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Emma and Sean’s Desert Botanical Garden engagement session

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Emma and Sean are the kind of couple that are natural in front of the camera. Playful and loving together it was fun to get a small glimpse into their relationship before their wedding next year. I photographed their engagement session at the Desert Botanical Garden among the usual desert beauty of the garden and unusual art of of Japanese American artist Jun Kaneko. If you haven’t seen the current art exhibit I recommend it. The sculptures are colorful, bold and whimsical.

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Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen Contestant- Mimi Hymel

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

I had a pleasure of photographing a portrait session for Mimi, Miss Surprise Outstanding Teen, before the statewide Miss Arizona Outstanding Teen competition. She wanted to incorporate the Arizona flag and it’s bold colors in the gorgeous desert setting at the Desert Botanical Garden. I simply loved her rich green ball gown in the lush herb garden and pale blue gown among the organ pipe cactus. At one point Mimi was in her blue gown when a little boy walked by along the trail, as he passed and he said “hello” to Cinderella. I have to agree she certainly looked like Cinderella at that moment!

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden photography portrait session

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Danielle and Erik’s Desert Botanical Garden in bloom wedding

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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.

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Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix photographer

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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

Julia and Oliver’s Desert Botanical Garden wedding

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Julia and Oliver’s Desert Botanical garden wedding was an intimate evening with their closest friends and family. A beautiful and teary ceremony at the Ullman Terrace in the garden with a reception under the stars. There were so many fun details incorporating Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda and other personal touches. Congratulations Julia & Oliver!

Click here to see Julia and Oliver’s Flagstaff engagement session.

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

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Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden wedding pictures Phoenix, AZ

Wedding venue: Desert Botanical Garden
Wedding coordinator: Effortless Events
Caterer: Atlasta Catering
Cake: Sift Bakehouse
DJ: Gold Ring Entertainment
Hair: Juut Salon
Makeup: Kelly Wisniewski Makeup Artistry
Wedding dress: Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Invitations & stationary: Minted

Amber and Josh’s Desert Botanical Garden engagement session

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

I have known Amber for years and we have talked about doing a portrait session for forever so I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to finally get her and her fiancé in front of my camera! Amber knows the Desert Botanical Garden very well and we had fun exploring some of her (and my) favorite spots. It was also wonderful to meet Josh! A perfect night and sunset didn’t hurt either. Congratulations on your engagement Amber and Josh.

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

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Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures

Desert Botanical Garden engagement session pictures