Summer | Tucson Senior Portrait Photographer

Summer is a beautiful, blue-eyed girl with the sweetest heart. She is a talented volleyball player graduating from Tucson High Magnet School this May and JUST got accepted at San Jose State University located in San Jose, California where she plans on going to school for kinesiology. It was an absolute joy getting to know Summer and photograph her in downtown Tucson, with lots of laughs, giggles, and fun times in between! I knew I liked her when she told me, “I know most girls don’t want a pony tail for their senior pics, but I WANT ONE!” and she totally rocked it!! It’s so awesome to see a girl’s personal expression come through simple choices in their wardrobe. We were striving for a very natural, authentic senior portrait session with lots of Summer’s super silly personality and contagious laugh. Also, big thanks to her dad Chris for being my human light stand and mom Nancy for helping me out holding my bag and getting us those  Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers!

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  • Mike Summers - Every Senior should be allowed to have pictures this nice!ReplyCancel

Jackson & Faith: Austin Wedding at The Allan House

I LOVE this story of how Jackson asked Faith to marry him, “Jackson is in a band called Sour Bridges here in Austin. They were having their album release on May 31st. Him and his friends had put in so much hard work preparing this album, and we were all anticipating the album release show at the Historic Scoot Inn here in Austin. I showed up to the venue around 9, and greeted all our friends.  here was a huge crowd awaiting the lovely Sour Bridges to perform for them. Half way through their set, nature called and I snuck away to the ladies restroom. One of my good girl friends came into the restroom frantically looking for me and quickly escorted me out and to the front of the stage where Jackson and all of our friends were singing the song that we first kissed to. He got down on one knee in front of a crowd of 300 and asked me to be his wife, I said yes and we danced the night away. It was so special because of the fact that he had all of our friends singing this song as he proposed, we are the couple we are because of the amazing friends we have surrounding us. To have them all involved made it a beautiful moment.”

This was my first time experiencing the city of Austin, Texas and every. single. person. I came in contact with was SO so sweet. I first met Faith when she was a bridesmaid at Josh and Addie’s wedding last fall. Jackson and Faith and their families and friends were so full of joy and love for each other, which is clearly portrayed in all of the images below. The emotion in Jackson’s eyes as Faith was walking down the aisle is the way every bride wants their man to look at them. And the reception at The Allan House was an amazing party full of energy that went late into the night. Thank you all for your hospitality and for inviting me to be a part of your wedding!

Order and view all of the photos from Jackson and Faith’s wedding at www.pureinart.smugmug.com/Weddings/Ellis-Wedding.

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Order and view all of the photos from Jackson and Faith’s wedding at www.pureinart.smugmug.com/Weddings/Ellis-Wedding.

Photography | Pure in Art Photography

Getting Ready Venue | Ron King Salon & The Mavis House

Ceremony Venue | Hyde Park Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue | The Allan House

Catering | Dagar’s Catering

Live Band | The Preservation

Florist | Rosehip Flora

Makeup Artist | Ron King Salon, Bailey Stike

Hair Stylist | Ron King Salon

Videographer | Travis Sutherland

Dress | Unbridaled

Bridesmaid Dress | Anthropologie

Groom’s Suit | Indochino

  • Mike Summers - Great story about the proposal, and the pictures capture every moment so nicely!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Wallis - Wow!! Love them all! Brilliant job of recording the event of our and Faith’s life! Thank you Tina!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlie Hall - Was an epic event of monumental proportions……of newly created dance moves. ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Ellis - Tina, you were a blessing in Faith and Jackson’s beautiful wedding day, capturing many special moments for us all. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Carroll - What a very special day! Nice to have so many photos to remember the day!ReplyCancel

  • Daphne Faith Eaton - It was a beautiful day and captured so well. These pictures will become more valuable as time goes on! Wonderful job, Tina!ReplyCancel

  • Ariell Torres - All of the pictures turned out amazing! So happy for ya’ll!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa Thomas - Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Barnett - Awesome pictures to remember the most important day in your lives! We pray for a beautiful life together as man and wife!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Martin - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Kieffer - Such a beautiful couple, wish you guys all the best! You both surely deserve each other.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Payne - Lovely wedding! Lovely coupled! I loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Wallis - Beautiful day and beautiful pictures. ReplyCancel

