Tyler Downey Photography: Blog https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog en-us (C)Tyler Downey Photography tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u582670734-o239086848-50.jpg Tyler Downey Photography: Blog https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog 86 120 Karen & James – Wedding – Saguaro Buttes https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/5/karen-james-wedding-saguaro-buttes Karen & James had a lovely wedding tucked away in the beautiful desert scenery surrounding Saguaro Buttes. I photographed this wedding as a second photographer to my colleague Tim Nichols. One of many weddings we have done at Saguaro Buttes, we knew exactly where and how to get all the best photos for Karen & James. The two of them were such a nice couple and were wonderful to work with. This was my first wedding where the groom was in his Military uniform. As a strong supporter of our nation's heroes, I was honored to be able to capture James, a United States Marine, in full glory on his special day. Congratulations, Karen & James! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) events weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/5/karen-james-wedding-saguaro-buttes Sun, 28 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Maynard Family – El Barrio & Santa Cruz River Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/5/maynard-family The Maynards were a pleasure to work with – such a nice family! We started off in the El Barrio Viejo district near downtown Tucson and then went across the freeway to an area along the Santa Cruz River Park.  This shoot was very special for me as it was the first time I have photographed a proposal! When they told me about it, I was ecstatic! I was so happy to be able to capture those special moments for Thomas and Mo! Congratulations! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) family portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/5/maynard-family Mon, 15 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Jose & Catherine – Wedding – Celebrations Party Spot https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/jose-catherine-wedding-celebrations-party-spot We were very excited to hear that Jose & Catherine were getting married and wanted us to be their photographers! We had previously done a maternity shoot for Catherine for their adorable son, Alex (found pictured below). The two of them chose Celebrations Party Spot in Tucson for their ceremony and reception. With the help of Chance Calgher, my second photographer, and my girlfriend/assistant, Logan, I made sure to capture their special day from every angle from start to finish. We ended up with some awesome shots – I especially love the shots from the reception – some of my favorites of all time! Having been there for two of their major milestones, we hope to continue to be there to see the Estrada family grow for years to come (and get to photograph it!). Congratulations, Jose & Catherine! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) events weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/jose-catherine-wedding-celebrations-party-spot Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Ashley – Senior Portraits – Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/ashley-senior-portraits-agua-caliente-park I was very honored and happy to hear that Ashley, a senior at Cienega High School, insisted to her mother that I be her senior portraits photographer! She loved the photos I take at Agua Caliente Park and wanted to do her portraits there. We were able to capture some wonderful photos to celebrate her senior year. Congratulations, Ashley! :) 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) high school seniors portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/ashley-senior-portraits-agua-caliente-park Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Dobiecki Family – Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/dobiecki-family-agua-caliente-park Photographing the Dobiecki family was fun – and interesting! The boys (and by boys, I mean the four grown men!) were a little troublesome to keep under control, but we got through it! =D Joking aside, we really did enjoy working with them and were happy to capture their family (and all of their quirkiness)! And we just love the candid black-and-white photo of Patti & Atticus below! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) family portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/4/dobiecki-family-agua-caliente-park Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Ward-Wolcott-Weaver Generation Photos – Papago Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/3/ward-wolcott-weaver-generation-photos-papago-park As a gift to Logan (my wonderful girlfriend / assistant) and her family, I photographed their 4 generations of girls. We did a fairly brief but beautiful shoot at Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ. I was very happy to capture these photos that they can cherish and pass on to generations to come! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) family portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/3/ward-wolcott-weaver-generation-photos-papago-park Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Caleb – Senior Portraits – Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/2/caleb-senior-portraits-agua-caliente-park Caleb, a senior at Cienega High School, chose Agua Caliente Park for his senior portaits. We had a great time working with him and his family! They have become wonderful friends of ours – we would love to work with them again! Congratulations, Caleb! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) high school seniors portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2017/2/caleb-senior-portraits-agua-caliente-park Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Fall 2016 Headshots — Home Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/12/fall-2016-headshots-home-studio Headshots are a must for a professional in any career, especially aspiring students! Here is a snapshot of all the headshots I did in Fall 2016, ranging from college undergraduates to working professionals. I enjoyed meeting each of them and being able to provide the photo that they use everywhere from LinkedIn and Facebook to email profiles to business cards!

