When I met Cassie nearly seven years ago I knew we would be friends. We both had a passion for art and photography and a love of animals. We met while teaching art to elementary students here in Yuma. We shared a small art office and both taught art on a cart for half of a school year while her new school was being built. I missed her when she moved over to her new school, but I was so happy for her. She did such an amazing job starting up the art program at Sunrise Elementary. She is a super talented art teacher. One of those teachers that goes the extra mile and takes time to know all of her students. She taught in Yuma for several years before moving to the Phoenix area to continue her teaching career.
Even though our lives have gone in separate directions we have kept in touch over the years. So, when I got the news that Cassie got engaged I couldn’t be happier for her. When she asked me to take her engagement photos I was honored to capture this special time in her life.
We met up in Old Town Scottsdale on a Saturday afternoon. I had not met Rick until right before the session, but I could tell right away they made the perfect couple. You can see how much they care for each other just by looking at them 🙂
Cassie had seen images taken in this particular alleyway on the web and wanted some photos taken there. A big thank you to my friend Val for finding this exact spot for us.
Love this one with the ivy and the building too.Cassie and Rick were great sports. How many couples would climb a tree for a photo? Love how these came out.
Being that Cassie is an art teacher we had to get a photo with this very famous sculpture by Robert Indiana. It is such a popular attraction in Scottsdale that we had to wait our turn to take photos next to it. Even though the lighting wasn’t perfect and we were rushed by tourists I think we got a pretty great image.
We went to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park for these images. I loved the trees and the lighting over there.
Cassie and Rick will be tying the knot in a private ceremony on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Congrats you two!!!
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