The Babb Family at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Family is the constellation from which we navigate the deserts of life. Guided by the light of each other, our paths are illuminated with love, hope, and the memories of time spent together. These sentiments are certainly clear in the bright eyes and blissful smiles of the Babb family – bringing the red carpet to the desert in this beautiful family photo session.

Read all about their photo session experience and reflections on family life below.

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Tell us about the inspiration for your family shoot:

We are going for a red carpet look, but in the middle of the desert. We wanted rich jewel colors that would be perfect for holiday photos. I made my daughter, Ava Joy’s dress. It was inspired by Blue Ivy’s 2016 VMA look. Azhley Marie Gonzales is always amazing to work with! She not only helps you feel completely beautiful and confident during her sessions, but she can also help pull your wardrobe perfectly before the session.

What are three things parents can do to build a relationship with their children?

Communicate clearly your expectations and dreams to them directly, love them unconditionally, and always laugh with them.

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How do you balance your family and work?

Being a work at home mom it is sometimes difficult separating family time from work time, but I make it a point to have strict work hours during the week and to keep my weekends free for family time. My husband is in the United States Air Force, so when he is home, we try to spend our time making memories by exploring new places in our area.

Favorite thing(s) to do as a family:

Some our most favorite things to do as a family is take road trips, go to the park, watch movies, sing and dance around the house, and stay over night in hotels just because.

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Vendors:

Photographer: Ashley Gonzales of Ashley Marie Photography
Child’s Dress: Ava Joy’s Dress by That’s So Cute Boutique