Mary | Utah Children’s Photographer

This little girl is growing up! Mary turns out 8 soon and we did a portrait session to celebrate! Mary has also chosen to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and we also wanted some special pictures for this special time in her life. The inspiration behind this session is Isaiah chapter 2 where he talks about the mountain of the Lord’s house being established and all nations flowing unto it, and He will teach us of His ways, and we shall walk in his paths. Side note: my daughter said “why isn’t she smiling?” The answer is Mary IS smiling, she just isn’t smiling a big toothy grin because she just lost a tooth a few days before and didn’t want to smile with a “hole” in her teeth. What a cutie, eh?


Happy Father’s Day | Utah Newborn Photographer

A precious little girl named Navy came to this earth a few months ago, and she has been blessed with some pretty amazingly fun parents, plus mom is an incredible decorator! This mama just celebrated her first Mother’s Day as a mother, and in just a few days, this dad will celebrate his first Father’s Day as a father. Do you remember your first Mother’s or Father’s Day as a parent?

This is probably my favorite shot from this session. I love how dad is just relaxing between “poses.” I know my husband works pretty hard for our family and as a result he is really good at falling asleep anytime he ends up in reclined position, and I’m going to assume that most dads actually have this superpower. So when I look at this photo, I see a hard-working dad who cares about his family, and would do anything for them, who is just taking a much deserved break. Now I know that a lot of the stress of raising a newborn falls on the mother (obviously, I’m a mom, I’ve been there!!) but dads need to take a load off too. And that’s why I love this photo! (Extra bonus: He’s looking at his wife <3)

This is a such sweet time of life, full of new experiences and making memories of all your “firsts.” One of my favorites is the first time our oldest’s diaper leaked on my husband’s pants… at church…lol! He very quickly excused himself and ran home to change. There will be many “leaky diapers” and “spit up,” like Navy is doing a few photos down, as we go throughout life but there will also be many moments of happy smiles and hugs and kisses. Congrats to this new little family! Enjoy all those firsts!!