Caitlin & Nick: a Power Ranch Wedding {Gilbert AZ Wedding Photographer}

Monday, January 28, 2013

on a very beautiful day in November, the beautiful Caitlin and Nick were married.  

this dress was amazing.  so romantic with all those feminine layers.  and that sash, Caitlin and I are such sisters in style!
 the details were equally beautiful.  
 these was a fun energy in the air as the bride and groom bot ready for their first look!





i love a first look, it's so fun to give the couple a little alone time on this very special day.
Power Ranch is such a beautiful location for a wedding.  the green grass, and the san tan mountains provide such a lovely and serene backdrop.  



i love the uniqueness of each ceremony. as couples share their vows, each one shares a special bond as they look into each other and promise their lives to each other.  i loved this cute moment as Caitlin giggled during her vows  


 and finally, the happy couple!
 those boys just couldn't wait to see Nick's bling.  












 this reception was a party to rock the ages.  Nick and Caitlin obviously have a huge group of supportive and fun friends.  




they ended the night with a sparkler send off.  such a festive way to to end the party.  

in their album, i call this "the end" but in reality, this is the beginning of the rest of their lives.  Congratulations Caitlin and Nick!

Caitlin and Nick: Engagement Photos {Phoenix Engagement Photographer}

Thursday, January 24, 2013


i met this beautiful couple through The Knot.  they are both serving in the military and planning their Arizona wedding from the mid-west.  i was thrilled to shoot their engagement photos and finally get to meet them!  Caitlin wisely chose a more desert location to highlight their wedding location for their out of town guests.  
engagement photos

engagement photos

engagement photos

engagement photos
 these two were so cute together, and so fun to work with.  
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engagement photos
 Caitlin brought in little touches of pink, her wedding color, into the session. 
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engagement photos

engagement photos

engagement photos
and even in the summer, this couple got close and heated things up!

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engagement photos


engagement photos
thank you Caitlin and Nick for choosing me to shoot your engagement photos.  
stay tuned for more gorgeousness from their November 2012 wedding!  

Madeline's Five Year Portrait Photos {Gilbert Photographer}

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


so, since this little girl is about to be 6, and i'll have an entirely new portrait session to blog, i figured i better put her 5 year old portraits out there into cyber space, because they are way too cute to keep to myself.  

five is a really big year.  to me, it's the year your toddler really turns into a KID.  this is the thing i really wish someone had explained to me before i became a parent, how much you look forward to the changes and progress your children have in life, but at the same time how sad it is to see the old baby/toddler/child grow up!  so five year old portraits are a must!  it's essential to capture this phase of your child's life.  

she is in all her sweetness.  i was dying to catch some cherry blossoms, but sadly, the trees bloomed one at a time and for mere moments.  so this bouganvilla perfectly captured Madeline's new favorite color: pink!
5 year old portrait photos

5 year old portrait photos
 our second location was chosen to capture the mood of change. this year will be a big one for this big girl!
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5 year old portrait photos



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5 year old portrait photos

5 year old portrait photos
 oh the places you'll go! by Dr. Seuss  how does any parent make it though this book without shedding a tear.  it's so beautifully written and so perfectly wraps up the journey of life.  i saw an adorable idea floating around Pinterest about getting each of your childrens' teachers to sign a copy of this book and give it to them at graduation.  i haven't done that, but we do read this on the eve of the first day of school.  
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5 year old portrait photos


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 and she's off!  off to kindergarten, off to new friends and new adventures.  off to the whirlwind of school, where suddenly you turn around and your baby bird is leaving the nest!  

5 year old portrait photos
5 year old portrait photos
if you love to capture milestone moments in your child's life, don't forget to make Five Year portraits.