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

Allison and Dean’s Tempe engagement session

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe served as the perfect backdrop for Allison and Dean’s engagement session. We started at the lake and worked our way north into the desert before sunset. Spring in Arizona never disappoints and Allison and Dean are such a nice couple to get to know and photograph!

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Tempe, Arizona engagement session photographer

Danielle and Erik’s Desert Botanical Garden in bloom wedding

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

The Desert Botanical Garden was in bloom and the yellow of the Palo Verde trees made the garden even that much more breathtaking for Danielle and Erik’s wedding. Cat lovers, Erik was showing his love with cats both on his bow tie as well as kitty cuff links. My favorite moment while Danielle was getting ready was how emotional her niece got seeing Danielle put on her veil! The ceremony, officiated by Danielle’s sister and Erik’s brother was personal and gorgeous under a canopy of yellow. The party was so much fun with two pianos for live music! Congratulations Danielle and Erik!

Click here to see Danielle and Erik’s desert engagement session.

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

Wedding venue: Desert Botanical Garden
Caterer: Creations in Cuisine Catering
Flowers: Flowers by Jodi
Ceremony & Reception music: Premier Piano Shows LLC
Wedding dress: Brides by Demitrios
Invitations & stationary: Be In Love Designs
Hair and makeup: Amy Calvert