Desert Maternity Session

Phoenix Arizona Maternity Photographer - Desert Botanical Gardens

So I have to give major props to Mira and her family for braving the summer Arizona heat for an evening maternity session! Even through the heat and three outfit changes she looked flawless in every photo! They have such a beautiful growing family. I know they're going to have one amazing older brother in their household.

In some of the photos below you will see Mira is wearing my newest closet option for clients, a blue Sew Trendy dress. It was a joy working with Mira to select a Sew Trendy dress that moms will be happy wearing and I hope that many more Arizona mothers will get to wear it in their session. 

Scottsdale Arizona Maternity Photographer

Scottsdale Lifestyle Maternity

In Home Maternity Session - Phoenix Arizona Maternity Photographer

In Home Lifestyle Maternity Session

Maternity Milk Bath - Scottsdale, Arizona

Brittany is a mother of one and pregnant with her second son who will be named Legend. <3

I met Brittany through a local Midwife in Scottsdale, Pam, who owns Arizona Birth at Home. She is so bright and not to mention has impeccable style! During our session Brittany talked about how important family pictures are to her and how excited she was to do an in home session. I love photographing soon to be moms at home and in milk baths, they are so relaxed and at peace. It was a pleasure to photograph Brittany and her part of her story, I look forward to connecting with many more local mama to bes!

Maternity Photographer Scottsdale, Arizona
I love getting pictures taken professionally to have high quality and up to date pictures of where my life is currently at. My kids are only going to go through each age once and I love to see how they change through the years.
— Brittany Slabaugh
Milk Bath Maternity Session - Phoenix, Arizona

Special thank you to Fortee Salon in Chandler, Arizona for sending Rosie on set to do Brittany's beautiful make-up!

In Home Maternity Session - Scottsdale, Arizona

For the Moms...

Phoenix, Arizona - Maternity Photographer & In Home Newborn Photographer

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In lew of Mother’s Day coming up this blog post is all about the beautiful mamas!

If you have not heard yet, I am offering 20% any Maternity, In Home Newborn or Mommy & me sessions booked by the 14th. The session can take place between the day of booking and July 15th. The session must be within two hours of Phoenix.

I am also giving away one free Maternity, In Home Newborn or Mommy & me session. In order to enter to win you must like and share my Facebook page. You can get more information and enter to win by visiting the Facebook page. Be sure to leave your email address with me once you have entered so I can notify you if you win!

While I am not a mom (except to my two kitties) I love working with mothers. Mama’s to be and new moms are always apart of some of my favorite sessions. It is such a special time period in a women’s life and I love being able to create artistic, preserved images of pregnancy or the first few days of your babies life. The heat of Phoenix is around the corner, but all of my Summer mamas have the great options of in home sessions or destination sessions if you do not want to be out in the heat. Can not wait to work with you all soon!

In Home Newborn Photographer - Phoenix, Arizona

 Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life.

 

Erich Fromm

When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.
— Connie Schultz

Urban Maternity

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Downtown Phoenix Maternity Session

Phoenix, Arizona Photographer

The Urban Street Mom.

While I LOVE my in home maternity sessions I also really enjoy photographing them in downtown Phoenix and in natural areas on trails and in gardens. I got to photograph beautiful Jasmine, soon to be mom of three, in downtown on what I like to call the 'magic block.' This is a short route that I have curated locations for maternity sessions that is easy on the mom to be with beautiful back drops for any style. The variety and fun that this type of shoot offers is completely different from the in home sessions, but one that prompts for just as stunning images and memories during your pregnancy. Besides in home and on location maternity sessions, I am also really looking forward to photographing those daring mom-mas-to-be during destination maternity sessions in Sedona, Joshua Tree and many other locations that are near to us in the Phoenix area.

Phoenix Arizona Maternity Photographer
Urban Marternity Photos in Phoenix
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Things to love about Downtown Maternity Sessions...

1. super fun out take moments

2. yummy treats along the way, like donuts from Short Leash Hotdogs

3. the unknown of anything and everything

4. getting to be outside in the sun and fresh air

5. discovering new places along the way

6. options, options, options

 

Phoenix, Arizona Maternity Photoshoot

Phoenix Arizona Marternity Photographer
In Home Maternity Session in Phoenix, AZ

My first photo shoot in Arizona as a new resident...

was a in home maternity session. Sarah graciously welcomed me into their home for this beautiful session. We photographed in their bedroom, the nursery and even got their sweet puppy, JoJo to pose for a few images. We ended the shoot in a relaxing milk bath. This was my first milk bath and what is there not to love?! Such a relaxing experience for the soon to be mom and stunning imagery. I love shoots where I get to bring out the creative side. I can not wait to meet the newest little member of their family soon!

Recently, I have fallen in love with in home sessions, especially for newborns and maternity. I'm really excited to be here in Arizona. I am looking forward to photographing a lot more maternity, family, senior sessions, along with weddings and golf now that I am settled in. Stay tuned each week to follow this new journey!

Farewell Florida

Traci Edwards Portrait for Montana Pritchard Photography

I know I have you wondering what I am doing in Arizona, but before I tell you all about it I must give a proper goodbye to Florida. My time at Montana Pritchard Photography did not disappoint. I have learned so much over the last two and half years and been to some amazing places and met some very inspirational people.

There are lots of images from my time in Florida I did not have the chance to blog about. Check them out below!

Studio

Maternity/Portraits/Weddings

Here are some of my favorite memories from my time working in West Palm Beach and from work trips!

Although, I may be in Arizona now I will still be around Florida quite a bit! I must say thank you to Montana Pritchard, everyone who let me photograph them, all the amazingly talented make up artist I worked with, the friends I made a long the way and to my only good landlords in Florida, Dan & Rene. I can not wait to see what the future holds!

Family Matters

In light of Hurricane Harvey destroying a city so precious to me, Houston, and Hurricane Irma threatening the town I currently reside in, West Palm Beach, I felt the need to share something....

Family Portraits are SO important!

As I packed my belongings to evacuate West Palm Beach I did not know exactly what I wanted to take just in case I was to lose everything. The only item I grabbed from my house other than necessities was my grandmother's old lunch box because it holds all my old family's photos. While there are no photos of us all together they are moments we can not get back. Driving up to Georgia, I was thinking about how I need more images of my family. I wondered why we never take any and thought about the family sessions I had photographed and realized people need to know that...

You do NOT need a special reason to take family portraits!

As your life goes on your family changes, people grow up and some grow older. You never know what is to happen in life. It is important to take the time together and freeze a moment in time and that you can always have on your walls or in your hands; there to share with future family members.