Just two cool former church girls who fell in love. Now we take rad pictures, which is why you are here. We believe in ghosts, fate, karma, and online dating because, it works for so many of our couples. We prefer red wine over white and value memories over money. You have one life to live so you better make it a great one!


Just two cool former church girls who fell in love. Now we take rad pictures, which is why you are here. We believe in ghosts, fate, karma, and online dating because, it works for so many of our couples. We prefer red wine over white and value memories over money. You have one life to live so you better make it a great one!



We like beer and are suckers for local, craft brew. Always looking for something new!


We love sushi so much that our favorite local place named a roll after R2.


We take awesome photos, but that’s why you’re here, right? We love creating amazing artwork.


Whether it’s Facetiming our kiddo at college or going on field trips with our kindergartner, we love spending time with our 4 kids.


We love to travel and love it even more when we get to travel with our couples to their destination wedding.


We always find time to snuggle. We recommend it. #snuggletime



Your printed album and wall art is what brings your photographs to life! Each one of our unique and custom designed artwork collections is designed to celebrate the connections and relationships you have with the people you hold closest to your heart. Each collection is designed specifically with you, your family, and your home in mind.

We have a range of luxurious products available from hand-stretched gallery wrapped canvas, sleek and modern metal wall art with your choice of a high gloss or satin matte finish, and gorgeous, top of the line heirloom quality albums. Your artwork is crafted from the highest quality materials so that you can be sure that your precious photographs will become a cherished family heirloom.

Ana + Mike | Laguna Beach

I was so excited about this Laguna Beach engagement session with Ana and Mike. For a couple of reasons. 1. Laguna Beach is one of our FAVORITE places to visit. There is just something so cute and chill about this little town on the beach. The vibe of the shops and...
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Deek & John | Surprise Proposal

I got a phone call from John a week before Christmas to photograph a surprise proposal in Scottsdale followed by an engagement session. They would be visiting the JW Marriott in Scottsdale from Chicago over Christmas and his soon-to-be fiance, Deek, would have...
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Shravan & Mansi’s Surprise Proposal

Shravan called me just 2 weeks before planning to pull off his surprise proposal in Sedona to Mansi. My conversations with Shravan were always very interesting. At one point he told me that he was "very ugly" and that I would have to "photoshop some abs into him". Of...
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Las Vegas Penthouse – Natalie & Garry

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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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 is Murphy. These...
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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 meet, fall...
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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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Andy & James | Phoenix, AZ | The Vig

What to say about these two, are they not the cutest couple ever? Their Vig Engagement session took place at The Vig Uptown & Downtown Phoenix, which made a perfect backdrop for their engagement photos. Andy, our team photographer, basically blew us away capturing...
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This is the perfect time to capture that intimate connection between the two of you. For your engagement session we will take you on a journey of discovery and reconnection that celebrates your relationship through a personalized photographic experience and artwork.

$100 Weekday / $200 Weekend

Artwork Collections Available


This is where we let our couples do the talking!

“These two are the best you will ever find…”


Seriously, do it!”

-Honey & Nichole


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We are Phoenix wedding photographers, Flagstaff wedding photographers, Sedona wedding photographers, Scottsdale wedding photographers, Hawaii wedding photographers, and Destination wedding photographers. While we are physically located in Arizona and do 50% of our wedding photography as wedding photographers in Phoenix, we also travel out of state and out of the country for the other 50% of our clients. Since the invention of these things called cars and airplanes, we have found that our physical address hardly matters when it comes to taking amazing photos of awesome people. Put us to the test!

We specialize in LGBT wedding photography. As one of the leading wedding photographers for same sex couples in Arizona and in the United States, we pride ourselves on creating a unique experience for our lesbian and gay couples who are looking for wedding photographers that provide a sense of comfort in addition to creating amazing artwork.

930 West Aspen Way,
Gilbert, AZ