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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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amie + steve // engaged

My beautiful sister gets married tomorrow, and I’m so excited for her!  We shot these last week at the wonderful La Paloma resort.  Can you see the resemblance?  Love you Amie!

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erin + dean // engaged

Erin + Dean are FUN.  They are madly in love, and they know how to joke around and laugh, a LOT.  Downtown tucson is always a great place, but I’m really really glad we were able to try a new spot on Mt. Lemmon which was just absolutely gorgeous!  Really excited for their wedding this coming spring, can’t wait!  Thanks Erin & Dean!

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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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tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

This one reminds me of an old lomograph

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tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

tucson engagement photo arizona wedding couple connection photography

aaron + sarah // film

I shot these a few months back when I was having some fun with film (still am) and just now realized I never posted them!  This was sort of a hybrid of some engagement portraits and then capturing life as it happens.  Aaron & Sarah didn’t want too many “directed” portraits, but more of a documentary style approach.  We planned a few different locations and ideas and then just let them be themselves.  Their wedding is this weekend (boy does time fly) and am super excited to be working with my brother on his wedding day.

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tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

rachel + chris // engagements

I was able to enjoy another amazing engagement session with beautiful Tucson weather.  Rachel & Chris are an awesome couple with a spectucular wedding planned at the amazing Ventana Canyon Resort later this year and I’m totally stoked.  We had a blast doing some fun golf themed photos using one of Tucson’s most famous courses.  Amazing views were enjoyed from that tee.  They did that more in jest, but it was still an awesome location.  We then headed to the always amazing University of Arizona where both Rachel & Chris enjoyed their college life.  We even got lucky and were able to use the UofA stadium once again.  The sun finally came out for about 30 minutes later in the day which was icing on the cake for some fun shots on University Blvd.  Urban Outfitters was gracious enough to let us jump in a window display for a quick shot or two!  November is too far in the future, can’t wait for their wedding!

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ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

ventana canyon engagement portrait tucson arizona wedding photography

evyn + jandro // tucson engagement

Weather in Tucson lately has been a little on the dull side, with full cloud coverage and lots of rain in the past two weeks.  Not that I am complaining, it just makes it a little drab for photography on some days.  Evyn + Jandro have good luck on their side, because the day we headed out for their engagement session we had some of the best weather of the entire year.  Bright sun, light clouds, mid 70 temperature = awesome portraits.  We started at the University of Arizona and later headed downtown for a more urban feel.  I loved finding new locations and trying something new!  They were totally relaxed and just had a blast, which are the two most important ingredients in an awesome photoshoot recipe.  I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this coming October at The Tucson Country Club.  Evyn is a SUPER talented hair stylist, who recently was invited to participate in an international styling event in Paris (holy cow thats so cool!), and Jandro is an aspiring cinematographer, check out his stuff.  Thanks again guys for an amazing time!

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tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

OMG!!!  new epic FAV

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their dog Jack was a total ham with lots of slobber, but cute

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tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

another epic fav

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

they should go into modeling

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tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

tucson arizona engagement portraits university arizona wedding photography

new trend in photography I had yet to try out, this is my rendition

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See more Engagement Sessions in Tucson at our website!

stevie + kyle engagement

Wow. I’m speechless. Stevie + Kyle brought their game for a killer set of engagements. Good planning = good portraits; Excellent planning + creative ideas = crazy awesome portraits. It really does pan out like that! I love it when my clients come to me with ideas about some cool things that they enjoy doing and you mix it with some off the wall creativity and you get some really awesome stuff. Thanks Stevie + Kyle, it made for an awesome session!

There are so so so so so many other awesome portraits, I feel like I’m seriously handicapping the overall set by only showing a mere 26 on the blog. We headed to Funtasticks for some lazer tag, miniature golf, bumper boats and other fun activities that we could incorporate into their session. I have been wanting to do an engagement session with laser tag for quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised at how REALLY DARK it was. The fog machine was down so no laser action, but, the overall ambient was slick. We then headed downtown for some more relaxed and artistic portraits. Hard to recap such a session in so few words. Can’t wait for their wedding!

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To the photogs: this was 12800, f/1.4, 1/20s = DARK

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

love the effect from the black lights, killer!!!

