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What makes you go awwww? How about puppies? Or any baby animal, for that matter. Not that I’m calling newborn babies “baby animals”, but a squishy, soft, sweet new baby is DEFINITELY an image that draws an “AWWWWWW!!!” out of most anyone. Don’t those big, bright eyes just draw you in? And his sweet little […]


The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift. Sounds elusive, doesn’t it? What do you give the person who has everything? If you’re like me, you ask yourself this every. year. Well, this year I’ve got you covered! Go ahead and breathe that sigh of relief. 🙂 What could be this good, you ask? It’s actually not just […]


I went on a hunt and found several apps that can make life so much easier for a new mom. Here are some of my favorites: Are you breastfeeding? It’s helpful when you are starting out to log your feedings. Keeping track of a pen and paper can be such a pain! Check out these apps […]


I am so excited to share this newborn session with you! As a baby photographer in AZ, I get to see many, many precious newborn babies. And I love sharing their stories. But this little guy’s story had to wait. He was a foster child when we took his newborn pictures, so none of his […]


Oh, Dennis. Have you ever wished you had the skin of a baby again? That baby soft, smooth, gorgeous skin? Well, I do all the time but especially after this little guy. It’s not every day I get such a dark skinned beauty in the studio! As a Mesa Newborn Photographer, I feel like the […]


Do you do anything fun for St. Patrick’s Day? Now, I don’t have a lot of Irish blood in me (although my DNA test results say I do have some!), but I love a good holiday as an excuse to do something fun with my family. We do the usual – wear green, pinch each […]

family fun

It’s Valentine’s Day and you don’t want to go with the same gifts you have given year after year. Chocolates, flowers, and jewelry are great, but photo gifts can really touch the heart like nothing else. Here are my top five ideas for Valentine’s photo gifts: Photo books – My favorite places to print photo […]

gift ideas

It’s December, and you are being pulled in a million different directions and running a hundred miles an hour. Am I right? Girl, I so get it. I am, too! In order to bring a little sanity back to my life and remind myself of what is really important I made a list of five […]


Thank you!!! 2017 was such a wonderful year for Sally Whetten Photography, and that is because of YOU, my friend!! Thank you for inviting me into your life and for you kindness and friendship. I love watching you parent and interact with your families. You are a blessing to me! And I have a feeling […]


Oh, boy. It’s pumpkin season!! I don’t know if you like pumpkin, and fall spices, and all the yummy fall foods, but I sure do! Here are three of my favorite recipes for this season. Why don’t I eat these all year?? I ask myself this every November. And every time I tell myself I […]