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Retro Love Lifestyle Session | Bisbee, AZ | Diljot + Phil

This past labor day weekend was filled with lots of love, laughter and magical moments in Bisbee, AZ. If you haven't' been to Bisbee, please go! It's a timeless and charming location full of art, history and great food! I was so excited when Kring Fernando (Kring Fotography) agreed to shoot a couple's session with me. I love her artistic style and moody tones #goals and she is such a joy to work with! 

I also had the pleasure of photographing my stunning looking friends Diljot and Phil. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better couple to photograph this session! They were a lot of fun to work with and their love for each other is truly radiant. 

The aesthetics of the Airbnb was inspiring and fashionably nostalgic --- the perfect spot for a retro moody romantic theme! During the session, we set the mood by playing the Beatles live concert on an old record player and asking the couple to just love on each other. This session was like a dream where photographing felt more like dancing in the light to the music playing in the background. What an honor it is to be able to photograph real love.  

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Junkyard Collection 1

I absolutely enjoy collaborating with other photographers! I had the privilege of shooting with some amazing and talented photographers here in Tucson! Kring Fernando, a fellow photographer, introduced a group of us photographers to a junkyard owned by Scott and his lovely wife.

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Ruben + Priscilla Wedding// Skyline Country Club, Tucson, AZ

I am honored to have captured this stunning couple's big day! I first met Priscilla in my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona taking a Spanish class. I loved how down to earth she was and very kind! Over the years, I would come across a lot of people whom I've become friends with, including my photography clients, that knew Priscilla as a mutual friend. It amazed me how many people knew her! When Ruben and Priscilla asked me to photograph their wedding I was ecstatic! I'm extremely grateful to have photographed one of the most gorgeous couples I've ever met! I hope you enjoy the following previews from their wedding day :)

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Top Favorite Places for Photo Sessions in Tucson

Hi! I thought it would be good to update my list of favorite places to shoot portraits in Tucson as I've been getting a lot of questions about places that no longer exist! One of those places is the pecan grove on i-10 and sunset. I remember driving past it and looking for it. I was in disbelief that it was actually gone! That being said, I'm going to update my list of locations that I recommend shooting photos in Tucson!

1. Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

All my families loved it here and the staff that work here are super supportive and awesome! I didn't need a permit to shoot here but I always called ahead in case there was a wedding. 

2. Sabino Canyon

This is my new favorite place to shoot all kinds of portraits!

3. Agua Caliente Park

I first discovered this hidden gem while on a retreat. It's a magical little oasis in the desert where I can escape and take pictures for hours.

4. The University of Arizona Main Campus

There are numerous spots you can find on campus to take beautiful photos, such as Old Main, Orange Grove trees, and in front of the Forbes building, to name a few...

5. Cotton Fields in Marana

6. Maynard's Market Downtown Tucson

7. Barrio Historico and La Cocina

8. Downtown Tucson

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9. Degrazia Art Gallery in the Sun

10. Mt. Lemmon and Windy Point

11. Skyline Country Club

12. Starpass

While that is it for my list of my top favorite photo spots, the list can truly go on! Feel free to message me on here if you feel that you are struggling to find a place for your own session and need more suggestions. However, I would highly encourage you to explore on your own. Maybe if you take an alternative route than what you're used to, you may discover a location that you never thought you could find. And the best part would be making memories in the process!

// Adventures in Tombstone //

Every now and then my friend Mandy and I would take time to go on our "photo adventures", which usually involves choosing a location, theme and exploring new ways to shoot photos. On our most recent adventure, we decided to go to Tombstone, AZ and take western themed photos.  We had my beautiful friend Jade model for us as well. Originally, my plan was to incorporate smoke bombs in some of the photos for a more whimsical, surreal and dreamy effect. However, the weather had other plans for us as it was an extremely windy day! Nonetheless, I enjoyed the experience of meeting the people of Tombstone, navigating spots for a photo op and practicing shooting (not with a gun, although this is Tombstone). Below are some sample images from our photo adventure!

My Top 10 Photo Session Locations in Tucson, AZ

 

Tucson is a place where you can experience the natural beauty of the Sonoran landscape, with its unique sunsets and rugged mountain ranges, abundant desert wildlife, and strong cultural heritage. You may find yourself wandering through the colorful Barrio Historic neighborhood while just minutes away from the urban city. Tucson blends artistic, cultural, historical, southwestern, and urban surroundings to provide you with limitless possibilities when looking for a place to capture moments on camera. 

In this post, I highlighted my top 10 favorite places to shoot portraits in Tucson, whether they be for engagement sessions, family portraits, maternity photos, or senior portraits. Please be sure to keep in mind these locations as you decide to choose your own photo session spot.

Here we go!

 1. San Pedro Chapel

Built in 1932, this historic venue provides an elegant and intimate atmosphere for your engagement/wedding photos. 

 2. I-10 and Sunset Rd.

Located West of the I-10 on Sunset Rd., you will find a beautiful pecan grove and endless possibilities for photographing portraits. 

 3. The University of Arizona Main Campus

There are numerous spots you can find on campus to take beautiful photos, such as Old Main, Orange Grove trees, and in front of the Forbes building, to name a few...

4. Pinnacle Peak --Trail Dust Town

Probably one of my favorite places to shoot portraits and to simply have fun! Trail Dust Town is a beautiful western themed attraction that offers a historical outdoor shopping center and quirky areas around the park for your unique Old Western themed photographs. 

5. Agua Caliente Park

I first discovered this hidden gem while on a retreat. It's a magical little oasis in the desert where I can escape and take pictures for hours. 

6. St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church

A Historic church located north of Campbell. Built in 1936. 

 7. Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

8. Mission San Xavier del Bac

A historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, on the Tohono O'odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. 

9. Sabino Canyon

With soaring mountains and deep canyons, this location serves as an idyllic spot for a photo session in the desert. 

10. Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Where historical elegance meets modern and sophisticated luxury.

While that is it for my list of my top 10 favorite photo spots, the list can truly go on! Feel free to message me on here if you feel that you are struggling to find a place for your own session and need more suggestions. However, I would highly encourage you to explore on your own. Maybe if you take an alternative route than what you're used to, you may discover a location that you never thought you could find. And the best part would be making memories in the process!

 

 

 

Isaac's First Birthday Shoot

Shooting this family was a real treat. I was looking forward to taking their pictures after Joanna and I had planned on doing a themed photo shoot for baby Isaac's first birthday. This photo session was filled with laughter, joy, fun and a whole lot of cuteness! Happy first birthday, Isaac! 

Paul + Allison Wedding // Tucson, AZ

Yesterday, I had the honor of shooting my dear friend, Allison's wedding. I've known Allison for several years now and she is an amazing person who is super easy to talk to and fun to hang around with. I remember how we would spend time praying together, talking about God's plans for each of our lives, and discussing our hopes and dreams. I am so happy for her new marriage and life with Paul. 

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