Monday, April 29, 2013

More Glam Mommas & Family Portraits

I've recently shot a few families in their own homes, and I love the feel it gives the images. It's a very comfortable, relaxed environment for my clients to be themselves and it's fun to see how people live their lives day to day and finding the small pockets of beauty in their homes.

I photographed the Buxbaum Family a few weeks ago and swooned over their gorgeous home in the Historic Encanto District in Phoenix. Then I swooned again over their adorable son, Evan who became my fast friend when he showed me all his toys and his special Star Wars pop-up book. I can't wait to hang out with him again ;)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Family Glam- The Dewitt Family

Something that I decided was important to my brand and business is including hair & makeup with my family portrait sessions. Nothing is more stressful to a mom than preparing for family portraits, so I love that we get to alleviate some of the stress by taking care of the women.

Stacey is a mom to two of the CUTEST kids around, and we had a blast rolling around photographing her sweet little family. And their co-ordinating outfits were to die for!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Modern Glam Maternity

My friend Lindsee is an artist, an entrepreneur, and a pregnant momma of two cute little twinners.

She is teeny tiny and the most glam pregnant girl ever. I love her boldness with her coral lipstick and the gorgeous lace backgrounds were totally her idea! My favorite thing is collaborating with clients to create the most perfect shoot they've dreamed of. Lindsey also has a new Art & Hand Lettering Shoppe and Blog,  Glad Heart, she's developing and I can't wait to see what she creates!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

More Smokin Hot Mommas

I am super lucky because I happen to be SURROUNDED by the most beautiful women in my family. My cousin Fawn has been one of the prettiest girls I have ever seen, and I was so stinkin excited when she wanted to do a glam shoot.

Her baby Kora is only a few months older than Clementine, and Fawn has two other kiddos Kali & Kai that my kids just love to hang out with. Having a fun day of hair, makeup, and a photoshoot without all our crazies was so fun, I can't wait to have another girls day out with her!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gorgeous Mommas Month

Now until Mother's Day I'm going to be featuring all the beautiful Moms I get to photograph every week. There is nothing more gratifying than taking a woman who is too tired to brush her hair most days, and turning into a sassy lady behind the camera.

First up, is Krissi- this lady has the three most adorable boys and is married to the most fun Baseball Coach of a husband. These two coach their youngest son's team together, and Ben coaches the other boys' teams too! We spent the day at the park & baseball field to create some family photos to perfectly reflect them. We snuck in some gorgeous shots of Krissi too- a shoot with me wouldn't be complete without a touch of Glamour.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Most Amazing 28 Days

Today is the final day of 28 Days With Sue Bryce- the most extensive and comprehensive Photography Class I've ever seen and am thrilled to have gone through and purchased. I have looked forward to every day's new video and learned so. stinking. much that I am going to have to rewatch the videos ten more times to fully absorb everything that was taught.

Every day was a different challege, with an hour long video showing things from creating a natural light studio, posing couples, marketing the corporate headshot, and creating information PDFs. The final day of the class is today, and am so sad it's all over, but so excited to go forth and conquer all of Sue Bryce's wisdom and plans for everyone. Watch the live class conclusion today to see what it's all about and purchase the class on the creativeLIVE course page!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ask and you shall recieve

In the beginning of the year, I decided to launch a little genre of photography into my business. And now, most of my time is spent planning, shooting, and marketing my Glam Portraits.

This is my absolute favorite thing to shoot. Don't get me wrong, I love me some gorgeous weddings and adorable kids; but there's nothing quite like the reliability of a studio shoot where external factors rarely throw a wrench into your plans (like weather or a 3 year old in a bad bad mood). Working with other women that have such unique but similar stories about their lives is so incredible as well.  I also love that I get to reconnect with old friends; many of which I haven't seen since high school.

Amanda has been my friend since my sophomore year of high school. We danced together in Euporea Dance Company at Mesa High School, and she was the girl I most looked up to in school. She was always so kind and helpful (even though she was a senior and I was a silly little sophomore) and she is the freaking funniest person around. She's loud and crazy and she has a knack for getting people that just met her to fall in love with her. She's just so much fun to be around. I would photograph her and her family every week if I could- they are that beautiful and sweet.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Girly Glam

Emily's mom contacted me a few months ago about giving her daughter a photo shoot with her two best friends for her birthday. We glammed those girls up, and had the most fun shoot I've had to date.

Emily is a track star and absolutely stunning.

Johanna & Cristina are cheerleaders and are drop. dead. gorgeous. I love how Cristina's hair is short and Jo's is long. They are so different but are so connected like all twins are. It kind of made my heart a little sad to think about how fast I know my own twins are going to grow up. Sniffle. 

Anyway, the shoot was amazing and I was pleased as punch with the images that came out of the shoot. The hair & makeup done by Eryn was incredible, and I especially loved the flowers we put in the girls hair at the end of the shoot. I hope I get more fun groups of girls in to get glammed up, it's always more fun with friends.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Team Tuesday: A Happy April Iphone Background

Rhonna has come up with so many awesome Instafonts to use for your instagrams in the Phonto app, and today I wanted to share a little iphone background I created using her Instapattern font all on my iphone.

Tutorial Time:

1) I started with my PhotoForge2 App and opened an old frame image I designed that was saved in my Camera Roll on my phone.

2) I added another blank layer and filled in with the Electric Lilac background color.

3) I saved the Electric Lilac background into my Camera Roll.

4) Next I opened the Electric Lilac background in my Phonto App and added the Instapattern Chevron white and sized it to fil.

5) Then, I added the "April" in navy using Carolyna Pro Font that I've loaded into Phonto.

6) I saved the image into my Camera Roll, then selected the image and set as Wall Paper.

And that's it! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Now you can go forth and create endless Iphone Wallpapers using just your phone, some easy little apps, and the Rhonna Designs Insta Fonts!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Happy Spring from all the Watsons!

We had a wonderful Easter weekend! We spent most of the time outside in the beautiful Arizona springtime eating delicious food, playing yard games, and finding Easter eggs. I hope everyone's Easter was just as wonderful as ours.

And don't all these girls look absolutely FABULOUS in their dresses my mom sewed for them? Of course doing a small little photoshoot is so crazy hard with your own kids, but I managed to snap some sweet little photos of all my crazies before they were covered in chocolate and bubble soap. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover