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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

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

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

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

Chelsea and Adam’s Wrigley Mansion wedding

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Chelsea and Adam got married on a perfect Arizona winter day. Chelsea looked stunning in a fitted lace gown and I loved the red in Adam’s flowers and tie. Their ceremony had beautiful views of the mountains as guests sat in a semi-circle. To top things off Chelsea and Adam were blessed with an incredible sunset right in time for some pictures! The reception was fun with dancing and celebration. Congratulations Chelsea and Adam!

Click here to see their rustic desert engagement session.

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

 Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wrigley Mansion wedding photography

Wedding venue: Wrigley Mansion
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Courtney Giovanni
Flowers: Beloved Lily Floral Boutique
Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts
Wedding dress: Lillian Lottie
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Invitations & stationary: Be In Love Designs