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Pete + Julia | Engagement

If you’ve ever done an engagement shoot before, you’ll know that sometimes you want your couples to just go ahead and stop smiling for a minute or two so we can get some smoldering, sexy portrait images. Sometimes it’s easy for them, sometimes it isn’t.

For Pete and Julia…it was tough. Because they were so excited to do this shoot, and they are so pumped to get married…how could anyone possibly ask them to stop smiling? I tried and failed and I LOVE what we ended up with. They were so great.

Because of the ridiculously hot temperatures in Phoenix this time of year, I suggested we go up to Prescott and shoot around the historic downtown area and then head out to Watson Lake for sunset. We planned a meetup at The Raven, but they were closed on Sundays, so we hit The Office instead, had a couple of local brews, talked about the wedding, work, 4Runners and then headed out to take some pics.

Serious fun was had by all. Even got them to step in the lake at the end. Can’t wait for their wedding in November at the Phoenix Art Museum…it’s going to be sick.

One opening left in November!

Check out the look of joy on little Aly’s face…isn’t she a bundle of cuteness?

Just a heads up that while I was booked full for November just 24 hours ago, today I have an opening on the evening of November 27th, the weekend after Thanksgiving. If you are looking to squeeze in some pictures before it’s too late to put them on your annual Christmas card, let me know…first come, first served, yadda, yadda.

Session fees right now are only $150 for an hour. I do a 30-minute version as well for half that cost if you are on a budget. Price includes the DVD of all images.

Otherwise, plenty of openings in December if you are looking for a shoot where you are all bundled up with jackets and scarves! Okay, this is Arizona, who am I kidding…we’ll still all be wearing shorts and sandals.

You can book a shoot by using the form at the bottom of this page. OR email me: mikeolbinski @ gmail (dot) com