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Zach and Mai met for their first date in a mall food court back in their hometown. Mai said she was nervous walking up to him, but that Zach almost immediately made her feel like he was someone she had known personally for years. They had an immediate connection, which has only grown and flourished […]

November 21, 2020

Zach & Mai’s Destination Wedding at Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta

Jolene and Tyler have been married for six years and are two of the most wonderful people. We celebrated their marriage by traveling to Scorpion Gulch at South Mountain for a special anniversary session. Their portraits couldn’t have been more perfect with the surrounding mountains, cobblestone structures and, most importantly, the outward devotion they have […]

September 11, 2019

Desert Anniversary Session at South Mountain

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Hi friends! Within the past month, I’ve taken two trips to La Jolla, California. The first was work related and the second was because I had so much fun there, I wanted to go back with a few of my favorite people! Because I love this place and had an amazing experience both times, I […]

August 29, 2019

My Travel Guide: Things To Do in La Jolla, California

Jade and her lovely ladies traveled across the country for her bachelorette party¬† in Scottsdale and it was an unforgettable trip! Their weekend was filled with poolside parties, incredible night life and, of course — a perfect bachelorette photoshoot! Their session consisted of tossing balloons, dancing to Old Town Road and wearing matching red visors, […]

June 6, 2019

Jade’s Bachelorette Party in Scottsdale

Their relationship began with a simple bet — If Bryant won, he’d take Miaya on a date. If Miaya won, she’ take Bryant on a date. They both took a chance and ended up on a date with the person they were going to marry. I saw them together for the first time at their […]

May 21, 2019

Miaya and Bryant’s Wedding Day | Estrella Vista Reception Center | Phoenix, AZ

I met Brooke and Alex last October when I traveled to Grand Rapids to capture their engagement portraits. Through the planning process, I knew they were going to be amazing even before I arrived. We had talked about expectations of the area, what the weather would be like — OH and that they wanted to bring pizza & burritos to their session!

September 6, 2018

Brooke and Alex | Destination Wedding at Pine Mountain Resort | Iron Mountain, Michigan

When Kelsey and Daniel asked if I wanted to travel to Washington to photograph their wedding, I nearly jumped with excitement. Not only was I excited to travel to the Pacific Northwest for the first time, but I was stoked to be photographing these two and all the wonderful things their wedding day would hold. Being a desert dweller, I immediately started imagining  how lovely the location would be and how elegant the bridal party would look against all the greenery.

But, guys, this wedding exceeded all the expectations I had in every possible way. 

August 22, 2018

Kelsey & Daniel | Destination Wedding at Tin Roof Barn | White Salmon, Washington

Tiffany and Levi are people you fall instantly in love with. When you talk to them for the first time, you are immediately greeted with genuine kindness. They ask questions, make you feel important and the two big smiles you were initially met with never fade. When you leave, you feel like you’ve talked to two friends you’ve known for ages even if it was a conversation that only lasted an hour! 

The first time I captured their relationship for their engagement portraits, I couldn’t believe how compassionate and respectful they were. Not only to me, but toward one other. I admired how one moment would be engulfed in passionate laughter while the next would be filled with soft intimacy. Their relationship is a perfect balance and witnessing it was absolutely magical!

October 19, 2017

Fall Wedding Day | Tiffany & Levi | Rochester, Michigan

This one is for YOU. The bride to-be that’s hustling to make sure everything is perfect for your wedding day. The one that hasn’t stopped searching through Pinterest for tips and tricks to help this special day be everything you’ve been dreaming of. You’ve been putting so much love, care and effort into making sure your plans are perfect because you can’t afford for anything to go wrong. I see you and I know how much of a wedding planning whirlwind you’re in.

Because we all hear those horror stories, right? The ones about something happening on a wedding day and suddenly nothing goes the way it was planned. Or the ones about someone or something running late and suddenly it’s sunset and you still haven’t captured the pictures you’ve been dying to have. You’re worried your wedding day may be like this and are doing everything you can to prevent it from happening. Trust me, these horror stories may scare us, BUT I’m going to tell you three tips you can do to make sure everything goes smoothly and absolutely stress-free once your wedding day arrives!

September 7, 2017

Three Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day!

One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is when I get to photograph weddings in a new place! So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out I would be photographing Katie and Adam’s wedding at the LDS Temple in Phoenix! However, the perfection of this day went far beyond their location!

Their marriage created an atmosphere that radiated excitement. From the moment the doors of the temple opened, everyone knew the two of them were so ready to be married. When they came out, they had the biggest smiles, Adam proudly raised his arm in the air and their families cheered ecstatically!

August 17, 2017

Phoenix Arizona Temple Wedding | Katie & Adam