...And Baby Girl Makes Four!

Those big brothers have their work cut out for them with this darling little sister they've got! Obviously she's the sweetest thing and creating images of her was pure happiness! I got quite a few of her and am only sharing my absolute favorites! Isn't her smile contagious?

Yeah, she's dang cute. :)

Tater Bug Turns One!

Holy Cow! How precious is this little boy? We had a super casual First Birthday photo shoot for him and can I just tell you how much I love taking pictures of kids! Taking pictures of children is where my real passion for portrait photography took off! Family portraits are way fun, but there's something about letting a kid be him or herself that really create lasting images! It's very rewarding for me when a parent looks at the images I've taken of their child and sees an image in particular and says, "Oh! That's so him/her!"

This was one of those shoots. We didn't try to pose him or force any smiles. He just did his thing! He's a natural and my gosh he's cute! 

Hope your heart smiled a little!

If you're interested in scheduling a birthday shoot for your child age 1+, let me know and I'll get the pricing to you! aliciastatesphotography [at] gmail {dot} com

Elder States

This is Ty. He's my husband's baby brother (youngest of 9). Ty has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scottsdale, Arizona! He will serve for two years.

Ty is all sorts of incredible. I hope he knows how much he is loved and adored. He is one of the most kind young men I have ever had the pleasure to know. I have learned so much from his example of overcoming difficulties! He is so optimistic, kind and funny! He is ridiculously talented, and easy going. He is one of the best uncles my boys could ask for, and the best brother in law I could have dreamed of! He is respectful and helpful and just really really great!

If he can survive the heat of Arizona, he will be just fine!