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s + b engagement

This definitely goes in the books as one of my favorite engagement shoots to date. Not only was the couple gorgeous, they were so easy to work with. They had me pick the location (they’d never even seen it), and they had no problem hiking on the boulders in dress attire or standing at the base of a tree we were all allergic to. The results were definitely worth the sneezes the next day. Can’t wait for their wedding next year!

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hanson maternity

Give me all the desert maternity sessions please! These two parents to-be are expecting their first little babe in a few short weeks, and they seriously couldn’t be sweeter. Their little guy is going to be one lucky and loved babe!

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l + a engagement

The busy season has officially begun again for me, and I’m so excited to have a full schedule of shoots coming up. By the end of fall I always find myself wiped, but it doesn’t take long for me to be craving to be creative again. This sweet couple is getting married in the fall, and if their engagement session was any indication of how their wedding is going to go, it’s going to be an easy one to shoot. Laid back….fun….and filled with love.

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a + e engagement

So this session turned out to be a little colder than we were anticipating…you’ll probably notice the snow on the ground in some shots. And of course it was the one engagement session I forgot to bring a cute photo worthy blanket it to. But it was so worth braving the chilly temps for this dreamy winter light! The extremely photogenic couple didn’t hurt the images either. :)

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allie maternity

Rarely do the words “glam” and “9 months pregnant” go together….but they definitely do with this lovely lady! This desert maternity shoot was so dang fun….and the results are so beautiful. The saguaros….that light….the gorgeous gal…it will be a hard one to beat!

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marquez wedding

This wedding marked the end of my 2018 wedding season….and what a lovely finish it was. The ceremony took place at a gorgeous historic cathedral in downtown Tucson and the reception was held at the nearby JW Marriott Starr Pass, with the most stunning desert backdrop. At the risk of betraying my northern roots….there’s nothing quite like that soft desert light. ❤

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parman wedding

This wedding finished out the lovely Van Dickson Ranch’s wedding season; and what a beautiful wedding to end on. The weather was perfect, the couple was the absolute sweetest, and every detail was gorgeous.

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davis wedding

A person would be hard-pressed to find two nicer people than these two. They were a dream to work with, and don’t even get me started on their adorable daughter. I normally like to do detail shots alone, so I can really focus; but when their sweet little girl asked to tag along I couldn’t say no. And she actually ended up being quite the little helper. Made for a really fun wedding to photograph.

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jackson wedding

If you were to ask me to dream up a wedding to photograph, it would probably look something like this. I met this lovely couple for an engagement session in AZ, and they told me about their wedding the following year taking place cliff-side in California. I remember thinking how lucky their photographer was gonna be; and then a few months later they asked if I’d be willing to travel. Needless to say they didn’t have to twist my arm. The stunning cliffs of Big Sur, CA provided the perfect setting for this gorgeous wedding….from the beautiful resort, to the flowers, to the accessories, not a detail was overlooked. If anyone else wants to have a cliff-side wedding, please sign me up.

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lavrisha wedding

Fall can’t be beat in Northern Minnesota. But I will admit it’s tricky to time, as every year is different. This couple couldn’t have been luckier with the timing. The leaves were at peak, and it hadn’t turned too cold yet. Well, I guess that point could be argued. It was 36 degrees….but I wasn’t the one in a sleeveless gown. :) I had so much fun capturing their stunning day.

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