Thank you for making me feel comfortable during the pictures.
You were my best friend there. I wish I were there to help you.
Erica did a wonderful job with my makeup and hair.
You did a great job with the pictures. Thanks so much.

J  (Sept 2014)

Hi Dee,

OMG, these are so great. I am so excited for him to see them.
You did a terrific job, I am so very pleased with the outcome.
I cannot get rid of not one because they are all fabulous.
I would like them all.
Thank you for the wonderful outcome.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
I cannot believe how great I look.
J  (August 2014)

Omg!  I thought he was going to fall over.
They turned out so amazing....
I'm so happy with your work. 

This was an AWESOME experience!!!
Thank you for everything.
M (July 2014)

Special thank you to Dee
for my photos!
 If anyone ever wants pin up/glamor photos done
they are fantastic and make their clients completely comfortable
with their great humor and compliments.
C  (April 14, 2014)

O.M.G!! I am in love!
You are seriously amazing and
they are all absolutely perfect!
Thank you so much for really capturing
the love and happiness that A and I share!
I am really excited for when
we are able to do this again.
Words are simply not enough for
how happy you have made my heart :)


I would rate  Desert Blush a 5 star experience.
They are extremely talented artists.
Never will one feel so beautiful!
A TOTAL CELEBRATION of female beauty!"

RM        07/24/2013

Good morning, Dee!

I wanted to drop you a quick line
to let you know how my husband's birthday went . . . TOTAL SUCCESS! :) 
I wish you could have seen his face
when he opened his framed picture -
he was shocked! 
He had absolutely no idea at all. 
It was fantastic!  :) 
He loves the picture -
I can't tell you how many times
he has squeezed me
and said, "That's the BEST gift!" 
So thank you for helping
make it happen - I don't manage
to surprise him often, but it is so fun when I do!!  

By the way, the kids love
the picture too - my youngest, son,
said, "You are so pretty!  You look young!"
 (Ahhh - straight from the mouths of babes, hahaha)!  :)  

Have a wonderful week, Dee. 
Thanks again for helping me with
hubby's birthday request -
he is entirely impressed. 
Look forward to hearing from you soon!  :)  


Hi Dee,

Let me first say WOW!
These are the best pictures I've ever had taken.
You are so good! I really love them all!!
I'm so excited to post them, just so excellent!!!

Gosh I  love "Pin Up"

Thanks so much,
I really can't tell you how happy I am and
just excited to show everyone.
 I feel like it was way worth the money.

You are AWESOME!!


Hi Dee!

--Just wanted to check in and
thank you again for the beautiful book!
He loved it! I packed it in his
suitcase he took to the hotel
the night before the wedding
and gave him unpacking instructions
( made sure he was alone and
had some sexy music playing)
hehe, and wrapped it in some
red lace ribbon :) it was a hit!
His initial reaction was, "
Who took these?!?" lol. Me:
"professionals, duh!" 
We had fun rating our favorites
after the wedding,
and he sure had a few that he enjoyed :)

So, thank you both for making me comfortable
and feel confident and beautiful,
so that you could capture
some great images!
I will continue to recommend your services,
and may even be back to try out some new shots!

Cheers and happy holidays!


I absolutely highly recommend
working with Dee for a photo shoot!
Her work is absolutely outstanding
so much fun...
It just overall is a wonderful experience
Dee always takes the time to
get to know you personally
and makes anyone feel
comfortable and beautiful all the time.
I have since moved away from
Arizona and miss working with
Dee so very much.
Again, I highly,
highly recommend Desert Blush
as one of the best photographers
I have had the opportunity to work with!

Cami S. (professional model)

Working with Dee was one of the best
and fun experiences I've had.
Very professional and very fun.
She puts you at ease in front of the camera.
The photographs were so beautiful and very feminine.
I highly recommend
Dee Hawkins and Desert Blush Photography.


