Ruby and Cristian's Papago Park Wedding Session

Some of you may not know, filmmaking is what eventually led me to getting into still photography. I took a prerequisite class on it for my film major in college and fell in love. While photography is my full time gig, I’m still in the world of film here locally. I met Cristian through that and was honored when he asked me to photograph him and Ruby. These artists were married in a private wedding ceremony, but still wanted some art to honor the occasion. We talked about pets and films while strolling around Papago Park. Tough to beat that.

The following are some of the best photos we took at their Papago Park wedding session.

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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

Desert weddings are a beautiful thing. Where are you getting married? Let’s talk about your wedding day and make you some great, relaxed art.

Elizabeth and Kinsey's Papago Park Engagement Session

It's always fun for me to be the one who takes the first professional pictures of my couples. I met Elizabeth when doing Alisa and Eric's wedding last year. When she emailed me, Elizabeth joked that she and Kinsey had so few pictures together that she was about to resort to stock photos of a happy, random couple. Instead, at their Papago Park engagement session, we got to spend some time in a desert setting (their favorite) and make some nice pictures other people could use as stock photos of a happy, random couple. This fall, we'll get to add to their catalog with beautiful shots of them in wedding gear in a different desert setting. 

Side note - Elizabeth made the green top she's wearing in the latter photos. Pretty freaking cool. 

What follows are some of my favorite pictures we made at their Phoenix engagement session. 

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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

Let this Phoenix based wedding photographer show you that you too can be a gorgeous stock photo couple. Drop me a line and let's get this thing going. 

Alex and Nick's Tempe Engagement Session

Alex and Nick met in high school, dated while together at ASU, and have since relocated to Salt Lake City for Alex's residency. On one of their trips back home for another wedding, we visited their former stomping grounds in Tempe and did their engagement session. These two are playful and loving...and in addition to being open to my weird ideas (see bike rack), they had a couple of their own (see pot). They even showed me a secret garden at ASU I had no idea about! After that, we headed over to Papago Park. I really love this session and can't wait for their wedding...in just about two weeks! 

These pictures are some of my favorite from their pre-wedding session at ASU and Papago. 

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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

I am a Phoenix wedding photographer who would love to try your weird photo ideas and some of my own at a location near you. Contact me and let's make some magic.