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/12/fall-2016-headshots-home-studio Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Stanfield Family — Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/11/stanfield-family-agua-caliente-park Luann and her children, Shelby and Nick, along with their adorable dogs, Lacey and Domino, gathered for a family photo shoot at Agua Caliente Park. Logan and I LOVE dogs so we were very excited to hear the shoot involved dogs! They were great models! But of course, Logan and I enjoyed working with the humans of the family too! We had a great time photographing all of them and would love to do so again in the future! All five of them were awesome! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/11/stanfield-family-agua-caliente-park Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Meli's Portraits — El Barrio Viejo https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/11/melis-portraits-el-barrio-viejo Meli, representative for the trendy LuLaRoe clothing company and proud mother of an adorable little guy named Owen, wanted to do a photoshoot to promote her LuLaRoe clothes (and to get a few family photos of course!). We did the shoot in the El Barrio Viejo district near Downtown Tucson and got a variety of lovely shots against this authentic scenery. Having always wanted to do a shoot here, I was excited! Logan and I loved working with Meli’s fun, friendly family and hope to work with them again in the future. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/11/melis-portraits-el-barrio-viejo Sun, 06 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Catherine's Maternity Session — Empire Ranch https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/6/catherines-maternity-session-empire-ranch Catherine and José are expecting their baby boy Alex and are beyond excited about it. I was ecstatic to do their shoot at the charming Empire Ranch in Sonoita. The sun graced us with the perfect mix of sunrays peeking through the trees for some of my favorite shots from the shoot. Logan and I had a wonderful time working with Catherine and José and loved the ideas/props they came with! The balloons were my personal favorite – very cute! We are excited to photograph their wedding, and hopefully their new FAMILY in the future! Congratulations to Catherine, José, and Alex! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Maternity Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/6/catherines-maternity-session-empire-ranch Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Borquez Family – Starr Pass Resort https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/borquez-family-starr-pass-resort Nikki and her boys chose to go the beautiful Starr Pass Resort for their photoshoot. While short, I think we captured some beautiful snapshots of their family at this captivating spot tucked away in the desert mountains.

