Phoenix Family + Wedding Photographer

Phoenix Family + Wedding Photographer

Hey you!

So listen, I have to tell you something. Wanna know the ins and outs, the passion, the fire that fueled all this?


How the heck do I manage to do both in being a Phoenix Family + Wedding Photographer?


I did weddings years ago and swore I would never look back. I secretly hated them. But hello, that was like 18 years ago?? I didn’t know what I know now. I didn’t have the skills I have now. I didn’t have a wonderful associate photographer teaming up with me. I literally had my husband as my second shooter with the camera. I was so inexperienced then.


It wasn’t until late 2020, I decided I was going to give it another shot at photographing weddings again and marketing them. Seriously, Amanda and Tyler – if you are reading this, you were my first “non-backyard” wedding at the Arizona Grand Resort in December. There were 2 more backyard weddings that I did that year, and in all fairness, it was 2020. I guess I just dropped a bomb on them. However, they had me for their engagement photos and the rest was history. I guess they trusted me, because it went very well.


Since then, I made it a goal in 2021 to just take on one wedding a month. And it truly worked out well, because I think I probably did just that. I think I ended the year with 11 or 12 weddings. So that was right on my goal.


Well, over the year, I realized that my long lost enemy became a HUGE love affair. Weddings became a secret passion that I thought was long gone. Couples, love stories, and weddings! I truly do love them now. And I want to book more! I love telling couples’ love stories. What’s even more cool is photographing a couple during their engagement session, getting to know them, and then showing up to the wedding and hearing everyone else’s stories about them, whether I am sitting at a table for dinner with the guests or hearing it from toasts. It’s amazing and makes my little heart sing a song.


Professional photographer coaches will tell you – only do weddings or only do families. Not both. Find your niche and stick to it. Truth is, I haven’t found my niche. Your niche is supposed to be what you are the best at, what you really get passionate about, and all that. I find myself torn because I get passionate about all of it.


Well, I’m here to tell you – I proved it wrong my first year. I balanced both weddings and family photography great. And I’ve grown in all of it.


And despite the saying, “Find your niche and ONLY stick to that one thing (weddings, babies, families, etc.)”, I realized that what I want is truly this…

``First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage...``

Truth is – this is where families begin. And I want in on every part of it. I truly enjoy and share passion in all of it. And I think that’s what makes me so good at my job (not that I am bragging – I am not – I’m sharing where my passions lie).


There have been a couple times now that I have photographed a wedding couple and that couple had kids and I’ve photographed family photos of them. I LOVE THAT! I love that I am now that couple’s family photographer too, not just their wedding photographer that shared just one day of their life. I am watching their family grow! And I got to be there the day of their union and see it blossom into a family! It is PRETTY DANG AMAZING!

photo showing bride and groom for wedding and then photo of bride kissing son during family photography
save the date photo of engaged couple
Couple's Engagement Photo
wedding photo of bride and groom in front of the Teapot venue in Downtown Phoenix, AZ
Couple's Wedding Photo
Couple's Maternity Photo

I live to do it all. Yes, that wasn’t a typo. I truly LIVE to do it all. I look at what I do and I think about if I were just a wedding photographer or just a maternity photographer or just a senior photographer at how bored I may be always doing the same thing over and over.


This is my jam. I am a creative artist and it’s when I photograph a family session, and then go and capture a senior session, and then capture a love story, that I get refreshed because I am creating different types of photos.


That’s it! I’m just sharing my heart with you. Hopefully you see a little of why my passion is what it is. And what I strive to be! I don’t want to just toss you after the wedding…I want to be there for every big day and moment of your story.

So now that I've shared my heart....let's be friends!

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