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Lauren & Daniel's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

Lauren & Daniel's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

Lauren and Daniel, what a sweet pair. A few months ago these highschool sweethearts came all the way from the east coast for their engagement session! They wanted to capture the beautiful Arizona landscape and we were honored to share one of our favorite desert spots with them. Not only are these two seriously adorable together, but the connection they have is amazing. The love is definitely there (and it has been since they were freshman in highschool)! 

Lauren and Dan found us through our amazing friend and wedding planner extraordinaire, Rackel Gehlsen!  We could not be more thrilled to be shooting their intimate wedding at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain wedding this weekend! Lauren looked absolutely gorgeous with hair & makeup was done by the lovely Raemie of I do hair & Makeup Artistry

Hope you guys have an amazing Easter Weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and showing this adorable couple a little love! Want to see some behind the scenes of their wedding day? Follow along on our instagram stories.

Betsy & John 

Krista & Adam's NYC engagement session

Krista & Adam's NYC engagement session

We feel so blessed and honored that Krista & Adam flew us out to New York City for their engagement session! Not only was it an amazing trip, but we seriously adore these two.  We had so much fun getting to know them and visiting some of their favorite spots around New York. On our first day there, we visited the cutest little breakfast spot and heard all about how they met (and how Adam had to work for a few years to finally win Krista's heart). Since they brought us all the way our to New York City, we did a two part engagement session and we are so glad we did. In the morning, we visited the gorgeous Central Park Conservatory Gardens. They started with a classic, elegant look and the garden was overflowing with gorgeous greenery, flowers and cherry trees! In the evening, we walked down some of their favorite streets in Brooklyn heights and finished out their session with an incredible sunset and gorgeous views of the New York City Skyline at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade! Everything was so beautiful and it was such a great experience. After spending just a short amount of time with Adam & Krista, we are positive that marriage is going to be so good to them. The way Adam looks at Krista is so sweet and gentle and the way she smiles when he's around could light up a room. So cheesy, but we love it. We can't wait for Adam & Krista's Hacienda del Sol wedding next spring with our friend Jane from Jane Castle Events

Catch a glimpse of how we spent out 72 hours in New York on our personal blog post

Thanks for an amazing weekend Krista & Adam! 

Betsy & John

Megan & Mike's Tucson Engagement Session

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Megan & Mike's Tucson Engagement Session

We are so excited that Megan & Mike are ELOPING today!! Elopements feel so special and intimate, we know their's is going to be wonderful. We had so much fun with these two at their Tucson engagement session. When we met, it immediately felt like we were old friends. They insisted that they were not photogenic at all, but I'd say these photos prove otherwise. Congratulations Megan & Mike! I know we only met last week, but we are so excited for all the future has in store for you. 

PS-the photos below are all film. Isn't it just so beautiful and dream like? Love film! 

XO, Betsy & John 

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Jessica & Ryan's Phoenix Engagement Session

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Jessica & Ryan's Phoenix Engagement Session

This adorable couple is getting married today and we are so excited about it! When we met Jessica & Ryan, we could instantly see the connection they have is the real deal. They are so sweet to each other and laughter comes easily when they are together! I met through Ryan's sweet momma, who I used to work with and I feel so blessed that we get to capture their wedding day. We know it's going to be not only a beautiful wedding day, but a beautiful life together as husband and wife. Congratulations Jessica & Ryan! We are so excited for you guys!! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John 

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Alyssa & Dave's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

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Alyssa & Dave's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

We had so much fun with Alyssa & Dave at their gorgeous Tucson desert engagement session! Can you believe these glowy desert veiws?

This couple is so sweet and a match made in heaven. They are both mellow and kind with a crazy love for each other. Dave was so sweet and gentle with his bride to be, we just know that he is going to make an incredible husband! Alyssa & Dave both live in San Fransisco, so we met up with them while we were there shooting a wedding a few months back. They looked so cute and we were SO excited to be shooting an engagement session in the bay area! Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for the day, because it was super gloomy and crazy windy (like so many days in the bay area!) We got a handful of super cute shots, but it was not what any of us had in mind! When A & D were back in Tucson a few months later, we convinced them to meet up for a mini desert engagement session to show off their Tucson roots. We are SO glad they agreed, because look at this gorgeous, sunny desert! Tucson was showing off for this one and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. 

We have been anxiously awaiting Alyssa & Dave's big day at the gorgeous Tubac Golf resort (which is our all time favorite venue to shoot at) and it's finally here! We are working with an incredible team of vendors and we are ready to capture this wonderful day for this amazing couple. Congratulations Alyssa & Dave! Thank you for inviting to be a part of your big day. We adore you two!! Thanks for tuning in friends. Hope everyone has an incredible weekend!

Hugs,

Betsy & John

 

