A Downtown Sunrise | Gilbert Family Photos

I love our little town. SO Much! Gilbert is the perfect blend of quintessential small town and medium sized suburb to me. I can buy groceries from the farm, dine at a family owned restaurant, support dozens of local artisans, but still have access to the comforts and entertainment a larger city affords (ahem, Target, lol). These adorable kiddos met me Downtown one morning before Christmas to grab some shots for the family Christmas card. We stopped at some of my favorite spots including the giant garage doors at the newly remodeled Hale Centre, the clean white walls next to SoCal Fish Taco (YUMM!!) and this incredible mural outside Zinburger (also YUMM!!) Zinburger might have the most amazing burgers I have ever had. In my life. But I digress. They weren’t open at 7am so we had to settle for the fun and funky mural on the side of the building. I love Downtown Gilbert for a fresh and playful family session, and of course Seniors! Seniors love the various murals and features all over downtown, and what better way to commemorate your time in this amazing town than a walk down memory lane. <3

Downtown Gilbert Family Photos Asea Tremp Photography
Downtown Gilbert Family Photos Asea Tremp Photography
Downtown Gilbert Family Photos Asea Tremp Photography
Downtown Gilbert Family Photos Asea Tremp Photography

Indian Summer Family Photos at Tumbleweed Ranch | Gilbert Family Photographer

I am still wrapping my head around the logistics of shooting Fall family photos in Arizona when it is still 110 degrees outside at the end of September! We have our own personal Indian Summer every. single. year. Before we relocated from California, I could be on the beach with families all summer, even dare I say in sweaters (gasp!) but not here, no here in the Valley of the Sun we are still shakin’and bakin’ until November!

And yet, we brave the heat to make some magic happen! This little doll was turning one and time waits for no one, so a September shoot to celebrate her first birthday it would be! Mom pulled together the most gorgeous little dress and matching flower crown, and that balloon <3 Ah! Add in a little perfect light, the beautiful backdrop of the Tumbleweed Ranch historic buildings, and it was an awesome night.

Don’t be afraid to get your family photos done early, just because it’s a little hot out! Once that sun starts to hit the horizon, it becomes downright comfortable. Or maybe I’m finally starting to acclimate to this crazy weather we traded in cool and 70 degrees all year for!

Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography
Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography
Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography
Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography
Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography
Tumbleweed Ranch Family Photos | Asea Tremp Photography

Family Maternity Session at Veteran’s Oasis Park | Gilbert Newborn Photographer

Family Maternity Photos at Veteran’s Oasis Park, Chandler

Um, HI! I am still here! It has been 3 months since I shared a session, while I am acting as cruise director for 3 kiddos of such varying ages it is impossible to find activities they all like. So we just go to Disneyland!

In between vacations and outings and never ending requests for snacks (how do these kids make it through a day at school??) I met this adorable family at Veteran’s Oasis Park in Chandler one early and warm morning for a quick family maternity session. Their son warmed up to me quickly with some amazing smiles, and he rocked the hugs and giggles (just look at that smile!) I love the sweet, silly moments I was able to grab for them, sometimes clients feel really awkward or uncomfortable just ignoring the camera and interacting with each other but this family did an amazing job. I cannot wait to meet their little one in a few short weeks!

Mom planned ahead (smart!) and booked her maternity and newborn sessions together. This not only ensures that I can fit you in when baby arrives, but saves you some money as well! You can check out my Belly to Baby packages here if you are expecting and ready to snag a session of your own. Maternity sessions are best done between 30-34 weeks, and newborns can be scheduled in hospital or in the first 7-10 days at home. And because I know it is H-O-T out there for the next couple of months, I do have a gorgeous bright white studio available on select dates for a small additional rental fee.

Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019
Maternity Family Photos Chandler Veteran's Oasis Park | Asea Tremp Photography 2019

Emily | Class of 2019 | Gilbert Senior Photographer

Seniors in the class of 2019 are doing their thing around here this week, finals, parties, and best of all GRADUATION! Senior photos are pretty much a wrap for this year, so I figured it was about time I get caught up on sharing! I met Emily at the Mesa Arts Center a few months ago for her senior photos. She has a beaming smile that lights up the world, and did an amazing job in front of the camera. Sometimes I have to work a little to draw seniors out of their shell, it can be intimidating to be the center of attention and have me, Mom and sometimes a few other people staring at you! Emily came ready to rock and roll, and I think what we created really represents her well! Congratulations Emily, get out there and crush your future goals!

Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos

V+L | Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding | Gilbert Wedding Photographer

My weekend dates are usually totally booked weeks, or sometimes months in advance, depending on the time of year. So when Vanessa contacted me a couple of weeks ago about shooting her backyard wedding in Mesa, I was super happy to be able to tell her that I could absolutely squeeze her in! While a lot of brides plan for months, YEARS even, backyard weddings often run on a totally different timeline. Often that means having to sacrifice some things when time is tight, but photography should not be one of them! If you are thinking of having a small wedding or elopement on a short timeline, scheduling your wedding for off-peak hours will help ensure you can snag someone amazing without too much notice. Whether your plan is the courthouse, or your own house, having some special photos to remind you of this huge day in your life is still important! Of course, sunset on a weekend is going to be tough, but late morning, mid-day, or even during the week, gives you a much better chance of finding a fabulous photographer who can fit your special day into their busy schedule. If you are planning your own small wedding on the fly, be sure getting your date on my calendar is one of your very first calls!

Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding