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February 1, 2017

A hidden orchard, finding inspiration, and rediscovering film

It must be that gardening I did as a kid, because I love farms! Especially Martial Cottle Farm Park. Getting to have the outdoor portion of this photoshoot in the pear orchard was such a thrill, and we were really lucky to still have some fall leaves on the trees. Alyssa Kompelien is a local film actress and her experience definitely shi...

December 30, 2016

When Michael and I were in Phoenix for Christmas, I got to take beauty portraits of his mom, Barbara. She is one of the kindest, most gentle souls I know and I am so lucky that she is my mother-in-law. Along with being a wonderful mother to four grown children, she is also a librarian, speaks Spanish fluently, and volunteers in education at The Desert Botanical Garden. If you are ever in the...

November 26, 2016

It seems that the older I get, the faster time seems to pass. It feels like just a few years ago that I was photographing my brother Dan and his bride, Shannon, getting married on a beach in Mexico. Fast forward to this November and they are about to celebrate their eight...yes, eight-year anniversary! They are a couple who have grown stronger, closer, and more in love over the years, and it hasn'...

November 20, 2016

For the past couple of months I've been able to concentrate full-time on photography which has been such a blast! This photoshoot with Tabitha marks the first time I was able to put all my equipment and what I've been learning into practice. Plus, it was my first time working with a model and hair and makeup artist. I was super excited and utterly terrified at the same time! Danielle from Beauty D...

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