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5 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Video

Posted on December 18th, by admin in blog, helpful articles, wedding films. No Comments

Let’s face it, this is the day most girls dream of their whole life! So the big question is, do you have the budget? Obvisouly if there was no limit than of course you’d book a wedding videographer. Along with that comes the delema of hiring a team whose expertise is in wedding videography, and not just videography in general. Trust us there is a big difference in the type and style of coverage. However here are a few things we really like to point out to couples who are on the fence.

5 reasons we believe that you should strongly consider having a wedding film

1. Capturing the sights you may not remember. Your wedding photographer will capture the big moments like the first kiss, or exchanging of the vows. With wedding videography, there is the memorable moments that can only be captured onto film. Seeing amazing details that make up your wedding day, or the wide smiles you had when you turned to your guests, all in stunning high definition video is a sight to behold.

2. Re-living the sights you may not have remembered or never got to see… you’ve spent what seems like forever planning and preparing for your wedding day, and … Read More »

John + Nicole – Phoenix Backyard Wedding

Posted on December 15th, by admin in blog, weddings. 1 Comment

You gotta love the kick back, relaxed and fun atmosphere of a backyard wedding!  Nothing like having all your closest friends and family surround you to celebrate your wedding day and be totally free in your own environment.

We never got a chance to meet John and Nicole before their wedding day but the second we got there, everyone treated us like close friends.  Capturing the real moments of their day was so easy and natural.  Nicole you where a drop dead gorgeous bride and I think we could all tell from the reaction on John’s face when he first saw you, he agreed!

It really was a true honor to be chosen to capture your wedding day as your love story seems very unique and genuine!

Please browse through some of our favs from Johnny and Nicole’s wedding day.



Antonio + Mojdeh Wedding at The Keirland Scottsdale Arizona

Posted on December 11th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

Making new friends is probably our favorite thing about our job, and with these two we feel we’ve made life long friends.  Not only are these two just great genuine people, they just so happen to be thoughtful, caring and totally in love.  Which when all put together makes for one spectacular couple to photograph.  Oh and Mojdeh, remember when you said you where so not photogenic……..umm we beg to differ!

The Keirland in Scottsdale was the setting for this gorgeous story tale day.  With all their closest family and friends surrounding the photos tell their story.  Look through some of our favorites and feel free to get inspired and smile 🙂

Amber + Jeff

Amazing Vendors: Venue: The Keirland Scottsdale – Videography: The Big Pictures – Floral: Flowers By Jodi – DJ & Lighting: Bolt Entertainment – Linens: La Tavola Make Up and Hair: Patrick Ta Officiant: Pastor Bob Lehman




Jenna + Ryan – Desert Bar Engagement Session

Posted on December 11th, by admin in blog, engagement sessions. 1 Comment

If you’ve been to the Desert Bar in Parker Arizona then you know just how amazing it is in person!  If not then you need to get there!  Oh and there is a sweet off-road trail that you and your dirt toys can take to get there!  That just may be the best part of the whole adventure that is the Desert Bar!  Ok enough about our shoot location, lets talk about these love birds!  Jenna and Ryan are just two gorgeous fools in love that couldn’t take a bad photo if they tried.  They’re love shows through in all their pics and we had a blast chasing these two around the desert scenery.

Check out some of our fav’s from our recent session with these two!


Renee + Ryan – Love is Sweet but these 2 are sweeter

Posted on November 30th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

Renee I love your smile, you probably already know that since both Jeff and myself kept clicking away the second you’d flash your pearly whites!  Photographing you and Ryan was such a breeze!  Thank you for trusting us and venturing off into the wild with the goats as we found our new favorite portrait location for Green Gables.

We have had such a whirlwind of weddings these past 30 days and it was nice to go back to a wedding that was a month ago and remember how peaceful and relaxed you both were.  Seriously way way way more than any other couple, you guys truly seemed like you enjoyed every moment of your wedding day!

