The Guinane, Wagner, and Vannatta Families

Fall is going to be busy for me, with postponed weddings filling up my schedule, so if you are looking for family photos from mid-October through November, and want a specific date, you can hit me up now or anytime!

This was 2019

It’s a little late, but here’s my annual blog of my favorite photos from 2019. Bits from weddings, engagement sessions, family sessions, my own kiddos and family and of course, storms.

Hope you enjoy this look back!

Reverent: A 8K time-lapse film

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A couple years ago I made a black and white time-lapse film just for fun, and now here we are with the third installment in the series. It’s a way to play around in the winter months with something new and different, get creative and also help pass the time until spring returns!

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this one, and couldn’t even find the perfect song for it, until the duo Bullet & Cass emailed me about wanting to use my footage for their upcoming debut single. I get a lot of those kinds of emails, so I didn’t think much of it…until I clicked on the preview links for their two tracks…and wow, I was blown away by how much I loved “The Way You Do.” A few seconds into the song, I was immediately laying down tracks to it in my head. I listened all the way to the end and knew I had found my song. We did a straight up trade…footage for the track, and the editing began in earnest.

After I finished editing back in November, I needed a title. It took me weeks. The song has a sort of folksy haunting old west vibe to it (at least to me) and I needed the perfect name to go along with it. I finally pulled up a list of old west terms and when I stumbled across Reverent…I knew it was the one. Not only did it sound and feel right, but it actually is how I feel standing out there a lot. These storms are powerful and deadly, and sometimes you are just staring out at them with this deep respect and admiration for what you are witnesses. Or perhaps, in my case, for the one who created it.

I hope you enjoy this film as much as I do. All footage in it is from 2019, with some unseen monsoon clips in there as well. Definitely felt like it was taking a risk on the song choice itself, especially as lyrics aren’t my normal deal. But I love it, love it, love it and I hope you do too! And if you do, please visit the links up top and buy the single and check out their website!

Technical Details:

Everything shot with two Canon 5DSRs and various Canon lenses. A couple lightning sequences with the Sony A7R3

All clips available in 8K Resolution

Processed in Lightroom, LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Andrea & Brad’s engagement at Gate’s Pass

These two. They brought me whiskey and a diet coke. Forever in my heart 🙂

Elle & Bryan’s wedding in Cave Creek

A fun wedding from earlier this year up at Cave Creek Regional Park and then the reception at the Cirvana. Loved all the moments in this one, especially the blindfold first look! We went out to a random road in the desert to do some photos and got lucky with overcast skies to help keep the brightness down!

Hope you enjoy!

Megan & Jeff’s wedding at Camelback Inn Resort

One of my favorite weddings last year, and not only because they had a little shot glass for tequila with my name on it 🙂

The Cheney Family

Love this family! Great to see them again this fall for a home session, the new pad is sweeeeeet!

The Hedges Family

Family sessions in full-force this fall, here’s one of my favorite families from a few weeks ago!

Wayne & Hop’s engagement at Merry-Go-Round Rock

A fantastic engagement session last fall in Sedona…even caught some fall colors despite being in a mostly red rock area!

The Arreola family & newborn session

Gosh I loved this session so much. The photos came out so beautiful and warm and full of love. Hope you enjoy.