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I'm Amber, a Harry Potter obsessed wedding and brand photographer for those who are anything but ordinary based in Phoenix, Arizona.
When I don't have a camera in my hand, you can find me hiking with my husband, snuggling pups, or planning my next Disney trip.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Alternate Title: It’s like rain on your wedding day. (Because I could not miss an opportunity to quote Alanis Morissette.)
It does not rain often here in Arizona, so when it does we tend to think the sky is falling. But thankfully, rain does not have to ruin your wedding day. In fact, I think rainy wedding days in Arizona are fun! How many other people will have those amazing clouds in their wedding portraits? If you are getting married during the rainy season, here is how to prepare to make sure your day is amazing.
Cassandra and Matt got married at the Superstition Manor in Mesa, Arizona. This is one of my favorite venues for their amazing views of the Superstition Mountains. Not to mention that the manor itself is gorgeous. The amazing iron manor doors, the stone walls, and gardens really take this venue a step above.