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cierra + adam // el conquistador wedding

I had been anticipating this wedding ever since I met with Cierra & Adam.  I knew they were going to have an awesome wedding from the beginning, but after getting to know them it was even more apparent how much fun it would be.  Once I shot their engagement session, it only fueled the fire!

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cierra + adam // engaged

Cierra & Adam are definitely in love, and are high school sweethearts too!  They were willing to try some funky ideas I had and we had a ton of fun roaming the UofA campus and in the downtown area as well.  I love working with couples that are head over heels for each other!

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heather + scott // ritz carlton wedding

It feels surreal typing this, but this is my last wedding of 2012 and it definitely went out with a bang! Heather + Scott had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at the most beautiful venue in all of Arizona. It was a family centric event with lots of emotion, surprises, laughter and fun. Thank you for allowing me to capture such a special event in your lives!

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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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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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michelle + ivan // seattle wedding

I had the awesome privilege to travel to Seattle to photograph Michelle & Ivan’s wedding.  Coincidentally, I saw no rain and actually got a sunburn (that’s not supposed to happen).  I was also honored to have my buddy Sergio Mottola tag along and photograph a lot of the behind-the-scenes of what happened throughout the day.  They were married in the Seattle LDS Temple and afterwards we focused on creating some casual and fun portraits in the downtown Seattle area.  Their reception was at a pretty cool dance studio in north Seattle with THE coolest gourmet dinner idea ever: waffles.  A beautiful weekend that could not have been any better!

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lisa + chris // westward look wedding

Near Years Eve, a day of celebration and partying for many, and in 2010 it was definitely a celebration.  Lisa + Chris were married at the awesome Westward Look Resort.  Although their engagement was pretty short, the wonderfully talented Anne Bryan definitely made their wedding come together perfectly.  Their wedding day was also the rare occasion that you get to see snow on the mountains.  It didn’t last long, but, it made for some great backdrop during the rooftop ceremony.  Lisa + Chris are both hardworking, devoted and loving individuals and their intimate wedding with friends and family reflected a LOT of hard work on their part.  I felt honored to be part of such a wonderful day!  Congrats to both of you!

michelle + ivan // engaged

I’m finally getting back to blogging some more and wanted to quickly share a few of my favorites from Michelle + Ivan’s engagement portraits.  They are getting married in June in beautiful Seattle, and they are definitely in love.  A few portraits from the warm summer in Tucson, I know all of you with snow are jealous . . . it was in the 70′s this week!

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ilene + vic // lodge at ventana canyon wedding

Ilene contacted not very long before the wedding as she was referred to me by some previous clients and friends of hers.  I’m SOOOO glad she called because these two can party like no other.  They are hopelessly in love with each other, and it was very apparent during the entire day.  They laughed together, smiled together, cried together and even danced and partied together.  Their traditional Jewish ceremony was also very beautiful.  So much symbolism and meaning, loved every minute of it.  Besides each other, there is only one thing that they love more, and that is their family.  They both have many grandkids and it was just all out fun having them all together.  Their reception was simply awesome as well.  Considering that I was definitely one of the more younger guests at their wedding, I don’t think I’ve seen a dance floor so lively and hopping in my life, it was incredible.  Combine some extremely talented musicians (live bands are AWESOME, one of the singers has performed at the White House before!), amazingly fun crowd, and a Frost Gelatto cart and you have one heck of a party.  THANK YOU BOTH Ilene + Vic!

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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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All of the guys preparing below by Daniel Shaw

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Rachel seeing Chris for the first time, by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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on the right by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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NEW FAVORITE, love the fishies swimming in the sky

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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

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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!

courtney + robert // arizona inn wedding

Where to begin.  It’s pretty standard for me to smile a LOT while I’m editing wedding images, getting to relive all the happy and funny moments of the wedding day.  My face hurts more than usual now since editing Courtney + Robert’s wedding, I’ve been smiling all morning, with a lot of lols mixed in as well.  Their wedding was simply awesome from start to finish.  They traveled all the way from Philadelphia, and most of the family came from the area as well; everyone was really excited to be there.

The Arizona Inn is one of my favorite Tucson locations, and the weather on their wedding day was just perfect.  I always get excited when the bride & groom plans a LOT of time for portraits (which means more time to relax and enjoy the day), I got lucky and got LOTS of extra time with the two of them.  Courtney + Robert planned to see each other for the first time before the ceremony so that they would have plenty of time for great portraits, and time to just relax and take it all in.  I LOVE these opportunities and I think it shows below.

Enough talk, enjoy their awesome images and leave a comment or two for the happy couple.  Special thanks again to my good buddy Carraig for coming all the way from Texas to help with this wedding!

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All shots of the guys below by Carraig

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The girls wanted to do something like Abbey Road

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This one is for mom

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This is what happens to your shots when someone spits/sneezes on your lens :)

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evyn + jandro // tucson country club wedding

Ever since Evyn + Jandro’s awesome engagement session, I’ve been looking forward to their wedding with much anticipation.  Not only are they just a really awesome couple to work with, I knew that the Tucson Country Club would be a simply awesome location for them as well.  Cindy at the Tucson Country Club is so gracious and accommodating, and the staff and everything else is always over the top as well!  The outdoor ceremony location is simply to die for.

