Gillian and Alex's Phoenix Secret Garden Wedding

When it comes to sparkler exits, I sometimes recommend couples do it early if they crowd looks like it may be smaller come time for the party to end. Just to maximize the amount of firework awesomeness in the photos. Gillian and Alex preferred to maximize time with their guests and didn’t care if the photo opp wasn’t what it could be. Hearing that was a career highlight for me. They weren’t doing it for the perfect photo. They were doing it all for their friends, for their family, and for their own fun. And we still got kickass sparkler photos.

I believe everyone deserves the wedding of their dreams, but sometimes you meet people who you can’t help but be a little extra happy for when you see them having an amazing time at theirs. Gillian and Alex went through tragedy together that kept their wedding from being truly complete. However, it seemed to me it was as perfect as it could be given the circumstances. They celebrated hard with family and friends all night and their infectious joy and energy made it a treat for everyone.

Here are some awesome photos from their Phoenix destination wedding at the Secret Garden Event Center.

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The Team:

Venue: Secret Garden Event Center

2nd Shooter: Erin Evangeline

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

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Jillian and Adam's Wedgewood Ocotillo Wedding

Less than two months before Jillian and Adam’s wedding, their photographer had to cancel on them. Happily, I was available on their wedding date and all I can say…that photographer missed out. Jillian is such an amazing package of joy and energy and she’s well complemented by the laid back and dutiful Adam. By dutiful, I don’t mean how he shows up in his relationship, though I’d assume he has a stellar track record there too. I mean the way he signed up for the Marine Corps right after 9/11. These are two special people and I am honored to have been there for them and that I was able to capture the memories of their fun day.

Here are some of the best photos from their Wedgewood Ocotillo wedding.

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The Team:

Venue: Wedgewood Ocotillo

2nd Shooter: Lauren Hansen

Hair and makeup: Something Beautiful Styles

Dress: Uptown Bridal

Invitations: Pretty Paper Designs

My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

Whether it’s last minute or more than a year out, this Phoenix wedding photographer would be honored to photograph your wedding too. I love making relaxed art with cool people that they’ll love the rest of their lives. Hit me up below.

Meagan and Drake's Ashley Castle Wedding

Meagan and Drake had their wedding at The Ashley Castle and there were fireworks! Literally. It was a surprise for their guests and it was a good one. I am someone who believes a wedding should 100% about the couple and how they want to express their love. For most people, that also means thinking about the others you love in your life and still making sure they have a good time at your wedding too. A surprise fireworks show did just the trick on this night filled with family and friends who were ready to celebrate Meagan and Drake’s marriage.

Here are some of my favorite shots from their wedding at The Ashley Castle in Gilbert, Arizona.

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My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

Fireworks are not necessary to ensure your guests have a good time. However, I am. Just kidding. But I’m fun to be around and would love to make sure you and your guests have the time of your lives. Let’s talk about doing just that for you.