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Courtney + Robert

I’ve been busy as a Christmas elf on Christmas eve lately, trying to wrap up a lot of things before Christmas and New Years, there is still A LOT to do.  Lot of new plans for next year, new resolutions and goals and maybe even some new looks for the branding coming soon :)   For all of you that have been following my blog and my work over the past couple of years, thank you so much for all your support (and blog comments)!  I’m looking forward to some big plans for 2010 and I can’t wait to get started.  First day back at the studio today (which also happens to be my 4 year wedding anniversary!!!!) and already getting some new inquiries from what I imagine to be the new brides that got engaged over the holiday break.  Welcome to the blog :)

Not to steal any thunder from Courtney + Roberts amazing pics, but I am IN LOVE with their session.  They came from Philadelphia for the holidays and luckily we had time to fit them in for their engagement portraits.  New locations, new ideas, old locations, new ideas . . . . always new and fresh here :) Robert is a commercial pilot so we had to start at a small airport just next to the Tucson Airport, then meandered over to the airport for some more relaxed and fun portraits, and topped off this mountain of an engagement session at the University of Arizona.  Hard to go wrong with anything, but I wish we had a tad more daylight to work with.

I can’t wait for their wedding this coming October!!  Thanks again Cournety & Robert for bringing the fun and drowning the camera with awesomeness.

It was a small plane, I could barely fit in the backseat

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I love the cinematic feel of this one despite the shadowline across her eyes!

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

gobs n gobs n gobs of awesome window light

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

i was worried we’d get caught and thrown out, they still had fun :D

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

check out the sign above, they should have gotten a ticket for being too hot

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

another one of my new favorite comps, love the cool wall shots

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

mmmm, lines + symmetry

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

I 8> blurry motion lovey dubby shots

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

the epicenter of all epics

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

!!!!!!!!

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

new parking garage, had to try it again :D

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Amanda & Jason | continued . . . Tucson Airport Engagement Portraits

Well after the awesome day with Amanda & Jason on Saturday where the emotions were high, I wasn’t sure how yesterday was going to turn out.  Mainly because it was going to be hard to top the experience and photos that we took during the actual engagement, the amazing security clearance that was given to create photos on the airplane and the Tarmac and other awesome places.  Well, yesterday was a home run (no pun intended).

We started at a downtown location and took some fun portraits, but the real fun began when we were able to go over to Hi Corbett field and have the entire field to ourselves.  What can I say, I guess my name has some clout and people allow me to do some pretty cool things if I just ask for it :) (Thanks a TON Eric, it totally made everything awesome!)  Anyway, it was the most beautiful day this week and it made for some pretty awesome portraits.  Amanda & Jason were just bubbling with fun, love and awesomeness the entire time, and you can tell in the photos below.  Thanks again you guys, I’m so honored to have been part of so many special things for you guys and can’t wait for the wedding!

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Mom’s love these kind of pictures :)

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Everyone at the Southwest gate was so gracious and accommodating, it made for some cool opportunities for sure!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

So, here is Jason.  Jason is getting ready to ask Amanda to be his wife.  It was a tricky task, but it was pulled off flawlessly (in my opinion).  We had been taking portraits atop the stairs (in the next photo), and we needed to create a diversion that would force Amanda to stay up stairs while Jason got his flowers and sign.  Scott, Amanda’s brother, had come and was hiding ninja-like the entire time waiting for the drop-off.  We made Amanda change her shirt, 2 times, so that we would be ready for her when she came down the escalator.

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

A lot of the airport personnel watched along, and as soon as Amanda said yes, they all clapped.  It was one of those “awwwww” kind of moments :)

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Now thats a smile of a newly engaged women :)

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Wow, what a ring for sure!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

They met on a Southwest flight, and when the got off the plane, they sat in one of the terminals and chatted for a long time.  I loved the lighting on this one!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

We sort of simulated them meeting for the first time on the plane.  It was SOOO awesome being on the plane!  Made me feel like we were really heading somewhere . . .

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Another awesome shot from the Tarmac, can’t decide which one I like better!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Oooooh, this one is hot!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

The movement, blurriness and lighting on this one just . . . . hard to describe why I like it :D

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

This was totally spontaneous . . . they just walked onto the field and did this without any premeditation or direction.  I was lucky I was just in the right place at the right time, makes a GREAT series!  They sure hit a home run with everything else that day!

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

This is now my all-time most favoritist (is that a word?) picture.  Not only is the lighting, the expression, the mood and color just awesome . . . but also knowing that this same pic couldn’t have been taken with a Nikon, priceless :P

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Running the bases here . . .

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

This one comes in a close 2nd or 3rd for favorite image of the day.  This isn’t special Photoshop effects or anything else, this is real photography here.  No enhancements.  Just a special lens that makes a special picture.  Does your photographer do cool stuff like this?

tucson airport wedding photography engagement hi corbett field arizona portraits

Amanda & Jason – True Engagement! | Arizona Wedding Photography

I had a first today, they don’t happen very often, but when they do I get excited. This was a first on many levels, but I’ll start with the love story I guess. Amanda & Jason met on a Southwest flight. They chatted and apparently fancied each other in some form and their conversation continued beyond the flight and into the Tucson airport where they stopped at a lounge for additional get-to-know-you opportunities. All that I know is that that friendship and relationship has now come to fruition into upcoming “I Do’s”. I had the great opportunity to photograph Amanda & her family a while back, and what a great family they have. I had heard rumors dating back almost 2 months ago that Amanda & Jason were getting a little serious about their relationship, and only hoped that I would be able to work with the Dillon’s again and photograph Amanda’s big day.

This rumor was supposedly on the down-low, even though they had already set a date, and hired me as the official photographer; all without a ring and a “will you?”   Well it happened today while we were taking their “pre-engagement” photos (pre because they weren’t really engaged until about a good 45 mins into the session). Jason, Scott (Amanda’s brother) and I had coordinated a special surprise for Amanda. It took a little trickery to get it pulled off just right, but it turned out amazing. Jason surprised Amanda with some roses, and got down on one knee to finally present her with a ring and pop the question for reals. Of course you can imagine what the answer was, but it was so amazing to be there for such a special moment.  Everyone clapped :)

Southwest Airlines watched along as it unfolded, and kindly enough one of the gate agents asked if we would like to go take some pictures in the gate area, on the plane and even the Tarmac. Let me put it this way, when someone offers you this kind of security clearance and a personal escort, you say “YES”. It was sure a lot of fun, and big thanks to all the Southwest Airlines personel, TSA, TAA and those that helped with everything. I know they will never forget the moment and how much fun it really was! I just wanted to share one picture . . . because they met on a Southwest Airlines flight, this was something that they connected with on many levels. Thanks again Amanda & Jason!

More pics to come!

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