There was something very special and unique about this wedding, and I can’t quite describe it in words.  Ever since I showed up, there was an almost tangible excitement and joy in the air and it was very contagious.  EVERYONE was just so excited, and as the guests started to arrive and the time was getting closer to the ceremony, the excitement, love and joy just kept on building and building.  I’ll admit, I think I shed a little tear during their ceremony, and I saw many others as well.  Everything was just awesome.  Amazing weather, amazing light, a photographer’s dream.  I was also blessed with a lot of time to photograph the bride & groom and the bridal party, so we have lots of portraits (and awesome details as well)!  From start to finish, it couldn’t have been a better day!  One last thing, aren’t bow ties the best?  Jandro looks like James Bond in everything . . .

Also special thanks to my good friend Carraig who came out to assist me from Texas!  He’s a former groom of mine too :)  He also captured quite a few of the animations below :)

Wedding goodies from:
-Hair: Giancarlo Console (Gadabout Salons)
-Makeup: Andi Valdez
-Floral & Decorations: Amy Roberts
-Invitations: Plunkets & Danielle Lardy
-Favors: Cookie Bags by Susan Shrock, with etsy Cookies made by family and friends
-Dress: David’s Bridal
-Brides-maids dresses: BCBG

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really excited for the wedding :)

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All detail shots by Carraig

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All details by Carraig

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This series of Jandro’s expressions while his bride comes down the aisle is priceless, shot by Carraig

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overhead by Carraig

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I loved Carraigs angle and series here

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jessica + erick // tubac golf resort

What a beautiful day it was, just incredible.  The weather, the details, the couple, the families, and the venue were all just awesome.  Hard to even describe, but, hopefully the images can give you a sense for how amazing everything was.  If you missed Jess & Erick’s engagement session, please check them out here! Ever since the first wedding I photographed at Tubac I fell in LOVE.  The environment is absolutely gorgeous, the weather is always perfect, the skies epic for some awesome portraits.  I’m always pushing myself to create unique portraits even though I’ve been to the same venue once (or multiple times) before.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  Big thanks also to Jeff Ambrose for coming to assist and photograph the wedding with me!

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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!

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Featured on TheKnot.com, Congrats Jessica & Josh!

TheKnot.com has been working on a featured listing of a bride & groom I photographed back in October 2008.  It was a very memorable wedding on many regards; beautifully arranged and decorated, wonderful accomodations at the Stillwell House, super awesome couple, and a reception party that could dance like they were dancing for a gold medal.  Congratulations again to Jessica & Josh!

To view their story you can visit TheKnot.com and read the full story. If you want to recap on their awesome pics, visit our blog post here.

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katie & denis | 4.18.09 @ stillwell house | tucson arizona wedding photography

You’ll remember Katie & Denis’ awesome engagement photos we took at the very end of last year (in fact, the 2nd to last photoshoot I did for 2008) and since then I had been really looking forward to their wedding.  They are such a fun, genuine couple that are truly in love.  I didn’t know much about their story until Sergio (the best man) gave his wedding speech/toast at the wedding, and what a fun and amazing couple they are!  Sergio, who undoubtedly gave the very best wedding speech (Lib’s was just as awesome as well!) I’ve ever heard in wedding history, insomuch that I really felt like I got to know Katie & Denis so much more and how wonderful a couple they make!  The light throughout the whole day was beautiful (thank you AZ, you’re always kind to me) and it was just a blast to be there with them.  The Stillwell House is always a fun place to shoot at, awesome details, superb staff and awesome food as well!  Thanks again guys for allowing me to work with you both on such a special day, I feel so lucky!

Also. big props to my buddy Sergio, sergiomottola.com, who flew down from Seattle for the weekend and came and shot this wedding with me.  You can see his stuff on his blog!  His style is such a breath of fresh air, he definitely beats to the tune of his own drum and copies no one.

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Wowzers!  This ringshot is near the top of my favs, including their other ringshot you’ll find below!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Loved her hair, isn’t that gorgeous!?

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Fun group of good lookin girls, hard to take a bad pic!

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This should be the cover of a magazine for sure!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Amazing light during the ceremony, gotta love this kind of stuff!

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tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Almost every wedding, the guests will be missing this kind of reaction of the groom when he sees the bride walking down the aisle.  Everyone always looks down the aisle at the beautiful bride (like above), but miss the sweet tender expressions of the groom.

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tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

There’s the beautiful lighting again, man, it was awesome!

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On technical standpoint, this was my favorite lens of the day.  Gotta love the wide 24L loving, just fantabulous

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tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Hard to say which one I like better.  But I bounced my flash on Sergio (the photographer) who was off the side, and also held a napkin up near the flash to create this effect.  You don’t need fancy tools to get the job done some times, just some ingenuity :)

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tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Love this dance shot, I love how everyone’s attention is all on them!