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/borquez-family-starr-pass-resort Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Daylen – Senior Portraits – La Placita Village https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/daylen-senior-portraits-la-placita-village Daylen, a car enthusiast in his senior year at Cienega High School, did his photoshoot at the colorful La Placita Village in Downtown Tucson, accompanied by sister Kaylie and mom TJ, who popped in for a few family shots. This was my last shoot at La Placita before it unfortunately closed. I am happy Daylen could get his photos done here —they turned out great! Congrats, Daylen! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High Portraits School Seniors https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/daylen-senior-portraits-la-placita-village Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Chris & Jess – Wedding – Kingan Gardens https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/chris-jess-wedding-kingan-gardens Chris and Jess had a gorgeous wedding at the wonderful Kingan Gardens in Tucson. I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely, adventurous couple as a second photographer alongside colleague Chance Calgher. They had some of the coolest little nature/adventure decorations I have ever seen (like the pinecones below), an awesome local band performance, and a gorgeous venue to top it all off. Congratulations, Chris & Jess! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/chris-jess-wedding-kingan-gardens Sun, 03 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Chad & Rebecca – Wedding https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/chad-rebecca-wedding Chad and Rebecca hosted a lovely wedding surrounded by their dearest friends and family. Chance, Logan, and myself worked together to document all the greatest moments from their special day. Surrounded by beautiful desert scenery, we photographed until Sunset and had a great time doing it. We look forward to hopefully continue photographing their family as it grows! Congratulations, Chad & Rebecca! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/4/chad-rebecca-wedding Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Bonnie - Senior Portraits - Christopher Columbus Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/bonnie---senior-portraits---christopher-columbus-park Bonnie chose Christopher Columbus Park for her photo shoot – I had never done photos there before but I definitely found a number of great little spots to capture her in as she nears the end of her senior year of high school. With Spring getting in to full swing, the greens-and-yellows are back, bringing the photos to life with vibrant color. A shot Bonnie really wanted was one of her walking with her cap-and-gown (see below), which I was more than happy to capture, placing her in front of the beautiful lake and palm trees there at the park. I really enjoyed getting to experience this new location and photographing Bonnie there. Congratulations to her for reaching this special milestone in her life and best wishes to her for what the future holds! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/bonnie---senior-portraits---christopher-columbus-park Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Kyle & Heather – Wedding – Kingan Gardens https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/kyle-heather-wedding-kingan-gardens Kyle and Heather were a dynamic couple I had the pleasure of photographing on their wedding day as a second photographer to my photographer colleague, Chance Calgher. It was our first time photographing at this location (Kingan Gardens), but we loved it and found it to be a beautiful little venue tucked away near downtown Tucson. The two of us each captured some beautiful moments — my top picks from mine are shown below. Congratulations, Kyle & Heather! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/kyle-heather-wedding-kingan-gardens Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Henry & Phyllis - Engagement - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/henry-phyllis---engagement-session---agua-caliente-park Henry and Phyllis are getting ready to tie the knot in October of this year. We did an engagement photo shoot for this happy couple and I have to say it was one of my favorite photo shoots I’ve ever done! The two of them had such a great energy together and really connected and fueled the emotion that made for so many amazing shots during their shoot. When I say so many, I really mean SO MANY. We were able to capture TONS of beautiful photos of the two of them. They are such a photogenic couple, I hardly had to do much work – many of these photos are from me candidly capturing their natural love for each other. Logan and I really did have a great time on the shoot – Henry and Phyllis made it so much fun! We got up at the crack of dawn but it was certainly worth it to get the photos we did. I am so happy with how these photos turned out and even happier for Henry and Phyllis – congratulations to them! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Engagement Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/henry-phyllis---engagement-session---agua-caliente-park Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Alejandra - Senior Portraits - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/alejandras-senior-portraits-session Alejandra was our first senior to kick off the Spring season! She chose the colorful Agua Caliente Park for her session location.  The lighting was spectatular that day with the setting sun glowing beautifully through a thin layer of clouds. Her white dress really popped against the vibrant colors in the ambience of the photos. It was nice to get back in the game for the Spring season and our shoot with Alejandra could not have gone any better! Congratulations, Alejandra! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/3/alejandras-senior-portraits-session Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Gallardo Family - University of Arizona https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/gallardo-family-session Our second time with the Gallardo family, we had a wonderful time photographing them on the beautiful UofA campus.  Logan and I really enjoy working with them  - the atmosphere is very fun and free. The boys of the family each came with Superman shirts tucked under their button-ups for a family Superman shot – it was awesome! Then we even got a photo of Colette with her Superman! But the fun didn’t end there… I thoroughly enjoyed photographing the boys play football towards the middle of the session, capturing pure, candid family fun! Just look at Xavier’s happy face holding that football (see below) – too cute! This shoot truly was fun. We look forward to hopefully working with the Gallardos again! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/gallardo-family-session Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Bobby - Senior Portraits - Downtown Tucson https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/bobbys-senior-portraits Bobby, a proud senior at Andrada Polytechnic High School in Vail, came to his senior portraits session prepared with his “Class of 2016” t-shirt. We did the shoot in Downtown Tucson, which was great because it was my first time doing a shoot there. We strolled along from spot to spot capturing Bobby in a variety of scenes. The urban feel of this location truly stands out from other work I have done, and I hope Bobby and his family are as ecstatic about the turnout as I am. Congratulations, Bobby! Best of luck to you on your future endeavors! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/bobbys-senior-portraits Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Travis - Senior Portraits - Reid Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/traviss-senior-portraits Travis’s shoot was special for me because he was the first male high school senior I’ve ever photographed! He chose Reid Park for the photo spot and we ended up getting an incredible amount of gorgeous photos! I loved the colors just beginning to lighten up from the soft beams of sunrise – I must say, the freezing cold at 730 AM was worth it (sorry, Travis!)! We definitely got a variety of shots, which I always love to do. I really liked the style of the ones against the brick wall – very cool. Travis is a senior at Andrada Polytechnic High School – as a former Vail student I always enjoy photographing students from that school district. He’s a bright young man with a passion for make-up artistry: I was happy to capture his personality during his photo session and hope him and his family are as pleased with the outcome as I am! :D Congratulations on your senior year, Travis! Never stop following your aspirations! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/traviss-senior-portraits Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Kraykovich Family https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/kraykovich-family-session Logan and I were really excited to do the Kraykovich family session because they got us clearance to do the shoot at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort! We did the entirety of the shoot in the back of the resort along the beautiful pathways there that lead to a gorgeous waterfall.  Gregory was great throughout the shoot and found it fun to say, “Cheeeeeese!”, so that was great! He was the star of the shoot at the end having his own little photo-op, which is where we got that cute pose of him below (upper-right)! The Kraykovich’s are a fun, friendly family (thanks for showing us around, Iris!), and we hope to photograph them again! :D

