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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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tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

tucson arizona tubac wedding photography golf resort southwest ranch

gomez family // family documentary

A while back I took a venture into a different approach for my family portraits.  The style, as I and others may call it, is called “family documentary”.  Normally photojournalism is completely undirected, unaided “life as it happens” moments where NO intervention or planning has been made to create a photographic opportunity.  It is raw, it is real, it is exactly what the story tells.  Now this isn’t always what we want to see with family portraits, we always want to look our best, and of course, like we like each other :)  If you missed this first post I made, go see it now, it’s worth a look (besides the fact it was also shot on film).  This to me is showcasing what life is like in an average, everyday normal family’s life.  For the most part I try and stay completely out of the way with little to no “direction”.  We will plan out a schedule per se, but then it’s up to the family to just be themselves.  For the many many families that have seen this first session above, it connects with people on a different level because it’s very easy for most families to just “be themselves”.  A lot of families will come to me for family portraits feeling a little shy, unsure or uneasy about what the actual “photographic creation” will be like.  My number one goal is to make sure that EVERYONE is having a great time and is comfortable, and when I’m not directing you, posing you, or telling you to do something, most people feel like “themselves” and end up completely enjoying the entire time working with me.  So, while I still enjoy doing family or couple’s portrait sessions where there is definitely some directed portraiture, being able to relax and “be yourself” definitely makes the entire experience a little bit more fun :)

Clearly this was the case with the Gomez family!  I was delighted to find out that they LOVED this concept and approach and I was even more excited after getting to know them as a family and what they might like to include in their own personal “documentary”.  After maybe 3 minutes, their son was an absolute ham for the camera for the entire day and everything was just a blast.  It was a little work on my end just trying to keep up with them :)  With careful planning, a creative mind and just having fun, these are moments that will be cherished forever . . . I love being able to be a part of something that will be handed down through the family.

If you know the family, are friends or even complete strangers, share a comment for the Gomez clan . . . I’m sure they’ll love it!

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tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

The more and more he went through the slides and tubes, the more the static made his hair stand up

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

Digging for treasure, they just found something

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

The rest of the evening was spent with family and friends preparing for dinner

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

They both wanted to show off the tomatoes that they found

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

Such hams, this might have been their first ‘wet-willie’

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

While dinner was cooking, they found out that the “water main” was leaking and it was now their job to find it and fix it :)  such an amazing imagination

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

Making sure their fix was working

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

A new leak sprung, time to fix

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

Post-dinner DQ run

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

tucson family portraits photo documentary lifestyle arizona photography

Studio Shots! Open House Aug 27th

Was a little bit in a hurry Saturday evening when I decided to take some quick pics of the new studio setup. It is nearing completion of all the small details still left. There is still some furniture and decorations that needs to be put in and some definite cleaning to make it perfect for the Open House! I am trying to send invitations to everyone, but just in case you do not receive one, here are the details:
August 27th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

I hope everyone that wants to come is able to do so! If you are a prospective or new client and just want to stop in and say hi, please come on by! If you wouldn’t mind simply RSVPing in the comments below that would be awesome! Thanks again everyone, I couldn’t have done it without all my awesome clients!

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tucson photography studio senior portraits high school weddings arizona tubac

New Product Shots! arizona wedding albums

I received back some sample products, and also the wedding album for Heather & Jay and just had to post some photos.  Heather & Jay received a 60 page Asukabook Deluxe album and it was HOT!  Asukabook has never let me down on their album quality, consistency and all around value.  They are a bit less-expensive than some of my other albums I offer but equally as popular and excellent.  It had one of those special moments as a photographer . . . and as a business owner (kind of a sneak peak in to what really keeps me going!) . . . I was able to deliver the album to Heather & Jay, and also preview it with them for the first time.  It’s the funnest thing in the world to see their reactions and emotions as they look at their album for the first time.  If I was thinking straight that day, I would have brought the camera to remember it . . . but it was fun anyways!!!

 

Now for some other product shots of my new Senior Portfolios.  Holy COW.  It’s hard to describe how cool these things are, since I’m a very visual person and don’t express myself easily with words . . . but here goes.  These are 6×8″ in size and are hand-made in Italy . . . yes, that’s right, Italy.  They are produced by GraphiStudio, one of the best Album producers in the world right now.  Each page is printed on a fine-art linen, bound with their patented binding method, where each page lays flat (as you can see below, and in contrast above how the Asukabook albums DO NOT lay flat like the GraphiStudio albums).  Each comes with a hard-cover black fabric cover, but the custom-designed dust jacket is included as well.  Oh ya, these are all custom designed by yours truly!  You won’t find these designs with ANYONE else.  This is a 20 page album sample that is just sooooooo cool.  No wonder they have been popular lately!  Give me a call if you’d like to see a custom preview of these bad-boys!

Here are some actual design layouts (not just photos of the book):