Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families I Queen Creek, Arizona

I'm so glad the photo session with the Phanpraseuth & McLawson families happened! The forecast called for rain and we were hoping and praying that we wouldn't have to reschedule since that wasn't an option (some of the family members were visiting from Texas and Germany and had to leave within a couple of days from the session date).

The families really wanted an Arizona backdrop, and so we took our chances and trekked out to the San Tan Regional Mountain Park, all of us prepared to run from the rain and to chase the sun. Thank goodness we didn't reschedule because everything worked out in the end - we got the beautiful Arizona backdrop in most of the photos (mountains, bright blue skies, sunshine, and cacti). Towards the end of our session it started to rain, and on the drive home we spotted a double rainbow - seems like kismet, doesn't it? Also, I love Arizona during the "winter" months. I'm thankful that the beautiful weather allows my clients to still wear light clothing and sleeveless shirts/dresses!

A big thanks goes out to my boyfriend, who tagged along as my assistant and was so great at holding the reflector to diffuse the harsh sunlight, without which I wouldn't have been able to capture many of the beautiful shots. Thanks babe, love you!  :)

Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
The little princesses, Jolina and Josephine. I LOVE their dress!

The little princesses, Jolina and Josephine. I LOVE their dress!

Left:  Dali holding her daughter, Josephine.

Left:  Dali holding her daughter, Josephine.

Jayden and his little brother, Jacob. These boys are so cute! They're natural models and even knew how to pose without any direction from me - loved it!

Jayden and his little brother, Jacob. These boys are so cute! They're natural models and even knew how to pose without any direction from me - loved it!

Jayden and Jacob's beautiful mom, Dala. All three are visiting from Grand Prairie, Texas. That gorgeous backdrop is all natural folks - the sun came out at the right time and my boyfriend was nearby holding the reflector.

Jayden and Jacob's beautiful mom, Dala. All three are visiting from Grand Prairie, Texas. That gorgeous backdrop is all natural folks - the sun came out at the right time and my boyfriend was nearby holding the reflector.

The three sisters - Daloun, Dali, and Dala.

The three sisters - Daloun, Dali, and Dala.

The McLawson family - Roger, Dali, Josephine, Mary, and Richard.

The McLawson family - Roger, Dali, Josephine, Mary, and Richard.

Daddy's little girl... she's so adorable!

Daddy's little girl... she's so adorable!

Love this photo of this couple - the backdrop isn't bad either!  ;P

Love this photo of this couple - the backdrop isn't bad either!  ;P

Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.

These kids are so sweet...I just adore them!

The grandparents with their beloved grandchildren.

The grandparents with their beloved grandchildren.

The Phanpraseuth family: Dali, mom Somvang, dad Bounpheng, Daloun, and Dala.

The Phanpraseuth family: Dali, mom Somvang, dad Bounpheng, Daloun, and Dala.

Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Grandpa had to give equal treatment to both girls. :P

Grandpa had to give equal treatment to both girls. :P

Natural models!

Natural models!

Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Too cute!

Too cute!

Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Phanpraseuth & McLawson Families, Photo Session at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.