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Jenn and John recently contacted us to ask if we did post-wedding photo sessions. We told them we did and the date was set. These sessions are generally referred to as trash the dress sessions, however we recently decided to give our sessions a fresh, new name. We now call them our Couture Sessions. We feel the name better represents to type of shoots we conduct. Yes, we have some brides that get into the water in their dress but that is only if they decide they want to. Our objective with these shoots is to go to amazing locations in amazing light and produce spectacular and inventive images!

We did not photograph Jenn and John's wedding and while they loved their wedding images they simply felt they didn't have enough time to get a lot of images together. Unfortunately this is not uncommon on a wedding day as time frames for couple portraits are often short and hectic. This is why these sessions are so much fun. They allow for plenty of time to move around to get the best shots possible! We took Jenn and John to the amazing Superstition Mountains in east Phoenix and even played around with some night shots. We had such an amazing time getting to know these newlyweds and creating these images!

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Kendra and Kyle were married back in 2011 and we absolutely love them!  They not only had an amazing wedding but they were also up for anything at their trash the dress session.  Needless to say, they are a fun couple to work with.  We were thrilled when they contacted us over the summer to let us know they were expecting their first baby!  We scheduled Kendra's maternity session for late September as little baby Jack was expected to arrive by mid-November.  The maternity session was held in the Superstition Mountains just east of Mesa and we had such a great time!  See their wedding photos here and see their trash the dress session here.
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Hailee and Troy are good friends with past clients, Megan and Jeff (who we just love by the way,) and contacted us to do their Trash the Dress shoot.  Hailee is a cheerleader for the Phoenix Suns and they both look like they belong in the pages of a fashion magazine!

We conducted the shoot quite a few months back when it was still pleasant and cool in Phoenix.  We went to a new area of the Superstition Mountain Range that we had not been to yet and we LOVED it!!  Have to go there more often for sure!

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Melissa - Tangled Lilac Photography:

Bravo! Love this session so much, every photo reflects the couples personalities and your incredible skills! Love looking at your work. It's an inspiration!

(08.12.12 @ 03:15 PM)

 

 

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Kelly and Steve contacted us last spring to do a Trash the Dress Shoot for them.  They had recently been married out of state (we didn't photograph their wedding) and while they loved their wedding photos, they felt they were lacking in the "creative couple formals" area.  They also wanted to incorporate their adorable bulldog puppy into the shoot ... he was so freakin cute :-)!!!  We headed out to the Superstition Mountain Range east of Phoenix and it turned into a super fun, amazing session!

 

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Kelly's eyes are amazing!
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HOW CUTE IS THIS PUPPY :-)!!!!
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This looks worse than it is ... we all thought he was peeing on the dress, especially Kelly, as you can gather by her expression, but he changed his mind.  Kelly said she wanted to trash the dress, but not quite that much :-).
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This was their puppy's first play time in water ... he had a blast :-)!
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Nelda King:

LOVE her dress. The dog is adorable. :) Love your shots (as usual). The water fall was beautiful.

(01.14.11 @ 04:08 PM)
Arnold M. Wilson:

Great combination of beautiful nature, weddding dresse, dog and water. Everything looks perfectly!

(01.17.11 @ 03:09 PM)
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Caitlin and Dave really wanted a trash the dress shoot along with their package and we are so glad they did!!  We headed out to the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix and had an amazing session which, as usual with our trash the dress shoots, ended in water!  Thanks you two for trusting us to create these wonderful shots and for following us down every dirt road back there to locate the ever elusive "water trees" :-).

 

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Nelda King:

LOVE the shot with her & the church. So amazing!

(01.14.11 @ 04:10 PM)

Last month we met up with Heather and Matt (and their two puppy dogs) to photograph Heather's maternity shoot in the Superstition Mountains in Phoenix.  These two are very special to us.  We clicked from the moment we met to discuss their wedding (which took place almost two years ago now.)  Now we are happy to share in their first pregnancy and birth of their little baby, Ava, who we are meeting for the first time tomorrow to do her very first photo shoot :-)!  Thanks guys ... as always, we loved hanging out and catching up!

