Blog: Photo Sessions

Capture The Beautiful Moments! I love serving the world by capturing wonderful family memories, encouraging others to believe in life’s greatest possibilities, and inspiring others to reach their full potential in photography, motherhood, and health and fitness. It’s a crazy world out there, but I believe anything is possible in life if you think you can do it and are willing to work hard to get it.

The Magic of brotherhood and reading books

I took Ethan and Nate to the library for the first time…EVER.  Yeah I know, why now?  Now that I have more time with my boys, I have the opportunity to take them to experience new places they haven’t been before.  The amazement of both their faces as we entered the building was like… WOW!! We went and got our library card that I haven’t had in years, and had to ask for assistance to remind me how to figure out which books where which… that how long its been HAHA!  Ethan was grabbing every book he could get his hand on and Nate wanted to go jump on the chairs.  But then they heard Itsy Bitsy Spider coming from the other room and Ethan was like “I want to go in there mom.”  We went in with the play group that was going on and boy it was so fun to see them both filled with excitement to be doing something where they could act like a bunch of crazy banchies and no one cared.  They both loved the chalk board that was there too.  We checked out our books and had a inspiring thought to capture a few photos while at the library.

As I sat them in a quite corner and got my camera ready,  It made my mama heart melt to see these two quietly flipping through books and reading together…and that is when I realized the magic of brotherhood.  Brotherhood is a bond that can not be taken away.  It is a bond so beautiful, a bond that is so unreal.  These beautiful babes of mine seriously get to my heartstrings with the amazing bond of brotherhood that they have.  The smiles they give each other, the fun they have, its always been a dream of mine to have kids close in age, but even better two boys that really bring a magic touch to brotherhood and reading books.

Light the World

“Let your light shine before Men.” This year, I have made a big effort to become better at simple and small acts of kindness in my day to day life. Some of things that I found myself doing were helping someone pick something they dropped at the store, a simple smile or hello, or finding something to compliment someone. Not only did I find that it lifted that person up, but I found myself in a better mood that day!  This Christmas season, I am committing to pay it forward and continue to serve each day to help better light the world for the next 25 days. How will you light the world this holiday season?

There are so many small and simple acts of kindness that can be done on a daily bases from a smile or a compliment. I love to share 25 ideas that can be done each day until Christmas to shed a little light into someone’s life this Christmas and throughout the year to come.

  1. Give/donate something to someone that maybe in need.
  2. Donate to cause that helps provide safe drinking water. ( https://waterforgood.org/)
  3. Donate the skills you use at work to bless someone’s life on your day off.
  4. Deliver some goodies to a neighbor.
  5. Talk to your parents. Give them a call on the phone.
  6. Ask for a persons forgiveness.
  7. Make your child feel special.
  8. Be kind to someone for a week.
  9. Donate blood
  10. Share a favorite scripture or inspirational thought.
  11. Has a stranger ever done something nice for you? Pay it forward.
  12. Take dinner over to someone who maybe sick or pained.
  13. What brightens your day? Do that for someone else.
  14. Donate to a favorite charity.
  15. Know a family having a hard time making ends meet? Find a way to make it special.
  16. Donate some old clothes to a charity or thrift store.
  17. Schedule a time to spend some quality time as a family without electronic devices.
  18. Write down a persons positive qualities rather than focusing on their negative qualities.
  19. Send a personalized care package in the mail.
  20. Plan something to do with a person that has made your life more meaningful.
  21. Donate canned food to a local food bank.
  22. Send a person a note of appreciation expressing your gratitude for his or her example.
  23. Reach out to a person who may need a little joy in their life.
  24. Recognize the blessing you receive everyday and give thanks for them.
  25. How can the Christmas season stay with you throughout the year? Make plans or goals to continues to serve throughout the year.

May you find peace and joy this Christmas season and throughout the New Year.

And to end this post what more than to share these cute, amazing boys? These cute boys are what the Christmas season is all about… Showing so much love for life and each other. #lighttheworld.

Hope Family 2017

I love how unique this family session turned out.  We wanted something indoors with crazy weather it has been lately with it becoming winter.  This session we used one of Reno’s newest remodeled properties, The Reno Renaissance.  Such a beautiful and unique property in our area.  I love that we were able to utilize some of the fun spaces this property had to offer!  Also I have bee trying to debate wether these tow brothers were going to be Gap or J. Crew models!

Olivero Family 2017

The back story:  Nicole and I are long lost cousins on both our grandpas side (meaning our grandfathers are both brothers).  We hadn’t seen each other in years.  Fast forward to 2017, we reconnected on Facebook!  Nicole is a talented hair stylist and Agnes and Dora Representative and have had the opportunity to use her in both her areas of work.

I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph her beautiful family… AND I MEAN beautiful!  This session really made my heart sing as a photographer.  The light, the colors, the humans, EVERYTHING!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful family session as much as I do!

Logan and Kevin Wedding 2017

I am setting here listening to the rain pour down, figuring out what to write…words can not describe this amazingly beautiful day I had in celebrating Logan and Kevin.  So that is why I overloaded this post with photos of the day.  So many beautiful details that was put into this one special day.  I had met with Logan a couple times through out the year going through locations and ideas where to photograph the days every detail (which made it easier for me going into the day knowing what our plan would be, but still doesn’t mean I was the slightest bit of nervous driving down to Carson from Reno).

The Property:  This beautiful property,  both the home and the fields, are privately owned by the Dressler family in the Carson Valley.  It was a photographers dream.  The fields where free for all for our use and I am happy we had narrowed the area down before the wedding day, otherwise I’d be all over the place and nothing would have got done with acres of property free to use.  I can not say it enough…  I had died and gone to photographers heaven this day.

The dress:  Okay lets talk about the dress! It was as gorgeous in person as it is in the photos.  Another photographers dream.  Logan looked stunning in the beautiful gown.  Yes it is was all lace!

The Basque meal:  I loved how the meal was set up family style to celebrate the basque heritage.  Long beautiful tables set up for everyone to sit together as a wedding day family, were decorated with beautiful florals and cards placed by each plate that talked about the property and the basque.  The wine was a wedding day speciality the Kevin and Logan had put together special for their day.  And the menu on back of the wine bottle? Brilliant.  Guests also had an opportunity to grab a traditional basque picon from the bar.

The Flowers: The flowers were so so beautiful and loved how they were organic.  Aster and Ashe did and incredible job with all the beautiful flower work from the wedding arch, to the bouquets, and tables.

The Desert: Donuts anyone?  Yes please!  AND YES I tried one, it was heaven!  That cake, so simple but so beautiful.

So many other wonderful people and details that made this day beautiful for this wonderful couple.  I am beyond grateful and honored for this opportunity that I had to capture these beautiful moments for them. THIS is what makes me inspired and love my job so passionately.  To be able to capture these beautiful memories and put them into an art form to be cherished for a life time.

Logan and Kevin are two of the most thoughtful, beautiful humans I have met.  I wish you two wonderful years to come!