Baby Anaëlle // Maple-Ash Tempe

“By the window on the cold floor, I knelt. Bare knees, bare feet. I sent up prayers strung with the hopes and dreams confirmed by sweet whispers. My Lord answered me and Anaëlle became the keepsake of those quiet moments.”

Thank you to James and Leontine for the opportunity to capture your portraits. Beautiful family. Beautiful hearts.

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Baby Rayna’s Arrival // Family Portraits

“Swaddled in cloth, she lays content in the protective arms of paternal love, unbeknownst of the overwhelming joy that surrounds her.”

The gift of Rayna’s life has arrived to two dear friends and I couldn’t be more humbled to photograph their family. She’s so beautiful with her strawberry hair and bright blue eyes. Thank you, Ryan and Kate, for your friendship over many years and congratulations on embarking on the joyful journal of being Mother and Father to baby Rayna!

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Romero Family // Arizona State University

How do you capture warmth? It takes a long history of love, commitment and patience. This family is the perfect picture of that. Family, affection and love are just part of who they are. I caught a glimpse of this kind of culture and it runs deep in their family. I pray that your family will continue to grow stronger and more loving as the years go on. Thank you, Cindy and Mando for allowing me to capture these photos for you guys!

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