If you are really lucky in life, you get to meet someone who just exemplifies the word amazing. Someone so selfless and generous and kind and humble, you just know that the world is made SO much better because they are here. These two people right here – they define amazing. They adopt, they foster, they tackle special needs and medical complexity head on. And they are truly awesome people to be around.

I met Mom a little over a year ago, when she was desperately searching for someone to come reshoot this adorable little girl’s newborn photos before she grew too much! I am so glad that fate sent her my way, or me hers. Since then we have done a great big happy family reunion shoot, a cake smash, and now some pure and simple family photos with her incredible little clan! I am so thankful she chose me to be her photographer, but even more thankful that I get to call her a friend.

And, um, this location?? If you’ve not been to Mother Nature’s Farm in Gilbert, you are missing a seriously adorable little farm in the middle of suburbia! We squeezed in a session just as the Christmas tree lot had opened for the season, and hiked back to the beautiful grove of tall trees. The kiddos loved checking out the goats, giant turkey, horses and other animals in between shots. This location is rustic, woodsy and beautiful, without ever leaving Gilbert! (The farm does charge a small fee for photography use, but it is SO worth every penny! Photographers have access to the entire property which we did not even scratch the surface of!)

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TWINS. CAKE. SMASH. You guys, this is the big leagues, I feel like I can conquer ANYTHING now that I’ve survived these cuties and their first birthday cake smash session!!

Ok, I’ll be honest, they were actually the easiest, most fun and cooperative kiddos I have ever smashed with. We not only finished up our session exactly on time, (which never happens with cake smashes!) they also kept the entire mess on the backdrop! These babies are amazing, I love watching the way they interact with each other. How fun it must be to have a twin!

Their Mom totally nailed it, too, with the awesome black and gold theme, just in time for New Year’s, and the bright pink and blue cakes. I love to see what fun themes my clients come up with for their smash sessions, and she definitely did not disappoint!

The best part? When we were done, two very happy, messy, cake covered babies went straight in the bath and the entire backdrop went straight in the trash. Easy peasy, no cleanup!

First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
First birthday cake smash session Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
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The name is kind of silly to me – Fresh 48. I mean, yeah, we typically shoot Fresh 48 sessions within 48 hours, but fresh? I guess Squish 48 or Adorable 48 don’t really have the same ring to them. But I digress. After weeks of check ins, tentative schedules and packed ready bags, this sweet baby girl is finally here and her parents – (and I!) – could not be happier. She was a stinker, just perfectly happy and content to wait us all out and surprise us with her birth day. She kept a lot of people on their toes for weeks, but she was worth every minute! And now, she is right where she was supposed to be all along, making one very special Mom and Dad happier than they ever knew possible ❤️ Their journey did not start out easy, but now they are just perfect together!

Fresh 48 Newborn Photos Banner University Gilbert
Fresh 48 Newborn Photos Banner University Gilbert
Fresh 48 Newborn Photos Banner University Gilbert
Fresh 48 Newborn Photos Banner University Gilbert
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I feel like I waited forever for this little one to arrive, though probably not as long as his Mama felt! You might recognize these awesome new parents from their sunrise maternity session in November, and they are back and looking even more amazing! Parenthood looks great on them, and their little bundle is already quite the handsome guy. I got to meet him a few weeks ago at their beautiful home in Tempe, and capture some of those sweet first moments as a family. Newborn lifestyle sessions are so fun, the excitement (and exhaustion!) of having a brand new baby at home is contagious and I love to see the new bond growing between baby and his family. Watching brand new Moms dote on their little ones reminds me of those first days with my first baby and how every little wince and hiccup had my immediate and undivided attention. ❤️ Meanwhile… Dad maaaay or may not have been catching up on the games. In every room. I had to giggle, he didn’t miss a play during our session so it was fitting that the newest little fan sport his team shirt for the end of our session – go Seahawks!

Newborn Lifestyle Photos Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
Newborn Lifestyle Photos Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
Newborn Lifestyle Photos Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
Newborn Lifestyle Photos Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
Newborn Lifestyle Photos Gilbert AZ Asea Tremp Photography
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I’ve been keeping this adorable session under wraps for so long that it was still warm out when we met at the Queen Creek Olive Mill for their family photos! I had so much fun with these kiddos, Mom has a GREAT attitude about photos and was willing to let their little personalities show. Sit still and smile just isn’t practical for some kids, and that’s ok! Embrace the silly, the playful and the giggles, because that is the best way to get those real genuine smiles to shine through. And sometimes, just sometimes, someone even ends up upside down!

If you’ve never had a chance to stop by the Queen Creek Olive Mill, you are missing out on an amazing hidden gem here in the East Valley! The grounds are beautiful, lots of big weepy trees, grass and benches to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is amazing. The cafe serves up some of the most delicious looking food – I will definitely be making a point to grab some during my next trip. And where else can you get freshly pressed olive oil, straight from farm to bottle to your kitchen? Because I always love to support small business when I can, this year I stocked up on a variety of yummy olive oil flavors to bring to our families in California for Christmas. You can even take a tour and learn how olive oil is made, what a fun afternoon!

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