Sheila King Photography: Blog en-us (C) Sheila King Photography (Sheila King Photography) Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:35:00 GMT Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:35:00 GMT Sheila King Photography: Blog 80 120 Kyle and Kenzie's Engagement Kyle and Kenzie's Sedona engagement session started at Oak Creek and for sunset we made our way to Cathedral Rock! 

This time of year the weather and leaf colors are amazing! These two are so in love and I can't wait to be a part of their Windmill Winery Wedding next fall!


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Sedona Elopement Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek, Sedona 

The Elopement of Kelly and Michelle 



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Rebecca's Maternity  


Some of my favorites from this session at the White Tank Mountains. This mama is pregnant with her 11th child and wow does she still look so young!  This was her first maternity session ever and she absolutely rocked it!  


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Julian + Ruthie Wedding


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Cano Maternity

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Taryn and Eric's Sedona Engagement Sean and I had such a fun evening with these two love birds. We sure look forward to their North Dakota Wedding next June! 

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Mckenna's Baby Bump  

One of our favorite maternity sessions overlooking skull valley near Prescott Arizona. It was freezing cold fall weather but McKenna was such a trooper and we couldn't be more pleased with how stunning everything was.. from her perfect baby bump, long hair, the colors, the aspens and the gorgeous overlook and views. This is why I love my job. Creating beauty and memories that these families will cherish forever! 

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Twin Peak's Girl Sometimes we have the honor of shooting beautiful women in the desert. Of course the desert is our favorite place to shoot and we are always up for the challenge when anyone wants to venture out in 4x4's and climb as high as we can. Sometimes we take people to secret caves. Of course this indeed requires some off camera lighting; giving these images a more dramatic look. Laken is a Twin Peeks girl and used some of these images for submission to the Twin Peeks Calendar. 


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Sunrise Session  

We love shooting in the fall and winter early in the morning (when the days are shorter and early isn't too early :) 

Denielle looked stunning and fierce in front of this epic morning light. The sky was on fire! 



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Moore Family  

I love hanging out with this fun family! Sessions like this make me LOVE my job!

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8th Grade Grad! Kind of like a Senior session... super fun to provide these memories for families. Gabriel Thurman is one handsome fella! An avid Soccor player and Hunter. Can't wait to shoot his senior session in 4 years from now. 


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Desert Model Sean and I absolutely love shooting in the rustic desert... especially when our clients are willing to be adventurous and go to the tops of mountains with us! Nekkei nailed it! 


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Sasha and Kendra It was a beautiful summer day in Kittson County for Sasha and Kendra's Wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day on the Dagen Farm.  I loved everything about their country style from all the greenery to the flowers, the fields of wheat, and the far away sunset! How do you end a wedding the week of 4th of July? Fire works, of course! <3 





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Horse 'N Around  This is real life for Stephen and Cody. Enjoying a summer evening in Minnesota on their beautiful, quiet and serene farm. 

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Roderick and Grace My home state is always fun to visit but it's especially exciting when I get to photograph old friends. Many who I grew up with.  What an  honor it was when Grace Anderson called me to see if I was available for her wedding day. Fortunatly it was open and I was so looking forward to capturing her special day. Her parents and my parents go way back and capturing Roderick and Grace's wedding was like spending the day with family.   Grace was one of the most laid back and genuine brides. Everything was organized yet peaceful.  And maybe it's partly the quiet and calm of a small town.  Everything from the church to the county fair reception to the sunset photos by Lake Bemidji; the atmosphere and beauty of it all was a breath of fresh air. 





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Zach and Hannah

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Baby Kassidy The birth of Kassidy Harper Severson

I was so blessed to attend the natural birth of this beautiful little girl and capture her entrance into the world.  The staff at "The Birth Nest" was amazing and I absolutely enjoyed working with midwife Pamela! I hope you enjoy this short video and photos from such a special day! Every single birth is such a beautiful miracle. I am still in awww of our bodies and what they are capable of doing. It was so amazing to watch Ashley bring her daughter into her arms with such amazing strength and power!


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Chapel of The Holy Dove Wedding I was so honored when Jessica and Bret asked me to shoot their wedding in Flagstaff! This little chapel is seriously a fairytale wedding venue. It's open to the public first come first serve. Thankfully no one else was around for this beautiful, small and intimate wedding! One of my favs! 

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Birth- Baby Khalil   Byllie was amazing! She was induced and ready for her son to be with her. After a long induction and a couple of days in the hospital her body finally decided to go for it. Once she was dilated to 10... baby Khalil came so fast!  I don't think she pushed more than 8 or maybe 10 times, which is amazing for a first time Mama.  And even though her epidural had worn off, she hardly made a sound except for the sound of her breath and the sigh of relief when he was finally here! Byllie and David have such a handsome little guy and I am so honored that they allowed me to capture his beautiful birth!

