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Sorry friends, but I ditched our coffee date for a Beauty Boudoir Session with a lovely lady today. It was SAH-WEET!

But don’t think I forgot about you. I mean, at least I didn’t stand you up without a follow up ‘call’, right?

Plus, I think you’ll thank me once you see some of the images from this session.

Have a FAN-TAB-U-LOUS Monday! xo

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Ever since Joe and I have been married, we’ve found it super important to have great ‘couples’ friends. Now this is easier said than done. There are so many things that have to go right.

The girls have to like hanging out together. The guys have to like hang out together. AND the couples have to like hanging out together as couples. I’m no mathematician but that looks like a lengthy equation! Thankfully for us, all three things went right.

Charity + I met awhile back and we hit it off right away. She was one of the most positive, genuine, sweet girls I had ever met. Our love for photography and faith in the Lord made for an instant connection.

Not long after, she and her husband Andy started attending our church and we thought it would fun to go on a double date.

Our first ‘date’ went great, and we knew that these two were going to be a part of our lives!

Since then they have joined our small group and our relationship has deepened. We love having them as friends :).

I absolutely LOVE photographing my friends; especially when they are as ADORBS as these two. I couldn’t wait to finally get them in front of my camera.

C+A, I hope that these photos bless you two even a fraction of the way that you guys have blessed us :) xo

Before going full time with her photography business, Charity worked at Starbucks so coffee has been a big part of her life. The Brosenbrus Coffee shop was a great place to start our shoot!

After the coffee shop, these two got all dolled up and we headed to the desert. Aren’t they GORGE?!

Sweet, sweet Charity…

Love this shot Joe took. It just looks…COOL, right?!

Charity busted our her camera for a few shots at the end. Yes, I realize I am a big person for being friends with a Nikon user ;) I kid. I kid! You know I love you Charity!

She couldn’t be any cuter!

  • April 28, 2012 - 2:58 am

    Charity Oxley Maurer - Um. Fantastic. Thank-you! Love them!

  • May 3, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    EmilieCarol - LOOVEE THIS!!!!!

  • August 23, 2013 - 10:26 pm

    Alyssa Hensley - I saw one of your shoots on pinterest and was interested how much you charge for engagment shoots and what kind of wedding packages you offer a

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We had such a wonderful time photographing Katelyn+Erik’s wedding at The Castle at Ashley Manor.

You may remember these two gorgeous people from their engagement session.

With beauty such as theres, you can imagine how AMAZING they both looked on their wedding day.

Their short n’ sweet afternoon wedding was filled with all the ‘good stuff'; family. love. commitment.a fun wedding party. romance photos. and of course, cake!

We started the afternoon at The Castle at Ashely Manor for some pre-ceremony fun. After their ceremony and short reception/cocktail hour, we headed over to The Arizona Grand Resort to take some photos of the lovely ‘Mr + Mrs’.

Even among 100+ degree heat, Katelyn looked absolutely STUNNING! (Erik, you looked good too ;))

Congrats to the lovely couple! xo stacy

Helloooo gorgeous!

These guys are cool…obviously ;)

Check out these pretty ladies :)

Prepare to swoon…these two are HOTness!

Seriously Katelyn. seriously…

Mmmm I’m loving this fierce photo taken by my hubby

  • April 24, 2012 - 10:20 am

    Mishel Powell - OMG!! These pix are amazing! Of course, the subjects make it easy to get such great shots! Katelyn, you are absolutely stunning & you two look so hot together!! I’m glad I made you call him!! LOL!! These pictures brought tears to my eyes…A. cuz they are unbelievable, B. cuz I missed it & C. cuz I’m sooo happy for you two!! I miss you so much & I wish you both all the best life has to offer!! Love you, Mishel

  • April 24, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    Stacy Kokes - This couple sure knows how to WORK it in front of my camera!

  • April 24, 2012 - 10:09 pm

    Ash Marie B - These are great!!

  • April 24, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    Tina Chavez - Beautiful pictures, CONGRATULATIONS!

  • April 24, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    Debra Companion - these are beautiful – can you post more pictures of Katelyn’s family?

  • April 25, 2012 - 3:31 am

    Diana Camacho - gorgeous photographs Stacy! Love this couple! :D

  • April 25, 2012 - 3:57 am

    Lynne Reardon - Amazing!

  • April 25, 2012 - 8:04 am

    Tammy Bogenschutz - Gorgeous couple! Congratulations to you both and may you be blessed with many many years of happiness!

  • April 25, 2012 - 8:59 am

    Wendy - One of the most beautiful wedding moments I have ever seen! Breathtaking!!!!

  • April 25, 2012 - 2:44 pm

    Karen Rodgers - Stunning, just stunning!

  • April 28, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Rose Dalipe-Cranston - What a beautiful…beautiful day!! Our best wishes..much happy life together. Great pix!!

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 It’s that awkward moment when you’re laying in the grass post-workout and realize that the shorts you are wearing (and just wore to the gym) have a hole right on the butt cheek. True story. These are the things that happen to me! Right after that I decided that a somersault might make me feel better(which it did, btw) except that I landed right in a mud puddle. My once hole-in-the-cheek shorts were now hole-in-the-cheek/wet-muddy-butt shorts. #fail!

A very sad thing happened today. We have this blender. We call it the ‘cement mixer’ because this thing crushes anything! It has two modes ‘on’ and ‘off’. We’ve had some crappy blenders over the years, so when we got this one, we were both stoked  (yes, I realize that we are lame to love a blender!). Anyways, today as I was unloading the dishwasher and putting dishes away, my elbow knocked the ‘cement mixer’ off of the counter, onto the floor, and SMASH! The cement mixer shattered into a billion pieces. As I swept the broken pieces into the dust pan, I reflected on the many ‘cement mixer’ memories. The delicious green smoothies that came from it. The loud obnoxious noise it made. Oh cement mixer, you will be missed!!! ;)

This weekend was filled with heat, a wedding and guacamole. Clearly, it was AWESOME!!! xo stacy

  • April 23, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    candice - Sorry to hear about your blender! What is in that picture? It looks delish! If you made it will you share the recipe? :)

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The clouds rolled in the morning of April 14th, and the forecast called for rain. But as Cory walked down the aisle, escorted by her parents, the sky was picture perfect.

The clouds made for the most perfect ethereal backdrop to their outdoor lagoon ceremony, officiated by Cory’s dad.

The words spoken at the ceremony were that of commitment, faith and love; and hearing the ceremony through the voice of the father of the bride made it that much sweeter.

After the ceremony, it was time to celebrate…and celebrate they did!

This group was one of THE BEST we’ve ever had the chance to work with.

At one point almost every guest was on the dance floor; although the award for ‘most time on the dance floor’ had to go to the groomsmen!

It was such a joy sharing in this beautiful celebration with the Renos and Steges.

Cory and Michael, we are so blessed to have met you and grateful that you chose us as your wedding photographers.

I pray that these images bring back all the joy, excitement and love you felt on your beautiful day. xo stacy

The sweetest parent dances EVER!

Dance party!

Even I joined in at one point ;)

Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Stege!!! xo

  • June 8, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Susan Kaye - What a couple! And what a life you’ll lead, I’m certain.

  • June 9, 2012 - 2:44 am

    Jill Sheeley - Loved the photos, thanks.

  • June 16, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    Robin Bathke - So beautiful ~ Wishing you both a lifetime of joy together!

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