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Hanging out with Nathan and Jenny in the Barrio {Tucson Engagement Portraits}

I met up with Nathan and Jenny a couple of weeks ago with the intention of shooting some late afternoon engagement photos at El Mercado, but we forgot about the buzzing farmer’s market that they’ve got going on. Engagement sessions are often best done in quieter places unless you like making out in public, so we made a quick decision to jet over to nearby Barrio Historico instead. It’s just a small area, but it’s one of my all-time favorite spots for photos, and certainly one of the most iconic locations in Tucson. We wandered around for a bit, soaking up the colorful adobe, funky doorways and general authentic ambiance, and then we dashed up A Mountain to catch a little rugged mountain sunset action.

As you can tell from the photos, they’ve got an easy smiles and lots of laughter. They’re smart, fun and funny, and have a deep love for Tucson. We finished the evening up with a fabulous dinner at Penca (yum!) and compared notes on the flourishing downtown restaurant scene. Here are a few of my favorite images from our afternoon. I’m looking forward to their wedding!



Town and Country {Tucson Engagement Portrait Photography}

Now that the weather is cooling off a bit, I’ve been busy with lots of engagement sessions in all sorts of spots around Tucson. I thought I’d share a few images from two sessions this week that were of very different flavors, but both a ton of fun.

Chris and Julianne wanted something green and lush, and met me at Reid Park armed with flowers, balloons, silly string, (I brought the ampersand!) and an endless supply of laughter. Steve and Elizabeth on the other hand, were looking for a fun/casual/romantic shots set against a rugged desert and mountain backdrop, and  joined me for a short sunset hike on the Pontatoc Ridge trail. They considered bringing their dogs as props, but decided it would be more relaxing with just the two of them (and me of course!)

Regardless of the setting, I think we made some fun images that catch their respective sparks, and had a great time doing it. Knowing how they fit together, play together and photograph together will make the wedding day portraits that much better!


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