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Kristin and Kyle have been coming to us for various portrait shoots for the past couple of years including their engagement shoot and Kristin's bridal shoot (their wedding was out of state and they had a photographer friend shoot it) and now they are back because they are having a baby!  Kristin wanted maternity photos and then newborn photos once he was born.  She was a little over 8 months when we conducted her shoot in the Superstition Mountain Range on the east side of Phoenix.  She really didn't look it though ... I think it must be the height (Kristin is 6'.)  We love these two but unfortunately it look as though our shooting foreys will soon be ending ... they are most likely moving to Kentucky.  We will miss you two!!

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Now that I am finally caught up on my wedding postings, I have a chance to post some personal stuff, and it has been accumulating so get ready :-).

 

Back in April my friend, Phuong, came to visit me.  We have been friends for a very long time and I hadn't seen her in 10 years, so it was a wonderful visit.  She stayed for almost 5 weeks and in that time we just had to make her play dress-up and do a couple of trash-the-dress shoots at some fabulous Arizona locals!

 

We had an absolute blast doing these shoots and quite a bit of planning went into them.  We wanted them to be very haute couture with heavy makeup, sexy stockings, costume jewelry, a really hip black wig with blue highlights mixed in, oh ... and some peacock feathers thrown in as a headdress for good measure :-).  Our backdrops would be the Grand Canyon and the Superstition Mountain Range.  The Grand Canyon shoot was amazing and Phuong was so excited to shoot there, but that excitement was tempered as the sun began to drop ... it was freezing cold.  You would never know it by the photos though.  She looked stunning in every image!!

 

Stay tuned for our month-long adventure as "Tina and Phuong take on Arizona" - coming soon!

 

The Grand Canyon Shoot ... always love the wind at the Canyon!!

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Phuong is such a ham :-).
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A little makeup change and a few peacock feathers to mix things up.  This is one of my favorites!!!
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The sunset shots are sooo cool ... I just couldn't settle on one.  It was cold though, very cold!
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Another major favorite!!!
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Phuong was so excited to see this!  She just had to pose with Yo Samity Sam :-).
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Thanks Phuong ... you looked beautiful!!
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Josefin Wahss:

How fun!!! That dress was well spent money, Tina!! My better half was totally spellbound by the Superstitions, still talking about those mountains weekly! I was more into Grand Canyon, that is Yaki point, isnt it?!? I can see the trails we walked, both South Kaibab and Tonto... Great shots!

(07.09.09 @ 04:12 PM)

A couple of weeks ago we met with Jodee and Todd for a Trash the Dress shoot.  Jodee and Todd were married out of state in Louisville, Kentucky last October and Jodee contacted us because she wanted one last shoot in her dress before she either sells or donates it.  She also just wanted to make some fun photographs with Todd where they didn't have to worry about timelines or getting the dress dirty :-)!

 

We met up at the Mesa Arts Center (a really cool location for shooting) and finished up in the Superstition Range.  We have to give props to both Jodee and Todd because it was sooooo disturbingly HOT ..... 105 degrees hot!!  Needless to say we had to take many breaks for water and shade so no one would end up in the hospital with a heat related illness :-).  They really did an amazing job and never once complained.  We even let them have fun at the end of the shoot at the Arts Center, allowing them to take a dip in one of the many fountains.  Made for fun photos too :-)!

 

Jodee and Todd, it was such a pleasure meeting and working with you both!  You were so nice, fun to be around and wonderful at posing for the cameras :-).  By the way, I just have to throw this out there because I was thinking it the whole day and never mentioned it ... I really think Jodee looks like a young version of Jodie Foster - who agrees??  Thanks guys and enjoy!

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Beautiful light!
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Playing in the fountain and Todd helping Jodee put hers shoes back on afterwards ... so sweet.
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Love these shots ... Jodee and Todd look so amazing!!
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A bench in the middle of the desert ... I love random things like this :-).
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OK, the bird is awesome ... perfect timing on the bird's part :-)!
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