Sedona Engagement Photos in the Red Rocks | Michael and Iulia
Any time you get to do Sedona engagement photos with a gorgeous couple, it’s like winning the lottery. Getting to run around the Red Rocks and take amazing photos of your clients in the high country, jackpot! Read on to see how these two CRUSHED three different locations for their photos.
Las Sendas Golf Club Wedding
What a joy it was to photograph Jerry and Tammy’s Las Sendas Golf Club wedding. These two were put in a stressful situation a week before their wedding day and I was so happy to help them out. Read on to hear more about their big day.
Golf Course Wedding at Las Sendas
What is about having a golf course wedding? Well in Arizona we have plenty of gorgeous venues to choose from to make your day special. Nate and Amy did just that with picking the Las Sendas Golf Club. Read on to see more of their fabulous wedding!
Joy Filled Intimate Backyard Wedding | Wes and Tristan
Not even pouring rain could stop the love of Wes and Tristan’s intimate backyard wedding.
Arizona Elopement Style Wedding
All the makings of an Arizona elopement style wedding are right here for Matt and Kristen’s big day.
Displaying Photos in Your Home
I’m always encouraging my clients on the idea of displaying photos in your home.
OdySea Aquarium Wedding
This OdySea Aquarium wedding was the most unique wedding I have ever photographed.
Engagement Session at Boyce Thompson Arboretum | Rod and Danae
A little fall color left for this engagement session at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Danae and Rod chose a great location just outside of the Phoenix for their engagement photos.
Cathedral Rock Engagement Session | Nate and Amy
This was a first for me, a Cathedral Rock engagement session. All I can say is just wow! Read on below to see more of these stunning engagement photos from one of the most beautiful places in the world, Sedona AZ.
Tuscany Wedding at Villa Siena | Cynthia and Aaron
If you are looking for a stunning venue, then having a Tuscany Wedding at Villa Siena will fit the bill. Cynthia and Aaron spent a lot of time researching their wedding vendors and they chose the perfect location.
Soho63 Wedding | Lynn and Jeremiah
Lynn and Jeremiah’s Soho63 wedding had all the feels and even Mother Nature showed up with a wedding present, a wonderful Arizona sunset.
Las Sendas Wedding | Brian and Meilani
This Las Sendas wedding was filled with family, friends, and lots of love. Brian and Meilani chose a beautiful venue to begin their life as husband and wife.
Family Photos at Roosevelt Row
Family photos at Roosevelt Row is always a fun time. Walking back alleys painted with graffiti offers something out of the ordinary for those looking for something a little different.
Boojum Tree Wedding | Brooke and Tyler
Brooke and Tyler’s Boojum Tree wedding was everything you would expect at one of my favorite venues, simply amazing.
Westwood Hall Wedding at The Springs Event Venue
Earlier this month I flew to Ft. Worth Texas to photograph Angel and Shelby’s Westwood Hall wedding. Boy did they pick an amazing wedding venue!
Bearizona Wedding | Juan and Lisa
A Bearizona wedding! Are you kidding me? That was the first thing that ran through my mind when Lisa and Juan mentioned their wedding venue. Umm, yes!!
Why Do So Many Brides Opt for Casual Wedding Dresses?
Сasual wedding dress When it comes to searching for a perfect wedding dress, it becomes obvious that not all brides are alike. Some are faithful to classic full-length white wedding gowns with long trains, while the others are open for experiments with styles and colors. But weighing the beauty, comfort and simplicity most brides make…
Sedona Engagement Session at Merry Go Round Rock
Shooting a Sedona engagement session is always special. The mystical red rocks make for a stunning backdrop. Given that, how do you take it up a notch? Read on to see how!!
Schnepf Farms Wedding
A little meadow sets the stage for a Schnepf Farms wedding with Jake and Nikki. Hard to believe this oasis of trees exists in the valley of the sun, but it does and what a backdrop it delivers.
A Snowy Flagstaff Engagement
What a treat to photograph Tyler and Brooke’s Flagstaff engagement session last Sunday. Going to the high country of Arizona is always special in itself, but to get to play in the snow with my clients, oh boy!
All Smiles Engagement Session in Payson Arizona
Jake and Niky’s engagement session in Payson was loaded with fun and smiles. They had hoped for a little snow to be hanging around the high country but would it be there?
