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!

Gabi & Tristan’s wedding at Hacienda Del Sol

Love, love, love these two people. What a gorgeous wedding, simple and relaxed, between a gem of a couple. I’ve shot at Hacienda Del Sol once before and always have good experiences there.

Thank you Gabi and Tristan for making me part of your day, and thank your aunt for the delicious desserts!

Paige & Scott’s wedding at the California Botanical Gardens

First time shooting at the Ethereal Resort/California Botanical Gardens north of San Diego. What a beautiful, unique venue. Paige and Scott were such a pleasure to work with as well, met them over a year before at Postino for drinks, and it was wonderful to see them again for their wedding in October.

The Tinder & Giesinger Families

Spending each year with these two families is such a treat…seven years in a row. Love watching them grow up and hearing all the latest news!

Jackie & Tim’s wedding at Boojum Tree

There were quite a few people in attendance at this wedding who make the show House Hunters. Always fun at Boojum Tree!

Megan & Jeff’s engagement at the Salt River

Megan and Jeff’s wedding is coming up in two days, so here’s their engagement photos from earlier this year!

Emily & Brendan’s wedding at Sutton Family Farm

We’ve known Emily for a long time now, one of our kiddos’ favorite babysitters. I was so honored that she and Brendan asked me to photograph their wedding earlier this year at Sutton Farms. Such a beautiful spot, really enjoyed this one!

Wedding Dress Shop // Bella Lily
Men’s Formal Wear // Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup // Koral Lorenson from Braids and Bobby Pins
Flowers // Array Design
Dessert // Bosa Donuts
Caterer // Aioli Gourmet Burgers

James & Ayla’s engagement in Phoenix

Way behind with posting fun engagement sessions, here’s James and Ayla who got married in Tucson earlier this year. Had a blast with them in downtown Phoenix and then Papago Park for these engagement photos!

Never got around to sharing this engagement session between Ayla and James, but it was a blast. A drink at Carly’s before exploding some of downtown Phoenix and then hitting Papago Park!

Stephanie & Bobby’s wedding at San Pedro Chapel

A stunner of a Tucson wedding photographed by my associate, Courtney Larson! Stephanie and Bobby were such a blast to work with she said, not to mention Steph’s hair and dress were incredible.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Akiko Senda at Soiree Girls
Wedding Dress Shop // BHLDN
Hair // Lindsey and Mariah at Studio B Designs
Makeup // Nissa at R Salon
Flowers // Soiree Girls
Favors / Gifts // Totally Promotional
Ceremony Officiant // Peter Bourland
Ceremony & Reception Music // Lucky Devils Band
Cake // Pin-Up Pastries
Lighting / Decor // Soiree Girls
Caterer // Pin-Up Pastries Street Kitchen and Seis Curbside Kitchen (food trucks)
Table drapes and chairs // Red Diamond Rentals

The Shell Family

Just over a month ago I did a photoshoot for the Shell family. I know Emma and Brian from their wedding years ago and then a couple of family shoots since then. Very special people to me, such a beautiful family.

The purpose of the shoot was to get the entire family together to capture some memories, especially with Heather, who had gotten real sick and was going through chemo. At the time of the shoot they had gotten some bad news that the cancer had spread more than they had thought it would.

I am just so devastated to hear that Heather passed away peacefully with her family yesterday. To meet someone so beautiful, so happy and funny, and to watch her enjoy being with her family, her niece and nephew…and then a month later to be gone. I have no words for this. Shoots like this remind me of how important photography can be to people who lose loved ones. I’m honored to have been able to be with the Shell family for a bit and capture some moments.

If anyone has anything extra, they are trying to raise money to help pay for her medical costs. Give it a thought if you have a moment.

https://www.gofundme.com/healing-fund-for-heather