Tucson Temple Wedding and Mount Lemmon Reception / / Bella & Mikey
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You know those couples that are so in love that you can’t help but feel inspired by their devotion to each other? That is how I felt when I listened to the sweet vows these two shared with each other. I was so touched when Bella listed the qualities she loves and admires in Mikey. She spoke of her parent’s example and her determination to wait for a worthy and righteous companion. Likewise, Mikey shared his tender feelings for Bella in such a way that you could feel that this truly is a special couple. For Bella and Mikey their love started when Bella heard Mikey giving a sermon at church. From there, the two began dating, and quickly realized that they were supposed to do life together as husband and wife. These two were sealed at the Tucson Arizona Temple and then an intimate ring ceremony was held at her grandparent’s Mount Lemmon estate followed by their beautiful reception. I was in awe of all the love and talent that went into creating their reception. From the romantic lights, to the exquisite floral arrangements, everywhere you looked was gorgeous! Tokens of love were seen throughout the entire day as well. The ring that Bella wore belonged to Mikey’s grandmother. Her Sophia Webster shoes were a gift from a childhood friend and the necklace she wore was a gift from her cousin, someone whom Bella sees as a role model in her life. She shared with me that her mother’s signature scent growing up was Chanel Mademoiselle, the same perfume she chose to wear on her wedding day. The earrings she wore were a gift her mother had received on her sixteenth birthday. I was humbled to see how deeply Bella and Mikey loved their families. A favorite moment of the night was watching three generations slow dancing with their eternal companions- Bella’s grandparents, parents, and Bella and Mikey. A more comical event of the evening was when the garter got stuck up in the trees during the garter toss! However, boys will be boys, and they worked together to get it down! I am so grateful I was able to capture Bella and Mikey’s wedding day. It warms my heart and feeds my soul to capture the love that surrounds a couple as they begin their lives together! Congratulations you two!!

Here are all the amazing vendors that helped create this beautiful day!

Invitations: Vistaprint

Rings: Jared

Dress: Gigi Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Florist : Yosi’s Creations

DJ: DJ Herm

Cake: Village Bakehouse

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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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