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18 Sep 2015

Cake Smash-Lady Bug on the Go!

This lovely little lady bug just turned one! What better way than to celebrate her first year, than with a fun cake smash?! She’s big on walking and exploring these days, and she also likes cake. It didn’t take her long before she realized she could just take the cake “to go” and enjoy the best of both worlds at the same time: exploring and eating cake! Though she was a very busy lady bug, she still gave me lots […]

18 Sep 2015

I can’t think of a better way to have spent my last night in Ohio than photographing this beautiful and fun family at Mill Creek Park. The weather was perfect and the light was gorgeous. I can’t even begin to explain what a joy these two darling little girls and their big brother were to photograph-we really had a blast! Their mom has been saving a wall in their house for some time to fill with photos, and we were […]

18 Sep 2015

Mommy and Me Session at Thunderbird Park

I recently had the honor of photographing one of my friends and her son for a “Mommy and Me” session. Her son is friends with my children, and it’s been so special to watch them grow over the last few years. He’s a very handsome little guy with lots of charisma, as you can tell from his wonderful expressions in these pictures! We worked Tanja’s guitar into the session as she’s very musical and recently began taking guitar lessons. She is […]

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 […]