Tara +Juan: married

this day was a highly anticipated one. anticipated by everyone i'm sure, but especially by me! this family is such an inspiration, creating loving relationships while raising triplets! as a mother of three girls i can try to relate, but i don't know if i could have handled mine all at once! Tara and Juan do this with grace.

now on to the wedding. getting ready is maybe my favorite part of the day. i love to feel the electricity in the air, the pure excitement of something wonderful brewing. Tara was surrounded with loving family having fun and getting gorgeous!
it was a lovely spring day here in Arizona, not too hot but nice and sunny.
i love the moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time!if you have kids, you know what it's like when a sleepy two year old hasn't seen her mom all day. now times that by three! these cuties were worn out and all they wanted was their mom to hold them.....during the family formals. needless to say, it was tough to get them smiling. this might be my favorite image of the day. it's not your typical wedding photo, but it's a classic!
we did get this sweet family portrait:

congratulations Tara and Juan! you deserve a lifetime of love and happiness!

Easter Portraits

I took the girls out in their Easter dresses to get some playful shots of them.

i thought the horses would help me keep them entertained. it worked...maybe a little too much....there were lots of tears every time i tried to get any "posing" done. in the end though, we were all happy with our day!

Susan + Travis: engaged, and family!

this is the classic story of boy meets girl. oh wait, except boy and girl hated each other....until a few years later.... then it was a classic story of boy meets girl. and girl's handsome and protective boys.....and girl meets boy's 4 adorable children! this family is nothing but one big fantastic party! and i was so lucky to be invited! congratulations Susan and Travis! you have your hands full, and your hearts too!