Desiree and Stephen: Tucson Arizona Engagement Photographer

Desiree and Stephen: Tucson Arizona Engagement Photographer

Tucson Arizona Engagement Photographer: Desiree and Stephen. It was such a pleasure meeting and photographing these two lovebirds during their recent engagement session in Tucson’s Barrio Viejo. Our session was full of laughter and love – congratulations to you both!


Desiree and Stephen: Tucson Arizona Engagement Photographer: The Sun Rising…

Busy old fool, unruly sun,
               And why dost thou thus.
And through windows, and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
               And saucy pedantic wretch, go chide.
               Late school boys and sour prentices,
         And go tell court huntsmen that the king will ride.
         Call country ants to harvest offices,
And love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
               And thy beams, so reverend and strong.
               And why shouldst thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long.
               And if her eyes have not blinded thine.
               And look, and tomorrow late, tell me,
         Whether both th’ Indias of spice and mine.
         And be where thou leftst them, or lie here with me.
Ask for those kings whom thou saw’st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay.


Barrio Viejo: The Location

Barrio Viejo, the old neighborhood, and mainly consists of Tucson’s 19th century homes and commercial buildings. In the 1960’s & ’70’s, much of the old neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for urban redevelopment, including the Tucson Convention Center. And today, most Tucsonans would be happy to bulldoze the Convention Center if it would bring back the heritage that was lost.

In the 1880’s & ’90’s, this was home to a culturally diverse community of working class people from America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Many worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The arrival of the SP in 1880 changed Tucson from a hopelessly impoverished, and dusty little Mexican village in the middle of nowhere to a growing Southwestern city of seemingly limitless opportunity.

Barrio Viejo is located just south of the Convention Center. If you go (and you should), take your camera. The images we share here are but a small representation of the old architectural styles that are now preserved by private individuals and families.

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