Khalil Domonick was 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. 

Congratulations to Byllie and David on your beautiful son! 




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Maternity- Byllie and David I haven't known Byllie and David long- but the few times I have spent with them, I can tell they are going to be amazing parents.  They are so excited to meet their little guy.  Their maternity session in Sedona was a blast. We were pleasantly surprised to find this old brick chicken coop on a hike in unknown territory. Byllie's dad was my assistant and with my gold reflector we got one of my favorite shots.. but then again.. I have a lot of favorites from this session. I seriously can't wait to meet their little man myself- isn't her baby bump adorable? <3 



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Maternity- Elisa and Elias Baby Bump I had so much fun hanging out with Elisa and Elias, who are about to become the most cool parents ever.  Their beautiful smiles and fun personalities made shooting them, just a dream.  I also had an amazing assistant that drove all the way up to Sedona to help me shoot this session.

We almost had to reschedule this session due to rain in the area. We chanced it.. and started 2 hours before we had planned.  We literally started shooting while it was sprinkling and then it stopped... we shot for close to 2 hours and as we were driving back to town it started pouring, wow.... thank you LORD for timing the rain just right! 

Some of my favorites :) 


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Will and Kayla Thanks to Will, Kayla and of course their handsome little guy Willie-- I finally got to check out  "The Hole in the Rock".  We drove through rain most of the way to the location but literally right before our exit the rain had stopped and the weather was perfect! The clouds made for a beautiful backdrop and I can finally say, it's starting to feel like fall, even though it's technically winter :)  It was a nice change from bright sunny conditions.  The hike was easy and the views were amazing. I'm pretty sure I'll be hitting this spot again!

The Aldrich family is in town from Oregon through Thanksgiving weekend. We have known Will for many years,  I was blessed with finally meeting his beautiful wife  Kayla just a few months ago!  Such a great couple and we look forward to many years of friendship. 



(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:57:23 GMT
Summer Family Favorites  

Random photos from this summer.....

I had a lot of fun visiting family in July.  I didn't schedule too many sessions back home since I have such a huge family.  I really wanted to make sure I visited everyone that I could.  Scheduling these were so much fun though because all of these families are old friends of mine. It was great to see everyone and catch up. It's crazy how after moving away from home, time just seems to fly by... the families just keep on growing and all the babies are big kids now!  It's so much fun though- so thankful my job allows me to spend extra time with friends <3  My next trip will be planned for April 2017! 


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Jessica, Bret and Sophie Another gorgeous day at Sahuaro Ranch Park!

Little Sophie is always so much fun, with her adorable brown eyes and long curly hair--I could photograph her all day long <3

What a hard session to narrow down for my blog post! Every.Single.One.Rocked!



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The Moore Family I finally had the opportunity to shoot at Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale Last week! It's such a fun place because it has so many spots to shoot and be creative! Trees, grass, historical buildings, field of corn and more.... Definitely a new favorite!

I have known the Moore family for a little over year.  Recently they returned home from India after finally completing the long process of adopting little Haddie!  Though there were a ton of obstacles along the way, God proved himself over and over again-- with what seemed impossible to accomplish.  I thought of this verse when I thought of the Moore family and their willingness to adopt an orphan.  

Mark 9:36-37
He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

I look forward to seeing what God has in store for this beautiful and loving family!

God Bless you all <3   



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Jesse & Brandy Jesse and Brandy's October 21st wedding was gorgeous. The weather was amazing and the setting was so peaceful.  If you know me, you know I'm a ranch girl and love everything to do with "country"!  The Van Dickson Ranch is up near Prescott, AZ in a valley called "Skull Valley" ... I don't know the history behind that name but it's a very pretty and secluded area that everyone must drive through at some point. From the rivers and railways to the tall Cottonwood trees and Mountains.. it's one of the pretties places around. 

Brandy was one of the most beautiful brides-- not only was she stunning in every way, she was beaming with excitement from the moment I saw her.  Jesse and Brandy both have a strong love and you could tell by all the toasts and stories that their family told, they were truly meant to be together forever.   The stories of how God had molded their lives and brought them together brought tears to my eyes.  A match made in heaven <3

Thank you to Angelina Cox from Shots by Angie for second shooting- I had so much fun with her and hope to work with her again in the future.

