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kimberly + phil // wed

Kimberly + Phil are two awesome people that are REALLY in love.  They feel like long lost friends.  I had the pleasure of shooting their engagements in Nashville earlier this summer and they are seriously so much fun to just be around.  I think their family agrees and everyone at this wedding knew how to party.  Gonna miss these guys!

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cade // abc

It’s been almost 2 years since I first photographed my first ABC book for Landon. I’ve done a few more since then, and now, Landon’s little brother Cade makes his debut. He’s a very independent little guy and doesn’t sit still for long. But, for the most part, I think he likes being in front of the camera. Each day that I would return to create more photographs, he seemed excited about it. Which photo is your favorite?

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erika // senior

It was a beautiful day down in Tubac, and because of the awesome monsoon season we’ve had down here it was VERY green.  Erika was very natural in front of the camera, thank you Erika!

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brasil part 2

A dream came true, I finally returned to Brazil!  After working with my ABC book family, my father and I (who was the best photo assistant) traveled around South America for another week.  Some days were spent sight seeing, and others visiting with friends that I had made while I served a mission in 2003-2005.

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jihan // abc infant lifestyle

It’s hard to convey how excited I was when I originally got the email from this family.  The dad works with a very good client of mine (for whom I also created an ABC book) and asked if I could create an ABC book for his daughter…in Brazil.  Since I lived in Brazil for 2 years (2003-2005) and have been dying for a reason to go back, it was a match made in heaven for me.  They live in Rio de Janeiro and we had an amazing 4 days together visiting lots of sites, and creating some memorable and personal images for their family.  Thank you again, this was the most fun I’ve had in a very long time and can’t wait to go back!

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kim + phil // nashville engagement

It’s been a long and busy spring season (thankfully), and shortly after returning from my South American trip to Brazil, I had a super fantastic session in Nashville with Kim + Phil. These two lovebirds are getting married later this year in Tucson and I really cannot wait for their wedding! On the culture & fun scale, Nashville > Tucson. Easy. We even got to see Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney performing at a live concert there, although it was about 1/2 mile away and we could see it from a bridge, but nonetheless, I feel like I’ve finally seen Nashville :) Congrats to Kim + Phil!!

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libby // senior

Libby is officially my last 2012 senior of the season!  Even though graduation has passed, it’s better late than never to get some awesome senior portraits that will never go out of style.  Libby brought a lot of personality to her images, and her wardrobe was so fun to work with!  Love all the colors!

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melissa // senior

One of my last seniors for 2012, Melissa had a few ideas of her own.  I’ve never had a photoshoot that involved fire as a prop!  Thanks for an awesome session Melissa!

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erin + dean // ventana canyon wedding

I’ve been somewhat connected to Erin & Dean for a few years now, back when I photographed Erin’s cousin Katie’s wedding in 2009!  Almost 3 years to the date to be exact!  Such a beautiful wedding ceremony at a church I had never been to before, St. Thomas the Apostle, in the Tucson foothills.  I was worried it was going to be a mega hot day since the forecast was high 90s.  Thankfully we were all pleasantly surprised that it was just bright, and not scorching hot.  These two love birds are very much in love and it was an honor to have worked with their family on such a special day.  Ventana Canyon is a beautiful place and it couldn’t have been a better day for a spring wedding.  Thanks again Erin + Dean!

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jj + ashley // seniors

Yep, two sets of twins on the blog in a row, I think that’s a record :)  JJ + Ashley were super awesome and just couldn’t stop having fun one photo after the other!  Tubac was a perfect place for their photos, and also some more just for JJ.  Just love the light in these!  Thanks JJ + Ashley!

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danielle + nicole // seniors

While this isn’t the first set of twins I’ve worked with, just the first identical twins.  We had a blast shooting down near Sonoita and it was just an amazingly beautiful day.  We would switch off from shot to shot between Danielle + Nicole, and it seemed to progressively get better as we went along.  I just LOVE their photos!  Thanks Danielle + Nicole!