I have had the pleasure of
doing 3 shoots a SO FAR with Dee!
She is so AMAZING!
I have gotten a book with each shoot
and each one just keeps getting better and better! 
My Husband fully supports my pin up addiction.
I did try out another 'pinup' photographer
recently and he was Waaaayyyy more
expensive and I only got 5 prints! (took 2 months)
No way will I ever make that mistake again!!!
Dee was so easy to work with and was
full of ideas and made me look beautiful!!!
My husbands has some of my pictures at
work (PG) on his desk,
proudly displaying his hot wife!!!


Hi Dee,

OMG he absolutely loved it. 
Kept saying "wow" over and over
and he cried when he saw some of them. 
He picked out some he wants us to print
and hang in the living room.
He said you did an amazing job
and you probably haven't seen the last of us.
Thank you again for the beautiful job.

Dee, I had a great time!
Thank you for helping me feel beautiful!
The session is just what I needed...
I feel like there is a whole
new spark burning inside!
My husband loves the idea.
He can hardly wait to look at all of
these on our computer!
The body spaghetti black and
white sample pic is awesome
and already one of our selected package!

Mrs. L

Hi Dee,

He absolutely LOVED IT...
he was in TOTAL SHOCK...
they are his fave pix. 
He was seriously floored. 
it was awesome!!!! 

He says now he gets to look
at my sexy faces all the time! 
He was naming the people
he couldn't wait to show!!!

so a huge success!!!!

thank you!

Hi Dee!


I hope you are doing well.
 I wanted to say THANK YOU for the pictures!
The DVD is soooo delightful :-)))
I had a private viewing
last night with my sisters and girlfriends,
and they all LOVED the pictures
and are planning on contacting
you in the near future
to have some pics done!
I have a date tonight with my boyfriend
and plan on showing him them... :-)))
I am so sure he will love them.


Dee, you ARE  amazing!
Thanks for everything and I will keep in touch with you
to schedule my second shoot in the future!!




(Later from Ms. R)

Hi Dee!!!!


My boyfriend LOVED the pics!!!! He was sooo mesmerized!
He was absolutely speechless :-)
It was definitely a special moment that I will always cherish...

Many thanks!


Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures.
He loved them more then then I thought he would.
His reaction was through the roof.
 I will tell people what an incredible job you do.
 I am so happy and we both love them so much.

(His reaction & note below)

hi Dee this is D,
just wanted to say thank you. 
You guys did an awesome job!!,
the pictures were beyond words..
thank you for making J
feel so comfortable and bringing
out how beautiful she is.
 am already for her to do
another shoot with you
I will be telling my clients
about you and will try to bring you
as much business as I can, again thanks alot, 
the pics were the best present I have ever got!!

Desert blush changed my thoughts
on people and art.
My husband and I framed many
of my photo's and left them out for family to see.
No shame.We are proud.
And that's the true feeling
Dee  will give you.
I'd say without this experience its a loss.

Dee's talent making a video slideshow
of photos, for my mom brought tears
and a smile to her face.
YES I will do it again.
If you saw my photos you would see why.
Its true art."Its your Beauty"
With Dee's art.
I loved it and met the nicest person as well.

Thanks Desert Blush!

Laura and Hubby

The pictures are just amazing!
I wish I could have hair and makeup like that all the time......

I just LOVE them!


JUST SAW PICS!!! love em!! 
I am ready to print love it just the way it is!!!
thanx for your hard work and patience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 thanks again Miss dee



The photo's are amazing,
they were more than I expected!!


Hi Dee,

He loved them. 
He was completely surprised.
I love the book. 
I do look at it quite a bit myself! 
Too much fun. 
I might have to make it an
annual event - showing
through the years how I'm doing :)

Thanks again, I could not be happier
and I love how it's made me feel. 
t's different when you see yourself
(not in a mirror). 
Gives me extra confidence and
makes me feel like a beautiful woman - for sure!


You both were so great to work with. 
I will pass your name on to my friends.


Thanks!  K

My hubby LOVED the book! 
He says it was "the best present ever!"  ;-) 
He has some of the magnets hanging
up in his cubicle at work...
they have been quite the conversation starters!  ;-P


By the way my man LOVED
I mean LOVED! the pics
 I sent him for his birthday today
he thought they were breathtaking!
Thank you so much! .
Yeehaw! for me and I only sent him
14 pics so It will be fun
sending more out slowly to him:)        C
P.S.  cant wait to do this again!

