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ashley + troy // wed

It’s hard to write so little because there is so, so much to say.  Much of it really isn’t mine to say either, so I’ll leave it with this: Ashley + Troy are one incredible couple.  By saying that they have really been through a lot together would be a serious understatement.  The amount of personal sacrifice and hardship that people go through in life hopefully equates to greater appreciation for life’s joys and blessings…and Ashley + Troy are the epitome of happiness, joy, kindness, love and respect…all with great abundance.  It truly was a special honor for me to participate in such an amazing event for both of them.  I knew that they would be an incredible couple to photograph ever since Troy surprised Ashley with an engagement session, and it just so happened to snow that day.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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kristina // senior

Kristina had a lot of great ideas that she wanted to try and it was a total home run!  We used a beautiful stage at the Temple for Music & Art and then headed to the Tubac area for more “woodsy” type portraits.  The light was BEAUTIFUL…wow, just amazing.  Thank you Kristina!

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michelle + ivan // seattle wedding

I had the awesome privilege to travel to Seattle to photograph Michelle & Ivan’s wedding.  Coincidentally, I saw no rain and actually got a sunburn (that’s not supposed to happen).  I was also honored to have my buddy Sergio Mottola tag along and photograph a lot of the behind-the-scenes of what happened throughout the day.  They were married in the Seattle LDS Temple and afterwards we focused on creating some casual and fun portraits in the downtown Seattle area.  Their reception was at a pretty cool dance studio in north Seattle with THE coolest gourmet dinner idea ever: waffles.  A beautiful weekend that could not have been any better!

stevie + kyle // wedding, mesa arizona

If you haven’t seen enough of these awesome folks, then here’s another 30+ images from their wedding day.  We started super early at 6:30am at the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple in order to have the best light for their portraits.  I don’t shoot in the morning very often, but this day was different in the quality and color of light, creating an almost pastel palette of colors and tones.  I loved it, I should shoot more in the wee morning hours more often . . . the only problem is maybe finding people who would be up for it :D   It was a pleasure working with them and their families on such a beautiful day, I couldn’t have asked for more.  Later that evening we traveled back to Tucson for their wedding reception at their wonderful home.  One of the best receptions I’ve attended, maybe because they built their house knowing they would be hosting weddings there!  They rocked an awesome photbooth (see post just below this!) and the decorations, food and fun was definitely a night to remember.  Thanks again to all who partied with us!

Also a big thanks to my assistant for the morning, Jeff Ambrose.  Always a pleasure to have you come!

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mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Jeff’s shot on the right

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Jeff’s shot on the right

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Jeff’s shot!

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Jeff’s shot!

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Loved this groomsmen shot

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

I was impressed to find out how much Stevie actually helped with the reception, a lot of the food was made by her!  They were delicious too :)

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

Awesome decorations on their patio, couldn’t believe how much time they put in to all of it!

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

mesa arizona wedding photography portraits tucson

See more of our wedding portfolio at our Arizona Wedding Tucson Photography portfolio.

saundra + michael // mesa, arizona wedding

Saundra + Michael finally tied the knot almost 2 weeks ago in Mesa AZ.  Everything about working with them has just been a real pleasure, like old friends hanging out and having a good time.  Both of their families are just wonderful and it was my honor to have been able to participate in such a special event for everyone, and I can’t wait for her sister Stevie’s wedding in just a few weeks.  Then I get to enjoy all the crazy partying with awesome people all over again!  Congratulations again to Saundra + Michael, I wish you both the best!

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mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

mesa arizona tucson wedding lds temple photography portrait

Emma & Danny – Mesa & Tucson Wedding Photography

As many of you know already, Emma & Danny were married this past weekend in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple, and their reception and ring-ceremony followed afterwards in Tucson at the Westward Look Resort.  It was the first time I had been to Westward Look and boy was it fun!  The post below shows how much fun it was, if you didn’t see the photobooth madness!  It was such a pleasure working with their families, everyone was so outgoing and easy to work with!  There’s quite a buzz circling the facebook pages, gotta check it out if you have not yet!

Thanks again Emma & Danny, you guys are super awesome!

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

There is something about this one that I LOVE!!!

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

Check out the bling!  Beautiful ring! (ok I didn’t mean for that to rhyme)

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

One of my all time fav groomsmen shots

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Can you see how versatile one couch can be, yet make a picture sooo sooo different?

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

My uber-cool assistant Travis grabbed this one, I love Danny’s expression!

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Travis got this awesome detail as well . . .

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

I usually have my assistants grab candids while I setup for formal shots, they always come out better than the formals :(   But thats a good thing :)

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mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

Smashing!

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

mesa tucson wedding photography temple westward look resort phoenix

New Product Shots! arizona wedding albums

I received back some sample products, and also the wedding album for Heather & Jay and just had to post some photos.  Heather & Jay received a 60 page Asukabook Deluxe album and it was HOT!  Asukabook has never let me down on their album quality, consistency and all around value.  They are a bit less-expensive than some of my other albums I offer but equally as popular and excellent.  It had one of those special moments as a photographer . . . and as a business owner (kind of a sneak peak in to what really keeps me going!) . . . I was able to deliver the album to Heather & Jay, and also preview it with them for the first time.  It’s the funnest thing in the world to see their reactions and emotions as they look at their album for the first time.  If I was thinking straight that day, I would have brought the camera to remember it . . . but it was fun anyways!!!

 

Now for some other product shots of my new Senior Portfolios.  Holy COW.  It’s hard to describe how cool these things are, since I’m a very visual person and don’t express myself easily with words . . . but here goes.  These are 6×8″ in size and are hand-made in Italy . . . yes, that’s right, Italy.  They are produced by GraphiStudio, one of the best Album producers in the world right now.  Each page is printed on a fine-art linen, bound with their patented binding method, where each page lays flat (as you can see below, and in contrast above how the Asukabook albums DO NOT lay flat like the GraphiStudio albums).  Each comes with a hard-cover black fabric cover, but the custom-designed dust jacket is included as well.  Oh ya, these are all custom designed by yours truly!  You won’t find these designs with ANYONE else.  This is a 20 page album sample that is just sooooooo cool.  No wonder they have been popular lately!  Give me a call if you’d like to see a custom preview of these bad-boys!

Here are some actual design layouts (not just photos of the book):