Other Vendors you should check out

Venue:  Van Dickson Ranch

Flowers: Allen's Flowers- Prescott

Cake: Sugar and Ice

Wedding Dress: Luvs Bridal

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse







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The Birth of DaGoshen Coy..... I can't even begin to describe how excited I was to be able to go to Minnesota this summer and spend a whole month with my family! My sister Mallori was planning a home birth and though her sweet baby boy decided to come a whole 2 weeks late, I was able to stay a week longer than I had planned. 

Mallori was awaken by labor pains on the morning of July 31st. I took my time getting there, as I know first time babies can take their sweet time. When I arrived she was just beginning to have to really concentrate to get through the hard contractions. She handled transition like a champ and enjoyed being in the birthing tub. When he finally decided to come, he flew out!  What a beautiful and emotional moment that was, to watch my little sister become a Mommy for the very first time!  I hope you enjoy watching this recap of that beautiful day. Scroll down to see a few more photos as well.  And make sure to leave Mallori and Daniel some well wishes and comments at the bottom. Isn't he just amazing? I can't wait to see him again soon!

DaGoshen was a healthy 7 lbs 2 oz,  20 and 3/4 inch long perfect little boy :)











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April Recap.... Although I didn't have a ton of sessions this last month-we traveled to Florida and we had lots of company!!  The month FLEW by and I can't even believe it's May already. I am by all means, not ready for the heat that is about come to our area. I hope this beautiful spring weather that we've been having, sticks around for just a little while longer! I have some fun sessions planned for the next couple of weeks!


This beautiful girl posed for a mentoring session I had back in March.  She was stunning and both Monica and I had fun posing her, thank goodness she was patient with us for a whole 2 hours :)

The Ihrke Family was adventure as are most of my clients- They loved the desert drive and what fun it was to photograph their love of their new addition! We will be getting together again in the near future when their daughter is able to join us for more family photos! I look forward to our next adventure!

We also had a studio session with one month old baby, Jason Ihrke. He was so precious and such a joy!

A special birthday party for a special little girl we know :) I was shooting video for a wedding and had to miss the fun.. so These are some photos Sean snapped while he was there with our kiddos. They obviously had a blast! ​

My sillies at the Maricopa County Fair..... They make my heart smile!

Baby Macilyn was an angel! I'm beginning to really love newborn session. There is nothing sweeter than a cuddly, sleepy newborn :)

My Dad and sister Whitney came down for a few days to pick up a new vehicle and drive it back to Minnesota. We had to take them to the desert and show them some cool scenery and old mines.

In a recent post I blogged this fun Brother/Sister Senior session!

​And also in a recent Wedding Post,  I blogged this fun Beach Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Porter! Check it out HERE


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Chandler and Jarod Sean and I once again had a blast in the desert! Thanks to our amazing and adventurous clients! We explored some new areas and found some extremely rugged and textured rocks.  The desert really is beautiful, you just have to be willing to drive and explore the mountains and the washes. Thank goodness for our 4-Wheel drive truck and my awesomely handsome driver. 

Chandler and Jarod are the type of siblings and best friends that I hope my children become one day.  They are mature, kind, genuine and most of all.. they have the hearts of servants. I have known them for about 3 years and have seen the way they treat others. They never cease the opportunity to jump in and help someone.  We could use more people like Chandler and Jarod in this world. Chandler is going to school for Nursing and Jaron for Business. Their love of the Lord and His light just shines from with in. God bless you both and I pray you have a wonderful journey through college- may you find new friends that build you up and push you to do the things that even you believe are impossible. 

Congratulations on your graduation- I can't wait to see where the Lord leads you!

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Brandy+Jesse Engagement  

Engagement sessions are one of my all time favorite photo sessions! I love capturing love! Maybe it's because I'm a romantic at heart... being in love is one of the best feelings in the world and watching others love bloom and grow brings me much joy.  Sean and I are so excited to be shooting their wedding in Skull Valley this October. The weather should be amazing and the location is absolutely stunning! 

Brandy and Jessie's engagement session in Wickenburg was a blast and I know their wedding day will be even more amazing! 

Enjoy a few of my favs <3






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Austin + Jennifer I was so honored to be able to shoot this amazing beach wedding at El Prado Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

​Not only did I get to spend a whole week on the coast, I was blessed by my mother-in-law watching my children so that my best friend and photography partner could join me for the whole week! So, while we were there for work, my husband and I also got some much needed R&R.

​Two days before the wedding we picked up my friend Angela, who was the Videographer. It was such a pleasure working with her. We had worked together on video in the past, but never as a videographer/photographer team. I definitely look forward to referring her in the future and working with her again.

​​Before the wedding began, we were a little worried about the weather. The rain never came and it worked out perfectly! My favorite part was that we all got to kick off our shoes and enjoy the sand between our toes :)  We really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. ​

​Congratulations Austin and Jen- Sean and I wish you many great years together as husband and wife!


