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Katelyn + Erik brought it on their engagement session. Fierceness…check. Love…check. Hotness…check.

I’m always pretty verbal while I’ll shoot but I was ‘ooing + ahhing’ like crazy through their whole sesh!

Katelyn went all out with professional hair and makeup which I TOTALLY recommend. Her makeup accentuated her beauty perfectly.

Erik was looking dapper in his H+M blazer and definitely channeled his inner GQ ;).

The two will be married 04/21/12 and I can not WAIT to document it.

xoxo stacy kokes

The shot on the left was my ‘test’ shot of the day. I looked down at my camera and was like ‘Wowza! This is going to be a goooood shoot!’

  • February 15, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    Regan - These are so beautiful!! The lighting is just gorgeous! Wonderful job! :)

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I want to love the store Ross so badly, but I just can’t. I always go into my Ross visits so hopeful that I will find a hidden gem at a great price but I usually just walk away disappointed :(. On the other hand, take me to a TJ Maxx and I’m in ‘good deals’ heaven!

There I was, standing in the refrigerated dairy section picking up my new favorite yogurt (thanks for the recommendation Charity) when an older lady approached me. She started asking me about the yogurt which I of course told her was AMAZING. Next thing I knew, she was telling me about stocks and recommending how to invest our money. I kindly listened and thanked her for her advice, all while wondering how long this would go on. Gotta love grocery store conversations!

Joe gave me one of the best compliments ever. I often make up random songs narrating what I’m doing throughout the day. Apparently they are pretty catchy because Joe ends up singing them and told me “Baby, you’re my favorite band!”. THIS is how you know we’re meant to be :).

My dog Hope is so weird. She’s been going through this phase lately where she picks up a few pieces of her food, carries them over to the shag rug in the living room, eats them there and repeats that until her food is gone. What a goof!

Next Monday we’ll be in Vegas for the annual WPPI photography conference. I.Can.Not.WAIT! 4 days in a fancy hotel with the man I love surrounded by my amazing industry friends. Oh my goodness. It’s going to be EPIC! Be sure to check out my update next week.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s day tomorrow. Joe + I will be celebrating on Friday over a delicious True Food dinner followed by The Vow. I am looking forward to that!

Happy Monday! xo stacy

  • February 13, 2012 - 7:25 pm

    Jen - Ooo, I totally want to see The Vow. Tom and I are celebrating on Friday too, after our Swing dancing class (you know it!) I really like Valentine’s Day – such a bright spot in an otherwise long winter stretch.

  • February 15, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Regan - I am *so* with you on Ross. Every time I go to that store I am disappointed and vow to never return. Speaking of vows, I saw The Vow yesterday with my hubby as well! Loved it!!

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I know, I totally took last week off. Don’t hate me! The one good thing about not having time to blog is that it means that I’m too busy living the good life! In this case, ‘the good life’ was most likely me watching the Bachelor lol but nonetheless ;).

What a great weekend we had! Joe’s mom and sister came into town and we had a blast. We took them around our sweet city of Tempe, ate great food, bummed around and just enjoyed each other’s company. It was simply lovely!

Not gonna lie, the only reason I like the Super Bowl is because it’s an excuse to eat a lot of junk food and not feel bad about it. I’m talking burgers, chips and guac, soda, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, cheetos…the works! However, our burgers were less than desirable. That’s just a fancy way of saying they were on FIRE!

Just an FYI, this month is going to getting a bit crazy for me SO I may be a little spotty on my CTM posts BUT don’t fret. I’ll be back!

Happy Monday! xo stacy kokes

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High school sweethearts. It’s a rarity these days. But that’s exactly what Brian + Jenna are.

After 8 years, they are getting ready to tie to knot and I’m SO stoked that I get to be the one to capture it.

Enjoy the engagement photos of this super sweet, super cute couple! xo stacy

Jenna, you are cute as they come!

  • January 31, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Jillian Tree - Seriously BEAUTIFUL photos of them! I love the light in them & how you captured it! <3

  • February 27, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    Jessica Downey - These are absolutely stunning! Love them!

  • March 29, 2012 - 12:18 am

    Aunt Nancy - You have captured the spirit of these two special people. A great way to feel a part of the whole experience!!!

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Our heat is broken and seeing as though we live in the hottest state in the country, I figure, why fix it? However, this morning it was 59 degrees in the house. FIFTY NINE! That’s cold, people! But being the cheap/stubborn girl that I am, I’m determined to make it through this winter without the heat. Is it a bad sign that I can’t really feel my fingers anymore as I type? ;)

Whenever we go out to eat, particularly to a new place, without fail I end up eating off of Joe’s plate. We went to this fancy steakhouse for our anniversary last year and we ordered the same meal. Sort of. He got his steak medium rare. I ordered mine medium. He got his with fries while I substituted for mashed potatoes. He ordered the chocolate ice cream. I ordered the carmel. He advised me to order it his way, but I didn’t listen (go figure). Unfortunately, he was right. My steak was dry, the mashed potatoes were not very good and the carmel ice cream was too sweet. Thankfully I have a hubby that is willing to share with me. After, of course, I openly admit that I was wrong :).

I need more excuses to get out of my pjs. Right now, I only HAVE to change into non-pj clothes when I a. go to the gym (which let’s be honest, gym clothes are just one step up from pjs anyway) b. meet with a client/friend or c. go to church. My ‘work attire’ would definitely make for a good ‘What Not to Wear’ episode, that’s for sure!

Hope you have a Happy Monday! Enjoy the Bachelor tonight…I know I will!

xo stacy kokes

  • January 31, 2012 - 11:27 am

    Jillian Tree - PJ’s are def a regular for me as well ;)

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