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Eeeeekkkkk! I am SO excited to share this happy news with you. Over the past year or so, my life and therefore, my business, has been in a time of transition. When we adopted our daughter almost a year ago, our lives went into parent mode. Not only were we becoming parents for the first time, but we were parents to a toddler right front the start. The past year has been my time to figure out what it looks like to be both a full time mommy and a business owner. I can’t say that I have it ALL figured out, but I’m definitely in a really great place right now. Our family has gotten into great rhythm and I have been getting to spend a lot more time on my business again. It feels SO great to dream, create and photograph love again and I am excited to get back into full swing!

As I have grown and changed over the past year, so has my business. I have learned more about who I am, what I’m passionate about and the direction I want my business to go in the future. I am coming back into full swing with photography, feeling refreshed and inspired. In honor of this new, fresh outlook, comes a refresh for my brand! I am SO excited to share it with all of you. So without further ado, here is my newly refreshed look:

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I love the simple, femininity and maturity it portrays. Emily of Rose and Julep paper did a fantastic job creating it! Along with my brand refresh comes my updated website. Hope you can celebrate with me as I embrace this time of flourishing as both a mommy and photographer. Praise to Jesus for both gifts <3!

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Check out my website directly at: www.stacykokes.com

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I am SO excited to announce that for the months of May, June, July and August, I will be opening up my business for not just weddings, but Summer Sessions as well!

What are Summer Sessions, you ask?! They are 45 minute lifestyle sessions (maternity, family, children, couples/anniversary) with 30 high resolution digital images for only $300. For anyone who is willing to brave the Arizona sun, this is an awesome opportunity to get in front of my camera! Please contact me at stacy.kokes@gmail.com to get your session on the books. Can’t wait to beat the heat together :).

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Happy Monday and Happy (belated) Easter!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend. Our was just wonderful. We had SO much fun spending our first Easter with our daughter Bella. She had a blast searching for her Easter basket and eggs and throughly enjoyed her goodies. After a full day of church, brunch with friends, Easter activities, playing in the backyard and climbing around at the new Riverview Park, we were all in need of a good night’s sleep! This Easter will forever be etched in our hearts as extremely special; our first Easter as a family of three. What a blessing indeed!

xo, Stacy Kokes

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Abbi+Chris are seriously one of the coolest couples I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They live big and love deep and have some ultra awesome stories of all the adventures they have had together. I am confident that their lives are going to full of awesomeness, fun, adventure and LOVE!

They said their “I dos” at the gorgeous Desert Botanical Gardens on an incredibly beautiful day. The weather was perfect as was their entire celebration. I was honored to be a part of it.

Congrats again, you two! xo, Stacy Kokes

Thanks to Nikki Bucher of Nicole Bucher Photography for being my second shooter of the day!

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  • April 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    April M - Stacy you edited those pictures so fast! It was fun for me to see the pictures of the day! Beautiful desert pictures.

  • April 24, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    Carol LaClair - Perfect Couple

  • May 9, 2014 - 6:25 pm

    Nancy C Ole - Wonderful!!

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That moment when you go to the hamper expecting to find an overflowing pile of clothes, but are pleasantly surprised to find out that you actually remembered to do a load of laundry. Hooray! Cloud 9! The feeling of pride and satisfaction is quickly replaced with a sinking, “Oh crap!” feeling when you walk over to the dryer to find that said clean laundry is not there, but still in the washing machine. From 2 days ago. I need my Monday coffee, anyone else?!

I finally gave in and watched Frozen for the first time. The musical lover in me is lovin’ all the new, happy songs that I now get to add to my repertoire and bust out randomly throughout the day. Bella is not much for sitting and watching tv/movies, so she wasn’t too impressed. However, she does like the “Wanna Build a Snowman” song and asks to see that part over. And over. And OVER again! Sorry, Bella, there will be no snowman building going on here in the ‘Zona anytime soon ;).

It’s the calm before the storm right now. For the past few days, I have been getting coughed on, sneezed on, snotted on and breathed on continuously by my sick Bella Boo. I’m trying to stay hopeful and proactive by taking my Zicam and Elderberry, but after you get sneezed on for the 20th time in an hour, you start to accept your fate.

I love Etsy (who doesn’t?!). Much of Bella’s wall art is from there. Today I wanted to share one of my favorites by Printable Wisdom. It’s so simple, but so perfect for her. It says “Hello Beautiful” (which is what her name means) with the most perfect floral design around it. Simple things that make me smile.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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