Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Family Portraits :: Edgells

It's the middle of summer. Triple digits. The sun is suddenly our enemy. It's about this time of the year that we Phoenicians are asking ourselves why the heck we live here. Are we crazy?

It is now that I have to remind myself of the rest of the year, the days where I don't curse at the sun every time I go outside. I maybe even liked being outside and in the sun. Do these day exist? It seems like I can't even remember anymore... until something as sweet as this family session brings me out of my silly melodrama and into reality. ;)

This beautiful family session took place this spring. The Edgell family met me at South Mountain for a mix of edgy old ruin and desert landscape. That sweet desert sunshine gave us the perfect afternoon light!

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So gorgeous, Becky. Love your eyes here!
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Love love love this one of A. Something about her expression says so much about how it feels to be 5 years old. Phoenix Children Photographer A lot of times, I talk to kids as I'm snapping their photo to get genuine expression out of them.
"A, I love your smile. You look like a princess. Does anyone ever call you a princess?"
"Yeah," she said as she looked down with a sly smile.
"Really? Who?"
"My daddy!" she beamed as she looked up at me.
That exchange just about killed me with sweetness. At that moment, I decided that I needed to have a daughter someday. :)

And now, I leave you with this beauty. This image begs (and demands!) to be blown up on a canvas and put up in the living room! Family Photography

Alright, so this is why I love living in Phoenix. That gorgeous sunshine.