Childrens Portraits in the Orchard | Stella+Ava

These childrens portraits in the orchard make me giddy. I have wanted been DYING to do a children’s portrait session in an orchard like this during blooming time for many years. Like at least 4. But Las Vegas doesn’t have anything like this, and until we moved our photography business to the Sacramento and Napa area, it was impossible to plan the trip at just the right time. The blooms only last 5 days or so (depending on the wind and rain) and usually people like to plan their sessions in advance (of course they do) and so it’s tough to get the session in!
You’ll see that I had the PERFECT little models to shoot with. These two girls warm my families’ hearts like toasted marshmallows. They are cousins, just two months apart and are the best friends. Some of my BEST childhood memories involve my own cousins. Cousins are far more fun than siblings, and have a fun connection that makes them better than friends. It’s a relationship like no other.
I asked Ava and Stella what they liked about each other and here’s what they had to say.

Stella: “I like coloring with Ava and playing with her. And Running. I like her.”
Ava: “I like Stella because she is funny and goofy.”

It was magical in the orchard, even for me. It really did feel like a wonderland of sorts. The petals fall like snow, and create this ethereal mood. I know I’m easily impressed by nature (especially trees) but this was over the top for me. It brings tears to my eyes as I think about our little lemonade in the orchard photo shoot- and I hope that it somehow helps them look back and remember the way their friendship felt when they were little together. (and I hope they forget that they didn’t really like the lemonade. ; )

Lucy Johnson - February 22, 2015 - 8:44 pm


admin - February 22, 2015 - 6:40 pm

thank you Helizangela! <3

Helizangela - February 22, 2015 - 3:49 pm

You’re sooooo talented! Love it!

Family LOVE | Las Vegas Family Portraits | urban vision studios

THIS gorgeous family joined us at Mt Charleston for a green Summer shoot. We love this family so much. In fact, we are excited that Weddings by Scott and Dana, our wedding photography business, will be photographing this Mama and daddy’s WEDDING celebration in CABO in just a few months. To say we are excited would be the understatement of the year!

Mt Charleston- I can never get over how much cooler it is up there, nor how beautiful it is. If we could all have a little more Mt Charleston in our lives, the world might be a better place. I also love the color scheme this mama put together…. it looks so great with the summer green trees. I could have posted 10 more of these— I loved so many, but here are the very favorites:

Craig ~ Class of 2014 | Las Vegas Senior Portraits | urban vision studios

Craig is SUPER sweet. Really. He gave me a hug at the end of the session and told me I was awesome. That was so nice. Especially because most of the time, while photographing senior guys, I feel like an old lady that they probably can’t really relate to. So, Craig, thanks for that.
I photographed Craig’s beautiful sister 4 years ago (after our session, Craig’s mom figured out that it was 4 years almost to the DAY- we missed it by one day). When Craig’s mom called me about his shoot, I was excited to see their family. I couldn’t believe how much Craig had grown up. I only vaguely remembered him from meeting him in their home, but in 8th grade he did look quite a bit different than he does now!! Now he’s headed off to play college football (and do some learning too, of course!) and he really has a lot going for him. His mama and siblings are so proud of him- and rightfully so. Here are the favorites.

Juanita Chiarappa - April 18, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Damn Craig! Great pics. Congrats Craig and good job Tamara for being such a great mom! :-)

Ashley (sister) - April 18, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Craigie!!!!!! I must say you have grown so much in the last four years. I am so proud of everything that you have accomplished so far and I am sure you’ll continue to do great things. I think the photo of you and my son is my favorite LOL Honestly I really can’t pick they all turned out so great!!!! Your such a handsome man and I am proud to call you my brother!!!!!! Xoxo

Tamara Hoover - April 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

First of all THANK YOU again Dana for an amazing job on Craig’s photos.
Looking at the pics my heart is so filled with pride and joy, gratitude and love to see my son grow into such a handsome young man. Craig you have one of the most loving hearts a person could ever have, and I am so Blessed to have you for a son. I still can’t believe you are a senior going off to college and achieving your dream goals just like your sister did. Don’t ever let anybody take you for granted and always walk with you head high for you are amazing. I love you with all my heart and soul. Super proud of you! God I so love your hair!!!!