Y’all my wedding is just over three weeks away, and some last minute things keep popping up! One of those things is getting my engagement ring cleaned. As a photographer I know the importance of a clean ring. A clean ring sparkles in photos, is easier to focus on, and just overall looks nicer. A […]

For Brides, Wedding

How To Clean Your Ring


Sometimes as a photographer I get into a little bit of a creative rut. Or I will find myself using my environment or the clients outfit as a crutch instead of creating new and dynamic poses and imagery. When that happens I like to stretch myself creatively by attending a workshop. Or I will photograph […]

Headshots, Portraits

Tucson Headshots | Rachel


Wedding season is officially in full swing! I know because I am booked every single weekend photographing my beautiful brides and grooms! But I have also received a few wedding invitations myself. We all know that being invited to a wedding always begs the question “but what do I wear?!” Seriously, I have never felt […]

For Brides, Wedding Planning

Wedding Guest Style Guide


You guys! Jeff and I will be married in less than one month!! WHAT?? How did we get here? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were in Iceland and he was asking me to marry him. But here we are with only a few things left on our to do list. One […]

For Brides, Personal, Wedding Planning

How To Get Your Marriage License


One of the best parts of being a wedding vendor is getting to meet other wedding vendors. And meeting someone through social media is a real thing! TJ and I met through the recommendation of a mutual friend that we work together, and we connected through Facebook! Seriously, 2018 is grand. We are both engaged […]


Tanque Verde Guest Ranch Sweetheart Session | TJ and Kacie


I think everyone loves flowers. Seriously. I’ve never heard anyone say “Ugh I just don’t like flowers.” Have you? But even if some people don’t like flowers I love them! Gorgeous floral arrangements are my favorite part of any home décor. And when I walk into a grocery store I always stop by their floral […]

Branding, Headshots

Tucson Headshots | Akiko with Bloom Maven


We live in a culture steeped in traditions. Some faves of mine include summer road trips and ringing in the New Year with kisses! When it comes to work, though, I don’t have any traditions there. But there is something I would like to do more consistently. I think repeating positivity is life changing! So […]


Weekly Faves | The Start of Something New


Walking into Shannon and Jake’s Stardance wedding ceremony you never would’ve known what their morning had been like. But it was such a testament to their characters, to their families, and to their friends that I want to share it with you. Wedding photography coverage was supposed to start at 2:00, but I arrived at […]


Stardance Wedding | Shannon and Jake


Last weekend JT and I took a road trip up to Sedona! It was a combination of work and play for me. We drove up there to photograph Monica and Jordan’s engagement session! But since Monica and Jordan are our real life friends Monica had a great idea! She suggested that we make a weekend […]

Personal, Travel

Sedona and Grand Canyon Weekend Getaway


Living in Tucson, Arizona is my absolute favorite because we have so much beauty all around us. We just have to travel a few hours any direction to see something new and exciting. 6 hours West and you’ve hit the ocean (my favorite). 6 hours North and you’ve reached the Grand Canyon! And just a […]

Engagement, Travel

Sedona Engagement Session with a Motorcycle Trip