coty + zach | sunrise desert maternity


All my client relationships are special, but this one has been one of the most rewarding journeys as a photographer. I first connected with this adorable couple in June of 2017 when they reached out wanting engagement photos. They took a chance on me and I flew out to Denver to stay with them to do their photos, not knowing it was going to bud into something great. After the session I stayed in Denver a few days and had an absolute blast being a tourist with Coty and Zach.

In Sept. 2017 I had the pleasure of shooting their gorgeous wedding on Coty’s parent’s property in Fairbault, MN. What a day it was, such a perfect blending of two loving families. The sunset photos I stole them away from the reception for are some of my favorite to date. They are the most radiant and spunky couple and I think that shines so brightly in those photos. You can see more from that dreamy day in Coty + Zach wedding blog post!

Fast forward to 2019 and they reached out yet again because...Coty’s pregnant!! They were in Phoenix visiting family so I took them out to Usery Pass near the Salt River for some vibrant AZ scenery as the backdrop to their maternity session. Sunrise in Arizona is an unparalleled experience. The sun peaked up over the Superstition Mountains and we picked up right where we had left off, as if no time had passed at all since we had last seen each other two years ago. Originally we met at sunrise to try and beat the heat but sadly we were outsmarted by that Arizona sun and still had to shoot in 112°. Despite the boiling weather, Coty and Zach powered through to capture those perfect moments. Let me tell ya, thank god they were troopers because those photos were so worth it! With some extra time we made our way over to some murals in Phoenix and even snagged a few pics by the botanical gardens. 

They are absolutely the sweetest couple of all time, and after three sessions in three different states, I’m delighted to call them my friends. Congratulations Coty and Zach, you two will be the most spectacular parents and I can’t wait to do some newborn pics with your lil nugget!

stay creating, brookklyn