Larissa + Kevin | Talking Stick Resort Wedding

Oh, I am so late on getting this wedding blogged I cant believe it. It was my favorite Spring weddings I did in Arizona before leaving and it has taken me over 3 months to blog. In my defense, we moved countries and are currently building our home so life has been a little busy. 

Larissa + Kevin, what a special couple they are to me. Larissa and I became great friends, I wrote about how we met in their engagement post last year. She is so talented and knowledgeable so for any photographer who has photographed another wedding photographers wedding you know how stressful it can be! None the less, the day went off with out any issues (or lets say major issues!) we did have the wind to take into consideration.  Having someone who loves photos be your bride was THE best! We took photos for what seemed like ever, running around all over in a golf cart to get a few different locations. 

Their reception was so fun and unique with food trucks for dinner and a s’mores bar around the fire pit for desert. Lots of laughter, dancing, and photos were had by all! 

venue: Talking Stick Golf Club

flowers: Table Top, Etc.

planning + rentals: Laki Events & Design

video: Mandy Woodman Films

dress: Davids Bridal

groom suit: Indochino

hair + make-up: The Beauty Bar, Alison Martin

cake: Safeway

Whimsical Maternity Session

This maternity session is a little extra special to me. Brie and I have been friends for 4 years now, we met through our personal style blogs one night at happy hour and instantly became best friends. Seriously, other than my mom Brie is the second person I text all day everyday. To the point if we don’t hear from each other in a few days we check in to make sure everything is okay! When Brie initially told me she was pregnant is was during her and Colton’s Anniversary/Holiday photo shoot (which you can see in this post I blogged!) I was so incredibly excited, to the point where I wasn’t sure if she was telling the truth or playing a joke on me! When we trying to pick a theme or location for her maternity photos we were texting back and forth. I had just scrolled by this dress on Instagram (the one she is wearing!) and thought, that dress would be perfect… but its not maternity :( literally 2 minutes later Brie had screen shoted the dress and said, ‘i think I’ll buy this dress and size up to fit the bump!’ We were on the same page. And I am so glad because take a look at this incredible maternity session…

Meriah, graduation photos

I haven’t done a lot of High School Graduation Photos in a while. Not because I don’t like them, its just that I have been so busy with wedding season these past few months that I hadn’t really though about digging into the market. When Meriah showed up at her session I had to do a double take… you are a high school senior? From where, Model’s only high school?! haha! But seriously, how times have changed! Meriah was so sweet to work with. We chatted a bit and I started to loosen her up as we went along. Towards the and I saw the wild horses in a distance, I looked at her said, let’s go darling… trust me, you will have THE BEST photos out of any o yours friends! 

big announcement

We have a big announcement today, we are moving to British Columbia, Canada! It’s been one crazy wild ride since we have decided to make the move, but the stars have aligned for us in more ways than we possibly could have imagined. Not not take advantage of the opportunity just didn’t seem right. 

A little background on why Canada?

I, Stesha, am originally from the Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. My entire family lives in the Okanagan, so moving ‘home’ was something we always had planed for the future. BC is absolutely gorgeous, I am so excited to continue my photography company in such an amazing place!

What about Arizona? To all my amazing clients who have given me the best possible career I could have ever dreamed up, I will not forget about you. I will be back down to Arizona in both the Fall and Spring seasons. So if you are looking to book with me, please send me an email because I would LOVE to see you while I am down here. I will be advertising each time I came to the area so you will have plenty of notice. Since this Spring season is almost over (my gosh AZ is hitting 100 degrees this weekend!) I am finishing up all sessions before I leave. My next schedule dates are: November 3rd - 13th, 2017. I will be taking all kinds of sessions (family, engagement, weddings!) during that time.

I want to thank everyone again for all the support that has always been given to us. Building the company has been a dream come true, and we are so excited to take it to the next level! Any questions at all please feel free to email me, I would love to answer them. 



Jason + Lauren | The Paseo, Arizona Wedding

Since the first time I met Jason + Lauren I knew they were going to be so fun to work with! Jason was super open about not loving having his photo taken but he would do what Lauren wanted. They absolutely rocked their engagement photo so I knew their wedding day was going to be even better! Lauren is fun, outgoing, and gorgeous to say the least! Plus, her bridesmaids were hilarious! Jason was clam, cool and collected. He was ready to go, and knew just what he had in Lauren. Their ceremony had everyone in tears. Their vows came from the heart and although had some laughter you knew with out a doubt these two are the real deal together!


venue: The Paseo

video: By The Hedges

make up: Aesthetics by Jena

hair: Salon La Couture 

dress: Wedding Belles Boutique

bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

groomsmen suits: Macy’s

catering: Straight to the Plate

cake: Piece of Cake Desserts


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