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The Bailey Family

Sean and I had fun with the Bailey Family while we were in California this winter.  I love being able to shoot in the trees now and then. It was a little chilly but the sun was shining and the light was lovely! I also had fun testing out a new lens on this session. I was extremely pleased with the outcome. 

I can't believe little Gavin, he isn't so little anymore. He was born the year Sean and I got married and now he and our son Colton are best of buddies even though they don't see each other very often.  


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The Manwaring Family I had fun in the desert with this gorgeous family last weekend! These kids were so adorable and little Colin was ALL BOY... totally into the rocks and sticks and talking up a storm.  Braylin at 6 months old was as cute as they come and such a sweet, smiley baby! Don't let the sunny skies fool you, it was a chilly Arizona evening in Morristown. These guys were troopers though and stuck around until sunset....   




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The Shock Family

I love this time of year and can hardly believe Christmas is only 10 days away!  I have a few more families to share and hopefully I'll have time before Christmas to get them all posted.   But I wanted to say, thank you so much for stopping by my blog, even though I have been horrible about keeping up with it. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year, filled with joy and love. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

I had the pleasure of capturing the family of another photographer a couple nights ago while she captured photos of my family! We decided to make an evening of it and combine our two sessions! It worked out perfectly and everyone had fun.    I met Angela over breakfast at Cracker Barrel a year and a half ago after meeting through a local FB group for photographers. Angela and I have become great friends, we encourage and inspire each other in more ways than just Photography. She is a woman of great Faith and has an abundance of love in her heart for her beautiful family! Our children even hit it off the other day and I can see them becoming good friends as well. Thankful the Lord brings people like her into my life.  Check out their beautiful family!


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Mariah's Senior Session  Beautiful and elegant.. she came all the way from Maine to visit her Grandma in Tonopah Arizona.  She said she was hoping to get her photos done in the desert so she could be different from her classmates.  Well, I think these will definitely be a bit different! We didn't have a lot of time but we got plenty of fun shots right before the sun went down and even afterwords.   I almost didn't get the last couple sunset shots as the battery in my off camera flash receiver was close to dead.. I had to switch them out at the last minute and thankfully we still got it!  My bad for not making sure they were switched ahead of time! Congrats on graduating High School Mariah and God bless you on your new adventures! Hope to see you again on your next visit! 


(Sheila King Photography) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:58:06 GMT
King Family It was a hot July day in Goodyear, AZ yesterday.   Not only was it hot but the Monsoon humidity must have risen quickly because we were all sweating quite a lot by the time we got back to our vehicles. Thank goodness you can't tell how hot we were in the photos and thankfully we got through a lot of photos rather quickly!  Not sure about anyone else but I was a bit tempted to jump in the water fall!  


Here are a few my favorites from this colorful session! 






(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:15:10 GMT
Baby Isabella Johanna and David welcomed little Isabella into the world 10 days ago.  I am so happy I was able to capture these special moments for them.  They are already such wonderful and loving parents.  Baby Isabella is one blessed little girl! Perfectly beautiful in every way!  God Bless you all~

For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.… Psalms 127:2b-4
Make sure you click the "settings" button and then select the highest quality of 1080p for the video. Make sure your volume is up!     

BabyIsabella from Sheila King on Vimeo.


(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:54:06 GMT
Johanna and David Another beautiful Mama and a beautiful baby bump. I don't think I will ever tire of photographing such things as the miracle of life!  David and Johanna were so much fun.   I had two students shadowing me for this session so Johanna not only had one camera but THREE snapping away! She was a trooper though to hang in there while we were all working together.  

Isn't she stunning? I can hardly believe these were taken in Buckeye Arizona.  My friend Amy asked a sweet little old lady if we could shoot in the field next to her house.  It was perfect! I mean, who doesn't love sunflowers!? We found a little furry friend and of course we had to include him :)

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Kayla's Bridal Session Kayla will be a stunning bride!  Her wedding isn't until October but she decided to dress up and join me on this rustic styled session. We found an old shed and what looks like an old horse barn.  Her and Patrick are also having a western themed outdoor wedding.  Although she isn't going to look exactly how she did during this bridal session.  You'll have to stay tuned to see what changes :)  

My friend Chandler assisted me on this session and Athena Mitchell owner at Bella Voi Salon did Kayla's hair! Please go check her salon out on facebook! Thank you Athena! 

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Ashley- A desert beauty! Ashley was absolutely stunning at 37 weeks pregnant with her baby girl!   She was totally adventurous to come all they way out to Tonopah for her session and basically go 4-wheelin' in my heavy duty F-350.  I seriously have the best clients ever!   


