All posts tagged tucson wedding

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cierra + adam // el conquistador wedding

I had been anticipating this wedding ever since I met with Cierra & Adam.  I knew they were going to have an awesome wedding from the beginning, but after getting to know them it was even more apparent how much fun it would be.  Once I shot their engagement session, it only fueled the fire!

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cierra + adam // engaged

Cierra & Adam are definitely in love, and are high school sweethearts too!  They were willing to try some funky ideas I had and we had a ton of fun roaming the UofA campus and in the downtown area as well.  I love working with couples that are head over heels for each other!

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chris + don // engaged

I’ve known Don for a few years ever since I did some of his latest headshots.  Don recently got engaged to a wonderful, sweet woman and they are seriously the cutest couple ever.   We had a blast out in the Benson area, wish them congrats on their upcoming wedding!

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heather + scott // ritz carlton wedding

It feels surreal typing this, but this is my last wedding of 2012 and it definitely went out with a bang! Heather + Scott had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at the most beautiful venue in all of Arizona. It was a family centric event with lots of emotion, surprises, laughter and fun. Thank you for allowing me to capture such a special event in your lives!

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erin + dean // ventana canyon wedding

I’ve been somewhat connected to Erin & Dean for a few years now, back when I photographed Erin’s cousin Katie’s wedding in 2009!  Almost 3 years to the date to be exact!  Such a beautiful wedding ceremony at a church I had never been to before, St. Thomas the Apostle, in the Tucson foothills.  I was worried it was going to be a mega hot day since the forecast was high 90s.  Thankfully we were all pleasantly surprised that it was just bright, and not scorching hot.  These two love birds are very much in love and it was an honor to have worked with their family on such a special day.  Ventana Canyon is a beautiful place and it couldn’t have been a better day for a spring wedding.  Thanks again Erin + Dean!

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debbie + aaron // wed

It has been a lot of fun getting to know Debbie & Aaron.  They brought me out to Chicago for their awesome engagement portraits last summer, and it was then that I could really tell that they were really in love with each other.  I anticipated that emotions would run high on the wedding, and they definitely did.  They are both some of the most thoughtful, caring and loving couples I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  It was a beautiful day in Tucson, and Ventana Canyon was an awesome venue to work with.  Thank you Debbie & Aaron for trusting my vision and allowing me to create some awesome portraits of your day!

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amie + steve // engaged

My beautiful sister gets married tomorrow, and I’m so excited for her!  We shot these last week at the wonderful La Paloma resort.  Can you see the resemblance?  Love you Amie!

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laura + matt // engaged

I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite a while.  Laura & I first met sitting next to each other in our Sophomore year in High School in a Marine Biology class.  It was a really easy class because the teacher was really spacey, but, it was fun.  We were best of friends throughout the rest of High School, and so I was super excited and happy when I found out Laura was engaged.  Matt, the cool and awesome dude that he is, planned a surprise engagement (I guess most all of them are surprises) with cooperation of the Reid Park Zoo.  Matt had made a cake, including a “Will you marry me?” message inside the polar bear exhibit.  So, as they were casually roaming around the zoo, they came to the polar bears and there it was, Matt’s proposal.  I’m sure sparks flew and all that other happy stuff that goes on during a proposal too.  They ride Harley’s too, which I think is totally rad.  Fun times.  Thanks Laura & Matt!

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brooke + rick // wed

I’ve known Brooke & Rick for a few years now. It all started back when I was part of a big contest to give away an amazing engagement prize to one lucky couple. All over Tucson, by the thousands, people submitted their love story to the local news channel for a chance to win an all expense paid engagement package. It included a lot of amazing goodies, including a very expensive and beautiful Tacori diamond ring. The one rule was, that if you were selected to win, you had to propose to your fiance. That is precisely what Rick did, and I was there to document their proposal. Fast forward 2 years later, Brooke & Rick got married last month and it was one of the most special, loving, emotional and fun weddings I’ve ever experienced. Their love is so apparent, and they were surrounded by many friends and family that shared the same feelings. This is a wedding that I will always remember. Brooke, Rick, THANK YOU.