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sierra // senior

It was a rather windy day, but at least it wasn’t scorching hot!  I had a great session with Sierra out in the Vail area, and we finished in downtown Tucson with some areas that had lots of color.  Sierra is definitely a natural, thanks Sierra!

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taylor // senior

I think Taylor was a bit camera shy when we started, but that changed very quickly and clearly had fun the rest of the time we shot :)  She has style, has a cool Jeep and knows how to have fun!  Downtown is always a fun and changing backdrop for some great senior portraits.  Enjoy!

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hannah // senior

Meet Hannah + Dutchey.  Dutchey is a pretty amazing horse, and we all traveled down to the Sonoita area where he lives  to visit.  We had some of the most beautiful light that day, and Hannah totally just killed it…thanks Hannah!

PS – It is the most beautiful part of Arizona ever, so if you’ve never been south to Sonoita, you are missing out.

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tatum // senior

Tatum is very natural in front of the cam…even from the very first minute she was just fun and easy to photograph!  I always enjoy trying new locations as well, and we went to a place in the sabino creek where she would play when she was growing up…it didn’t even look like Tucson! Thanks Tatum!

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heather + scott // ritz carlton

I love these guys.  They just fit so well together and are oozing with love and spontaneity, its too cute :)  We had an awesome afternoon at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain golf club.  It’s a gorgeous place and the weather was simply amazing.  Can’t wait for their wedding this fall at the resort!

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lauren // senior

Another fun senior session a few weeks back with Lauren!  She is a talented dancer and really knows how to pull off that ‘vogue’ look well :)  Thanks Lauren!

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debbie + aaron // wed

It has been a lot of fun getting to know Debbie & Aaron.  They brought me out to Chicago for their awesome engagement portraits last summer, and it was then that I could really tell that they were really in love with each other.  I anticipated that emotions would run high on the wedding, and they definitely did.  They are both some of the most thoughtful, caring and loving couples I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  It was a beautiful day in Tucson, and Ventana Canyon was an awesome venue to work with.  Thank you Debbie & Aaron for trusting my vision and allowing me to create some awesome portraits of your day!

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kyle // senior

Kyle is another sibling of a past senior I photographed.  His sister was one of my very early seniors over 3 years ago!  We went out to a very very remote location in Dragoon, AZ…about 20 minutes away from Benson near the base of some REALLY awesome mountains.  It was a mecca for southwest-style locations, with an incredibly awesome dirt road that takes you there…dirt roads + a subaru = fun :)  Kyle is also an accomplished volleyball player!  The final shot below involved ZERO photoshop :)  Thanks Kyle!

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marie // senior

Marie has a seriously cool heritage and I was honored to be able to capture part of that.  We shot on the Pasqua Yaqui tribe in front of some murals that are culturally important to her family.  One of those murals also featured her grandmother, who contributed a great service during WW2!  We had more fun in the Tubac area for some other great portraits as well…thank you Marie!

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chloe // senior

Chloe is very natural in front of the camera, it seemed like she couldn’t take a bad photo!  We also did this session in record time and still rocked out some amazing photos!  Thank you Chloe!

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mackenzie // senior

I had a pretty fun time with MacKenzie and her awesome bike!  I’m pretty sure she’s had it for a long time now but still looks brand new!  Fun wardrobe + fun personality + fun bike = unique portraits!  Thanks MacKenzie!

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ashley + troy // wed

It’s hard to write so little because there is so, so much to say.  Much of it really isn’t mine to say either, so I’ll leave it with this: Ashley + Troy are one incredible couple.  By saying that they have really been through a lot together would be a serious understatement.  The amount of personal sacrifice and hardship that people go through in life hopefully equates to greater appreciation for life’s joys and blessings…and Ashley + Troy are the epitome of happiness, joy, kindness, love and respect…all with great abundance.  It truly was a special honor for me to participate in such an amazing event for both of them.  I knew that they would be an incredible couple to photograph ever since Troy surprised Ashley with an engagement session, and it just so happened to snow that day.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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haili // senior

I really had a blast working with Haili…and her personality is gushing in her portraits!  Thank you for an awesome shoot, some of my very favorites!