  • Julie Debon Wallis - Great day, great memories, great photos…ReplyCancel

  • Heather Eaton Boyce - Tina you did a fantastic job at capturing every special moment. It was a wonderful day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer eaton - The pictures of Faith and Jackson wedding are wonderful!
    We could not be there in person but certainly enjoyed
    Being able to share in all the special memories!
    You captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Eaton - Beautiful photos of a very sweet young lady. Simple elagance!
    Wonderful day for the Wallis and Ellis families! Thanks for sharing
    Such sweet moments of Faith and Jackson!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Eaton Duke - Loved the pictures! The wedding was beautiful and so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Harllee - So sorry to have missed the wedding, but the pictures are wonderful. So nice to share the day.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Harllee - Absolutely beautiful photographs! So sorry to have missed it!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Marie Whitmire - lovely!ReplyCancel

Tucson Bridal Show January 2014

This month I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Tucson Bridal Expo at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, a beautiful location for a wedding venue nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in Tucson, Arizona. This was my first time as a vendor at a bridal show and what an amazing experience it was! We had over 100 beautiful brides-to-be walk through our booth to talk about their big day! Thanks to my friends Ashley and Priscilla for assisting me with all the traffic at my booth and to my hubby for all your help and support!

Tucson Wedding Photographer, Tina Kraemer of Pure in Art Photography exhibiting at the Tucson Bridal Show in January 2014White, silver and mirrored details and decor for bridal show booth ideaMirrored table in bridal show booth to hold raffle entry forms and pricing brochuresMirrored table in bridal show booth to hold raffle entry forms and pricing brochuresTucson Wedding Photographer bridal show booth ideaInspiration for a photographer bridal show booth idea

For those of you who are interested in where I purchased all of the items, decor, and my outfit you see in my bridal show booth, here are my vendors: Large Wall Photos: Printed at Bay Photo Lab | Business Cards & Brochures: Printed at GotPrint.com | Heavy-Duty Backdrop Holder: Adorama | Curtains, & Sign: ROSS Dress for Less | Accent Chairs: Walmart | Pillows: Pier 1 | Peppermint Flavored Lipbalms: TotallyLipbalm.net | White Photo Frames: IKEA | LOVE Bookend: Typo | Mirrored Console Table: Target | Silver Bookshelf: Previously Owned & Spray Painted with Rust-oleum Silver Metallic | Pink Chevron Plastic Bin: Target | Black Wedges Shoes: TOMS | Flower Belt: Goodwill | Blush Pink & Black Lace Dress: Forever21

  • Mike Summers - Tina, you never, ever cease to AMAZE me! Your both is incredible and even more so when I see how you can take things that reflect your values (of living simply, but making the most of it) such as a belt from Goodwill and make it a part of something so nice!
    Congratulations on a Wonderful showing!!! It should go a long way to show brides-to-be how much you can do for them along with your top of the line photography!ReplyCancel

University of Arizona School of Nursing Graduates 2013

I absolutely loved spending the afternoon with these beautiful ladies to get some great shots to celebrate their graduation from the University of Arizona School of Nursing, what an awesome accomplishment!!! Congrats girls and have a blast at your graduation THIS Friday!!!

Order prints and view all of the images from their photo session at: www.pureinart.smugmug.com/Portraits/UofA-Nursing-Graduates

Victor & Kate: A Sweet Kansas City Engagement

It was SO much fun shooting these two who came down to Kansas City from Michigan for Thanksgiving break and their engagement session! They are both finishing up their residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and Victor is also a talented photographer. It was super chilly out but luckily we found some warm locations to shoot at in Crown Center Plaza, starting in the pretty teal breezeways, having a sugar-high play date at Chip’s Candy Factory… YUM!, and ending up at the park in the back of Kate’s parent’s home. And OMG, that engagement ring… made up of two diamonds from both of their grandmothers. Can’t wait for your wedding in Kansas City next May!

Order and view ALL of their engagement images at: www.pureinart.smugmug.com/Engagements/Mangona-Engagement

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