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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 […]

18 Sep 2015

Maternity Session

Congratulations to Julia on her second bundle of joy-due to arrive very soon! This session officialIy made me fall in love with taking pictures on farms! What a spectacular environment for this beautiful family to have their pictures taken. These photographs were taken this past summer in Ohio, but I am determined to find some local Arizona farms willing to host Act Naturally Photography lifestyle sessions. About the photographer, Natalie Wheeler: I am a full time photographer and mom of […]

17 Sep 2015

Nielson Family Lifestyle Session

The Nielson’s are dear friends of ours, and I was so glad to have the opportunity to visit them last Saturday to document their typical weekend morning. We had a fun filled morning of dinosaur-shaped and horse-shaped pancake making, a tickle-fest, a couple of games of UNO, and even did some dancing to their new favorite kid’s music “The Anna Banana Band”* (see the pictures of them screaming “ROAR” for the Dinosaur song!). We ended the session outside in the […]

17 Sep 2015

Michael Turns 1 & Smashes his Cake!

I have had the privilege of photographing this handsome little guy twice now! I absolutely ADORE him. When his mom contacted me to do his one year pictures and cake smash, I was so excited to get the opportunity to take his pictures a second time. While they live in the D.C. area now, we were fortunately able to meet up this summer to do the session. Michael is one of the happiest and most pleasant babies I’ve ever met. […]