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March 19, 2019

Once you have found a photographer whose style you like and pricing matches your budget, how do you make sure they are a seasoned professional?  Here are 5 quick questions to ask your photographer that will separate the newbies from the true professionals.

March 1, 2019

Michelle and Daniel chose a location I have never been to before for their engagement session: The Mesa Arts Center. I had been in the area before (attending many a concerts at The Nile a block away), but never the arts center. After some heavy creeping the location on Google, I was so excited! They were drawn to the arts center because of its more modern look. I loved the industrial concrete walls that were sprinkled with pops of color and greenery. It was the best of both worlds!

February 28, 2019

Lindsay and Kyle got married at The Venue at the Grove in Phoenix.  They wanted a bohemian romantic feel for their wedding, and Venue at the Grove delivered!  The winter pecan trees and fruitful orange trees were the perfect backdrop for their day.

Their day started with the guys getting ready at Lindsay’s parents house and the girls getting ready in adorable matching robes at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.  They (separately) took a party bus with their wedding party and family down to the venue.  That is when the real fun began!

February 22, 2019

Catherine and Bryce’s wedding was at the beautiful garden venue of The Wright House.  This is one of those amazing venues that looks like it is not in Arizona.  It is a little oasis garden in the middle of Mesa.  The large gardens and character of the hold house reminds Catherine of home.  Making it the perfect backdrop for Catherine and Bryce’s wedding.

January 28, 2019

Marissa and Harrison were married at their friend’s home in Casa Grande.  They completely transformed the backyard into an intimate rustic ceremony and reception venue with the help of their family and friends.  

January 9, 2019

Cheslyne and Shane were married at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House in downtown Phoenix at the end of December.  The wedding had a subtle Christmas theme with a Christmas tree in the main room and garland decorating the fireplaces.  They choose bold and beautiful winter colors of purples and burgundies for their wedding colors. 

January 1, 2019

2018 was an absolutely amazing year.  Sometimes I cannot believe that my job is being a photographer.  Looking back at all the selfies with my couples from the year makes me so incredible grateful for each and every one of them.  They trust me to document one of the most important days of their lives.  It’s freaking mind blowing sometimes.

December 29, 2018

I am exhibiting at the Arizona Bridal show this weekend!!!  I am completely re-designing my booth for this year and am really excited to meet all the engaged couples!  This is my third year doing the bridal shows.  I feel confident in my experience at these shows to give some tips for attending a Large Bridal Show!  These are the shows with more than 100 vendors vs smaller shows that venues put on of their preferred vendors.

December 27, 2018

As the year comes to an end, it is time for me to look back on all the fun I had photographing weddings!  I still have one more wedding left this year, so you will have to wait for all the selfies.  But, I have all the behind the scenes goodies for you now!  Ok, enough talking, let’s get to the goods!

December 18, 2018

If I could tell every couple with an outdoor wedding one tip, it would be go make sure you have even lighting for your ceremony.  Unfortunately, cameras do not see shade and sunlight as well as our eyes do. So, if you are in the shade and your fiance is in the sun, one of you will be light and one of you will be dark in your wedding pictures.  Additionally, if you have your faces in the shade, but your arms are still in the sun, your arms will be starch white in your pictures. So, how do we avoid this? With the same lighting for you, your fiance, and your bridal party.  Here are my top tips on how to achieve this.