The Shutter Co: Blog en-us (C) 2023 The Shutter Co [email protected] (The Shutter Co) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:55:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:55:00 GMT The Shutter Co: Blog 80 120 Araceli & Mel I have the pleasure of photographing this beautiful couple's wedding this past weekend in Dallas! A beautiful ceremony followed by a reception full of family and friends from all over the country made this a gorgeous wedding! Here is a small preview of the Hill's first day together as husband and wife!


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Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day! I wish you many years of happiness!

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Alycia and Jimmy Alycia & Jimmy


I had the fortune of meeting Alycia early this year in Phoenix while she was visiting her friend (my roommate) Scott. I half-jokingly mentioned that she should have me photograph her wedding. As fate would have it, things worked out and here you go. A sneak peek into Alycia and Jimmy's love story....

The day started off early with the Bridal party getting ready at Alycia's aunt's house, while the guys got ready at the hotel. The guys definitely missed out on the wonderful food and early morning mimosas! 

Something you should know about Alycia and Jimmy is that they are both very genuine and kind people. Their group of friends and wedding parties are no exception. Throughout this entire wedding I met some of the best people in the world, all close friends and family to the bride and groom.  As the morning progressed, things started to take shape and excitement started to build! It came time to get the dress on and head over to Alycia's house for the backyard ceremony!  

Everyone arrived as the wedding coordinator and family were putting the final touches on the ceremony and reception area in the backyard.  Unfortunately Mother Nature had different plans for the ceremony. Right as it was supposed to start it began to rain. Remember those awesome friends and family I was telling you about? The picture below is Alycia and her sister watching out the window as everyone worked to take the chairs and decorations into the reception tent so that the ceremony could move forward! It was so awesome to see everyone working together to see this beautiful bride have the most perfect day possible!  Finally, everyone is ready to start the ceremony! The bridal party and the groomsmen take their places.   This is Jimmy (the groom). Something you should know and will see is that Jimmy loves Alycia... really Loves Alycia...and has for a long time.   Since the 6th grade he has loved her, and she has loved him.  You can see by the way they look at each other. And in the end, the way he looks at her is the reason they will be together for a long, long time. 

Thanks again Alycia and Jimmy for allowing me, a photographer you hardly knew, to be a part of one of the most important days of your life. In the short time I had to spend with you and your families, I learned a lot about what true love is. I know you two will have many years of happiness to look forward to.

I wish you only the best,





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Roxy & Wyatt Roxy & Wyatt


Every now and then I get to go back to Dallas and shoot in some of my favorite locations. This little park tucked away in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate "The Big D" has to offer is amazing this time of year. With waterfalls, larger than life granite teddy bears and bridges to play on, it's a great spot for kids to have fun. Meet Roxy and Wyatt! We had a ton of fun running around and snapping pictures along the way. Take a look at some of my favorites from the session....

Cheryl, you have some beautiful kids! Thank you so much for spending your morning with me in the hot humid park!

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The Ladner Family The Ladner Family


This was an exciting photo session for me! I have know the Ladner family since my mid-teen years; well before they all started getting married and being all grown up. It was exciting to see them all in one place. I can't remember the last time that happened. Diana and Tony are parents to some great, and not to mention beautiful daughters. Now that a few of them are married they have some great sons-in-law to include in the family get-to-gethers. Check out a few pictures from their session below!



There are many more pictures to come! I am excited to get them to you guys! Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful family!

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The Venegas Family The Venegas Family


One of the beautiful families I got to photograph this past weekend in Dallas was the Venegas trio. This was the first time shooting at this location and thankfully the weather cooperated with our early morning session time! Lacy, Danny and Jacob were so easy to work with. Jacob definitely stole the show from time to time, he is one happy kid! Thanks for being willing to shoot so early in the morning! Those early hours of light really paid off if you ask me!



You guys rocked it! I am excited to get the rest of the images to you soon!

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The Speed Family Pictures! The Speed Family Pictures!

One of my favorite things about doing family photo sessions is getting to meet new people and spending some time getting to know them. My next favorite part is getting to scout out new areas for the sessions and exploring new parts of the city! The Speed family session was a blast and the urban/city locations we used are some of my new favorites!


Thank you guys for being such fun to work with! I can't wait to get you the rest of the pictures!

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Engagements - Take two! Engagements - Take two!


What do you call engagement photos for someone that is already married? Let's go with vow renewals? This beautiful couple eloped a couple of years ago and are now going to have an official ceremony. We did "engagement" pictures to celebrate the occasion, what a great idea! It was an early morning, but very worth the effort!


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Rooftop Wedding in Tempe! Rooftop Wedding in Tempe!


Had the pleasure of team shooting Christa & Scott's wedding with Ily Grantham on a rooftop right next to Sundevil Stadium in Tempe! They are such a great couple and their kids were so excited to join their families! Check out some of the highlights from the evening!


Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your special day!


*All images shown here where shot by me. Primary shooter at this wedding was Ily Grantham!

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Nature Family Pictures in Arizona  

Nature Family Pics in the Desert!

I had the opportunity to do family pictures with this beautiful family last weekend! Aside from being great looking, they were so much fun to work with! The perfect weather along with the perfect family made for some great pictures!



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A Kentucky Derby Themed Reception I had the awesome opportunity to shoot Lisa & Isaac's wedding reception the past weekend. Lisa and Isaac married the end of last year in Hawaii so they decided to have a local reception/party for everyone here in the valley. The reception was at a local horse track and the guests were invited to participate in the Kentucky Derby Theme! The guests did not disappoint and everyone (myself included) had a great time. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day! You guys are so much fun and are going to have a long happy marriage! Here is a little preview of the day...


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Test Shooting with Friends! I had the chance to go shoot with a couple of friends this past weekend to test out a new lens. We had so much fun exploring the orange groves and some of the city-scapes Phoenix has to offer. I was exciting to have the opportunity to work with Alycia before her big day in July. Looking forward to shooting her wedding! Thanks again guys for taking time to go shoot!

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Weekend Wedding at The Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ This past weekend I had the opportunity to second-shoot a wedding at the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ about an hour and fifteen minutes south of Phoenix. I had the pleasure of working with out of state photographer Dina Remi of Dina Remi Studios as the primary photographer. This stunning venue was meant for Ali + Mike's wedding. The perfect weather and picturesque surroundings made for one unforgettable day! I wish them all the best, and many years of marital bliss!


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