C + R Desert Engagement Session: Part Uno

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This is a fun post for me. Fun because, hello, these two are adorable, and also- because I know them personally!  This couple is gorgeous inside and out, and were so EASY to photography. They just sort of float in the moment and needed very limited direction- which makes my job so easy. We had the help of the ever so talented Alexis of Avenue Boutique, who helped style the bride to be. She also provided the vintage accessories, which are all from her store. For this shoot we started out at Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson (those photos coming soon), and then found ourselves lost in the desert (easy to do here in Tucson, let me tell ‘ya). Check them out… Next we ventured out into the desert.

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The Balsiger Family!


My holiday family shoot with the Balsigers was a blast. They were so sweet and incredibly easy going. Their littlest member was incredibly adorable, and I think her cute sweater (turns out it’s Old Navy) was just perfectly summed up this shoot!

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Sometimes you just need your mom. I love these next two.

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This is one of my favorite images from the whole shoot! Karin Greer-1-13

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After shooting fro about an hour (like all kids) this little cutie got a little tired- and needed a break. In these kind of moments I always try and get an image or two. Then images always end up being really genuine. Desktop105

I think every mom can relate. I adore this next image. Rachel (the mama) was one of the most patient and kind people I have ever met! Karin Greer-1-22

We were finished with the shoot, but this little one decided to just sit down and have a little think before we left. I love how these images of her turned out…Desktop110

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Can you get over how sweet this little profile is? Me either.

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Thanks for a great shoot Balsiger family! You three were awesome!


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FREE spring session giveaway!

TWO ways to win:
Post your favorite photo, that
EMP took of you or your family this year with a shout out and tag for EMP on your Facebook page! (You can post the actual photo, a card you made, or a photo you had framed- I would love to see it all!)


Simply share this post on your Facebook page

*Do both and be entered twice!

Winner announced this Monday 1/20/14!

*Session will take place in March (when everything starts blooming here in the desert)

The Goldstein Family!

Love this bunch! These three are some of my favorite people. They are truly kind, generous, fun, and stylish! Not only are they easy to photograph, but they always make me laugh to boot. For the Goldstein family shoot- we went to the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain- where we first took some photos in their beautiful orange grove, and then in desert.

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These guys are so fun!

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These three, are both stylish and sweet! A perfect combo! Goldstein Family-66 Goldstein Family-95
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Love this shot of this pretty mama and her baby. Goldstein Family-363

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These next 3 of this baby and his Daddy are my favorites from our shoot.

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Thank you Goldstein family for such a fun shoot! I adore all three of you!