We get to photograph this lovely couples wedding in less than two weeks! Lauren and Scott had impeccable taste when choosing the location of their engagement shoot. Timing was amazing as well because WOW… look at that sunset!
This was the first time I’ve had the please of shooting in the Botanical Gardens in Phoenix and you can rest assured, it won’t be the last. Lauren is going to be such a beautiful bride and I can’t wait to see how their wedding day unfolds! Congratulations to you both and we’ll see you soon!
What a lovely family! We spent the afternoon/evening with the Janecek family in the Havasu Foothills where they live. When I first spoke with Janessa about her vision for the shoot, she mentioned she wanted the raw desert as the backdrop. It’s amazing how many portrait shoot requests I receive with a location request of grass, trees, greenery etc. When you live in the desert southwest this can be a tall order. I love that they embrace the beauty of where they live.
We had a great time chasing around the kids. We try and get a few of the traditional portraits in, but mostly spend our time letting the kids be kids. In this case, that meant placing a rock on your brothers head and searching for the best sticks. These are how memories are made!
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!