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Jodie and Ben have fast become two of our favorite clients ... and friends :-).  To say they have treated us well is a gross understatement.  They are beyond thoughtful and a pure joy to know!!  You may remember them from their amazing wedding back in November at the Wyndham in downtown Phoenix.  Well, we finally got around to their day-after shoot and it was such a blast!

 

They decided they wanted to have it in Sedona as this was initially where Ben wanted to have their wedding ... this way they get the best of both worlds :-).  Their great friend, Sam came along too.  She did Jodie's make-up (as she did on the wedding day) and did an amazing job ... a real talent - she also made a pretty darn good photography assistant too :-).  We started at Red Rock Crossing and ended at Merry-Go-Round Rock.  Jodie and Ben love the theater and we really love these photos because they seem to do a good job of reflecting their personalities.  We hope you both agree!

 

It was so wonderful seeing the two of you again!  Thank you for dinner and Jodie, if you really want to have some Trash-the-Dress photos in the creek we would be happy to do those for you when it gets warmer (you would have frozen to death this time round) - no more checks though, this one would be on us :-).  Enjoy!!

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The next two photos are some of our absolute favorites!!
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Jodie:

Stunning as always, of course! It's because of you that we were able to have the best of both worlds. We are grateful to know such talented and creative people! Thank you! I may take you up on that "Trash the Dress Session"...

(02.27.09 @ 09:33 PM)
Cindy W.:

I cannot pick a fav some are mag cover quality and creativity. It left me with chills. After seeing your photos, it nailed the deal for an older couple's wedding. He was the arch for all the Apple offices.

(02.27.09 @ 11:30 PM)

The same day we participated in the Sedona "Group Shoot", we also had an elopement at Red Rock Crossing.  It worked out perfectly however, as we arrived with the group at Red Rock Crossing about an hour before we had to begin the elopement.  We photographed one more model, broke away and photographed our wedding and then re-joined the group at the tail end of the shoot.

 

The Elopement was that of Rebecca and Greg.  We met them the day of, as this was set up through their officiant - and our good friend - Maria Grace, of Two Hearts One Life Weddings, www.twoheartsonelifeweddings.com .  They were a wonderful couple and such a joy to photograph.  They even had a little visitor in the form of a curious puppy who had gotten off its leash and very much wanted to become a part of the festivities ... everyone enjoyed a good laugh :-).  The couple currently resides in Tucson, but will be moving in April to Greg's home country of Switzerland.  There they will have a large wedding with family and friends, but they first wanted to have a private and magical ceremony among the beauty of Sedona's red rocks.  It was a little windy and chilly, but aside from that it was picture perfect in every way! 

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February 13, 2009 // Fashion Shoot / Sedona
This past Saturday we participated in a "group shoot" in Sedona.  It was coordinated by Kadie and Joe of Pangburn Photography and they did an amazing job!  Most of the photographers we met were based in Tucson and Phoenix ... as a matter of fact, I think we were the only ones there from Northern AZ.  None-the-less it was our first time taking part in something like this and it was loads of fun!!
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Melissa Dunstan:

What beautiful images! I was so bummed I couldn't make this shoot and now I'm really, really sad! It looked like a lot of fun! Great job guys!

(02.20.09 @ 04:18 PM)

Last Saturday we photographed Ginny and Buddy for their engagement shoot.  Their wedding will be held in April in Phoenix.  We met in Sedona and headed to Red Rock Crossing and Merry-Go-Round Rock.  These two were so much fun!!  They have a great sense of humor and really like edgy, off-the-wall photos, so we had a great time.

 

Hope you enjoy these and we can't wait for the wedding ... we are going to have a blast :-)!

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

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kjuberg:

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)