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From the first time I visited Arizona I completely fell in love with everything about the dessert. The neutral tones with a little pop of color here in there and that golden sunset make for the most gorgeous setting. Back in 2016 I met Brinde and Gus during a stylized shoot, here, I attended and fell completely in love with these two. I couldn’t believe how genuinely kind and loving they both were to complete strangers who were giving them a million different directions at once and amongst the chaos they were able to soak in every moment with each other. They are the kind of people when you meet for the first time you feel like you have known her for a lifetime and not to mention their love is incredibly raw whether it is off or on camera. So when I decided at the last minute I wanted to get together a quick stylized shoot while I was there in February I immediately contacted Brinde. Even before deciding to do this session I told myself two years ago after shooting the last stylized shoot with them that someday I would get these two in front of my camera again. So when Brinde contacted me back and said they would do the shoot I then began looking for other vendors available to work with me for the shoot. A piece of me however kept wanting to bring a part of home with me for the shoot so I reached out to my favorite Bridal shop here in Fort Wayne, One Fine Day. Gosh I love not only this bridal shop but every girl who works there! After exchanging a few messages and visiting the shop a few times we decided on the dress I was going to take with me for the shoot. The team at One Fine Day are incredible and if you happen to be looking for a wedding dress there is no doubt in my mind that this is the perfect place for you to go. I myself am not a Bride but the girls put in so much time and effort to make sure we found the perfect dress for this shoot, even after changing my mind a million times (lol). Once the dress was found I then reached out to several florist in the Scottsdale area. I knew I had wanted to keep this shoot simple since it was more of a last minute shoot but having a gorgeous bouquet was something that was incredibly important to me. Dana who owns The Floral Theory, a local florist out of Mesa, contacted me back and was so excited to work with me for the shoot. She was incredible in every way and made sure that the bouquet was everything I had ever dreamed of and more. To all my brides, I can’t emphasis enough how important it is to have an amazing florist! Flowers are SO SO SO important for giving your wedding an elegant and timeliness look. Not only do I use them during your portraits but they are used through out the whole day as well and as a photographer who finds the little details are so important flowers are what put the topping on the cake. So if I had any advice for you it would be to invest in your florist and your flowers! So excited to do more stylized shoots in the near future but until then I hope you all enjoy the hard work all of these amazing vendors put into this shoot. Thank you so much to everyone involved! <3

I also wanted to give a huge shoutout to my amazing husband at Unscripted Visuals who shot video for the shoot! Be on the lookout on his Facebook page for the final product!

Dress: One Fine Day Bridal
Florist: The Floral Theory
Models: Gus and Brinde
Videography: Unscripted Visuals 

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In a world of blush bridesmaids dresses, Hannah chose each bridesmaids to wear a pastel colored dress, and I love her for that! This one choice made such a chic statement throughout her wedding day! The pastels were incorporated perfectly, and their whole day was incredible! I have been waiting for their day for well over a year now, and I can’t believe it has come and gone. It was just has fun, loving and as beautiful as I envisioned that it would be!

