March 20, 2018

One of the most important things you can do to have your wedding day run smoothly is to have a solid Wedding Day Timeline.  (The others are hiring an amazing wedding planner and photographer!)  I am not talking about your photography timeline here, I am talking about the entire day.  From the moment you wake up to the end of the reception.

March 19, 2018

Corie & Joe met in high school through a mutual friend and have been together for 16 years!  They just got engaged last year and are ready to celebrate their marriage with their three kids.  They love going to concerts and taking family vacations together.  When we first met, they were getting ready for a family trip to Disneyland!  (These two are defiantly after my own heart!)

For Corie & Joe’s engagement session, they took me to Gilbert’s Heritage District.  Being from the West side of town, I do not head out to Gilbert often and have never been to the Heritage District.  I was pretty excited to check out the new area and see what amazing photo opportunities awaited.  Corie & Joe love going to the Heritage District for the amazing restaurants that are there.  As we explored the are they shared with me their favorite spots to eat.  And they are not the only ones that go there for the food.  By the end of our morning session, the sidewalks were crowded with people waiting for tables at the various restaurants.  I am so glad we got there early!

March 13, 2018

I always love when my couples choose a location for their engagement session that is special to them.  But sometimes, they need help with inspiration or just want to take pictures somewhere with killer views!  Either way, I have their back and yours.  Today I am sharing with you my top 5 outdoor engagement session locations in Arizona including Sedona, Flagstaff, Superstition Mountains, and in the Valley.

March 3, 2018

I had the opportunity to meet Catherine at the Arizona Bridal show in January.  I was so excited when she emailed me about doing engagement photos for her and Bryce!  These two are insanely cute together.  And bonus, not afraid of hiking into random washes with me!

March 1, 2018

Rachael & Alec’s wedding at the Rio Salado Audubon was absolutely amazing!  These two met their first year of college at ASU.  (So of course we did their engagement session in Tempe.  See it here!)  They started hanging out together with a small group of friends and quickly realized they especially loved spending time together.  They officially started dating after their freshman year and have been inseparable since.

February 20, 2018

You’re engaged!  Yay!  Now what?  After some celebrating you will start planning your wedding.  First, you need to choose a potential wedding date (or two just in case a must have vendor is already booked for that day!).  Now that you have a day, you can start to look for vendors for your wedding day.  There are so many different vendors you may need for your wedding day, so here are the top 3 to start with. 

February 15, 2018

When my husband and I were dating, we didn’t have a whole lot of money.  We were teenagers both working part time jobs making minimum wage after all.  So most of our dates ran on the cheap end of things.  We spent many nights just walking around the park together.  Didn’t cost a dime.  So another favorite date of our was going to the bookstore.  The cost was gas and maybe some coffee if we were splurging!  Our favorite bookstore was Boarders.  Sadly, they are no more, but we found ways to incorporate reading dates into our life without our favorite bookstore.  In honor of our love of reading, here are some ideas for various date nights involving reading!

February 13, 2018

Wedding albums have come a long way since your grandparent’s or even your parent’s wedding album.  The world of digital photography has revolutionized wedding albums into mini books of your wedding day.  (Or not so mini if you choose!)  And if you think wedding albums are a thing of the past, think again!  This will be your first family heirloom.  Digital files are great, but they do not often stand the test of time.  Can you imagine if your photos were on a floppy disc?!  But albums don’t need to be moved to the new fancy technology.  To show your kids and grand kids your wedding photos, you just have to grab your album off the shelf!

February 8, 2018

As many of you know, I quit my job at the end of last year.  My personal life and health had been thrown through the ringer last year working essentially two full time jobs.  But this is my year to fix all that.  So here are my personal goals for 2018.

February 6, 2018

Emillie and Ashley’s engagement session on Roosevelt Row was a dream come true.  The two of them founded a church just down the road, so they were just as familiar with the area as I was!  They even scoped out the coffee shop I suggested meeting and decided they had to have pictures there.  I had so much fun walking around downtown with them and checking out everyone’s 90’s inspired outfits!  (Apparently it was 90’s night!)