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Couple in the Wildflowers

A Desert Wildflower Session Spring is beautiful here in Tucson. It’s my favorite time of the year to shoot, because the desert is covered in brilliant colors and soft blooms. This year was even more breathtaking. Fall and winter were unseasonably wet, and delivered us a spring superbloom. I couldn’t wait to shoot so I…

The Gunter Family

Sequins & Snow The winter of 2019 was unusually cold and snowy for Tucson. For me, it was a huge blessing, because this Washington girl loves her snow. Unfortunately, Tucson snow days never last long once our warm desert sun is out. It breaks my heart, as a snow-lover and a photographer, because I love…

Newborn Baby Valentina

Fiesty in Floral Newborn sessions are my favorite type of session, but they are also the most difficult. My newborn sessions generally last four hours. In that time I am setting up and tearing several different sets. From tables to backdrops, bucket props to lighting, I want to give my clients a variety of poses….

Glamour in the Desert

Anica’s Maternity Session At the beginning of the year, I ran a small contest on Instagram for a free maternity session. Anica, a local blogger, was the winner. As she was coming close to her due date, we didn’t have much time. We were able to find a date both of us were available, but…

Brianna: Cienega Class of ’19

Beauty in an Urban Oasis This past school year Brianna contacted me about being one of my senior representatives. Although the school year had already began, she signed on and we did a fall model photoshoot. Since we were both local to the Vail area of Tucson I chose the Civano neighborhood for our photoshoot…

The Lindley Family

The family who drinks together… I always get a little nervous before meeting a client for the first time. What are they like? Will I meet their expectations? Can I capture them accurately? The Lindley family booked one of my holiday specials and we scheduled right before Christmas 2018–yes, I’m finally blogging about it now…

The Schlosser Family

Toddlers & Tickles at Tanque Verde I first met the Schlosser family last fall when they booked a fall mini-session with me on Mt. Lemmon. Sadly, on the way up to their shoot, their oldest got sick in the car. Poor little guy was not his usual happy, cheery, playful-self. We went ahead with the…

The Fitting Family

A Family Anniversary in Tucson It’s always nerve-wracking as a photographer to photograph another photographer, so I was especially anxious before my shoot with the Fitting family. Sarah, a fellow photographer from Wisconsin, was in Tucson celebrating for her parents’ anniversary and scheduled a session with me for everyone. There were ten family members across…

Desert Elopement: Amanda & Kenneth

Amanda & Kenneth’s Desert Elopement Getting to capture the union between two loving people is something I cherish. Although I’m not a wedding photographer, I love photographing elopements. I was thrilled when Amanda chose me to photograph her desert elopement at Gate’s Pass. Gate’s Pass is a breathtaking location just outside of Tucson. It’s one…

Tucson Blogger Mandy Rena

Last year I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and meet more people in Tucson. I joined a local brunch group and found many of them to be bloggers. Because of that group my interest in blogging was pique and joined a Tucson blogger group. Through that group I met a great number…