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2016/1/kraykovich-family-session Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Davies / Irwin Family - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/davies-/-irwin-family-session The Davies / Irwins were very fun to work with. Our session felt really comfortable and easy-going – it truly makes a difference when everyone is relaxed and just having a good time. Many of the photos I took were of candid moments I captured, which I always LOVE to get. Those real, un-staged expressions are simply beautiful. When Andrea told me the photos brought her to tears, I was overwhelmed with joy (they were good tears!) and a sense of accomplishment in the fact that I was able to capture photos that had such a powerful impact and meant so much to her and her family. We loved working with them and would be happy to again in the future. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/davies-/-irwin-family-session Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Ingram / Carman / Tollefson Family https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/ingram-/-carman-/-tollefson-family-session The Ingram / Carman / Tollefson family session was the biggest family we’ve done yet! We loved working them during the shoot and capturing moments for them to cherish and share for generations. It was a tad bit chilly on the shoot (okay, freezing), but the overcast cloud coverage allowed for a soft backlight that came out wonderfully. It was our first time getting to do a shoot at La Paloma, so that was exciting! Despite the cold, we took many great photos of this fun, lively family. Hey – you can’t see the temperature in photos! All in all, I don’t think our session could have gone any better. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/ingram-/-carman-/-tollefson-family-session Sun, 27 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Hidalgo Family - University of Arizona https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/hidalgo-family-session The Hidalgos live overseas in Japan and contacted us to set up a photo shoot while they were here for the holidays. We were more than happy to get them into our schedule and do their family photos! We decided to do the shoot at the University of Arizona campus. It was the first time we had ever done a shoot there, but being a full-time student there, I always pass by these little spots that I think would make for great pictures! I was definitely excited for it. Their baby girl, Avery, was great during the shoot – everything went smoothly. We were able to capture plenty of beautiful moments during the session. Happy holidays to the Hidalgos! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/hidalgo-family-session Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Barone/Gallardo Family Photos - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/barone/gallardo-family-photos---agua-caliente-park Colette was very excited to do this shoot because a professional photo of her family was long overdue! I too was eager to do the photos because I think photos are so important to have – I am always overjoyed to be the one who provides a family with everlasting photos to cherish and share forever. Colette, her husband, brother, parents and three handsome boys all came to the shoot in fantastic-looking outfits, ready to go! All of them were quite photogenic and made for a smooth shoot that allowed for us to get not one, but many, beautiful photos. Colette has another shoot scheduled with just her husband and their sons. We’re looking forward to it! :) 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/barone/gallardo-family-photos---agua-caliente-park Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Judd Family Photos - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/judd-family-photos---studio The Judd’s came to our studio for their first holiday family photos with their new little girl, Kylie. The four of them looked great and were a pleasure to photograph. Kylie and James each have these big, wonderful eyes that really pop in the studio - add in their genuine smiles and they’re as cute as can be! Photographing this family, we could feel the joy brought to each other through their loving playfulness together. My favorite shots are the candid moments between them, which truly capture everything I’d hope to and more. Merry Christmas, Judd Family! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/judd-family-photos---studio Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:00:00 GMT
Faith's Family Generation Photos - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/faiths-family-generation-photos---studio Following directly after our studio shoot with Kailee, Randy and Faith, we did a session with Kailee’s extended family to capture 5 generations of girls in the family. :) Having 5 generations together is certainly an amazing thing, and we were happy to photograph them this holiday season – Faith’s very 1st! We wish you all a very merry Christmas! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/faiths-family-generation-photos---studio Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:00:00 GMT
Kailee, Randy and Faith - Family - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/kailee-randy-and-faith---family---studio Less than 2 months ago, we had the opportunity to photograph little Faith when she was just barely two weeks! We were happy to see her adorable smile again for this shoot with her loving parents, Kailee and Randy. They chose to use the studio for their session, and the photos came out very nicely. Happy families just make for wonderful photos! And faith’s smile? Precious. How can you not love it?! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/kailee-randy-and-faith---family---studio Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Carolina's Quince Session - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/carolinas-quince-session---agua-caliente-park In celebration of turning 15, Carolina and her family wanted to do a photo shoot to capture her at this special milestone in her life. Most importantly, she wanted to get photos in her beautiful quince dress! They chose Agua Caliente as the location for the photos and were overjoyed to do the shoot there. Indeed, the fall colors popped gorgeously against Carolina’s dress and other outfits. We were lucky enough to get a cloudy day which granted us soft, beautiful light – and even luckier to not have the occasional sprinkle not turn in to a heavy pour! We really love the photos we captured of Carolina and as always are happy to give this nice family a collection of photos to cherish and share for a lifetime. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/12/carolinas-quince-session---agua-caliente-park Sun, 13 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Dean's Photo Session 2015 - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/deans-photo-session-2015---agua-caliente-park When Dean’s grandma, Sheree, reached out to me wanting to get photos of him done as a Christmas present to Dean’s mother, Megan, I was ecstatic! I photographed the little guy’s 1st birthday in February and remember having so much fun simply because I get overwhelmed by his cuteness! Sheree chose Agua Caliente Park for the portraits, and what a good choice it was – the colors were beautiful and I think they went really well with his jean/sweater outfit.  So far Megan has only seen the sneak peeks of the photos above, but there are plenty more! Much more cuteness yet to be seen! Logan and I enjoyed working with Dean, as always, and had lots of fun on the shoot with his grandparents! We are beyond pleased with the turnout of his photos. I hope we get to photograph him more as he grows up – he’s one awesome model! Merry Christmas, Megan and Dean! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/deans-photo-session-2015---agua-caliente-park Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Carlos Jr.'s Photo Session - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/carlos-jr-s-photo-session---studio Carlos and Amanda’s little bundle of joy was born on the 21st of November 2015. They named him Carlos Jr., after his father. Amanda wanted to do his newborn photos on his 7th day of life, which we fortunately were able to do! I was instantly excited when they arrived to their session, hands full with blankets and outfits! I say again-and-again how I love when clients bring a variety of accessories and ideas with them to their shoot. This allowed us to get a multitude of diverse photos of the adorable little guy. I myself was overwhelmed by the cuteness of many of the photos; I can only imagine how his parents feel! From the “First Thanksgiving” shots to the Christmas and beach/sea ones, we certainly captured numerous photos of their precious first child in this special, once-in-a-lifetime early stage in his life. I hope I have the opportunity to photograph Carlos Jr. in the future as he reaches other milestones in his life! Congratulations, Amanda and Carlos! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Newborns Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/carlos-jr-s-photo-session---studio Sun, 29 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Gentry Sisters' Photo Session - Mt. Lemmon https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/gentry-sisters-photo-session---mt-lemmon Logan and I had a great time working with Shelby, Emily and Abby during their photo session on Mt. Lemmon. It was actually our first ever shoot on Mt. Lemmon and we were beyond satisfied with the beauty of the locations we chose! The fall colors certainly popped in many of the photos (as seen below). The three sisters did awesome during their session, picking up on posing techniques so well that they were natural models practically doing my job for me by the end! More than that, they had such a great, positive energy together that made photographing them feel so much more natural and easy, in a way.  I certainly love how the pictures turned out. With the holidays around the corner, the sisters did their session as a gift to their parents for Christmas. What a wonderful present this collection of photos will be! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/gentry-sisters-photo-session---mt-lemmon Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Zavier's Photo Session - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/zaviers-photo-session---agua-caliente-park Zavier’s photo session was a blast! First off, he is just simply adorable. Logan and I had loads of fun working with him on the shoot. Photogenic as he is, I found myself “trigger-happy” snapping away, which resulted in many wonderful shots. Zavier’s mother came prepared with lots of toys and props for the shoot, which, as I always say, really helps the photos come alive and just look so much better. Half of the shoot was Christmas-themed (seen in the second collage below), while for the other part, Zavier was one cool little dude – leather jacket, motorcycle and all. I absolutely loved the shots of him on his ‘cycle; some are a few of my favorite shots ever! Indeed, I was overly pleased with the outcome of his session. The photos are going to be a surprise for Zavier’s father who is away serving on an assignment with the Air Force. What a pleasant surprise that will be! Zavier’s photos are just too cute to not smile at - scroll down and see for yourself! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/zaviers-photo-session---agua-caliente-park Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Jasmine's Senior Portraits - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/jasmines-senior-portraits---agua-caliente-park Jasmine, a senior at Empire High School, chose to do her senior portraits at Agua Caliente Park - it was our first senior portraits session for the class of 2016, and it couldn’t have gone any better! As Logan and I are both former Vail students and current Vail residents, we always enjoy providing beautiful photos for fellow members of the Vail community, and the photos we captured of Jasmine during this important milestone of her life were nothing short of beautiful! We were able to get a lot of variety from the shoot – which is something I always love.  I was happy to also capture some photos of Jasmine and her boyfriend, Chris, as well as some of her and her mother, Christen. Those are always nice little extras that they’ll have to look back on forever! All on all, the shoot went wonderfully and I am very pleased with the finished photos. Congratulations, Jasmine!