There where about 300 but we tried our very best to narrow down our favs so we wouldn’t crash our servers 🙂

Amber + Jeff
Amazing Vendors You Should Know About: Venue – Green Gables Estates |  Florist – Alexis Foster – Leaf it to Lexi| DJ – Injoy Entertainment | Desserts – Cute Cakes | Wedding Coordinator – Tracy Schwartz

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Katie + Chris – Engagement Session with a Ferrari

Posted on November 14th, by admin in blog, engagement sessions. No Comments

I mean the title says it all!  We got started on our little adventure with these two and the Ritz Carlton Cigar Bar in Scottsdale and if that wasn’t unique and cool enough Chris mentions some pics with a Ferrari, yes a gorgeous red Ferrari.  Ok twist our arms!  I think Chris was expecting a pic or two with the Ferrari but we did what we typically do, bust out the intense lighting and get to work creating a special scene that only a Ferrari and a gorgeous couple deserves!

We ended this already totally smoking session in the backyard with some might I say killer lighting and a gorgeous view of Camelback Mountain.  Check out some of our favorites of these two!


Jenna + Mike – London Bridge Resort Wedding

Posted on November 14th, by admin in blog, weddings. 1 Comment

This was the first time Jeff and I chose to take a wedding on our anniversary.  And looking back, we’re really glad we did!  It’s so cool to watch someone go through their wedding day step by step and get to be a part of it, let alone share the same special date as them!

I met Jenna that morning to get some footage of her running with her dad (you’ll get to see that in their video coming soon) but it was so sweet, and she had such a calm demeaner it was really nice to see.

We had a great time getting creative with this gorgeous group!  With one of the last warm weddings of 2013 I think we did pretty good!  Check out some of our favorites and be sure to check back to see their super beautiful wedding film which is right around the corner 🙂

Amazing Vendors:

Dress– Couture Bride Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids Junior Bridesmaids – David’s Bridal Tuxedos – Party Express Florist – Interior Gardens Cake – Kakes By Karen Candy Bar – Sweet Celebrations and Candy Creations/Candy Couture Apples DJ – Danny Finch

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Chelsea + Jacob – Pumpkin Patch Engagement Session

Posted on November 8th, by admin in blog, engagement sessions. No Comments

As soon as Chelsea mentioned shooting at a pumpkin patch I packed my bags.  Well maybe not that quickly.  But lets just say we where both pretty excited about the setting for their engagement session.  It turns out that Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center California was home to their very first date, so I mean why not!

Even though there where lots of families and people out enjoying their Sunday we had so many opportunities to get great photos of them!  We hope to get to shoot their again 🙂



Rhiannon + Daniel – Santa Barbara Engagement Session

Posted on November 7th, by admin in blog, engagement sessions. No Comments

We recently got to shoot these two love birds in Santa Barbara for their engagement session!  We had a lot of fun at the Court House (which is amazing) and then at the beach!  Check out some of our favorite shots!


Heaven + Alan – Arizona Backyard Wedding

Posted on November 6th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

Heaven and Alan if you only knew just how much fun we had capturing your day!  Being a wedding photographer is super fun I’m not going to lie, and when  you get an adorable couple that just shines in front of your camera you can’t help but shoot away!  And that we did, this being the wedding that holds the records for most clicks I’ve ever taken personally.

Heaven and Alan had such sweet and unique details it really put their wedding in a genre of it’s own.  Hence my title, sweet, intimate, fun, creative and full of love!  Heaven you are such a knock out and simply lovely!  And Alan as I recall your words “that you had no idea how to pose”, well Mr. Como you killed it!  I went a little nuts when choosing my favorites as I just couldn’t help but share all the moments and fabulous events that took place.  I really wanted to give our blog readers the feeling of what it was like to stand under those lit up umbrellas (that just might be the coolest lighting detail I’ve ever seen) and dance with all your family and friends!

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