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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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…
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!!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.