Gina and James magical Sassi Scottsdale wedding

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Gina and James had the most romantic and fun wedding at Sassi in Scottsdale. Gina looked so gorgeous and I loved all her darling little flower girl helpers as she got ready. Instead of doing a “first look” together Gina and James opted for a “no look” before the ceremony. A strategically placed door and a trust exercise with James’ eyes closed made for a joyful little moment for this couple before the wedding. After the wedding ceremony it was a huge dance party and I especially liked how Gina’s ruffles disappeared for the reception. With a sparkler exit to end the night the whole day was simply perfect!

Click here to see Gina and James’ super dreamy engagement session!

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Sassi Scottsdale wedding photography

Wedding venue: Sassi
DJ: Got You Covered
Officiant: Mike Kennedy
Flowers: Lux Florist

Jeanette Cornell - May 27, 2017 - 5:12 pm

All of the pictures are beautiful. It’ll be hard to chose some favorites.

Thank you for capturing their love for each other in the photographs.

Jeanette

The cutest wedding proposal ever!

surprise wedding proposal

Now, this was a truly special moment to be a part of as Bobby asked and Nicole said “YES!” But this was no ordinary proposal. Yes, he got down on one knee but the planning and execution that went into orchestrating this moment took time, care and creativity. At her ophthalmologist appointment unsuspecting Nicole read through a custom eye cart and slowly spelled out letter be letter, W.I.LL.Y.O.U.M.A.R.R.Y.M.E.? It took a minute for the letters to form a sentence in her mind and when it did, there was Bobby, diamond ring in hand on one knee. This man gets major points for originality and thoughtfulness! So awesome! But that was not all, a second surprise for Nicole awaited at the couple’s home where family was gathered for hugs and to celebrate! What an honor for me to have been there to capture Nicole’s reaction and the joy of the day!

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

surprise wedding proposal

Dennis and Amanda’s Sassi Scottsdale wedding

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Amanda was accompanied by her two lovely young daughters as she walked down the aisle towards Dennis on a beautiful day on April. It was a blue sky afternoon for this intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. The outdoor wedding was followed by dinner and drinks in the cozy dining room at Sassi. One thing Amanda wanted captured was pictures of her and Dennis after dark once the sunset behind Pinnacle Peak and all the twinkle lights came on in the Sassi courtyard. I always love how the outdoor space at Sassi has so much character at night! Congratulations Amanda and Dennis!

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Sassi Scottsdale wedding pictures

Wedding venue: Sassi
Flowers: Lux Florist
Cake: Honeymoon Sweets Bakery
Ceremony music: Allegro Quartet
Officiant: Larry James
Wedding dress: JJ’s House
Bridesmaids dresses: JJ’s House

Taylor Upsahl, portrait of an artist

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl is a poised and beautiful young woman with a gifted voice and musical legacy. I photographed her for Phoenix Magazine’s May 2017 issue. The indoor images were taken at her home in the living room that also serves as a rehearsal space. I wanted the photos to be intimate and cozy. Music is a family affair, her father has been in touring punk and rock bands since he has 17 and Taylor released her first album at 14. For a second location I wanted the pictures to feel like Phoenix and the desert but in a place that gave Taylor height and purpose and possibility.

Click to read Taylor’s Spotlight in Phoenix Magazine.
Click here for more about Taylor’s music.

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Taylor Upsahl singer songwriter Phoenix Arizona

Jennifer and Nick’s Royal Palms Resort wedding

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Jennifer and Nick’s wedding was a day 20 years in the making. It was intimate celebration in the Garden of Love at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. I love their ceremony spot, framed with pink bougainvilleas and Camelback Mountain above. The reception was one of the prettiest I have seen. One long family style table covered in flowers and candles in an orange grove under the stars! Congratulations Jennifer and Nick, wishing you another happy 20 years- and beyond!

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Royal Palms Resort and Spa wedding photography

Wedding venue: Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Officiant: The Perfect Wedding
Flowers:  Butterfly Petals
Ceremony music: Four Seasons String Quartet