Favorite Black & White | Las Vegas Family Photographer

This is my oldest son, Jack. I love this image of him. His face is so serious and the light was magical. He was laying on my bed and the room was mostly dark. I opened the curtain on the right side of him to let the daylight beam in. I stood on the bed over him and got this dramatic look. Being in black and white really enhanced the mood.

You can view more great B&W images here – Rock the Shot:  www.rocktheshotforum.com.


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Letters to Our Sons | July| Personal Project

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.







Jack and Carter,

Summer is winding down. I am amazed at how quick the summer has gone by! Some of the days seemed so long and hard but in the end I cherish these times. I feel like I work hard to try to give you boys wonderful memories to look back on after you’ve grown.

We started the summer heading to the east coast. We were lucky enough that both sets of grandparents were able to come together with us at the beach house for a whole week! We had some awesome beach weather. You boys spent nearly every day digging on the beach. Giant holes, sand castles,  and playing endlessly with the “goo sand”. We looked for shells, enjoyed high tide and low tide. We had a great seafood dinner, fried dough and even enjoyed some mini golf! We were lucky that daddy had the time off to join us too.

We got to spend an extra 10 days at Grammy & Grampa’s too. You guys caught fish, and even cooked them. Grampa built a fire pit in the back and we cooked hot dogs and yummy smores. We took a trip to Canada for strawberries and ice cream. do you remember how yummy they both were? Mommy took her first solo kayak ride and was happy not to tip. You boys got to go in the canoe with Grampa and even went to Canada in the water! We hit Santa’s Village and had a great vacation. You guys are so lucky to have wonderful grandparents!! Mommy is too.

The rest of the summer has been filled with days at home to avoid the heat, pool time, parks with great water features, and a few days exploring new places.

I feel lucky that I get to spend this time with you both.

Love you!


boy on  Hamton Beach
dad and boys on beach BW
Beaver Brook Falls two boys
boy blowing dandelion
mom and boys
boy throwing a ball
boys in the desert walking away
boys on long road one looking back


Thanks for looking – to read more letters – follow the circle to LaShawn.

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Sweet Sisters | Las Vegas Child and Family Portraits

This session started with the youngest not wanting to look at the camera, and the older daughter having a bloody nose all down the front of her dress. Well, I think that must have broken the ice and they warmed up because we got some fabulous pictures… I really loved how close these two girls are. You can just tell they will be best friends forever!

Check out all this sweetness!

young girl pink flowers
young girl yellow flowers
mom and dad hugging
sisters close up serious
sisters walking holding hands
mom and little girl hugging
sisters giggling las vegas
sisters in white dresses
mom and little girl snuggling
family laying in grass las vegas
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Downtown Family Fun | Las Vegas Family Photographer

I really love when families come back to me annually for their family photos. I love watching their kids grow, and catching up. This year we decided to hit the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Little Miss Reese is such a cutie pie and by the end of our play date (I mean photo session) her and I are always walking holding hands! Check out some of my favorites from their session. And, if you would like to peek at their session from last year, you can find it here.

little girl flowers
lass vegas girl holding flower
family photo las vegas
mom and daughter close
close up family laughing
art wall family in las vegas
little girl on art wall las vegas
close up brick wall family
art wall las vegas family
dad and daughter laughing art wall las vegas
little girl lollipop las vegas
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Black & White | Blog Circle | Personal Project

I missed a few months of this blog circle due to vacation and just being super busy, but I am back at it. It is a great way to re-energize, be inspired, and try new things. I am in a group with very talented ladies, each with their own unique perspectives on a different topic each month. This months topic is Black & White.

A few month ago I was pushing myself to do more, do better, and participated in a photography class. Some of these I have shared before. I do love a good black and white image. I just love the tones and textures and the mood you can create. It was really hard for me to narrow it down to these. Most of these are of my boys…don’t they look so quiet and sweet. Ha! Luckily I was able to snag a few beauties to step in for me too.

Thanks for looking! And please follow the blog circle to Jessica Cadis Photography for more black and white eye candy!

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July 31, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Stephanie - Love these, Lisa! The one of the boy (is it your son?) who is laying down with his arms up by his head, wow that one really caught my eye right away! Your B/W conversions are beautiful!

August 3, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Aubrey - Lovely, as always, Lisa! I’m loving the doorway photo – it really frames your son well…and those leading lines! Great shot.

August 3, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Teresa Wavra - It is impossible to pick one favorite. They are all so beautiful. If I had to pick just one it would be Jack, with the hat on leaning against the wall with one hand sort of in his pocket. That is such a handsome kid….I said years ago that someday I want him to meet my granddaughter, Abby, who is just beautiful and a very soulful, smart and funny personality. If you were closer I would love to have you photograph all of my granddaughters. You, and your work, are amazing as always.

August 4, 2014 - 8:23 am

Lisa - Thank you Teresa – would love to see you again and meet your beautiful granddaughters one day!

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