Lauren and Merrill
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For a little bit of background on this session, here is the story about how they first met:

"Merrill and I met at a 3 day Phish festival up in Maine called "IT", there were over 80,000 people there! I was living in AZ at the time and Merrill lived in Dana Point California. On the 3rd day of the festival (I had lost all my friends that I came with at this point) I was walking around by myself. Merrill had a water bottle that had lemons wedges stuck in it, so he randomly came up to me and asked me if i could get them out for him, and I did. So we started to talk for a while and we discovered that he lived a couple blocks from my mom's summer house in Dana Point. I spent all my summers at this house since I was in High School so we thought "what a small world!". We ended up keeping in touch over the phone when we got back home. Then we visited each other a couple times and started realizing that this could be more than a fling, so he decided to move out to Arizona so we could give it a try and see what happens. Five years later here we are!!! I always said I needed to marry a guy who loved music just as much as I do, so it couldn't have worked out better to meet him at a Phish concert!! We have had so many great adventures together, we really are best friends!!!"

Lauren and Merrill are a super-vibrant, fun-loving couple. So for this session, I scouted out some cool colorful urbanscapes. L&M also have an intense love and respect for nature so we wrapped the session up near Papago Park at sunset. They spent a Summer traveling in the van featured in a few of the images, so you can imagine there's a lot of love for that car.

Thanks for your great energy and fun-loving spirit!! (oh, and for that Tequila shot at Coach House ;-)

And what engagement session wouldn't be complete without a tequila shot at the Coach House?!


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Baby Beyer Family Photography
Monday, December 22, 2008

I've been watching the Beyer family grow from the time they came in to the studio to book me for their wedding about 3 years ago, to their engagement session, wedding, pregnancy session, and up until now, as they introduce their newest member of the family, Bennett Beyer. It's been an honor to document so many milestones in their life.

Here are a selection of some of my favorite images from the day:

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Group Shot Fave
Thursday, December 18, 2008

What do you get when you put 8 musicians in front of a cool vintage fireplace....


This is one of my favorite group shots of the year. I love that they played up the attitude and feel of the image.

This was from a wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona


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Camille and Cliff Engagement Session
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This was from an engagement session from a while ago which I have been meaning to post. I'm so far behind in my posting but I'm glad to have found a moment to finally get these up as they are some of my favorites. I'm so grateful to Camille and Cliff who were willing to do something a little off beat and different for their images. (Thank you!)


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