Fun Filled Val Vista Lakes Wedding
I just can’t get enough of this fun filled Val Vista Lakes wedding with Jenn and Shawn. These two were absolute rock stars at their wedding!!!
Fun Filled Wedding at Because Event Space
Ashley and Michael’s wedding at Because Event Space was the model for every wedding. Throw in fun, love, laughter, family and friends gives you a pretty good idea of what their special day was like.
Graffiti Inspired Engagement Shoot at Roosevelt Row
Having your engagement shoot at Roosevelt Row means only thing, a fun filled afternoon running around downtown Phoenix. The famed art district area of central Phoenix never disappoints on offering up plenty of colorful combinations.
Styled Wedding Shoot at the Scottsdale Resort
This year working with Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites magazine, we did a styled wedding shoot at the Scottsdale Resort. What an incredible venue to showcase for our session. Brides if you are looking for your location to get married, you won’t go wrong with the Scottsdale Resort.
Renaissance Hotel Wedding | Chris and Leah
Chris and Leah had an amazing Renaissance Hotel Wedding over in Glendale AZ. These two celebrated their wedding day just as you should, surrounded by family and friends.
Fort Worth Wedding at Bass Performance Hall
My first Fort Worth wedding in a single word was “amazing”. I had the honor of traveling to Texas this month to photograph a beautiful wedding between Michael and McKenzie.
Fort Worth Bridal Shoot With McKenzie
Back in June I had the honor of doing a Fort Worth bridal shoot with McKenzie. Her wedding was scheduled for July 8th so we had to get this bridal portrait knocked out. It’s a southern tradition to have a photo of the bride at the reception so we had to deliver.
Senior Photo Fun | Kate
A little senior photo fun today on the blog. Back earlier this year I had the pleasure to photograph Kate’s senior photos. We had a lot of fun running around Scottsdale and Tempe Town lake.
Venue at the Grove Wedding | Kylie & Todd
One of my favorites, a Venue at the Grove wedding with Kylie and Todd. A perfect spring day in Arizona set the stage for a flawless wedding.
Portland Wedding | Corey and Lyssi
Corey and Lyssi’s Portland wedding was one to remember. Friends and family attended the celebration as these two became the northwest’s newest married couple.
Engagement Photos at Papago Park | Megan and Joe
What an amazing day for engagement photos at Papago Park. Megan, Joe and Biscuit joined me for an afternoon in the desert.
Family Pictures at the Phoenix Zoo
What a fun time photographing family pictures at the Phoenix Zoo with the Fassett family. These guys were high energy from start to finish.
Payson Engagement | Kylie and Todd
A few weeks back I photographed Kylie and Todd’s Payson engagement session in the high country of Arizona. Getting to run around the pines and fresh clean air is always a fun time.
Wedding at The Paseo | Shannon and Derek
Shannon and Derek had an amazing wedding at The Paseo. When they told me what venue they had chosen I was beyond excited. Being able to photograph one of my favorite clients with one of my favorite mountains spots as a backdrop was a dream come true. The Superstition Mountains are hard to beat as…
Grand Canyon Lightning Strike
My trip up north had one priority, get a Grand Canyon lightning strike. It’s certainly a great goal to have for any storm chasing trip, but for the Canyon, that’s asking a lot.
Abandoned Airport Pinup Shoot
All systems “go” for my abandoned airport pinup shoot with Amanda. This was a photo session 6 months in the making. That’s right, 6 months to get this operation off the ground.
Sneak Peek Studio Fitness Model Shoot | Brittany
Here’s a sneak peek of fitness model Brittany Bark. Summers bring a hiatus to weddings here in Arizona so I have more time for studio work.
Superstition Mountain Lightning
Tonight was a fun night photographing Superstition Mountain lightning. A last minute decision to drive out to one of my favorite areas paid off.
Arizona Desert Lightning
Last night I found myself in a familiar spot, photographing the Arizona Desert Lightning. It felt great to finally be out for another year of chasing the Arizona Monsoon.
50 Meters in 32 Seconds
Goals, we all have them. Whether it is straight A’s or getting into a certain college, it is what drives us and makes us better. My daughter is a swimmer and she has a goal.
