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ENGAGEMENTS

PERSONAL

PORTRAITS

TRAVEL

WEDDINGS

Let’s jump right in with these tips to take better travel photos. 1. Get Comfortable Get comfortable or at least familiar with your camera before you go on your trip so that when the opportunities arise you can catch them forever instead of trying to remember how to use a function of your camera (phone […]

15 Tips to take better travel photos

tips

travel photography tips
family photography phoenix park

why this should be an annual tradition Fall family photos are an annual requirement for some families. Others it could be an every other year thing and for some, having a family photo taken is a rare occcurence. We have a few clients that annually document each child’s birthday, family milestones and holiday photos. I […]

Fall family photos

portrait

The desert is one of my favorite backdrops for family photography. It makes taking beautiful family photos in Scottsdale as pretty as possible. What is more important than multi generational family photos? I love it when a client calls us and says “hey the whole family will be in town for Thanksgiving, a great time […]

Beautiful Family Photos Scottsdale

portrait

family photo silverleaf
graduation photos phoenix

Who would have imagined when we rang in 2020 that our kids graduation photos would be taken during social distancing, stay at home orders in the new reality of Covid 19. My heart goes out to so many people right now for so many reasons. The class of 2020 has missed out on so many […]

Graduation Photos during Social Distancing

portrait

Well I have spent the morning shedding happy tears. Maybe coming off a holiday weekend, social distancing and not able to gather in groups has made me nostalgic for family members and more specifically family memories. Maybe because yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of my dad’s death. Or maybe because I was thinking of all […]

Photos live forever

personal

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Pizza on the grill

What do photographers do when they are stuck at home? Photograph all sorts of interesting things. Why not food photography? Since we generally have a full calendar photographing people, we don’t have a ton of extra time to work on other areas that challenge and interest us. Food photography is one of those things. There […]

Food Photography

personal

Wedding planning tips from wedding photographers around the world The idea of planning a wedding sounds fun and exciting at first. It’s your big day, a fairytale to welcome the next chapter of your life. The adventures you’ll experience as a married couple and the victories you’ll achieve together await you. The idea of researching […]

wonderful wedding tips, as told by the experts

wedding

“Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.” ― George Bernard Shaw We are in week two of our coronavirus shelter in place. No school. No work. We have left home except for the random trip to the grocery store, walk with the dogs or exercise in […]

Challenge yourself. Get Better at Something.

children

“In this instant of danger they realized they were each other’s reason for living, and into this instant they threw their whole being.” ― Anaïs Nin A couple’s session should involve things you love to do as a couple Getting together at your local hot dog restaurant walking distance from home. The perfect place to […]

Documentary style couple session

engagement

engagement session tempe
LA street photography

What do photographers do when they have a weekend when they aren’t working? Jump in the car, head to Los Angeles and walk around with cameras in hand (or over the shoulder). Street photography in LA, definitely interesting in a way that Phoenix isn’t. Walk out of your hotel at 11pm and a few steps […]

Roadtrip to LA

travel

PABLO NERUDA

and when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world.

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