We were so excited when we arrived to the venue for Ashley & Cameron’s wedding! Within minutes of walking in the door, the kids were asking us if we had see the secret rooms yet! It was all hidden doors and passageways. It was hard to believe the Chateau de Vie is nestled right in Chandler, Arizona!
Ashley was such a beautiful bride and I wanted to take a portrait of her in every single room of the venue. The bridal party and family were such troopers when it came to portraits since it was quite the humid day! With a beautiful venue like this though, taking photos inside was easy.
Melissa and Logan are possibly the sweetest, coolest couple ever! John and I first met Melissa at the bridal show last June. What we learned from that first meeting is that she’s definitely better at math than John. We also learned that she could probably be our best friend and that was totally confirmed once we met Logan for their engagement session.
Cute story alert!!
Melissa and Logan first met when they were both working at Make a Wish. Logan worked in IT and was called in to fix Melissa’s computer/printer issue. Apparently he had quite a difficult time and had to keep coming back to fix it because the darn thing just refused to work! At the time, Melissa was completely dumbfounded as to why the IT guy couldn’t fix this simple issue. Eventually he managed to ask her for a date and months later she found out that he could’ve completely fixed her computer issue. He didn’t though because he wanted to spend more time with her. Awwww! His masterplan completely worked.
A note about their engagement session as well… it was bloody hot. Not just a little bit hot. It was like 110 degrees hot while being completely surrounded by monsoons which made it like 95% humidity, or at least it felt like that. They were both fantastic troopers about it and handled the heat far more gracefully than I did. Let’s just say I’m glad I wore a dark sleeveless shirt.
Melissa and Logan are getting married on February 29, 2016 (leap day) and I couldn’t be more excited to shoot their wedding! Fingers crossed for the 1 year anniversary super secret photoshoot.
What can I say about this lakeside maternity session other than it was completely adorable! I’ve worked with Amanda and Jasen for a few years now, starting with their engagement session in the Hualapais and then their wedding at the Laughlin Ranch. Of course I was delighted to hear that they were expecting a little girl soon and of course I would photograph their maternity session!
I knew the session was going to be great when I asked Amanda what she thought about a cute bikini / beachy / belly vibe and she immediately loved it. It was incredibly warm (hello, July!) but at least we spent a good portion of the time in the water for photos.
Coming up next? Newborn photos!
It started out as a nice calm evening on the lake. Perfect for a photo session… until a boat full of cat calling bros showed up! Ok, it wasn’t that extreme, but a boat full of some very nice people (including a few handsome gentlemen) did arrive and make a few comments regarding Elizabeth’s obvious good looks. It was perfect for getting a few blushing/flirting images. Let’s be honest though, this beauty doesn’t need much help! She was such a trooper as well since it felt like near gale force winds towards the end! Elizabeth has hair that I’m envious of (for obvious reasons) that was perfect for a bit of the messy whipping around kind of look. Sassy and sweet, such a great combo!