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I’ve moved around a lot and I’ve found the first three things I have to find right away when I move to a new town are: Target, tacos, and a hair salon.  (Tacos are probably first.)  I struck gold when I found my hair stylist, Marilo, at Salon Lola here in Gilbert.  She’s so smart and talented and has never berated me for having gross hair.  One day she called and asked if I could take some pictures of her and her sweet bulldogs for their Christmas card.  I was so excited/scared about this session!  Marilo is beautiful and smart and also happens to be from Spain which automatically makes her exotic, as well.  She LOVES her dogs more than anything in the world.  I love capturing my clients with their pets, but I was worried about the fact that there were three dogs in the session.  It turns out, I had nothing to worry about.  Lola, Norman, and Pierre were more cooperative than most toddlers I know.  Plus, Marilo brought her dog sitter to help.  (Thank, goodness!)  We met at the Freestone Park carousel and then walked around the park a bit.  I love the variety in Freestone Park!  By the end, I wanted to adopt every one of them!  It warms my cold, cold heart whenever I see how much people love their pets.  Thanks for letting me capture this puppy love, Marilo!

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One of my favorite family sessions this past fall was at a family farm in Mesa.  What I loved most about it was that half of the pictures were taken out by an old shed, but they look lovely because the light is perfect.  I wish someone had been there to capture a behind the scenes shot because it’s proof that all you need for a great portrait is great light. . . and adorable children. . . and good looking parents. . . and a white picket fence and a swing set and a red tractor.  That’s all.  That’s it.  That’s everything you need.

Family photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Children photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Gilbert, AZ.Family photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family PHotography in Gilbert, AZ.Family photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Child photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Children photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Family photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Child photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Child photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Child photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Couple photographed by Melissa Maxwell of Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.

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One of my very favorite places to shoot in Gilbert is the Farm at Agritopia behind Joe’s Farm Grill.  This location offers so much versatility and beauty!  I remember the first time I ate at Joe’s Farm Grill, sitting at a picnic table under a giant tree, looking back at the beautiful farm and hoping all those suckers up north were enjoying their snow.

I had the best time, ever, with this fun crew!  They were so silly and happy and made my job easy.  Then when it was all over, I got myself a milkshake.  It was pretty much a dream session.

Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Young woman photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in giblert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Young girl photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ>Family photographed at the Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ.Couple photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Family photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Photographed by Jubilee Family Photography in Gilbert, AZ.Oh how I love this!  They all decided it would be fun to dab for a picture.  Well . . . MOST of them thought it would be fun.  I love a non-conformist!

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This past weekend I had the honor of attending the baptism of one of my favorite little eight year old girls.  This darling girl has the sweetest smile, sings like an angel, and keeps her room clean.  We got together one beautiful evening back in May when all the flowers were blooming and no one was in danger of heat exhaustion and had a photo shoot at the Gilbert LDS Temple.  It was an unusually windy day, but that just made her look more like a rock star.  A rock star who makes great choices, obviously.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the most patriotic one year old in town.  P-dog (Can I call you P-dog?) is celebrating his first year of life with a USA-themed party so his mom asked if we could do a patriotic cake smash before the big day.  It was hotter than hot outside, but little P was happy the whole time!  The cake may have had something to do with it.  Happy Birthday, new citizen!

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