“Um, wow” is all I have to say about both our location and our senior during this shoot.
Well, OK that’s not ALL I have to say… c’mon, you know me better than that by now! But seriously, both of those two factors were amazing. It started with the first email I got from Taylor asking for a Radiant senior session.
The thing was, we were getting ready to pack our bags and head to California for the summer, all the while finishing up our busy wedding/senior season, as well as squeezing in last minute family sessions from people who were either realizing it’s about to get hot or that we’re about to leave… all that to say, we were VERY busy when we got Taylor’s email.
We were so busy in fact, that we had decided we weren’t going to be taking on any more Arizona sessions until we got back from California in the fall. Anyone who wanted a session with us before then, was going to have to come to California for it (like we’d have to force anyone to get away from Phoenix in the summer time!)! And then…I got Taylor’s email.
I looked at Scottie with my pretty pleading, girly, puppy dog face and said, “Scottie I LOVE this girl, can we PLEASE PLEASE pretty please do her session?!” He sighed before turning to read Taylor’s email over my shoulder. Half way through the first paragraph, he said, “OK, we’ll do it”.
So what is this magical hold she had over us? I don’t know, maybe it was her constant complimenting of our talent, or maybe it was the way she used tons of smile faces and lots of great adjectives to get her point across.
Whatever the specific reasons were, the one thing I know is that her personality totally came through her email and I knew right away that I was going to love working with her! So of course, Scottie and I happily agreed to it.
As soon as we met Taylor in person, all my suspicions about her awesomeness were totally confirmed.
She was sooo fun to work with. Actually it wasn’t just her, but her mom was super cool herself! Scottie had to practically drag me away when our session was done because I wanted to hang out with the two of them all night!
Now to the location. While we were totally sure about Taylor, we weren’t quite as sure about her location choice.
When she mentioned the DC Ranch country club, for some reason “snooze fest” popped into our heads (sorry Taylor, but it’s the truth!). I don’t know, I guess I pictured a bunch of elderly women sitting around in chairs while their husbands wandered the golf course in plaid shorts. Just so it’s clear to everyone… this was not at all the case and we were totally wrong! We loved the place right away!
It was so unique looking with all it’s nooks and cranny’s, beautiful views, creative/detailed architecture, and not to mention it’s absolutely fantastic lighting! It also helped that we had the whole place to ourselves since it was unusually dead that day.
If you know me at all, you know that I can never get enough of white twinkle lights hanging from trees… and neither can Taylor. We both loved it so much that we sat around dreaming about the weddings that happen under that tree.
Scottie picked up on our dreamy girl state (he’s good at that), and had to practically snap his fingers in front of our faces to get us de-mesmerized so he could start shooting away at Taylor posing among the object of our affection.
Amazing shots, Scottie!! Best glowy, happy, glittery, white light photos EVER! Totally of girl dream land quality.
Taylor, we are so glad we decided to shoot your session because, thanks to you, we couldn’t have enjoyed it more!
You and your mom definitely have to come visit us in Venice this summer… I’m already planning which stores and coffee shops I can take you guys around to so that we can finish that conversation I kept trying to find the time to have in between shots! See you soon!
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