Gates Pass Engagement Session / / MADI AND RILEY

Madi and Riley rocked their engagement session! We met up at Gates Pass, one of my favorite places in Tucson! Everywhere you look there are stunning vistas and the saguaros that are sprinkled across the mountain side are breathtaking! It was prom weekend, so we had quite a crowd that night, but once these two were side by side, they were in their own world! They have the most amazing connection and are so sweet together! These two are finishing up their studies, Madi with graphic design and Riley is going to be a brilliant tech genius :) We were joined by Madi’s Mom Jenni and her sister Jessi as well as Riley’s Mom Kelly at their session. It was the neatest experience to see all the love and support that surrounds this darling couple! I loved when Kelly was talking about the whole family dynamic and simply stated, “We love our kids, and we love each other too, so it works out!”. Isn’t that awesome?! I can’t wait for their wedding early next year! Congratulations Madi and Riley!

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Tucson Desert Engagement Session / / Kelly and Ben

When I first met Kelly earlier this year she shared her proposal story with me. Can I just say, I absolutely LOVE proposal stories. They just make me smile! Kelly shared with me how Ben proposed at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with their friends and families watching behind the bushes :) Ben even dressed up her fur babies Max and Ruby in a wedding dress and tux! How cute is that?! From our first conversation, I just adored Kelly, she is just as sweet as she is gorgeous! I couldn’t wait to meet her sweetheart Ben, and meet the other half to this dynamic duo! When Kelly and Ben arrived at their engagement session they were dressed to impress! Their black and white attire popped beautifully off the desert landscape. I had the most amazing time with these two. They are both naturals in front of the camera, and I loved getting to explore Honey Bee Canyon with them. These two have such an amazing connection with each other. They are so playful, joyful, and full of laughter! It was a fun surprise to learn at the end, that Ben knows my Father-in-law as well. It seriously is such a small world. Kelly and Ben, Congratulations!! Your wedding at La Mariposa is going to be incredible! I can’t wait!

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Tucson Family Session / / Price Family

I just adore this family! It has been 6 months since our last session, and I feel like grandma saying this, but boy have these kids changed so much! One of my favorite things about photographing families is how I get to see how the kids grow over time! I just love it! As usual these kiddos kept me on my toes! We ran around, sang songs, and called their cute names over and over :) It was a good time! My family session with the Price famly was even better because grandma joined us for our session and kept the littles happy while I was able to sneak a few pictures of Mom and Dad too! As usual the desert was beautiful and the cooler March temperatures made for a fantastic session! Thank you Price family for letting me capture your beautiful family!

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Tucson Senior Session / / Emily

I had the BEST time during Emily’s senior portrait session! She chose to shoot at one of my favorite desert locations in Tucson. I was so excited to capture this exciting time in her life! Emily has been one of our favorite babysitters over the years and our family just adores her! She is so fun, sweet, and bubbly. She truly is a beauty inside and out! We had a great time talking about her fun Disney trip planned with the Ironwood Ridge High School choir and her future plans to attend Eastern Arizona University in the fall! I just know this girl has a bright future ahead of her and I can’t wait to see how she continues to grow! Congratulations Emily!!

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Tucson Arizona Temple Wedding / / Lindsey & Ryan

I have been so excited to share this beautiful wedding at the Tucson Arizona Temple! The morning of Lindsey & Ryan's wedding, I met Lindsey at her hotel room where she was getting ready. Her cute sister and cousin were busy doing her hair and makeup. Everyone was all smiles as the big day had finally arrived!

As Lindsey finished getting ready, I was able to take some photos of all the beautiful details she had thoughtfully incorporated for the wedding. One of my favorite pieces was an heirloom bracelet that belonged to her grandmother.

When I arrived to the Tucson Temple, a crowd of friends and family was gathered outside by the fountains. Everyone anxiously waited for the new couple to exit. As the doors to the temple opened, Lindsey and Ryan were beaming with joy! Their happiness was infectious! Cheers for the couple errupted and everyone welcomed the bride and groom with warm hugs. After family and wedding party portraits, I was able to capture some beautiful images of the newlyweds!

The slight windy breeze that day added to the light and romantic feeling that day! I loved how sweetly these two looked at each other the entire day! I loved catching them stealing kisses and whispering I love you to each other. Not too long into pictures Lindsey ditched her high heels and both she and Ryan swithced into their coordinating converses. I just LOVED that these two traded their dress shoes for something more comfortable! Lindsey's gold converse were AMAZING by the way!

After the Temple, we all headed to the reception venue. It was so beautifully and lovingly decorated by friends and family! My favorite part though was the “Sveddy Soda Bar”! It was darling! There was a menu of combination suggestions so that guests could create the perfect soda!

Their first dance together was so touching, and I was in tears during the father/daughter and mother/son dances! There is so much love and support surrounding this couple! It was truly touching to witness! After a playful cake cutting, and more dancing, these two exited under a canopy of sparklers! Lindsey and Ryan are truly a wonderful couple and I feel so honored that they invited me to capture their special day! Congratulations you two!

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