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I know Sarah and Partick have been waiting for this post - sorry for the delay guys :-).  Two weeks ago we photographed Sarah and Patrick's engagement shoot.  Though they used to live in Flagstaff, they are now living in Washington so this was our first time actually meeting face-to-face.  Just from talking with Sarah by email, I could tell she was someone I would instantly take to and sure enough I did.  Both Sarah and Patrick love dogs (they are both going into veterinary medicine) and of course, so do we ... plus, from her first email to me, Sarah said how adorable she thought Yoshi (our Old-English Sheepdog) was so obviously she ranked tops in my book real quick :-).


We began the shoot in downtown Flagstaff in a rather heavy snowstorm.  Does it look cold in the photos? ... heck yes it looks cold ... it was really freakin cold!  I have to give kudos to Sarah though.  She walked around downtown for over an hour with nearly bare feet (see photo illustration below) and never once complained.  Now that's dedication!  And let us not forget Patrick.  I must sing his praises as well.  In all our email correspondence, Sarah had warned me that Patrick harbors about as much enthusiasm for having his picture taken as he would for being hit by a Mac truck.  Look at these photos though ... he did an amazing job and was actually very relaxed ... great job Patrick!  You made us so proud!


For the second part of the shoot we made our way down the canyon into Sedona where snow changed over to a cold rain and still not one peep of discontent from either one of these two.  Sarah and Patrick, you were great to work with and it was fun getting to know you both!  Can't wait for the wedding at Snowbowl this summer ... we will keep our fingers crossed for a nice mix of weather conditions :-).

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Check our Sarah's shoes ... we were surprised she didn't get frostbite.

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Gotta love the pink gargoyles with icicles hanging from their heads :-).

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This comment was posted by Sarah about her photos, but was deleted by accident, so we have re-posted it below. Thanks Sarah :-)!!

Wow, these turned out great! You can't even tell that we're freezing our butts off in the snow pictures...I think the bad weather made for better photos :) Patrick felt really comfortable with you guys and we look forward to working with you again in August. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics! Thanks!

(02.11.09 @ 03:34 AM)

Courtney and Tyler had their engagement shoot a couple of weeks ago at South Mountain in Phoenix.  This is a fun place to conduct a photo shoot, but beware ... apparently you are not allowed to pull off at undesignated sights, as we quickly found out when the park patrol pulled over and politely asked us to move on.  They were kind enough to let us get in a few more shots before leaving though :-) ... and it was such good light too ... oh well ...


Thank you both so much for spending hours being dragged from one location to another ... hopefully you will think it was worth it :-).  You were both great to work with and we hope to work with you more at your wedding  in Colorado this summer!

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Erin and Erich live in Phoenix and planned a little weekend getaway to Sedona for their engagement shoot a couple of weeks ago.  We took advantage of the infinite beauty of Red Rock Crossing and the majesty of Cathedral Rock.  I never get sick of shooting here!


Erin and Erich, it was really nice getting to know you both better ... you were so much fun to work with.  Glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Sedona.  Looking forward to seeing you again in February for the big day!

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This past week we met with Michele and Josh to photograph their engagement shoot.  The shoot was held at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona per Michele's request.  She had seen this location on our blog and decided she wanted her photographs taken there.  The bonus was that the leaves are changing around Oak Creek adding a welcome element to the shoot.


Michele is originally from Michigan while Josh hails from Ohio ... both now live in Mesa.  They are having their wedding in a small town about an hour outside of Detroit in September.  This is part of why they chose Sedona.  The water and trees (in fall color) remind them of where they plan to marry.  They also wanted photos looking at Cathedral Rock while wearing rival jerseys from their home states ... what a cute idea :-)!  Their dog also joined us and was a real sweetheart.


Michele and Josh, it was a pleasure meeting you both and spending some time with you.  Thank you for being so willing to get your feet filthy with red rock soil for a few unique photos.  You were both so much fun and we hope to have the opportunity to follow you to China, Michigan to photograph your wedding :-).  Enjoy!

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Yes, this is me standing in the water to get the shot I wanted ... did I mention that the water was freezing ...

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On Sunday, October 19th, we headed over to the White Mountains to photograph Christie and Clint's engagement shoot.  Christie's daughter, Shelby, was also along for the shoot as was their new, adorable snow-white puppy - a rescue.  Though they all live in Phoenix, their wedding will be taking place in Greer next June, so it seemed an appropriate location for their engagement photography.


We had a great time and the leaves were in their full autumn glory!  We took the family to one of our favorite little spots, complete with old, weathered homesteads and a forest full of aspens.  Christie and Clint, thank you so much for doing all those funny little things we asked you to do ... no matter how strange they mey have sounded :-).  We hope you enjoy the photos and we can't wait to work with you at your wedding!!

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This was the sunset as seen from Hwy. 260. Not many sunsets make us stop driving, but this one was worth capturing!



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Melissa Dunstan:

Tina and Kevin, Your work never ceases to amaze me! These are artistic, creative and stunning images of Tina! I LOVE the new engagement session photos too! Nice new blog!!! Congrats!

(11.03.08 @ 04:26 PM)