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Nick + Sashian – Desert Golf Club Wedding Film

Posted on June 6th, by admin in blog, wedding films. No Comments

From the moment we met these two we could tell their love was special!  Please watch as their day unfolds in Lake Havasu City Arizona, at the Refuge Golf and Country Club.  Our team had a blast capturing their footage, as you can tell it’s pretty unique to many weddings!

Stephanie and Russ – Lake Havasu Wedding at the Refuge

Posted on May 31st, by admin in blog, weddings. 1 Comment

Stephanie and Russ had a gorgeous wedding on quite a warm day in May!  Just so warm that you will see below how they “cooled” themselves off!  With a gorgeous location and fun group it was easy to capture great photos of their special day!  See some of our favorites and congratulations again to Stephanie and Russ!

Kari and Adam – Wedding Green Gables San Marcos, Ca

Posted on May 18th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

And the award for sweetest couple of the year goes to……Kari and Adam!  Seriously love love love these two and their adorableness to each other.  This wedding was so fun to capture!  Lots of smiles, gorgeous venue, great weather and even a little rain or maybe a moderate amount of rain, that held off until literally it was time to walk into the tent.  You know that old wives tale, rain is good luck on the wedding day.

I have to say some of my favorite table top decor I’ve seen, Kari I’m just going to admit it now, I totally stole your idea and placed lemons in a vase on our table at home!  Lol I couldn’t help myself.  Jeff and I had a blast and as always enjoyed working with this amazing couple at an amazing venue!

Check out some of our favorites!


Fabulous Vendors:

Venue: Green Gables Estates


Jeanine and John – The Wright House Mesa, AZ

Posted on May 16th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

We couldn’t wait to get our favorites up from this wedding!  This was our first time shooting at this venue and it was very adorable.  Such a lush garden setting you’d never know you where in Mesa Arizona!  Jeanine and John have such a sweet and admirable love for one another it was so fun to follow them around and just let them be.


I think the pictures speak for themselves!  Please take a moment to browse through our favorites from their gorgeous wedding at the Wright House in Mesa!




Nick and Sashian – Refuge Country Club Wedding

Posted on May 15th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

This wedding was too fun!  If you don’t believe me scroll to the dance photos below! Awesome awesome fun crowd, lots of love and an easy gorgeous bride and groom.  So yea we sorta got badass photos…..just saying.  We fell in love with these two right away after shooting them for their engagement photos.

It was tough but we did our best and picked our favs from their Arizona wedding in Lake Havasu. Please comment, share and love these two and their pretty great wedding day pics!


Amber and Jeff

Maureen and Kelly – Wedding Icehouse Downtown Phoenix

Posted on April 26th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

Maureen and Kelly had to be the most laid back and easy going couple day of in history!  This group was so much fun and did their wedding in such a cool way!  The took over the entire El Dorado Hotel which in itself is the coolest thing ever!  This is one of those botique hotels off the beaten path you’d never know existing but once you’ve stayed there you can’t wait to go back!

Our artistic ability was on super high that day being surrounded with all the creative shapes, colors, textures and more!  Once the bridal party was ready we headed over to the Icehouse downtown where can I just say I died a little.  This venue is simply badass!  It was an actual Icehouse in 1920, manufacturing 300lb ice blocks for use in the food industry.  It’s super high walls and amazing light make for a ridiculously gorgeous setting!

We hope and will keep fingers crossed that we get to return there once again for another amazing event!  Amongst the fabulous venue there where even better vendors that we had the opportunity to work with who’d we love to give credit to!

Amber + Jeff

Super Talented Vendor List:

Venue: Icehouse Riette Pretorius

Day of Coordinator: … Read More »

Michelle and Jerry – Lake Havasu Wedding at the Refuge

Posted on April 24th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

When I met Michelle last summer we immediately connected and what was a totally new relationship seemed like old friends!  I love brides who know what they want, yet put so much control in our hands.  Michelle and Jerry had a complete vision of their wedding and how they wanted it to go down, and she truly believed we would capture their event just they way they wanted.

I think our wedding consultation went down as the longest in history just because we hit it off and had so much to chat about.   We are currently finishing up their wedding video and can’t wait to share it here as well!  So stay tuned for that!  One more amazing couple down in our books that I will miss talking to regularly!


Rachel and Moe – Engagement Session AZ Biltmore

Posted on April 23rd, by admin in blog, engagement sessions. No Comments

We knew we where going to hit it off with these two when we met over Skype!  Super laid back, totally in love easy going on the eyes, what more could a photographer dream of! I’ll never forget Moe’s Iron Maiden shirt, if it wasn’t so out of place I’d rock my IM shirt on their wedding day!  Don’t worry Rachel I would never do that 🙂

In typical Janke fashion we  asked these two what they’re into and where they like to spend their time so we could conjure up the best spot to take their engagement pics.  Rachel told me all about this gorgeous walk they like to do and I knew right then that would be our spot!  See Jeff and I have always had our special walks in every neighborhood we’ve ever lived in, so I completely appreciated the uniqueness of this upcoming day!

Just as we knew every shot including the first one was amazing!  Rachel who is quite gorgeous had one knock out look after another and Moe is just as good looking and looks completely smitten in every shot (which I love)!  You can’t go wrong with the look of love…

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Nick and Sashian – Desert Hillside Engagement Session

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

We did it again, took two lovebirds and stuck them out in the dirt!  Well really they did it to themselves!  Nick began telling us how he and Sashian have a special spot they like to park in their Jeep and watch the sunset while enjoying some wine!  Immediately Jeff and I exchange that look like alright we’re into this 🙂

We followed Nick and Sashian to the spot where we had to park the Jeep as it was experiencing technical difficulties, while we let the Jeep “cool off” we traveled down the hillside to take some other photos.  Basically I wanted to bring my brand new graffiti chair and throw it in the dirt and pose these two on it! I mean can you blame me, the chair is awesome and completely brightened up the desert, PLUS it have them a nice clean cushy place to rest their bums!

Please browse through some of our favorites from their engagement session and stay tuned as their wedding day is quickly approaching and I’m sure their photos are gonna rock!

Amber + Jeff

Anna and Ryan – Wedding Scottsdale Resort

Posted on April 4th, by admin in blog, weddings. No Comments

Anna and Ryan had such a gorgeous wedding with sweet little details and an amazing group of family and friends surrounding them!  This was our first wedding at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center and they put on such a great event, we hope to have the opportunity to shoot there again!

Couples like Anna and Ryan who love being photographed are a photographers dream, these two let us shoot picture after picture and where completely ok with it!  The light was just right to get some pretty magical moments on the golf course and I’m pretty sure we followed them back to their reception while snapping the whole time as magic just kept following them.

Amber + Jeff

Fabulous Vendors that made this event so perfect!

Venue: Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center


DJ: Ray the DJ (Jeremy)


Day of Coordinator: Amanda Collier


Lighting: Karma