Lemons and Lavender at WildHorse Ranch Rescue

Here it is! The blog I have been excited to show off!! The WildHorse Ranch holds a very special place in my heart. Here I am this weird little girl from norther California, My parents tell me that before I go into the third grade that we will be moving to a different state, The one my father grew up in. Arizona is what they called it. My mom acclimating my then 4 year old sister and I to our soon to be new home she bought us all kinds of mini cactus and scorpions in resin so we could examine them! Arriving in Arizona in THE record heat summer of 122 degrees was a bit shocking. I had a few friends in school, one of them was Nick. Nicks mom Kim owned a ranch that had horses!! What my mind was blown! I was going to see a horse in real life when they had invited me over one weekend. After that first visit is kind of a blur for the fact that I spent so much time at the ranch. We would play in the barn and help with the horses. Kim taught me how to bareback ride their beautiful horse Dunny who I fell in love with.

Now fast forward to 20 something years later being back still makes me feel like I'm 8. Kim and the rest of the hands behind WildHorse Ranch Rescue  has worked so hard for these beautiful animals. Pouring all their time love and finances into the ranch to save every single living soul they can. Its amazing to me how fast Kim is to get up and wrangle any situation of an animal in need. She and the others there truly deserve so much for what they do.

The Ranch is always looking fro ways to help fund themselves as they have so many animals that need to be fed and cared for every single day. Wanting to showcase how beautiful the Ranch is I decided to hold a styled shoot there. Coordinated with two other photographers we got a chance to walk around and take some seriously Gorgeous photos!! So if your looking for an amazingly unique place to hold your ceremony and a place that you know your money will be going to helping all the animals on the ranch and the future ones that come through. I implore you to please contact them!! You will have beautiful photos in knowing the animals your saving.

 

Styling: Jessica Lynn Nielsen Michelle Hoffman Jamie Szymczuk

HMUA: Amber Rose Makeup

Floral: Jessica Lynn Nielsen

Cake: Maryam's Cakery

Invitation Suite: Lauren Yvonne Design

Venue: Wildhorse Ranch Rescue

 

Sedona Just for fun

Packed up all my snacks and picked up a friend and headed to Sedona for a bridal styled shoot. What i wasnt expecting is to get lost along the way and to end up on a historic route through no where in the mountains Passed a few beautiful winery that I will be re visiting and added an hour onto my travel time. Finally made my way through Sedona and at the location for the shoot. it was everything i could have wanted and more!! the models were so beautiful and so ready to do whatever we wanted! Even hoping in the freezing creek for some gorgeous shots!!!

 

Lucas is ONE

Cue all the tears!!  friends I can not express how blessed I am to have been giving the gift of motherhood! <3 this has been by far the BEST year of my life! Watching my little man grow into a courageous, loving, and funny little toddler has been amazing! I'm still in shock that its been a full year. I don't remember my life without Lucas consuming all my love and attention. Watching Ray turn into the most amazing father has also been so beautiful. The two of them have such a bond that I cant explain. They are two peas in  a pod. Rough housing and relaxing together with the " no girls" sign up during their guy time. As soon as ray walks in the door Lucas can get to him fast enough. to be scooped up and bear hugged by his favorite person. Ugh melts my heart!! We thank God everyday for him and continue to pray for all the happiness in the world for our little man. We are so blessed to be surrounded by an amazing community of parent friends, Weather they are seasoned or newbies like us I always feel I have someone to talk to or ask questions. It means to much to me and ray that all of you are there for us three! So I'll end my love ranting of my baby and show you his One year cake smash photos! <3