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

Summer Weddings

Summer is not considered an optimum time to get married in Arizona because it’s a gazillion degrees outside. But summer is also a GREAT time to get married in Arizona, because dates are still open! For 2011, I am offering special pricing for summertime weddings. Contact me to arrange a consultation.

Summer Wedding

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

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.

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Sharett

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

Sweet Sheryl

Oscar and I went to Wickenburg with Sheryl a while back, to add to our portfolios. I’m sure you’ll agree that we got some really fun images, and Sheryl’s a delight to work with. You can see the whole set on my website. You can also see more of Sheryl’s work on Model Mayhem.

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Sheryl

Jennie’s Intimate Session

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Jennie. Jennie is as sweet as she is beautiful, and we had a great time. We got some amazing images, soft and beautiful, very classy stuff. The funny thing was that when I arrived at her place, she had a visitor — a skunk on the back porch, who I guess just dropped by to watch the proceedings. Maybe his name was Pepe le Pew, no? He was gone by the time we wrapped up. Maybe he realized that Jennie’s out of his league.

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Tracy Trashes the Dress

April 18, 2009, at The Castle at Ashley Manor, Tracy and Nick tied the knot. A delightful couple, fun and loving, the wedding was a pleasure to photograph. At the end of the evening, Tracy and her girls decided to cool off in the fountain, and that germinated an idea: why not do a trash the dress session? We met up in north Scottsdale and jumped in the pool. The water was cool, Tracy is beautiful, and the dress… well, the dress needed a little repair afterward, but BOY did we have a good time.

A Trash the Dress session is a great after-wedding portrait idea. It’s not necessary to destroy the dress; we can go out and have fun photographing you in your dress in situations and locations you wouldn’t normally go in your dress. Think of it as a modeling session with a twist. We can include a TTD session in your wedding coverage, or we can do a separate session regardless of who your original photographer was. Contact us for more information, and let’s go play!

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress

Tracy Trash the Dress