Simply Sweet Photo
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Marisa Garcia Est. 2015 Arizona Photographer 🌡🌲 Owner @chicanduniqueaz

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I took a mini break from my daily posts. The last story I shared was that we've been referred to the Phoenix Childrens Hospital for my daughter Hailey. . She has been experiencing "dizzy spells." These spells occur after she exerts her energy from jumping on the trampoline or on the bed. She can't walk straight, she can't hold her head straight, and she has a hard time finding you with her eyes. The best description I can relate it too is watching someone who is drunk. . The WORST part is that they have lasted up to an hour! We've seen the Ear Nose Throat Specialist and they prescribed her nasal spray allergy relief. She's continued to have these episodes. . Now it's a waiting game! Were waiting for a call to make her appointment to see the NEUROLOGIST. . The "what ifs" and the possibilities of what we will find out has made me uneasy inside. I've been losing sleep over it also. We NEED answers. But waiting until we have those answers is going to be a struggle. . If you've ever heard of anything like this, please message me what you know of it. I'd like to go into this referral with more questions than having none. β™‘ .#azwedding #azweddingphotographers #shenandoahmill #azwedding #shenandoahmill #bride #groom#freepeoplestories @freepeoplestories #belovedstories #beloved #loveandwildhearts @loveandwildhearts #dirtybootsandmessyhair @dirtybootsandmessyhair @radstorytellers #radstorytellers @loversgettinglost #followme #loversgettinglost #wildweddknginspo #smalpresets @campfireandlovestories #campfireandlovestories #azelopement #elopement #elopmentphotographer #arizonaphotograher #flagstaffelopement #wedding #neurology #pch #phoenixchildrenshospital

Yesterday I took all 3 of my kiddos to the doctor to make sure that these fevers and congestion, that has now lasted 5 days, had not turned into an ear infection, sinus infection, or that it had gotten into their lungs... and it hadn't! Yay for tylonal, ibuprofen, mucus relief, and BREATHE essential oil in my humidifier! Things were good yesterday evening, the kids were all perky they all had good appetites, then last night at 130 am I woke up to my 2nd laying next to me. It felt that she had peed the bed because all of a sudden I was super warm on that side. But it was just her little body overheating! All the way up to 104.7! Ahhhhhh when will this end!? She ate 4 popsicles, we sat in the steam of the shower, and then wet her head trying to get her to cool off and her fever to break. After an hour or so she was down to 103.2. Slowly but surely I felt it was okay to go back to bed... with one eye open. My kids are rarely sick, but when they are, it hits them HARD! NEEDLESS to say, I'm a little sleepy this morning! SEND COFFEE! . #momlife #boymom #momofboys #wildchild #amotherslove #mom #son #nikonfamily #nikond750 #hanger #metalbuilding #familyphotography #familyphotographer #familyiseverything #phoenix #phoenixphotographer #mesa #mesaarizona #gilbertphotographer #tucsonphotographer #sedonaphotographer #flagstaffphotographer #simplysweetphotofamilies #sendcoffee #butfirstcoffee

Part of what makes your session unique is finding outfits that express YOU. Don't wear something that you don't feel comfortable in just so you can have that "ideal" or "perfect" image. Wear something that you know you will love and share! Something that you can print and hang on your wall and will never be "out of style." . A reason why I edit the way I do is because it's Timeless. People have told me that they choose me because in a year they wont look at their photos and feel like they were apart of a trend or era. I enhance my images to show details and make color pop or be bold. This is not everyone's style, but that is wonderful because this is what makes my photography mine. This is what brings my clients to choose me. It's all about what you want as a client! If you prefer someone else's editing style over mine, it doesn't upset me! I choose community over competition. We are all out here doing amazing because there are always details that separate us from the next. Don't copy someone else because they have more followers... be proud of YOU and work hard at it! Your hard work will pay off! . #cottonfield #cotton #tucson #az #tucsonaz #cottonfieldphotography #cottonfabric #cottonfarming #simplysweetphotoaz #arizonaphotograher #nikon #followme #teamnikon #50mmf18 #photographer #familyphotographer #b1withfamily #seniorphotographer #communityovercompetition #maternityphotographer #love #cute #focus #picoftheday #nikonfamily #raw #goldenhour #simplysweetphotofamilies

