Mar 20, 2018

Joseph and Heather’s Date Night Mini Session in Thatcher, AZ

As last week went on and some last minutes changes with appointments happened, I ended up with an hour long pocket of time open in the middle of the day in Thatcher, AZ. We’re in uber saving mode right now so I knew shopping wasn’t what I wanted to do, so instead I reached out to the local photography group. Within a few minutes we had a fun plan put together for a couple’s Date Night Mini session! I’d never done a couple’s mini, but was excited to try and for the chance to play! And now I want to do more!!

Heather and Joseph were so fun. SO fun! Heather found the one tree in town with some green leaves and it was perfect. And, want to know a secret about this shoot? I’ll let you scroll through a few photos and see if you can guess it!

Did you catch the secret?! I bet not! Here it is:

If there were a list of top 10 things Joseph wanted to do that day, taking photos wouldn’t have been on it. Or in the same notebook. BUT! You can’t tell from the photos!

He came, he made jokes, he teased Heather, he played (the throwing leaves photos and nose kissing photos coming up were ALL him!), he posed, and he just made Heather’s whole face light up. Guys…I know photos are hardly ever on your list of fun things to do, but let me tell you it makes your sweetheart feel super loved, and when you jump in and just go with it, it’s way less of a chore! In fact, I think maybe secretly he might have had a little fun!

Date Night Mini Session

I LOVE Heather’s hair. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It’s so radiant and stunning! Especially on that cloudy day, it was just perfect!

Date Night Mini Session Date Night Mini Session

Heather is sweet, fun, and radiant! And so dang natural in front of the camera! She and I both attended EAC early on and it was so fun to get to reconnect again. It’s been 13+ years! She is also a talented photographer and I can’t wait to get back together with her and play some more!

Joseph, pulling out his rad dancing and dipping skills! They make a good pair, don’t they?!

Date Night Mini Session


Heather and Joseph, thank you so much for taking the time out to come down and do photos! It was just what my heart needed, and I just love the photos we were all able to create together. Heather, I can’t wait to take you up on your offer for a similar session, and Joseph, I owe you a burger sometime! You guys are the best!


If you’re interested in a Date Night Mini Session, shoot me a message and we can get a 15-20 minute session set up for you during a date night!

If you liked Joseph and Heather’s Couple’s Date Night Mini Session, you might also like:

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  1. Misty

    March 20th, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    You trees look like mine around here!! But I LOVE that you guys found the ONE with green on it! You’d never guess! 😀 What a fun idea!! And her hair is amazing! They’re SUPER cute!

  2. Marquette LaRee

    March 20th, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Aren’t they adorable?! He goofed off, she laughed, it was all perfect!

  3. Karen Shoufler

    March 20th, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    These are gorgeous! They look like they are having fun. I love the light!

  4. Marquette LaRee

    March 20th, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you so much! I do love getting to shoot in cloudy AZ days here and there! (Or all the time lately…don’t know what’s up with that!!)

  5. Ashley Ziegler

    March 21st, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love her red hair. These are so cute! 🙂

  6. Kate Gansneder

    March 22nd, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    A date night mini session is such a fantastic idea for couples, I love this. They’re so cute together!

  7. Angela Patrick

    March 26th, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Gorgeous images and I think the date night mini session is such a great idea. I don’t know many guys who love taking photos anyways so that is perfect!