I had a couple students with me on this session and although it was a littler different for me in that I was teaching as I went along, I have to say it was so much fun!  We did miss the sunset as we were down in a wash where we found absolutely amazing light and the rocks around the area posed as a perfect GIANT reflector! It was stunning! We were so caught up in the light and the moment that by the time we left the wash to head to the mountains, it was a little late. But instead of being bummed about the sunset we played around with off camera flash and got some neat evening shots anyway.  


I absolutely love shooting maternity. Please, if you know anyone else in their last trimester, consider sending them my way :)  


Thank you Ashley for being awesome, I hope you enjoy :) 


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I can hardly begin to describe how awesome Andrea and Ray's wedding day was! First of all,  I got to shoot it with my best friend and my own love, Sean. I never thought I would be his boss, turns out we work pretty good together and I think we'll keep this up.  

Andrea and Ray- wow, these two people are so meant for each other and actually this was the uniting of not two but three!  I am so impressed with how Andrea has taken Ray's daughter as her own. The love they share is something truly special and it shows a great deal.  I am so happy for the three of them and pray they have a long and happy life together.  

The wedding was held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tolleson, Arizona and the reception was held at the American Royal Palace in Phoenix.  


I love the yellow colors and little charm in her bouquet of flowers.... 

Ray had written her a love letter ....... well of course he did!  He's the man! 

a beautiful blessing from both her parents.....  

Mila and Bobby made the cutest pair..... 

The church was stunning...... and the ceremony beautifully laid out... 

Andrea's family surprised her with these classic cars for the day! How cool is that?  We drove them over near the stadium to get some shots and walk around Westgate for some couple photos before heading to the reception....  

So many beautiful details....

then it was time to party!  

Congratulations to all three of you! Sean and I could not be happier for such a sweet and loving family! 


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Riley is 1 year old!  

Oh my goodness! I shared quite a few pics of this cute little girl on my facebook page but thought I would include some more from her session with her parents and grandpa here.  This little girl definitely kept me on my toes... but what one year old doesn't?  She was curious about the world around her and of course it was a perfect day to explore and roam around as the Arizona heat hadn't gotten to us yet! It was a perfect evening for an outdoor session.  I had a blast capturing these fun moments of Riley and her family :) 

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Dennerline Family Here are a few of my favorites from our desert session! April has become a very good friend of mine that I met through my church friends.  Both Jason and April are such fun loving, compassionate people! We are blessed to know them and their sweet children!   I love me a silhouette now and then :)   I will also share a blog post of the milestone photos I did of Corbin and Paisley last month.  


(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 24 May 2015 00:31:16 GMT
Smith Family Too many cute ones to share on facebook so I'm throwing these up quickly on my blog. I have been really bummed with the quality of Facebook images.  If you view here the quality should be MUCH better!  Anyway... I had a wonderful morning with the Smith Family today! Their kids were too adorable and fun! We caught a lot of "real" moments during our little adventure to the stone house. What a sweet family! My kids enjoyed showing them around our little hobby farm to see the animals and the garden after exploring the desert and finding lizards to play with! Always exciting when you venture out to Tonopah! 


(Sheila King Photography) Sat, 23 May 2015 23:48:21 GMT
Brittany + Erik  


Brittany and Erik were too much fun! The time totally got away from us and we barely had time to do everything. We spent literally less then five minutes on the sparkler shots because they were going to be late for a Christmas party. So, as you can see they are blurry, but none the less....they LOVE their sparkler shots and the sparklers turned out amazing! My new photography partner and my husband Sean was the bomb! He helped with setting up, reflectors and of course running around the amazing couple with the lit up sparklers to get those two shots, and there were ONLY these two shots!

 I wish them both many many years of happiness together.  Don't they say "Couples that ride together, stay together"? You better get a bike too Brittany! Sounds fun to me :)    

(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:49:20 GMT
Daniel+Mallori  Not only did I get to attend this beautiful Haitian wedding, but I also had the honor of capturing it.  My sister Mallori became Mrs. Daniel Jean on November 29th, 2014.  It was definitely a challenge to be a bridesmaid and Photographer at the same time.   Thanks to Tim Parker for helping me capture some of the moments that I wasn't able to. 

Talk about blending families... try blending cultures! Here's a little back story. Mallori has  been living in Haiti off and on for the past few years.  Mallori volunteers at Ruuska Village in Bon Repos, Haiti,  where Barbara Walker runs her orphanage.   Daniel and Mallori met at church during one of her trips a few years ago.   How God brought these two amazing people together is incredible. I wont go into detail, but I have no doubt in my mind that Mallori found someone who Loves the Lord as much as she does, and who is her best friend!   They will do miraculous things for their Savior. They both have a heart for the lost, and I can only imagine that Daniel is as selfless of a person as Mallori.  I am beyond excited for them and their new life together!  

