  :)  She is so nice to let me practice on her little family, in the 150 degree weather and humidity that would make a gator sweat.  AND isn't her family the cutest?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cowboy C

Little Cowboy is turning 3 so his mom asked if I could get a few pictures.  This little boy is ALWAYS in his wranglers and cowboy boots, bringing along his hat and rope.  He is such a sweet little boy and we have had so much fun being friends with his family!  They sure have taken care of us in Florida!  Happy Birthday little guy! 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

little baby H

I had a blast with these two.  I am so happy they are here working in Florida!  Their little girl steals my E's heart.  She is just as roly poly as he is....but much much more calm.  K calls her mom Elsa and we have had so much fun getting to know them! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mini Sessions in Utah

I am so excited for my upcoming trip to Utah.  I'll be in town from July 4th through the 31st.  I will be in Davis county and downtown Salt Lake.  I love to be outside to shoot and use natural light.  I love to incorporate favorite toys, books, treats, dressups....ANYTHING! 
Obviously if the weather doesn't cooperate, we will reschedule! 
Call or text me to set up a time and date! 

Playing out back

Isn't it wonderful that I live in a perfect place to take pictures.....Let alone how perfect my kids are!?  With being biased beside, they are pretty cute!  Here is a quick little night with Bug and E!  I didn't edit E's pictures....but Im ok with that.  And don't mind food on his face in one picture.  We didn't anticipate him being so happy during the shoot!

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Wild little D

I love that I have friends that let me steal their kiddos for a shoot!  I love this little boy, and his wonderful family.  He is the busiest little guy I know.  I am so excited for him to get a little brother in a few months too!

Farewell Grams

I had just got home from an activity at the church where I got pied in the face.  I received a phone call and my grandmas cell # popped up.  I excitedly said hello expecting grams to say HIIII, until i heard an unfamiliar voice. 
"Tayler....this is your dad" 
My heart sank.  I cant tell you a time he has ever called me.  I knew something was wrong.  Why would he call me with good news?
Grandma quickly passed away later that Wednesday night from a massive stroke.  She got one last lunch date with gramps, and it was her favorite, Mexican food.  I broke down and cried so hard.  I couldn't sleep, let alone eat. 
As devastated and emotional as I was, I flew across the USA solo with Bug and busy busy 8 month old E.  People thought I was crazy, and quite frankly, I, myself thought I was nuts.  I couldn't have asked for more well behaved kids.  Prayers were answered during my flights. 
I got to go with my Aunt Nancy to the funeral home and prepare grandmas body.  We dressed her in her temple clothes.  VERY descreetly painted her finger nails, did her hair and makeup and became the biggest perfectionists I never knew I had in me.  The experience was so special to me.
The next day at the funeral, I knew I needed pictures. 
I am still quite a beginner...but I am having so much fun learning with my camera!

Even though Im so sad to see grams go, I am so happy it was a perfect time of year at the cemetary.  It was just after memorial day, and she loved the beautiful flowers EVERYWHERE.  The day couldnt be more perfect, for a wonderful lady!
And for the record, the lighting in a funeral home is a photographers nightmare! 
Until we meet again....