Andrew and Kaila

June 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

Though I photograph a lot of people and life events. Seldom am I present for an actual question popping session! You can imagine my giddiness when I get a call to photograph a proposal, then – I feel like I’m on a secret mission in the name of love!
 

My session with Andrew and Kaila started out with Kailas dad Dan reaching out to me to see if I’d be able to help Andrew pull this off.


The answer to this is always yes, by the way. Dan introduced Andrew and I over text.

 

Then Andrew explained how it was going to all go down: He was going to propose to Kaila after a tour of the Wrigley Mansion here in Phoenix Arizona.

 

It was a hot day and my heart was racing as if I was the one proposing! 

Andrew_Kaila -7761Andrew_Kaila -7761
Andrew got down on one knee and Kaila caught him fiddling around with his sock. She knew one day it would happen.  So today just like many others she thought "Could this be it? Is today the day?" Kaila was in shock as Andrew knelt before her with a box in hand. Andrew asked her to marry him somewhere In his lovely written proposal.  She said OF COURSE! 
 
Andrew_Kaila -7764Andrew_Kaila -7764 Andrew_Kaila -7768Andrew_Kaila -7768
Andrew_Kaila -7788Andrew_Kaila -7788 Andrew_Kaila -7800Andrew_Kaila -7800
Andrew_Kaila -7820Andrew_Kaila -7820 Andrew_Kaila -7833Andrew_Kaila -7833
Andrew_Kaila -7834Andrew_Kaila -7834 Andrew_Kaila -7839Andrew_Kaila -7839
Andrew_Kaila -7841Andrew_Kaila -7841 Andrew_Kaila -7847Andrew_Kaila -7847
Andrew_Kaila -7863Andrew_Kaila -7863
Andrew_Kaila -7868_2Andrew_Kaila -7868_2
Andrew_Kaila -7892Andrew_Kaila -7892
Andrew_Kaila -7899Andrew_Kaila -7899
 
Andrew_Kaila -7912Andrew_Kaila -7912
 

Andrew_Kaila -7942Andrew_Kaila -7942
Andrew_Kaila -7950Andrew_Kaila -7950
Andrew_Kaila -7964Andrew_Kaila -7964
Andrew_Kaila -7967Andrew_Kaila -7967
Andrew_Kaila -8008Andrew_Kaila -8008
Andrew_Kaila -8072Andrew_Kaila -8072
Andrew_Kaila -8103Andrew_Kaila -8103
Andrew_Kaila -8116Andrew_Kaila -8116
Andrew_Kaila -8126Andrew_Kaila -8126
Andrew_Kaila -8235Andrew_Kaila -8235
Andrew_Kaila -8219Andrew_Kaila -8219
Andrew_Kaila -8260Andrew_Kaila -8260
Andrew_Kaila -8278Andrew_Kaila -8278
Andrew_Kaila -8253Andrew_Kaila -8253
Andrew did such a good job of orchestrating this whole thing and keeping it a secret from Kaila, which made for one of the most genuine and sweetest proposals! Not to mention the ring is gorgeous!
 
Andrew_Kaila -8032Andrew_Kaila -8032 Andrew_Kaila -8043Andrew_Kaila -8043 Andrew_Kaila -8063Andrew_Kaila -8063
Congratulations to both of you,
and so glad I was there to document this incredible moment! 


 


Look out it's Collin!

November 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

"Hey Victoria, Thanks again. Collin had so much fun with you! I can’t wait to see all the pictures. I’m so excited!!!"

Collin-3043Collin-3043 Collin-3056Collin-3056 Collin-3117Collin-3117 Collin-3157Collin-3157 Collin-3172Collin-3172 Collin-3217Collin-3217 Collin-3194Collin-3194 Collin-3259Collin-3259 Collin-3274Collin-3274 Collin-3290Collin-3290 Collin-3381Collin-3381 Collin-3356Collin-3356 Collin-3401Collin-3401 Collin-3466Collin-3466 Collin-3505Collin-3505 Collin-3616Collin-3616 Collin-3637Collin-3637 Collin-3714_snowCollin-3714_snow


Falsetto Family

November 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

Andrea said "Our photo session was so relaxed. Family pictures make me really anxious. I feel nervous that my kids won’t cooperate or the dogs will get squirrely and I’ll be disappointed. Victoria was so calm, so wonderful with my boys and dogs that it kept my crazy at bay. She kept the boys laughing and our photos are full of genuine smiles. She was so sweet to give me sneak peeks and assure me everything was turning out beautifully."


Falsetto Family

Andrew is 10 and Michele is 7, the days are long but the years are short. These two are growing up so fast. Where has the time gone?

Andrea 2020-1388Andrea 2020-1388 Andrea 2020-1545Andrea 2020-1545
Andrea 2020-1566Andrea 2020-1566

When I gave Andrea access to her images she said "You have me crying like a baby. 
So incredibly grateful to you for capturing the beauty in this crazy, wonderful family."