(Sheila King Photography) culture haiti haitian haitiwedding Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:45:04 GMT
Wennberg Family  

The beautiful Wennberg family came out together for some four generation photos!  Isn't Grandma adorable?  This group of 14 was so much fun.   There was not a cloud in the sky for our Saturday morning session.  When you live in Arizona,  shooting in the sun is something that us photographers better get used to!  It sure made for some bright and vivid colors!  I think this was the biggest family I've photographed other than the families at weddings.  I am really enjoying this nice fall weather we are having.  It's perfect for outdoor sessions :)  


(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:08:42 GMT
Andrea + Ray Engagement Andrea and Ray were the perfect couple to take to the mountains for a rustic shoot in the desert.  Aside from getting cactus thorns in our feet, I think we all had fun hiking around to find these beautiful settings.  It is so much fun photographing couples who are so giddy and in love! I look forward to what's going to be an amazing wedding in May.


(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:21:09 GMT
Baby Corbin Sweet handsome little Corbin James was born yesterday at 2:53 weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz. I was so excited when April asked me to come capture these memories for her family.   The miracle of birth never ceases to amaze me! The joy and excitement on everyone's faces is just beautiful. Well, the photos speak for themselves.... I hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them!

Welcome Little Corbin, you have awesome parents and they are truly blessed with another wonderful gift from above. 




(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:12:27 GMT
Samantha I am excited to share this colorful session!  Samantha was my first 2015 Senior Graduate.  What a sweet and joyful young woman with a contagious smile!  We found some great places.. almost too many to pick from!  She was so much fun and so happy that photographing her was just a breeze!   It definitely helped that my husband was my assistant; I'm pretty sure he'll be joining me on many future session :)    

Good luck on your future endeavors and Congratulations on your coming Graduation! 




(Sheila King Photography) Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:27:50 GMT
Baby Dominic This was my third session with the Saldona family. I have so enjoyed capturing their many adventures... from family to adoption to newborn!  We had even planned for me to capture Dominic's birth but the little guy had different plans!  He was born several weeks early and spent several weeks in the hospital before they were able to bring him home. Most definitely a miracle baby!  He was finally big enough for an outdoor photo session; so we went to a popular place near Buckeye.   We were so glad we did because we found a nice picnic area that was shaded and a good place to change baby and get out of the hot morning sun.  Little Dominic still seemed so tiny to me at only 2 weeks past his due date. So he was still very newborn and fun to pose and cuddle!   Tristan, what a dude! He absolutely adores his new little brother.  I hope to capture more of them as they grow.  They are so handsome!   I truly enjoy working with the whole family.  Enjoy some of my favorites and fall in love! 

(Sheila King Photography) Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:14:12 GMT
Amy and Matt Isn't Amy radiant!?  I was so excited when she contacted me to do a maternity session and was up for a trip to Sedona!  It was my first session in Sedona, Arizona and I couldn't have been more excited to share that experience with such a lovely couple!  Amy was such a trooper hiking around to different locations at 8 months pregnant; she even went in the creek that was full of crawdads!  Yep.. I think we both let out a few sounds when they would scurry across our toes! I never did like those little critters.  After Sean (my hubby) found the perfect creek area with amazing light... we took a few shots in a grassy patch we found behind an old hotel and then headed on back to the other side of town for our scenic mountain shots!  It was so nice to head on up the hill for a change of scenery.  We all enjoyed a beautiful day and thanks to both Matt and Sean; they were a huge help.  Sean did all the scouting for the perfect locations and Matt helped with posing, adjusting and holding my reflector!  So, thanks to both of you as well for making the day run smoothly!  Excited to finally be sharing some of my favorites on the blog :)   



(Sheila King Photography) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:01:13 GMT
The Ahart Family I got to venture back out to the rustic Belmont Mountains with this wonderful family.  They were so much fun.  I just love when families are up for a little adventure and 4-wheeling.  Rough roads, heat, dust and cactus didn't scare this crew! They are true Arizonans!  Here are some of my favorites! 

(Sheila King Photography) Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:07:04 GMT
My little rascals When kids want to get down and dirty, what better way than to take them to work with Dad!? One huge reason we love to homeschool is that we get to take little field trips whenever possible!  

It was a super hot day, we packed a lunch and drank lots of water! After messing around in the mud for awhile I took the kids for a hike and let them climb some small mountains. Needless to say, they all slept the whole way home! 