Studio Portrait With Model Kim Wright
This studio portrait of Kim may be one of my all time favorite images I’ve taken of her. I’ve photographed her quite a bit over the last year and a half so there are lots of images to compete.
Fashion Studio Session | Desir’ee
Desir’ee rocked her fashion studio session a few weeks back. It was my first time working with her and she totally killed it!
Milky Way Over Sunset Crater
Last night I was able to get out and photograph the Milky Way over Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The night was perfect for shooting a starscape.
Supercell Thunderstorm in Lamesa Texas
This beautiful supercell thunderstorm in Lamesa Texas was a big highlight for my recent stormchasing trip. I spent 4 days chasing the panhandle and southern areas of west Texas.
Studio Shoot with Alyssa
Last fall we had a studio shoot with NPC fitness competitor Alyssa! I had the pleasure of meeting Alyssa last year as she was in training for a fitness competition. We decided to mix it up a bit with a little fashion and a little bit of fitness looks at the studio.
Model Shoot With Desir’ee | Sneak Peek
Here’s a little sneak peek from my model shoot with Desir’ee. She is just getting started in modeling but as you can see she’s off to a pretty good start. That look, that attitude with the black leather jacket created one killer look. Stay tuned for a future post with the rest of her session. You…
Fashion Shoot With Kelli Michelle
Man this was a fun fashion shoot with fitness instructor Kelli Michelle. She stopped by the studio for something a little different from the fitness world. Looking like a runway model, she threw down some fashion poses.
Monsoon Storm in the Desert
This large monsoon storm in the desert was a beast of a storm to witness. Dropping a large amount of much needed rain and a little lightning in the Arizona desert it was the highlight of a long chase night.
Editorial Shoot With Taylor
Taylor stopped by the studio for an editorial shoot. This was an exciting session for me as it was one of the first photography sessions at my new studio.
On Location Fitness Shoot With Angela
Arizona is a perfect place for an on location fitness shoot. Our near perfect weather allows for photo shoots to happen about anytime during the year. In this case Angela joined me for a late afternoon session.
Sneak Peek Abandoned Airport Portrait Shoot with Model Amanda
Here’s a quick sneak peek of my abandoned airport portrait shoot with Amanda yesterday. This shoot has been 5 months in the making and I couldn’t wait to get out there. We had some windy conditions to deal with but other than that it went extremely well. Amanda was crushing it all afternoon with pose…
Studio Portraits | Kimberleigh Michelle
I’m excited to share some studio portraits with the stunning Kimberleigh today. These were taken a little awhile back but they were worth the wait in my opinion. I think after reading through this post and seeing the rest of the images you will agree.
Fashion Portrait | Iulia
I’m excited to share my first fashion portrait at my new studio location. Iulia is gracing the blog today from her shoot a few weeks back. As you can see I chose well with my debut.
Studio Portrait Sneak Peek | Iulia
I’ve been working on Iulia’s studio portraits tonight and thought I would share one. This was a fun edit as it is something I rarely do but always enjoy it when I do. This is known as a high key edit (dialed down a bit) but nonetheless it shows how gorgeous Iulia is in front…
Senior Portraits | Ryan
Oh man a senior portrait session with Ryan. A few weeks back I was contacted by Ryan’s mother about shooting her daughter’s senior portraits. I always get excited to do these as I love the energy the seniors bring to the shoot. It’s awesome to connect with the younger generation.
Sneak Peek Luke Air Force 75th Air Show
All of my images are still uploading as I write this but I did manage to get one Thunderbirds photo edited. It was great day for the air show and the Thunderbirds didn’t disappoint. They were amazing to watch along with the other performers. Stay tuned as I get the other images edited and will…
Milky Way Over the Superstitions
This morning’s adventure started at 3am with the hopes of photographing the Milky Way over the Superstition Mountains. As you can see from above my “starry night” hunt was a success.
Mesa Arts Center Engagement
It’s always fun to shoot a Mesa Arts Center engagement. It’s even more fun when it’s a personal fan who is in front of the camera. I’ve known Shannon for several years. Last year she contacted me after the big question was popped about photographing her wedding. Naturally I said yes.
