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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

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

Chris and Nicole’s windy Scottsdale engagement session


Nicole and Chris know how to laugh together and their playfulness is contagious. I had such a good time photographing their engagement pictures on a very windy and overcast afternoon. Hair was flying everywhere but Nicole took it in stride and I love how these pictures turnout out. I can’t wait for their wedding later this year!

Chelsea and Adam’s desert engagement session

It was the first glimpse of springtime in the desert for Chelsea and Adam’s engagement session at the foot of the Superstition Mountains. We had a cloudless afternoon with big blue skies. After getting to know Chelsea and Adam a little bit better during our photo session together I can’t wait for this awesome couple’s wedding next year!

Mandy and Dillon’s desert engagement session

It was a perfect spring evening in Arizona for Mandy and Dillon’s engagement session. We found patches of wildflowers in the desert and had a gorgeous sunset. I can’t wait for their wedding next month!