If you’ve never read Shawni Pothier’s 71toes blog, you should! It’s full of insight, wisdom, memory keeping, parenting ideas and just fun little extras that make you happy. I had been following her blog for a while when I lived in Vegas and never even realized she was in Gilbert, Arizona until we were ready to move there. She was the only name I knew in Gilbert, so I emailed her, asking for area and school advice. She was so amazing and helpful and made me feel so much better about the move, even with just that little bit of help.
Their family is so fun and so beautiful. These photos were taken at Riperian Preserve just three days before their oldest son, Max entered the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo Utah, in preparation for a two year LDS mission to Taiwan. Quite an adventure! I am so glad I was able to capture these photos for them before he left. It was a beautiful evening and I love you Pothier’s!