Mesa Arts Center Engagement Sneak Peek
Here’s a sneak peek from Shannon and Derek’s engagement session at the Mesa Arts Center. I was thrilled last year when they called to hire me. I’ve known Shannon for a few years now and couldn’t be happier for her and Derek. Stay tuned for the full blog post which will feature some shots of…
Adrienne and Barry | Boojum Tree Wedding
Adrienne and Barry had a gorgeous Boojum Tree wedding. Surrounded by family and friends their special day was one to remember. One of my favorite things about weddings is the story of how couples meet. They range from high school sweet hearts to those odd chance encounters. Adrienne and Barry’s story is much like the…
Looking Back On 2015 An Amazing Year
I figured I would start the new year with the end of the previous one. Looking back on 2015 was a year of growth and new adventures for my photography business. I was blessed to meet so many new people and take on some new projects that were out of my normal fare. From gorgeous…
On Location Fitness Shoot | Carmen
Awhile back I was able to do an on location fitness shoot with the gorgeous Carmen. I was super excited to work with Carmen after seeing a few of her images posted on Facebook. She is a die hard when it comes to fitness as evidenced my her amazing body. She competes regularly in fitness competitions…
Shelf Cloud at the Painted Desert
The Arizona monsoon delivered a beauty this summer with a shelf cloud at the Painted Desert. Add in one lightning strike and you have the icing on the storm chasing cake. Such a thing of a beauty to see! Shelf Cloud at the Painted Desert The past two years I have ventured north with my…
What happens during monsoon when the sun sets, you get a sunset rain shot of course. One of the joys of living in Arizona is never running out of amazing sunsets. Regardless if it is during the monsoon or just a summer day we are blessed with some of the most stunning sunsets here in…
Superstition Mountain Wedding | Mike and Brittany
A Superstition Mountain wedding would be my dream if I were getting married today (as opposed to many years ago:). Mike and Brittany chose one of my favorite places to get married, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. Superstition Mountain Wedding to Remember Mike and Brittany had a gorgeous day for their wedding. The sun…
Family Fun at the Zoo
When the cuteness meter explodes… you get this. Family fun at the zoo with the Dowdy family. More to come.
Family Portraits at the Phoenix Zoo | The Dowdys
One of my favorite families contacted me to shoot some family portraits at the Phoenix Zoo. This is a location I have always wanted to shoot. I have been photographing the Dowdys for a few years now going back to when little Avery was just one year old. Fun Time Shooting Family Portraits at the…
Comic Book Engagement | Daniel and Elisa
What do you say when your client says they want a comic book engagement session? You say yes!
Perseids and the Milky Way
Last night I managed to capture the Perseids and the Milky Way all in one shot. I wasn’t sure at the time it happened, but one look at the back of my camera confirmed my hopes.
San Diego Skyline
You can’t beat a San Diego skyline. This past weekend we spent a few days in one of my favorite cities, can you guess which city that is?
Lightning Over the Superstition Mountains
This lightning over the Superstition Mountains shot has to be one of the more fun shots I’ve taken of the Superstitions in quite some time. I love all the elements that make up this shot.
Arizona Shelf Cloud Gila Bend
This past weekend was filled with a lot of hope but for me it ended with one good Arizona shelf cloud. In fact it was the largest shelf cloud I’ve ever seen while storm chasing in AZ.
Lightning at the Petrified Forest
This past Sunday was filled with a road trip that allowed me to get lightning at the Petrified Forest. It was my 2nd annual trip with fellow photographers Scott Wood and Brian Snyder.
Sedona Wedding |Sean and Lisa
You can never go wrong with a Sedona wedding. With it’s gorgeous weather, red rocks and vortexes what’s not to love about having your wedding there. Sean and Lisa took advantage and had an amazing weekend Sedona Wedding With The Red Rocks When Sean and Lisa asked me to photograph their wedding there was no…
Senior Pictures at The Grove | Shannon
I wasn’t sure what to expect when we did Shannon’s senior pictures at The Grove. Various photographers had mentioned it wasn’t what it used to be and the crowds were still horrible. We threw caution to the wind and headed out.
Phoenix Wedding | Ivan and Karen at the Phoenix Art Museum
I’ve been waiting for this Phoenix wedding for quite some time. I knew Karen and Ivan would have a magical day for their wedding and they didn’t disappoint.
