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Monthly Archives: September 2015

18 Sep 2015

This past weekend we headed north to cooler temperatures and lots of lovely green to go forest camping. We were hoping to camp at a certain site where we had camped before, but when we found it, we discovered that the previous campers at the site had buried all of their trash and it had been uncovered by animals. Propane tanks, dirty diapers, and styrofoam plates (to name a few things) were scattered all over. It was so disheartening to […]

18 Sep 2015

We “Dyed” it!

Sometimes you need a workout buddy to be motivated to stay on track, and sometimes you need an “Easter egg dying buddy” to attempt something you’ve really been wanting to do, but need that little extra push to make it happen…. like trying all natural dyes for easter eggs.  My friend Colleen and I were both wanting to try this, but honestly, it probably wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t a collaborative effort.  We were so thrilled with the result: […]

18 Sep 2015

Labor Day Weekend in Peoria, AZ

About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of two children. I am married to an amazingly supportive guy who is as passionate as I am about culture, travel, art, music, and family time. I currently reside in Peoria, Arizona, but am originally from Washington, D.C. I have also lived in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog is place to share my love of photography with fellow enthusiasts. Visit my site: www.actnaturallyphotography.com Questions/Comments: Natalie@ActNaturallyPhotography.com

18 Sep 2015

Halloween in the Desert

This is our fall. No leaves, apple picking, pumpkin patches, or crisp fall air. My children are experiencing a very different autumn season and Halloween than I did growing up. Fall in the desert may be very different, but it is still beautiful. The best part is that October usually marks a transition to cooler temperatures, although my kids were just swimming in a non-heated pool the other day! We are surrounding by amazing friends and Halloween celebrations, and that’s […]

18 Sep 2015

Family Session at Thunderbird Park

About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of two children. I am married to an amazingly supportive guy who is as passionate as I am about culture, travel, art, music, and family time. I currently reside in Peoria, Arizona, but am originally from Washington, D.C. I have also lived in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog is place to share my love of photography with fellow enthusiasts. Visit my site: www.actnaturallyphotography.com Questions/Comments: Natalie@ActNaturallyPhotography.com

18 Sep 2015

In-home Newborn Lifestyle Session

About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of two children. I am married to an amazingly supportive guy who is as passionate as I am about culture, travel, art, music, and family time. I currently reside in Peoria, Arizona, but am originally from Washington, D.C. I have also lived in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog is place to share my love of photography with fellow enthusiasts. Visit my site: www.actnaturallyphotography.com Questions/Comments: Natalie@ActNaturallyPhotography.com

18 Sep 2015

Murphy Lifestyle Sessions, at Home on the Ranchsion

Spending the morning with this family was a ton of fun! We fed the chickens and collected their eggs, rode bikes, made muffins, went swimming, had some wrestling matches and played piano. I have known this family for several years and it has been a pleasure to watch these sweet and gorgeous kids grow! About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of two children. I am married to an amazingly supportive guy who is […]

18 Sep 2015

Family Session at Sahuaro Ranch Park

Love love love this family! Fun. Colorful. Gorgeous!! Love you guys!! xoxo Natalie www.actnaturallyphotography.com About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of two children. I am married to an amazingly supportive guy who is as passionate as I am about culture, travel, art, music, and family time. I currently reside in Peoria, Arizona, but am originally from Washington, D.C. I have also lived in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog is place to […]

18 Sep 2015

Maternity Session

This blog post is a very special one for me. This is my third time photographing this gorgeous, gorgeous family…ummm, did I mention that they were gorgeous???? 🙂 As you can see by her adorable little baby bump, they family of 3. They are just as sweet and easy to work with as they are stylish and beautiful, which makes my job so much easier! I am looking forward to meeting the newest member of their family! Congrats you guys!!! […]

18 Sep 2015

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Strength to Survive

This blog post is very near and dear to my heart. It is about Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) and the lovely lady in these pictures is my best friend from high school. Her decade-plus long struggle with CFS is completely heart breaking. Not only is it debilitating, but very misunderstood and because of that she has lost friendships to those who were once very close. This spunky, strong, and idealistic girl and I were two peas in a pod in […]