Hi Dee,


He loved the pictures.

We went out the night of his birthday
to dinner and drinks

with friends and then downtown in
Phoenix to a

really trendy and modern hotel

(he loves staying in hotels)
we hung out at the bar and hot tub
for a while and the funny thing is,
the dress shirt I wore for the pictures

he happened to wear that night!

LOL it was perfect.

We went back upstairs and he went into the bathroom
for something and I laid the book on the bed.

When he came out I handed him his birthday card.

He was a little confused but as soon as

he opened the book his face was priceless!

He was a bit teary eyed too

because he felt so special that I would do something

like this for him!

Remember I told you this was

going out on a limb for me :)

anyway, as he is mesmerised
by the pics he finally turns to the
ones of me in his dress shirt.

He looked at me, looked at the shirt he was wearing,

looked back at the picture and back at me.

It was hilarious when he realized that the

shirt he was wearing so was I in the pics!!!!

He was so excited and asked
when I could come back!!!

So another appointment
will be in the works hopefully soon.

I think he might want to come too! LOL!


Anyway, thanks so much for the best time

and capturing such amazing shots for the man

I love and for me too of course! oh yeah,

he carries that damn book with him
everywhere LOL!

I asked him why he makes a transfer
so often from car to

my house to his house etc, and he replied,
"i need to keep it with me,

what if my car got stolen or
someone broke into the house" hahhahaha.

so funny but cute!


Love ya tons! and thanks again!!!


Ms  B

Hey Dee,

He LOVED the book!
I believe his exact words were "this is the

best gift I've ever gotten!"
He was giddy like a kid at Christmas -

it was so fun! I think he has
looked at that book several times a day

since he received it and still
seems to be in disbelief that the

mother of his children would actually
have the nerve to do this for

him! He also said that he'd like
for me to come back eventually for more...

Thanks again until next time....   B

Hey Dee! I just wanted to let u
know that I had such a great time
shooting with you.
You're a beautiful & amazing woman
and I really want to do it again...
The whole experience I enjoyed so much.
I just had so much fun with you! :) [Description: )]
I'll be sure to come back to you
once I do have more money. :) [Description: )]
thanks! - A


Good morning Dee!

OMG is that really me!!?

Its totally like staring @ my evil twin or something!?

So unbelievably gorgeous!

U guys r amazing and I NEVER felt so comfortable

and beautiful in my whole entire lifetime -
all thanks to u guys!

I had way beyond too much fun
with u guys too!!!!

U r so amazing!

I can't thank u enough for

all the time and dedication and
support that u have givin me

(and grimee). THANK U THANK U times infinity!


OMG u guys r my heros...thx for transforming

me into a "girl" lol. Erica is just divine! I love u guys!   Ms T


Hi Dee! So tonight we had a date night and

I gave my hubby the book of pictures.


Thank you so much - he says
it is the best present

he has received in his life :)

He is looking at them again now -

I think that makes about
20 times through the book :)

He is over the moon!

I cannot thank you enough -

you two have helped me give
him such a special gift.

He is already talking about

"when you go back" so I know

will be back for more :)

Have a very Merry Christmas :)

Thank you again!



Oh my gosh, I Love Them!!!

I just wanted to thank you so much for being so

patient with me and easing me in.

Being comfortable with my body has

never been easy for me, but you truly helped

me to embrace this experience and

I have never felt better!!

I know he is going to love them, I know I do!

Thanks, M



I am sooooooo pretty!!!

Thank you so much!!
you both were awesome!!!!

My husband will be soooo surprised!!

Everyone at work loved them.....
I will need more business cards!!

thank you again so much....
no re-touching needed!!!

just let me know when I can pick up the discs....   L


Oh my goodness!!!!!!
Oh my goodness!!!!!!

Oh my goodness!!!!!!

They are so amazing!
I never thought I could look so beautiful!

You did an amazing job.
I can't begin to thank you...

