Beauty in unexpected places.

I have been photographing families for over 16 years now.  Let’s just let that sink in a minute.  I can’t even begin to calculate how many families, babies, seniors I have had in front of my lens.  I am so thankful and grateful for each and every one.  Even the difficult ones, and yes I have had a few.  The difficult ones have taught me so much about myself. What is important to me, what kind of person I want to be, how I react to certain triggers and IS THAT how I want to react?  To be fair, I have been doing this for closing in on 2 decades and I can probably count on one hand how many times I have had issues.  So I have been REALLY blessed in this department.

For this session the ‘difficult’ was not the adorable kids or the parents who laughed and loved each other through their session- it was the HEAT!!!  As many of you might remember I offered a smokin’ (pun intended) deal in the month of August.  It was greatly received and off we set to photograph in the biggest and baddest month the Sonoran Desert has to offer.

A lot of my sessions were centered around water (Lake Pleasant and a little hidden gem I found while location scouting for water in the desert).  This family opted for one of my favorite spots, a super modern, sleek, sexy building.  Gorgeous lines and a neutral pallet. The only problem?  The kids got HOT!

My absolute favorite client is one who inspires me by just rolling with it.  We got our gorgeous photos with the stunning building and decided to head for the park to let the kiddos burn off some energy and get some candid shots.  Then we discovered the water fountain and the session really began.  As we cooled off the babies it became apparent that I shouldn’t be waiting for them to finish their drinks, I should be capturing them getting their drinks.  We splashed and laughed and got really wet and I love the way it turned out.

For this family the beauty was not in the scenery, the clothes or the poses.  It was in the bond, the love and the playfulness (and willingness to take family photos with a park restroom as their background).

Thank you for your flexibility and trust in me to capture your beautiful little family, just as you are.

xo- Tami




Phoenix Family Portrait Photographer * Candid Family Photographer * Real Life Photography

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