Andrea 2020-1602Andrea 2020-1602
Andrea 2020-1596Andrea 2020-1596 Andrea 2020-1582Andrea 2020-1582
Andrea 2020-1640Andrea 2020-1640
Andrea 2020-1658Andrea 2020-1658
Andrea 2020-1716Andrea 2020-1716 Andrea 2020-1730Andrea 2020-1730

We chose to do family pictures this year for two reasons, it’s been awhile and our oldest dog has bone cancer.
Victoria was the first person I thought of to capture her sweet spirit. 


Andrea 2020-1849Andrea 2020-1849
Andrea 2020-1860Andrea 2020-1860 Andrea 2020-1310Andrea 2020-1310 Andrea 2020-1905-EditAndrea 2020-1905-Edit Andrea 2020-2014Andrea 2020-2014 Andrea said one of her favorite things about her family is that they are always laughing. Humor, love and saying I'm sorry go along way. Andrea 2020-2057Andrea 2020-2057

Andrea 2020-2152Andrea 2020-2152 Andrea 2020-2208Andrea 2020-2208

This is what 13 lucky years of Marriage looks like.

Andrea 2020-2223Andrea 2020-2223 Andrea 2020-2309Andrea 2020-2309 Andrea 2020-2361Andrea 2020-2361 Andrea 2020-2387Andrea 2020-2387 Andrea 2020-2313Andrea 2020-2313 Andrea 2020-2479Andrea 2020-2479 Andrea 2020-2528Andrea 2020-2528 Andrea 2020-2408Andrea 2020-2408 Andrea 2020-2666Andrea 2020-2666 Andrea 2020-2729Andrea 2020-2729 Andrea 2020-2792Andrea 2020-2792

I couldn’t be happier with the final product and can’t wait to put them up in my home and make a photo book.
I show my pictures off to anyone willing to look.

This year I’ve realized how finite my time is with my children and I’m so thankful to have captured this moment in time. 
Andrea 2020-2892Andrea 2020-2892

Lady

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”  – Erica Jong

  Andrea 2020-2918Andrea 2020-2918 Andrea 2020-3029Andrea 2020-3029 Andrea 2020-2947Andrea 2020-2947

 

My review:

Victoria is a wonderful photographer who handles a family session with all the love and care you didn’t know you wanted and thankful that she brought it. I was so impressed with her easy nature with my boys and my dogs, that I was able to relax and enjoy the moment. She will forever and always be my go to gal. This was the first time we ever brought our dogs and now we will always bring them. If you need someone to capture the heart of your family, Victoria at Tuff Photo will leave you speechless.

 


Tucker

November 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Need I say more?  Tucker is adorable!

Tucker-4832Tucker-4832 Tucker-4883Tucker-4883 Tucker-4920Tucker-4920 Tucker-4926Tucker-4926 Tucker-4930Tucker-4930 Tucker-4966Tucker-4966 Tucker-4981Tucker-4981 Tucker-5037Tucker-5037 Tucker-5057Tucker-5057 Tucker-5058Tucker-5058 Tucker-5066Tucker-5066 Tucker-5073Tucker-5073 Tucker-5105Tucker-5105 Tucker-5133Tucker-5133 Tucker-5138Tucker-5138 Tucker-5170Tucker-5170 Tucker-5217Tucker-5217 Tucker-5252Tucker-5252 Tucker-5270Tucker-5270 Tucker-5316Tucker-5316 Tucker-5325Tucker-5325 Tucker-5401Tucker-5401 Tucker-5410Tucker-5410 Tucker-5419Tucker-5419 Tucker-5434Tucker-5434 Tucker-5468Tucker-5468 Tucker-5488Tucker-5488 Tucker-5498Tucker-5498


Barley

October 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This is the 3rd time I have photographed Barley.  She is so sweet and makes shoots so much fun.  I can't get enough of her! 

Barley and Roxy-4029Barley and Roxy-4029 Barley and Roxy-4122Barley and Roxy-4122 Barley and Roxy-4245Barley and Roxy-4245 Barley and Roxy-4267Barley and Roxy-4267 Barley and Roxy-4278Barley and Roxy-4278 Barley and Roxy-4281Barley and Roxy-4281 Barley and Roxy-4288Barley and Roxy-4288 Barley and Roxy-4301Barley and Roxy-4301 Barley and Roxy-4304Barley and Roxy-4304 Barley and Roxy-4346Barley and Roxy-4346

 

 

Archive
January February March April May June July August September (1) October November (3) December
January (2) February (1) March April May June July August September October (3) November (3) December (4)
January (1) February March April May June July August September October November December
January February (2) March April May (2) June (2) July (3) August September October (4) November (1) December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November (2) December
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December