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sonya + eliezer // tucson wedding

Wow. Thats really all that comes to my mind whenever I think of this wedding. They wouldn’t stop smiling, kissing, loving each other. The day was filled with lots of family, friends, laughter, tears, fun, and a lot of love. This is a real wedding, with real people, and I enjoyed every single second of it. Thank you guys for trusting my vision and allowing me to be part of your day!

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lindsey + brian // wedding

What an incredible wedding!  Lindsey + Brian seriously planned the perfect day.  Everything went soooo smooth, it was definitely meant to be.  The Stillwell House is one of my favorite local wedding venues.  It offers a unique setting with a lot of charm and variety mixed in.  A very emotional morning and ceremony was topped off with a smashing reception party that had some serious groove to it.  Thanks for letting me come tag along!

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kelley + matt // tanque verde guest ranch

So it has officially felt like forever since my last blog post.  May has been a whirlwind of a month and I’m not even close to getting a break yet!  I had a ton more senior portraits, 2 weddings, family portraits in Texas and then a wedding in Seattle.  I’m ready for a break, but can’t wait to share all of these amazing portraits.

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heather + brady // wed

Spring weddings in Tucson are always just awesome, and nothing says “Tucson” like the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch: a dude ranch nestled into the Saguaro National Monument East (think of a forest, but except trees, big Saguaro cacti everywhere).  Cool, comfortable weather and a lot of really great people to be around, it really makes my job such an awesome experience even through a 12-hour day.  The girls started getting in the VERY early morning, I think before 6am, don’t know how they did it and last well close to midnight partying just as hard as everyone else.  Such a fun day, full of emotion, laughter and just great people.  Thank you Heather & Brady!

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lisa + chris // westward look wedding

Near Years Eve, a day of celebration and partying for many, and in 2010 it was definitely a celebration.  Lisa + Chris were married at the awesome Westward Look Resort.  Although their engagement was pretty short, the wonderfully talented Anne Bryan definitely made their wedding come together perfectly.  Their wedding day was also the rare occasion that you get to see snow on the mountains.  It didn’t last long, but, it made for some great backdrop during the rooftop ceremony.  Lisa + Chris are both hardworking, devoted and loving individuals and their intimate wedding with friends and family reflected a LOT of hard work on their part.  I felt honored to be part of such a wonderful day!  Congrats to both of you!

michelle + ivan // engaged

I’m finally getting back to blogging some more and wanted to quickly share a few of my favorites from Michelle + Ivan’s engagement portraits.  They are getting married in June in beautiful Seattle, and they are definitely in love.  A few portraits from the warm summer in Tucson, I know all of you with snow are jealous . . . it was in the 70′s this week!

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ilene + vic // lodge at ventana canyon wedding

Ilene contacted not very long before the wedding as she was referred to me by some previous clients and friends of hers.  I’m SOOOO glad she called because these two can party like no other.  They are hopelessly in love with each other, and it was very apparent during the entire day.  They laughed together, smiled together, cried together and even danced and partied together.  Their traditional Jewish ceremony was also very beautiful.  So much symbolism and meaning, loved every minute of it.  Besides each other, there is only one thing that they love more, and that is their family.  They both have many grandkids and it was just all out fun having them all together.  Their reception was simply awesome as well.  Considering that I was definitely one of the more younger guests at their wedding, I don’t think I’ve seen a dance floor so lively and hopping in my life, it was incredible.  Combine some extremely talented musicians (live bands are AWESOME, one of the singers has performed at the White House before!), amazingly fun crowd, and a Frost Gelatto cart and you have one heck of a party.  THANK YOU BOTH Ilene + Vic!

