Bisbee | Tucson Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Diljot and Phil

It is such an honor to shoot this session with one of my favorite Tucson photographer, Pri Matei (Priscila Matei Photography), in Bisbee this weekend.  The airbnb that Pri has found for this session was nothing short of amazing with the perfect light and vitange vibe throughout. It is truly a hidden gem. Bisbee is such an amazing town full of artisans and the drive there is so peaceful.  Beautiful desert scenery stretches beyond the eyes can see.

Diljot and Phil are so amazing to work with. They are so much in love so photographing them being just that was a breeze. Thank you guys for driving all the way to Bisbee and for trusting in our vision. 

Inspirations are everywhere but I love to shoot with my heart instead of my eyes. Music is definitely one of my go to for inspiration and lately I've been loving this song from Bon Jovi. It seriously has been on repeat and reminds me of that first love. The kind that takes you back to High School or even college for some of us. The kind that stays with us after decades. As we aged and grow older, that love lingers... and if we're one of the lucky ones, that love will linger in our hearts forever.  

Sonoita | Tucson Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Clarisa and Ruben Engagement Session

Oh this couple, so sweet AND so much fun to shoot. We drove out to Sonoita on a Saturday afternoon.  It was a semi-windy day and Isa's dress was just perfect.  Ahh... wind. Wind is a friend. It gives movement to photographs that are otherwise stills; it also adds a sort of moodiness to a session. 

I met Isa and Ruben at the University of Arizona, it was love at first sight.  They are so sweet and genuine, the ones you keep as friends forever.  I cannot wait for their wedding. It's going to be such a blast. 

Wilcox | Tucson Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Katie and Rigel Adventure Session

Dry Lake

Oh this set. What an awesome way to get back after a month of travel. This was our mini road trip + scouting adventure + unforgettable photo session in the middle of nowhere. Made several U turns and got lost trying to find the entrance to the dry lake. Then a train conductor thought it would be funny to honk at us as he passed by.  Lighting and wild fire put on a show for us in the distance. But we had an amazing time. 

A special shoutout to Andy Shepard for hanging out and this amazing couple for going on an adventure with us!

Surat Thani, Thailand | Tucson Portrait Photographer | Travel Photography

Khao Sok

Unlike any place I have ever seen. Located in the Surat Thani province of Thailand, this is where you can get lost in the wild and forget all about the world. 

To get here, we flew into Surat Thani airport and drove about 2 hours to Our Jungle Camp.  At the camp, we booked a guided tour to Cheow Lan lake to stay in these amazing floating bungalows.  You can go without a guide, however, majority of the locals here do not speak English and there are no cell service or WiFi. 

Adventure at the lake. Get ready for a ride on the long-tail boat and witness one of the most beautiful views of limestone formations and dense jungle.  During the ride to the bungalows (45 minutes), I can't help but wish that I was a videographer and own a drone. The lake itself is manmade but it is huge (45,000 acres). The water is emerald green almost turquoise like the color of deep ocean.  Absolutely gorgeous. 

As much as I tried, I cannot capture the beauty of this place. Everywhere I turn, there are layers upon layers of trees. July is wet season and when it rains the jungle is covered with a thick blanket of fog. It was like heaven on earth. I can live here, forever. 

 

Ayutthaya, Thailand | Tucson Portrait Photographer | Travel Photography

Ayutthaya

During the past month I had the opportunity to visit my home country after 13+ years. It has changed so much from what I remembered. It's been so long. Many high-rises now stood amongst street vendors. Regardless, I wanted to take it all in, document everything, and explore every inch of the country... or at least as much as I can fit into 3 weeks vacation.

One of my most favorite places is Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam. It was once the capital of Thailand until 1767 when it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Now it is one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

So, armed with my FUJI X100F, I snapped away, in awed of the ruined left so long ago. I hope you guys enjoy: