Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Chapter - Southern Utah Wedding and Portrait Photographer

To those of you who follow my website, Facebook page or blog, I apologize for being so scarce this past year! A lot of you know that we made the move back to Southern Utah and life has been crazy ever since! I haven't had a whole lot of time to dedicate to photography but I'm challenging myself to make more time and to build a bigger clientele.
Thank you to those who have supported me and my family in our doings and I look forward to the rest of 2015 and all of 2016 and what it brings!

Here are brief glimpses of the few sessions I've had since we were in Reno.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Unique Story Winner - Grant Klino {Reno NV Family Photographer}

If you remember, we had a contest a couple months back about people's unique stories. After hearing the story of this sweet little boy, I was so excited to tell his story. After having a premature baby myself and experiencing the emotional roller coaster that comes from an anything-but-ideal-labor my heart went out to this family. I thank the Lord every day for modern medicine and wonderful nurses and doctors that help bring babies into this world. I hope you enjoy this "miracle baby" story as much as I have and the joy that children bring to our lives.

 Shauna Klino tells of Grant's birth story:
"We decided not to find out the sex of our 2nd baby , which made my pregnancy and the anticipation of the birth very exciting. 
        I was 41 weeks when the doctor decided to induce labor. After 22 plus hours of being in the hospital we were finally ready to push. After 3 pushes his head delivered and the nurses were confident in the next 2 pushes or baby would be here. 
          After about 3 minutes of pushing and still no baby, the nurse and the mid wife's face go completely white and they both start yelling for a doctor, and my husband runs up the hall yelling for a doctor, after which about 10 more nurses flood into my room, 4 pushing on my belly, 2 pulling my legs all the way back to my head. A doctor finally comes in and instantly looks scared. He looks at me and says, "If you don't push harder, your baby is probably going to die". So my husband is crying and telling me, "Push babe, push". 
          In the final attempt to get my son out ( you only have 5 minutes after the head delivers to get the rest of the baby out or they run out of oxygen) they ended up giving me a 4th degree episiotomy ( end to end cut) to save his life. They pulled him out and he was completely limp. He needed to have chest compressions to start breathing. Luckily they got him to start breathing, and since I was so late and he was so big ( 10lbs 2oz) he had enough oxygen in his umbilical cord to save his life. 
          The real miracle is that he was perfectly healthy, nothing wrong, even after the trauma ! He turned 1 in August and everyday I am so thankful to the doctor who saved him! He is the sweetest baby ever!"

Thank you to the Klino family for allowing me to tell your story and capturing your beautiful family. Life truly is a miracle and you have one gorgeous little boy to prove it! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

North Hills Veterinary Clinic patients {Reno, NV Pet photographer}

Sometimes we forget that our four-legged friends, just like our children, age. They start out as cute little creatures and grow into beautiful animals who leave paw prints on our hearts. Buster the cat is 15 years old which is quite a feat in animal years. The other adorable bunch ranged in age from 4 months to 12 years. They all behaved very well and I couldn't ask for a better session. Thank you, owners, for trusting me to take portraits of your beloved ones!

They were taken at North Hills Veterinary Clinic in Golden Valley.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Webster Family {Caughlin Ranch, Reno, NV}

This family is some of our best friends here in Reno. My kids love their kids, my husband and I love Kenny and Becca and we do so much together. They are some of the biggest reasons we love being in Reno and why it feels so much like home.
I had another friend come help and get smiles on the kids' faces and she was also my assistant with the lighting. We used the reflector and I love the results that it presented. I couldn't believe we found a spot that had so many flowers still in bloom. You almost couldn't tell that they were fall portraits. They tended to resemble spring shots. Either way, the colors blended great together and looked amazing with their outfits. Especially the purple!
Luckily we brought some bubbles because we started to lose Drake towards the end. Once we whipped them out, he had the time of his life. We were able to capture his beautiful smile as well as laughter even though he was due for a nap.
Thank you, Webster family, for another successful year of portraits!!
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