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Favorite moments 2012

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.

Italy & Switzerland adventure vacation.

Canyoneering & hiking with David and friends. Click here for all of our adventures.

Camping in the White Mountains.

Angela and Justin’s Sassi wedding- Scottsdale, Arizona

Angela and Justin were married at Sassi, a venue with the charm of a Tuscan villa set against the Arizona desert. Angela looked beautiful in a flowing and ruffled ballgown. The wedding colors were a pretty combination of pink and lavender. In my opinion the highlight of the wedding reception was when Angela’s cousin from Chicago played the blues for the couple, it was really wonderful. Both Angela and Justin couldn’t stop smiling all night.

A text to Angela the morning of the wedding.


Wedding venue: Sassi
Sassi wedding coordinator/ Director of Sales: Bernice Hertzfeldt
Officiant: Jim Hushek
Flowers: Bliss Occasions
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
DJ/ Band: Phoenician Sound Service
Hair: Ann Hughes Hair Design
Makeup: Artistry by Azure


Lauren and Darren’s Cave Creek engagement

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

For Lauren and Darren it was important to incorporate the outdoors into their engagement pictures. We chose to shoot in Cave Creek where there is an abundance of rugged desert and big cactus. With the exception of some people on horse back in the distance we had the quite landscape all to ourselves. Thank goodness Lauren brought some comfortable shoes because the shoot included a mini nature hike.

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement picturesMaking our way down a faint and overgrown trail.

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Cave Creek Arizona engagement pictures

Kai and Josephine’s Scottsdale engagement

I met Kai and Josephine for their engagement session in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale. We had fun walking around and chasing geese. I can’t wait to photograph these two again at their wedding next year!

Jennifer and Neeraj’s Ahwatukee wedding- Phoenix, Arizona

Jennifer and Neeraj were married at a beautiful ceremony at Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee. The reception followed at Foothills Golf Club, a scenic desert location with an awesome staff. Jennifer had a fantastic dress that converted to cocktail length for the reception. I also loved her purple color scheme and gorgeous cake. The reception had a lively mix of country, pop and punjabi music that got everyone on the dance floor. Thank you Jennifer and Neeraj for letting me document your special day!

Ceremony: Mountain Park Community Church
Reception: Foothills Golf Club
Foothills Golf Club wedding coordinator: Laurie Stricklin
Flowers: Flowers by May
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
DJ: Windy City DJ