When Jupin asked me to shoot her and Resham’s engagement session, she said she wanted a sunset shoot in traditional Indian outfits with props. I had no idea what this would entail, but everything turned out beautifully! Shout out to her entire family for helping with the shoot, with everyone directing, styling, and lugging heavy props back and forth through grass burs. We were definitely chasing light by the end of it since we couldn’t bring the props down to the main preserve and had to wing it, but everyone made it work!
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Earlier this year, my bridesmaids and I visited the Watters headquarters to pick out their bridesmaids dresses! In May, they received all of their dresses, and this past weekend, I got to shoot a few of them in it!
This was one of my favorite shoots all YEAR because I got to capture my beautiful bridesmaids in their dresses for the first time! Not everyone could make it, but I'm happy to have been able to shoot Jen, Angela, and Kat!
Don't they all look so beautiful? I'm so proud to call them my bridesmaids! I can't wait to see the other three girls in their dresses also! I know everyone is going to look amazing!
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I was recently invited to The Wigwam in Arizona to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of its Organizational House, the first building on the site that is still intact today. The resort was established by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executives as a place to oversee their cotton ranching business, and it has managed to keep so much of its history over the past 100 years, including original buildings, decor, and even windows in the pattern of vintage Goodyear tire treads.
Our first night at the resort was incredible: cocktail hour, followed by an intimately lit dinner in the Trellis garden, where we had full view of an amazing Arizona sunset.
The next morning, we headed out at 7AM to hike at the nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It takes 75-100 years for a saguaro cactus to grow its first arm, and the size of some of the cacti were so impressive!
Afterward, we had lunch a the spa, and I got a long, relaxing facial!
Later in the day, we played a demo of FootGolf (SURPRISINGLY more fun than I thought it'd be!) and then went to a beer and appetizer tasting at Red's Bar & Grill right off the golf course. We ended the night with live music by the lobby and perfect evening weather.
I loved that we had plenty of downtime to relax and enjoy the entire resort. I spent some days walking around and explored every nook and cranny of the resort. I actually really love the original Organizational House. It's so charming and looks just as it did 100 years ago!
One of my favorite experiences was the open kitchen cooking demo, where we got to watch the chef cook some dishes from the Litchfield menu. Everything was sooo delicious, and we had to hold back on eating because our actual dinner at Litchfield's was shortly after. We got to try dumplings, lamb, carrot soup, all paired with different cocktails. It was definitely the culinary highlight of the trip! I love that they emphasize farm-to-table and even have their own herb garden for ingredients right outside.
Our last morning, we had a big brunch, complete with fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes... and pork belly! I went back to take a long nap before heading back to Texas. Although we did so much at the resort, I left feeling completely refreshed!
If you're looking for a resort full of history, golf, tennis, multiple pools (even water slides!), live music, and SO much more, this is the place to be! It's very family friendly too! I loved hearing how it's a favorite among locals! To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the first building on their property, The Wigwam is offering a Centennial Thank You Package for a two-night stay in an Adobe Traditional Room and $100 resort credit per stay!