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Timeless Love in the Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden photography

I think 50 years together certainly deserves a portrait session to commemorate the special milestone. I met this lovely couple at the Desert Botanical Garden for an afternoon of pictures. It was fun to document this moment in time for them and celebrate their long-lasting marriage!

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Desert Botanical Garden photography

Tempe, Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

I have been photographing this lovely family for many years now, beginning when their oldest boy was a baby! Even though they no longer live in Arizona I still manage to see their growing family once a year for a portrait session. This year, in matching outfits, the girls were simply a riot and I cannot get over how grown up their son is!

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

Tempe Arizona family photographer

The cutest wedding proposal ever!

surprise wedding proposal

Now, this was a truly special moment to be a part of as Bobby asked and Nicole said “YES!” But this was no ordinary proposal. Yes, he got down on one knee but the planning and execution that went into orchestrating this moment took time, care and creativity. At her ophthalmologist appointment unsuspecting Nicole read through a custom eye cart and slowly spelled out letter be letter, W.I.LL.Y.O.U.M.A.R.R.Y.M.E.? It took a minute for the letters to form a sentence in her mind and when it did, there was Bobby, diamond ring in hand on one knee. This man gets major points for originality and thoughtfulness! So awesome! But that was not all, a second surprise for Nicole awaited at the couple’s home where family was gathered for hugs and to celebrate! What an honor for me to have been there to capture Nicole’s reaction and the joy of the day!

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

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

Family and children’s portrait photographer


Happy smiling faces, cute kids and super parents fill this blog post. I have been busy with family portrait sessions the last couple months so here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!