Trashing the Dress

I am always looking for beautiful ways to make art and have fun at the same time, so when Alexandra contacted me to do a Trash the Dress session, I was all over it. Not only is she extremely beautiful, but we had the perfect location in mind and everything — weather, light, temperatures, and location — came together in a perfection that is truly rare. There are so many shots I love from this session that it’s almost impossible to choose which I love the best. So here is a small sampling.

The thing about Trash the Dress sessions is that it’s not actually necessary to destroy the dress; most times, and soiling that happens to the dress will come right out with a quick brushing or a cleaning, and in this case that’s exactly what happened. Alexandra’s dress, even though it was in the river, cleaned up just fine afterwards. So if you’re planning on keeping your dress, we can always find a way to do a unique, fun shoot in it and not do irreversible damage to it.

Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session

I LOVE Maternity Sessions — and This One ROCKS.

I love shooting maternity sessions; I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than a new mother. She has a glow around her that can’t be found anywhere else, and that happiness is contagious. Please contact me for information about my Maternity sessions and products available.

I was blessed last Saturday to be invited to shoot a maternity session for Trina and her little girl Brynlee, who is doomed to be the most girly-girl little baby on the planet! Trina’s adorable and can’t take a bad picture, and we just laughed and laughed and laughed during the shoot. She wanted to shoot with all the food she’s been craving during her pregnancy, and also with the (seemingly) MILLIONS of pairs of shoes Brynlee already owns.

Trina's Maternity Session<br?
Trina's Maternity Session
Trina's Maternity Session
Trina's Maternity Session
Trina's Maternity Session

Lisa & Jesse, 19 March 2011

Saturday’s wedding at The Phoenician in Phoenix, AZ was a long one, a beautiful one with a lovely couple and delightful families. Anne of One Fine Day Photography and I were privileged to photograph the wedding of Lisa and Jesse, and we had plenty of time to make beautiful photos for these two doctors who have pledged their lives to helping people who are ill. A fantastic day with a deserving couple who are truly well-matched!

Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse
Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse
Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse
Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse
Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse
Wedding, Phoenician, Lisa & Jesse

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Him

So what DO you get for him for Valentine’s Day? Tickets to the game? New tires for his car? Um….

You know he loves you, and you know you love him. The best gift you can possibly give to him on Valentine’s Day is a gift just for him, a gift that is ONLY for him — the gift of you.

An elegant, tasteful boudoir or intimate photography session is a beautiful way to show your love for him. Make him a beautiful photo album, a large canvas art print for your bedroom wall, or a personal series of boxed photographs, and he will always cherish your gift to him.

Schedule your session soon, to allow for the most timely delivery of your images.

Valentine's Day Gift -- a Beautiful Boudoir Session

Allison and Kyle Engagement Session

Allison and Kyle are getting married in October at L’Auberge in Sedona. They are such a lovely couple, fun and sweet together. Good-looking, too, but that’s just a bonus to how much fun we had shooting in a gazillion degree heat in Scottsdale. We couldn’t tell that they were sweating like crazy, because the photos came out so well. Engagement sessions are included in most of my wedding coverage packages. If you’re getting married somewhere else, I can do an engagement session for you here in Arizona too! Contact me for details and to schedule a consultation.

Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle

Spring is in the air… the Stork is on his way

Okay, it’s actually summertime. Sharett and Matt came over for the first of a series of maternity photo sessions. We had a great time, and Sharett is SO CUTE with her baby bump just poking out. Mothers-to-be have a glow about them that feeds the soul, and when we added Sharett’s husband Matt to the photos, it got truly special. I am very excited to document Baby’s development. 🙂

2Life Photography offers a variety of beautiful, non-traditional maternity photography options, including complete pregnancy series photos, canvases, albums and photo box sets. E-mail me or call/text at 480.338.3713 for more information.

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

Sharett

A Non-Traditional Maternity Session

Jen is a non-traditional person and an excellent photographer in her own right, and so when she contacted me to photograph her Bump I was very excited, because I love maternity photography. A woman who is pregnant has a glow about her that I love to capture, and I think you’ll agree that Jen has that glow. We shot until there was no light left to even focus with, and had loads of fun. Here are a few images from the session; there will be more later, as I complete the editing process. Enjoy!

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

Maternity Photography

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is coming up and what could be better than giving yourself, your loved one, your spouse a special gift? An Intimate or Couple session is a great idea; personal, beautiful, and tasteful. 2Life Photography offers a variety of beautiful products that make perfect gifts, from wedding-style album, canvas gallery wraps, and beautiful custom portrait prints. Call or e-mail to schedule a consultation.

Beautiful Intimate Photography by 2Life Photography