Archives for November, 2010

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rachel + chris // ventana canyon wedding

Rachel + Chris’s wedding at Ventana Canyon Resort was simply beautiful.  Perfect day for a perfect wedding.  I really loved how their decisions on the wedding attire and venue details was different than your “standard” wedding.  Rachel’s dress is BEAUTIFUL.  We started out at the Gadabout Salon just a mile from the resort, then headed to Ventana where we spent the rest of the day.  Laughs were shared and tears were shed throughout the day.  There was so much emotion during the ceremony, and it continued well into the evening.  Chris prepared one of the most loving, heartfelt and emotional speeches that I have ever heard at a wedding.  I feel so honored to have been a small part of their wedding day and can’t wait to design their album!  Thanks SOOO much guys!

I was also honored to have a good friend from Nashville, Daniel Shaw, come to assist and 2nd shoot with me.  He’s a fantastic photojournalist that caught a lot of candid moments during the day.

PS – leave a comment for the newlyweds below!

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by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

All of the guys preparing below by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

Rachel seeing Chris for the first time, by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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on the right by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

NEW FAVORITE, love the fishies swimming in the sky

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

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tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

by Daniel Shaw

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

tucson ventana canyon resort wedding arizona short dress black tie

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yes, it’s really a yellow diamond, how sweeeeet is that?

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nora // baby

Laura + David + Nora are one cool family.  If you missed their maternity portraits, you won’t want to miss it.  Little Nora came less than 2 weeks after their maternity session, and all I had seen until now was the most adorable photos from facebook.  Nora really is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen.  She was as calm and as quite as can be, a terrific sport.  A new family portrait wouldn’t be complete with the other furry family members as well :)  Looking forward to some more in the next few months!

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lisa + chris // engagement

I met Lisa over a year ago at an open house I held at my studio.  I didn’t expect she’d remember me, but soooooo glad she called.  Lisa & Chris are just an awesome couple.  They love life, love each other, and are just so genuine and fun to be around.  With the winter months in Arizona, the light seems to change so rapidly, and the sun set quicker than we had expected, but it made for some fun portraits nonetheless.  REALLY looking forward to their wedding on New Years Eve this year!  Stoked . . . hope you love their images as much as I do.  Oh, leave a comment for the facebook-less duo :)

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This one reminds me of an old lomograph

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lauren // senior

I absolutely LOVE this set.  We traveled down to the Tubac area for some more rural and green farm land for her portraits.  Gorgeous day with awesome light.  Lauren also loved the 4th Ave urban atmosphere, and we even jumped inside a small little clothing shop, tried on some fun stuff, and even bought a tie to use on the rest of the session.  Lauren rocks a fedora.  Senior portraits don’t get much better than this!

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kirsten // senior

I’m getting a little behind on blogging, so, needed to get a few more blog posts up this week with a number of upcoming projects right behind!  Kirsten has such a natural beauty, and it’s very obvious (from her parents) where she gets it from.  She has such a natural and easy smile, it’s contagious.

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heather + brady // engagement

It is absolutely the best time of year in Arizona for any kind of portraits. Combine that with an awesome farm, two really good looking people, amazing light and a highly energetic dog and you get a couple hours of pure fun and love. Brady grew up on a farm in Illinois, and they both LOVE the Cubs. I know it sounds cheesy, but you can easily see their love for each other, it’s just so natural. Can’t wait for the wedding!

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nikki // senior

I’ve been dying to blog some of Nikki’s senior portraits, and you’ll understand why.  We had been rained out on our first meeting and had to postpone the 2nd part of her session till a later date.  Nikki is fun, funny, a good friend, a great model, and relatives of some of my previous clients.  In my book, that makes her totally awesome :)  Nikki works at a sweet local coffee shop and was the location for the first portion of her session.  We then headed downtown and tried out some totally new locations, and totally new ideas for me.  I had jotted down some sweet concepts in my head and I think we totally nailed all of them.  She could totally be a model.  Thanks Nikki!

aaron & sarah // hacienda del sol wedding

This wedding was a little different than my normal approach for most weddings, and for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a rather small and intimate wedding for close friends and family (which I LOVE by the way); second, it’s also my brother’s wedding; third, I absolutely LOVE the Hacienda Del Sol.  They have hands down the best wedding food at any venue in Tucson!  They’ve been engaged for a couple months now and I’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since.  My photographic approach to their wedding was primarily as a guest and photographer second.  Since they kept it simple and sweet, there wasn’t a lot of the traditional “bouquest toss” and other events of the day.  It was nice to attend and enjoy a wedding that was more about the company of each other and family, than the party and plans.  I’m super excited to welcome Sarah in to the family!

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My grandma always has a camera in hand, and my sister always has a bottle of Aquafina

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Weather was absolutely PERFECT

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The eyebrow raise, he’s done it ever since he was a little kid

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My younger and taller brother

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Had to include this funny one, just wait for it :)  My grandpa, if you couldn’t tell . . .

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