Baby Rayna’s Arrival // Family Portraits

“Swaddled in cloth, she lays content in the protective arms of paternal love, unbeknownst of the overwhelming joy that surrounds her.”

The gift of Rayna’s life has arrived to two dear friends and I couldn’t be more humbled to photograph their family. She’s so beautiful with her strawberry hair and bright blue eyes. Thank you, Ryan and Kate, for your friendship over many years and congratulations on embarking on the joyful journal of being Mother and Father to baby Rayna!

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Jon and Madison Engagement // Arizona State Fair

“A million lights, a million colors. Strolling down the boardwalks through a tunnel of pastels, she grips my sweaty hand wrenched with excitement and wonder. Festive carnival sweet aromas fill the air. Briskly walking with you exchanging a moment’s glance – my love for you is as grand as the Ferris Wheel.”

This engagement shoot is especially near to my heart because it’s my youngest bro, Jon, pursuing his best friend, Madison. I’m so excited to gain Madison as a sister-in-law as we approach their wedding day. The weather was so perfect that sunset day. Enjoy. 🙂

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Phoenix Art Museum // Kodak Gold 200

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~Albert Schweitzer

An outing with some creative folks at the Phoenix Art Museum while visiting Ai Weiwei’s A Circle of Zodiac Heads: Gold and some other exhibits. I photographed our creative adventure on Kodak Gold 200 film. Enjoy with your eyes and heart.

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