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rachel + chris // ventana canyon wedding

Rachel + Chris’s wedding at Ventana Canyon Resort was simply beautiful.  Perfect day for a perfect wedding.  I really loved how their decisions on the wedding attire and venue details was different than your “standard” wedding.  Rachel’s dress is BEAUTIFUL.  We started out at the Gadabout Salon just a mile from the resort, then headed to Ventana where we spent the rest of the day.  Laughs were shared and tears were shed throughout the day.  There was so much emotion during the ceremony, and it continued well into the evening.  Chris prepared one of the most loving, heartfelt and emotional speeches that I have ever heard at a wedding.  I feel so honored to have been a small part of their wedding day and can’t wait to design their album!  Thanks SOOO much guys!

I was also honored to have a good friend from Nashville, Daniel Shaw, come to assist and 2nd shoot with me.  He’s a fantastic photojournalist that caught a lot of candid moments during the day.

PS – leave a comment for the newlyweds below!

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by Daniel Shaw

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All of the guys preparing below by Daniel Shaw

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Rachel seeing Chris for the first time, by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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on the right by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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NEW FAVORITE, love the fishies swimming in the sky

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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by Daniel Shaw

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yes, it’s really a yellow diamond, how sweeeeet is that?

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heather + brady // engagement

It is absolutely the best time of year in Arizona for any kind of portraits. Combine that with an awesome farm, two really good looking people, amazing light and a highly energetic dog and you get a couple hours of pure fun and love. Brady grew up on a farm in Illinois, and they both LOVE the Cubs. I know it sounds cheesy, but you can easily see their love for each other, it’s just so natural. Can’t wait for the wedding!

aaron & sarah // hacienda del sol wedding

This wedding was a little different than my normal approach for most weddings, and for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a rather small and intimate wedding for close friends and family (which I LOVE by the way); second, it’s also my brother’s wedding; third, I absolutely LOVE the Hacienda Del Sol.  They have hands down the best wedding food at any venue in Tucson!  They’ve been engaged for a couple months now and I’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since.  My photographic approach to their wedding was primarily as a guest and photographer second.  Since they kept it simple and sweet, there wasn’t a lot of the traditional “bouquest toss” and other events of the day.  It was nice to attend and enjoy a wedding that was more about the company of each other and family, than the party and plans.  I’m super excited to welcome Sarah in to the family!

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My grandma always has a camera in hand, and my sister always has a bottle of Aquafina

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Weather was absolutely PERFECT

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The eyebrow raise, he’s done it ever since he was a little kid

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My younger and taller brother

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Had to include this funny one, just wait for it :)  My grandpa, if you couldn’t tell . . .

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courtney + robert // arizona inn wedding

Where to begin.  It’s pretty standard for me to smile a LOT while I’m editing wedding images, getting to relive all the happy and funny moments of the wedding day.  My face hurts more than usual now since editing Courtney + Robert’s wedding, I’ve been smiling all morning, with a lot of lols mixed in as well.  Their wedding was simply awesome from start to finish.  They traveled all the way from Philadelphia, and most of the family came from the area as well; everyone was really excited to be there.

The Arizona Inn is one of my favorite Tucson locations, and the weather on their wedding day was just perfect.  I always get excited when the bride & groom plans a LOT of time for portraits (which means more time to relax and enjoy the day), I got lucky and got LOTS of extra time with the two of them.  Courtney + Robert planned to see each other for the first time before the ceremony so that they would have plenty of time for great portraits, and time to just relax and take it all in.  I LOVE these opportunities and I think it shows below.

Enough talk, enjoy their awesome images and leave a comment or two for the happy couple.  Special thanks again to my good buddy Carraig for coming all the way from Texas to help with this wedding!

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All shots of the guys below by Carraig

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The girls wanted to do something like Abbey Road

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This one is for mom

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This is what happens to your shots when someone spits/sneezes on your lens :)

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evyn + jandro // tucson country club wedding

Ever since Evyn + Jandro’s awesome engagement session, I’ve been looking forward to their wedding with much anticipation.  Not only are they just a really awesome couple to work with, I knew that the Tucson Country Club would be a simply awesome location for them as well.  Cindy at the Tucson Country Club is so gracious and accommodating, and the staff and everything else is always over the top as well!  The outdoor ceremony location is simply to die for.

