I am a wife. I am a mother to three amazing boys and one daughter in law. I love Jesus. I love coffee and ice cream almost the same. I love to travel, really love to travel. I love to hike. I love my girlfriends, my tribe. I would talk to my sister everyday if she would let me. My heart is full when everyone is home. I love my job so much I have been a photographer for over 25 years now. I love weddings. I am blessed.
Randi and T.J. Travel to Coronado For Their "I Do's"
Yes I would love to be your photographer for you wedding being held at Hotel Del in Coronado!! That is what I said to Randi when I first met her in regards to her wedding. Who wouldn't say yes, right? Especially being a wedding photographer based in Phoenix, not much ocean here. What a wonderful experience Randi and T.J.'s wedding was. They are such a beautiful, fun, sweet couple, full of great energy. This beautiful couple have known each other since high school, they started as friends. They were out of school when they met up with some friends, hung out and have been inseparable ever since. Randi and T.J. are so much fun to be around, I felt like I've known them forever. I'm sure Randi and I were bff's in a past life, she makes me laugh. Both of them have such enthusiasm, it is contagious. I want to give a shout out to Megan, Randi's hairstylist. She is based here in Phoenix and did such a great job. She works at Skarletta Salon in Glendale.
One of my favorite things to do is a post wedding shoot, especially in the ocean. It is more relaxed, you can pick the perfect time of day for lighting and just have fun with the bride and groom, in this case Randi and T.J. We started on the grounds of the Hotel Del and then finished in the ocean. My friend Nancy let me take a vintage peace of furniture to use as a prop. Another benefit to shooting in San Diego is thatHeather a very talented photographer was able to shoot with me.
Thank you Randi and T.J. for allowing me to shoot your fabulous wedding!! I truly wish you wonderful life full of happiness!
This wedding was amazing! Everything about it was perfect. Hailey and Austin were married at the Oakmont in Flagstaff. Yes, it rained almost all the way up until the ceremony started but then it stopped and there was this beautiful cloud cover followed by a peak a boo sun. Hailey and Austins details were simple, with purple and boots! Hailey's bouquet was lavender, just lavender, I mean how cool is that. Lets talk about the reception for just a second, it was like being at Denim and Diamonds. Everyone knew how to country dance, everyone. There were so many cute dresses and boots dancing on the dance floor. Hailey and Austin had a fun crowd and I think everyone stayed until the very end. A good start for this sweet couple that met through a mutual friend while Austin was attending NAU. Wishing Hailey and Austin a lifetime of adventure and love!
My first wedding of 2014 was with Nicole and Chad at Encanto Park Clubhouse. This wedding was so sweet with fabulous details. I mean really fabulous details, from the location, to the bridesmaids attire and reception details. If you follow my blog regularly you know I usually do not post to many detail shots, I always photograph them, I just do not post them. For this post I am posting more then average because they were just so fun. Thank you so much Nicole and Chad for allowing me to capture your sweet wedding. It was such a great way to start 2014.
Do you know this year many of my friends children will be getting married. Does that make me older or wiser! I prefer wiser and lets ad more experienced. I have been photographing weddings for a very long time, long time, ha! I will say honestly, I mean with all honestly I still love it, if not more then when I started. Still growing, experimenting, learning. This lovely couple is Ashley and Keafer. Ashley was about 5 when I first met her. Her parents were my first neighbors when I moved to Arizona in 1992. We became fast friends, Ashley's parents Don and Martie and I instantly. I loved living next door to them. Ashley use to babysit my boys too. I remember feeling so honored to photograph Ashley's senior pictures, man she is a beauty! Now I get to photograph her wedding in December. I really enjoyed getting to know Keafer while photographing their engagement pictures. They seem to complement each other perfectly.
I would like to share with you Ashley and Kea…