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July 10, 2018

As a wedding photographer, I think engagement sessions are an absolute must before your wedding.  So much so, that I have photographed an engagement session just two days before a wedding because the groom lived in Ireland!  But once you have done an engagement session, what do you do with the photos?  There are actually a lot of fun options!  Here are some of my favorites.

June 13, 2018

Andrea and Matt’s engagement session was at one of my favorite places: Papago Park.  We scheduled this June session close to sunset so that we can have the amazing summer vibes without dying in the heat.  And Arizona did not disappoint.  There is a beautiful summer glow on these two throughout the session.  And, my favorite part of summer, the evening breeze that made Andrea’s dress dance.

May 20, 2018

For Venyse & Melvin’s engagement session, we went to one of my tried and true spots: Roosevelt Row.  I always love going down to Roosevelt Row because it is ever changing.  In fact, we saw a new mural being painted while we were taking their engagement photos!  There is always something new to find in this wonderful arts district.

May 16, 2018

For Lindsay & Kyle’s engagement session they took me to somewhere I have never been before: Anthem Park.  I am always excited to check out new locations and this was no exception.  One of the things that drew them to this park was this wonderful waterfall (which is such a gem in Arizona!).  I got there a little early to scope out the park and I was not disappointed.  It was the weekend, so there were a ton of families there.  But once we got to the other side of the lake, there was a world of opportunity for their pictures.

March 25, 2018

For Cassandra and Matt’s engagement session, we went to one of my favorite spots: Roosevelt Row.  They were looking for a little mix of everything that the art-district has to offer.  We started the session a little more casual, walking around to find the art murals that caught our eye. After we made a small circle, it was time for an outfit change.  Cassandra had the cutest flower dress for her second outfit!  That inspired me and we went straight for my favorite green wall just off Roosevelt.  I always make a point to photograph in new areas of my tried and true locations.  So, after my fav green wall, we headed down the street to an art mural I always see, but have not photographed yet.  And of course they are some of my favorite images from the session!  (Of course, I may be a little partial to the pretty blues that was behind them!)

March 20, 2018

I met Lauren and Matt at a wedding I photographed last December.  She was the bride’s sister and they were both in the wedding party.  Lauren’s maid of honor speech left the room with tears in everyone’s eyes (including my own).  So, I was so excited when she contacted me about photographing her wedding this year!

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!

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!)