Archives for February, 2010

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saundra + michael // mesa, arizona wedding

Saundra + Michael finally tied the knot almost 2 weeks ago in Mesa AZ.  Everything about working with them has just been a real pleasure, like old friends hanging out and having a good time.  Both of their families are just wonderful and it was my honor to have been able to participate in such a special event for everyone, and I can’t wait for her sister Stevie’s wedding in just a few weeks.  Then I get to enjoy all the crazy partying with awesome people all over again!  Congratulations again to Saundra + Michael, I wish you both the best!

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

saundra + michael | BOOTH!

I can’t wait to share some of Saundra + Michaels’ amazing wedding portraits (there are just SOOO many awesome ones), but I thought I would share some of the wild and crazy BOOTH shots we did at their reception.  I don’t think I’ve taken so many BOOTH setups EVER, but the crowd all got in to it and they made it a killer success!  Best reception entertainment your money can buy :)   Wan’t a crazy photobooth at your wedding?  Only one place to get the best . . . here’s proof why:

arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography

I also had a great time with my good buddy Sam Hassas who came to shoot the reception and booth with me, and my new friend Jeff Ambrose who is also a very talented photographer from Phoenix. I couldn’t resist.
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography
arizona tucson photobooth event party wedding photography

seniors // brett & spencer

I’ve always thought that I have been lucky to work with such awesome clients. One of my latest senior portrait clients were siblings, Brett graduating from the University of Arizona this coming May, and Spencer graduating from CDO Highschool as well. Brett has been riding horses from a very early age, and Spencer is a star soccer player for Canyon Del Oro High School in northwest Tucson (who just happened to win their 2nd 4A State Championship on Friday!!!) Congrats to both of them on their amazing accomplishments!

Both of them were just a blast to work with to create something individual and unique for both of them. Their ease in front of the camera must be genetic, since both of their parents were in my studio in the past months to create new headshots for Cadden Community Management (whose new website just launched)! Check out all of their manager and staff headshots :)

Big thanks to their family for allowing me to create such amazing artwork for you all! I can’t wait for the next project!

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

tucson senior portrait university of arizona ua photography

Tara & Chris | Engagements

2 posts in one day, it doesn’t happen very often, but, Tara & Chris definitely have it going on with their pics.  It’s been a long time running since I first met with Tara & Chris, a lot of things have changed with my business and style.  I don’t know if she planned it this way, but they sure planned it assuming that I would get better and better at what I do instead of taking their engagements over 1 year ago.  They have a TON of amazing pics and it was a struggle for me to pic the very favorites for the blog (I’m sure they will attest to it too)!

We started at a local theater on the northwest side of Tucson.  The theater manager was totally awesome and gave us some sweet access to the theater and their amenities, so be sure to head over to Tower Theater and see what makes them different than the other theaters.  We then traveled over to an Ace Hardware and just had some good ole’ fun in a new location.  We finished off their session with more awesomeness at the University of Arizona.  So many great locations, so much fun.  The end of the day produced some wicked awesome light.  Can’t wait for their wedding come March!

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

tucson engagement portraits theater university arizona wedding photography

Philadelphia Wedding

I had an awesome time this weekend photographing a very special wedding with my good friend Tony Hoffer. He is an extremely talented shooter and it was a pleasure being able to work with him.  This weekend was the “snowmageddon” in the Northeast USA and I got to see it first hand.  It was probably the most snow I’ve ever seen in my life, around 24″.  It was quite the site, made for slower travel, but it was a sight to be seen.  Donny & Angela were not phased, they kept on going despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, but they did not seem to mind one bit.  It is definitely a wedding that I will not soon forget.  Be sure to give a big thanks and visit Tony’s website for having me out to shoot with him.

Tony already posted quite a few of my shots on his blog, but I thought I would share a few of mine.

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

philadelphia wedding photography tony hoffer

NYC

I left for Philadelphia on Wednesday to shoot with a good friend of mine, Tony Hoffer.  I realized that I have never been this close to NYC, so we made a quick trip up to see the Big Apple, something that I have been waiting to do my whole life.  It definitely was an experience, sort of an all-day “lets cram as much as we can do in 8 hours” type of trip.  Can’t wait to go back, but here are a few images I shot during the day.

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

Hoffer on the left, Jason Prezant on the right

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

I can’t quite explain the effect below, it was an LED lamp on the front of the subway car, but it looks cool

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010

nyc trip 2010