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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!)

February 2, 2018

Ingrid and Scott are getting married in the beautiful Flagstaff this year.  So, they wanted a different feel for their engagement session.  Enter: Sedona.  I told them about two locations in Sedona (Oak Creek and Bell Rock).  They decided to go with the more desert and beautiful red rock backdrop of Bell Rock.  And I […]

January 25, 2018

You guys!  I did it!  I put together my first styled shoot!  It was so much fun but also a ton of work.  It was one of  my goals for 2017 and I am so thankful that I was able to do this shoot just before Christmas!  I definitely learned a lot and am so much more excited to do another one in the future.  You may be scratching your head wondering what a styled shoot is.  A styled shoot is when wedding vendors get together and put on a ‘fake’ wedding to photograph.  It can be as simple as just having a bride and groom or have a full ceremony area, reception table, and bridal party!