Photographing this sweet family was extra rewarding because Mom had been dreaming of a session capturing her family for years … and with baby on the way shortly, now was the time. The old adage “the days are long, but the years are shot” is so true. The only time where all the kids have matching socks, perfect hair, no stains on their shirt and everything blissfully files into the car for the perfect photo shoot….. is one that never happens and the kids away at college. McCormick Ranch was a great location as it was easy to access – no long hikes for a 3rd trimester mamma – along with gorgeous Sonoran Desert views complete with giant saguaro, various cacti, contrasting textures of rock – and of course the mountain vistas beyond. It’s not easy for a 14 year old teen to have ‘fun’ on a shoot with his family…. but he even got to do a little spontaneous rock climbing while we were at it. The photos of the girls with Dad are precious… and soon there will be a 3rd daughter! Arizona skies rarely disappoint, sunsets are one of my favorite times to shoot.
Thank you Simon and Shanell for the opportunity to capture these moments with your growing family!