What a confidence boost!

I am literally crying right now.

Thank you so much!!!!!   Angel 6/2010


I contacted and interviewed several

Arizona Pin-Up photographers and

Desert Blush Photography won by a landslide!!

My husband is deployed overseas and

I wanted to create something very personal

and magical for him.

I didn't want a photographer who was going

to put me in an apron or school girl outfit and

tell me I looked great!

I knew what I wanted and was able to

customize my session to my desire.

I never felt pressured or insecure

during the entire photo shoot!

Desert Blush Photography is REMARKABLE!


I have never felt more beautiful while also

having so much fun!

Dee was honest and put me into clothes

that would be the most flattering.

After having a baby,

I obviously have certain insecurities.

Beyond being completely professional

with genius talent they are beyond

sweet and went truly ABOVE AND BEYOND!

I was greeted with a cocktail to

calm my nerves, a bowl of shrimp with cocktail sauce,

my choice of music,

ALL the time in the world to

get comfortable, and loads of laughs!



I would suggest to ANYONE

looking to feel great to contact Desert Blush!

I could spend hours shooting with them!

If you have questions or want to verify my review,

you can personally email me!

This is how strong I feel about Desert Blush and

what they created and how special they made my anniversary

for my husband deployed overseas!     Danielle G


Danielle's Husband's Feedback:


(from his emails containing the new photos)


You're the best wife ever!!!!!

I can't explain how special this is to me

I can't stop looking at them...
you look so beautiful babe,

They captured how gorgeous
of a woman you are,

I am a very lucky man!

Wow is ALL I can say!

Holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Those are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am in awe!!!!!




I just had to let you know
that I just went through the
pictures that you uploaded for me,
and I have to say that Saturday
was the best day ever!
You guys do such a great job,
not only did I feel comfortable and relaxed,
but I had a blast!!!
Erica did an awesome job with my
hair and make up and after
seeing these pictures
Thank you again for everything.
I have already handed out your card to a few girls
I know,  and I will continue to recommend you to everyone! You are great at what you do!!!
Thank you for the enjoyable time
and the wonderful pictures.
I cant wait to send these to my husband.
I am sure he is going to be pleasantly surprised...
what a great gift for him while he is away!    A


Fantastic!!! I'm in love with them all and feel free to use them on your site! I look HOT!!!     Dani


Dee!!!!! Oh my gosh the pictures look amazing and I absolutely loooove them!!!!!!!! I cant stop looking at them!!!!!!!


You have no idea how ecstatic
I was when I saw your emails with my link!
Before I opened the emails,
I was thinking "there is no way
Dee sent me my link already...."
so you can imagine the look on my face
when I opened the the emails and saw my link!!!!


Thank you so much for doing
them all in black and white and
color because you were definitely right....
some pictures look great in color and
some look amazing in black and white. I cant tell you enough how happy I am with the pictures,
I just love them and cant wait to be
able to send some to Curtis!!!
I cant wait to show my friends too!


I am most likely going to do a book
at some point!
I couldn't be happier and
I thank you both so much for helping me
and coaching me. I cant wait to work with you guys again!      XOXOXOXO!!!       S


I think my boyfriend has been
toting that book around for the past
seven days, showing it off to everyone he sees!

He tells me, "it's like your famous!"

I keep having to remind him that you and Erica

played a HUGE role in making me
look and feel so beautiful!

I really can't tell you how much

I enjoyed my time with you guys. :)

I would love to come and see you all again

and get snazzy for the camera once again.

Maybe I'll hint to my boyfriend that this

would be a great idea for my birthday (August)!

My boyfriend kept saying how he wanted to email you

personally, but he is terrible with computers.


So, the following are his words:


Well, Dee.....Until next time...Hopefully sooner than later!

I've been referring a ton of people including my friends

from the gym and my boyfriend's sister.

Everyone is extremely interested,

and I hope they all follow through!

Take care,      D and C


Hi Dee!

I just wanted to say Thanks again!

I had such a great time, you both made me feel so comfortable!

