Emily | Class of 2019 | Gilbert Senior Photographer

Seniors in the class of 2019 are doing their thing around here this week, finals, parties, and best of all GRADUATION! Senior photos are pretty much a wrap for this year, so I figured it was about time I get caught up on sharing! I met Emily at the Mesa Arts Center a few months ago for her senior photos. She has a beaming smile that lights up the world, and did an amazing job in front of the camera. Sometimes I have to work a little to draw seniors out of their shell, it can be intimidating to be the center of attention and have me, Mom and sometimes a few other people staring at you! Emily came ready to rock and roll, and I think what we created really represents her well! Congratulations Emily, get out there and crush your future goals!

Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos
Mesa Arts Center Senior Photos

V+L | Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding | Gilbert Wedding Photographer

My weekend dates are usually totally booked weeks, or sometimes months in advance, depending on the time of year. So when Vanessa contacted me a couple of weeks ago about shooting her backyard wedding in Mesa, I was super happy to be able to tell her that I could absolutely squeeze her in! While a lot of brides plan for months, YEARS even, backyard weddings often run on a totally different timeline. Often that means having to sacrifice some things when time is tight, but photography should not be one of them! If you are thinking of having a small wedding or elopement on a short timeline, scheduling your wedding for off-peak hours will help ensure you can snag someone amazing without too much notice. Whether your plan is the courthouse, or your own house, having some special photos to remind you of this huge day in your life is still important! Of course, sunset on a weekend is going to be tough, but late morning, mid-day, or even during the week, gives you a much better chance of finding a fabulous photographer who can fit your special day into their busy schedule. If you are planning your own small wedding on the fly, be sure getting your date on my calendar is one of your very first calls!

Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding
Mesa AZ Backyard wedding

Family Photos at Riparian Preserve | Gilbert AZ Family Photographer

The desert is blooming! My photographer heart is bursting with all of these amazing colors we are seeing around the desert right now. After a chillier winter and lots of rain, we are reaping the rewards in some amazing backdrops for family photos. And bonus, it’s staying cool way later than usual, so it is still totally bearable outside. What an awesome time to get a jump on those holiday card photos, while the weather is amazing and the landscape is too!

This sweet family took advantage of the Spring bloom at Riparian Preserve in Gilbert to update their extended family photos. These kiddos could be straight from a magazine, they know how to turn on the charm for the camera and they were troopers during our extended session, even right in the middle of dinner time. I was thrilled when, towards the end of our session Grandma asked if we could take a silly shot – my favorite! Bunny ears, funny faces, and the whole nine yards, I think it is a perfect memory. ❤️

Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos
Riparian Preseve Family Photos

Milkweed and Mimosas | Desert Botanical Garden | Phoenix Events Photographer

Spring is here! Nowhere is that more evident than the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the butterflies are everywhere! The Monarch Council celebrated Spring’s arrival with a fantastic event just for the gardens’ Monarch Society members, comprised of young professionals working to support the future of the gardens. After a light brunch (and of course Mimosas!) members were treated to a short talk about the benefits of Milkweed and how to help save the Monarchs. Each attendee was able to plant their very own milkweed plant to take home to further this mission. To cap off the morning, members were invited to tour the newly opened Butterfly garden, which is just a flurry of activity and packed with these beautiful creatures!

The Desert Botanical Garden is an absolutely breathtaking place to host events and weddings. The grounds could not be more beautiful, and the various venues within the gardens add character and a unique architectural style. The Binns wildflower pavilion might be my favorite spot in this very special location!

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Photographer Asea Tremp Photography

J+M | Mesa Backyard Wedding | Gilbert Wedding Photographer

Backyard weddings are my jam, friends! Don’t get me wrong, I love the thrill and the insanity that comes with shooting big weddings, but there is something so magical about a small, backyard wedding. The low key, intimate atmosphere lets all of the love of family and friends become the focus, and you can just feel it! Jessica poured her heart into all of the little details of the day, while still keeping things perfectly simple. I think her table cards summed it perfectly… Nothing fancy, just love.

After some quick I Do’s at their home, we snuck away for a quick session in the desert with the amazing Superstition Mountains as our backdrop. They are so breathtaking at sunset! Then we hightailed it back to the party, for an incredible Italian feast and a super laid back bar set up with Adopted Coffee as the main feature. Guests mingled around the gorgeous pool with the desert sun blessing us with the most beautiful sunset. Short, simple, sweet, and perfection. ❤️

Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019
Mesa AZ Backyard Wedding Superstition Mountains Asea Tremp Photography Mar 23 2019