Desert cactus engagement session

Phoenix, Arizona cactus + mountains engagement session

Emina and Trevor’s engagement session in the Arizona desert with cactus and sunshine was one of my favorites!!! Emina grew up in Iowa so the desert landscape is very unquie to her, just like to me coming from Ohio!! Trevor grew up in the area and isn’t new to cactus but he still enjoys the landscape!! They wanted the classic Arizona desert look so I took them to the White Tank Mountains in West Phoenix for this beautiful look!

They met on a plane of all places!! Fell in love over the phone after Trevor asked for her number. Through the years they did long distance and close. They are so in love. It was a joy to photograph them in the Phoenix desert. I also got to be their wedding photographer…but look for those photos soon since I’m not finished editing them! I love being an Arizona wedding photographer, it’s my joy to photograph engagement sessions and weddings in such beautiful locations.

Nicole + Brian // Marblehead, OH

Summery Lake Erie Engagement Session

ohhhh this session was SO FUN for me. 1. Because Nicole was my childhood best friend. Our parents actually went to college together years ago and we were destined to be friends. 2. Because we photographed at the local ice cream shop of our childhood up at the lake. 3. Because Nicole and Brian were sooooo fun and easy to photograph. Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera… but these two were naturals. I think it speaks a lot to their comfortability in their relationship.

Nicole and Brian met in Denver. They went on a causal date the day after Nicoles birthday in December. They clicked INSTANTLY and knew it was meant to be. They soon have developed this amazing deep connected friendship and romance. Cannot wait to photograph their wedding in New York!!

Payal + Kathan // Sedona, Az

Pre wedding photographs for this couple getting married in DC. Their family and friends have never been out to Sedona. So they thought why not bring a part of Arizona to their wedding day. These photographs are to be shown on a big screen during cocktail hour for their guests to take in the beauty of Sedona. Payal + Kathan are contagiously positive, fun, and have this deep friendship. We had so much fun dancing around the red rocks!

Bell Rock Love

Winter Red Rock Engagement Session

Kelsie and Alex met and fell in love in New Mexico. With their hearts full and connection strong they moved out to Phoenix, Arizona away from their families. Together they have created a life built on deep friendship and trust. We were able to dance around Bell Rock for their engagement session. It was probably the COLDEST Sedona session I’ve ever done…. but we pushed through and created some beautiful images! Cannot wait for their wedding in Flagstaff in October!

Romantic LGBTQ Couple in Flagstaff

Forest Love

Lydia and Paige met in class while studying in Seattle. “It was an instant connection” they both said as we walked through the forest to find that sunset light coming through the trees. They are so sweet with each other, the way I want someone to be sweet on me. There is a gentleness and humility between their relationship I am in awe of. They both work together as Engineers in town. And they recently bought a house together on a whim just down the hill from where we were photographing. We all laughed a lot. I really cherish clients like these who turn into friends by the end of our session.

Ajo, AZ Mural Couple

On the Mexican border lies a tiny little town that offers much. Ajo, Arizona. Logan and Parker would drive to the beach in Mexico and always joked they wanted to get their engagement photos taken in this corky little town. Well- I help dreams become reality for people!

Logan and Parker met on Bumble. On their first date they both knew it was meant to be! From then on they have been inseparable. Their hearts are united so closely as friends and lovers. They are so sweet on each other and towards each other. I am always amazed by all the different types of relationships I get to see through photography. Their’s is truly special.

Ajo has streets and streets filled with artwork and it’s AMAZING! Down every alley there is amazing street art that lines the walls and fills the town. We HAD to stop and grab a few fun shots in front. The colors popped!! Then we raced out into the desert to find the most perfect cactus and scenery. Logan is from Louisiana so cactus are so amazing to her. Parker is a phoenix boy but loves the desert vibes. We ate Mexican food, had margaritas, and danced till the sunset. Cannot wait to photograph their Phoenix wedding next year!!