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:

Tucson Wedding Photographer | Lacey and Adam Engagement Session

I am absolutely so thrilled to share this engagement session with you guys. Lacey and Adam flew all the way from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Tucson for their session. They are so sweet and super chill, and they have the sweetest southern accent. I mean it was the sweetest!!!! I can listen to them talk all day. It was such a dream that they have chosen me to photograph this session.  

Here are a few favorites from our session. Swoon!!