The Mesa Arts Center in downtown Mesa, AZ is quite an amazing location to take pictures. This was apparent from the moment we arrived and spent the entire time trying to avoid photo bombing everyone else taking family photos. When I first met this darling family the mom was pregnant with her oldest. Now the kids are 1, 2, and 4 and are just delightful to spend time with. The more energetic the kids are the more fun the pictures are. As nice as it is to have kids sit really still and smile for the camera, usually my favorite shots are them just being silly. I’m not sure the moms always appreciate it, but there’s something special about a genuine smile.