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!

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!