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

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!

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.

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!

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