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Courtney & Josh | Las Vegas, NV | SLS Hotel

Courtney and Josh's wedding at The SLS Hotel in Las Vegas was one of our favorite weddings this year! Not necessarily because The SLS is super cool (it totally is!) but more-so because we just can't get enough of these two. From the moment I met Courtney in our little...
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Jason & Louis | New Jersey Gardens | Jardin de Buis

Jason and Louis combined two cultures for their beautiful New Jersey garden wedding at Jardin de Buis. You don't see venues like this here in Arizona, which made it extra special for us desert natives. Lush, sprawling gardens and old farmhouses that have since been...
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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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Jenn & Amie | Oahu Session

Jenn & Amie are two of our favorite people in the world. Hanging with them is always an adventure. Their Oahu portrait session was directly inspired by a wedding that we had scheduled. It was timed perfectly with their one year anniversary. It didn't take much...
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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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Justine & Andrew – Vogue Session

We had been working with Justine and Andrew over the past year to come up with a "cool idea" for their Flagstaff wedding photos. This was actually their day after session or, what we call, a Vogue Session! We get them all dressed back up and take them into the city...
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Devon & Otto’s Intimate Hawaii Wedding

Devon and Otto planned their Waimanalo Beach Park wedding as what started as a surprise for Otto. However, it wasn't too long before the cat was out of the bag. Devon and Otto also, coincidentally planned to have the same wedding day as myself and Renee. YAY for...
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Honey & Nichole Oahu, Hawaii Photography

We met Honey & Nichole a few years back when they hired us to photograph their intimate Oahu Hawaii wedding. It was then that our connection with these two started. Since then we have become the best of friends and visit each others families often. Nichole is also...
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Sheree & TaiShawn’s Intimate Oahu Wedding

When Sheree called us about photographing her Intimate Oahu Wedding we knew we had to be a part of it.   As many of you know, we had already planned to spend the summer in Hawaii photographing amazing sessions.  We added a few more weeks onto our trip so we could be a...
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Gayle & David’s Grand Canyon Elopement

Gayle & David's Grand Canyon elopement was off the charts. Seriously, who walks along the edge of the Grand Canyon for wedding photos?  Our couples do!  And it pays off.  Epic views, amazing sunsets and rockstar photos are what we go for. From the moment we...
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Sommer & Brody – Maui, HI

It has been YEARS since Renee and I have been to Maui. Maui is the first Hawaiian island that I had experienced as an adult. My parents took me to Hawaii when I was just a baby but, as expected, I remembered nothing from that visit. When Renee and I took that first...
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Joey & Salina | Kauai, HI

When Renee and I had our intimate wedding in Kauai, a handful of our good friends made the trip with us to Kauai, HI. Many of our friends found themselves falling in love with the culture and vibe that Kauai lends itself to. Joey and Salina were one such...
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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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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. However, fate would run...
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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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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 in a...
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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 of their...
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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 wasn't...
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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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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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Jenn & Amie | Oahu Session

Jenn & Amie are two of our favorite people in the world. Hanging with them is always an adventure. Their Oahu portrait session was directly inspired by a wedding that we had scheduled. It was timed perfectly with their one year anniversary. It didn't take much...
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Devon & Otto’s Intimate Hawaii Wedding

Devon and Otto planned their Waimanalo Beach Park wedding as what started as a surprise for Otto. However, it wasn't too long before the cat was out of the bag. Devon and Otto also, coincidentally planned to have the same wedding day as myself and Renee. YAY for...
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Honey & Nichole Oahu, Hawaii Photography

We met Honey & Nichole a few years back when they hired us to photograph their intimate Oahu Hawaii wedding. It was then that our connection with these two started. Since then we have become the best of friends and visit each others families often. Nichole is also...
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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 you do...
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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 of their...
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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 wasn't...
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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, it made...
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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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