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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Madelaine and Mike

This engagement session kept me smiling!! When Madelaine first contacted me, she "warned" me that her fiancé Mike was so against the idea of engagement pictures. He even sent Madelaine an assortment of hilarious yet horrible engagement session pictures he found online. Yet, she finally convinced him to do it!
"We" (Madelaine and I) finally set a date and time for the session.  As it turns out, that date/time was right in the middle of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.  Mike appreciated that!
This couple loves the outdoors and enjoying activities together, hiking and biking local trails.  Madelaine was a trooper hiking to the top of trail in her wedges to get the shot she really wanted!!
Madelaine and Mike were such a fun and enjoyable couple to work with and we laughed and enjoyed the shoot.
They even offered a tip for future couples taking their engagement photos...take a vacation from each other right before the shoot.  Mike was away on business before the session so he was happy to hug and kiss her as much as I needed him to.
I love when clients turn into friends! I know I'll be getting together with Madelaine soon. Love you both!!

Meet Taylor Barnes

This is Taylor Barnes and she is a 16 year old from Chandler, Arizona. The day I first met Taylor we talked about volleyball. She told me she was given an opportunity to go play volleyball in Europe this summer (European Global Challenge). She has played on the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic team for three years and plays Varsity in high school. I could tell right away this girl is going places. She had the most beautiful smile and would light up when she talked about volleyball and being competitive. I mentioned doing a photo shoot with her sometime and she smiled. She said she wants to play volleyball and eventually be sponsored by Nike!! I love a girl with HUGE dreams. She wants to model and be an example to young girls about how important health and wellness are when your young. Honestly, I can see this girl on the cover of magazines, speaking to young girls and playing volleyball at a very high level. She is driven, well spoken, beautiful and makes me laugh!! Watching Taylor and her mom Tiffany dance around and be goofy together makes me smile.