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

this reminds me of Tron

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

its like this was made for it!

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

gotta love the motion and emotion here

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I think Kyle won, I bet Stevie would debate that

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SWEET vans

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then take a step back and bask in this beautiful light

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holy wowowowowowowo!

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

classic downtown Tucson, redefined :)

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

she almost fell, twice, but it was worth it

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

i call this ‘striking eagle jumping cobra’

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix
just pure fun, you know you did this as a kid

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

new signature concept for me, check out some of my latest seniors on this one!

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

you probably are thinking “what the heck?”  its like a glow-in-the-dark nautilus shell in the middle of the road . . . . ya, it was cool

tucson arizona engagement portraits laser tag mini golf funtasticks fun phoenix

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

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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

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tucson arizona engagement portraits university ua airport fun awesome

the epicenter of all epics

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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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Saundra + Michael

I had a great afternoon working with my friend Saundra and her fiance Michael photographing their awesome engagement portraits.  We had a great time having some football fun at a local high school and then headed down to the UA for some more amazing portraits.  I really can’t wait for their wedding because they are just so fun to be around!  Never a dull moment :)   I definitely was able to step outside the box on some of these and they just went with the flow . . . I love it when my clients let me do what I like to do :)   Makes my job so much more fun!  I’ll tell you this, Michael is a pretty lucky guy and I’m so happy for the both of them!

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tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

tucson engagement portrait wedding photography arizona asu ua

It’s also been great working with Saundra’s family.  Her dad is a high-end custom home contractor: he builds some pretty SWEET homes.  Here is one of the homes I photographed a couple of weeks ago that he built, designed by Kevin B Howard Architects:

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Brooke & Rick | Tucson Engagement Contest Winners!

For the many of you that followed the “Platinum Engagement Contest” sponsored by Sheffields Diamonds, myself and the other sponsors, the contest ended last week and the winners were selected. Brooke & Rick are a very deserving couple and their love is so tangible its awesome! As part of the contest, I provided the future bride & groom with a complimentary engagement session, and also to document the amazing day they were about to have. The winners received the following: 1ct Platinum Diamond ring by Tacori, engagement session and photojournalist documentation of their engagement, Allison limousine provided the transportation to the Imagen Creative Hair Salon, return to the Westin La Paloma who also provided a complimentary 1 night stay in one of their awesome suites, including dinner and so much more. The day was set for a truly magical afternoon and I was so excited to be a part of it. I must say, I’ve photographed some pretty special events and traveled to some really exotic places, but this engagement is not only the second real engagement that I have photographed (see Amanda & Jason’s for the first!), but, this one ranks up there with the most memorable moments I have photographed.

The day started at the Imagen Spa for their pampering. Rick obviously didn’t need a hair trim, but the staff was very accommodating for their special event. We then traveled back to the Westin La Paloma for some quick portraits before dinner. Brooke knew that she was going to end the night as a newly engaged women, but she didn’t know how nor when. Rick and I have previously planned the perfect spot: atop the 2nd floor balcony near the ballrooms. It offered a tremendous view and perfect location for such an amazing event. As we meandered around getting some awesome portraits en-route to the final engagement ring rendezvous point, the hotel had prepared a nice table with some champagne and the ring for Rick’s proposal. As we walked up the stairs, I don’t know if Brooke was expecting it, but she must have known as she saw the table, champagne and ring box. It was a whirlwind of excitement, and as much as I wanted to sit back and watch the moment unfold, I was busy trying to stay out of their hair and photograph the event at the same time. I didn’t hear a word that Rick said, but he had obviously prepared something. Of course she said yes and a celebration ensued. I took a few more awesome portraits of their excitement and the awesome view from the balcony and then left to let them enjoy their moment alone.

We met up again as they were ready for dinner and spent a little while more with them. Brooke even trusted me with the brand new ring (which is obviously the most expensive ring I have probably photographed), which turned out to be an AWESOME ringshot . . . won’t lie :) I had to finish it off with something different, so I had a great idea of photographing them going back to their hotel room . . . I think it worked :)

Big thanks to everyone who was involved with the preparation and publication of the event, it was awesome to be a part of it all!

