Salt and Peak Boutique {Flagstaff Business Photographer}

I attended a fun event hosted by Flagstaff Moms Blog just before Christmas at Salt and Peak in downtown Flagstaff. This is such a fun store downtown and the candles and other items made by the owners are amazing! They also have the cutest local Flagstaff cards and other mountain town items. Salt and Peak Boutique hosted some cool moms on this chilly evening and the wonderful owner taught us how to make our own bath salts. Stop by the store!

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The Free 52 personal project December {Flagstaff Photographer}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project. Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares.

This month I freelensed in our backyard and it was all about sun flare!

Thanks for stopping by and please click here to see April Christopher’s beautiful freelensing share! Please click here to see April Christopher’s beautiful freelensing share!

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Kitchen Tune Up and a big congratulations! {Flagstaff Business Photographer}

I’d like to say a big congratulations to Flagstaff’s own Kitchen Tune Up for winning Best Of Flag 2017! They are a wonderful couple who does everything from kitchen tune ups to full gorgeous kitchen remodels. You may have seen their big white truck around town or their fun instagram posts. And I have loved being there photographer! Contact me to book your local business session here!

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Recycling in Flagstaff {Northern Arizona Photographer}

I recently took a very educational class offered by the City of Flagstaff called the Master Recycler class. Registration is now open for the 2nd offering of this class! I have always been interested in helping save our planet so I was excited to learn more!

Click here to take a quiz to see how much you know about recycling in Flagstaff!

You have probably heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and as simple as it is, it is very true! In order to keep things out of the landfill, the very best way to start is to reduce and reuse! Please click here to read more about keeping our planet clean for the next generation in Flagstaff over on Flagstaff Moms Blog…

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The Free 52 personal project Sept/Oct {Flagstaff Photographer}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project. Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares.

This month I freelensed in our backyard, fall is ending here and the winter colors are starting! We also had an early birthday party for my youngest so I photographed a bit in our home.

And back to the freelensing blog circle, thanks for stopping by and please click here to see April Christopher’s beautiful freelensing share!

 

Not really seasonally appropriate but its in my house and reminds me of warmer days…

 

And Adam is 11 (almost)!

Please click here to see April Christopher’s beautiful freelensing share!

Kitchen Tune Up {Flagstaff Local Business Photographer}

Kitchen Tune Up is a wonderful locally owned Flagstaff business who offers a wide variety of kitchen and wood remodeling options. They do anywhere from a kitchen tune up to full kitchen remodels. This was a beautiful remodel that I was able to capture the afters of, check out Kitchen Tune Up’s Instagram for some befores! And the owners are some of the nicest people I have met!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is a topic that is often on my mind. We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer or some kind of cancer. It is so common now. Here is my experience with it…

My mother passed away in 2008 from breast cancer. She was first diagnosed about 9 years before when I was in my mid 20’s. We kinda forgot (not really but you know what I mean) about it after she passed the “5-year mark”.

She was first diagnosed about 9 years before when I was in my mid 20’s. We kinda forgot (not really but you know what I mean) about it after she passed the “5-year mark”.

Please see the rest of my story by clicking here on Flagstaff Moms Blog.

5 ways photography conferences have been life changing! {Flagstaff, AZ Family Photographer}

 

I have attended a few in person photography conferences and they are always just a bit (or a lot) life changing! When I first started attending conferences it was all about learning more more and more! There is something really helpful and awesome about seeing other photographers working in person or sitting in a lecture hall being inspired by a seasoned photographer. As I have gotten more experienced and gone to more conferences, and even taught at one, I have learned that there is so much more to get out of photography conferences.

Here are my 5 favorite things about photography conferences:

  1. I do my research, read reviews and ask friends about there experiences before I sign up for a conference and make sure I am going to be learning a lot, and in the process learn about all of the cool things people are teaching!
  2. I learn a ton and get so inspired.
  3. I visit cool places.
  4. I meet new awesome and passionate people.
  5. I laugh a lot!

I think it is so important to do your research! There are a lot of choices out there and certainly one out there that is perfect for you. Ask around and read some reviews. Each conference I have been to has been a unique combination of learning and inspiration. Some more learning, some more inspiring, and both of these things are so helpful! I love the cool places I have traveled too, including Seattle, San Antonio, San Diego and more. These are places I may not have otherwise visited! And my very favorite part of photography conferences in the amazing people and connections I have made. I have certainly made some life long friends and and laughed so hard with these friends!

If you are looking for an inspiring photography conference I have been to ClickAway several times and it only gets better every time. Imaging was great too. I have used Eventbrite for the registration which makes everything so easy, and the app keeps my organized during the event. My dream conference/retreat is one in another county where I am learning, being inspired and helping in some way all at the some time.

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The sweetest and happiest little guy! {Flagstaff Family Photography}

The yellow flowers are mostly gone and the yellow leaves are on the way! It was another beautiful yellow flower season here in Flagstaff. This sweet family lives in Phoenix but spends a lot of time up here in Flagstaff, so I was thrilled when they reached out to have a family session done here in town. This little guy was cracking me and himself up! I loved his cool hair too. Enjoy the cuteness!

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The Free 52 Personal Project August and a sneak peak! Freelensing {Flagstaff Family Photography}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project. Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares.

This is also a little sneak peak from a special session I did with Flagstaff Moms Blog. They are a new awesome group in town that is all about moms and community. They are doing a special Candid Moms Series and here are a few from the candid moms session I photographed! See their Facebook page here. And stay tuned for more from my candid moms session being release soon!

And back to the freelensing blog circle, thanks for stopping by and please click here to see Renee Barth Photography’s beautiful freelensing share!

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Thanks for stopping by and please click here to see Renee Barth Photography’s beautiful freelensing share!

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