Musings in the Heat of the Desert

I like to ponder over each blog for few days after the shoot before I actually write anything. I reflect on the experience with each person, their demeanor, their interaction with fellow family members or friends, etc… I really try to pay close attention to my impressions, often take note of them, and reflect back on them as I’m editing the photographs. 


I reeeeeeally wanted to talk about how super, crazy hot it was at 8:00 in the morning, but nope! (Record heat that day! 88*F at 8 a.m.) SO. HOT.🔥☀️

father and son baby desert shoot

OR maybe write about how adorable and expressive little T has become at only four months old…. (those EYEBROWS!)

las vegas desert family photo shoot

…but, I kept coming back to how absolutely beautiful Alissa looked!

madonna las vegas desert

Now, she’s an attractive woman, to be sure! I was there at her wedding (she’s married to my baby brother!), we’ve spent time together at family functions, & she’s in several family photos and thought she was really pretty; but I had never been quite so “taken” by her beauty before.

las vegas desert family photography

So, I pondered on why… She’s grown her hair out, & she styled it, but, seriously, its not necessarily the hair. (-Gorgeous as it may be!)


I finally realized why: Motherhood becomes her. 

las vegas desert photogpraphy
Motherhood becomes her.

There is a change that happens to a woman when she travels to the brink of death to bring a child into the world. She has begun her lifelong journey of love and selfless service to that littlest of people who take up such a huge place in her heart… and it makes her glow. 

las vegas mother in desert

Such loves makes a pretty woman beautiful.

Las Vegas desert mother and son

So, even though my brother is a handsome man and a darling father (and Father’s Day is just around the corner), this post goes out to my stunning sister-in-law, mother to my adorable, youngest nephew…

las vegas desert family photo

 …and to all the mothers out there who need reminding how beautiful and wonderful you are to your children. 

las Vegas mother & son in desert

SO…keep reading for some beautiful quotes on motherhood and more beautiful, memorable photographs. 💙

las vegas desert mommy and son photos

“Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one.” —Sunny Gupta

Las Vegas desert family photos

“There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas, creation’s most unique and precious pearl, and heaven help us always to remember, that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” —Glen Campbell

Family pics las vegas desert

“I love these little people, and it is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God love us.” —Charles Dickens

Red Rock in distance Las Vegas Desert family photo

‘My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington

las Vegas mother & son in desert

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” —Sophia Loren

las vegas desert family photos with dogs

June 5, 2020

  1. Suzanne Clark says:

    Beautiful photos, loving comments and very inspiring quotes. Thanks. Andrea, Alissa, Chris and little T. 😊😘

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