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BOMB IT!!! We were in graffiti + concrete BLISS with the Miller family. Once we saw how vibrant their outfits were we took FULL advantage of downtown Tucson’s new textures + outdoor art. It’s always evolving and we never know how long it’s going to stay up! Let’s just say, we were ecstatic to finally get to shoot it! I think the kiddos got a kick out of it more then we did.

Thanks Miller’s for being so animated!!!

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Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portaits Purple Nickel Studio
Here’s what the Miller family had to say about their experience with us…

“This is my second time working with Purple Nickel Studio and found it to be even better than the last time. Being uncomfortable in front of the
camera, I put off family photos for as long as I could. It was unnecessary as they did such an amazing job capturing the relationships in
my family. I am so happy that I have record of my children’s huge personalities at this stage in their lives! They caught so many wonderful candid moments. The photos make me so happy to view, I had a hard time adhering to my budget! Thank you again Eric and Casia.”


The Himes are one of our favorite families… no really they are!!! Way back when we started our company they were the first family who completely ‘got us’ as artists. Little did they know in 2008 they were the pioneers who helped us discover and develop our custom portrait experience. Eric and I decided to implement many of our company ideas + beliefs regarding how we wanted the client journey to unfold with the Himes. We had unbelievably rewarding results. Not only did Sara and Tim trust our creativity during the shoot, they let us experiment no matter how cuckoo the ideas seemed. They were in for the whole ride. We can not thank this family enough for helping us form our foundation. Not only did they inspire us to move forward with our ‘out of the box’ personal experience, they gave us the hope and the courage we needed to succeed. We are so grateful and honored to once again capture a tiny piece of their life.

Sooooo enough with the sappy-ness… lets get to the images!

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Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio

Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio

Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Family Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Here’s what the Himes family had to say about their experience with us…

“Three years ago Purple Nickel did the most amazing job with our family photos. Since then, we added another member to our family and needed some updated artwork and bragging material. When we decided we wanted to have our family captured in time once again, there was no question in our minds that we would ask Casia and Eric to help us. This could prove to be a challenge- capturing two adults, a 6 year old and a one year old still learning to walk but Purple Nickel did it with ease! We wanted a different look this time around, something that looked a little less ‘Arizona’ and a little more ‘Wide Open Spaces’. Casia and Eric scouted the perfect location and it went amazingly. The way they worked with our family and ideas sharing their knowledge and experience. We now have the most personal, fantastic artwork of our boys hanging in our home and for that we will be forever grateful. Tim and I plan to continue using Purple Nickel to capture our boys as they grow- we will let their amazing pictures tell a beautiful story. Thank you!”


Everyone meet Elizabeth + Myles. They were gonna make the trip to Tucson from Phoenix for their engagement shoot but we all decided to meet in the middle instead. This ‘no-where’ place between our two cities is becoming a favorite. When we first met E + M last summer, we knew right away their portraits were going to be heartfelt. Boy did they deliver. The day was full of emotion yet completely chill. They were especially natural in front of the lens which is sooooooooo rewarding. And as an added bonus, Myles drove his grandfather’s Harley down…. SCORE.

We are so happy for you two and are honored to have shared a piece of your big day!

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Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
And… the badass Harley!

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Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Engagement Portrait Photographer
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Portrait Photographer Purple Nickel Studio
Here’s what Elizabeth and Myles had to say about their experience with us…

“The first time I saw the eclectic photography of Purple Nickel, I knew that I was going to book them for my engagement session. I was so pleasantly surprised to see in our first meeting how cool, interesting, and easy-going Eric + Casia actually are. They were so courteous and engaging in all our pre + post session meetings, and it was great to see that attention to detail carried through the actual engagement photo shoot. But I think what made the experience so amazing was how well Eric + Casia were able to show who we really are through our photographs. Nothing felt cheesy, forced, or uncomfortable and they constantly encouraged us to bring our own creativity to the table. Everything from their location choice, use of natural lighting, and even the tiny quips they said to make us give genuine smiles made the end result look and feel exactly like “us.” They are an amazing photography duo and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with their talent, sincerity, and dedication anywhere else. So, thanks, for the amazing photographs and experience.”


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