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/jasmines-senior-portraits---agua-caliente-park Mon, 09 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Amanda's Maternity Session - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/amandas-maternity-session---agua-caliente-park Amanda’s maternity session with her fiancé, Carlos, went better than I could have hoped! It was my first maternity shoot ever, so I was a little nervous – but I think it went splendid and we captured numerous beautiful photos in the short time we did the shoot! I was very happy that the two of them came prepared with various photo props and ideas – that always makes for better photos and I love it! From little boots to a “welcome aboard” lifesaver to their ultrasound pictures, we had plenty of options for photos! Logan and I really enjoyed working with Amanda and Carlos; they’re a wonderful couple and have a great energy together. That energy and love undoubtedly shines in these photographs (see below) – a love that will grow as they continue their journey together – soon to be a family of three! Congratulations, Amanda and Carlos! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Maternity Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/11/amandas-maternity-session---agua-caliente-park Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Shayna's Grad Photos - Reid Park Tucson https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/shayna1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Shayna is graduating from Brookline College as a Patient Care Technician and wanted to get some photos done in her cap & gown in celebration of her achievements! She came prepared to her shoot with props and ideas, which is something I always LOVE when clients do. She brought confetti for the shot seen below in the mid-right – my personal favorite, and she even brought a Superman shirt that made for more fun, creative shots. Our shoot went very smoothly and I think we got some beautiful shots. Congratulations, Shayna! :D

