Kimber’s Senior Session | Boyce Thompson Arboretum

It wasn’t long ago when I was photographing this girl in downtown Gilbert for her high school senior session!

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No doubt Kimber is one driven individual (which is what I love about her!) Her high school graduation was just two short years ago and NEXT MONTH (oh good golly!) she’ll be walking to Pomp and Circumstance once again, this time proudly wearing maroon and gold.

But not just maroon and gold. Oh no, this girl is decked out in cords and a medal that signifies just how driven and stinken smart this girl is.

She’ll be handed a Bachelor’s in Psychology which means that a Master’s program is in her near future. I have no doubt she’ll have even more cords and medals added to her collection!


I remember when you were serving our littles at church. It was so evident, even then, that you have a love and a heart for the people around you. I’m so proud of you and all of your hard work! Just keep being you and I have no doubt you’ll take this world by storm!

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Senior Mini Sessions

Yes!  You read that right.  Senior. Mini. Sessions.

Every year I get last minute requests during the month of May for senior portraits so this year, I thought I’d try to fit as many as I could into the month of May by offering mini sessions.

Each session will include:

  • Senior Style Guide
  • 20 minute session
  • 1 outfit
  • 10 photos (delivered via an online gallery)
  • BONUS: 10% off prints

There will be 3 Saturdays which will all be at separate locations so you can pick a date and a location that fits your style.  The dates are:

May 5, 2018 – Downtown Phoenix

May 12, 2016 – Desert (exact location TBD but see above photo for inspiration)

May 19, 2018 – Riparian Preserve

The best part?

Sessions are only $125.

All you need to do now is fill out this contact form and I’ll send you link to my calendar to pick a time!

If you’re unavailable on any of those dates or are interested in booking a regular session, see my Senior Collection, here!


*Arizona sales tax applies. A 10% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.  Photos will be delivered within 2 weeks of session date.  Prices for prints will be provided and invoiced separately.

Dancing in the Desert | Scottsdale, Arizona

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Bella Via Family Session

What’s better than the dreamy, glowy desert? A ballerina in the dreamy, glowy desert.

A few months ago, I had this vision of a dancer moving and flowing against the desert landscape. I just couldn’t get the idea out of my mind so I reached out to Kimber to see if Delia would be interested in modeling for me and I was a little giddy when they agreed!

When you meet Delia, you know there is something so special about her. I think her smile could light up an entire city. Even though she’s been dancing since she was 6 years old, I think it’s more than just dancing to Delia. It’s about creating last friendships and encouraging her peers to be the best they can possibly be.

Delia, don’t ever stop being you! I love your evident heart for others. I know that God is going to use that to do mighty works. I pray that he will continue to establish the works of your hands…and feet.

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Donjae | Boyce Thompson Arboretum Senior Session

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Senior Session

“Describe what you felt in one word.”

He stares at me, eyes twinkling, trying to describe what he felt in just one word.

“Okay, okay. Maybe not one word. Two, no, three words. Describe what you felt in three words.”

That was easy for him to do.

“Dream. Come. True.”


Since he was 10, Donjae dreamt of playing football for Stanford University. He played and fought hard and despite having an “off season” his sophomore year, he caught Stanford’s attention. After attending summer camps, pushing himself and with the support of his friends, family and coaches, Donjae received his verbal offer from Stanford at a weekend camp he attended right before school started his senior year.  What a way to start the school year!

What’s remarkable about Donjae, isn’t his ability to play football on a full ride at a Pac-12 school, it’s his attitude.  Does that sound cliche?  Because I’ve never been more sincere.  In the two hours we spent together at his senior session, which started at his high school and ended at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, it was made very apparent that Donjae is kind, genuine, patient, so very grateful and is one humble individual.  I know for certain, as a momma of boys myself, that he must have one proud mother!


I gotta be honest, I’m a little nervous about my boys growing up in the world that we live in.  But after spending just a small window of time with you and Brianna, I know that it’s possible to raise a modern day knight who fears the Lord.  You could easily take all the credit for your skills and abilities, but you don’t.  You publicly claim Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”  Thank you for not only being an example for today’s generation but for a generation that will quickly follow in your footsteps.

You are driven, you are genuine and you are one classy guy.  Good luck at Stanford next year!  We can’t wait to watch you play!  #GoCards



Brianna | Boyce Thompson Arboretum Senior Session

Phoenix, Arizona Senior Session

Out in the middle of nowhere, nestled at the bottom of a little mountain, sits the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and it made the perfect backdrop for Brianna’s senior session.

Every year her family would get an annual pass and would spend their free time walking the trails, counting the butterflies and soaking up God’s beautiful creation. It wasn’t just beautiful location, it was sentimental.

Brie’s senior year is well underway and she describes it as “crazy” and “stressful” but even though there’s a lot going on and so much to decide, it doesn’t keep her from soaking up every minute of it. She is one driven young lady, heading to community college next year to pursue the nursing field, which I have no doubt she will dominate.


It was such a pleasure spending the morning with you, walking across football fields, down trails, and keeping the bugs away from Donjae. My favorite thing I learned about you was the story behind your elephant necklace. It left such an impression on me. Elephants are big, they are strong but they can be the gentlest animal when they need and want to be. I have no doubt that as you step out into the world that you will be each of those things and it won’t be just because you wear the reminder around your neck. It will be because it’s who God has made you to be. He made you strong, He made you gentle, He made you perfect.

I can’t wait to see Him establish the work of your hands.


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