::2nd Annual Arizona Mainstream Project:: Scottsdale Event Photographer

last night was spent shooting for my dear friend and founder of Arizona Mainstream Project, Honey Marques. Honey has an amazing story and has such passion for her cause. They had a great turn out last night with many supporters showing up.  It was an enjoyable and educational evening!!!  Be sure to check out their website as well!! lots of good →

::just another day:: i kept my girl home from of the highlights from our day: made from scratch cupcakes...mmmmmm....

...i love when i run across old fun.  here is the first sunrise of 2011...

::lawerence:: phoenix family photographer::

....eeep!!....i LOVE the lawerence family!!...they are amazing and beautiful subjects to photograph...a few weeks ago we enjoyed a lifestyle session in downtown phoenix at one of my favorite locations to shoot... the lighting was goregous, which made for some amazing shots... here are few of my favorites...{ps: jazmine TOTALLY stole the show!! such a cutie!!!}

::porter:: phoenix//verrado family photographer

...i LOVE LOVE LOVE my job!!!!... i love getting referrals from my current clients to meet new clients, its like awesomeness on top of awesomeness!!... i met the porters thru the braceys... and they are just as sweet as the braceys!!... we enjoyed an afternoon shoot on the gorgeous grounds in verrado... lil' miss Emma has the most amazing personality →

::baum:: phoenix//verrado family photographer::

...what a great way to spend black friday!! i enjoyed  the afternoon hanging out with the rockin baum family...they traveled all the way from the grand state of Texas for Thanksgiving festivities with their son. we held our photo session out in verrado and we could not have asked for better weather!! beautiful sunlight!! ...i love meeting new families, i love it even →

::blunden:: phoenix//indianapolis family photographer:: are a few of my favorites from Charity and Chris's was freezing!! i am talking hands frozen to my D3 coldy...burrr!!...

::Alex:: Phoenix High School Senior Photographer::

...this is Alex and he is one pretty cool guy!... he is a senior at Bioscience High School, {to be honest, i never knew this school exsisted!} he is uber smart and is headed to NAU next year with plans for becoming a vet... he brought his adorable dogs with him to the shoot...suchCUTIES!!...

::bracey:: Phoenix Family Christmas Portrait Photographer:: the braceys...what a beautiful family!!... little zoe is one of the the most energetic five year olds i know!!...she photographed beautifully (and why wouldnt she?! her mom is gorgeous!!)... we had perfect weather for our holiday portrait shoot... here are just a handful of my favorites...check out Zoes smile! too cute!!...

::hartung:: Scottsdale Family Holiday Session::

...spent sunday afternoon up at scottsdale civic center with longtime clients, the hartungs....i cant not believe how big parker has gotten in the last five months, he was chasing birds, 'talking'  his cute little baby talk, and smiling up a storm...fantastic!! are a few of my favoites from our holiday portrait session:

::a lil' bit o' beth::on a personal note:: has been awesome... got up early for my usual thurs morning trek up camelback... i love that the sun is takin its sweet time getting up in the sky!!...made for a beautiful sunrise!!..i also had a quick session with miss Paxi...i will get photos up sometime later today...but i am gonna go hit the gym...yay, sick i know, but →

::taylor:: verrado highschool senior photographer::

....sweet morning sunlight!!!... ...this is taylor...she could be a model...{is she not gorgeous?!}...  we could not have asked for a more perfect morning for light!! i was a little concerned about the weather, since we have gotten rained out before, but not today!!! here are just a few of my favorites from todays shoot...i have an engagement shoot tonight...i can only →


...its that time of year!!...holidays sessions are being booked as we speak...{!!!}... this year DOLCE is offering three different sessions to choose from... {miniJOLLYholiday} *25min session *25 custom holiday cards *private online viewing *discounted a la carte pricing $95   {classicJOLLYholiday} *1 hour session *25 custom holiday cards *3-8x10 *4-5x7 *private online viewing gallery *discounted a la carte pricing $195     {fullJOLLYholiday} *1-2 hour session *25 custom holiday cards *1-24x32 gallery wrap *online viewing gallery *discounted a la carte pricing $295   {PS} we are hosting →

::helpOUT::donate::give:: of my oldest friends {we have known each other since kindergarten} was recently with diagnosed with a progressive cancer called Acute Myloid Leukemia...she is a beautiful, young mother and wife...she was been undergoing treatments to fight the cancer, in effort to help offset some of the medical costs, Dolce is donating 50% of all sessions booked from now until →

::HOLLYdays:: phoenix holiday sessions::

::weideman:: phoenix portrait photographer::

...just a few of sheryl's sassy side...

::anderson::mesa family photographer::

...yay!! the andesrons!! i met leighton years and years ago when i was a barista @ stapley and the 60...he was my manager and was always nice enough to give days off so i could fly to CA to get my hair cut by kelly...(aahhh now those were the days!!)....when i first met leighton and jenora they just had a →

::little loves:: phoenix childrens photographer:: recent trip home to Indiana allowed me the chance to shoot for my sister in is little tyler's birthday (he is one!!) sucha cutie!!... i dont get to see my niece and nephews that often, so it was such a treat to spend a few hours with them and shoot!!...

::three:: phoenix childrens photographer::

...ok, so in two weeks my little bug will turn three...when did that happen?!... here are her "three year" photos...

::indiana revisted::

...spent yesterday exploring my homestate and town...its is so cool to revisit the same spots i enjoyed as a kid and see them through my adult eyes, and even cooler yet is seeing them through my daughters eyes...this was my daughters first experience with thunderstorms that roll in from seemingly nowhere and  dipping her  toes in 'scary dirty' lakes...we also stopped →

::revisted:: phoenix portrait photographer::

...working thru some my clients photos, ran across this gorgeous photo of Meridith...

::parker.1::phoenix family photographer::

...yay! the day arrived!! parker is one!!!...i had the extreme pleasure of being a part of his kickin' birthday party yesterday... i love when clients are more than just sweet!!

::chuck:: phoenix portrait photographer::

...holy hotness!!...this is my 'not-so- little'  little sister, Charity...we did shoot up in sedona yesterday...the lighting was perfect, the subject gorgeous, beautiful location...

::parker:: phoenix childrens photographer:: my favorite little handsome boy turns 1 on saturday!!...i have gotten the awesome opportunity over the last year to photograph little Parker as he changed from a wee wittle a little man child...its so wierd to see this handsome little guy just walkin around... i have loved watching parker grow!! defs a hi-light of my job...i love love love →