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tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Emma & Danny – Mesa & Tucson Wedding Photography

As many of you know already, Emma & Danny were married this past weekend in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple, and their reception and ring-ceremony followed afterwards in Tucson at the Westward Look Resort.  It was the first time I had been to Westward Look and boy was it fun!  The post below shows how much fun it was, if you didn’t see the photobooth madness!  It was such a pleasure working with their families, everyone was so outgoing and easy to work with!  There’s quite a buzz circling the facebook pages, gotta check it out if you have not yet!

Thanks again Emma & Danny, you guys are super awesome!

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There is something about this one that I LOVE!!!

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

Check out the bling!  Beautiful ring! (ok I didn’t mean for that to rhyme)

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

One of my all time fav groomsmen shots

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Can you see how versatile one couch can be, yet make a picture sooo sooo different?

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

My uber-cool assistant Travis grabbed this one, I love Danny’s expression!

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Travis got this awesome detail as well . . .

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

I usually have my assistants grab candids while I setup for formal shots, they always come out better than the formals :(   But thats a good thing :)

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Smashing!

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

Brianna & Ricardo | Tucson Engagement Portraits

Brianna & Ricardo were the other new couple I had the chance to work with on Saturday. I always love working with new couples!!! We started at the UofA and then migrated down to the downtown area to finish up their engagement portraits. They seemed to nail their photos each time I took a picture, they must have studied up on my style or something . . .

Anyway, another awesome session with a super fun couple. They are getting married this coming September @ Hacienda Del Sol, of which I am really looking forward to! It’s a really nice place although I have never had the opportunity to shoot a wedding there yet. Thanks again Brianna & Ricardo, have a super Christmas!

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tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

Katie & Dennis

I’m blogging here from chilly SLC with quite a bit of snow outside.  Wish I had the Tucson weather, which was amazing this past weekend!  These last weeks in December are always my busiest and this weekend was no exception.  I had an awesome opportunity to work with Katie & Dennis and their engagement portraits.  We started downtown, meandered around some of the interesting parts and then concluded the session at the UofA campus.  Weather was perfect and we had a blast (atleast I did!!)

Katie & Dennis are getting married this coming April @ the Stillwell House (this is where Jessica was married in October, pics from Stillwell House).  I’m super excited about working with them and can’t wait till the wedding!  Thanks again Katie & Dennis, you guys really made my weekend awesome!

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tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

tucson downtown engagement portraits wedding

Emma & Danny

I had a super awesome time with a new couple I am working with, Emma & Danny.  They are getting married in January and it was time for their engagement photos, and a beautiful day it was!  We went to the La Encantada mall (big thanks to Melanie for allowing us on the beautiful property) and just had a blast there!  Beautiful place, hard to take a bad picture with a great couple and great location.  Anyways, the original plan was to go to the Zoo afterwards for some more photos, but it had closed at 4pm :(   For some strange reason I was under the impression that it stayed open later, but I was wrong I guess.  We left La Encantada mall and headed downtown for some more casual type portraits where we wrapped up the evening.

Super awesome couple, great locations, what more could I ask?  Thanks again guys, you are the best!  Here’s a couple teasers . . .

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tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

Tonie’s Album! Wedding Album for Arizona Wedding at Saguaro Buttes

I just finished the design for Tonie & Jason’s album last week and have been waiting to put them up to display.  I had the wonderful assistance of a talented digital scrapbook and designer, Meagan Turnidge, who helped me speed up my time so I can breathe a little more :)   After a couple of tweaks of “my style” of design it was near perfect.  I absolutely love it and can’t wait to get it back!  This will be another 60 page GraphiStudio album and it is going to be GORGEOUS.  You have to see these in person they are so amazing!

Anyway, their wedding was awesome and it was such an honor to work with them!  Thanks again Tonie & Jason, you guys rock!

New Album Design – Melissa & Jonathan! Arizona Inn Wedding in Tucson Arizona

I know you are all dying for something new as my blog page has been pretty sparse lately.  Well, you’re probably not . . . but I’d like to think so :)   It has been a busy summer with a number of weddings and many portraits in between, and I’m now just getting caught up with everything.  I wanted to share a recent album design from Melissa & Jonathan’s wedding back in April!  This will be a GraphiStudio album (custom albums hand crafted in Italy) and I can’t wait for it!  They are going to be blown away these are so awesome.  But, most of the awesomeness of a great album comes from a great designer (blatent plug here!).

Thanks for looking, and enjoy!

Cheryl & Josh – Downtown Tucson Engagement Portraits in Arizona

What do you get when you combine an awesome couple, super cool location, great lighting and lot’s of energy? You get Cheryl & Josh’s engagement pictures! We headed downtown for what was going to be a moderately warm day, but the only thing that stayed hot was the couple! They didn’t stop, just one awesome picture after the other. We even had to stop and take a water break, it was that much fun! We just kept on walking around and found some of the coolest locations, like graffiti walls, abandoned buildings, parking garages and much more. If you know Cheryl or Josh, be sure to let them know how much you liked their photos!