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Drop What You are Doing and Read all about this Vegas E-Sesh

We have got to talk to you all about this crazy whirlwind of a trip to see Natalie & Garry for their Las Vegas Engagement photos. This past Saturday we headed out from Arizona for the drive over to Vegas as Natalie & Garry flew in from Dallas.  We met these...
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Colten & Riley | L’Auberge Sedona Elopement

Colten & Riley’s intimate Sedona elopement wedding at L’Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, AZ was absolutely gorgeous. A little back story on these two… Colten and Riley met at work. Riley was engaged to be married at the time of their meeting....
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Amanda & Patrick’s Prescott E-sesh

Amanda and Patrick’s downtown Prescott engagement session has special meaning to them. They visited Prescott together early on in their relationship. Amanda took Patrick to Murphy’s restaurant in the downtown Prescott area because Patrick’s last name...
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Shavonna & Joel’s Las Vegas Wedding

Shavonna and Joel’s wedding at The Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, was a total blast! These two brought all of their closest 100 friends and family from Chicago for a weekend full of Vegas inspired fun. They got ready at the Aria Resort. Shavonna was set up...
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Howie & Alex | The Croft Downtown Phoenix

Howie and Alex’s wedding at The Croft Downtown in Phoenix, AZ was out of this world! As you know, we specialize in gay weddings all over the USA. We have found that many of our gay couples don’t spare any expense when it comes to throwing the biggest bash...
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Charissa & Rozanne | Shenandoah Mill

I was super stoked for Charissa and Rozanne’s Shenandoah Mill wedding in Gilbert, AZ. It was our first wedding of 2016 and this would be the first time we have shot a wedding at Shenandoah Mill. This excitement, however, was rudely interrupted by a driver, who...
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Megan & Clay | Chandler Elopement

Megan and Clay’s Chandler elopement was so much fun to be a part of for numerous reasons. These two called me about 2 months before Christmas telling me about this elaborate plan they had to surprise their families while they were in town for Christmas with an...
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Sommer & Brody | San Francisco City Hall

Sommer and Brody’s San Francisco City Hall wedding was amazing from start to finish. These two planned an intimate wedding on what they thought and hoped would be a gorgeous day in late December. If you’ve ever been to San Francisco for any period of time...
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Jenn & Amie’s Wedding | Tempe Center for the Arts

Jenn and Amie’s Tempe Center for the Arts wedding was one of the most fun and most photogenic weddings we have ever been a part of. Not to mention, these two have become one of our favorite same sex couples. Since we specialize in same sex wedding photography,...
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Jenn & Spencer | Copperwynd Elopement

Jenn & Spencer along with less than 10 of their family members ventured down to AZ from Canada for their elopement style wedding at Copperwynd Resort in Fountain Hills, AZ. We had the most amazing time with these two incredibly special people and their family on...
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Vina & Elliot | Clayton on the Park | Scottsdale, AZ

Vina and Elliot’s Clayton on the Park wedding was a mix of Elliot’s Jewish culture and Vina’s Chinese culture, which made for one of the most amazing events I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. I can still remember when Cindy,...
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Lauren & Trevor | McCormick Ranch | Scottsdale, AZ

Lauren and Trevor’s McCormick Ranch wedding was full of energy and absolutely amazing! First of all, Lauren and Trevor are so spontaneous and fun; the laughing never ends with these two. I believe they are both 5 year olds trapped in the bodies of 20 year olds....
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Laurie & Lowell’s Wedding | Flagstaff Elopement

Laurie and Lowell’s top secret Flagstaff elopement wedding was beyond perfect! First of all, I absolutely loved the intimacy involved in elopements. Being that this Flagstaff elopement was top secret, it held so much more weight (in a totally awesome way!)....
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Shalisa & Harold | Clayton on the Park

Shalisa and Harold’s Clayton on the Park wedding in Old Town Scottsdale was fun and classy. Their friends and family came from all over, some traveled from Europe, to be a part of this special day. Due to Harold’s work in the military, I was unable to meet...
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Laurie & Lowell’s E-sesh | West Fork, Sedona

This is one of my favorite Sedona engagement sessions, to date! Laurie and Lowell planned a top secret wedding, which you can read about here. So, we had to do a top secret engagement session in Sedona ASAP. After all, there isn’t much time to plan when you...
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Tara & Ernie | La Jolla Beach

Tara and Ernie’s La Jolla Beach wedding was picture perfect! Tara and Ernie decided, last minute, to bring me all the way out from Phoenix, AZ to be their official wedding photographer for their intimate wedding at La Jolla Beach. It’s official, I am...
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Jackie & Brett’s Wedding | Payson, AZ

Jackie and Brett’s Northern Arizona wedding at Chaparral Pines Golf Club was cute, quirky, and simply fabulous. They had a gorgeous backdrop for their day up in the mountains of Payson, Arizona, which is located in Northern Arizona. We photograph a lot of...
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Lindsey & Anish | Sedona Engagement Session

Lindsey & Anish flew all the way out to our side of the country for their fabulous Sedona Engagement Session.  They wanted water, red rocks and a beautiful view.  Add all of that together and of course you think of Sedona.  Their engagement photos in Sedona are...
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Lindsey & Trevor | Las Vegas Wedding

The R2 Studio recently photographed Lindsey & Trevor’s Las Vegas Wedding at the Trump Towers.  They decided to have a destination wedding with just a few family and friends present.  Lindsey’s sister Jess is a great friend of ours who happens to also...
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Hotel Palomar Wedding | Love is Love Shoot

We recently rocked out a Hotel Palomar Same Sex Wedding “Love is Love” shoot with some fabulous vendors, some handsome grooms and lots of love!  We are part of a movement here with LGBTQ marriage equality and are moving forward with vendors who feel the...
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Dear Robin & Renee

“I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you ladies. I have looked at our wedding pictures and I am amazed. I could not be happier. You were, and still are very special people to me. I admire you for far more than just talent.”

