Chrystal + Patrick | Engagement

Chrystal and Patrick work with my mom…so I am pretty certain I never would have met these guys if it wasn’t for her. And that would have been a shame, because this couple is quickly turning into one of my all-time favorite clients! I mean, look at that photo above, how cute are they?

Of course, none of my love for them has to do with the fact that I get to shoot their wedding in Park City, Utah next August. I promise. Okay, maybe a little *smiley face*

(are you kidding me? Park City??? Soooo excited!)

Seriously though, these two are awesome. We’d met twice before for lunch and never ran out of stuff to talk about. They are both from the Pacific Northwest…he from Seattle, she from Portland. You can see their opposing school sunglasses in the photos below. Pat proposed to her up in Sedona not too long ago and did it on his own birthday which caught her totally by surprise!

We met up at The Mission in Scottsdale on Friday afternoon, one of their favorite hangouts, before moving on to downtown Phoenix. One word to the bartender that this was their engagement photoshoot and they each quickly had a shot of tequila in front of them to celebrate.  Such a great way to get the afternoon started!

These guys were a dream to shoot. They were excited and a bit nervous before we started, but I think the tequila made that evaporate. Halfway through Pat was ready to change careers to modeling, so I guess he was having fun! They rode bikes, jumped off front porches and made my job…well, not a job. It was cake.

Thank you guys for being amazing fun and I cannot wait for August! So happy for you both!



  • Heath O’Fee

    Hot damn, dude – you know I love these. Just killed it!

  • Chris Frailey

    Great job Mike. I bet your clients are thrilled with these.

  • Jesse

    These are silly good. I mean, your best work to date, easily. I feel like I keep saying that.

  • Brian Furbush

    These are sick dude. Love the fact that they got some tequila before the shoot too ha. As I’ve said, OCF for the win.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. These are fantastic Mike! Very creative shots 🙂 Love the bike series and I think my fave is them kissing while walking the bikes. That parking garage looks familiar…

  • David Latour

    Watch out, with all these portrait jobs you have been getting your wife may expect a nice Christmas present.

  • Cristi Zbella

    These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I guess it’s easy when you have great looking models. These were especially neat to view because it’s a side of these people that I don’t get to see on a regular basis.

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