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Thank God for sisters & sunsets! {AZ FUN Photography}

8 Feb

What do you do when you have a photography project due in two days and your mind is blank?

You panic.  jkjk 😉  But thank GOODNESS for willing sisters and gorrrgeous sunsets, or panicking is EXACTLY what I would have been doing!  As we were all aflutter about picking an outfit and sticking on some makeup, all I was worried about was losing light!!!  Mental freak outs are never fun.  Thankfully we caught this sunset lighting JUST in the nick of time, and man-oh-man was it fantastic!  With the sun behind my sister it provided some grain yet there was still some light on her face.  But when I turned around and had the sun behind ME, ohhhgoodlordyabove, I just about died.

Thanks leetle sis for being game and so willing, you’re simply stunning and I’m SO grateful for you (and on a side-note, you were a huge hit in class as well 😉  I’m so lucky to have such a good-lookin sibling)

Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week!

Love, Savanna

Hello FIERRRCE!

AAAnd the winning photo folks.

The end!

Emily & Natalie {AZ Portrait Photographer}

25 Aug

I got to shoot these lovely ladies on a beautiful Sunday in the “country”, well. . .in the city 😉  This was honestly one of my FAVORITE locations.  A red barn, rusty metal everywhere, big tires, beautiful trees, and a chicken coop – what more could I ask for?  We had so much fun traipsing around and tryin’ out a billion poses!  The hearts behind these faces are even prettier I can tell ya.  Thanks girls for being willing to “act out” my crazy ideas & making it look so easy.  Love you girls!  Savanna ❤

This pic didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned, but I LOVE it!  For sure one of my faves from the day.

ALSO one of my favorites!!!!!  I love the blurriness ❤

WORK IT gurl!!!

Love this pic.  Don’t EVER doubt the power of “Patty-Cake”, it works magic!

And lastly, one of us being…us

:The End:

WEBSITE!!!

22 Jul

Hey folks.  I’ve been M.I.A. for a while, but I’ve had a good excuse!  I’ve been working on my new WEBSITE!!!!!  And I am proud to announce, it is up, it is running, I am very proud of it, and you should go check it out!  Some new posts to come soon, but for now. . . drum roll please. . .I give you;  savannaleephotography.com

Ok, I won’t leave you totally photo-less.  Here’s one of my recent favorites.  This is my awesome/beautiful/fantastic/crazy/fun/cool friend Taylor, and the prop?  Oh ya, my sister’s snake {aka, my newest roommate, Ace.}  Taylor has no fear, I on the other hand was backing away every time he moved.  But, I LOVE the way this turned out.

Can you say FIERRRCE?!?!?!???

 

 

 

 

Shiloh and Zoe {Just.For.Fun | AZ shoots}

30 Apr

It’s been quite some time since you’ve seen my little sister’s beautiful face, but recently I had the perfect excuse to put it up on my blog again 🙂  Zoe and Shiloh met while doing Tempe Live Theatre’s Grey Gardens, Shiloh played the role of Jackie Bouvier (Kennedy) and Zoe her younger sister, Lee (Radziwill).  They had such a great time, and after one of the matinee performances, we had a little fun.  If you have never been to the Tempe Center for the Performing Arts, go there.  It’s gorgeous, and perfect for just a little walk around.  The sky was marvelous, and SUPER blue, this shoot was so much fun and, the models were pretty fantastic, to say the least.

Since I missed Easter, I hope everyone’s was wonderful.

Love, Savanna

Danielle {an Urban shoot}

22 Mar

This is Danielle.  She has pretty eyes.  She’s fun and crazy and a great friend.  She likes Diet Coke and jumping on trampolines.  I don’t like Diet Coke, but we jumped on zee trampoline and had a grand ‘ol day.  Her house is also AWESOME and a photographers playground!  Thanks for putting up with my crazy ideas and poses Dani girl.  You’re the best!

 

 

Love her smile!!!

 

There is this awesome tree by her house that had PERFECT sun exposure, and just overall wonderful lighting. . .I pretty much flipped out when I saw it.  It’s in the middle of a dirt field, literally.  And it’s big and gorgeous.  And boyyy did my camera love it beside this beautiful girl.

 

 

 

Aaand. . .here’s one of us. . .on the trampoline. . .as I’ve previously stated 😛  Aaand. . .me being a doof. . .as usual 😉

Love, Savanna ❤

Fall Weddings | Az Photographer | Josh and Kierstyn

17 Dec

WHOA!  I have not posted for…quite sometime now =/  Well, thank you for checking in!  Life has been so crazy hectic with school, work, and a million other things that I must juggle.  But I just wanted to take a few moments to showcase a very special day in the lives of two very special people.

Josh and Kierstyn’s story is a very magical tale.  One that started long ago for a young girl.  Kierstyn had had a crush on Josh since she was twelve, and would journal about him, hoping that another girl would not capture his heart.  She wrote about her hopes and dreams, and time went on.  Then one day, all her “white knight” dreams came true when she opened the door to find him with flowers, “proposing” a courtship.  And the rest . . . as they say . . . is history.

Talk about a fairytale ending!!!  Their day was simply elegant, full of laughter, joy, and a beautiful couple.  Everything that little girl had wished for . . . and more.

Thank you so much you adorable twosome, for letting me be a part of your celebration.  I was so blessed, and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Savanna ❤

A picture is worth a thousand words . . .

What a stunning bride!!!

Three lovely sisters.

It ain’t all glamorous!

Josh’s reaction . . . AHHH I love it!!!

How adorable are they?!?  Their happiness just radiated throughout the room!

Their first dance proved to be very snuggly ^_^

. . . and they lived happily ever after.

Gorgeous Grace {a glamour shoot}

10 Jul

This is my friend.

Her name is Grace.

She’s pretty much…gorgeous!

She is such a lovely young lady with a crazy fun personality!!

I love this girl so much.

Grace, God has so worked in our lives to even bring us to where we are today.

We’ve been through a lot, and you’ve always been such an amazing friend!

Love you like crazy chika ❤

That’s all I have to say about that!

Ok, maybe I have some more to say 😉 I usually do.

I was going for an {Urban, sleek, colorful, woodsy} look, and I really like the way these turned out!

Funny story, I picked this chair up from a garage sale and loved it!  But… after sitting a few weeks in my shed, I figured I would probably never use it.  Well this little brown chair had different plans 😉  It worked right in to this shoot! {love when that happens!}

Hope you enjoyed the {2-post} thing again 😉  I think I’m contradicting myself when I said (a while ago) that this wouldn’t happen for a long time!  But… I guess you’ll just have to live with that broken promise =)  I think that’s the best broken promise I’ve ever heard!

Had fun doin’ your hair and hangin’ out friend ❤ (thanks for letting me practice my “straightener curls”)  They turned out GREAT!  And you looked BEAUTIFUL!! (like you usually do =)  And thanks for putting up with my crazy ideas (like the wheelbarrow) and poses. You added your flair!

Now, {once again} enjoy your weekend, I know I will!

Savanna

I told her to work the face, I think she nailed it 😉

Have I said how she knows how to turn on the FEEEEIRCE?!? Well, I’m sayin’ it now!

I think this is the only horizontal picture I took through the entire shoot! I have a special bond with my verticals 😉

I think this has so be one of my faaaaavorite pictures…possibly ever!

And check out those EYES!  I swear, I didn’t even TOUCH them! Ridiculous!!!!

WORK IT GIRRRL!

Haha! Then we pulled out the famous wheelbarrow.  And I must say, for this shot!  It was SOOO worth it!