YAY!!! I am so excited to show you the photos by the talented Melissa Jill. I am on my way to California today to photograph the Catalyst West Coast conference, like I did last year… but I just wanted to get these blitzed up online before I go. I am hoping to have a few other blog posts out in the next few days. I hope I hope. I have lots to show you. I seriously LOVED the way Melissa captured Brian and I. I am soo lucky to be married to Brian. I am so thankful every day that I wake up in the morning. We have so much fun together.

Melissa is an AMAZING photographer and teacher. These photos were from the MJ2day workshop that she was teaching in Chandler Az. We were so lucky to be invited out to be her models. There were 12 other female photographers there watching, snapping photos, and asking questions. It was so much fun. Plus I learned a few things too. Melissa knows exactly how to explain things that help you understand and not feel stupid. I also loved the fact that she tells all. Nothing is kept as a secret with Melissa. She made us and all the photographers feel as ease and comfortable and it was just a really fun learning laboratory.

We met Melissa at WPPi in Las Vegas a few months ago… Its funny that we had to go there to meet her considering that she lives in our town. Oh my!! We quickly realized that she is a kindred spirit and we became friends very fast. She is one of those people that you feel like you’ve known forever. That is a great and refreshing quality about her, especially a great quality for a photographer.

PLUS!!! Melissa even listed yours truly as one of her FAVORITE THINGS!!! WOWZA!! How sweet is she? I am so honored. haha. Be sure to check out her blog. She posts almost everyday…. I don’t know how she does it. My little dino friend joined me on my necklace too. haha. What are you all up to? Sorry for the randomness. Love you. Gotta go!!

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  1. Carol Asher

    Fabulous work. I love them!!

  2. Avatar of Promise Tangeman Promise Tangeman

    yup. she is AWESOME!!! :)

  3. Gail

    YEAHHHH! I LOVE Melissa! I feel blessed by her friendship after attending her 2Day workshop last May. Had SUCH a great time and I 100 percent agree that MJ is the real deal.

    So glad you had a great time – these photos of you and your man are WONDERFUL :)

  4. Windsor Grace

    Those pictures are beautiful! You two look adorable together!

  5. Yana

    The photos look great.

    I was at Catalyst West last year and remember seeing you but I didn’t realize that that you were you til I got home and saw your blog post about Catalyst.

    I’m not going this year, but hope you have fun and enjoy! Say hi to Louie Giglio for me :)

  6. jamie delaine

    SO CUTE. And. Melissa is single. Promise, you shoulda mentioned that. We gotta find her a Christian AZ boy. You gotta know some… hook her upppp!

  7. Meghan

    Aw, so cute! Your makeup & hair look uhmazing!

  8. Melissa Jill :)

    Thanks for the shout out Promise! I feel so blessed to call you guys friends and we were all absolutely spoiled rotten to get to shoot two people who are so stylish and so totally in love. You made it so easy to shoot and teach at the same time! Love you guys!!

  9. Bertha

    I am in love with these!

  10. Candice

    LOVE. You guys are so adorable!!! She did an awesome job ;)

  11. Christine Pobke

    HOT COUPLE ALERT! geeeeeeez guys. way to break the photographer stereotype and look friggin AWESOME in front of the camera!!! :) xoxo

  12. Annie

    Rock those long legs Promise! haha! :D I love Brian’s shirt – is it one of your designs?

  13. Avatar of Promise Tangeman Promise Tangeman

    haha thans. No, it’s not one of my designs. I love that shirt though. Its by Jedidiah clothing. :)

  14. Jenni

    These photos are great! I really like the ones by the fence. So cute. Thanks for sharing!

  15. lyndsay hyatt-almeida

    You looked FAB! Such a fun shoot. :)

  16. patricia farr

    Love these images of you and your Brian! total cool!

  17. BambiEyez

    OMG! you guys are the cutest couple ever!!! ha ha, such gorgeous pics!

    i totally love love love your blog Promise! i check it everyday. I wanted to let you know i added your blog button to my blog BambiEyez!

    check it out here if you want http://bambieyezyeah.blogspot.com/

    keep up the amazing work! your such an inspiration :)

    (aka Emma)

  18. Ana

    Great photos!!!

  19. april russell

    love them! My favorite is the black and white! great work!

  20. Michelle Moore

    I love these! Where are your red shoes from??

  21. Avatar of Promise Tangeman Promise Tangeman

    My red shoes are 2 years ago payless shoes. hahahaa. i think they are the american eagle brand. he he :)

  22. Britt

    Hey Promise,
    My name is Britt you went to school with my husband, Josh, at Kings West! Your blog is super cute, keep up the good work and God bless :)

  23. Michelle Moore

    AWwwww bummer! I want some! :) hehe


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