Rock Climbing Joshua Tree Family Portraits
I can’t believe I’m writing this on my first official day with a website – one of my sessions was featured on the Life + Lens blog today!! Today is a dream come true in so many ways! It was just six months ago that I was a stay-at-home mom with a camera (well, really I still am)! When I first imaged having a photography business, it was less of a business and more of a little extra money. As I started tip-toeing into the waters of taking pictures for people outside of my family, I quickly realized I wasn’t going to be going half way. With every new thing I learned, I wanted to know more. As soon as one session was over, I craved the next one! I stopped thinking about earning a little extra money and started thinking about investing in the future of a real business. I started seeing the possibilities and started dreaming of bigger things. Those dreams are not fully realized (there is always more to learn!) but today is a huge milestone. I can hardly contain myself! What an honor! You can see their feature on my session here. While you’re over there browse around their lovely blog featuring so many talented photographers.
Not only am I excited to have a session feature, but I’m excited to have THIS session featured! My friend Kali really wanted a family portrait session amid the desert rocks that are so characteristic of our landscape in this area. Rock climbing and exploring the desert are a huge part of her family life and it meant a lot to her to capture that in their portraits! I was determined to make it happen! The night before their session, I scoured google maps, scanning the border of Joshua Tree National Park until I saw it – Coyote Hole Canyon! I homeschool my boys so we set out on a little field trip the next morning to survey the spot. Pure desert magic!