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Taylor Upsahl, portrait of an artist

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl is a poised and beautiful young woman with a gifted voice and musical legacy. I photographed her for Phoenix Magazine’s May 2017 issue. The indoor images were taken at her home in the living room that also serves as a rehearsal space. I wanted the photos to be intimate and cozy. Music is a family affair, her father has been in touring punk and rock bands since he has 17 and Taylor released her first album at 14. For a second location I wanted the pictures to feel like Phoenix and the desert but in a place that gave Taylor height and purpose and possibility.

Click to read Taylor’s Spotlight in Phoenix Magazine.
Click here for more about Taylor’s music.

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Julia and Oliver’s Desert Botanical Garden wedding

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Julia and Oliver’s Desert Botanical garden wedding was an intimate evening with their closest friends and family. A beautiful and teary ceremony at the Ullman Terrace in the garden with a reception under the stars. There were so many fun details incorporating Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda and other personal touches. Congratulations Julia & Oliver!

Click here to see Julia and Oliver’s Flagstaff engagement session.

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Wedding venue: Desert Botanical Garden
Wedding coordinator: Effortless Events
Caterer: Atlasta Catering
Cake: Sift Bakehouse
DJ: Gold Ring Entertainment
Hair: Juut Salon
Makeup: Kelly Wisniewski Makeup Artistry
Wedding dress: Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Invitations & stationary: Minted

Amber and Josh’s Desert Botanical Garden engagement session

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

I have known Amber for years and we have talked about doing a portrait session for forever so I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to finally get her and her fiancé in front of my camera! Amber knows the Desert Botanical Garden very well and we had fun exploring some of her (and my) favorite spots. It was also wonderful to meet Josh! A perfect night and sunset didn’t hurt either. Congratulations on your engagement Amber and Josh.

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Patricia and Grant’s Tonto National Forest sunrise engagement session

Arizona desert engagement session

Sunrise with Patricia and Grant was simply gorgeous in the Arizona springtime desert. There is nothing quite like watching the sun come up and hearing the birds and taking pictures of two super nice people to start the day. I can’t wait for their wedding next year!

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Arizona desert engagement session at sunrise

Sweet baby Kate

Phoenix newborn photographer

Not long before this beautiful little miss was born I photographed a maternity session for one of my favorite families. To see Madeleine kiss her mom’s belly then hold her baby sister in her arms a few weeks later was so sweet. Love to this gorgeous growing family!

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer

Phoenix newborn photographer