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Sundays with family are my happiest days. 

My perfect morning consists of an early morning sunrise, coffee, and quiet time with Jesus. 

I could binge on chocolate, cookies, and “The Office” all night long. 

Grease and Mamma Mia are my jam.

My ideal night is sitting around the fire pit and pool with my girlfriends.

My favorite trip has been to the Big Island, Hawaii, but my dream trip is Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Sanchez Family | Arizona Desert Maternity Session

I have a few favorite things when it comes to photography…one is walking into someone’s home and seeing their BGP photos displayed. The other is when a close photographer friend asks you to be the one to capture their special seasons and moments! 

Sanchez Family | Arizona Desert Maternity Session

Olivia and I have worked with each other for the past 2 years and she is the absolute sweetest! We swapped family sessions this year, she took my family’s photos back in October, and then she asked if I could take her maternity photos in late January!! They are expecting their second little boy in March! Over the years, I have heard her share so much about her family, so it was so nice to finally meet them. 

Typically, Arizona is bright, sunny, and warm in January… it’s like perfect weather. But on the day of their session, it was cloudy, rainy, and cold. We decided to bump the start time of their session up a little bit (and I’m so glad we did!) because we were able to get a few photos with the nice glowly light before it tucked back behind the clouds! 

Olivia had her hair and makeup professionally done before her session and she looked STUNNING! Between her hair and makeup and the glowly light, we got so many gorgeous desert maternity portraits! 

One of my favorite tips for family sessions with littles, that Olivia and her husband did, is to bring a close friend that the littles are comfortable with to help watch them during the session… this is a game-changer (especially, for desert sessions!) It’s nice to have an extra pair of eyes on your kids, while you are taking photos with just your husband. It’s nice to have someone who can blast ‘baby shark’ in the back and make them laugh for the photos. This really takes away so much of the most stressful part of family sessions! 

Poor little Isaac stumbled and accidentally sat on a little cactus toward the end of the session, but he was such a trooper!! And I can’t get over how cute he is in some of these pictures!! Olivia and Jose are the sweetest parents to Isaac! This new little boy is pretty lucky! Congratulations you guys!!

Coons Bluff, Arizona Desert Maternity portrait Session
Mom smiling with little boy, Arizona Maternity photos, Coons bluff
little boy giving mom a kiss, Arizona Desert Maternity Session
black and white of mom and little boy laughing | Sanchez family photos
Mom and little boy smiling together, Sanchez's Coons Bluff session
Sanchez Family, Coons Bluff session, Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Cactus at Coons Bluff, Arizona | Arizona Wedding and Portrait photographer | Bethie Grondin Photography
Family walking through the desert, Coons Bluff, Arionza | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Sanchez family walking through the desert, Coons Bluff
Black and white, Sanchez family, dad kissing little boy on the cheek
Sanchez Family Photos, Coons Bluff | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Black and white photo of the Sanchez family walking though the desert at Coons Bluff
Sanchez Family Photos | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Cactus at Coons Bluff, Arizona | Arizona Wedding and Portrait photographer | Bethie Grondin Photography
dad tickling little boy, Sanchez Family Photos at Coons Bluff, Arizona
dad with little boy, Sanchez Family Photos at Coons Bluff, Arizona
Sanchez family photos, Coons Bluff |  Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Cactus at Coons Bluff, Arizona | Arizona Wedding and Portrait photographer | Bethie Grondin Photography
little boy in Dad's arms, Sanchez Family photos at Coons Bluff | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Mom and little boy kissing, Sanchez family photos at Coons Bluff | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
black and white of mom and dad laughing with little boy | Sanchez Family Photos at Coons Bluff | Arizona Desert Maternity Session
Sanchez family photos at Cooons Bluff | Arizona Desert Maternity Session

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