I know what it is like to juggle a million tasks, keep your tiny humans alive and well, and try to squeeze in time for yourself. In fact, I'm usually the last one in our family to be dressed because I'm so busy dressing and caring for everyone else while trying to keep the house from catching fire and telling my kids, "take another look" for whatever it is they're asking for.
On more than one occasion, (when the dust has settled and in a millisecond of silence) I've looked in the mirror to find that I've only applied mascara to one eye. If this is you, you are my people and I am yours.
I'm Reaj, and I photograph busy mamas who want to delegate the tedious juggle of photography details to a professional to create images that make them feel all the warm feels of motherhood and appear as they've got it all together.
By now, I'm sure you've pronounced my name a dozen different ways in your mind so let me share this secret with you, it's pronounced a lot simpler than you think. “Ray-a” like a ray-of-sunshine, easy right?
I am a wife, mama of two, professional baby snuggler, and a photographer. I get my kicks out of creating beautiful, timeless images of newborns and families while providing phenomenal service to busy mamas like you.
As a mother of a 15-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter who are nothing alike but equally fantastic, I'm living the dream shuttling them to school, soccer, and dance. I'd like to pride myself on having it all together, but I'll be the first to say that I absolutely do not. So I get it.
On the day of your portrait session with me, I invite you to do the bare minimum - especially if you have just had a baby. From one mom to another, I affectionately give you permission to arrive without makeup on, in yoga pants and a top knot and to let us pamper you. I want you to feel beautiful. I want you to feel comfortable. My desire is for you to have an amazing portrait experience that you cannot wait to tell your friends about. I would love some time to meet with you to show you my space, discuss our full process, and share all the fancy details. If you would like to set up an in-person consultation, please don't hesitate to complete my Contact Form to let me know.
Like many families in the Phoenix area, I am a transplant from Southern California. Born in SoCal, I was then raised in Tempe where I became an ASU Sun Devil and graduated with a degree in Sociology. After working in the health care administrative industry for nearly 15 years and having my last child, I decided to change gears. My passion for photographing newborns and small children grew. I invested in countless hours of education, workshops, and retreats to consume as much information as possible. And then I did it. I jumped off into the deep-end, constructed a studio space and office within our home, and nearly 7 years later, here I am and here you are reading my story.
I hope you will follow along with me on Instagram @reajrobertsphotography to see more day-to-day goodness in the studio and behind the scenes. For features of my client's favorite images and to get an idea of what you will receive when you commission me as your photographer, please visit the blog. If email is more your jam, I would love for you to sign up for my newsletter where I alert clients to early access to my special events.
Send me an email and let me know your due date and the best time to connect with you so we can chat about designing your newborn session!
Reaj Roberts Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, family, and baby's first year milestone photography. Located and serving within the Ocotillo area of Chandler, Arizona including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley.