Best of 2017 Arizona wedding photojournalism

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Sedona Arizona award winning wedding photography

Looking back through my wedding archives of 2017 gives me time to think about on all the amazing people I have gotten to know throughout the year. Couples that are unique and beautiful inside and out. My wedding travels included Sedona, Prescott and Mexico, camera in hand to capture some truly memorable celebrations. I photographed high school sweethearts, best friends, and one couple that had been together 20 years before marrying. Reflecting on 2017 makes me excited to see that 2018 has in store!

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

 Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

 Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona award winning wedding photography

Wedding venues pictured: Desert Botanical Garden, Paradise Valley Country Club, The Buttes, Sassi, Arizona State University, Mountain Shadows Resort, The Grand Highland Hotel, Hassayampa Inn, Troon North Golf Club, Sedona, The Royal Palms, Phoenix Art Museum, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Brophy Chapel, Secret Garden Event Center, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive, Venue at the Grove, Wrigley Mansion, Grayhawk Golf Club, Camelback Golf Club, Rancho Manana & Tonto Bar and Grill, The Ashley Castle

Paula Brennan - February 12, 2018 - 2:07 pm

I LOVE looking at your pictures- so much LOVE, and the best moments captured. You are the BEST!!!

Baby Charlotte -Phoenix family portrait photographer

newborn photography

Born shortly before Christmas Charlotte is a beautiful gift to her adoring parents, Sarina and Ryan. She has a full head of hair and sweet temperament. I have said it before but it really is my greatest pleasure to watch families grow. I photographed Sarina and Ryan’s engagement session, wedding, maternity session and now their daughter. It is a truly an honor for me to share in these important life milestones.

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newborn photography

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maternity photography

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newborn photography

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newborn photography

newborn photography

newborn photography

newborn photography

newborn photography

Jennifer and Dale’s Rancho Manana wedding- Cave Creek, Arizona

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Jennifer and Dale joined together in marriage on the winter solstice. A piercingly cold and bright winter day in Cave Creek, Arizona. Jennifer looked incredible from head to toe in a custom black and gray wedding gown. The flowers and wedding decor consisted of red roses, real cotton, pomegranates and oranges. The overall style was artistic and earthy with texture and glamor. It was a leisurely day marked by good food, friends, music and conversation. One highlight was a visit by a coyote during my portrait time with Jennifer and Dale shortly before sunset. It is really special to see wildlife at weddings. Congratulations Jennifer and Dale!

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Rancho Manana wedding photography Cave Creek, AZ

Wedding venue: Rancho Manana & Tonto Bar and Grill
Flowers: La Paloma Blanca Floral Designs
DJ: Damian Hernandez
Hair & makeup: Bruce Robert & Melissa Blankenship

Jamie and Joe’s Sedona adventure portrait session

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Jamie and Joe are the best. Seriously the best. Not only did they have an amazing Desert Botanical Garden wedding but then, a few short weeks post wedding, they got dressed up again (Joe even wore his super shiny tuxedo shoes) for an equally amazing adventurous portrait session. I met up with Joe and Jamie on a cold and brilliantly blue December morning in Sedona. We walked, laughed, did a little rock hopping and explored one of my favorite hikes in the area. It was just too fun to see the expression on other people’s faces while hiking on the trail. The last thing, I imagine, anyone expects to see out in the wilderness is a handsome guy in a full tux with bride, veil and all.

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Sedona Arizona wedding photographer

Mid Century Modern wedding at Mountain Shadows Resort

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

My first feeling when I walked into the brand new Mountain Shadows Resort at the base of Camelback Mountain was of inspiration. The views, the colors (hello teal!), the architecture and overall vibe of the resort is right up my alley. After a private tour of the property with Greg Wirth, catering sales manager, I left knowing I wanted to create photos that were fresh with a mid century modern aesthetic. Think Mad Men without looking costumed. Next step was to take that initial inspiration and turn it into a reality. I can’t stress enough how much I was honored & thrilled & relieved when the super fabulous Jennifer Star of J.Starr Stylized Weddings said “yes!” to becoming my collaborator for this styled photo shoot. Jennifer and I focused our energies on creating beautiful settings in intimate spaces inside the restaurant Hearth 61 as well as a couple little nooks around the resort. It takes a village to put something together like this and I can’t thank everyone enough for participating with their time and energy- see the full list of participating wedding vendors at the bottom of this post. Thank you also to Zeina Reinboldt, catering sales manager, with Mountain Shadows with all her help! Thank you! Thank you and enjoy!

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, ArizonaWedding planner extraordinaire with her three adorable model children.

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Venue: Mountain Shadows Resort
Planning/Design: J.Starr Stylized Weddings
Floral Design: Avant Garde Studios
Linens: Southwick Linens
Stationary: Idieh Designs
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair & Make Up: Linda Valenzuela
Gowns: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique
Suits: Celebrity Tux & Tails
Cinematography: Ethington Productions