Archive | June, 2013

Baby Mara | Fast Birth! | Las Vegas Birth Photographer

Mid-morning of Mara’s birth day, I received a kind of a non-chalant text from Tami that said “having contractions, but I haven’t timed them yet”. A short time later, as in 30 or 45 minutes, labor was hardcore and she was headed to the hospital. I rushed out as soon as I could and arrived a short time later, with Tami already at 7cm! And just FYI, I took all these exterior shots AFTER the birth, not before since I was rushing to get there.

st rose siena


life is a splendid gift


hospital room

print out

Keeping everyone updated!
Answering all those questions the nurses ask you 😉
answering questions
2:46pm Even with getting an epidural, Tami’s labor moved along quite quickly. We had to do a little waiting for the doctor.

I love the teamwork in these next two photos!
pushing together

3:06pm Matt was right by Tami’s side until the baby was born, then he moved to give the nurse a little more room and so he could come around and cut the cord. And I managed to get this fun shot of him looking on in amazement of his new baby and his strong wife!
dad looking on

chubby baby


getting measured
Can I say? This is the first time I’ve ever seen this happen. The nurse bringing the baby over NOT swaddled and wrapped up tight in a blanket. This staff was really great in helping Tami have the birth she wanted. She wanted to have skin-to-skin time with her new baby. Instead of lying under a heatlamp, Baby Mara snuggled with her mama skin to skin. It’s little things like this that can really make a difference, and I’m so grateful to the St. Rose Siena staff in their willingness to help Tami have a great birth experience.
nurse with baby
3:32pm Getting to know Baby Mara 🙂
making faces
Matt getting his wristband.

squishy face


new baby



Congratulations Class of 2013 | Senior Portraits

Congratulations to the Class of 2013 and and those who graduating today or in the next couple of days! These are such exciting times, when one chapter of Life closes and another opens, when changes and choices are being made, when goals and dreams are being given a voice. Rock on, Class of 2013! Put your mind to and do it!

Braize is no stranger to my blog. You’ve seen his soccer session, his track session, and his mission session. And now you have his senior session and his car session. How many sessions does one person need you say?! Lol as many as it takes to show off all your awesomeness! Photographs help us remember and we don’t want to forget a thing!

Braize says that after serving his mission in Brazil, he thinks he wants to be a firefighter or a police officer.

parking lot






I’m a little bit of a car-lover, so I was super excited when Braize said he wanted to do some shots with his Toyota Celica. When he showed up, I said “where are your sunglasses??!?!” He had forgotten them, and I said, “we HAVE to go get them!” Can you imagine these photos without the sunglasses?