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gus // senior

Gus is a pretty cool dude and incredibly talented guitarist.  He just won an international award for Classical Guitar and will be featured on NPR this coming February.  He’s got some mad skills!  These portraits were a bit dual purpose…senior portraits and future album artwork.  Remember me when you’re famous Gus!

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tyler // senior

Tyler is my last senior portrait for 2012 and I can’t believe the year is already winding down. I’ve had a great 2012 year and Tyler’s portraits are honestly some of my absolute favorites. We started with some casual baseball portraits, and then explored the downtown area and tried out some new things. This kid could be on the cover of a few magazines. Thanks Tyler!

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arden // senior

Arden is one of those “models” that make it look easy.  She definitely made my job easy and her photos show it!  We were fortunate to have enough time for quite a few outfits and utilized some cool new locations!  Thanks Arden!

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sonya + eliezer // tucson wedding

Wow. Thats really all that comes to my mind whenever I think of this wedding. They wouldn’t stop smiling, kissing, loving each other. The day was filled with lots of family, friends, laughter, tears, fun, and a lot of love. This is a real wedding, with real people, and I enjoyed every single second of it. Thank you guys for trusting my vision and allowing me to be part of your day!

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michelle + ivan // engaged part deux

If you missed Michelle + Ivans last engagement shoot, you don’t want to miss it.  We always meant to do two shorter sessions rather than one longer session, but I was glad they wanted to do something a little more formal (most couples don’t).  Their wardrobe matched PERFECTLY to the setting, and the light was just amazing….AMAZING.  Love these guys.

Kayla | Senior Model in Tucson Arizona

Kayla traveled from Glendale to get her awesome senior portraits done with us and we had a blast! We were almost rained out the day we had planned to photograph her senior portraits, but luckily it had dried up about 10 minutes before they arrived; that was lucky! We used some new locations in the downtown area and exhibited some of her amazing dance talents. I think she has been dancing for 15 years or so which I think is totally awesome. The rain clouds made for some dramatic skies and awesome colors, I love colorful outfits for senior portraits. Thanks again Kayla, glad you were able to make it down to Tucson!

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

tucson senior portrait glendale phoenix photography arizona

The post that couldn’t wait! | Wedding Photobooth at Westward Look Resort in Tucson Arizona

So I’ve been super excited about this past weekend for a number of weeks now.  It was Emma & Danny’s wedding (a SUPER awesome couple) in Mesa and then in Tucson at the Westward Look (beautiful location).  I was able to try something new this wedding, something I just couldn’t wait for!  I don’t have a really cool name for it yet, but maybe I’ll get some collective support from all you blogstalkers out there . . . let’s just call it the ‘photobooth’ for now.  This ain’t your grandma’s photobooth, not even a photobooth by 2002′ standards, but totally wicked awesome and off the wall.

This is something new I’ll be adding to some of my packages, and as an add-on service to any current or future brides getting married!  The debut of our ‘photbooth’ was an absolute hit!!!  My assistants and I laughed our butts off and had so much fun with all the guests I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it was.  Anyway, if YOU (yes YOU) are looking for something fun and awesome at your wedding reception, this is THE way to go.  You can only get it here folks :D

It was hard to pick just a few . . . there are 30 . . . and this is just the beginning of them.  I didn’t even tell Emma & Danny to bring props, but they did and it was totally awesome!  Hope you enjoy!

***CONTEST***   I am looking for a crazy cool name for our awesome-possum photobooth.  Please leave a comment at the bottom of the post with your idea in quotes!

It was awesome to see Nate & Meagan there, one of my previous couples!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Ya, he was workin’ the wedding the entire time, it was awesome!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Money!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Emma & Danny had so many good ones, hard to say . . .

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

This one is KILLER!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

One of the top 10 I think!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Oh man, this one was great, loved it!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

It looks like the suit is going to eat him . . .

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Hot mama!  These people came up with some totally awesome ideas

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Yours truly folks!

tucson wedding photography reception photo booth fun crazy awesome time

Andi & Tony – Tucson Zoo Engagement Photography

OK, so I’ve been waiting a long time to finally go to the zoo. It was WELL worth it, very fun place! It was actually smaller than I remember it, but it was still a whole lot of fun. Andi & Tony let it loose and man was it a blast! You guys rock! I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard during a session than with the turtle . . . and rolling . . . you’ll see in pic #3 I was already on the ground laughing . . . good times! We wrapped up at the zoo by the time they closed and they meandered on downtown to enjoy the rest of the great weather. It got a little chilly but still had a heck of a lot of fun. Here’s just a few, was hard to pick there were so many good ones! I can’t wait for their wedding in Tubac!

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tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

OK how cool is THIS!

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

tucson engagement photos zoo reid park wedding downtown

Crystal & Todd!

Big kudos to Crystal & Todd for a fun day on Tuesday! We headed over to Trail Dust town for some fun portraits, made a quick stop at Long John’s (yes, the fast food joint, you’ll have to ask them all about it!) and then stopped off at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch to finish up their engagement session.

Beautiful day for some awesome portraits, and their fun and laughter was just contagious :P   For all you photographers, processing was done with my own LR presets, Presetopia.com for details.

Crystal & Todd are getting married on probably the best day of the year . . . Feb 21 . . . my birthday :)   Thanks again guys, it was a lot of fun!

tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd

This is inside an indian teepee, kinda fun . . . tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
Wow, this one just came out amazing.  Super sun flare for ya :O
tucson wedding photography crystal todd
tucson wedding photography crystal todd

Christmas in . . . September?

I recently uploaded some images to share of some new Albums I had received back from my album manufacturers so that people can get a feel for what our albums are all about.  Well, it’s been a busy year and I received a wonderfully large package from GraphiStudio (album company based in Italy, yes, Italy) full of all sorts of little goodies!  Chock full of albums and samples.

GraphiStudio provides one of the finest album services in the entire industry and you can tell when you hold one of their albums for the first time.  These 2 albums below had the same amount of pages, but have different album covers.  The first is a RED Aluminum cover with the bride & groom name etched into the metal (this isn’t some cheesy stuff, it’s the real deal here).  The second is a fine Italian-leather with the bride & groom name embossed / branded into the leather for a permanent fix.  Each GraphiStudio album is printed on true photographic-paper, and you’ll notice from the last sample image, that each spread lays entirely flat.  Through this binding process, you lose very little (if any at all) in the gutter of the book, thus being able to utilize one entire picture for a large 12×18″ print.  Very nice.

 You can see the reflection (sort of) on the cover, this is real aluminum.

Each page is mounted on a thick board to help protect each page from bending and warping.

The spine wraps around the entire back of the book.  These are very well made and very rugged (but do take care of them still!)

Here you can see the laser etching.

I loved the ivory leather, very very awesome.  Also, notice the names embossed onto the cover.

This unique leather style cover is a mix of traditional, yet contemporary with the image window here.

Again, the image window shown.

Here is a great example of why these books are AWESOME.  Your beautiful album design does not get lost in the gutter of the book!

Dillon Family | Family Portraits in Tucson Arizona @ El Conquistador

I had such a blast with the Dillon family a week and a half ago, and have been a little slow at getting their pictures up on the blog. I was able to work with Brett and his Senior Portraits a couple months back, and now they all got together for a large family portrait. It was a beautiful day out with clear skies and nice weather, it couldn’t have been nicer. El Conquistador is the backdrop if you had not noticed. I must say that I laughed a whole lot with them, they are just an awesome family to be around!





You’ll see why I laughed a lot, they were just very spontaneous and fun to with! You’ll have to ask Brett what he was after with that last one . . .

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)