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Introducing Sam & Makenna Whitworth

If you follow my blog, you may remember THIS wedding of Breegan and Gideon Arnett that I shot last summer in Portland, Oregon. The bride, Breegan, is the oldest daughter of a good friend of mine from high school.  It was so great to see Debbie, husband Rich, and her five kids.  I hadn’t seen her three oldest girls since they were toddlers and I had never met her two boys, and here they are all grown up.

This summer, her second daughter, Makenna got married!  And again, I had the opportunity to fly to Oregon to stay with them and shoot her beautiful wedding.  Last summer when I was in Oregon for the wedding Makenna was telling me how she was heading off to Brigham Young University in the fall for college.  Shortly after she arrived at BYU she met a handsome young man from Idaho, named Sam Whitworth.  And, as they say, the rest is history!  He came home and met the family.   She met his family, and soon they were engaged.

Sam and Makenna were married in the LDS temple in Portland, Oregon on June 7, 2014.  Last year while I was there it rained, a LOT!  Which I was not used to.  But this time I felt a lot more at home with beautiful clear blue skies and warmer weather.  Take a peek at Sam and Makenna’s perfect day.:

 

If you enjoyed this little sneak peek at Sam and Makenna’s big day, then take a look at their whole story on their slideshow HERE.

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Meet Katherine Smith

I recently had the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented and beautiful Katherine (Kate) Smith.  While Kate was getting her Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University–Idaho she developed a passion for music and performance and she knew that was what she wanted to do for her career.  She recently received her masters at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and is now pursuing her dream as a professional opera singer.  The day we selected for our shoot just happened to be incredibly windy.  But some how, between my light stand constantly blowing over, and Kate’s infectious laughter, we got some amazing portraits.  Kate, I will work with you ANYTIME! 

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Welcome Lil’ Mr Hudson to the world

 

A couple of years ago I was privileged to do the newborn photos of sweet little Lorelai Cooper (you can see her session here).  Mom and Dad just had a new baby, Hudson, and now I had the opportunity to snuggle and photograph him.  Mom brought some great props for our shoot from Grandpa’s teddy bear, to Daddy’s boots, and old tools.  Welcome Lil’ Mr. Hudson.

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Mountain View Senior: Kassidy Pine

I first met Kassidy a few years ago while shooting her big sister, Shelby’s senior portraits. (You can view Shelby’s session HERE.)  So I was so excited when they called me to do Kassidy’s senior portraits.  Kassidy and Shelby went out to scout for a great location.  They found an awesome spot that produced some magnificent images.  Congratulations Kassidy!

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Meet HS Senior Dallas Wright

Dallas Wright is about to graduate from high school and so we headed out to Granite

Reef to get some great senior portraits for him. . . and his truck!  Congratulations Dallas!

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Thompson Family 2014

I have had the opportunity to photograph this cute family since mom and dad were engaged.  It has been so fun to see them grow, and add a baby, and watch baby Kennedy turn into a “big girl.” 

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2014 Mountain View Senior: Aubrey Shuga

This beautiful girl, Aubrey Shuga, is about to graduate from Mountain View High School.  Congratulations Aubrey!

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Introducing Keith and Holly Weitze

Keith Weitze married Holly Belnap in the gorgeous new Gilbert temple on April 10, 2014.  Their reception was based on the Pixar movie UP.  See how many things you can spot in the pictures that are from the movie.  Congratulations Keith and Holly!

*You can also view a slide show of Keith and Holly’s wedding HERE!

 

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Meet the Burton Family

I first met this awesome family when we moved to Arizona almost fifteen years ago.  I have had the chance to watch their cute boys grow from little kids, to young men, and now Josh is even a husband and a father! (You can see his wedding here) and Zach just returned from his two year mission in Uruguay.   The best word to describe this family is F U N!  Every time I am with them I am struck by how much they love each other and how much fun they always have together.

 

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Meet HS Senior Kristen Paine

Three years ago I met the Paine family when I did Austin’s senior portraits (you can see him here.)  Then later I had the opportunity to work with them again on their family portraits.  Now, little sister, Kristen is also graduating from Williams Field High School home of the Black Hawks.  Kristen loves the desert and so we headed out north to find some natural Arizona for our shoot.  Kristen was so fun to work with.  She just has a joy about her that is infectious!

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