“Mom, Look! We got the orange skies you wanted!” This sweet boy, can make his sister laugh out loud on command. He loves puppies. He was stoked about the idea of a baby hot tub… And he was SO excited that his mama got the sunset she’d been hoping for for his baby sister’s cake…

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Ever have one of those sessions where everything is going wrong? What, not the way you would expect this blog to start? Well let me tell you a little story. I have been looking forward to Arunie’s beach maternity session since before she was even showing. I had it all planned out in my head….

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  • KaitlinAugust 23, 2017 - 2:25 am

    Such a great story, and even better photos. Love it!ReplyCancel

From the moment I met Miss Lily, I could envision this “Here She Glows” dress session. We got rained out twice, but the third time was the charm. The ground may have still been wet, but it only added to this gorgeous scene for this sweet session. We held this session only weeks before this…

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This soft pink & lilac newborn session is what all of my baby girl newborn session dreams are made of. Ainsley’s mom and dad got to Okinawa about a month before we did, so we have known this sweet family for our entire tour. A couple of years ago, her mama and I were carpooling…

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I’m a total sucker for a good engagement story. A good love story of any kind really. When Denise first contacted me about an engagement session at Zanpa Lighthouse, we had the initial getting-to-know you chat I have with most clients. What to wear for engagement photos What time of day would be best to…

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  • Ruth SahmJuly 27, 2017 - 9:13 am

    Riley is my son. We are blessed to have Denise join our family. Mindy, these photos are SO lovely! You have done an excellent job!ReplyCancel

    • mindy5July 27, 2017 - 10:36 am

      Oh thank you so much! Yes, you are a very blessed lady! Denise is a doll and they are just so well suited for one another! I had a blast getting to know them!ReplyCancel

The longer I’ve been working in family photography, the more often people ask me, “So, when are you going to start photographing weddings?” I remember when I was in high school, our youth minister said people often asked him when he’d start preaching at his own church, but he explained that youth ministry wasn’t something…

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I know people have mixed feelings about cake smashes, but I kind of love them. I love creating these little outdoor cake smash sets to celebrate first birthdays. I love that they get messy (or sometimes they don’t). I love the excitement that surrounds these little people while they are digging into, what is often,…

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“He’s still just a little bit cranky,” his mom warned me when we met at the beach. “He got a good nap, so he should be pretty good, and we’ve bribed him with gummies- so we’ll see.” I love family photography. I’ve talked about it before. As much as I love yoga photography and couples…

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  • hannahMay 8, 2017 - 3:36 am

    those bubbles are super neat, so much fun! ReplyCancel

Dane and I each have one sister. Growing up in a family of four, we have both always assumed that someday we would have a family of four as well. I’ve never thought a lot about having a big family… until I met this one. As some of you know, I was incredibly blessed to…

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  • AliszMarch 1, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    Oh Mindy, how beautiful! I just love this post! What precious  memories and beautiful words. ReplyCancel

    • mindy5March 3, 2017 - 7:21 am

      Thank you so much! It was a long time coming- but you’re right, SUCH precious memories!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 1, 2017 - 3:04 pm

    Beautiful!  Your words are lovely and your photos are outstanding.  Thank you for sharing this endearing experience.  ReplyCancel

    • mindy5March 3, 2017 - 7:21 am

      I am so grateful that we connected last year. It’s been so much fun to stay in touch!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie JanneyMarch 1, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Such beautiful pictures to go with a wonderful story.  I was lucky enough to have Annie photograph my maternity/birth/newborn pictures for my first baby and she is such an amazing person.  Definitely a wonderful example of the kind of wife/mom I want to be.ReplyCancel

    • mindy5March 3, 2017 - 7:22 am

      Ahhhh! I wish I was in Hawaii just so I could get her too! Well… not JUST for that! Haha! But yes- she is so inspiring!ReplyCancel

I got to hold this little lady for the first time almost exactly a year ago. We were at a big Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Dinner and her mama let me hold her while she ate, and that was it: I fell in love. A year later- I fall more in love at every photoshoot! She has smiles and energy…

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