At 15 years old I stepped off a bus in Princeton, New Jersey. I was terrified, excited, and nervous all at the same time. If you’ve seen Harry Potter imagine I was Harry. No seriously. I’m pretty sure the huge echoing halls of Princeton University could have been used for their film set! And there […]
The double doors of the Copper Room in Historic Hotel Congress were pulled open. Phoebe stepped through the archway. Her father was supporting her. Full of pride and love he walked her down the aisle. All eyes in the room were on her. Then Gage saw his wife. 15 years of marriage and love passed […]
The question I’ve been asked most since returning from Showit United one week ago has been a variation on, “so where were you anyway?” It would be so easy to just repeat the name of the conference, add a small sentence about it being for photographers, and move on. But that wouldn’t be the whole truth.
This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Amanda and Lenny’s private estate wedding, and it could not have been better! These two are a couple that I just adore! You might remember them from their engagement session at the University of Arizona shot on good old fashion film! I knew from the very first moment I met these two that we were going to have so much fun. Was I ever right! Amanda and Lenny have become dear friends to me over the last year, and it was clear they treat each and every one of their friends with love and kindness.
This maternity session has quickly become one of my favorites to date! When Lexi first emailed me that she was visiting from Dallas and wanted to incorporate the desert in her maternity pictures my mind started racing with all the GORGEOUS landscapes that Tucson has to offer. Then, after talking to Lexi a bit more I learned that her extended family was in Oro Vallery, and it is really what she thinks of when she is here. Learning all these details made Honeybee canyon the obvious choice, and I am so glad it was! The canyon is still so green, it has easy walking paths, and absolutely stunning views of the mountains!
These pictures are so near and dear to my heart! They never ever would have come together without an incredibly strong community. If you know about The Rising Tide Society then you’ve probably heard the phrase “community over competition.” We all know that a rising tide lifts all boats, so the goal is that the creative community works together to lift each other up! I’ve seen this sentiment spread far and wide, but it was SO obvious in this shoot. Nicole and Zach became friends because of the creative community, the location was a suggestion of a local Oregon creative, and the dress came from an AMAZING bridal store Adorned in Grace.
This week has had, and will continue to have some of my all time favorite blog posts! I have not been shy about sharing how wonderful my trip to Oregon was! Being a photographer from the Arizona desert it was crazy to be shooting in all the lush greenery that surrounded me in Oregon!
You guys! I am so crazy grateful for the life that I get to live! The last two weeks have been a whirlwind, and I am blogging my travels a little bit out of order. It all started with a trip to California, which included celebrating my parents 31st wedding anniversary. Then two days after I got home I hopped right back on a plane and flew to Oregon for a wedding!
This beautiful pregnant momma is one of my dearest friends. We met years ago when we were both single and going out dancing, and we have been friends ever since. It has been an incredible exchange to watch each other grow. I was able to photograph it when her husband proposed, for their engagement, then their wedding, and now almost two years later for Amber’s maternity session!