This look.... this is the "really mom" look that I so often get from this 4 year old going on 20, child of mine! I haven't had this look in 4 days since she's had her fever... that's how I KNOW she is not feeling well. πŸ’” . Soon she will be back to her sassy self and I'll once again be reminded of one of my favorite lines... "You never realize how much attitude you have until you create a mini version of yourself." . #minime #motherhoodunpluged #momlife #sassy #mine #attitude #4goingon20 #iloveyou #love #simplysweetphotokids #flagstaffphotographer #flagstafffamilyphotographer #flagstaff #azphotographer #arizona #zona #followme #followforfollow #jeanjacket #blackdress #curledhair #instagood #kidmodel #model #kids

Every night I wake up in a panic with my heart beating hard & I call his name, John, and in the dark I hold his chest to make sure he is breathing. . When he was just shy of 4 months old, I had what you would call a mother's intuition of worry. I turned and looked at him.... no movement. I picked him up, said his name... nothing. I shook him while yelling for him... still no response. My son, my baby, he was lifeless. My husband grabbed both of us unsure of what was happening saying NO, no ,no! I still hear the terror in his voice. . My mind was going a million miles an hour. The only thing I could think was to start CPR. I ran from the room to the living room and told him to call 911. I was squeezing John's chest against mine in breathing movements and when I pulled him away from my body his head layed back and I saw his eyes peak open and close again. So I put pressure on his chest again a few times and he came to. . You would NEVER know the feeling until you experience it. The doctors described it as an Unexpected Life Threatening Event. ULTE's. It's no longer called that, and is described as something else. I asked if it was SIDS, they said no. My mommy heart believes that it was a SIDS episode and that I was able to intervene in time for him to survive. . Every night since he has been wearing a O2 and heart rate monitor called an Owlet. This has given me a peace of mind that I will be warned if he has an episode again, giving me an opportunity to intervene again and keep my baby alive. . Mommies... get an Owlet! It is worth EVERY dollar. Is it pricey? That's not a question when it comes to the livelihood of your child. I hope our story impacts you and you get one for your baby. I also hope you never experience a life threatening event with your child. I promise you'll NEVER say, "I regret spending that money on an Owlet." . @owletcare #owlet #owletbabymonitor #ourstory #johntoriano #myson #ulte #baby #scary #motherhood #motherhoodunpluged #momtherandson #photographer #familyphotographer #azphotographer #flagstaffaz #love #nikon #mommyandme #son #boy

We're on to day 3 of high fever & congestion! At what point to you take your littles into the doctor? When they reach a certain temp? Or only if you can't lower that temp? And what temp is that? . I'm sure happy that photography doesn't interfere with me being able to be a stay home mom and taking care of my babies β™‘ . #flagstaffphotographer #flagstaffaz #family #familysession #snow #cold #nikon #nikonfamily #nikond750 #smallbusiness #localbusiness #local #income #followforfollow #photography #photographer #love #followme #happy #instagood #igers

I have so many ideas for my business, I'm ready to start incorporating them into my work flow! . But 1st.... it's time to start thinking about V-Day minis! I'll be releasing the details soon! But I want to make sure you all have a heads up that I WILL be doing them, and they will be done and ready by or before Feburary 13th! Start thinking about outfits & stay tuned!!! . Meanwhile, enjoy this little cuties baby fever giving smile β™‘ . #momlife #boymom #momofboys #wildchild #amotherslove #mom #son #nikonfamily #nikond750 #hanger #metalbuilding #familyphotography #familyphotographer #familyiseverything #phoenix #phoenixphotographer #mesa #mesaarizona #gilbertphotographer #tucsonphotographer #sedonaphotographer #flagstaffphotographer #simplysweetphotofamilies #dimple #smile #love

People ask if I do weddings, the answer is YES absolutely. I keep it to a minimum because of my kids & family. . Our weekends are so important to us because, daddy is home & we have quality time that is needing to be made. Weddings are on the weekends 99.9% of the time which would mean I would be spending too much time away from my family. . Family is EVERYTHING & my kids will only be little for a short while so I am going to maximize my time spent with them! . That all being said.... I am still booking for 2019 weddings & elopements! So message me if your wanting more information and we can discuss your custom wedding day package pricing! . #azwedding #azweddingphotographers #shenandoahmill #azwedding #shenandoahmill #bride #groom#freepeoplestories @freepeoplestories #belovedstories #beloved #loveandwildhearts @loveandwildhearts #dirtybootsandmessyhair @dirtybootsandmessyhair @radstorytellers #radstorytellers @loversgettinglost #followme #loversgettinglost #wildweddknginspo #smalpresets @campfireandlovestories #campfireandlovestories #azelopement #elopement #elopmentphotographer #arizonaphotograher #flagstaffelopement #wedding

