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Wow, June absolutely flew by, but one of the highlights for me was photographing Lakin and Jasmyne’s engagement portraits at sunrise in Sedona! We originally planned this session for April, but due to ice and snow, we decided to postpone—and I’m so glad we did! The timing turned out to be perfect, allowing us to capture the stunning beauty of Sedona’s landscape.

July 12, 2024

Lakin and Jasmyne’s Engagement Portraits in Sedona

Wide Shot of Lakin and Jasmyne on Cathedral Rock: "A wide shot of Lakin and Jasmyne standing on the edge of Cathedral Rock, holding hands and gazing into the distance, with the vast and colorful Sedona landscape stretching out below them."

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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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

Lindsey & Tanner’s Tre Bella Wedding | Mesa, Arizona

When the curtain drew back, there was an energy that swept the room. Lindsey stood at the head of the aisle as tears filled in the eyes of her guests. Tanner beamed as he gazed at his best friend with anticipation. The two of them were getting ready to become one and everyone there was overwhelmed with happiness. The room fell silent (aside from the occasional nose sniffle!) as Lindsey made her way to Tanner. Four years had led up to this – a day filled with beautiful details, two wonderful families and a bride and groom who were eager to finally become one.

March 30, 2018

Lindsey & Tanner’s Tre Bella Wedding | Mesa, Arizona

Before anything, let’s be real – getting your picture taken is kind of intimidating! Even being a photographer, I still get nervous getting my portraits done! Because of this, clients sometimes have a hard time smiling naturally, making it a challenge to capture their genuine expressions! BUT. If we, as photographers, know our clients are going to get a little nervous before their session, we can take charge to help ease their nerves and keep their energy up!

November 30, 2017

How to Capture Genuine Expressions | Photography Education

The first time I saw them together was in high school. They brought so much happiness to their friends and anyone that saw them knew how much they admired one another. Since then, they’ve attended college, pursued careers, traveled to Disneyland (a lottttt) and experienced huge milestones together. That’s why when they asked me to capture their wedding, I knew it was going to be special.

Adam and Lauren planned a wedding that simply celebrated the love they’ve shared over the past six years. It was different from other weddings – They invited 20 guests, didn’t have a bridal party and created their own floral arrangements. And. It. Turned. Out. Stunning! Every thing about their wedding embraced the love these two wonderful people share and the happiness from their loved ones that they were finally coming together as husband and wife! 

November 14, 2017

Arizona Desert Wedding | Adam & Lauren | Tucson, AZ

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!