Happy, confident, excited. That’s how I would describe this girl. She was all smiles when she showed up on location with her mom and her guitar. She was ready to do this and boy, did she ever. We had such a great time capturing her from every single angle (because, hey, they were all great!). Ready to head off to college; we talked about her goals, her high school stories, and her hobbies. As it turns out, she sings and she plays guitar! I’m never disappointed by my seniors and how amazingly talented they are. I even got to hear her play a few chords in between shots!
Such a fun and talented girl. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!
When a friend asks you take photos of her and her husband to celebrate their 15 year wedding anniversary, the answer is always I WOULD LOVE TO! I did love it too, everything about it and them. They were so goofy and cute together!
These two have FIVE crazy kids too! As you might guess, they have some pretty incredible stories and I was fortunate enough to hear some really good ones during this session. In fact, we did some hilarious photo recreations of their actual wedding day 15 years ago that I will never, ever forget! Luckily I got to see the original photos prior to the shoot, so I was 100% prepared for the shenanigans. It was such a fun day.
I should also mention that this girl is a kick-butt photographer herself, so I was completely honored when she asked me to snap these photos for her!
These were shot with my Canon 5D Mark III and my Canon 50mm f/1.2. See all of my gear here.
One of my favorite parts of working with new clients is getting to know them and learn the things that make them unique. I like to ask tons of questions and really get people chatting while I’m shooting away. I think it puts people at ease and allows me to capture their true personalities. And It’s icing on the cake when we end up having things in common, like a love for dogs!
I got to meet not one, but two new friends for this session. Freckles, the super cute 10-year-old poodle mix faithfully accompanied his super cute mom during this shoot. He just chilled and hung out with us while we did our thing. He even posed for a couple of shots, but honestly, he was more interested in checking out all of the other good looking dogs at the park, especially the ones that look like him!
We talked, we laughed, we got some great headshots, and we met several new furry friends!
These were taken with my Canon 5D Mark III and my Canon 85mm f/1.8. See all my gear here.
Not a day goes by where I don’t love being a photographer, but on certain days, my camera skills lead me to something new and something truly incredible. This was one of those experiences. I photographed a rodeo, documentary style, but not just any rodeo, the Special Kids Rodeo of 2017.
This was the 4th annual Special Kids Rodeo here in the Town of Queen Creek and just like in previous years, it was deemed a “day of yesses” for local children with special needs. Everyone here went out of their way to make sure each child had the time of their life, making the events possible for any child who wanted to participate, regardless of their disability. It. Was. Awesome. There were so many fun activities for the kids to do, I just followed a group around and snapped away. And let me tell you, I was honored, and humbled, and just plain thrilled to be part of this day, even just as a photographer. I was inspired by the kindness of the volunteers and overjoyed by the pure happiness of all of the participants. It was a day that really just made me happy to be alive.
These were all shot with my Canon 5D Mark III and my Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4. See all of my camera gear here.