Archive | April, 2013

Late Night Birth | Summerlin Hospital Birth Photographer

Kristal’s labor was induced the previous night. You never know with inductions. Sometimes they really do kick start things and the baby is born rather quickly, but other times it’s long process. When I hadn’t heard an update for a long while, of course I started running possible scenarios through my head. Then I got the “come now!” text late Friday evening. I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it! I walked in about 30 minutes before the baby was born – which normally is a little too close for my liking, but again with inductions sometimes it’s hard to tell.



I know I’ve said this a million times, but I love love love the interaction between husband and wife as she labors. I love the husband’s support, the concern, the whispers of encouragement, and the ability to make her laugh. I love watching couples work together as a team to make this journey into parenthood.
supportive hands

husband's concern
Kristal’s nails are a significant part of her wardrobe. I have seen so many creative things on this woman’s nails. I really like the blue for her son’s birth day!
This nurse was so cute and helpful!
Getting his daddy wristband!
wrist band
Baby J was born at 11:35pm.
measure the head

baby j


looking at dad
Because the hospital staff wanted to do some extra monitoring, Baby J spent some time in the Nursery. Away from mama, but he had plenty of visitors through the window.

nursery sign


iphone pic

toes in the nursery
She looks great for just having given birth, eh?! Congratulations!!!


Men in Black | LDS Missionaries | Brothers

The young adults of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have the fantastic opportunity to serve a mission for 18-24 months. Recently, the age for mission service was changed giving these brothers wonderful experience of serving at the same time! And amazingly enough, both were called to serve in Brazil. Bleu has already reported to the MTC and Braize will report later this summer.

If you every happen to run into a pair of LDS missionaries (guys or girls, yes girls serve too!) or have them knock at your door, please visit with them. Missionaries are constantly on the go walking or biking somewhere and a mission is actually a lot of work! Offer them a cold drink of water or a snack. Chat with them even if you aren’t exactly interested in hearing about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Remember that these young men and women are out here by choice and out of love and willingness to serve others (including you!).

men in black

head shot

brother s


face off

These two really are soooooooo funny. They have such a great relationship and I know the bond is only going to get stronger as they share their mission experiences with each other.


missionary shoes