Archive for 'engagement'
(story by Cameron, photos by Cameron & Jamelle) Dustin called the studio to ask about photographing a wedding proposal at the Grand Canyon during his trip out west from Indiana with his girlfriend. I have always wanted to photograph an actual proposal so I made all sorts of arrangements to take advantage of the perfect light and setting. All our plans were foiled because Monday turned into 70mph winds and freezing cold temperatures. We had to go to “plan B” which involved some texting and fancy footwork rescheduling. I bet Dustin was getting anxious having to put the proposal off another day but we were determined to make great photos anyway. I thought we would be sacrificing the sweet sunset light but it turned out that amazing clouds formed that morning which gave us perfect light at noon! Erin was totally and completely surprised when Dustin popped the question as Jamelle and I played the incognito “tourists.” Erin and Dustin were beaming the whole session and I loved their giddy “we just got engaged” smiles! We had so much fun with this easy-going and sweet couple and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Kudos to Dustin for planning a special proposal for his future wife.
(story by Cameron, photos by Jamelle) We are thrilled to be working with Samantha and Brenan for their June Sedona wedding at Creekside Inn. Jamelle started the session with a quick bike ride around their Tempe neighborhood. Samantha really loves the Mill Ave bridge and overall had lots of favorite locations really close to their house, which makes this session special. When we plan engagement sessions with our couples, we truly want to make it personal and I love the variety these guys got. I had a lot of fun editing these images with Jamelle.
Flagstaff is a great place to take a break from the Phoenix/Scottsdale heat, especially for summer portrait season, which is exactly what Christine and Brendan did as they headed north for a weekend of cool mountain air. We hit a few of their favorite spots in town including the train depot. Of course, Flagstaff is known for the trains that roll through town about every 15 minutes, but as usual, as soon as you want something predictable they are no where to be seen. Finally , the 5 o’clock train made her debut for us. We also had to give “Ringo” his time out at the farm as well. ~Jamelle
Here’s a few of my favorite images that made me smile while editing this adorable couple- It’s hard not to smile with Ashley around. Paul and Ashley own a hobby farm down in Scottsdale, which we thought would be lots of fun for an engagement session; however, we decided to beat the heat and enjoy Flagstaff’s cool summer instead. I can’t wait for their wedding this fall. ~Jamelle
Jackie and Tyler had plans to get married in the Grand Canyon on April 14th but due to some difficult logistics they decided to have their ceremony at home in North Carolina. Since their trip out to Arizona was already planned, I did some engagement style photos for them at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon the Thursday prior. It turns out it was a blizzard on April 14th here in Northern Arizona and sometimes decisions in life happen for a reason. It was still windy and cold during our session. Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s going to be cold in Arizona considering the HOT Phoenix weather. These two were nothing but fun during the session and you would hardly know Jackie is pregnant (or cold)! Congrats to you on both fronts: marriage and baby! I know Jackie and “Maverick” will be great parents (already are).