To all you photographers, consider this a sneak peak for the latest presets from Presetopia, Presets v2 baby!


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tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
I’ve never had a manicure myself, but it looked pretty comfortable all the stuff they did :)
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
AWESOME makeup lounge, pretty shnazzy I’d say
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
Interior of the stretch Limo provided by Allison Limousines
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
I LOVED LOVED LOVED the sky in this one as she went outside to check the makeup application
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
Rick showing off his new manicure
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
Arrival at La Paloma, they were SUPER excited about everything, made my job super easy!
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
SO MANY AWESOME THINGS about this shot, hard to even begin! The view was breathtaking!
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
This is also the view from my apartment :) La Paloma has some serious views unlike all other resorts in Tucson
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
Not many people were at this dinner location so that were able to enjoy some R&R alone
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tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple
Of course, hard not to love a beautiful ring! Shot this one handheld too FTW!
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Escape back to their room, LOVED this concept
tucson wedding engagement la paloma westin imagen arizona couple

Wedding Contest: Pop the question and win!

I just wanted to let everyone know about an awesome opportunity for those that are hopelessly in love with each . . . particularly to the guys here.  If you are planning on getting down on one knee and asking your best friend for her hand in marriage, take a look at this contest!

Platinum Love Engagement Giveaway Contest

Sheffields Diamonds is sponsoring a HUGE giveaway: a very beautiful and VERY expensive Tacori platinum diamond ring.  They will be advertising it all over the radio and local TV news, along with newspapers and other advertising mediums.  This is going all out, so make sure you enter the contest for a chance to win an awesome and unforgettable engagement.  I have partnered with the effort and will be photographing the actual engagement (with complete secrecy hopefully), but you will also be dining at the Westin La Paloma, complimentary Limousine services provided by Allison Limousine, and also a pampered spa visit for your future bride provided by Imagen Day Spa. Hard to pass up, so please visit KVOA’s website to learn more about it.

Act now as the contest will be ending October 14th!  Doesn’t it make you want to get engaged all over again? Check out Tacori’s website about their amazing rings . . . just wow!

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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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

tucson engagement photos ua downtown weddings

Richie & Dhara | family portraits in Bisbee Arizona

I had another great session in Bisbee, it’s hard to not like that place!  It’s full of life, character and weird/interesting things . . . very easy to photograph.  Anyways, Richie & Dhara were great subjects, very easy to work with and a lot of fun to be with!  I’m very excited for them as they mentioned that they never had very good photos from their wedding, and never had engagment photos . . . so these are their post-wedding “engagement” type photos :)   They are also expecting their first child soon, so congrats again!

Bisbee AZ – Matt & Mary | Engagement Portraits in Arizona

Wow. That pretty much sums up how cool Bisbee is, with an awesome couple, on a beautiful day! Bisbee has a long tradition (in my memories) of old antique shops, art galleries, fantasticly rustic buildings and great hot dogs. I didn’t get to sample the hot dogs this time around, but I did the others! If you have not been there, please check it out. Don’t forget the really cool mine tour, definitely worth it.

Mary & Matt are getting married later this July, but it was a total blast to work with them. It was hard to put down the camera (ever) because they were always doing something new and fun. My friend Travis came along and shot some video work for me, which hopefully in the near future I’ll be able to post on the blog (for all you that are wondering how cool my engagement sessions really are!)

(NOTE: I don’t have my fancy border people always ask me about because I’m doing this from my laptop in the Virgin Islands, didn’t have that much time to work on it! Updates to come)


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!




















Engagement Guest Book – Next Hottest Wedding “must-have”!

So my designs and albums are becoming ever more popular, and I just started offering a new service (well back in January I guess). When was the last time that you flipped through your guest book from your wedding? I know I don’t remember. How much more often would you look at it if it had funny messages, cool insights, your awesome engagement photos??? Usually you can remember who was there from the photography and you don’t need to turn to the guest book for that. Things have changed! Check some new designs for our Engagement Guest Books and see why these are so much cooler than you average joe-shmoe guest book. Prepare to be . . . bamboozled (I heard this word the other day and had to use it in a sentence!)