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With over 50 gay couples photographed, we are considered the leading specialists in LGBTQ weddings

A few Thoughts on Love

Love, It really is simple.  It is something that is easy.   If we do not have love, we have nothing.  We have been at a loss for words all week and have been silent. We owe our business to all of those who have respected our stance on equality from day one, those who...
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Love is Love: The Workshop + FREE Ebook

We got the memo. You all have asked. In fact, we get phone calls, emails, facebook messages daily from wedding vendors in AZ and all around the world. We have found that you need help and don’t know where to go.  How do you talk to a same-sex couples?  What can...
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Why I did it. My Adoption Journey.

Having Austin was a very purposeful process.  A child that we planned together, created together and have raised together since he was in Robins belly. Robin & I had planned to have a child together.  We tried the In-Vitro method which led to failure more than...
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Howie & Alex | The Croft Downtown Phoenix

Howie and Alex’s wedding at The Croft Downtown in Phoenix, AZ was out of this world! As you know, we specialize in gay weddings all over the USA. We have found that many of our gay couples don’t spare any expense when it comes to throwing the biggest bash...
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Charissa & Rozanne | Shenandoah Mill

I was super stoked for Charissa and Rozanne’s Shenandoah Mill wedding in Gilbert, AZ. It was our first wedding of 2016 and this would be the first time we have shot a wedding at Shenandoah Mill. This excitement, however, was rudely interrupted by a driver, who...
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Jenn & Amie’s Wedding | Tempe Center for the Arts

Jenn and Amie’s Tempe Center for the Arts wedding was one of the most fun and most photogenic weddings we have ever been a part of. Not to mention, these two have become one of our favorite same sex couples. Since we specialize in same sex wedding photography,...
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Hotel Palomar Wedding | Love is Love Shoot

We recently rocked out a Hotel Palomar Same Sex Wedding “Love is Love” shoot with some fabulous vendors, some handsome grooms and lots of love!  We are part of a movement here with LGBTQ marriage equality and are moving forward with vendors who feel the...
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Honey & Nichole | Oahu, HI Destination Wedding

Honey & Nichole’s Oahu, HI Destination Wedding was an unexpected addition to our travels over to our favorite islands.  We originally planned to head straight to Kauai for this Vogue session but when these two found out we were heading their direction they...
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Love is Love | Vendor Shoot | Soho 63 | Same Sex Phoenix Wedding

We believe 100% in marriage equality and same sex phoenix weddings!  Obviously.  We want to promote those who feel the same.  Those who are accepting, loving and WANT to do LGBTQ weddings in the Phoenix area and nationwide.  We want couples to go to a vendors site and...
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Hector & Dave | Phoenix, AZ | Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Hector & Dave found us a few weeks before their Hotel Valley Ho Wedding.  We love weddings that happen on short notice.  It allows us to go in with no pre-conceived notion of the couple or their wedding plans.  Hotel Valley Ho is a great wedding venue if you love...
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We Specialize in “Bad-Assery”

Amazeballs! Hire Them!

Las Vegas Wedding PhotosDo you want AMAZEBALLS pictures of your engagement & wedding day? Then you MUST hire The R2 Studio! We wanted photographers that could think outside the wedding photography “cookie-cutter,” and help us in creating and capturing these memorable moments. We got everything we wanted and more. Robin & Renee are the most creative, imaginative, caring women; they cared about our wedding, they cared about us and it showed in their work. They have become friends of ours and we hope to share many happy years with them, both behind and in front of the camera.  Now seriously, pick up the phone and HIRE them!!! – Erin & Mike – Las Vegas, NV

Specializing in Bad-Assery

Oahu wedding photographersThese girls are bad ass. Seriously, if they could specialize in bad-assery they would own it! They gave us everything we ever could have imagined and more in our wedding photos. I want to get married again (to the same person of course lol) just to have them take more pictures of us. Do not look around! These two are the best you will ever find! Book them now.. seriously do it! – Nichole & Honey – Oahu, Hawaii

Do Yourself a Favor, Choose R2!

Same Sex Prescott Wedding PhotosThey are edgy and interesting so, if you are uber traditional, you should stop reading this review and move on to the next photographer! And guess what? You’re not going to keep 15 centerpieces and you’re only going to wear the dress once. Photos are what you’ll have left. Get an album! They throw sick parties for their couples – So if you like to party this choice will be simple. Do yourself a favor and make sure that you don’t regret this decision, choose Robin and Renee – The R2 Studio! -Amy & Chris – Scottsdale, AZ

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