2012 brought many joyful experiences. My son Wyatt started walking and talking, I photographed my first international wedding in Italy and I shot some interesting and exciting freelance assignments. I had my photos on billboards all around Phoenix and I met a whole lot of happy couples starting their lives together. I canyoneered in Switzerland, witnessed a rare partial solar eclipse while photographing a wedding and completely redid my website. Before looking forward to 2013 I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from 2012.
Florence at night. The view from Carol and Adam’s wedding at Villa La Vedetta.
So many cute kids and families!
Some memorable freelance assignments.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords smiles after saying the Pledge of Allegiance at Remembering Jan. 8 Vigil to Honor Victims and Survivors at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. Click here to read about my experiences covering this event.
Luz Tamayo, 28, of Glendale, Arizona is photographed with her children Erika Gonzalez, 7, (left) and Ivan Gonzalez, 10, at their Glendale home. Tamayo was brought to the U.S. illegally from Mexico when she was a baby, and was caught working illegally at a Sizzler in one of Sheriff Arpaio’s controversial raids. She is now facing deportation and the possibility of going back to immigration detention.
Barbara Quintiliani performs The Verdi Requiem during the Arizona Music fest 2012 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale. This is Quintiliani’s first performance in seven months. Click here to read more about Barbara.
Stewart Schroeder gives his wife Barbara Quintiliani a kiss in her dressing room immediately after her performance.
Rosa Maria Soto, 57, of Glendale, Arizona protests outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona during the federal civil rights trial against Sheriff Arpaio.
Dr. Leslie Boyer, director of the University of Arizona’s VIPER Institute (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response Institute) is photographed in the desert outside her home in Tucson.
Muhammad Ali sits on stage as he is greeted by actor Kris Kristofferson during Celebrity Fight Night XVIII at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Click here to see more celebrity photos.
The dudes I love the most.
Splashing in San Diego.
Hanging out with my parents in Tuscany outside of Florence, Italy.
Canyoneering & hiking with David and friends. Click here for all of our adventures.
Camping in the White Mountains.