Matt & Caitlyn with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Love when I get to spend a beautiful desert sunset with two sweet people celebrating their love.  Caitlyn is visiting her Marine and couldn’t stop enjoying the beauty here.  Matt was in awe too but honestly he was quite distracted by his Caitlyn! ❤

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Are you planning a visit to our beautiful desert?  Don’t forget to schedule your session with Memories by Tasha Photography to capture the scenery forever.

Rasmussen Engagement with Memories by Tasha Photography – Twentynine Palms Photographer

Cuteness and love were in the air.  Couples sessions are always a fun adventure.  As a photographer I want to capture their relationship, their time uninterrupted but as a client they are so aware that a camera is there photographing them and their every move.  Taking the time to slow down and work together to achieve a natural session is so important.

Kathryn contacted me before the holidays to set up a sunset engagement session; her one request Joshua Trees!  I love out desert and I love to capture clients that are excited about it’s beauty so of course I was ready to oblige.  15 years I have been here and I still believe there is nothing like our sunrises and sunsets.

We met at a hot spot in Joshua Tree before traveling to a desert location so we took advantage of getting to know each other a little and of the great textures at the JT Saloon.  I was quickly aware I would have to remind these two to look at the camera every once in awhile because they were fairly smitten with one another.

Kathryn from the east coast and Jack from the west are here in Twentynine Palms courtesy of the Marine Corps but they are enjoying their time here, together awaiting the next adventure.  A fall wedding to plan on the other coast and possibly an upcoming move they are fully learning all about Marine Corps family life.

Playful, flirty and fun would be my best description of these two and their session.  I asked Jack a couple of questions, “Do you ever give her piggy back rides?”  His response, ” Depends on where we are going.”  It was stated with such confidence no one would have guessed the real answer NEVER.  So we tried it.  I also asked him, “Do you have a thing, you know a special sweet kiss or something?”  Well what followed was a silly rendition of kissing but oh so sweet.

I wish you many years of happiness and joy!  May life and the Marine Corps take you on many adventures together.  Congratulations Jack and Kathryn!2017-01-08_0001

WOW What a year 2016! – Memories by Tasha Photography

2017 has BIG things coming, I am beyond excited but before we move forward let’s take a moment to look back through this year of awesomeness!

Every year I am amazed at the collection of experiences I have through my lens.  The emotions, the connections, the relationships, reunions, new life and existing bonds, the moments captured; I am never quite prepared for all that it is.  The images before me never cease to inspire me to want to work harder for this business and for you my clients and friends.

Throughout the years, I have watched your families grow, change, send loved ones off to new adventures and reconnect again and again.  I have met so many new people, made new friends, hung out with those visiting our beautiful desert while on vacation, snuggled the newest of babies, so many of my own stories and experiences are because of all of you.  Capturing your love stories, your birth stories, your history and your hopes for tomorrow is always my honor and my goal. 

In this year, I have shared with you 39 families. 4 weddings, 1 vow renewal, 2 military retirements, 7 life events, 1 birth, 8 mommas & daddies to be, 11 newborns, 6 seniors, 3 military families reunited, 6 cakes smashes, 1 tea party birthday celebration, 1 sunset father/daughter dance session and 8 sessions celebrating childhood milestones.  I look at these collages and I am astonished at this year and the beauty that it has held. 

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Thank you for choosing Memories by Tasha Photography.  Can’t wait to see you in 2017!

I do – Military Wedding on Camp Pendleton

So where do I begin…… I had so much fun editing this beautiful wedding.  We all adventured from Twentynine Palms and other southern California locations to watch these two say I do in front of their family and friends.  They have actually been married almost a year but wanted to share in a beautiful, loved filled day with those they love most.  We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather on Camp Pendleton on this December day and everything went off without a hitch.  I love my almost sneak peeks and these two had fun with it helping me to create some great images.  With a gorgeous ceremony in The Ranch Chapel these two said I do and we used the rustic old world feel of the location for their wedding session.  I have to say nothing tops a first dance for me; I honestly think it is such an intimate and special for the newly married couple so I couldn’t help putting together a great collage of these two in black and white.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lopez for sharing your day and story with me!

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Adela and Juniors Engagement Session

When I met Adela to discuss her upcoming wedding day and the photography I knew I had met a genuine person.  Her smile lights up a room and when I met her fiancé Junior I saw that they both had amazing smiles, our engagement session in San Diego was full of laughs.  As we walked around the Embarcadero, changing scenery for different backdrops one thing was obvious; these two enjoy each other and are excited for the future that’s only around the corner.  Yesterday I photographed the big day, what an amazing experience as a photographer and someone in awe of all the culture and customs their families share.  Be on the lookout for more about Adela and Junior as we follow them onto their wedding day!Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior 6 Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior 4 Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior 3 Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior 2 Twentynine Palms Photography - San Diego Photography - Engagement Session - Adela and Junior 5

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Twentynine Palms Photographer – Engagement Sessions – Megan & Niko

This session was full of laughter and endearing moments between this soon to be wedded couple.  There is nothing more satisfying for this photographer than to capture raw emotion.  I felt the love between these two with each image I edited and the bonus was in the way they smiled and made each other laugh. Congratulations Megan and Niko, I can’t wait to photograph your very special day.Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 1 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 6 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 5 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 8 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 7 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 2 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 4 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 3 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 9 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 10 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Engagement Sessions - Wedding Photography - 11

Twentynine Palms Photographer visits Northern California – Johnson Wedding

Photography has become such an amazing experience for me and then there are times when I get to help memoralize not only a special occasion but also one for someone who means so much to me.  Meet my mom and her new husband Kim!  When my mom said she was getting married of course I knew I wanted to be the one to photograph this big day.  I am so happy for the newlyweds and that my mom found someone to make her smile! Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer11 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding PhotographerMy mom simply had an evil ook on her face at that moment she decided to smash that cake into Kim’s beard!  But htey were having fun and didn’t make too big of a mess.  Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer1 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer12 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer10This is one of my favorite pictures from the day.  I caught this during their first dance and to me it opitimizes the tender moment when two people come together!  Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer7 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer6 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer4 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer9 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer5 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer2 Twentynine Palms Photographer - Johnson Wedding - Wedding Photographer8