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/shayna1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Sat, 24 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Avery's Newborn Session - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/avery1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Avery’s first photo shoot was a success! Adorable as she is, her photos came out as cute as can be. She was a little camera shy for her first time but it will only be a matter of time until she’s a silly little model like her sister, Alyson! I was happy to capture baby Ave’s newborn photos for her family to have and look back on as she continues to grow. I hope to photograph her again in the future as she reaches more milestones – it’s truly a pleasure to document a child’s journey growing up and I would love to do that with Avery (and Alyson!) for Alisa and Andrew. Until then, see her in all her little cuteness in the photos below! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Newborns Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/avery1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Faith's Newborn Session - Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer/faith1 For Faith’s newborn session, her parents Kailee and Randy chose to do a shoot in our professional studio. It was our first newborn session ever AND our first shoot in our studio since setting it up! Nevertheless, the session went terrific and gave us a number of adorable photos of Faith (see all the cuteness below!). The session went very smooth and we were able to get a fair variety of photos of the precious little one. When photographing newborns, essentially it’s the baby who is in charge – you have to be patient in order to get great photos, and that is exactly what we did! I am very pleased with the photos we captured of Faith – it makes me happy when I capture photos for a nice couple like Kailee and Randy who will have these photos of their little baby girl forever! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Newborns Portraits Studio https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer/faith1 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Marquis's 1st Birthday - Reid Park Tucson https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/marquis1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer I could not have been more pleased with how Marquis’s turning-one photo session turned out. It had been a while since the last time I did a shoot at Tucson’s Reid Park, but we were certainly able to find some beautiful scenery - and it being overcast in the late afternoon, the lighting was simply gorgeous. Marquis was a happy little guy and had the kind of fun, silly personality that makes for great photos. We all had a great time on the shoot. I hope we get to photograph him again in the future! He’s like a little model – definitely a joy to photograph. All in all, I am more than happy with the end result of this photo shoot. Happy 1st birthday, Marquis!

