Category Archives: 02. Engagements

Tricia and Josh {Gilbert Wedding Photographer}

I met Tricia and Josh for coffee and we talked for over an hour about their wedding plans.  Not just location, colors and logistics, but Tricia’s desires, wishes and vision she had for her wedding and wedding photography.  Tricia had already emailed me and said that she had read my entire bio section and that we had a lot in common…I knew right away I wanted to photograph her wedding.

We recently shot their engagement session and I adore their ease with each other and how Josh’s calm demeanor is the perfect balance to Tricia’s brimming excitement for life.  See for yourself.

Dustin and Stacey {Gilbert Engagement Photography}

Meet Dustin and Stacy.  One super-duper, DIY couple who also happen to be my neighbors!!

I met Dustin and Stacey almost three years ago when we both moved into our new homes in Gilbert.  Over the last couple of years I have watched Stacey mow Dustin’s lawn a countless number of times and seen first hand numerous friends and family stop by to help them work on the never ending project…the backyard deck.  When they shared the news that Dustin had proposed I could not have been happier to know that Stacey could finally stop mowing the lawn would be a permanent neighbor.

It only seemed fitting to start their engagement session at their home away from home…Home Depot.

Next we moved the shoot outside to soak up some of the golden hour.

 

We had to include Rocky their adorable chocolate lab.  Rocky was a model of good dog behavior…most of the time!

 

We took advantage of every last bit of daylight for this session, but ventured out one more time.  Dustin specifically wanted to take pictures at a location he had seen while out riding his motorcycle.  On day two of shooting I had completely lost my voice (good news for my husband…right!).  I am SO grateful for my fellow photog Liz who agreed to get a last minute babysitter and join me for the second part of the session.   These next two images are from Liz.

While Liz was capturing the images above I had this adorable view.

We had a little fun with this “Wedding Parking Only” sign that we came across.

Oh…shut.the.front.door!!!  They are just TOO cute!!

Becca + Peter {Tucson Engagement Session}

 

Meet Becca and Peter..a cute couple from Tucson!!

Becca and Peter are getting married in late September here in Phoenix, but since they currently live in Tucson we decided to meet at UofA to shoot their engagement session.  Since Becca had booked me over the phone this was my first time meeting both her and Peter and I totally lucked out.  These two were SO easy going, fun and completely enjoyable to hang out with.

We discovered early in the session that Peter is a blinker…you know, as soon as the shutter clicks he blinks!  There’s usually one in every couple.  Peter was such a good sport as Becca and I joked continuously about this throughout the entire session.

Here are my favorite images (blinks included!).

Shooting on campus always has some surprises.  About 100 yards from where we were shooting there was an outdoor music festival.  Live performers and all…minus any actual attendees!  A rap du0 hit the stage and kept shouting, “Hands in the air!!”.  There was NO ONE within 200 yards of the stage…they were singing to themselves!!  As I told Becca and Peter to walk towards me for this next series of shots I also encouraged them to get their inner hip-hop dance on.

As we started to leave campus Becca bolted to this newspaper stand and grabbed a copy.  Turns out she likes to complete the crossword puzzle while on break at work.  Since she had to work the night shift that night (she’s a nurse) Becca was pretty stoked that she had a new crossword puzzle.

I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures in this local candy shop…who doesn’t LOVE candy right?  Answer…Peter.  We moved on after a few shots!

The lighting at this outdoor cafe was soft and beautiful.  A perfect place to end a fun engagement session!

Jenny + Adrian {Mesa Temple Engagement}

Meet Jenny and Adrian!

Jenny and Adrian are getting married later this year in Utah, but wanted to have a few engagement pictures at the Mormon Temple in Mesa.  It was easy to see from the start of our session that Jenny is completely, 100% head over heels in LOVE with Adrian.  Adrian is a little more quiet and reserved at first, but as we walked around the Temple and chatted it was clear that he was just as smitten with Jenny.

The Temple grounds are SO beautiful.  I loved all of the flower.

Oh Jenny…you are so stinking cute on the inside and out!

Jenny and Adrian it was SO much fun to meet you both and I wish you all the best for your wedding later this year!!

scottsdale engagement photographer: Megan + Ryan

Meet Megan and Ryan…can you guess what their wedding date is?

Megan and Ryan both share a love of baseball.  They met last year during spring training at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (where the Diamond Backs and Colorado Rockies call home for Spring Training).  Megan sold programs and Ryan worked in operations.  It wasn’t long before Ryan spotted the cute girl in the program stand and asked her out.  When Ryan proposed in December they both instantly knew they wanted to have their engagement session at the baseball field.

We started in the dugout with a few pictures.  Megan is so stinking cute…I can’t wait to see her as a bride!

Ryan’s grandmother made a blanket from some of their old t-shirts.  Each patch is made from a shirt representing a significant time in their past.  What a sweet treasure to have!

 

Check out this gorgeous ring!

With a quick outfit change we headed to home plate for Ryan to teach Megan a thing or two about batting.

Truth be told Megan doesn’t need any batting lessons, but it was fun anyways!

As we walked around the outside of the stadium I couldn’t help taking a few pictures.  It was so nice to shoot in a new location!

One last favorite taken inside the elevator!

A special thank you to Clarice at Park Avenue Blow Dry and Beauty Bar who styled Megan’s hair for our shoot and a big THANK YOU to Micheal Bouscher, Director of Operations, for getting us special access to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for the entire sessions!