Lauren + Ty’s Intimate Courthouse Wedding
Lauren and Ty’s intimate Courthouse Wedding was on a sunny 112+ degree July day in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The heat was crazy, the wind made it feel like someone was repeatedly opening an oven, but even still everything was perfect. 12 of Lauren and Ty’s closest family and friends joined them outside of the courthouse to celebrate their marriage. Lauren was breath taking in her pearls, custom heels, vintage inspired wedding dress, and hat that made her look like British royalty. Ty looked classic in his navy suit with a light purple shirt, brown leather shoes. I kept telling them they looked like they were models out of an elopement magazine or an old Hollywood film. The two have been together since their teens when they met in Japan while they were both living there. Lauren and Ty explained they were neighbors on base and that at first they were less than friends, but as time passed their relationship grew into a strong enduring love that they still have today. Couples like Lauren and Ty are the reason I chose and continue to choose to work in the wedding industry. Their love, kindness, and care for each other is so genuine and pure, anyone who comes within a mile of them can feel it. There’s nothing like documenting a couple on their wedding day- I don’t accurately know how to put it into words, but I will say this- I always walk away from wedding days with a smile on my face, a full heart and a feeling of gratitude for getting the opportunity to serve my clients on one of their most cherished and sacred days. Thank you Lauren and Ty for letting me photograph your beautiful wedding day! Cheers!
Kilean + Nathaniel
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again- maternity sessions have my heart! There’s something so special about each session and the feeling I get whenever I photograph an expecting mama is just indescribable- there’s so much love, joy, and excitement for the little baby that is to come. Kilean and Nathaniel’s session was no exception to this of course and it was extra special for me because Kilean actually photographed my maternity photos back in November and now I was able to return the favor for her a few months later. Kilean and Nathaniel were high school sweethearts (my heart you guys) and are expecting their first baby boy at the end of August. It was so fun for me to photograph Kilean now that she’s pregnant because our friendship actually begun at the beginning of my pregnancy last year when Kilean messaged me on Instagram wanting to meet up and discuss balancing getting pregnant with our crazy photography schedules. Now here she is a few short months away from holding her baby boy in her arms- how sweet is that! When you look at this in home maternity session it feels like four different sessions in one because we had so many awesome wardrobe changes that switched up the feel of the session, I was living for it! You guys are going to love their outfits and just wait until you see baby boy’s room- it is the cutest thing and Kilean HAND PAINTED the design on the nursery wall. I could go on forever about these two and how much I loved this session, but I’ll let you guys take a look now- hope you love it as much as I do!
Jaylee’s Pajama Themed Bridal Shower
Jaylee’s pajama themed bridal shower was so fun to photograph! If you didn’t know, I photograph events all of the time and I love them! I photographed Jaylee about a year and a half ago (if you want to see that session you can find it here) and we hadn’t seen each other since so it was so fun to catch up. I was laughing with her because during her last session with me she asked when my hubby and I were going to have babies and I responded “soon hopefully” and here we are now with our 5 month old baby boy. I love thinking back to that shoot to see how our lives have progressed since. That’s always one of my favorite parts of having returning client sessions because if we haven’t seen each other between sessions we always have a ton to catch up on! When I arrived at Jaylee’s bridal shower she was getting ready in her bridesmaids stunning bathroom so before her guests arrived we did a mini shoot of Jaylee in her PJ’s and I’m obsessed with how these photos turned out! If you’re a bride and thinking about having your bridal shower photographed- do it! It’s so special to have photos to look back this sweet season of your life.
Lauren + Larry
When Lauren and I were planning their engagement session, she said her and Larry would be getting married in Cabo the following year and shyly asked if it was okay to bring Sombreros to wear in some photos for their Save the Date card. Right when she asked I thought to myself, “uhh YES!!” and “I’m definitely gonna like this girl.” Lauren and Larry had me cracking up during our whole session from their banter to “Dad jokes” it was such a blast. Lauren was the sweetest human and so stunning oh my goodness and Larry and I bonded over the fact that he’s a TCU grad and so was my dad (Go Frogs!) Did I mention these two were absolute champs for waking up for a sunrise session with me starting at 5am? Yep. It was so worth the extra early rise because the weather was perfect and we had our shoot locations all to ourselves! Thank you so much Lauren and Larry- come visit Arizona again soon!!