Kurtis & Danielle’s wedding at Mountain Shadows

It was raining most of the morning and early in the afternoon, so much so that the ceremony was moved inside…but, I was watching the radar and guessed that around 3:30, the rain would move out and things could clear up. Sure enough, the rain stopped and Kurtis made a command decision to move the ceremony BACK outside…daring it to rain again.

But it didn’t…and it was a brilliant call. The day was perfect, the lighting unbelievable…and everything worked out perfectly.

The views of Camelback Mountain were stunning as well…first time at Mountain Shadows, it was a great venue!

Michael & Taylor’s wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park

My last wedding of 2019 was also one of my favorites. I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park forever and these two amazing people came along and magic happened.

Thanks to Michael and Taylor for making me feel like a member of the family and for having such a beautiful, intimate event.

Wedding Dress Shop // BHLDN
Men’s Formal Wear // The Black Tux
Caterer // Los Dos Molinos

Danielle & Kevin’s wedding in Sedona

This was my last spring wedding in 2018 before heading out to chase storms for the next two months. And it was a heck of a way to finish. Had so much fun with Danielle and Kevin, their tiny little elopement with a few friends and family, and the food/drinks at the end of the night.

Not to mention rushing out for an epic sunset shoot as well. Hope you enjoy!

Morgan & Tony’s wedding at Brophy Chapel

Morgan and Tony’s wedding in December at Brophy and then Desert Foothills was just one of my favorites of 2018. Such a lovely, fun couple and their friends were such a blast to work with! I haven’t laughed that hard at a best man’s toast before and Morgan’s dad made myself, and the entire room, weep when he told a story of finding a glowing star on the ceiling of her childhood room.

I love these images…hope you guys enjoy!

Ayla & James Wedding at Kingan Gardens

James and Ayla’s wedding was so unique and at such a rad little venue down in Tucson. Never shot there before, it was lovely and intimate and definitely worth checking out.

Thanks to these two for being such amazing clients, we had a ball first on their engagement session in downtown Phoenix but their wedding was utterly great as well. Hope you enjoy these!

Venue // Kingan Gardens
Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Kingan Gardens
Invitations // Minted.com
Wedding Dress Shop // The Lovely Bride Phoenix
Bridesmaid Dress Shop // Sugar Bits
Men’s Formal Wear // Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup // I Do Hair And Makeup
Flowers // Eastland Alley
Ceremony Officiant // Mike Schmidt
Ceremony Music // Dave Harris
Cake // Cakes by Genevieve
Lighting & Decor // Eastland Alley
Reception Music/DJ // Che Wilson
Caterer // Rincon Market

Charmaine & Richard’s maternity at the Salt River

I don’t do a ton of maternity sessions, but I wish I did more! Thoroughly enjoyed hanging with Charmaine and Richard back in the fall!

The Arreola Family

A fun family shoot from this past fall!

This was 2018

One of my annual traditions around these parts is to post a nice recap of the year in photos. They range from road trips with friends,  family pics, wedding, photoshoots and of course, storm images. It felt like a different year overall, a little more subdued, with spring chasing offering slightly less excitement this time around and a couple less weddings. But wow it was a blast of a year regardless!

The year kicked off at a little shoot with a former bride and groom from Australia and their new baby girl, and then I was off on a road trip with Jay, Jason and Andrew to Death Valley and the eastern Sierras. From there it was wedding season, then storm chasing on the plains, followed by epic haboob and lightning action across Arizona during the monsoon, and finally fall weddings and family portraits. Toss in some wonderful family moments, it was a year to remember.

It also marked my fourth year as a full-time photographer and it keeps getting better and better. I still feel incredibly blessed that I get to do this everyday.

Hope you enjoy this look back at some of my favorite images, including at least a photo from almost every wedding and family session!

Mark & Kendra’s engagement in Payson

From last fall…these two are amazing. Mark is an epic sports photographer and one of my favorite people out there. This shoot was smokin’…what a blast we had.

The Gray Family

Jake, Sydney and Bennett used to be our neighbors but sadly moved out of our wonderful culdesac. We miss them dearly, so it was so fun to get together with them to celebrate the little dude’s first birthday and do a little cake smash!

Oh and toss in their doggy Fran…it was just perfect!