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Mark had won a bet where he got to choose everything they did for one day. The day kicked off with them going to and eating at all their favorite places in Phoenix and ended at their favorite hiking trail at Piestewa Peak. They arrived in time for sunset, hiked to the top, and before returning down, they were engaged! One month later, I returned to that trail with them to celebrate and capture their love.

We met at sunrise to beat the AZ heat, and I definitely want to do more of these sessions this summer. Cooler weather, amazing light, and a beautiful couple…perfection!

♥ Emily

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Sharing something a bit different today! This spring I participated in a fashion photo shoot with several local Arizona designers and business owners. It was just a fun shoot for us all to get together, share our talents, and get some pictures of our products/services. I was honored to be a part of it and I’m so glad to have met all these wonderful, talented, entrepreneurial AZ ladies!

Enjoy a peek into what we put together and be sure to check out all these awesome local businesses!

Jewelry Designer – Alyssa Bird at Regenerous Designs
Set Designer – Lindsay Michelle at Chateau L’chelle Interior Design Studio
Fashion Designer – Rebecca Turley at Nostalgic Boutique
Cupcakes – Sarah at Milk & Honey Cake Co.
Makeup Artist – Kami Steele
Hair Stylist – Jessica Gruetzemacher
Models – Valerie Hopkins with Arizona Model and Actor Management, Christina Duggan, and Alyssa Bird
Location – Hawkes Farm

♥ Emily

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  • May 24, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    E G 'Cris' Criswell, BSBA, CCA - Great looking girls, great photos, thanks for sharing with us.

    Cris and Bev

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Aside from both being east coasters, it was Shane’s infectious personality and Jaclyn’s caring nature (and beauty!) that first brought them together. Six years later, they are oh-so-in-love and can now call each other husband and wife. On 5.3.13, Jaclyn and Shane tied the knot at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. The day was filled with Jaclyn’s beautiful smile, just the right amount of Arizona sun, and such a FUN group of their supporters. They smiled, celebrated, and danced the night away…

Ceremony + Reception – Troon North Golf Club
Wedding Coordinator – Some Like it Classic
Bridal Gown – Destiny’s Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses – Weddington Way
Hair + Makeup – The Roose Parlour and Spa
Invitations – Delphine Press
Florist – Flowers by Jodi
Entertainment – The Hamptons

Thanks to 2nd shooter, Elise, and my super awesome helper, Dacia, for being a part of the day!

♥ Emily

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  • May 22, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    mom - lovely! I loved their flowers! And the guys wearing the green ties

  • May 22, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    Cara - Lovely photos!

  • May 22, 2013 - 1:36 pm

    Donna - Gorgeous! Fabulous pictures…I love every one!

  • May 22, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Mollie Beale - Oh my gosh! These are gorgeous!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  • May 22, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    lora - i just love looking at your pics! you’re awesome!

  • May 22, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    uncle Billy - tbe time of my life, jac, you were stunning. wishing you guys the best forever.

  • May 23, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Mary Ellen - Jac, it was such an unforgettable day. It’s beautiful to see all these pictures that capture the love from this day. Well done, Emily. Gorgeous!

  • August 7, 2013 - 7:13 pm

    Anonymous - It was so great to relive this day!!! Stunning…. :)

WINNER UPDATE: Random.org picked commenter #4: Jen!!

I did something crazy this last month…in a matter of 24 hours, I started a book, finished the book, and watched the movie based on the book. Yes, I liked it :) In fact, I LOVED it! So I didn’t have to put too much thought into my favorite thing for this month. Silver Linings Playbook book and movie!

I have to take breaks from reading, mainly because when I get into a book, I REALLY get into it. Any extra time that I have you will find me snuggled up with my book, I “go to bed early” just to read my book, stay up late with my flashlight reading my book, and it comes everywhere in my purse. Juuuust in case I have a free moment to sneak in a few pages. Well this time I didn’t even have time to do that. I started it on a Saturday night and by the time I went to bed on Sunday evening, I had finished the book and the movie. In that 24 hours, I sniffled, I cried, I laughed out loud, I smiled lots, and then I was just plain depressed when it was done :)

I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but its about a 30 something gentleman from Jersey that gets out of a mental hospital at the beginning of the book. The rest is about his adjustment back in the real world and his quest to find his happy ending (or “silver lining”) amidst his struggles with love, family, and Kenny G. Seriously, Kenny G. Haha! Definitely goes on my favorite book list and I am still sulking a bit about it being over. I should probably just start my next book to move on!

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So here’s how it works…

When: You can enter now through Thursday, May 23rd. The winner will be randomly picked and announced on Friday!
Who: Anyone and everyone that loooves Emily Snitzer Photography, and lives in the continental US with a valid postal address.
How: All you need to do is comment below on this blog post, and be sure to enter your email address. Don’t worry, your email will only be visible to me. Easy beans, peeps!

And no, you don’t have to read and watch it all in 24 hours! But you sure can, and you just might ;)

♥ Emily


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  • May 21, 2013 - 11:02 am

    mallory - i just downloaded this sample book on my ipad – would LOVE the actual book to read!

  • May 21, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    janie - I have’t read the book or seen the movie. I hate when you finish a good book though and then you feel like you can’t start another because it just won’t be as good!

  • May 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    Stephanie Celis - Would love to read it :)

  • May 21, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    jen - Loved the movie….bradley cooper was ah mazing!!!!

  • May 21, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Andrea Hoffman - Love it!

  • May 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    mom - ok, i want to win this one, just about ready for a new book myself!

  • May 21, 2013 - 5:06 pm

    Kendra - Love that you do this!!! Both are on my “to see” and “to read” lists! :)

  • May 22, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    Cara - This is fun! Haven’t read the book or seen the movie! :)

  • May 23, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Trisha - I haven’t read the book, but when I rented the movie from redbox, I watched it 3 times in 24 hours before I took it back. I haven’t seen a movie that I loved this much in a very long time!! I would love to read the book and own the movie!! Great giveaway this month! :)

  • May 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Tabitha Peterson - I love the movie! It was really cute :)