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

Finding the Light

So I went out with a group of photographers and models a while back to play a game. The game was to “find the light”; we weren’t to augment existing light in downtown Phoenix at night. As a photographer, the only real tool I have is light. Without light, the best camera in the world cannot make a photograph (“photo” means light, of course).

This is a REAL challenge, and we had a blast. April tagged along as our model, and she is just so cute and game for anything, even though it was chilly and we walked around a lot. For those of you photographers out there, most of these were shot at ISO 3200, and noise reduction was done in Lightroom after the fact.

The full set can be found here. Click on Proofsets, and then on Finding the Light. 🙂

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

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

Senior Season!

It’s getting close to the yearbook deadlines for Senior Portraits! It’s also getting close to the holiday season, and what better gift can you think of to give than a beautiful custom portrait of your senior? 2life Photography will create unique, custom images that capture your senior as the mature young person he or she is. All of our senior portrait sessions include a complimentary yearbook headshot and a fun slideshow for a phone or iPod. And until the end of November, all senior sessions are 25% off the total package! This includes the sitting fee and prints, as well as any albums or custom canvas wraps as well! Contact me for more information and to schedule your session.

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

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.

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

Sheryl

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.

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Jennie

Rachel and Eric’s Engagement Session

Rachel and Eric are getting married in the Mesa LDS Tempe in October. Oscar and I did their engagement session Friday evening, and even though it was absolutely brutal outside at 111 degrees Fahrenheit, we had a great deal of fun. We started out at Tempe Town Lake and then moved into the blessed air conditioning ot eh Tempe Center for the Arts. I’d not been in the Center for the Arts before, as it was constructed after I moved away from that area, but it’s a lovely place to photograph. And did I mention that it’s air-conditioned? Rachel and Eric were real troopers; I thought they would melt, but nobody did.

The whole session can be viewed here.

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Rachel and Eric

Amberly and Andi

We had so much fun with Amberly last month that I couldn’t WAIT to shoot with her again. She brought along her friend Andi, and we we had a blast. Both of these young women are absolutely lovely, and loads of fun to work with. Editing the photos, I realize that there are so many good ones it’s almost impossible to choose only a few, so I think you’ll excuse me for posting so many.

Amberly’s photos can be viewed here.
Andi’s photos can be viewed here.

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Amberly and Andi

Gorgeous Gina

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Gina in a Gothic-type photo session. We met up on a Thursday evening in Scottsdale and shot for a couple of hours. Gina had come down from Kingman for a few days of sessions, and I was fortunate to get to work with her before her long drive back to Kingman. It was humid (for Arizona), and warm, and I’m sure she was exhausted but she didn’t look it.

Click here to see the images from this session.

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

Gina

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