Tess + Zack |Papago Park Styled Shoot by Coterie AZ

This is Tess + Zack, our gorgeous models for the styled shoot.  They also just happen to be husband and wife.  Aren't they adorable together??? As soon as I met Tess, I knew I would love her! Not only is she beautiful, but she is incredibly sweet!! She and Zack were amazing models and put up with all of our crazy suggestions and poses.  There were about 9 other photographers with me that day too and they became posing pros!! 

This was a styled shoot put together by a new company called Coterie.  They really believe in community over competition and they want to offer workshops and events to foster that in our community of creatives.  Go check them out on Facebook and Instagram! The two ladies that started the company are two of the cutest, most talented, and beautiful girls I have met in the industry! I recently attended one of their events called Crowns & Gowns! We met at Bloom + Bloomprint (an incredible event planner and florist) and we learned how to make flower crowns!! We then took our new beautiful flower crowns and headed over to Bella Bridesmaids, a bridal store, and modeled our crowns in a gorgeous dress and took pictures!! It was a blast!! You can see my flower crown on my instagram https://www.instagram.com/michellepraskinsphotography/

Even though this was a styled shoot, Tess + Zack still have a love story and I would love to share it!! Here is the story....according to Tess. 

"We met in basic training and I really didn't like him at first because he was always flirting with me. I was a little hard headed... Then, in our next school, when he got a job that meant he was gone all day, I found myself waiting up for him every night. Since then I was hooked! From there we spent a lot of time missing each other from nursing school, afghanistan, Japan, etc. We married in October of 2014! It took us a while, but we finally landed in AZ with our families, last year." 

Thank you to both of you for your service to our country!!! And I am so very thankful that the Army brought you together....you seem perfect for one another!! 

A special thanks to all of the vendors involved: Be sure to check them out on Facebook & Instagram! 

Event Coordination: Coterie

Styling: For All Time

Cake: Sift Bakehouse 

Hair & Makeup: Ideal Bride AZ 

Florals: The Wildflower AZ 

Paper Goods: Vodka And Hope 

Globe: Savannah Ashley Art