Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen Contestant- Mimi Hymel

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

I had a pleasure of photographing a portrait session for Mimi, Miss Surprise Outstanding Teen, before the statewide Miss Arizona Outstanding Teen competition. She wanted to incorporate the Arizona flag and it’s bold colors in the gorgeous desert setting at the Desert Botanical Garden. I simply loved her rich green ball gown in the lush herb garden and pale blue gown among the organ pipe cactus. At one point Mimi was in her blue gown when a little boy walked by along the trail, as he passed and he said “hello” to Cinderella. I have to agree she certainly looked like Cinderella at that moment!

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait sessionMimi and her sister

Five-day-old baby Elyse

newborn portrait session

Sweet and snugly baby Elyse was all of five-days-old when we met for her first official portrait session. She was a perfect angel, dreaming in pink and surrounded by love. Congratulations to her wonderful parents, Michelle and Brad, and of course her older brother.

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

newborn portrait session

Gina and James magical Sassi Scottsdale wedding

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Gina and James had the most romantic and fun wedding at Sassi in Scottsdale. Gina looked so gorgeous and I loved all her darling little flower girl helpers as she got ready. Instead of doing a “first look” together Gina and James opted for a “no look” before the ceremony. A strategically placed door and a trust exercise with James’ eyes closed made for a joyful little moment for this couple before the wedding. After the wedding ceremony it was a huge dance party and I especially liked how Gina’s ruffles disappeared for the reception. With a sparkler exit to end the night the whole day was simply perfect!

Click here to see Gina and James’ super dreamy engagement session!

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Wedding venue: Sassi
DJ: Got You Covered
Officiant: Mike Kennedy
Flowers: Lux Florist

Jeanette Cornell - May 27, 2017 - 5:12 pm

All of the pictures are beautiful. It’ll be hard to chose some favorites.

Thank you for capturing their love for each other in the photographs.

Jeanette

The cutest wedding proposal ever!

surprise wedding proposal

Now, this was a truly special moment to be a part of as Bobby asked and Nicole said “YES!” But this was no ordinary proposal. Yes, he got down on one knee but the planning and execution that went into orchestrating this moment took time, care and creativity. At her ophthalmologist appointment unsuspecting Nicole read through a custom eye cart and slowly spelled out letter be letter, W.I.LL.Y.O.U.M.A.R.R.Y.M.E.? It took a minute for the letters to form a sentence in her mind and when it did, there was Bobby, diamond ring in hand on one knee. This man gets major points for originality and thoughtfulness! So awesome! But that was not all, a second surprise for Nicole awaited at the couple’s home where family was gathered for hugs and to celebrate! What an honor for me to have been there to capture Nicole’s reaction and the joy of the day!

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

Dennis and Amanda’s Sassi Scottsdale wedding

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Amanda was accompanied by her two lovely young daughters as she walked down the aisle towards Dennis on a beautiful day on April. It was a blue sky afternoon for this intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. The outdoor wedding was followed by dinner and drinks in the cozy dining room at Sassi. One thing Amanda wanted captured was pictures of her and Dennis after dark once the sunset behind Pinnacle Peak and all the twinkle lights came on in the Sassi courtyard. I always love how the outdoor space at Sassi has so much character at night! Congratulations Amanda and Dennis!

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Wedding venue: Sassi
Flowers: Lux Florist
Cake: Honeymoon Sweets Bakery
Ceremony music: Allegro Quartet
Officiant: Larry James
Wedding dress: JJ’s House
Bridesmaids dresses: JJ’s House