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/10/marquis1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Fri, 16 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Nickerson Family - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/9/nickerson-family1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer The Nickerson family has just welcomed a new member of the family into the world – their baby girl Avery. To capture their new family-of-four, we did a photo session at Agua Caliente Park. Less than a month before the session, Alisa and Alyson were there having their own photo shoot! I was happy to photograph their whole family this time and loved all of the many photos we captured! Congratulations to the Nickerson family on becoming a beautiful family of four! :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/9/nickerson-family1/tucson-wedding-and-portrait-photographer Thu, 24 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Fischer-Steinkraus Family - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/9/fischer-steinkraus---family---agua-caliente-park The Fischer-Steinkraus family came ready for our photo-shoot at Agua Caliente Park with a set of adorable outfits and matching smiles. Lucca was a bit camera-shy starting out but it wasn’t long before he was a lively little fella. It was a joy getting to photograph the Fischer-Steinkraus’s. The love of their family truly radiated through the photographs I captured. The father-son photos in the Alabama attire were simply adorable, but then again – any photo with little Lucca is a photo to smile at. His fun, silly personality practically leaps out of the photos below. Altogether, I am pleased with how I captured the personality of their little family – I think the photos show it pretty well. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/9/fischer-steinkraus---family---agua-caliente-park Sun, 20 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Alisa & Alyson - Mommy & Me - Agua Caliente Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/alisa-alyson---mommy-me---agua-caliente-park Alisa and Alyson were a pleasure to photograph at the beautiful Agua Caliente Park. The theme of the shoot was “Mommy & Me”. We started shooting just moments after the sun peeked over the mountains, giving us the beautifully gleaming sunray in the photo on the middle-left (below). Alyson was simply adorable in her little pink overalls, but what really made some of the photos “too cute” was Alyson’s cheerful smile (as seen in various photos below). This was my first baby/toddler portrait session AND maternity session and I am very happy with how it turned out. I hope I get to photograph Alyson again in the future because she has a happy spirit that is just a joy to photograph. Alisa’s next baby girl, Avery, is on the way – it’s only a matter of time before she’s getting ready for her photo-shoot. :)

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/alisa-alyson---mommy-me---agua-caliente-park Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:00:00 GMT
Samantha & Jesse - Wedding - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/samantha-jesse---wedding---st-matthews-episcopal-church Samantha and Jesse vowed to forever love and cherish one another on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. This sacred day in which their marriage was blessed will forever be etched in their hearts and memory. I was honored to capture each moment of their special day through the beauty of photographs. One thing I am passionate about when it comes to photographing weddings is capturing the day from various angles and perspectives. Thus, I always bring a 2nd photographer to truly cover the entirety of the celebration. Working alongside me at Samantha and Jesse’s wedding was Chance Calgher, a gifted fellow artist who is responsible for several of the beautiful images below. Following the ceremony, rain began to fall and a storm began to brew outside, so we thought it best to keep the bride and wedding party indoors for the formal photos. Nevertheless, the venue provided a peaceful setting for the photos. I think they turned out wonderfully. Congratulations to Samantha and Jesse! 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/samantha-jesse---wedding---st-matthews-episcopal-church Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT
Ryan's 1st Birthday https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/ryans-1st-birthday Ryan celebrated his 1st birthday with an awesome Disney "Cars" themed party! I photographed his exciting day mostly by following him around on hand-and-knee. He found the life of the party to be in the balloons, which kept him occupied for a good while before he began to get tuckered out. When it was time for his smash cake, he started off a little slow - but it wasn't long before he was wrist-deep in icing and had half the cake on his face! We asked him how old he was now and in the picture below (middle-left) he proudly gave his answer. 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/8/ryans-1st-birthday Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:33:47 GMT
Alpha Kappa Psi - Banquet Event - Desert Diamond Casino https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/5/alpha-kappa-psi---banquet-event---desert-diamond-casino The Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity at the University of Arizona held their banquet at the Desert Diamond Casino. They had a beautiful setup in the ballroom with an awesome theme: James Bond 007. The tables even had playing cards scattered over them! The Bond Franchise is actually my favorite movie franchise of all time – so I though this theme was pretty cool. They gave awards with titles referring to the 007 movies, such as “Goldfinger” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”. The awards were for anything from “best hair” to “best dressed” and so on. The award recipients were even given a little toy water pistol with their recognition – just great! Following the awards, the dance floor livened up. When the DJ turned up the beat, the lights went dim and the house let loose – footloose, that is.  It was fun getting to photograph everyone having a good time. We did a little “photo booth” session for most of the event, which was fun. I think the photos speak for themselves there. All in all, I think everyone had a great time – some a little more than others. It was an awesome event to be at and I was thrilled to shoot it.

