Clickin’ Chicks Tucson | September Get-Together

Ever since I left Kansas City a year ago to start our new lives in Tucson, Arizona, I have been missing a very crucial part of what made my passion for photography and friendships thrive in the Midwest. Back home we had so many different photography groups, where we had a space to meet others […]

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  • Mike Summers - Aww. What a very Cool thing to be able to do together! And the food looks both healthy & yummy too!ReplyCancel

New Topics Coming Soon to the Pure in Art Blog!

Tips for brides, advice for photographers, photography gear reviews, local wedding vendor spotlights, back-to-school specials for portrait sessions, personal posts about my life, and a brand new category for all those who know I love to cook… favorite recipes! ALL coming to the blog very soon!! What specific topics WOULD YOU like to see on […]

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Kate & Victor | Safari Wedding in Downtown Detroit

Kate & Victor met at an internal medicine luncheon on the 1st day of residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, June 25, 2009 at ~12:25 pm. By 12:55 pm, Victor knew he wanted to marry her after just their first encounter. Victor knew how much Kate loved Tigers, so Victor took her to […]

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  • Mike Summers - What a wonderful story of love you told Tina. And the ‘character’ are perfect for each other. The pictures really do bring the story to life and it is amazing. Congratulations to Everyone, but especially the Bride & Groom!ReplyCancel

  • Reena - You captured their special day perfectly!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Marie Kraemer - It was such a blast meeting everyone at Kate and Victor’s wedding this weekend!ReplyCancel

Brittani + Jack | Tucson Engagement at Mount Lemmon

When Jack and Brittani told me that they would love to go on a hike for their engagement session, I couldn’t be more excited! We drove up to the top of Mount Lemmon, then hiked to get to one of their favorite paths and when Tucson was hitting just over 100 degrees, we were blessed […]

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  • LynnandDave Johnston - Jack and Brittani’s engagement pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Babbitt - The best picture of all is the one of YOU!

  • Mike Summers - Wonderful pictures in a nice setting with a beautiful couple; along with the 75 degree temp, what more could you ask for? Perfect! ReplyCancel

Sylvia & David | Tucson Wedding at Quail Creek Country Club

The wedding day began with Sylvia and her girls getting ready at their brand new house in Sahuarita. The beautiful wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church… I just adore the way David looks at his bride as she’s walked down the aisle by her father. The reception was at […]

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  • Alex Romero - Awesome pictures you did a beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Mike Summers - Beautiful wedding and, of course, they look So Happy. I especially like the ‘first dance’ pictures and the nice evening sky pictures too! Very Nice!!!ReplyCancel

Kayla & Ben | Tucson Wedding at Oasis Wild Horse Ranch

Kayla and Ben’s wedding day was full of love, family, and friends, and we couldn’t have been blessed with better weather on this beautiful day in April. We started out with the ladies getting ready at the Omni Tucson National Resort and Spa then the rest of the day was spent at the Oasis at Wild […]

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  • Mike Summers - Wonderful wedding, Great pictures, Nice Venue and I love the sealed box too!ReplyCancel

  • Alice Riisness - What a beautiful wedding. These pictures brought me back to how magical that day was for my family. Thank-you for your amazing photography!ReplyCancel

  • Mildred Reese - This was one of the most beautiful Wedding pictues I have seen in my 90 YRSReplyCancel

  • Shawna Pauley - These are all so amazing! Every single one. Was such a fun wedding and you’re a great photographerReplyCancel

  • Jenessa Hooper - Such wonderful pictures. Makes me want to get married all over again. So sad we missed the wedding but so thankful I can relive the day through your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle Powell - What a beautiful celebration! The photos are really amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jason Taylor - What a gorgeous day it was! So happy for the wonderful couple! These photos really capture the magic of the day and will always be a fantastic reminder of that. Thanks for the fantastic photography!ReplyCancel

  • Casey Norman - Gorgeous Photographs! It was such a beautiful wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Splash Terri - Beautiful photos, makes me a bit teary eyed… sorry I couldn’t travel for the big day, thanks for sharing these.ReplyCancel

  • Jason Taylor - Beautiful photos of a beautiful day! What great artistic work with the photos, they really shine.ReplyCancel

  • Benjamin Levine - So happy to of had this experience with the most beautiful person I’ve ever known! Now everyday being married to my wife is a dream come true!!ReplyCancel

  • Jesse Sigurdson - Happy for you sister. May Ben and you have a blessed marriage. You had a great wedding. God bless!ReplyCancel

Madison & Alex |Tucson Engagement Photographer

A beautiful Spring day in Tucson. Two adorable pups. Two wonderful people totally in love. Pretty much the perfect combo for a downtown engagement session with Madison and Alex. And finishing up the session with cherry dipped ice cream cones from Dairy Queen was truly the cherry on top! Madison and Alex brought along their cute pups […]

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  • Mike Summers - Wonderful pictures all. I especially like the silhouettes with the Sunset!ReplyCancel

  • Mike Summers - Wonderful pictures all. I especially like the silhouettes with the Sunset!

  • Justin Haugen - Great session! Downtown is my favorite place to shoot :) ReplyCancel

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 […]

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

Faith & Jackson | 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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

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