Real. Love. Story
Real. Love. Story
It’s such an honor to be able to photograph this sweet couple. Ashley and Alex are 2 souls that are meant to stand the test of time. They compliment each other’s personality and seeing them together just makes me fall in love with them and the genuineness that they bring. Truly soulmates - both silly and sweet and really speaks true to what you see is what you get - but so much more! They met online and after pulling an all nighter chatting about all Star Wars film, they ran 5k together. The rest is history.
I had lunch with Ashley and Alex not long ago wanting to learn more about who they are. Ashley is an amazing baker and I love going to Woops just to see her. Her cheerful and happy personality brightens up my morning everyday. Alex is a musician and plays the trumpet for one of Tucson’s most prestigious orchestra. Truly one of my favorite couples in Tucson.
Cheers guys, thank you for allowing me to spend the afternoon with you! xo
This is their story:
Ashley and Alex
Real. Love. Story.
I had the pleasure of photographing Amie and Morgan wedding this past weekend. Amie has been my Instagram friend for awhile and I didn’t know until recently that we have a common friend (hey Anthony Perez). Earlier this year, Amie reached out to me to photographer her family session but she was also engaged. So I asked her out to lunch, my favorite spot: Time Market. I really fell in love with her personality when we met so I asked who she has chosen for her wedding photographer. Stars aligned and she hasn’t picked one so there I was pouring my heart over to her over lunch. I really wanted to photograph her wedding and I’m so beyond excited to be chosen. What an amazing couple. As with any wedding, anything can happen and it’s really important to enjoy the moment and go with the flow. It is so important to me to be able to work with couples who can roll with it.
Amie and Morgan were so cool under presure, I mean so amazingly cool. Their ceremony was set for sunset and it was running late. Late as in, they were racing against the sun. Morgan ran a lot that day. Probably more than any groom I’ve seen on his wedding day. Every time I looked up, he was running - but always had a smile on his face. There was no stress. Amie’s mood mirrored his the entire time. What a beautiful couple inside and out.
Congratulations on your wedding Amie and Morgan. Enjoy these sweet peeks.
A quick shoutout is in order here to my amazing co-photographer, brilliant photojournalist, and friend: Andy Shepard. Thank you for everything Andy.
Shawna and I have been Instagram friends for awhile but have never met in person, so I thought. I actually met Shawna late last November while she was photographing a wedding at the Tucson Botanical Garden. I was there, too, for another session. I remember checking out her money maker (that’s a fancy dual camera holster brand). But, I didn’t know it was her until she posted a sneak peek of that wedding a few days later. It was like a scene from, You’ve Got Mail (1998). You know, the classic with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. We actually met and didn’t know it. Star-Crossed Lovers, not actually lovers in our case but you get the idea.
Fast forward to this year, Shawna reached out to me to photograph her family. An amazing photographer is choosing me to photograph her family, umm… YES! Working with her family was super awesome, they were so easy to photograph. At the end of our session, I asked her and Michael to reenact a scene from, The Notebook (2004), first photo below. And they did it so well! With that, here are a few of my faves.
Family session in the rain? Yes, please!
Yes we checked the forecast… a week before. But guys, it’s Tucson. It never rains more than 20 minutes max here. Jane asked me for plan b, in case it rains, in which I responded with an in-home/low-key lifestyle session alternative. Nah, she said to me, let’s go on an adventure. What?! Seriously? You’re speaking my love language and ummm…. YES! Let’s Go!
We met at the usual golden hour, it was drizzling by this time. I pulled out my quilt and told Jane, we have to move fast, are you ready? Yes, she said, let’s do this. We hiked up a small hill, 3 little people in-tow. I shot the first ½ of this session in 15 minutes.
Yes, you read that right, 15 minutes.
We hiked down and it poured on the way. Rain-shower all around us as I turned and asked Jane if she still wanted to check out the creek for a couple shots. Yes!, she said. Off we went… running while I kept shooting. I had a waterproof camera sleeve in my car but there was no time. By now, my camera was soaked. We were soaked. We laughed, the kids had a great time.
This was the funnest most epic family session I have ever shot. It took 20 minutes. Here are some of my fave!