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Joyful Family Session • Phoenix Photographer

Nov 3, 2017

Charna & Anton • Surprise, Arizona

When a little love is all you need on picture day

AJ’s little shoes fell off. Again.

He had a dirty diaper and it was hot. So, so very hot.

The container filled to the brim with assorted colored bows sat on top of the stroller. One small move, and it topples over. The bows scatter in one direction and the stroller in the other. This scared Anaya, who was may or may not have been the reason every fell, and she started crying. Chaos ensues.

Ah, it sounds like picture day.

Throughout the chaos, Charna and Anton seemed unfazed by what was going on. They carefully and quietly served each other and, together, they made this session into one of the most beautiful, fun sessions I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of. They laughed and giggled together, all while soothing and caring for their two precious kiddos.

Charna, you and Anton are complete ROCKSTARS! Even though this was just a quick 45 minute session, the love that you gave to each other and to your two littles was palpable, and it shows all throughout your pictures. Raising two kids is hard on any given day, and when you add the stress of getting everyone’s picture’s taken, it raises it to a whole new level. And you both handled it like pros. Anton, you added so much fun to the session and were SO helpful- from carrying my bags, to dabbing the sweat from Charna’s face, it felt like you did it all! And Charna, what can I even say about you. We have spent countless days working 12 hour shifts together at the hospital-me as a nurse, and you as a CNA. I feel like we’ve seen it all-the joy and the tragedy. The messes and the subsequent clean ups. The smiles and the tears. You are one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and you do it all with grace and a smile on your face. I loved capturing a small essence of your incredible family.

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