Just wanted to share again some photos of my own family.  They are my pride and joy and I love to see them having fun and getting messy :) 


(Sheila King Photography) Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:01:20 GMT
Our little Fairy..... Thank you to my friends Anna Johnson and Sarah Breeden for the inspiration to create some fairy photos of my daughter.   I finally curled Carley's hair and got her outside.  This is the closest thing to a forest I have around here.  Really, just a bunch of weeds growing on desert trees. Anyhow, I was able to find some nice light and played with a little off camera flash.  I look forward to doing some more creative shoots in the near future. So, please let me know if you have an idea of something similar to do with your daughter! 


Thanks to for the cool Fairy PS brushes! 

(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:16:40 GMT
Anya Turns ONE! Precious, beautiful Anya! Need I say more? She is such a sweet pea and I had so much fun playing with her. She will steal anyone's heart in a matter of moments.  Here are my very favorites from our simple session in her back yard. YES, I just want to kiss those little toes! 

(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:18:38 GMT
Father's Day at Newport Beach We happened to be at Newport beach over the weekend of Father's Day for my husband's cousin Michelle's Wedding. NOPE I wasn't the photographer and therefor I was able to really enjoy the wedding and even got to dance with my husband :)  We hadn't had that much fun in awhile. The whole trip was soooo much fun. Not only did we get to attend an amazing and beautiful wedding, we got to spend five days at this beautiful beach in perfect 75 degree weather!  We now have dreams of some day owning a beach house in the area.   

I have so many fun photos from the trip but today I just want to highlight and celebrate this awesome man in our life.  Sean is my rock, my better half, my soul mate and my best friend. I am beyond honored and ecstatic to be married to this man that God hand picked to be the father of our children! I am so grateful that he is always there to pick up my slack.  I don't claim to be a great mom but I appreciate the love and support and balance that Sean and I have when parenting together. He is strong when I am weak, he is calm and sweet when I am not!  I do most of the book work with our children when homeschooling but Sean, he is the amazing life skills instructor.  He coaches them in everything they pursue, he guides them to make wise decisions and answers their millions of questions... even the annoying ones!  We love you Sean and hope your Father's Day was one to remember! Thank you for being YOU! 

 Newport Pier,  Father's Day morning.   Cousin Gavin (the boy in white) got to spend the night and half of Sunday with us. We only get to see him a couple times a year but he and Colton have always been good buddies. 

Carley made a cute little home for the crab they found.....



(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:50:00 GMT
Baby Hayden! The Campbell family- Hannah, Doug and Blayke welcomed sweet little handsome Hayden into their family! This was one of the most fun sessions I have done. Hayden was my first newborn at 10 days old!  I could not have asked for a more perfect little guy to work with! I hope to do more newborns in the near future as I LOVE babies!  Big brother was soooo sweet as well.  He kept petting and kissing his new little buddy. What precious memories to capture!  Can't wait for our next session with these two handsome boys!  


(Sheila King Photography) Thu, 29 May 2014 17:52:20 GMT
Mothers Day Baby My 18 year old mare WI Kareemaa WFA and Majestic Sunspot had this adorable little Pintabian Filly on Mothers DAY! 

My family and I went to church services and since the mare wasn't waxing up or leaking milk 

we decided that we might have time to go out to lunch and grab some feed at the local Tractor Supply. 

To our surprise when we drove in the yard; there she was was!  

Beautiful and not only a filly but a black and white filly just like her 6 year old sister Sierra Sunspot! 

I love to be present when foals are born but there is something nice about showing up late to see a healthy

foal standing up and nursing on it's own! No stress and no work! 

First thing my husband said when we drove in the yard was "Well, Happy Mothers Day honey!"  

I snapped a few photos of her and our daughter Carley at around 24 hours old. Isn't she just the sweetest? 

If a cute name comes to mind when you scroll her photos.. please post here in my comments section on the blog! 

I"m really bad at names! But I want something with "Sunspot" at the end like her sire.  Her sister was born in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (hence the name) This filly was born in the  Sonoran Desert just West of Pheonix.   Maybe that helps :)  Looking forward to reading some ideas! 



(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 11 May 2014 21:50:00 GMT
Ana + Julio My husband and I had the honor of photographing a gorgeous wedding together at the Tuscany Falls Country Club. Ana and Julio were so much fun! It is absolutely a joy to be in the presence of such joy filled people; their love for each other just shined!!  Their whole family really knows how to have fun.  The wedding dance went late into the night and even the kids had a blast!  I enjoyed hearing a live Mariachi band for the first time.     Congratulations to both of you from Sean and I, we wish you the very best in the years to come! 