I will send any business I can your way I think every girl should do this at least once! :)

I look forward to seeing the pictures! Thanks for such a great experience!    Amanda


Amanda after seeing her pictures...

Oh My GOODNESS!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!   It was SO much fun and guess what?....
My sister is going to do it when she comes out this summer and shoot with you too...
It definitely is addicting!



Thanks you
this is the best Christmas ever!

I gave him the photos on Friday night

after we had a fabulous dinner and a night together.

I wanted it to be special and unhurried -
and it was. It was so perfect!

He loved it!
I mean he really, really loved it!
He was so emotional he cried!

It kept saying he couldn't believe that

I had done something so special for him.

Dee - thank you soooooo much!

You put so much of yoursef into this project!

What a wonderful piece it is.

I love it! And it was so much fun for me too

- and I had a great time with you that night.

Love to you both and happy holidays!    Carol



Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you.

Whew – the holidays were NUTTY for us.

Anyhoo – they are AMAZING!!!

I absolutely love the music you picked and

the way the pics were arranged.  So cool.

Dee – you are truly talented and I

can’t wait to come back again.

Maybe in the summer – hmmmm.

My husband really LOVES them...

I can’t believe how artistic
those shots ended up.

Take care – hugs, hugs, hugs –

hope your holidays were all you
imagined they would be.

God Bless and I’m sure we’ll see each other again –

I feel very fortunate that
I get to share the universe with you!



Hey guys,

This is J. I'm the nursing student you took

pictures of for my wedding gift to my husband.

I just wanted to let you know that he totally loved them!

I ended up presenting them a little different than

I first planned, but it worked out great.
I handed him a little envelope

enclosed with one picture and a
little love note at our reception and he was
both surprised and excited!

I just wanted to thank you for spending

all that extra time with me to get the best pictures,

and for making me look and feel so beautiful.

Also, thank you so much for t all the extra photos.

We both love them so much.
He now has a new favorite movie!

I haven't gotten my wedding pictures yet,

but I was able to see some
that my friends and family took,

and they came out really good.

Thank you for introducing me to Erica.
She does an amazing job,

and I really appreciate all that you
have done for me.

I don't plan on having a baby soon,
but when I do, I will be stopping back
in for some  pretty pregnant mommy pictures.

Thanks again for everything and may
God bless you.      



"I had an awesome time shooting with you yesterday!

It was the most absolute fun that I have ever had.

Can't wait to do it all again.

Thanks so much!"       Julie


He  loved the pictures!  I don't know how

I'm ever going to top our first anniversary!  :)

Thank you
so much for making it such a special gift!  :)




"Thanks SO MUCH for the fun times!!

You are very special person and have

been so wonderful to me...

many many thanks to you! Girlfriend,

you are AWESOME...

I LOVE YOU!!!"   Cami


"You are so much fun to work with,

You make a woman feel EXTRODINARY...

I enjoyed every bit of time we spent together.

We most definately have to do this again."

Hugs,  Mel


Thank you so much your work really

went way above and beyond what I could have imagined.

You were awesome to work with and your amazing talent

is so obvious in the end result.

Again thank you so much for the hard work.

Thanks,   M.


Hi Dee,

Of course I looked at the pictures
the second I got home!!!

You did such a nice job -
I can't thank you enough

or going above and beyond.
The video, the CD covers -

everything was done so professionally
and wonderfully.

He loved them too!!!!
I wish I could remember

everything he said....
I think he was shocked but in a good way.

He thought they were great
and he loved the Titan's flare.

Take care and thanks again.      S


Jan 26, 2019

Hi Dee:
I had such a blast today.  I was so nervous and was close to canceling at one point, but you made me feel very at-ease and confident, and I ended up having a great time.  I really appreciate you!
I still cannot believe that these are me... that is not the same thing I see when I look in the mirror!  They look awesome. These are most stunning to me.    Z

July 2018
Absolutely Amazing! I love those pictures. Thank you so very much. I am very excited. I feel confident about showing those pictures. Thanks again to you and your husband. You make a pleasant, comical, and highly supportive team!!!!!!!!!! Best wishes. Ms. F