Another successful engagement session on the books! First of all, a big congrats to Bobby and Liz; secondly, let the wedding planning fun begin! Bobby & Liz’s engagement session is just the first step of many, and I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of it. We had such a great time shooting at Saguaro Lake. It’s a beautiful site, with amazing photo ops of course. Bobby and Liz made my job SO easy by being so dang cute in literally every frame!
The two love birds kept each other smiling and giggling the entire session, which obviously made me smile and laugh a whole lot, too! To top it all off, I still can’t get over how gorgeous the afternoon that we spent on the lake was. Arizona continues to amaze me each day. If I could give one piece of advice to anyone that lives in this beautiful state, it would be to take advantage of the amazing sites that it has to offer! Throwing a fun-loving couple like Bobby and Liz in front of those views, makes for a picture perfect shot! Their love for one another is truly contagious, and I cannot wait for them to officially tie the knot! Look out world!
Ya’ see what I did there?! I can’t get enough of these two and their fun-lovin’ style. Sara and Stevie are tying the knot this coming April at Paradise Valley Country Club. Get ready for friends, family, flowers, fun and a very famous view. And confetti. I’m pretty sure there will be confetti.
I seriously cant say enough about this couple. Sara is so beautifully creative and Stevie’s happy go lucky personality is the perfect complement to her spunk. An event pro herself, she has a beautiful vision for this celebration. I can’t wait to see it unfold and be there to capture it.
A huge thank you to Stevie’s parents who tagged along to the shoot. They kept us laughing all afternoon and were the best confetti-tossing assistants money could buy. I am actually thinking of bringing them on all my shoots. I hope they have some fall dates open!
I actually met Sara at the I Do Wedding Charity Auction. Sara bid on and won my photography package but when it comes down to it, I feel like the real winner. This auction was an amazing opportunity to give back to an incredible organization that has made a huge impact in my life AND I ended up with a couple of really rad clients. The whole experience was such a gift! A do-good- things-and-good-things-happen wonderful kind of gift.
Meet Cory and Carolynn (and Ernie and Howie). These two love birds are gettin’ hitched this weekend in Sedona. I. Can’t. Wait. I can’t wait because Cory is my cousin and I am actually attending this wedding as a guest!
As Prescott natives, Cory and Carolynn decided to get married in Sedona. A total destination for out-of-towners, close to home for family, and a sweet reprieve from the heat for the poor saps like me headed up from Phoenix. It’s a weekend chalk full of wedding fun. From golf to jeep tours, day after brunch, and reception festivities – this is going to be a blast.
Whenever family and close friends get married, I have a rule that I will do the engagement photos, if they want of course, and leave the wedding day up to one of my fab photo friends. The reasoning behind this is threefold. First, I am a crier and will ball during family photos, ceremony, formals, you name it. Basically, I get completely emotionally involved in the day when I know the couple THIS well. On top of the physical demand of shooting 9+ hours, I end up emotionally pooped. Secondly, I have a slew of ultra talented photographer friends that I am happy to refer my cute cousin couples to. They tend to do the same with me and it builds great professional relationships. Lastly, weddings are a ton of fun and a big event for guests. I WANT to celebrate on the dance floor with everyone else. Weddings should be a treat for the guests, not a job. I love that my loved ones let me kick back on their big days and share a toast with them to their future.
So Cory and Carolynn, thank you for letting me coerce you into an empty field, down a creekbed, and on to a lot under construction in pursuit of great views, light, and lines. Thank you for letting me hang with our friends and family on your big day. And thank you for making this celebration as much about the guests as it is you. Here’s to Saturday! MUAH!