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Video backgrounds are quickly gaining popularity however they are still seen as a unique “wow” factor on websites … especially if the video is done well! Now you can add videos to Wix sites, Squarespace sites, WordPress sites and, my favorite, Showit sites. You can even use them in your Facebook banner! If you’ve seen […]

Add Video to your Branding Session

It’s happening!  In June, we rented out The Elm House in downtown Gilbert and scheduled back to back branding sessions… It was a blast!! So now we are gearing up for round two! If you’re new here and haven’t heard about these sessions, let me fill you in. You know how you definitely need to […]

Elm House Branding Sessions Round 2

Meet Monica, a bright, kind and popcorn loving photographer! Monica was so much fun to photograph for her branding session in Gilbert. I always love shooting other photographers and hearing their journey to finding their camera. I also love that Monica saves a lot of her own memories on Polaroids! Find Monica and her photography […]

Branding with Monica

Have ya’ll heard of the know, like and trust factor? You probably have if you’re an artist trying to pursue a creative business. The basic idea is that in order for a follower to become a paying client, they have to know you, like you, and trust you. You can build trust by calling your […]

How to Make the Most out of your Branding Session

Branding shoots are relatively new in my business but they’re quickly taking a huge focus because oh my goodness are they inspiring! The women that have come through have all been incredibly creative and talented and I feel so lucky to be a part of their journey. I’m so excited to share with you these […]

Katherine and Samantha

I am endlessly lucky to have such amazing clients! Lindsay was so much fun to photograph! Meet this awesome plant based nutiritionist… she’s a registered dietitian who will create a custom meal plan for you, makeover your pantry and help you get on an inclusive (not restrictive) non diet that will put you on a […]

Branding with Lindsay

Sandra loves baking, photography and 80’s music. I absolutely loved her branding shoot at The Elm House, especially her baking setup which was so cute! I also love that three women from this series showed up with overalls! Are overalls making a comeback? These camel colored linen overalls were so incredibly perfect in The Elm […]

Branding with Sandra

Jessica  is one of those women who is just way too easy to get along with. She’s fun and looks so effortlessly carefree and beautiful in every photo… she made my job super easy!! I met Jessica a few months ago at a networking event and I was so excited to hear she was starting […]

Cactus Casual

I met Nicole only a couple weeks ago at a Tuesdays Together and I’m so glad I got to have her in front of my camera! I loved that she brought, along with her camera and laptop, iced coffee from Starbucks, sour gummy worms and a notebook that said, “Dream Big.” Nicole was so much […]

Branding With Nicole

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New to engaged in Arizona? Here's what you need to know!

Let's be real. Planning a wedding is no walk in the park. In fact, Forbes named Event Coordinating number five on their list of Most Stressful Occupations! While there so many wedding day websites and articles out there, I wanted to create a place just for Arizona brides.

Engaged in Arizona is a YouTube channel created to give wedding day advice to couples who are planing their AZ wedding. Get a behind the scenes look at bouquets being created, photo shoots in the making, table decor coming to life and so much more! While we're giving you that BTS look, we also interview these amazing creatives who make these beautiful events happen all year so that you can get the best advice from the best wedding day pro's.

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