My 1st session of the New Year! It was even better that it was of this momma with her 3 little dudes! If this is not the definition of #momlife then IDK what is! . I hope you've all transitioned into the new year smoothly and are kick'n butt at your new year resolutions! . My new year resolution is to be more patient with my kids, stress less over the small things, & say YES to more opportunities β™‘ . #momlife #boymom #momofboys #wildchild #amotherslove #mom #son #nikonfamily #nikond750 #hanger #metalbuilding #familyphotography #familyphotographer #familyiseverything #phoenix #phoenixphotographer #mesa #mesaarizona #gilbertphotographer #tucsonphotographer #sedonaphotographer #flagstaffphotographer #simplysweetphotofamilies

2018 really has been the BEST year for me! We welcomed our 3rd child into the world, we are all happy & healthy, my husband electrical company is doing amazing & my photography has been so wonderful for my family. Being able to earn an income while being a stay-at-home mom is truly the best of both worlds. . Later 2018, HELLO 2019! . Thank you to each and every one of you who has allowed me to capture all of your simply sweet moments this year! I'm forever grateful for all of you!

What are your holiday traditions? Do you celebrate with a big group of family & friends? Do you make cookies? Do you go look at lights? Have you ever done caroling? I haven't, but I feel like it would be fun! Do you go to a ski resort and bundle up in the snow or do you avoid it all completely and head for the warm sun on a beach? I want to know!! Comment something that you do that gives you all the holiday feels! . #b1withfamily #b1withgirls #simplysweetphotoaz #nikon #nikond750 #35mm #baby #smiles #flagstaff #flagstaffphotographer #flagstafffamilyphotographer #familyphotography #portrait #familysession #field #sunset #flagstaffaz #northernarizona #winter #snowbowl #snowbowlaz #az #zona #followme #cold #seasonal #northernarizonaphotographer #love #babyitscoldoutside

I recieved my holiday cards in the mail today and I'm so excited to send them out to our family & friends! @simplytoimpress did amazing! I highly recommend them 10/10. I feel like my cards are go perfectly with my images & they offer a large variety of options to choose from sayings, color schemes, & even cut edges. I purchased them with a discount code they were offering and I also got a customized self inking stamp that I LOVE for our return address. . This golden hour Cotton Field session gives me all the heart eyes! . #cottonfield #cotton #tucson #az #tucsonaz #cottonfieldphotography #cottonfabric #cottonfarming #simplysweetphotoaz #arizonaphotograher #nikon #followme #teamnikon #50mmf18 #photographer #familyphotographer #b1withfamily #seniorphotographer #maternityphotographer #love #cute #focus #picoftheday #nikonfamily #raw #goldenhour #simplysweetphotofamilies

1 week until my oldest is 4! Seriosuly... where does the time go. I'm already SO SAPPY about Her Birthday and it's not even here!! . What do you guys do for your kids birthdays? Parties? Family vacation? Or just a small celebration at home with your family? . I'm the person who likes to celebrate the big milestones and lay low otherwise. Birthdays for example, 1, 5, 10, 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50,... well you get the picture... am I wrong to do that? Maybe to each is there own and we will agree to disagree 😏 . Does this make me a mean mom for not "going all out?" . #simplysweetphotofamilies

Foggy Friday! If I lived in PNW area I would make that a thing. My husband and I have tossed around the idea of having a second home up there if we ever have the opportunity! Next summer we will be vacationing up there and I cannot wait to see the red woods and that west coast forest again! <- maybe even sasquatch πŸ˜‰ . It's foggy this morning and it was even more last night. Most people might not agree, but this weather inspires me! . I'm so jealous of all of the Washington & Oregon photographers who have the opportunity to shoot in fog. The grass is always greener on the other side though right? Flagstaff gives us a little of EVERYTHING. And were so close to cactus & sand dunes... I can't complain! . HAPPY FRIDAY YALL! Spend you weekends wisely! Don't forget to love on your loved ones. . #b1withfamily #b1withlove #simplysweetphotoaz #nikon #nikond750 #35mm #baby #smiles #flagstaff #flagstaffphotographer #flagstafffamilyphotographer #familyphotography #portrait #familysession #field #sunset #flagstaffaz #northernarizona #winter #snowbowl #snowbowlaz #az #zona #followme #cold #seasonal #northernarizonaphotographer #love #simplysweetphotokids