It was a perfect moody kind of day for portraits. The kind we don’t get too often in the desert southwest! I think it matched Lorena’s slightly sassy personality. I love how quickly and easily this girl could change her look. Chucks and skinny jeans to a free flowing bohemian summer dress. Lorena brought the confetti for the last photo and I’m proud to say we picked up every last piece! Haha! It took 4 of us about 15 minutes but we did it and I’m glad we did because I would’ve harbored guilt leaving that mess there.
We had a great time with Jaycie’s Senior Session! She’s a country girl to the core and rocked her boots with a little black dress. We hit the canals in the Parker Valley and the Ahakav Nature Preserve, for that desert rural vibe. Put a real sunflower in the mix? Now that’s a photoshoot. Once Jaycie got used to the camera, she was a natural. Beautiful Arizona evening too!
John and I had scoped out a great spot during lunchtime along the Colorado River. Below the dam the river fluctuates quite a bit and during lunch it was perfect! The water was low enough that Hailey could walk out into the center of the river and essentially it would look as though she were walking on water. As cool as that sounds though… I’m glad it didn’t work out. By that evening the river was at it’s normal level and we had to think on our toes. It’s not that hard though with a young women as beautiful as Hailey. High school seniors are so fantastic to work with because I tell them to do anything and they just do it! Haha! Wade out into the water; walk through those prickly bushes; keep that smile even though mosquitos are eating us alive! Great job Hailey, your photos look fabulous.
I’ve actually known Stacy since she was a little girl. That makes me sound older than I actually am, but I was just a young girl myself! I would sometimes tag along with a friend for horseback riding lessons that her mom gave. It’s a different experience photographing a wedding when you know most of the guests! Our good friend Josh was even the officiant! I always like to get comfy with the couples I’m working with and have fun with the guests, but it’s so nice and relaxing being around familiar faces.
This was such a romantic and simple day. The details were delicate. It could’ve been a little too warm but we were blessed with the perfect breeze. The location was at a clubhouse that doesn’t get much use anymore, but it really should! It was the perfect backdrop for Stacy’s style.
I can’t wait to share the rest of the images with Stacy and Cody! John and I both enjoyed ourselves immensely.