There was something very special and unique about this wedding, and I can’t quite describe it in words.  Ever since I showed up, there was an almost tangible excitement and joy in the air and it was very contagious.  EVERYONE was just so excited, and as the guests started to arrive and the time was getting closer to the ceremony, the excitement, love and joy just kept on building and building.  I’ll admit, I think I shed a little tear during their ceremony, and I saw many others as well.  Everything was just awesome.  Amazing weather, amazing light, a photographer’s dream.  I was also blessed with a lot of time to photograph the bride & groom and the bridal party, so we have lots of portraits (and awesome details as well)!  From start to finish, it couldn’t have been a better day!  One last thing, aren’t bow ties the best?  Jandro looks like James Bond in everything . . .

Also special thanks to my good friend Carraig who came out to assist me from Texas!  He’s a former groom of mine too :)  He also captured quite a few of the animations below :)

Wedding goodies from:
-Hair: Giancarlo Console (Gadabout Salons)
-Makeup: Andi Valdez
-Floral & Decorations: Amy Roberts
-Invitations: Plunkets & Danielle Lardy
-Favors: Cookie Bags by Susan Shrock, with etsy Cookies made by family and friends
-Dress: David’s Bridal
-Brides-maids dresses: BCBG

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really excited for the wedding :)

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All detail shots by Carraig

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All details by Carraig

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This series of Jandro’s expressions while his bride comes down the aisle is priceless, shot by Carraig

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overhead by Carraig

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tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

I loved Carraigs angle and series here

tucson country club wedding arizona phoenix photography

aaron + sarah // film

I shot these a few months back when I was having some fun with film (still am) and just now realized I never posted them!  This was sort of a hybrid of some engagement portraits and then capturing life as it happens.  Aaron & Sarah didn’t want too many “directed” portraits, but more of a documentary style approach.  We planned a few different locations and ideas and then just let them be themselves.  Their wedding is this weekend (boy does time fly) and am super excited to be working with my brother on his wedding day.

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tucson engagement portrait medium format film

tara + chris // la paloma wedding

It has been a long time in the works and the day finally arrived that Tara + Chris were to be wed.  That day was Saturday and oh what a beautiful day it was.  The preparation, ceremony and wedding reception all took place at the beautiful Westin La Paloma where we had awesome sunshine and mild cloud coverage for the entire day.  Tara planned out everything to the last jot and tittle, and you could really tell the amount of time that they both had spent planning their special day.  Custom t-shirts, flowers, gifts, cards, shoes, wardrobe, cake toppers, custom “bridal room” door-hangers, a shnazzy pen to sign their license, it was all there and done very well.  We started off the day before noon with their getting-ready portraits.  The amazing Katy Davis from Couture Makeup did such an amazing job, I’ve never seen anyone quite as talented as her.  The flowers, provided by Patty Hunter from Sauliz Floral Dezigns were exquisite!! (She even drove to Phoenix that morning to pick up flowers for the bouquets, now thats service!)  Everything came together just perfectly, and to my knowledge, everything ran as smooth as it could have done.  Thank you SOOOOO much for letting me be a part of such a wonderful event, it was definitely a wedding I will never forget.

Props to my good friend Sam Hassas for coming out and helping me on this wedding.  It’s always a pleasure working with him, make sure to check out his blog!  Big thanks to all the vendors who came out and performed wonderfully for their special day!

Vendors:
Officiant – Cherisse Mills
DJ – Page Repp – Get With The DJ
Videographer – Stepheny Keith – Black Sheep Video
Florist/Flowers – Patty Hunter – Sauliz Floral
Coordinator – Isabell Kim – Westin La Paloma
Makeup – Katy Davis – Couture Makeup
Venue – Westin La Paloma Resort

WARNING: LOTS of images below!

