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 capturing snow photos. The day of the storm the Gunter family contacted me hoping to book a family session in the snow. I explained that the snow was already melting, so we scheduled their session for the next day. True to form the snow was already gone, but thankfully some snowy remnants remained on the peaks of Gates Pass.

It was a somewhat chilly day in February, but true to form the Tucson sun was shining brightly giving this lovely family’s photos a beautiful warm glow. Their outfits were gorgeously put together in a casual-formal style, with their oldest daughter in a beautiful sequined dress. This was the first time a client wore sequins to a session and I fell in love! Sequins in the sunlight bring an energetic glow to the images, and I can’t wait to photograph a client in sequins again.

Enough about sequins and on to the session itself. The girls were sweet and gorgeous, and had a good time as we walked through the desert shooting and giggling. Mom and dad were also incredibly sweet and gracious, putting up with all my ideas as I dragged them here and there for an array of different photos. Although the snow didn’t stick around for their session, the desert landscape, their attire and the loving warmth between the four of them created beautiful images. I am incredibly thankful for meeting this wonderful family and capturing gorgeous images for them.

The Gunter family holding hands at sunset with the peaks of Gates Pass at their backs during their snowy desert family session
The Gunter family cuddling together in the cool winter Tucson air during their desert family photo session
The Gunter family lovingly together during their desert family photo session near Gates Pass in Tucson
The Gunter daughters looking beautiful and sweet against the desert backdrop during their family photo session with Belle Vie Photography in Tucson
The Gunter sisters hugging and laughing with the setting sun behind them during their family photo session in the desert just outside Tucson
The Gunters lovingly cuddling, smiling and kissing during their family photo session at Gates Pass in Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
Mom and daughter share sweet and precious moments during the Gunter's family photo session near Gates Pass in Tucson
Mother and daughter hold one another lovingly during the Gunter's family photo session in a desert location just outside of Tucson
A dad holds hugs his daughter during the Gunter's family photo session just before sunset at Gates Pass in Tucson
Father and daughter stand together at sunset during their desert family photo session in the desert near Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
A father cuddles his youngest daughter during the Gunter's family photo session at sunset in Tucson
The Gunter family enjoy the setting sun behind them during their family photoshoot at Gates Pass in Tucson
The Gunter family looks amazing as they stand amongst the beautiful Sonoran desert, the setting sun at their backs during their family photoshoot near Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
The Gunter family enjoy a few last minutes of sun with cuddles and giggles during their family photo session at Gates Pass in Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
The Gunter's lovingly hold one another during the final moments of the day letting the setting sun and the peaks of Gates Pass surround them during the finals moments of their family photoshoot with Belle Vie Photography in Tucson

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