Karen & Quintin

These are only some of my favorite pictures from this couples' session.  I enjoy what I do especially if the people I photograph are beautiful inside and out!  I will be honest though, I used to always complain about plain desert backgrounds, but I am becoming more & more obsessed with shooting in the beautiful Arizona desert!

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Modern Bride

I had something different in mind for this session.  Every bride is different.  Some women love traditional and others like modern photography.   The beauty of photography is to express what you like, regardless of your style.  

It was so much fun doing this session.  The process of it was exciting.  I imagined the dress, the pose, the location, the model and even more exciting seeing the final images.  I must say, I didn't think I was going to like the images since I didn't get to use my to go lens and the sun was almost down when we got to the location.  That means we only had 10 minutes to shoot.  10 minutes! Can you feel the pressure!   However, we did amazing!   We were able to captured beautiful images within minutes and I am more than happy with the result!

Model:  Nikki Strychalski Hair&Makeup: Laura Jimenez

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Sandra & Beau

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful couple a few weeks ago.   Summer sessions in Arizona can be brutal and can scare some people; however it didn't scare this couple.   They were all about doing a photo shoot in the desert and I am so glad they did!   We survived and I am more than happy with their images.    Planning an engagement session or a couple session involves more than just pushing the shutter button.  Working close with the couple is a must!   The part I enjoy the most is getting to know my clients.  What their likes and dislikes are.   I also enjoy helping them choose their wardrobe and a location that best describes them.   

This session was super easy , Sandra is a Personal Stylist.  She already had in mind what to wear for this session.  It is always exciting when the client shows the photographer their wardrobe ideas.   She did amazing at selecting the outfits and really paid attention to the smaller details such as shoes, hair and accessories.  Their outfits scream sophistication! 

Enjoy the pictures and hope you visit my blog soon.  I will feature Sandra and her business on my blog next month, so excited to work with talented women such as herself!

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Quinceanera

I finally have time to post my last session.  I must say, I was super excited to photograph this event. This was my first Quinceanera and hopefully not the last.  I had an amazing time!  It was a beautiful ceremony and reception.  The day was beautiful.  I was truly worried about the weather.  The weather in Arizona is unpredictable, especially in May.   No complains!  These are only some of the 250 pictures I took that day!

 Photographing family members and friends is a must!   I enjoy capturing lifestyle memories for my clients.  These are memories that will stay with them for generations to come!

Photographing family members and friends is a must!   I enjoy capturing lifestyle memories for my clients.  These are memories that will stay with them for generations to come!

I am more than happy with these pictures.   The locations is extremely IMPORTANT for any Photographer.  This locations wasn't quite easy for me. It wasa challenge!   Challenges are always good!

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Maternity Session

I fell in love with this location from the moment I drove by it!  I envision a beautiful sunset, a beautiful couple and a peaceful setting. 
When Leslie contacted me about a maternity session, I knew exactly what I wanted for her. 
I am always excited to share my work with you and always looking forward to work with my clients! 

 

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Beautiful Leap Year Birthday Girl!

I photographed this cutie when she was a small little girl.  I can't believe she will soon be four.  I had so much fun.  The photo shoot turned into a fun game, which was perfectly fine with me.  Children tend to get tensed when they know they are being photographed. 
The game allowed me to capture beautiful natural poses. I am obsessed with her pictures!
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USB drive vs CD

I currently give my clients the option to upgrade to a USB drive instead of a CD, it is no longer about the "look", it is all about practicality.   USB drives hold much more information than a CD,  the images download faster than CDs, you run the risk of the CD getting scratched and the most important one, the newer apple computers do not have CD drives.
If you have a photography session coming up, be sure to ask your photographer if she/he offers USB drives, they are a bit more expensive, but you will have peace of mind knowing that your images are well kept.
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Mr and Mrs Sanchez

I had the honor to photographed Marinna's engagement session and it was so exciting because she had no clue our session was an engagement session, she thought it was a family session.

 

When she called me to tell me she wanted me to photograph her wedding, I got super excited because I knew this was a special moment for her and her fiance.   It was such a beautiful ceremony, she had everyone crying, including myself.  Thank you so much for allowing me to capture this special moment in your life!

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Mr and Mrs Purden

I was super excited to photograph Michele and Nate's wedding. They not only make a beautiful couple but they are beautiful inside and out!  The afternoon was perfect for a wedding session.  The weather was simply perfect and the atmosphere was very contagious!  Thank you for allowing me to capture this special moment in your life!

  WHAT DO YOU NOTICE ON THIS PICTURE?

WHAT DO YOU NOTICE ON THIS PICTURE?

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Brianna Senior 2016

 I've had to rescheduled a few photo shoots due to the crazy weather we have in Arizona.  I was about to reschedule Brianna's photo session but I decided to do it anyway and I am so glad I did!  In this situation I was able to get away with it because the photo shoot took place at a building which allowed me to control the wind and even use to to our advantage!

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I wanted to try something different here.  I played a bit with the camera setting to get this image of Brianna behind the tree!

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It is an amazing feeling to see a Senior not just like their pictures but to LOVE them!  

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Beautiful Mama!

Aren't they beautiful?  This is how I spent my Labor Day weekend, taking pictures of this beautiful mama and her two gorgeous little girls!  No regrets!   I can totally see these images printed on a 20x30 canvas decorating a wall!

I couldn't decide on which backdrop to use.  I wanted a soft feminine look and really... you can't go wrong with white!  I love the simplicity of a white backdrop.  I feel that a portrait is all about the subject and not the backdrop or props you use.

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They grow so fast!

I feel like time is passing by so fast!! Alex is already 1 yr old and I had not been able to take nice pictures of them! It was definitely a challenge! Alex was running all over the place, he kept hitting Leo and at some point he got mad and threw himself on the floor!!

 

The Behind the Scenes Collage images are not edited. They are SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera).!

This is a behind of scenes collage I created.  The oldest wanted to pose and the little one wanted to play! Let me tell you, it was a challenge!

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Bridal and Prom Expo

When I first saw the ad about the bridal and prom expo in my area, I was thrilled! I had never participated in such event.  I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet other vendors/clients and to get my name out there.  I can honestly say I enjoyed it and I will be participating again next year! 

All the vendors were excited setting up their booths to show their work/services.  I was excited about decorating my table and had  a few canvases to show.

Not only did I get to show my work, but I was also able to peek around other vendor's work. There was makeup, hair extensions, jewelry, gifts etc. Loved it! I got to shop as well! Who doesn't love shopping right?

I am loyal to fashion! There was a fashion show and this was my favorite quincianera dress. Beautiful!

Overall I had a great time. I enjoyed interacting with the public, got to meet vendors and I got to shop! I will definitely participate again!

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