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John and Valerie's Amazing Engagement Session at the Desert Botanical Gardens

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I had not actually met John and Valerie until we did their engagement pictures.  Until then I had only talked to Valerie on the phone.  I knew instantly who they were when they were walking up the path to the entrance at the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.  It might be that they were the best dressed couple in the crowd.  As I started taking their pictures I just kept saying to myself "how cute are they" and probably out loud as well.  I had a great time taking their engagement pictures and getting to know them better.  For example they met at a music festival in Las Vegas in 2012.  Actually I will share with you their story:

Stunning Engagement Shoot at DC Ranch

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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…