When Childhood Sparkles With the Glitter of Imagination

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This young princess reminds me of Wendy Moira Angela Darling from Disney’s movie, “Peter Pan.” She was spunky and lots of fun to work with! I love this age when childhood is magical and imagination still illuminates and sparkles at the fringes of the day. 

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What did you dream about when you were a little girl? Did you believe that anything was possible? That the world was full of exciting possibilities? When did you lose that sparkle and glow? Who told you that it wasn’t possible? What if it is possible, and you are just a moment away from everything changing in your favor? Could you dare to be young at heart again and dream like you used to?

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I hope this little blog post passes along a little bit of hope to dream big again. For you. For your little girl. 

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“Let us learn to dream again. To learn to dream again is to have big plans. To learn to dream again is to re-adjust, to look to God.” — T.B. Joshua

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Tiny Princesses Rule!

Tiny princesses rule here in Arizona! This little princess was such a beauty and a sweetheart. Her mom purchased a photo session for her to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She had questions about Frederick, my prop frog. After all, you never know. During photo sessions, there is a chance that he might turn into a real life prince! I am looking forward to photographing her beautiful sister (who reminds me of Audrey Hepburn!) and her family this fall and winter.




With princess photo sessions, I must have some that are back lit. Back lighting is my favorite kind of lighting to work with and creates that fairy tale glow I am always on the hunt for! It was tricky when I first learned how to in manual. You have to consider your f-stop, shutter speed, metering and the angle of the sun. Once it became a mastered skill, it became something I was known for doing and it’s something I love to offer to all of my photo clients because it’s so special.





Will Frederick turn into a prince or remain a frog?


Sometimes, the magic isn’t found in frogs turning into princes, but in princesses discovering that they are the ones who carry royalty inside their hearts.



Family Togetherness = Strength

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This is another family I have been photographing for years! It has been amazing watching these boys grow up from just a few years old, to now entering their teenage years and almost entering the teenage years. I love how strong this family is together as a unit. They love and care for one another deeply and you can tell. “When love is present,  it is evident!” (self quote)

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When I first met these two, I was so in awe at how they looked at each other with a giddy kind of love and sparkle in their eyes. I wanted that for myself and always held on to that hope. Now that I’m married and my husband and I share that same special sparkle and giddy love, I’m so grateful! I’m so glad I got to witness it first in these two and know that that kind of love was possible.

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Sometimes, you get photobombed by the littlest! Haha.

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Love these boys!!

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This is family and this is love.