there is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.”  graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. ~orrin hatch an afternoon with kailee & her mom at sahuaro ranch park for… Continue reading

angela & tom are engaged!

it’s funny to me that it seems like i’ve known angela & tom for years now; they’ve both been a part of 2 other weddings i’ve photographed.  so when angela told me they… Continue reading


spencer & his mom spent an afternoon with me on both the ccv campus and in the community of vistancia for his 2010 senior photo session a couple weeks back.  these are my… Continue reading

abrahamson family

i spent a morning a couple weeks back chasing the adorable abrahamson girls around dc ranch marketstreet.  wouldn’t you know the best part was picking all the flowers?  thank goodness dc’s well stocked… Continue reading


babies need social interactions with loving adults who talk with them, listen to their babblings, name objects for them, and give them opportunities to explore their worlds. — sandra scarr check out jana… Continue reading

a superlative blending of families

family life is full of major and minor crises — the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce — and all kinds of characters.  it is tied… Continue reading

~.~ a gray day in locket meadow ~.~

some of my best memories with my husband are the times spent outdoors.  last fall, around the time of a usual four-wheeling trip, we instead spent a rainy day in lockett meadow near… Continue reading

~.~.~ new year’s weekend 2009 ~.~.~

i grew up in the outdoors.  i’ve been blessed to learn of the creatures of the desert, the splendor of a flash flood, the secrets of the mountains, the beauty of the uninterrupted… Continue reading

kim & her family

another wonderful morning spent photographing a family at dc ranch.  you can’t even tell it’s cold right?  what’s with this arizona weather?! thank you jennifer lutz for the referral!  you’re amazing!!

a special day with the family

sometimes families come together for holidays.  sometimes for weddings.  and sometimes an event happens that brings the family together for a gentle, yet powerful reminder of how important a family is.  those moments… Continue reading

little vivian’s debut

if one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. i think that i see something deeper,… Continue reading

a perfect peworski christmas

fam-i-ly noun ~a person or people related to one another and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy. what a great definition.  and how amazing to be a part of… Continue reading

a beard family christmas

if you never did, you should. these things are fun, and fun is good. ~dr. seuss i’ve had the pleasure of photographing the beard family since tiff was pregnant with her youngest boy,… Continue reading

rachel & jeff say “i do!”

i love my job. i get to meet some of the most amazing people & be a part of some of the most important events of their lives.  i am truly blessed! rachel… Continue reading

alexis & mikey say ‘i do!’

halloween this year was spent photographing alexis & mikey’s gorgeous wedding & reception.  you’ve never seen such a spread!  dozens of carved pumpkins & gorgeous fall foliage adorning the tempe center for the… Continue reading

a family that smiles together smiles forever

‘today you are you, that is truer than true. there is no one alive who is youer than you. ~dr. seuss oh, the pleasure of reconnecting with old friends. rachel would be one… Continue reading

heather & chris say ‘i do!’

‘marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.’ ~ralph waldo emerson oh, where to start…  i met heather & chris several months back for our initial consult.… Continue reading

fite law’s newest attorney

there’s always a time in your life when you look back on some major event & think, ‘could that have turned out better?’ and sometimes settling a case isn’t as simple as negotiating… Continue reading

it’s a family affair-all boys!

cassie was one of my very 1st clients from way back when.  she needed a photographer for a class reunion.  i needed experience.  and it’s because of that shoot that i’ve had many… Continue reading

attorney anyone?

i generally shy away from shoots for working professionals.  they’re more often than not going for a certain look on a certain backdrop with a certain uniformity.  it’s just not my style.  but… Continue reading