I first met Hannah at Windsor where we both worked together and she was instantly someone I fell in love with! This girl is loved by everyone and can brighten up a room the second she walks in. When I met Zach for the first time there was no doubt in my mind that these two fun, crazy, loving people were absolutely meant to be together. Zach and Hannah are the kind of people you meet and instantly fall in love with and their whole day couldn’t have reflected how loved these two are by so many! Each detail was perfect from the gorgeous pastel bridesmaids dresses to the small details on the stunning dress Hannah got from One Fine Day Bridal here in Fort Wayne, IN! The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful, despite a few gust of wind we encountered here and there. You know how hard it is not only to bend over and shoot details 7 months pregnant but to do it in the wind? I will just let you envision that one for a minute and of course laugh because it was quit hysterical! Really it could not have been a more perfect day and I am so happy everyone turned out just as Hannah hoped it would! So thankful to have been with Zach and Hannah on their day. I just love these two and wish them the best of luck on their journey has husband and wife! <32017-06-14_0002.jpg
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Dan and Kristy invited Luke and I to Chicago this past Saturday to shoot their engagement session at some of their favorite places around the city! Dan works for the Chicago Cubs so it was only fitting that we stopped at the stadium first since the Cubs are such a huge part of their lives. We then ventured to one of Kristy and Dan’s favorite beach areas that overlooks the city which was absolutely GORGEOUS! After seeing it I can now understand why this is one of their favorite places to go to! Kirsty and Dan have the most unique love and both of them didn’t stop smiling the whole session. At one point Dan told me his face was hurting because he was smiling so much. Dan, I would say that is a good indication you are marrying the right woman! I am so excited to get to be a part of their day in November and if their engagement session was this amazing I can only imagine what their wedding day is going to be like! <32017-05-31_0002.jpg
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This past November I had the honor of attending one of the most amazing conferences in Phoenix Arizona called United. Before the conference started I signed up for a stylized shoot not knowing how amazing this would be. Ryan Lindsey, a wedding photographer based out of Scottsdale Arizona, put together this incredible shoot along side some of the most well known and talented vendors in the area (the list of vendors are below). The shoot was held in Mesa Arizona at The Gather Estate. Each and every detail was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for better models for the day! All of them were so calm, loving and patient in all of the chaos going on and never once complained. The stylized shoot included an engagement couple, anniversary couple, bridesmaids and a wedding couple as well as the most gorgeous details I have EVER seen! We also got to meet incredible other photographers from all over the United States and grow friendships along the way.

Lets begin with our wedding couple…

Everyone meet Mackenzie and Dylan some of the most genuine people I have ever met! With all of the craziness going on around them their love for each other never once was altered during the session. Poor Mackenzie wasn’t feeling the greatest either but never complained and kept smiling through it all. These two I swear were made to be models! Thank you both so much for being so kind and patient during the craziness. You both are truly an amazing couple and I seriously think you should consider taking up modeling as a full time job!

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Vendor List:

Styling/Coordinating | @ryannlindseyphotography
Styling | @stephwelch
Floral | @thewildfloweraz
Venue | @gatherestate
Bridal Gown | @bellalilybridal 
Bridesmaid Dresses/Jewelry | @bellabridesmaids @jillian.and.laura #bellascottsdale 
Cakes | @suzyBz_goodies
Macaroon Board | @ruzecakehouse
Rentals | @theeventcoaz
Invitation Suite/Calligraphy | @paperandposies
Hair | @vidogisalon
Makeup | @snmakeupartist
Swing | @altargrace
Groom’s Suit | @magroclothing
Wedding Rings | @rbscottsdale
Fabric/Silk Ribbons | @silkandwillow
Bridal Jewelry | @kendrascott
Styling Ring Box | @the_mrs_box

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Meet Brinde & Gus our anniversary wedding couple from the stylized shoot in Mesa Arizona at The Gather Estate! Can I just take a moment and say how beautiful this couple is. With a million cameras in their faces and everyone yelling at them from different directions to pose a certain way, these two never once stopped smiling and loving on each other. Brinde and Gus, thank you so much for being calm in all of the chaos and for letting us photograph your love. You both really are amazing and it was an honor getting to meet and know you both! <3

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Vendor List:

Styling/Coordinating | @ryannlindseyphotography
Styling | @stephwelch
Floral | @thewildfloweraz
Venue | @gatherestate
Bridal Gown | @bellalilybridal 
Bridesmaid Dresses/Jewelry | @bellabridesmaids @jillian.and.laura #bellascottsdale 
Cakes | @suzyBz_goodies
Macaroon Board | @ruzecakehouse
Rentals | @theeventcoaz
Invitation Suite/Calligraphy | @paperandposies
Hair | @vidogisalon
Makeup | @snmakeupartist
Swing | @altargrace
Groom’s Suit | @magroclothing
Wedding Rings | @rbscottsdale
Fabric/Silk Ribbons | @silkandwillow
Bridal Jewelry | @kendrascott
Styling Ring Box | @the_mrs_box

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