Phoenix Wedding | Chris and Cami
What a Phoenix wedding to remember! Chris and Cami had an amazing day filled with fun, family and friends. I’m pretty sure I had a plastered smile on my face the whole day.
#WE35 Challenge 36 Shots That’s It
So I joined a group of a great photographers this year to form the #we35 project. Basically each month there is a challenge to shoot with only a 35mm lens or its equivalent.
Snow in the Arizona Desert
What is it about snow in the Arizona desert? Most likely it is because it rarely happens.
The Colors of San Diego’s Skyline
The view of San Diego’s skyline is hard to beat. Couple that with their gorgeous beaches, amazing weather, and unlimited activities and you will know why it’s one of my favorite cities.
Senior Pictures Logan | Nichols Park
Logan rocks her senior pictures today on the blog. This session was so much fun as Logan brought it with every shot. Sometimes you just point the camera and hit the button. I felt that way pretty much through her whole shoot.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Wedding | Derrick and April
Derrick and April had an amazing day with their Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak wedding. They celebrated their love with friends and families to make for a very memorable wedding.
Tre Bella Wedding | Deseree & TJ
Congratulations to Deseree and TJ on their fabulous Tre Bella wedding. They had an amazing wedding day complete with a picture perfect Arizona sunset.
There is nothing like seeing desert lightning. I don’t know if it is the wide open space or the contrast with the desert itself but to see it in person is magical.
DC Ranch Wedding | Marisa and Jay
What an amazing day for a DC Ranch Wedding! Jay and Marisa not only had amazing weather but were surrounded by loving friends and family throughout the day.
Fall Color in Arizona
Fall color in Arizona is always a treat for my wife and I to witness. After moving here from the midwest it is one of those seasonal things you quickly miss while living in the desert southwest.
Panorama of the Superstition Mountains
This panorama of the Superstition Mountains really shows off the landscape of the Arizona desert. Given its rugged mountains and moody clouds this image tells you what Arizona is all about.
Lightning Over Tucson
With our monsoon season winding down I figured I should start blogging some of what I have captured like this shot of lightning over Tucson Arizona.
Purple Rain in the Arizona Desert
“Purple Rain, Purple Rain” those words rang into my ears from the song by Prince when I saw this amazing rain shaft just outside of Eloy Arizona.
Lightning at the Painted Desert
Click the pic for a bigger view The summer monsoon brings lightning at the Painted Desert area of north east Arizona. Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to storm chase in a new area for me, the Painted Desert.
Stormy Skies Over the Airport
Click the pic for a bigger view Last weekend stormy skies over the airport drew me out for an early evening chase. Phoenix Sky Harbor was the place to be as there were numerous storms around the area. I made my way to the airport to time lapse a monsoon storm with an amazing rain core.
Time Lapse of an Arizona Monsoon Storm
Last weekend I was handed a nice bonus with a chance to film a time lapse of an Arizona monsoon storm. Sunday was looking pretty bleak as far as monsoon weather goes, so this was quite a gift.
Click the pic for a bigger view Stormy weather ahead at the Painted Desert indeed. Two of my favorite things come together for this shot in north eastern Arizona, an open highway and a monsoon storm.
High Plains Storm
Click the pic for a bigger view My first chase up in northeastern Arizona got me this high plains storm shot and I couldn’t be happier. It was a great chase with fellow chasers Bryan Snider and Scott Wood.
Sunset Over Tempe
Click the pic for a bigger view This beautiful sunset over Tempe was my reward for hiking up A Mountain last night. I decided at the last minute that the sunset might be interesting and worth time lapsing, so I packed up my gear and headed towards Tempe.
Click the pic for a bigger view Last night I went out for what was supposed to be an evening of storm chasing but instead turned into this sunset highway shot. My hopes were high for an evening of lightning but Mother Nature decided against it.
Cholla and the Superstition Mountains
Click the pic for a bigger view The Superstition Mountains take a back seat today as this cute fuzzy cholla cactus is front and center. Of course this is not teddy bear cute and fuzzy you want to give a hug to.
Phoenix Dust Storm Rolls Through Valley of the Sun
Click the pic for a bigger view Wow, today was a crazy storm chasing day that ended with a massive Phoenix dust storm. I set out early with my buddy Bryan Snider in hopes of time lapsing the forecasted storm.