I searched a lot for photographers in AZ, and I was truly happy + lucky to make the decision to work with Summer. She was very passionate + highly experienced in shooting with families (especially with little ones) and had lot of great ideas of type of shots and location - which is everything that I was looking for help, since everything was new for us - new to AZ, new baby turning one, first time shooting family photo outside (in such a heat!) so we needed every little advic
since we're not professionals we have too much on our mind, but she was very smart + experienced so she made decisions when things don't turn out right or time is changing the light, etc. so we were able to capture better photos than I had in mind. she was very good with the baby, we prepared, and her turnaround feedback was very quick all the time. overall, she was very talented but even more, very kind to work and consult with so I didn't feel uncomfortable at all with the little baby. she assured us before the photo take with her experience and additional informations on location.
our family would like to come back and work with Summer at a different season with our more grown up boy next time
we really enjoyed the shooting process itself and the outcomes - it'll all be precious memories for us. and we thank Summer for making that happen.
and yes, I highly recommend her to those that want warm, natural family photos in nature, but still don't want to give up a bit of cuteness for the baby (some restrict baby props or type of shots for their purpose.)