Newlyweds, dear friends, and fellow photographers Chris and Adrienne asked if we would do an Us Session with them after their wedding in December.  Since we were going to be in Phoenix for a convention anyway, we capitalized on the opportunity and set up an amazing shoot with them while we were there. 

I never laugh harder than I do when we’re with these guys!  They are just so incredibly funny!  We had the best time photographing them and I’m really really excited about the results! 

Chris and Adrienne – I think you’ve hit the refresh button on our blog long enough don’t you? ;)  Hope you enjoy them!

I’ve always thought of the Grand Canyon as being in the hot desert but there was a good foot of snow on the ground up there!  One from Sean…


…and one from me in warmer country…are they smokin’ hott or what??



  1. chris. on January 20, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Boooyah! I win! Just wore out the refresh button, I think!

    These are amazing guys, we can’t wait to see the rest after you’ve worked your magic on them! Thank you so much!!!

    One step closer to that 40×70!

  2. jenn schreck on January 20, 2009 at 7:21 am


  3. Ole Martin on January 20, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Love the last one there!

  4. K. Crafton on January 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I just adore these two! What a fun shoot….glad you all had a blast out there!

  5. Mindy & Phil on January 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    These are great!

  6. Andrea Hallgren on January 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    WOW!!! LOVE the last one! Amazing! But what else do you expect! :)It was great spending time with you at DWF! I can’t wait to see you again soon!

    WOuld you photograph me and Scott? We need to talk, 12th anniversary this year!

  7. Valerie Schooling on January 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, both of these are so neat…it’s such a blessing to have friends that can make you laugh!

  8. Phil Thornton on January 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    cool shots guys, is it just me or in the bottom one does the rock formation look like a guy sitting Indian style with his back/side to you?

  9. Kate Nabors on January 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    FABULOUS! & I’m sure Chris & Adrienne’s personalities made this super easy. Ya’ll are seriously awesome!

    Glad you all had fun at DWF. Hope I’ll be able to head out there next year, too!

    And congrats on the award, Mel!

    ps-I’m Alison Bynum’s assistant…from the PUG meeting a couple months ago. Glad to meet you both there!

  10. Ariana on January 23, 2009 at 9:16 am

    how amazing! i want to do my pictures again, just b/c they are so incredible. if you guys are ever in New Orleans, don’t hesitate to let us know. we’ve got all the good spots mapped out.

  11. ohana photographers - david & kimi on January 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    holy wow guys!! lovin the hot and cold!

  12. adrian hitt on January 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    looks lovely guys! can’t believe you found snow! :)

  13. mel on January 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    hahaha! Chris wins earliest commenting time EVER! So glad you like them! Jenn, Ole Martin – thanks so much! Kate – they are great aren’t they? Chris and Adrienne I mean :o) Mindy, Phil, and Andrea – it was great to see you guys out there too! and Phil – you are totally right – I didn’t see that before! Valerie – thank you! Kate 2 – thanks! They were awesome to work with for sure! Ariana – it’s a date! We would love to shoot in Nawlens! :o) Thanks Ohanas! Adrian – oh yes we found snow alright – lots of it – I had cold wet feet for several hours to prove it! ;o)

  14. Kriea on February 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I just love everything about that second shot!

  15. peggy on February 2, 2009 at 1:48 am

    great pics! :)

  16. chris. on February 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Yup, still love them. Is it bad that I come by here every few days to just look at them again? =) You guys rock.

  17. Mel on February 9, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    haha – that makes me happy Chris :o) Visit any time!

  18. Matt Vickers on March 12, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Thats second one is my favorite. You guys do such great work.

  19. Sean on August 23, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Thanks Matt–we really appreciate it!

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