 Gorgeous couple hugging at their Tucson desert engagement session
 Gorgeous Tucson desert engagement session. Groom adoringly looking at his beautiful bride. 
 Beautiful bride to be smiling at her Tucson engagement photos with Betsy & John.
 Bride & groom to be smiling at each other at their desert engagement session.
 Handsome guy in suit with cactus in the background
 Cute couple dancing in the desert at their Tucson engagement session. Gorgeous desert light and cactus glowing in the background.
 Groom hugging his gorgeous bride to be
 Beautiful girl in gorgeous green dress with the desert in the background.
 How gorgeous is this halo diamond engagement ring on this cactus? We love ring shots like this!! 
 We love their outfits Alyssa & Dave chose for their engagement session. Her green dress compliments the gorgeous desert gorgeous desert tones perfectly.
 Gorgeous couple hugging at their engagement session in Tucson, AZ with the golden hour desert in the background. 
 Cute couple walking in the desert. Love all that glowing cactus and gorgeous Tucson mountains in the background! 
 Black and white landscape shot of the gorgeous Tucson desert with huge saguaros and prickly pear.
 Couple holding hands in the desert at their Tucson engagement session. Gorgeous greens and beautiful engagement ring.
 This girl looks so happy to be marrying the man of her dreams. Love the way he's hugging her.
 How sweet is this couple kissing in the desert?! This beautiful desert view is to die for and that leg pop is adorable. We love black and white photos, they are so romantic! 
 Twirling her beautiful green dress in the desert. Perfect example of what to wear to your engagement session, so elegant.
 Gorgeous black and white portrait of this smiling bride to be
 Couple kissing at their engagement session with the golden hour desert in the background. So cute! 
 Couple walking in the desert holding hands! 
 Black and white photo of a couple holding hands, looking at each other at their desert engagement session. 
 Couple walking in the desert holding hands with huge mountains in the background. 
 Gorgeous black and white ring shot of a round halo diamond engagement ring.
 Engagement photo of an adorable couple hugging each other with the Tucson sunset and gorgeous desert in the background at golden hour. 

Thanks for veiwing this beautiful couple's session! Check back later to see photos of their gorgeous Tubac golf resort wedding! XOXO

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Megan & Matt's Sedona Engagement Session

Megan & Matt's Sedona Engagement Session

We had so much fun exploring the red rocks with this awesome power couple and their sweet little Lucy, at their Sedona engagement session! 

Megan and Matt are two of the most laid back people we have ever met. They are kind and whitty and seriously in love. We spent almost an entire day with them in Sedona and it just felt like we were old friends. We are so excited to be sharing their engagement photos, because these two are getting married TODAY!! We are just headed out the door to shoot their big day, but we wanted to take a moment and reminisce about this wonderful time in their lives, as it comes to a close and they walk into a new phase of life as husband and wife. We are SO excited for you Megan and Matt! It's an honor to be a part of your story! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John

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Mike & Brittany Desert Anniversary Session

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Mike & Brittany Desert Anniversary Session

Mike & Brittany had the most stunning bohemian desert anniversary session ever! It was inspired by Tucson and it didn't disappoint! Smoke bombs, gorgeous florals and smoke bombs. Interested yet?

When Mike and Brittany asked us about doing an anniversary session, we just knew it was going to be incredible. These two are sweet, mellow and fashionable musicians with a crazy mad love for each other. Mike and Brittany met at a music conference as teenagers, had a whirlwind romance and tied the knot a short time later. Since getting married, they moved to Tucson, an Arizona desert town, deeply rooted in a culture of music and art. Mike and Brittany fell in love with the culture and community they found in Tucson. They just celebrated 8 years of being married and wanted to create a shoot that represented not only their love for each other, but the rich connection they have established with their little desert town. We created a shoot for them that was inspired by the southwest desert, filled with eclectic, geometric details and just gushing with romance.

We feel so blessed that this gorgeous session was featured on Green Wedding Shoes

 White and Gold Wedding Cake by Crumbs Cake Boutique in Tucson 
 Candles in glass hurricane vases with succulents, air plants and cholla bones 
 Romantic desert anniversary session with cactus and blue smoke bombs
 Boho bride with a braid and a gorgeous white floral clip in her hair
 Beautiful desert set up with lanterns, candles and prickly pear cactus
 Trendy boho bride holding organic bouquet, kissing her husband with a man bun. 
 Candles and air plants on a gorgeous Turkish kilim rug
 Bride and groom at desert alter with candles
 Beautiful lantern in the desert with candles, air plants and eucalyptus 
 Bride and groom hugging in the desert with cactus in the background and pink smoke surrounding them
 Groom cuddling with bride sitting down in the desert
 Beautiful white and gold two tiered cake with cactus in the background
 Romantic desert anniversary session. Wood stumps with candles, lanterns and air plants. Beautiful prickly pear cactus in the background.
 Bride and groom holding hands with huge saguaro in the background
 Gorgeous blond bride with braid and boho hair
 Lanterns, candles and cow hide rugs in the desert
 Pink smoke bombs in the desert
 Candles and air plant on a red Turkish kilim rug
 hipster groom hugging his bride who is holding a gorgeous green and white bouquet
 Husband and wife celebrating with champagne in the desert
 Romantic desert set up with candles, air plants and cholla wood

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photography, planning + design: Betsy and John // location: Tucson, Arizona // florals: Alexis Grace Florals // hair + makeup: Powder Room Bridal // bakery: Crumbs Cake Boutique // couple: Mike & Brittany // dress: Forever 21

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Snap Lovely is now Betsy and John

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Snap Lovely is now Betsy and John

Hey guys, we are so excited to finally announce some news that we have been holding in for MONTHS. Snap Lovely photography is now Betsy and John! We have been quietly working on our new brand and can't tell you how excited we are to share this new journey with you! 

2015 was a huge for us. What started out as confusion and defeat, ended with inspiration and encouragement. We went through so many personal changes and our business grew more than we ever anticipated. What started out as a hobby for us, turned into something so much more. Photography is intertwined with the very core of who we are. We started to find our voice and develop a style that we really felt was our own. Though we still loved the name, Snap Lovely just didn't fit who we were anymore. After two years of working together and learning from each other, the very core of our business is us, Betsy and John. After a business mentoring session with our friends Amy & Jordan, we decided that it was time for a change. Over the last few months, we've been reworking a lot of things, creating a new website and finalizing lots of little details to make this all possible. We are so excited to turn over a new leaf in our business and we hope that you will join us on this journey! Thanks so much for all your encouragement and love! 

 
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