Wyatt and I watch the fire during our first family camping trip.
I am not one for big New Year’s resolutions but I do like to take a little time to reflect at the last 12 months. This was a wonderful year both personally and professionally. I had the privilege of documenting the engagements, weddings and babies of some truly lovely couples many of whom I now consider friends. I photographed all kinds of people both famous and ordinary in my editorial work. I traveled all over Arizona from Nogales to the Navajo Nation for photographic assignments. I have been surrounded by love and friends and family and I know how lucky I am. Because I am a photographer the best way I know how to express myself is with pictures so here are some of my favorites from 2011. I tried not to go overboard but I really couldn’t help myself. Thank you and happy New Year.
Part of what I love about engagement sessions is finding unique and interesting locations for each couple.
So many gorgeous brides and grooms! The middle photo is from a magazine cover shoot I did in the spring (Click here to see more)
There is nothing sweeter than to photograph maternity and newborn photos for past clients and friends.
This was a spontaneous memorial outside the University Medical Center in Tucson the day US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot last January. Click here and here to read more about my experience photographing the aftermath of the tragedy.
I was seriously jittery in anticipation of photographing Stephen Hawking (left) and I learned a ton about the Arizona/ Mexico border (right) during this shoot for Reuters. I have to say I get to do a lot of cool stuff as a freelance photojournalist.
Getting back out canyoneering was important to me after having Wyatt. Here my friend Eric rappels down Shake Tree Canyon.
Our trip home to Virginia to see my family.
These guys make me so happy!