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Ayla & James Wedding at Kingan Gardens

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

Maureen & Will’s wedding at Arizona Biltmore

Every now and then I get to shoot at the Arizona Biltmore and it’s always awesome. Love this one with Will and Maureen from earlier this year. Thanks to Courtney Larson for second-shooting and rocking it as always!

Venue & Caterer // Biltmore
Wedding Coordinator/Planner // Brooke Molumby
Invitations // Wedding Superstore
Wedding Dress Shop // Destiny’s Bride
Men’s Formal Wear // Men’s Warehouse
Hair and Makeup // Sarah Brown
Flowers // Rita’s Flowers
Ceremony Officiant // Matt Anderson
Ceremony & Reception Music // DJ Steve
Cake // Classic Cakes (Ella)

Lauren & Andrew’s wedding at the Arizona Biltmore

The love Andrew has for Lauren was evident the first time I met them, during their engagement photos and finally at the wedding. He adores her, you could see it at their first look at how overwhelmed he became.

Nothing makes a wedding better than genuine emotions like that. Such a great day at the Arizona Biltmore! And working with Care from Sterling Events was a treat!

Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix

The Hotel San Carlos originally opened in 1928 and was the most modern hotel in the entire southwestern United States at the time. First hotel in Arizona with air conditioning and hand-powered high-rise elevators. It cost $850,000 to build…which doesn’t seem to be that much until you compare it to the $820 price tag of a Model “A” Ford at the same time!

You can read more of the history of this hotel by visiting their website.

This was just another stop on my little photowalk of downtown Phoenix Saturday night. I took a bunch of long, bracketed exposures ranging from 2-30 seconds. The top photo is an HDR obviously, using 6-7 of those bracketed shots. You can see a lot of streaks from the passing cars caught in the long exposures.

Now, while I enjoy the look and the colors of the HDR, I am also a guy in love with black and white, so the photo below gives you an entirely different feel when looking at the hotel. At least, it does for me.