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One of my favorite parts of being a Flagstaff Photographer is that many of my clients I can also call friends. Erin and I met 15 years ago when I moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University. We were young eighteen year old kids starting our college careers. Erin is that friend that would do any thing for you and was always the mother hen of our group. When we were in college she would make dinner for us girls so that we had a good meal before we went out on the town. Erin has so many wonderful qualities, I know she will be a fabulous nurturing mother! I feel so blessed that I get to be a part of this new chapter in Erin’s life.
Erin and I had discussed doing her maternity session in Tucson before her baby shower. Unfortunately it poured rain all day so we scrapped the outdoor session and had a relaxed shoot in her hotel room. The room had wonderful floor to ceiling windows which allowed for some beautiful filtered light. Erin and her husband Clint wanted a simple shoot that celebrated this special time in their lives. Isn’t she a stunning pregnant lady!?
Clint cuddled up with Erin and baby Jack for a few photos. Clint is so sweet to Erin, he really takes care of her and is so excited to be a dad.
Congratulations to my amazing friends! I wish you all the happiness in the world and can not wait to meet baby Jack! xoxo ~Kristen
We are in the season of saying goodbye to the snow and welcome in the beautiful sunshine and warm weather. Lemon Zest and Sunflower are just the right colors to perfectly illustrate that natural transition. As Flagstaff and Sedona senior portrait photographers we could not be more excited about this years spring fashion. Lots of bright fresh colors that are youthful and really pop in a portrait. Below are some fun outfit ideas for all you ladies and gentlemen. If you are planning for your Senior portrait or family photography session, these are some great outfit inspirations that follow the spring and summer fashion trends.
Ladies, Lemon Zest is a vibrant citron yellow color that is optimistic and the perfect fit for that playful attitude the spring season brings about. According to the Pantone Fashion Report for Spring 2013, this happy color can be complimented best by colors such as deep raspberry, bright chambray, or acid green.
And for all you gentlemen out there, the robust yellow found in Sunflower offers and earthy flavor and feel, that when combined with emerald and monaco blue, creates a sort of sophistication to something so simple.
Spring and summer are right around the corner and that means time for a fabulous outdoor family portrait! Melissa and I feel that it is very important to preserve memories by having a professional portrait taken once a year. As Flagstaff family photographers we look back at our clients that we photograph each year and are amazed by how fast they grow and change. We want all of you to have the gift of amazing photography that your family can look back at and cherish for decades to come. Spring and summer are such beautiful times in Flagstaff and Sedona so our family sessions are booking up fast. Contact us today and we can discuss the perfect time and location for your family portrait session. Melissa and I look forward to enjoying the amazing summer weather with you! ~Kristen
In the summer of 2011, two of my dearest friends got married. It’s an amazing thing to see two people meet, fall in love and start a family, and this time, being that it’s Carrie and T.C., well, it’s really amazing. Of course, when Carrie told me she was pregnant, I asked her about maternity photos. She seemed a bit reluctant, so I didn’t mention it again. But then, I got lucky, all her other friends started to bug her about them. I then told Carrie about a photo I have of my own mom; she was pregnant with my brother and it’s definitely one of my favorites I have of her. I’ve always said, I shoot for the kids in 40 years, just as much as I photograph for the parents. I want this little girl to know just how happy her mom was to have been given this wonderful gift, a precious life to love. And Carrie, well, you can see just how much she radiates happiness. It’s pretty amazing to look at all the photos and feel all the love seeping through. And the best part? This is our first baby girl Chippy! We have a group of gal pals in Flagstaff, and we’ve named ourselves Chippies. (Our mascot is a Chipmunk) It’s kind of a silly adult sorority, but one that we all rely on for strength, support and love when we need it the most. So here’s to this little baby Chippy who is expected to arrive in early May; we’re all so excited to meet you and to shower you with love! ~ Melissa
Melissa and I just love photographing engagement sessions. It is such a special time in a couples relationship, they are so in love and there is so much excitement leading up to the wedding. An engagement session also lets us get to know our clients better before their big day. We had a blast working with Caity and Jason and getting to know them as a couple. Caity and Jason will be getting married at the beautiful Sedona Golf Resort in August. To stick with the Sedona theme they decided to use Tlaquepaque and Los Abrigados for the engagement session location. Caity and Jason also included their special little lady, Emma, in the shoot. The entire family was a pleasure to work with. Jason is so sweet to Caity and Emma, they all giggled the entire shoot. Congratulations to Caity and Jason! We can’t wait for your August wedding! ~Kristen
As Flagstaff family photographers we love capturing important moments in life, a first birthday is definitely a exciting one. Kenzi came into the studio this month for her First Birthday Baby Cakes Session! What’s that you ask? It’s a session, especially for one year olds where we offer them their own birthday cupcake. It’s usually a big, sloppy messy mush, but little Kenzi ate her her special cake, created by Dawn at Cupcake & CO, very delicately:) It was the cutest thing to watch her carefully eat the sugar icing off the top of her giant cupcake. This little one was nothing short of an angel in front of the camera and we loved having her here. Happy First Birthday sweet Kenzi!