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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!

tara + chris // la paloma wedding

It has been a long time in the works and the day finally arrived that Tara + Chris were to be wed.  That day was Saturday and oh what a beautiful day it was.  The preparation, ceremony and wedding reception all took place at the beautiful Westin La Paloma where we had awesome sunshine and mild cloud coverage for the entire day.  Tara planned out everything to the last jot and tittle, and you could really tell the amount of time that they both had spent planning their special day.  Custom t-shirts, flowers, gifts, cards, shoes, wardrobe, cake toppers, custom “bridal room” door-hangers, a shnazzy pen to sign their license, it was all there and done very well.  We started off the day before noon with their getting-ready portraits.  The amazing Katy Davis from Couture Makeup did such an amazing job, I’ve never seen anyone quite as talented as her.  The flowers, provided by Patty Hunter from Sauliz Floral Dezigns were exquisite!! (She even drove to Phoenix that morning to pick up flowers for the bouquets, now thats service!)  Everything came together just perfectly, and to my knowledge, everything ran as smooth as it could have done.  Thank you SOOOOO much for letting me be a part of such a wonderful event, it was definitely a wedding I will never forget.

Props to my good friend Sam Hassas for coming out and helping me on this wedding.  It’s always a pleasure working with him, make sure to check out his blog!  Big thanks to all the vendors who came out and performed wonderfully for their special day!

Vendors:
Officiant – Cherisse Mills
DJ – Page Repp – Get With The DJ
Videographer – Stepheny Keith – Black Sheep Video
Florist/Flowers – Patty Hunter – Sauliz Floral
Coordinator – Isabell Kim – Westin La Paloma
Makeup – Katy Davis – Couture Makeup
Venue – Westin La Paloma Resort

WARNING: LOTS of images below!

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Wanna see more?  Don’t forget to visit out website for La Paloma Wedding Photo Portrait.

andi & tony | tubac golf resort wedding photography

I had a super awesome wedding this past Saturday, it was the first time I had been to the Tubac Golf Resort. Totally amazing! Such a beautiful location, lots of amazing scenery and amazing hospitality from the staff. It was very top notch. To top it off I had such an amazing couple to work with, I was honored to be part of their day. In fact I knew Tony and a lot of his friends from high school, old times . . .

It was a hard to take a bad photograph because the weather and lighting could not have been so amazingly awesome. God definitely blessed us with a beautiful earth and Saturday it looked amazing! I’ve got a lot of photos to post so bear with me, I just loved so many of them! Thanks again Andi & Tony, I wish you the very best!

I couldn’t decide the many cool ringshots I took, but these 2 were my favs!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

This one has a slight edge on being my favorite ringshot ever.

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Gotta love them boots!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

I loved this candid shot of the guys walking back to their room before the ceremony started.

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

How amazing was that sky?  It was like this the whole day, couldn’t have asked for anything more!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Wow.  This has to be my favorite bouquet shot ever.  Love the texture, colors, everything is working for me here!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Striking!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Even though it was blurry, there is a certain air and enigma to this photograph.  Instant classic!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Another amazing sky shot.  I took a lot that day, its a photographers dream to get these kinds of skies!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

There was some sort of problem with getting the ring on her finger, pretty funny :)

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

I love the crop on this, good ole’ 645 format.

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Thats not dirt.  Those are cowpies.  See next image :)

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az
Holy smokes!  Thats hot!  Instant fashion model . . .

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

So they were trying to decide between themselves subconsciously whether or not to be nice, or smash the cake into each others face.  Tony got the first shot . . .

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. . . but Andi got hers as well :)

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

I love the point of view on this one, one of my favorite dancing pictures of late!

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

tubac wedding photographer golf resort tucson az

Kunz @ La Paloma | Family Portraits in Tucson Arizona

I finally had the chance to photograph a young family, who happen to be really good friends of mine, at a location not too distant from my home. La Paloma has a small “basin” before the entrance to the resort that is just a fun place, beautiful views and lush grass. The weather could not have been better! Wow, I wish it would stay like this the rest of the year, it was awesome!

Anyways . . . Brandon, Liz and Taevin are just one of the cutest families out there. Liz is expecting their 2nd son and they wanted to get their family portraits done sooner than later :D I had a blast working with them . . . I have to say, the final pic (the nice formal family pic) is buttah! That background is amazing!!!

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

That was a fun shot . . . I wish I could be a kid again, lol

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

I’m pretty proud of this one :D   It’s like buttah I tell you!

tucson family portraits desert sunset cactus photography

What is cooler than an abandoned, run-down, hurricane destroyed resort? St Croix Wedding Photographer

Not much in fact.  While on my stay on the beautiful island of St. Croix (US Virgin Islands) I had a chance to take some scenic drives and take in the beauty.  While out driving on the very far east end of the island, I stumbled upon an old hotel/resort right on the beach.  I knocked on some doors in the area and spoke with some long time locals about it, it had been completely thrashed and destroyed in hurricane Hugo of 1989.  A category 5+ that apparently most Americans are clueless to.  Anyway, it was the coolest place for some edgy and grundgy bridal portraits.

I texted Amber & Carraig to see if they would be up for it (after all they were enjoing their honeymoon already).  Luckily they were, and boy were they in for a treat.  It doesn’t get much better than this ladies & gentlemen.  I felt like James Bond with the whole exotic island, ravished old hotel, awesome weather with a beautiful bride to photograph.  I could only have dreamt about something this cool!

Enough jabber, enjoy the awesomeness :D

For the photographers and photo-junkies, here’s some quick setup shots taken by the groom (my assistant as well!)  Check out this hotel, isn’t it AWESOME?

It’s quite necessary to even lug around tons of expensive lighting gear to an island.  Good photographers never leave home without it!

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 . . .