McLain Family | Gilbert Family Photographer

Holy Smokies people…sessions outdoors in July are b-r-u-t-a-l. Seriously – not sure how this family made it through as well as they did! I know I downed a liter of ice water right after we wrapped up and cranked my a/c on full blast. I will be honest in saying that if you want your session in the  middle of  an Arizona summer, I will accommodate. But I will not look pretty – there will be no makeup as it will all sweat away, and my hair will be in a bun to stay off my neck and out of my face. So there – you’ve been warned. *wink*  I was really happy to finally meet the entire family of one of my best friends and have to congratulate each of them for being such amazing troopers! Well done! Enjoy your sneak peek!

Miss C…NAU Graduate | Senior Portraits by Gilbert Photographer

Congratulations to Miss C – graduating from NAU today! We had a lot of fun with this session and Miss C was a trooper in braving the early May heat we had – including some rogue gusts of wind that seemed to come out of nowhere. It’s been a long road – but you’ve worked hard and now it’s your time. Congrat’s!

Little Miss R | Newborn Gilbert Photographer

Introducing Little Miss R! I just loved her adorable cheeks and her tightly clenched fists. It seemed no matter how relaxed or deep asleep she was, if you opened her fingers she would immediately close her fist. Just a reminder to any newer photographers out there that the head on hands pose is a full composite shot in which the baby’s head is supported at all times.

Mesa Arizona LDS Temple Missionaries | Gilbert Portrait Photographer

I was very lucky to be asked to take a group picture of the LDS Sister Missionaries serving at the Mesa Arizona Temple. After their group shot I offered to take some individual and small group portraits as well – I had so much fun chatting with these Sisters and finding out where they were from – and even getting to break out the Spanish I learned on my own mission with some of the Sisters that were from Latin America. (Though one Sister surprised me when I learned she wasn’t Latin…but from Mongolia!) Here are just a few of the many…

Two Eagle Scout Brothers | Gilbert Teen Photographer

These two brothers worked very hard to earn their Eagle Scouts and will be receiving them on the same night! You can tell these two are always serious, right? Receiving an Eagle Scout is a huge accomplishment – I am proud of both of you! I also heard from a little bird that Ken Bennett Arizona Secretary of State will be your keynote speaker! Color me impressed you two! I’ll see you at your court of honor…I’ll be the one with the strobe light and camera. *wink*

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