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Arizona Desert sunset Maternity Session

Arizona Desert sunset Maternity Session

We can not tell you how excited we were when our very first Megan and James Bride and Groom contacted us to do their maternity shoot!! It really is a honor and so exciting to watch our clients and friends grow and change.  It makes our job so rewarding and most importantly fun! 

  These guys are so fun and easy going which is good because we had to reschedule their session three times! Who knew February was going to be cloudy and rainy all month!! But their patience and persistence for sun paid off! The desert was green from all the rain and the sun was absolutely perfect the desert really showed off for them!

Thank you guys for such a dream session, we can't wait to meet their sweet boy very soon!

The Roberge Family's Golden Arizona Desert Family Session

The Roberge Family's Golden Arizona Desert Family Session

We seriously can't believe how time flies. Full disclaimer right up front...we might get a little teary-eyed while we write about this beautiful family because we have seriously watched them grow up before our very eyes. We're also gonna get on our soap box for a few seconds and tell you to love your dang kids when they're small because, before you know it, they're going to be gorgeous young adults and all those squishy baby cheeks will be gone. Seriously stop reading right here and go hug and kiss your kids.........Done? Now do that everyday because time is short and kids need our LOVE more than anything else in the world. Ok, end soapbox rant.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled beautiful family blog post...

Every single member of this family deserves their own blog post, because they are seriously that awesome. But alas, we don't have enough space to write all the wonderful things about them all that we wish we could, so how about a few highlights?

We have known this family almost from the first day we moved to Arizona, and we are so blessed because of it.

First off, Keith is a wonderful father and husband who constantly sacrifices for his kids and without a doubt puts his family first in everything. A true inspiration for other dad's out joke.

Jenn is like super-mom...on steroids. She is constantly working, fighting for, loving, and caring for her four beautiful children. Not to mention she's totally gorgeous inside and out. She's full of power and grace and it's no wonder her kids turned out the way they did with mom like her!

Riley, oh Riley...what the heck happened?! Last time we saw Riley she was a brace-faced 12 year old with all the trappings of an awkward Junior High Schooler. Now she's going to be a beautiful freshman in college, a Volleyball rockstar, with a mind that loves to read, and a heart of gold.

Keaton grew about 12 feet since last we saw him...and ummm...well there's no easy way to say this...became a full-blown heart breaker?! He's left behind the Legos (well maybe...) and is growing into quite the fantastic (not to mention HANDSOME) young man. If he turns out anything like his Dad, he'll be a pretty awesome dude.

Jada is a ray of golden sunshine both inside and out. She loves to laugh, goof off, and gives JT a run for his money as the family clown. In some ways she really is following in her big brother and sister's footsteps, and in other ways she totally shines through with her own unique personality.

JT, is their youngest and being the youngest is tough! Especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of such amazing older siblings. Don't worry though, JT keeps up just fine and is blossoming into quite a fine young man. He knows how to rock the bow-tie like a boss and, despite being the youngest, might just walk away with the "Funniest Family Member Award" when all is said and done.

We've known this family for ten years or so, and we are really hoping to know them for at least another 10. You guys rock and if our kids grow up to be half as cool as yours, we'll consider that a win! We love you guys! 

Golden Hour Desert Family Session in North Phoenix

Golden Hour Desert Family Session in North Phoenix

We love the way the sun lights up the desert landscape. It makes everything glow with golden light that makes our photographer hearts sing for joy! It's even more awesome when we get to do a beautiful desert landscape family photography session in that gorgeous golden light! When I showed this Mama her photos she said, "I wish we could all walk around with the desert glow on us all day!" AMEN! We were so inspired by Mom and Dad and their love for each other. We got to have a few giggles with their littlest lady...she was such a crack up. She kept us all laughing with her all her silly faces! Their oldest was an absolute doll. She was absolutely fabulous in her adorable fluffy pink vest and definitely knew how to strike a pose! We even caught some sister sass on camera too!

Family photography is so important because families are what keep us connected. This special family was so beautiful inside and out and we were honored to be able to photograph that beauty and capture it on camera. They were so relaxed, easy going, and seriously made our jobs one thousand times easier! Thank you Messner family! You guys were such a joy and delight to photograph and we can't wait to do it again soon!