Thursday, October 27, 2011

portraits, portraits, portraits! phoenix portrait photographer

it's that time of year. that we all say hallelujah! the heat is gone. we can all be nice again :)

before we start thinking of holiday presents & preparing big meals...
stop & think about scheduling a portrait session with me.

i'm offering a special for the next 3 days...

purchase a portrait session by october 31st & schedule it by the end of november
& you'll receive 15% off the package.

sessions are normally $300 for one hour on location.
with that comes: 30-40 images on a personal website & $100 product credit
that you can apply to canvas', prints, albums etc.

we're also running a special on our custom holiday cards. email me for details.
my sister has designed some amazing ones this year!

here are a few of my favorites from last year:

happy fall!

sweet micah

finn, maya & i went over to hang out with emma's new brother, micah. he is a sweet pea if i ever saw one!

i brought my camera for a lil mini session.

here's the babe for you to oogle over.

2 weeks new.

seriously sweet kid.

he got this look from his father. hmmmmmmm.

i just wanna nibble on him!!!!

a few with mama...

i adore this one.

so sweet.

big sis wanted in on the kissing action. love this one!

all snuggled & comfy in his wrap!

& this is what the other yard apes were doing while we were taking pictures!

congratulations stoli, melissa & emma!!!! this lil boy is very lucky.

Monday, October 17, 2011

stephen & sarah; washington d.c. wedding photographer

people often ask how i get to travel for my weddings... word of mouth. i shot chris & jessica's wedding in october of 2009. one of jess's bridesmaids jennifer, told her friend sarah about my work. we hit it off & a few weeks ago i had the pleasure of flying out to washington d.c. to document their wedding!

it was a gorgeous day in beautiful venues. and the sweetest couple!

love the shoes.

sarah getting ready in a closet in their church :)

Their church St. John The Baptist, a russian orthodox cathedral, was absolutely stunning.

love this:
"The Sacrament or, more properly, Sacred Mystery of Marriage does not unite a man and a woman. Rather, it is the Church's recognition of a union that God has already begun to work in their lives." (thanks wikipedia!)

the ceremony itself was beautiful, too. so many interesting aspects. the best man puts the rings on the couples fingers three times, exchanging the rings each time. three times symbolizes the holy trinity & that everything they do is blessed by jesus.

the couple guided by the priest walks around the center platform, three times.

which wouldn't be too difficult ordinarily, except that a member of the wedding party has to follow while holding a crown over the couples heads!

i love the simple, understated seriousness of this one.


& then we headed to the strathmore mansion for the reception.

here are a few portraits that we were able to squeeze in before dinner was served!

i love that look you're giving her stephen!

the wedding party looking awfully dapper.

so beautiful.

sarah's mom & brother.

first dance.

& then the party started! stephen with his sister & sarah is with her date.

stephen's brother & sister n law.

grand exit!!

i must thank felicia & her team with celebrations made simple -the night flowed smoothly thanks to her!

sarah & stephen... what a wonderful day. thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. i wish you many, many years of red lipstick kisses!!