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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.

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Bride and Groom pose during their Superstition Mountain Cloth and Flame wedding by Arizona wedding photographer PMA Photography.

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I have been photographing weddings for well over 5 years now, and let me tell you, I LOVE second shooters!  I may be a little partial, because that is part of the story of how I started photographing weddings.  I started assisting then second shooting for other wedding photographers before photographing my own weddings!  

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Benefits of a Second Photographer for your Wedding

Couple pose with their dog for their engagement session in Scottsdale by PMA Photography

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One stereotype of Millennials I can get on board with is how much we love our pets.  They are a part of our family.  We love spending time with them and include them in our hikes, cafe dates, and trips to our parent’s houses.  So, it totally makes sense that we want to include them in our engagement photos too!  I personally love when I get to meet my couple’s pups and include them in our session.  Here are the tips I give my couples when they want to include doggo in their engagement photos.

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Engagement Photos

Adventurous couple pose during their Sedona engagement session by Arizona wedding photographer PMA Photography.

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One of the top requested locations for an engagement session is Sedona.  And it’s not hard to see why.  It is a quick drive up from the valley to get some truly unique and epic views.  The red rocks that Sedona is famous for is only available here in the Southwest.  So, if you are an outdoorsy or adventurous couple, it only makes sense to take advantage of Sedona for your engagement photos!  There are so many great locations to choose from. 

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5 Adventure Engagement Session Locations in Sedona

Bride and Groom walking together during their Superstition Mountain Cloth and Flame wedding by Arizona wedding photographer PMA Photography.

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Nothing says Arizona like a desert wedding.  People travel from all over the world to get married with our iconic desert views and amazing weather.  I mean, highs in the 70’s while so much of the country is covered in snow.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  With that amazing weather and our beautiful desert comes a high, beating sun during the day and cool nights.  Here are some tips for making the most out of your desert wedding!

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Tips for Planning A Desert Wedding in Arizona

Couple's hubby and wifey matching coffee cups during their Jobot engagement session by PMA Photography

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No matter where you are in the process of planning your wedding, there are plenty of things you can do to plan your wedding right at home!  This is great news since we are all spending a lot more time in our homes over the next few weeks. If you recently got engaged, this looks more like picking your date, starting a guest list, etc.  And if you have already booked your venue, there are so many things you can do! Let’s jump in!

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5 Ways to Plan Your Wedding From Your Couch

PMA Photography's wedding photography booth at the Arizona Bridal Show expo in Phoenix.

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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.

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Tips for Surviving A Bridal Show

Same sex couple pose during their Ellis-Shackelford House wedding by Arizona wedding photographer PMA Photography.

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You got engaged, had a celebration, and are now ready to start planning your wedding.  Wedding photography is super important to you.  So, you start to ask yourself, “Is it took soon to book a wedding photographer?”  The short answer is “Nope!  It is never to early!”  Once you have secured your wedding date, you can book your photographer.  But let’s dig down a little deeper into when you should book your wedding photographer.

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When to Book Your Wedding Photographer

Romantic bride and groom's wedding day outfits at a colorful fiesta wedding.

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If you are anything like me, you love your tattoos and you want to show them off on your wedding day. In fact, my husband and I exchanged tattoos for our wedding presents to each other. But, unless your tattoos are somewhere always visible like your hands or your neck, you may not be sure about how to show them off. That’s where I come in!

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How to Show Off Your Love for Tattoos At Your Wedding

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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.

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5 Questions To Make Sure Your Wedding Photographer Is A Seasoned Professional

Couple look at each other during their Air Stream engagement session by Phoenix wedding photographer PMA Photography.

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I am seriously all about the engagement sessions.  I think they make such a big impact on your wedding day and are also a great way to get cute photos of you and your partner in something other than wedding clothes!  (I mean, we can only hang so many pictures of ourselves in formal outfits, right?!) So, now we are left with the question of what to wear for our engagement session.  Not to worry, I am laying down my step-by-step guide to choosing your outfits below!

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How to Choose Your Engagement Session Outfits

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