James and Ayla’s wedding was so unique and at such a rad little venue down in Tucson. Never shot there before, it was lovely and intimate and definitely worth checking out.
Thanks to these two for being such amazing clients, we had a ball first on their engagement session in downtown Phoenix but their wedding was utterly great as well. Hope you enjoy these!
Venue // Kingan Gardens
Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Kingan Gardens
Invitations // Minted.com
Wedding Dress Shop // The Lovely Bride Phoenix
Bridesmaid Dress Shop // Sugar Bits
Men’s Formal Wear // Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup // I Do Hair And Makeup
Flowers // Eastland Alley
Ceremony Officiant // Mike Schmidt
Ceremony Music // Dave Harris
Cake // Cakes by Genevieve
Lighting & Decor // Eastland Alley
Reception Music/DJ // Che Wilson
Caterer // Rincon Market
I’ve known Abi and her family since she was a little girl. It’s unbelievable to me that she’s somehow a senior in high school suddenly. What a blast to hang with her, her best friend and Abi’s mom Kathy. Such a fun time and I love these images!
Plus my daughter Lyla came along and makes a couple of appearances!
Really loved this one from last fall. Liz and Nathan were so sweet and kind, not just to me, but everyone there. And it’s always a treat when I get to shoot at the Phoenix Art Museum. They got ready at different locations but then we met up for a first look and then some photos at the museum. The ceremony was a bit later than usual, and got dark fast…which made some for some beautiful candlelit moments towards the end.
Venue // Phoenix Art Museum
Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Cori Souza, PHX Art Museum
Make-up // Sandy Goldstein
Hair // Lauren Carey
Ceremony Officiant // Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray
Ceremony & Reception Music // Rock Around the Clock, Jeff Marcus
Caterer // Creations in Cuisine, Tony Rea
I’ve done a lot of Brophy weddings in recent years, and they are always a blast with great people. Katherine and Henry were no exception. I knew the bride’s brother Michael for quite awhile, so I’m super appreciative of him passing my name on to these guys!
Lots of fun to check out the Heard Museum for the first time, loved the interior where the reception was held, just a gorgeous courtyard with great light everywhere.
Thanks Katherine and Henry for trusting us with your big day! Now on to the photos!
What a way to ring in the new year! Lindsey and Matt’s wedding was such a blast…they were both so incredibly warm and friendly, and so complimentary on all the vendors who helped with this event, it really was very moving.
The day started off at the Hotel Palomar, with a first look in front of the Orpheum Theater and finally ended at Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects for the ceremony and reception. I loved everyone I got to work with on this one. Riette from Downtown Phoenix Venues, the amazing Alex from BTS Event Management who always plans flawless weddings (who is getting married in a week!), the talented Megan from Flower Bar who constantly surprises us with her designs and centerpieces and also my cohort Sara Nevels from Talk Studios, she’s the best!
Love this wedding so much! Lindsey and Matt, I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you again down the road!
So last week when I was asked about the big haboob timelapse, I usually started off with saying “I was in the backyard doing another timelapse…”
This is that one.
I had been out stormchasing 4-5 nights already and was pretty beat. I figured I’d stay home that night and let the storms come to me, perhaps shoot some lightning from my balcony or the parking garage down the street. When I saw the clouds building out west, I thought to myself “Hey, I can just do a timelapse and then hang out inside, relaxing, watching TV, whatever.”
Of course, a bit later, a text message sent to me with a picture of the dust storm over the San Tans forced me to leave and shoot that.
However…I was really torn. I actually was around a 60/40 between going and staying. The orange/red glow towards the end was so beautiful, I wanted to keep it going.
But my favorite part of this is the thunderstorm that builds on the right horizon and then releases rain like someone dumped it out with a giant bucket. I also dig the soundtrack a lot. My buddy Brian Matiash will want to take credit for it because he told me to use something from Inception sometime, so that’s part of why I used it. But I also already have the album on my iPhone and was just searching for a minute-long song.
This track fits just perfectly with the way the sky unfolds.
The wind picks up a bit towards the end and my ex-tripod head let the camera move around somewhat. That problem has now been remedied!