Gilbert Maternity and Baby Photography

There are some things in life that just have to be captured with pictures – pregnancy is one of them. I had a blast meeting Tatiana and Jeremy and taking their maternity pictures last month. P.S., something meaningful like maternity or baby photos will mean way more to that expecting couple you know than an extra set of diapers they’ll probably wind up donating when the little one grows out of the size you bought! Get them a gift card…

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Product Review: HP Spectre x360 13″ 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop

Note: This article may contain affiliate links, but the review is completely honest and will include pros and cons of the product; I only review products I own or have used. Something that’s important to have as a photographer is a machine to process your images with. For a while, I’ve been using an HP desktop purchased in approximately 2013. When I recently decided to upgrade from Photoshop CS4 to the current version of Photoshop CC, I realized I had…

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Here’s what downtown Phoenix looks like at 5am on Saturday

I was able to enjoy my first true attempts at both urban photography and long-exposure photography this past Saturday morning. I loaded up my Pathfinder in Gilbert after a (really good) friend met me in front of my house at 3:45 AM and we made the drive to downtown Phoenix. We arrived when it was still dark – a perfect chance for me to try my hand at long-exposure photography with the light rail. Then I was able to capture…

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Recent photos from Mesa, Apache Junction, and more

As a new parent who also works full time and does portrait photography and blogging on the side, it can be difficult to find time to do one of the things I love the most – exploring and taking photos along the way. Not to mention it’s so hot that if I’m going to get a chance to do it, it has to be early morning. Here are some photos from recent time off. These photos were all taken in…

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Getting into photography doesn’t have to cost you thousands

You’ve probably taken some pretty cool shots on your iPhone. Maybe even received hundreds of Instagram likes on those photos. So, why professional photography? If you aren’t sold, let’s talk about how getting the right camera and learning how to use it will take your photos to an even higher level. Better photo quality: Let’s face it, most photographs coming from a phone don’t look great as a large print or on a high-resolution computer or TV monitor. Better zoom:…

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5 ways to get the most from your photo session

Let’s face it, family photo sessions are not most people’s favorite thing in the world. Especially when it involves dressing up the kids and then trying to get them to smile and behave for an hour or two. Which means that since we do want those memories to hang onto despite the sometimes difficult process involved, we want the photos to be worth our time and look the best that they can possibly look so that they don’t have to…

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4 Things I’m learning in my first week as a dad

As a new dad in my first week with baby, I’m learning all kinds of things – about myself, about parenting, and of course, about babies. I’m working to get a grasp on all the changes taking place around me as my wife and I adapt to life with our little bundle of joy, Eva. Some of these changes I anticipated well ahead of time; others, I never saw coming. Here are four things I’ve encountered as a new parent:…

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Welcome, Baby Eva!

Baby Eva came into this world on Tuesday, and Maggie and I think she is just perfect! Thanks so much to everyone for the support, gifts, baby supplies, clothing, food for us, well wishes, prayers, and love! We can’t wait to see who she becomes. It was my joy to capture her first moments, and you can bet there will be plenty more baby photos of her in the near future (or you can see more in the even nearer…

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