Williams Family Roadtrip | Day 1 & 2

**These photos shown in this blog post are all iPhone photos taken throughout our drive because, you know, life. 

I told myself that I was going to commit to blogging every day that we are gone, to document our trip. I am already failing. 

Pressing onward, I'm catching you up here and now! In case you missed it on our social media accounts, we have set out on our fourth annual road trip! These trips are important to us every year, and something we greatly plan and look forward to. Our goal is to never celebrate the Fourth of July in the same city, and definitely not in Phoenix. Don't get us wrong, we love Phoenix. But it's hotter than hell in July and the Fourth of July was meant to be spent outside and not in a place where everything can catch on fire. #lol 

SO we began our adventure! We are in Lake Tahoe for this year's Fourth and then driving down the coast of California! We had to stop along the drive and get a family photo with the Joshua Trees. My (Jess) mom comes with us every year as a built in babysitter as we usually work, plan meetings and have plenty of date nights during these trips. 

When we left, we decided to break up the 12 hour drive by spending a night in Vegas. Our kids LOVED Vegas and were begging for more days there. One day is clearly not enough, so we might need to plan another trip back soon.

The following day, we made the almost 8 hour trek to Lake Tahoe, only stopping a few times. But when we did, there was no shortage of awesome things to look at. 

But we made it! We made it to Lake Tahoe and the views are AH-MAZING. Our home is fantastic. The shops and food are fabulous and we are having the time of our lives. As we were driving up, Jason and I were talking and sharing about how grateful we are that we do this trip every year. We know that we are going to look back on this time in our lives and remember how extremely fun it was, and how much work went into making it happen. But we wouldn't have a single regret. 

We love taking this annual trip with our family every year. We hope the tradition lives on for a long, long, time. 

**Whenever we travel, we always use Homeaway.com to make our stays more comfortable. Our kids LOVE staying in new homes in every city that we travel to and we are super thankful for this service!

Bryan + Sara | Married

One of the sweetest parts of this job as photographers, is that sometimes we get to meet people and actually journey years of their lives with them. We get to see (and photograph) the ups, downs, joys, sorrows, and everything in between of someone's life. When we met Sara, we had no idea that we would literally be documenting very crucial, important, meaningful chapters of her life over almost a decade. 

Pretty amazing. And we are so honored that she let us in so intimately.

When she met Bryan, we were so elated for her. When she asked us to photograph her wedding, we again were thrilled to add to the story of her life in photos in such a meaningful way. We know her well and documenting more for her is an honor.

She and Bryan are a fantastic match. They love each other so much! They wed in a smaller morning ceremony in April, amongst the olive trees and Arizona sun. Food and drinks accompanied of course and they danced the morning away at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. It was an amazing morning and we are so thrilled that Sara found her happily ever after.

Although we know that this is not where the story ends, but truly where it begins for them. We are excited to see what the future holds for them and to photograph any other chapters that come their way!

Bryan + Sara, and glimpse at their amazing wedding day. To see more from their wedding, please check out their full blog post HERE.

Sam + Brianna | Engaged

We could adventure with these two all day long! Two hours didn't feel like enough with the fun we had! Laughs all the way, we explored neighborhoods, different corners and hidden spots tucked in-between houses and ended it with an amazing view of Camelback Mountain.

We couldn't ask for better clients you guys. Sam + Brianna were so incredible to work with and it made us so pumped for their wedding day coming up this fall! Stay tuned for those photos; we'll be there dressed snazzy and ready to catch the action! But today? Check out their engagement session fresh on the blog and to check it out in full, click HERE.

Jared + Brittany | Engaged

Engagement sessions like these are what dreams are made of. Gorgeous weather, wild horses, rain, clouds, crazy amazing desert sunsets. All mixed with the raddest couple that there is! We truly believe that sessions like this can only happen when your clients trust you wholeheartedly. They hired us before they had their date or venue nailed down. And when we were photographing them, we knew with our whole being that they trusted us. We could feel it. And when that is there, it allows us to truly create, let go, and see beyond the photo shoot. 

It's just pure magic. To see Jared + Brittany's entire engagement session (and you SHOULD), click HERE.

Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market

We had such a great time at Junk In The Trunk this past weekend! We were asked to provide the live music for their Friday night VIP event, and it was awesome! We were honored to have been able to sing for all the junkers who came out that evening to shop, have wine and enjoy a night out.

Jason and I have been singing together for about 15 years. We've lead worship together all over the city and sing together on many Sundays at Heritage Church. But this was the first time we had the opportunity to sing cover songs for a live audience! It was an awesome experience and something that the both of us had a great time doing.

We pretty much love doing anything together. But photography or music? So IN.