Prescott Family Photographer
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Prescott Family Photographer
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I was nervous driving down to the valley to see Elizabeth for the first time since the funeral. To meet this sweet little one and give him all the love I possibly could.
I packed an arsenal of stuff and made sure I had my sunglasses ready to throw on in case I completely lost it and broke down sobbing uncontrollably. Except that didn't happen.
This did...The most awesome - beautiful display of unconditional love and strength. I found out that she hates that word "strength" right now and so out of respect for her...I stopped using it :) But I have no problem writing it.
These images show nothing but a strong and beautiful mother, who has found herself in an unexpected place. She didn't plan for the summer to end this way - and she'll be the first to tell you that its awful and she doesn't like it and doesn't want it, and yet all I saw for the 2 days that I was with her was a strong, beautiful woman who hasn't lost her smile or her sense of humor in the midst of the crazy storm she is standing in.
My dad would be so happy to see me putting his ice cream bucket to use!
Seriously...isn't she beautiful? Glowing? There are some things that can break through pain and sorrow...
I don't normally post slide shows for public viewing, however I know that there are too many out there whose thoughts and prayers are with Elizabeth and her family. I think that these images are so sweet and precious that they actually bring a certain peace with them:
(You should know that I spent 2 days with her and was able to shoot whenever I wanted - in a perfect world this is the BEST way to shoot a newborn...every time I'd make him scream...I'd simply stop and go hand him to Elizabeth and put the camera away! So the amount of images and different "scenes" are more than normal...It took me 4 different times -over 2 days- to get the arms under the chin pictures)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Cousin sounds so distant in this case -basically he is my brother. But he's younger than me, so that makes him my LITTLE brother. And - you know how little brother's are...at least how little brother's are when you're taking their pictures :)
They can try to bump their children out of the way...
They Bicep curl their children...(not THAT impressive when you have the sweet and weightless Abby Lane for a daughter - notice she's a bit higher :)
They start STRAW fights with their beautiful and sweet wife...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
O.k. who am I kidding?? I totally caved and called my mom and begged and pleaded for her to come and rescue me (the final straw was my husband coming home to pack and fly out of town for work for the next 3 days - and facing a cranky, broken-armed 4 year old and his little croupy, hacking wheezy baby sister - that did me in.) So she came to the rescue and wouldn't ya know it - the sun is shining and its going to be a great end to a miserable week. So if anyone out there wonders how I managed this yucky week, I'm replying with "I cheated. I"ll choose sanity over Superwoman any day. And my sanity comes in the form of good parents who check-in on their children to see if they're sinking or swimming."
Now, on to the sun shine.
This wedding started in Mesa on a lovely HOT JULY morning. Then they traveled north to finish it off in Prescott. Beautiful sunshine, beautiful smiles, oh - and beautiful people!