These two have grown so much in the past year! I wanted to write an update about each of them for memories sake! I always go back and watch old videos and it surprises me how much I have forgotten in just a few short years.
Dawson! This boy impresses me every single day. He is so kind and sweet. He makes ME feel special. He loved playing T-ball earlier this year. He was all excited about getting a medal. He and Linden often play games where there is a trophy involved. He graduated from preschool in May and started Kindergarten in August. He has done really well academically and achieved the Honor Roll the first quarter. He loves loves loves legos. We have an insane amount of legos at our house. He is still obsessed with sea life and I swear he knows of every sea creature ever. He also loves dinosaurs and is very knowledgable about those too! He is a smart little guy! He loves working in the garage with Blake. He got a real tool kit for Christmas and has built a few things. He is a pretty fast runner and loves riding his bike. He sounds like a typical little boy, but there is just something super special about him. He has a kind heart like his daddy.
Linden is our little princess. Like she is really a princess! Haha. She pops her foot when you hug her, is ALWAYS singing and wearing a pretty dress, and always wants to have princess make up. Her most favorite thing to do is go to preschool! She loves all of her little friends. She is also doing dance lessons and that's adorable! Linden gets kind of bored at home with me all day. She is much better behaved when she has Dawson to play with or other children. She has a darling little voice and communicates like she is a grown up.
We just loves these kids so much! They're the sweetest little best friends. They always request to have sleep overs in the living room on weekends. They have their moments, but they also love being around each other.
I am not really sure if there is anything more precious than twin sisters in their baptism dresses. I almost cried taking these pictures! I cannot believe the girls are already eight years old.
Oh HIII pretty baby! I recently invested in some backdrops and more studio props! I am so excited to start taking more milestone photos and newborn photos of your little babies and children in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Get in touch with me if your baby is growing just too fast and you want to capture some memories of them!
Oh my goodness! This One Year Old Cake Smash Photo session was sooo fun! This is my second time taking pictures of this stud muffin. I can't beleive he has grown so much! His mom stayed up severeal nights in a row making decorations for his first birthday and cake smash session. They looked super adorable in his photos! I would take a little Mickey boy's pictures any day. This little man brought a long his dad, mom, auntie and grandpa. We were literally having a party while we snapped photos. We had some awesome music playing to try to get him to smile, but he only cracked a few times.
When it came time to eat the cake, his mom gave him a little taste. He was eating to icing off of his toes! One year old's are the best!!
A little baby covered in cake is the best!
Thanks to this family for having me take their babies photos again! It has been fun to see how much he has changed.
These are just a few of many of the adorable images we captured of Sydney. She is such a sweet little girl! I have gotten to take pictures of her three different times now at different family sessions and mini sessions.
I love taking baptism photos for children and helping them feel special and helping them get more excited about their decision to be baptized. It's such a treat for me!
Be prepared for some major cuteness! I met this little sibling crew a few months ago. I laughed pretty hard at this child session. Ben is 4 years old but you would think he is about 7-9 years old because of how smart he is. HE IS SO SMART! He said some of the funniest things.
I am trying to think of some of the things I was trying to say to get him to laugh. He had some hilarious comebacks. At one point in the session I got out my stool. From then on he was obsessed with it and was trying to think of poses we could do to involve the stool.
He really wanted to use the stool all the time.
Now I can't stop thinking about it, and it is really making me laugh!
Each of these kids were fun and had their own unique personality which I loved! They all loved my sense of humor which just made my day...or life! It was almost like I could use a different sense of humor with each child. It was really funny how we connected so well even though we had just met. I love getting to interact with kids and make them laugh. Sometimes it is difficult trying to discover what that is. Once I crack a smile and find their personality I feel like I have won the lottery!
Thanks to this cute family for having me take their sibling crew pictures! It was such a blast getting to know them.
A fun session I did a couple months ago was for my sweet friend Mindy. Mindy is the grandmother of this little joy, Kenzie! I hadn't taken pictures of Kenzlie since she was a brand new baby. I was thrilled to have her back in my home for another session.
Mindy had kept her daughter's dress and blanket for 20+ years and had the idea to use them in pictures with Kenzlie. Mindy and I were texting and I started joking that we should set up a Christmas tree. Kenzlie would out grow the dress before Christmas time so there would be no other option to perfectly match the picture unless we set up a tree in the summer! I thought about how simple it actually would be for me since I have a fake tree and a fake fire place.
We then realized Kenzlie had a dog really similar to the one her mom had as well. Oh my goodness, I also had a grey rug. Now it was just too perfect!
To prepare for the session, Dawson and I put on Christmas pajamas and decorated half of the Christmas tree. We literally only set up half of the fake tree! It was really exciting for Dawson and got him excited for Christmas. Every time I called it a "tree," he corrected me and said, "no, silly mom, it's a Christmas tree!"
There was no complaining at our house about this event; Kenzlie clearly didn't mind getting dressed up for the occasion either.
My friend Sherri had told me that someone might be texting me about getting pictures done! Thanks Sherri! I was thrilled to meet Dylan! I texted Dylan's mom for a little bit and then she sent me a picture of little Dylan. My mind was blown! He was the cutest little boy EVER!! I immediately committed my daughter to marrying him and THAT was THAT. I am so excited to work with them again. Not only is Dylan cute, he is hilarious.
This session was going to be one hour long and include multiple outfit changes. As soon as I got his first smile, we changed his outfit. I wanted to get a happy face in all of the outfits. I didn't want to get all of the smiles in just one outfit and tucker him out too soon. I felt my strategy worked pretty well! His pictures turned out adorable, and his parents were thrilled with the finished product. I almost took him home with me, too. It was a great day to be a photographer, that's for sure.
"I was blown away by how great Nicole was with my son. Having only ever taken pictures in a studio, I was not sure what to expect or how my son would act. Nicole was excellent and captured him perfectly. The images were great and more than I ever expected them to be. I can't wait until the holidays this year and my son's next birthday. Anyone looking for a great photographer, look no more!" - Stacey Fullmer
Hi there. I'm Nicole. I'm a small town girl from Idaho who loves photography, my Savior and my family. You'll find me in the mountains with my camera around my neck begging my husband, "lets just take one more picture of your S'more." I love to blog about my photography sessions, family life and much more! Come read along.