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/5/alpha-kappa-psi---banquet-event---desert-diamond-casino Sat, 09 May 2015 06:30:00 GMT
The Kitzmiller Family - Gallery in the Sun https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/5/kitzmiller-family---gallery-in-the-sun The Kitzmillers were a blast to photograph - such a beautiful family! They chose the Ted Degrazia Gallery in the Sun as the spot for their photos, and it was magnificent. There were vibrant desert colors all around us, as well as great artsy scenery outside the gallery. The four of them make up a fun, lively family, thus making for some great candid photos! Little Jake and Amelia were especially cute, about as silly as can be. The photos turned out nicely and truly glow with the character of this nice family.

The Kitzmillers

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/5/kitzmiller-family---gallery-in-the-sun Wed, 06 May 2015 00:01:57 GMT
Branson Collins - Skate Session https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/4/branson-collins---skate-session Got up early in the A.M and went along with Branson for a skate session. I had a lot of fun and took some killer shots of him doing the works. The photos turned out great! I’m excited for the next time I get to capture him in action on his board.

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Action https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/4/branson-collins---skate-session Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Motocross Photo Session - MC Motorsports Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/3/motocross-photo-session---mc-motorsports-park Spent the day at the MC Motorsports Park and took some shots of the riders getting ready for the races! It was fun to shoot and was a nice change of pace for me. I’d like to go out there again sometime, maybe during races!

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Action https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/3/motocross-photo-session---mc-motorsports-park Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Dean's 1st Birthday - Purple Heart Park https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/2/deans-1st-birthday---purple-heart-park It was a blast photographing Dean’s 1st birthday party! What a great day for a party at the park! It was beautiful outside and the little guy had lots of fun playing around. I think I smiled with just about every shot I took because he is so cute! He took some awesome photos – growing up to be a real stud! 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Events Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/2/deans-1st-birthday---purple-heart-park Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Kayla & Tyler - Wedding - Saguaro Buttes https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/2/kayla-tyler---wedding---saguaro-buttes On February 13, 2015, Kayla and Tyler both said, “I do”, and thus began their lifelong journey together. They had a beautiful wedding at Saguaro Buttes and a lively reception following the ceremony. It was a lovely wedding to photograph and I really enjoyed doing so. Working with my fellow photographer, Chance Calgher, we were able to capture the day moment-by-moment without missing a beat. I was very pleased with how the images turned out. It makes me happy to be able to give this nice couple photographs that they can cherish forever. Congratulations, Kayla and Tyler! 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Weddings https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/2/kayla-tyler---wedding---saguaro-buttes Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Wolcott Grandkids - Wigwam Resort https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/1/wolcott-grandkids---wigwam-resort The Wolcott grandchildren all got together on a nice day in Phoenix for some photos for their grandparents, Fran and Karen. The bunch of them, seven in total, looked great together in their coordinated outfits (thanks Grandma). We did the photos at the Wigwam Golf Resort in a shaded grassy area. After we took some nice photos of them all together, they had a wild “snowball” fight (thanks Uncle Jay), which was just as fun to photograph as I bet it was to be a part of. It was a fun little shoot and I enjoyed capturing it!

Wolcott Grandkids

 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Family Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2015/1/wolcott-grandkids---wigwam-resort Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Kayla & Tyler - Engagement - Agua Caliente https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2014/12/kayla-tyler---engagement---agua-caliente Kayla and Tyler are two young lovers who will have been together for six years this May, and are now ready to tie the knot. They are having their wedding in February and wanted to do a little engagement session to have some photos to send out with their invitations. They have a strong connection and romantic energy that you can really feel, even through their photos. The photo shoot turned up numerous beautiful, vibrant photographs for them to cherish and share as their wedding date gets closer.

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) Engagements Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2014/12/kayla-tyler---engagement---agua-caliente Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Lauren - Senior - Agua Caliente https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2014/10/lauren---senior---agua-caliente Lauren is a senior at Cienega High School. She chose to do her photo-shoot at the beautifully peaceful Agua Caliente Park. The extensive two-hour session lasted from late afternoon to sunset, allowing us to get many amazing shots in various areas around the park. Lauren was looking for a candid feel to some of her photos, which we captured excellently during the shoot. 

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tdowneyphoto@gmail.com (Tyler Downey Photography) High School Seniors Portraits https://www.tdowneyphoto.com/blog/2014/10/lauren---senior---agua-caliente Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT