I recently traveled to Phoenix to visit with my best friend from college and decided to open up a few days/times for sessions. Â I really love photographing Â while traveling, the mix of meeting new people in completely different places than I’m used to is so much fun! Â Phoenix especially has such a completely difference landscape than Oregon, Â and as much as I love living in the Pacific Northwest, photographing in the desert is a really awesome change of scenery.
When Kristi contacted me for a mini session, she mentioned she’d love to have pictures of just herself and her daughter and never even mentioned that she was pregnant! Â When we talked again a few days before the session, that’s when I found out that she was about to have a baby and wanted to celebrate the special time with her sweet daughter Piper before sister came. Â I melted, because really–it was just the sweetest thing. Â I absolutely ADORE photographing moms with their babies/children and cannot emphasize how truly important it is!! Â Moms–anytime is the perfect time to be photographed with your kids. Â Kristi is extra proof of that, because her due date was days away when we met up!
Upon meeting them in person, I found that Kristi was the most delightful person, the kind you wish you could be friends with afterward. Â She was so kind and warm from the very start. Â I was also impressed with how calm and relaxed she was–especially when I found out that next morning that she had had her baby THAT NIGHT. Â That night people!! Â What incredible timing. Â That said, here are those precious photos from this sweet duo (now trio).
Contax 645 with Fuji Reala, Kodak Portra 160, Ektar, and T-Max 400 films.
Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid specializes in film photography based in Portland, Oregon but frequently travels as a family and wedding photographer.