The Tawney Family

The Tawney family, the sweetest family, during their last photoshoot with Belle Vie Photography in Sonoita, Arizona.

The Tawney Family holds a special place in my heart. They first contacted me a couple of years ago looking for a photographer who could do both family and newborn photos as they were expecting. Our first session together was for their spring baby announcement. Later that year summer I photographed their maternity session followed by their daughter’s newborn session that fall. Last year was my last session with them before I moved to Germany. We began with a family session and ended with their daughter’s first birthday photos.

Each session was at a different location so for their family session I wanted yet another session to give them variety. I photographed this session at Empire Ranch in Sonoita. It was early September and everything was still green, but with their beautiful fall outfit choices and some fallen leaves, we had a touch of fall. We began in a wooded area with a stream not far from the ranch. The sun was high and the trees offered us some soft light diffusion. Since babies are much more interested in walking, crawling, and exploring their surroundings, my goal was candid photos.

As the sun got closer to the horizon, everyone changed clothes and we drove to another nearby location to catch the sunset. It was a beautiful late summer evening, warm with soft, warm sunlight. I photographed the Tawney family walking, loving each other, and playing with their daughter. Once the sun had set we set up the cake smash session. Fall colors with a feminine feel. Pale pink and orange with cream, a small colorful bundt cake, and a pumpkin topper. Most people opt for studio cake smash sessions, but I love the simplicity and beauty of an outdoor cake smash. I am forever blessed to have photographed their family.

The Photos: The Tawney Family

Sweet smiles for this little girl nearing her first birthday during the Tawney Family photo session.

Celebrating her first birthday with a sunny late summer photoshoot.

Such sweet smiles for this dad and his little girl during the Tawney's family photo session.

Sunny skies and sweet smiles for dad and daughter Tawney.

The sweet love between mom and daughter during the Tawney's family photo session.

Kisses for baby girl Tawney.

Beautiful mom and daughter loving and laughing during the Tawney family photo session.

The Tawney family looking beautiful in the lovely wooded creek plain of Southern Arizona.

The beautiful Tawney family full of love and snuggles.

She wanted to walk so badly, but mom got a quick kiss in the struggles.

Mom and baby girl loving and laughing during the Tawney family photo session.

Sweet little girl loves her dad.

Dad and daughter were enjoying each other and the local flora.

Beautiful little girl with fall feels.

The Tawney family sharing all their love with their daughter.

Little girl walking, standing, and enjoying the sunny Arizona evening.

So much love in the Tawney family.

Sweet, sweet family! Beautiful sunset and photos full of love for the Tawney Family.

When babies want to walk, I make sure they walk during the Tawney Family photo session.

A beautiful family, the Tawney's, celebrating their daughter's first year earthbound.

Mom and dad thoroughly enjoyed their session and special captures with their daughter.

The Tawney family at sunset in Sonoita during their final family session with me.

Turning one and covered in cake. My favorite cake smash photo!

A beautiful cake and decor brought by mom and dad. It was a beautiful cake smash session.

She couldn't wait to check out her delicious looking cake for her cake smash session

This little girl was a bit unsure at first, but ended up loving her cake.

Big bites and getting her leg into the mix when eating her cake smash cake

Loving her cake during this sweet girl's outdoor cake smash session

Frosting fingers and bountiful bites of cake during this cake smash

This little girl loved her colorful, fall bundt cake for her first birthday

Sticky fingers and toes during this fall cake smash session

A big bite of cake for this little girl's first birthday cake smash during the Tawney Family's session.

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