Introducing Spokesmodel Lexy//Arizona Child Photographer

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THE INSPIRATION

When Lexy’s mom submitted for our spokesmodel program she had this to say about her daughter.

“My daughter is 11 years old, she loves art and crafts, drawing, and choreographing. She is a animal lover. Music is therapeutic for her and she loves posing for the camera. She is a Brave Princess Warrior….. She fights daily against Rare Chronic Disorders that never take her smile away.”

We were inspired by the positive and encouraging way Lexy’s mom spoke about her despite the daily obstacles she faces. Of course, because she mentioned animals, we had to ask about doing her session with our friends over at, Soaring Dreams Ranch, LLC. We feel these gentle giants always bring out the best in us and the kids we work with and we wanted Lexi’s session to be one to remember.

THE SESSION

Soaring Dreams Ranch agreed to making the session memorable and offered to trailer out the ever trusty Pascal to the desert for this session. The session happened at the start of wildflower season and we were excited to capture not only the first buds of the season but a stunning sunset.

A horse’s intuition is amazing. At each session with the ranch’s horses I am blown away by how they react and interact with each child on a different and very personal level. Pascal, sensing Lexy’s kind heart, kept turning around to check on her and hug her with his head. The images these two created together blew me away.

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THE REVIEW


”My daughter felt so comfortable and it was such a natural, loving atmosphere. She also deals with Sensory, OCD and Anxiety and she was perfectly okay. She is so excited for more photo sessions!!”

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Hedgehogs and a Happy Birthday girl//Arizona Child Photographer

THE INSPIRATION

Every year Lucy’s mom comes up with the sweetest themes for her birthday session. Last year was one of my favorites. Her mom had an old bike refinished, created a blue, metallic sparkle skirt and shiny converse. (check it out here https://www.facebook.com/NakupendaPhotos/photos/a.278258085606979/1286347238131387/?type=3&theater) This year we kicked ideas back and forth for MONTHS leading up to her birthday session. An Artist? A soccer session? And then inspiration hit me (after we postponed her session and I realized her obsession…..) HEDGEHOGS!

THE SESSION

We were 48 hours from her scheduled session when the idea came to me. I messaged my sweet friend I met a few years back and asked her if there was anyway we could borrow her hedgehog to surprise our birthday girl. Her response?

“What if I can bring you two?”

Lucy was overjoyed to finally meet not 1, but 2 hedgehogs. She was braver than I would have been as the hedgehog curled up, and poked her with the quills. I loved that I could make this session happen for my animal loving friend.

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The Review

I am so blessed to photograph awesome people. I first met the hedgehog owner 5 years ago when I photographed her with her horse. We have kept in touch, but rarely have we seen each other. The fact that she showed up for me YEARS LATER at the drop of a hat to make another amazing child’s session extra special fills me with joy.