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papago park portraits: renee & aaron

renee & aaron emailed me a few hours after i posted on my facebook page that, “hey, i’m coming to the desert and i want to photograph someone.” i was delighted to hear that they would be interested in a session to celebrate their almost-four-years-married. after a few emails back and forth last week, we decided on thursday for the session.

i absolutely loved photographing these two. after hours of working alone on computer and behind-the-scenes stuff it’s so great to photograph. i forget how wonderful it is to truly have the opportunity to meet people i never would have before this business. renee & aaron have a joy about them. from the first few moments of our shoot together, we were talking & laughing. i love how much aaron makes renee laugh. i felt like i was photographing an engagement session–that’s a true testament to their love!

they’ve been together for twelve years now: dating for eight, married for four. renee raised her eyebrows, yes, dating for eight years. they met when renee moved from minnesota to arizona to attend ASU. aaron, a native arizonan, was attending as well. they were friends at first: which lead into dating later that year. and for the next eight. ;) however, renee & aaron did have some other things on their mind: namely, both graduating from law school in california after their four years at ASU. that’s a pretty big deal. not to mention, the four years of long-distance during their law degrees, where they only saw each other every other weekend. i’m sure that wasn’t easy.

they settled back in arizona after graduation & a year or so later, aaron finally popped the question. renee said yes and they were married in gilbert, arizona–four years ago march 26th! happy anniversary you two! thank you for being ah-maz-ing in front of my camera. i love your style & love the images we captured together.

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  1. Kristen says:

    They are too cute! And the desert scenery is awesome!

  2. cute miss delaine! very cute!! Love her smile!

  3. Kris Hinh says:

    Such a happy couple, after 4 yrs. and may they have many more yrs. of happiness. Great job Jamie. =)

  4. Papago Park is such a cool location for a shoot. Awesome pictures!

  5. Awh! So cute! I love the last couple. :)

  6. Brittani says:

    What beautiful images! They look like such a fun couple, I want to know them! Amazing job working it out in a new setting!

  7. I'm Kristen says:

    Aw! Love it :D And a little shocking to see a Jamie-shoot in the desert… but’chu naiiiiiled it.


  8. Jackie says:

    Mmmm…. loving the scenery! And her laughter! These put a huge smile on my face just seeing their happiness! Awesome work, lady!

  9. Too cute, it looks like they had a blast!

  10. Linden says:

    beautiful as always :)

  11. Beautiful session Jamie!! Love these!!

  12. Lydia says:

    LOVE this shoot! And it is awesome to see how my home looks through another’s eyes. What day and time did you take these? Was this on the zoo side (east) or other side?

  13. The two laughing pictures are SOOOOO adorable!!!! I love it! So much happiness. Joy. Enthusiasm. Love. Even after 12 years. Which is just awesome. :-)

  14. veronica says:

    gorge set!! you dide a great job here, as always!

  15. Leanna says:

    I really love the road shot! Great photos as always :)

  16. Shawna says:

    beautifully done J! Don’t you love being in a different place and taking photos? It’s like changing the back drop cloth ;)

  17. awww!! They’re soooo cute!

  18. Christi Ann says:

    Jamie, these are adorable!

  19. Janine says:

    LOVE ALL THE GENUINE SMILES! You have such a beautiful talent at getting people to TRULY smile and bring out their inner joy! Love the location as well!

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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