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I'M A PHOENIX BASED WEDDING AND ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER THAT’S 100% OBSESSED WITH (ALL) DOGS, HIKING MOUNTAINS, EATING EVERY KIND OF CHIPS + SALSA AND ALL THINGS BOHEMIAN. 

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This past January, Matt and I traveled to Portland, Oregon to visit family (our new baby niece had just been born a few weeks prior!). While there, we knew (okay, I knew) that we needed to do an anniversary session at Latourell Falls in Portland to celebrate Matt and I’s 5 years of marriage. An […]

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March 12, 2019

Latourell Falls Anniversary Session | Portland , Oregon | Portland Oregon Anniversary Photographer

I hung out with Sherilyn and Tim for their Saguaro Lake Anniversary Session, and got to hear a bit about their story: Sheri and Tim met when she was invited by a friend to play a pick-up soccer game, the summer after their freshman year of college. Needless to say, Sheri went back to play […]

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March 7, 2019

Saguaro Lake Anniversary Session | Phoenix, Arizona | Phoenix Arizona Engagement Photographer

If you’ve seen pictures of Iceland, you know it’s an insanely beautiful place filled with lots of gorgeous waterfalls, like Latourell Falls in Portland, Oregon. Chances are, you also likely feel like it’s hard to figure out where exactly you should go while there, let alone how to plan an elopement in this gorgeous country. […]

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March 4, 2019

How to Elope in Iceland | Southern Iceland Region | Monthly Tid-Bit | Traveling Elopement Photographer

While in Sedona a few weekends ago with my fellow photog friend Khali, we met these two babes at the top of Cathedral Rock’s hiking trail! Naturally, being photographers, we asked if they would be up for having a mini session with the two of us – thankfully, they said yes and didn’t find us […]

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January 30, 2019

Cathedral Rock | Chante + Alex Beloved Session | Sedona, Arizona | Phoenix Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Today, I have the sweetest Saguaro Lake Surprise Proposal story to share with you. Instead of sharing it from my point of view, you’re going to hear alllll about it straight from the bride and groom to-be. Grab a tissue box and let’s dive in! Bri told me that they met in high school! “He […]

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January 23, 2019

Saguaro Lake | Bri + Scott Surprise Proposal | Fort McDowell, Arizona | Phoenix Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Kayla and Gus met in college, in botany club! She thought he was cute from day one – they first began talking when they were working in the greenhouse together! Kayla said that as soon as he started talking about her favorite band, they became instant best friends. Since then, they’ve moved from New York […]

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January 22, 2019

Latourell Falls | Kayla + Gus Adventurous Beloved | Portland, Oregon | Phoenix Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Alison and Justin are two of the most adventurous, outdoorsy people I’ve met – they’re passionate about experiencing life with one another, with their pup Obi by their side. Get ready to read all about their adventures and proposal story, as told by Alison: “We met while Justin was teaching a computer programming class at […]

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January 3, 2019

Superstition Mountain | Alison and Justin’s Engagement Session | Apache Junction, Arizona | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

Jen and Shane met when they were 17 and 18, when Jen asked if Shane if he wanted to swing dance with her. They shared a song together, and didn’t see one another again until the end of summer. The next time they were around each other, Shane asked JEN to dance – he had […]

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December 13, 2018

Torrey Pine Natural Preserve | Jen + Shane’s Adventure Beloved Session | La Jolla, California | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

Last month, I gained a squishy little niece named Sylvia Rose – I spent time with her parents in her adorable nursery for their in-home newborn beloved session while in the Midwest a few weeks back and it was all things incredible. She’s the absolute sweetest little niece!  Cue allll the homey, snuggly feels. Enjoy! […]

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November 28, 2018

In-Home Beloved Session | Jennica + Craig | Washington, Illinois | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

Before we started Melissa and Ryan’s engagement session at Saguaro Lake, we sat at a picnic table and drank a beer together (their dog Atlas tagged along too!) As soon as we began talking and sharing life stoires, I knew I was in for a rad time with them. We talked about future dreams, past […]

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November 8, 2018

Engagement at Saguaro Lake | Melissa + Ryan’s Engagement Session | Fort McDowell, Arizona | Phoenix Wedding Photographer



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