Hannah and James' Heritage Square Engagement Session

I’ve been really excited for my wedding this weekend as well as the one next Friday. My last two full weddings of the spring season. Wedding season been strong. So strong, it’s been two months since I’ve gotten a blog post up. I’ve been having fun with awesome people and crushing great photos for them. At least I like to think so. :) I caught up enough this week to finally get to a blog post. Started gathering my images. Writing my words. Then I realized that while another wedding was up in the rotation, I had to get Hannah and James’ engagement up. That’s because next Friday’s wedding is theirs!

Hannah and James are competing hard for most fun couple I’ve gotten to photograph. They don’t mind being silly and they love each other tons. Their wedding is going to be a huge day of awesomeness. I know this session sure was. We even started them out on a beer date at the very place they had their first one years ago. Mother Bunch Brewing. I love that we were able to do a spot like this and then move right across the street to Heritage Square…which happens to be where they got engaged. I’d love more sessions where we go to meaningful places like that.

Here are a handful of the best photos from their Phoenix engagement session. Can’t wait to see you both one week from today and make you dance in front of my camera again. :)

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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

Where did you get engaged? Let’s go there and make your very own personal engagement session photos.

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.

Kat and Kurt's Children's Museum of Phoenix Wedding

Kat and Kurt used to live next to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. One night from their place, they noticed a bride and groom coming out of the museum. They also knew the museum used to hold Play Date nights for adults. They thought it would make a pretty kick ass wedding venue. They were right. In terms of unique and playful venues to have a Phoenix wedding, I’m not sure you could top the Children’s Museum. But these two really leaned into that and brought their own fun all day. There were jam sessions, a cute dog, a pub visit, leaping groomsmen, beers passed out as guests walked into the ceremony, photos in play areas, dancing…and one of the nicest, most laid back, most fun couples you could ever meet. I’ve been pretty pumped for this blog post. But it was one of the hardest times I’ve had narrowing down images.

This venue should be on the bucket list for all Arizona wedding photographers. But you can’t have Kat and Kurt. ;) The following is my best attempt at picking my favorite photos from their Children’s Museum of Phoenix wedding.

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The Team:

Venue: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

2nd Shooter: Erin Evangeline

Venue Coordinator: Alex Wurth

Hair and makeup: Something Beautiful Styles

DJ: Miss Mixx

My Equipment:

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

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

Hit me up if you’re getting married at the Children’s Museum. I’d love to be your photographer if you’re into it. No matter where it is. Next up on my museum bucket list is a Phoenix Art Museum wedding.