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Wanna see more?  Don’t forget to visit out website for La Paloma Wedding Photo Portrait.

Valerie & Steve | Mesa Wedding, Wright House, Tucson Reception

Boy have I been excited to post these. Many of you might have seen a couple photo tweets with some teasers, but I had such a blast working with Valerie & Steve on both their engagement portraits (at the Tucson Ritz-Carlton) and now with their awesome wedding. The temperature had cooled down the week before their wedding, but the day of their wedding our wonderful sun had to rear its nasty hot flares in our direction. It was bright and got hot very quickly . . . but their pics were definitely hotter! They were married at the Mesa LDS Temple in Phoenix and then shortly thereafter a wonderful luncheon was provided at The Wright House, which was my first time at this venue. Very Victorian and romantic setting for a great reception (or luncheon in this case). Awesome interiors and cool courtyard = win!

After some great frames at the Wright House, we traveled back to Tucson for an evening reception at a local chapel. A very fun and very unique wedding day for me! Congrats again to Valerie & Steve!

For the photographers, this wedding set was processed almost entirely with Presetopia Presets v2 which just came out this week! Make sure you grab your copy while they are on sale. Sale ends Nov 9th!


LOVED this exit shot, sooooo hot!

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Fun candid of the guys being guys

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

I normally don’t post formals, but I thought I’d post this as a demo/lesson about lighting. The 2 pictures here are nearly identical, taken within 2 seconds of each other. The one on the left is “natural” light, meaning only ambient light was used. The one on the right used “artificial” light (known as a flash) to enhance the scene. Both are great portraits in my book. BUT, it just goes to show how lighting can dramatically change the mood or feel of a portrait. The one on the right required a VERY powerful flash, which most photographers I know shooting these days don’t care to lug around. It’s not needed, but, every photographer should know why they are lighting their portraits the way they are!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Different angle

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

EYE EXPLOSION! Couldn’t resist tweeting this one, so cool . . .

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

The Wright House courtyard, lovely place indeed

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

This one is almost straight out of camera, EPIC

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Loved this other courtyard shot. You can see some lens flare, and the flare ended up highlighting the bride & groom!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Totally candid, so fun

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

I LOVED her flowers. They remind me of Andi’s flowers from Tubac, except not roses of course

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Check out this awesome window light!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Another great formal portrait of the bride & groom!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

This place had way too much awesome natural light coming from every room

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Mmmmm, love the background, its like butter!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Classic reception kid, reception’s always have them :)

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

The father/daughter dance was just so sweet. So many teary eyes during their dance

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Little backstory: Cake cutting obviously going on here, but, Steve thought he could sneak a fast one by Valerie and not allow her to feed him the cake, so he took a bight of his own and got what he deserved :)

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Another great sparkler exit. Valerie & Steve were a little late with their exit and most of the sparklers had extinguished by then :( Still was fun!

phoenix wedding wright house arizona tucson wedding photography

Wedding Contest: Pop the question and win!

I just wanted to let everyone know about an awesome opportunity for those that are hopelessly in love with each . . . particularly to the guys here.  If you are planning on getting down on one knee and asking your best friend for her hand in marriage, take a look at this contest!

Platinum Love Engagement Giveaway Contest

Sheffields Diamonds is sponsoring a HUGE giveaway: a very beautiful and VERY expensive Tacori platinum diamond ring.  They will be advertising it all over the radio and local TV news, along with newspapers and other advertising mediums.  This is going all out, so make sure you enter the contest for a chance to win an awesome and unforgettable engagement.  I have partnered with the effort and will be photographing the actual engagement (with complete secrecy hopefully), but you will also be dining at the Westin La Paloma, complimentary Limousine services provided by Allison Limousine, and also a pampered spa visit for your future bride provided by Imagen Day Spa. Hard to pass up, so please visit KVOA’s website to learn more about it.

Act now as the contest will be ending October 14th!  Doesn’t it make you want to get engaged all over again? Check out Tacori’s website about their amazing rings . . . just wow!