Family Photographer

Rainbow Brite First Birthday Cake Smash Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Photographer

I had my first couple shoots in the new studio space this weekend (I’ll post a blog once it’s completely done and setup)! This shoot was a great way to break in the new space!

I had a Rainbow bright lunch box and matching thermos (anyone born in the 80’s knows what I am talking about). I also had a Twink and Rainbow Brite character pillows that my mom made me along with a couple other character stuffies.

When Chantelle told me that she wanted Miss K’s cake smash to be Rainbow Brite themed, I have to admit - I did a major happy dance! I couldn’t wait to put this one together with the bright colors, star confetti and an adorable cake from Delicious Designs!

Miss K’s outfit was AMAZING. Like I want one in my size - please and thank you! Miss K was pretty dainty about her cake, but that’s okay - we still got some amazing shots of her. I am super jealous of her amazing blue eyes and lashes (ladies, she has lashes we pay money for).

Thank you Chantelle for trusting me in capturing Miss K’s one year milestone! I had such a blast! She is such a doll and I look forward to capturing more of her as she grows!

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Reno Fall Family Session | Rancho San Rafael Park | Reno Family Photographer

I love this family!

I met Jenna back in February when she answered a model call for a maternity boudoir shoot. It was friendship at first sight - lol. She’s a blast to be around!

I have had so much fun capturing this family this year, and I still have one more with them! Jenna is a #photoaddict - haha. Rancho San Rafael was on fire with the fall colors, and Jenna’s choice of yellow and navy blue was perfect for the setting! Littlest man was not entertained by my shenanigans. The only smile he gave was when brother was being silly. Still adore his little face though!

Thank you Jenna and Ryan for letting me capture your family this year! I can’t wait for 2019 with you guys!

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Reno Fall Family Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Wow!

It has been a CRAZY fall season! I have been booked every weekend since October! So freaking thankful for all my amazing clients! It’s been amazing and so much fun seeing old clients and meeting new ones! Everyone has been amazing!

I now have sooo much I need to get up on the blog!

So excited to have this family up on the blog once again! Haley and Alex were my first ever Reno clients! It’s been so much fun capturing their growing family these last 4.5 years! I legit look forward to their fall family photos every year! Last year we had snow and hot coco at Tahoe Meadows, and his year we had a chilly morning in the woods at Galena Creek Park! So much fun!

Mr. E is quite the character! His thing these days is putting snacks in his pocket. Typical guy - always needs to have some food on the go! We had fruit snacks at the session, and he of course made sure he put one in his pocket for later! I cannot wait to see him grow through the years!

How cute are Alex and Haley?! They’re always picture perfect and the way they look at each other - so much freaking love!

Haley is owns Lux.Studios in Fernley, NV. Anyone who knows me, knows I have trust issues when it comes to who does my hair. For two years, I would drive back to Redding to see my hair gal. She ended up moving to Eureka and told me I needed to find someone in Reno. So now Haley gets to pamper my locks - and she does a FANTASTIC job! So if you’re looking for someone - give her a try!

Thank you Alex and Haley for trusting me through the years with your family moments. I am so happy to still be capturing you and your little family, and I cannot wait to for the years to come!

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Tahoe Fall Family Session | Tahoe Meadows, NV | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

Fall sessions have been underway for several weeks now, and I have been having so much fun with them! I’ve met so many new families and the kids have been nothing short of amazing - they’ve kept me laughing the entire session!

The Malone family braved the cold morning with me up at the Tahoe Meadows. They just moved here 2 weeks ago from Texas - I was impressed with how well they handled the 22* temperature, and little Mr. J didn’t complain once about the cold - he was a rockstar! He also was amazing at “cheese” and helped me make sure I got everyone’s photos taken. He even helped me direct Mom and Dad’s photos together - thanks Mr. J, you’re hired!

Thank you guys for letting me capture your first family photos in Reno! I hope you guys settle in nicely and enjoy what the area has to offer! You’re going to love it!

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Spring Maternity Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Maternity Session

I love love love when my wedding couples come back to me to capture their growing families!! I shot Jesse and Tina's wedding in April 2017 and had a BLAST! They are such a fun a couple to be around and I am always laughing.

Big brother V was not excited about our family/maternity session, but he still rocked it - just like he's going to rock being a big brother to his baby sister. Yup, they're having a girl! I know their family and it's ALL boys. This little princess is going to be spoiled and so loved!

I absolutely love this location that we used. The trees and light are to die for, and Tina did an amazing job on their outfits! Her dress and coverup was perfect for the colors, tones, and light! Also, she rocked one of the many maternity dresses I offer for maternity shoots.

Thank you Jesse and Tina for trusting me again to capture your special life moments! I cannot wait to meet your little gal, and *hopefully* capture her through the years! Congratulations you two!

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Snowy Winter Family Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

They're back for their 3rd year in a row! Alex and Haley were my very first Reno clients in 2014. Haley found me on one of the Facebook sale sites, asking for recommendations on local photographers for a first wedding anniversary shoot. I was thrilled when she contacted me, and well, the rest is history. I've watched their little family of two into three, and I was super giddy about this shoot!

We weren't expecting so much snow when we decided on the location last month. Then again, we should have known anything was possible since we live in Reno, NV! It was perfect though - maybe a little cold - but it was perfect. I mean, hot chocolate to finish the session off? Yes please! Little E did amazing (even through the frozen hands). Good thing he had mom there to warm them up when he needed it!

Thank you Haley and Alex for trusting me once again to capture your family. It's always a joy working with you, and I cannot wait for the years to come!

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Wooded Family Session | Lake McCumber | Reno - Lake Tahoe Family Photographer

I've known this gal since we were pre-teens! I love that we have become closer over the past two years after loosing slight touch through high school and into our 20's! She's an amazing woman, mom, and soul. Lets not mention the 3 boys thing - I feel for her and understand her life of boy chaos! It's lovely chaotic life though!

I wanted a forest backdrop for this year's family session, so we decided to take a little drive to my old stomping ground when I was kid/teenager, gorgeous Lake McCumber Lake in Shingletown, CA. It was such a beautiful day and the fresh forest air was amazing. I can definitely appreciate the beauty now that I am older - I sure didn't when I was kid (I kinda hated living in BFE).

These three boys are an amazing trio! So much love for their mama and of course, a lot of sas from the baby of the family. He never fails to make me laugh. I cannot wait to photograph this family more over the years and watch these young guys grow into amazing men!

Thank you Vanea for letting me capture your little family! Next time we need to set some time aside for wine and girl talk!

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