(Sheila King Photography) Sat, 10 May 2014 21:50:00 GMT
Fun with my sister!  When you have pretty subjects around, you better take lots of photos! 

Here are a couple of my favorites of my daughter Carley with her Auntie Jessica.  

Carley LOVED having her Auntie with us for a month this sprint. We can't wait until she comes back! 






(Sheila King Photography) Fri, 09 May 2014 21:50:00 GMT
Eric, Kandice and Tristan! Oh my goodness!  I was so excited yesterday to have the honor of taking photos for this wonderful family! Eric and Kandice welcomed little Tristan into their home through the blessing of Adoption!  Tristan is just full of life and love! He is a charming yet busy little guy that enjoys exploring our world! These are just a few of my favorites!  Stay tuned and I'll post a few more on my facebook page. Congratulations and God bless you all!   








(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 04 May 2014 23:12:44 GMT
Beautiful Hannah  

Here it is April 1st already!  Where did winter go? At least with summer just around the corner it's the perfect time for some gorgeous spring photo sessions! Hannah is one of the most pretty pregnant women I've ever seen! She is due to have her second son in twelve days from the date of this session.  The lighting was incredible and we had so much fun! After doing a few poses in her beautiful backyard we decided to head about 10 minutes away to some more pretty evening sun.  It was shining nicely over the mountains on the cactus and desert floor which made for some beautiful rim light on her long curly hair.  

(Sheila King Photography) desert family maternity portraits Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:16:32 GMT
The Rodriguez Family! What beautiful spring weather we have been having here in sunny Arizona!  The Rodriguez family was such a joy to work with,  we had so much fun laughing and joking around. You can really see the love these siblings have for each other.   

It was a nice cool evening to try out this new location. I just LOVE the grass and palm trees!  I am sure I will be returning to this location in the near future! 

(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:26:00 GMT
Jessica and Sophie I think I found a little Angel right here, either that or a porcelain doll! Little Sophie wasn't too excited about posing for the camera and most of the session was just following her around and catching what I could. This ended up being one of the most fun sessions ever. I'm in love with the colors! 

(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:15:01 GMT
The Campbell Family Another great photo shoot with a wonderful family! I have the best clients ever! They are such troopers to drive out to these amazing places! In a flat desert it's hard to find nice places for photos when the sun is so high and so hot most of the day.  These washes and mountainous areas make the perfect setting, More shade and lovely back drops! My subjects were full of smiles, which made my job easy! Isn't that little guy a stud? 











(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:44:40 GMT
The Bailey Family What a fun time with this crew! Another family wanted to head out to the scenic desert. Despite the rough roads out there, I think we all had a blast! Next time though I think Melissa will be wearing her hiking shoes ;) 






(Sheila King Photography) Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:35:38 GMT
Cassie Uballe I had such a fun evening photographing Cassie and her furry friends last weekend! It was tough narrowing down which photos to put on the blog! There were so many gorgeous photos of this trio! Congrats to Cassie on her finale year of High school.  Enjoy her pretty smile <3 


(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:17:52 GMT
The Duffy Family  Last Sunday evening was the perfect time for a photo session with this gorgeous family! I must say I really enjoy the fall and winter weather down here in Arizona. It's almost like a gift sent from Heaven after enduring those long summer days!  

We found a nice location that was perfect for their country look, with rustic gates, mountains and even some golden wheat looking grass.

I will definitely be going back to that area since it has so many options and places to go.  Obviously it's a hot spot; we ran into at least 5 other photographers.  Was nice to see so many friendly people sharing the same place :)  Although, I think my models were the BEST! They seriously made my job so easy, I mean look at them!!!







(Sheila King Photography) Arizona Duffy Family Family Portraits country ranch family Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:31:46 GMT
The Ellman Children-Back to School... I had the pleasure of photographing one of the cutest little families yesterday!  

They had the sweetest smiles and were such a joy and to top it off  the weather was gorgeous!






(Sheila King Photography) Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:28:46 GMT
A girl and her horse.... Josie is a senior this year and decided to take photos with one of her best friends!  Dillon is a nice old quarter horse that she barrel races on. He was such a gentleman and did everything we asked during the photoshoot and no I did't have to clone anyone out!  He stood perfectly and followed her along unleashed! 





(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:41:54 GMT
Vikings Fans! I LOVE that this Minnesota family is supporting their Viking's way down here in the desert!  

Thanks to the awesome weather we had such a fun evening taking photos and exploring a couple different locations.   We found an area with greenery! If it wasn't for the the second set of photos you never would have known we were in the desert! But I am really liking their bright colors with the rustic rocks and cactus! And aren't those kiddos adorable!? 






(Sheila King Photography) Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:14:19 GMT