You guys… I just can’t get enough of this desert!! Every time I go out here for a session, I just fall in love all over again. And having two adorable toddlers, a pair of loving parents combined with the perfect desert glow, and the anticipation of Christmas … well, those are the ingredients for a beautiful family session if I do say so myself! Up on the blog today, I have one of the most adorable families ever… and they just so happen to be part of MY family!
Seriously… family goals for sure! Tanja and Fernando live in Phoenix, Arizona but our plans for the holidays this year happen to have coincided, so we took advantage of the gorgeous light that only the desert can provide at this time of year.
And despite shooting in the desert with two fun-loving toddlers and many a cacti in the surrounding area, Tanja and Fer were so joyful, easy going and completely willing to trust me which I am so thankful for because I LOVED how these turned out and I had so much fun shooting updated portraits for them. They get major props for being desert warriors and trekking through and navigating around that cholla cactus haha My SAP families are just the best!
They claimed that they were not good at getting photos taken, but are you kidding me!? Look at them! They were complete naturals! Pffft! Aren’t they just the cutest!? Tanja is seriously stunning and Fernando, well, he’s my cousin so out of obligation, I have to say he’s handsome, don’t I? hahaha Just kidding. You clean up nice, cuz!
A joyful smile is always the best accessory in my book!
One of the comments I often get before a session is that the couple or parents feel like they just won’t be good at this which makes them nervous, and honestly, this session is a perfect example that being present and joyful, enjoying your time together as a family or a couple and trusting your photographer is the main factor in what makes you look good! A joyful smile is always the best accessory in my book! 🙂
Here are a few highlights of Tanja & Fernando’s beautiful desert family session and I hope you love them as much as I do! Getting family photos done every few years is such a great way to preserve such precious memories for a lifetime and I love being able to provide those images for my clients… the images that they will share with their children in the future as they are sitting around the Christmas tree as a family drinking hot chocolate, the images that THEIR children will then share with their future family… eeeek! Makes my heart flutter with happiness hehe Enjoy!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! New Year’s is quickly approaching! Can you believe it!? I have a few fun collaborations lined up for the new year and I can’t wait to love and serve my next clients! Be safe, everyone! Cheers!!