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Kristin and David’s The McCormick Scottsdale Resort wedding- Scottsdale, Arizona

Kristin and David shared their classy, formal and fun wedding with friends and family at the beautiful McCormick Scottsdale Resort. The venue was a perfect fit with all the elements Kristin was looking, a lake backdrop with mountains in the distance. Being so close to the lake we had some adorable duckling visitors before the wedding. Kristin and David were really wonderful to photograph and get to know and their wedding was so much fun! Congratulations Kristin and David!

Click here to see Kristin and David’s Papago Park engagement session.

Wedding venue: The McCormick Scottsdale
Flowers: Flowers By Jodi
DJ: SKM Entertainment
Officiant: First Officiant – Matt Nathanson
Cake: Honeymoon Sweets
Hair & Makeup: Make Up By J. Bravo LLC
Wedding dress: Uptown Bridal
Favors: Etsy – Shop Name: abbeyandizziedesigns

Welcome behind the scenes

I have started a new category on this blog called “Behind the Scenes.” I thought it would be a fun and informative way to talk about my experiences behind the camera. In my career as a photographer I have found that some images are lucky and spontaneous while others require a lot of planning and logistics.

My first post in this new category was about photographing a destination wedding, click here to read.

Loosing the light:

Driving from the ceremony site to the reception venue I watched as the sun got lower and lower in the sky. I knew I would have just enough time to get the shots I needed but I wouldn’t have a lot of wiggle room. I understand that sometimes weddings get off schedule but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I use the above photo as a good example of making the most out of a situation. By the time the bride and groom got to the reception from the church and were ready for photos (we had done all the other formals at the church) the sky had lost its classic orange and pink sunset colors. What I had in front of me was an ever darkening horizon. So that blue is what I embraced. I always have lots of gear with me and in this case my power pack and portable studio kit came in handy. I lit the bride and groom with a nice big soft box and dragged the shutter just enough for the rich blue sky and yellow street lamps in the distance to shine through. In the end I think the groom’s white tux looks pretty great in theses portraits. Would I plan for this to be my only portraits at the resort? No. But I hustled to make it happen and truly enjoy the final result.


Millennium Resort Weddings- Scottsdale, Arizona

I was lucky to be involved in a photo shoot for Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites & Services magazine at the beautiful Millennium Resort in Scottsdale. It is always great to work with some really fantastic wedding professionals.  The theme was sophisticated elegance with the gorgeous crisp color scheme of sapphire and white that played perfectly off the blue of Camelback Lake and the big Arizona sky. I enjoy shooting weddings at Millennium so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this shoot for the magazine. Ashley Gain created a lovely ambiance and totally worked her magic to create an outstanding table setting chock- full of details along with a resplendent ceremony site overlooking the lake.
Event Design and Stylist- Ashley Gain Weddings & Events
Invitations and Paper Details: The Event Essentials

Chris and Ashley’s Millennium Resort Wedding- Scottsdale, Arizona

Ashley and Chris had a beautiful and lively wedding at the Millennium Resort in Scottsdale. Both Ashley and Chris were laid back and relaxed throughout the day. It is great when a couple can enjoy their big day without stressing the small things. As a personal homage to Chris’s favorite team, the Washington Redskins, their wedding colors were maroon and gold- I particularly liked Ashley’s dark red heals! It was great to watch how they can make each other laugh! I wish Ashley and Chris much love and happiness for the years to come.

Click here to see Chris and Ashley’s Phoenix engagement pictures.

My awesome second photographer- David Wallace

This photo is of Ashley just after she had her veil secured before the ceremony. Normally as a photographer I am quick to dismiss an image that is not tack sharp but I love how this image is subtle and ethereal and feels like a painting.

Dana and Sam’s Millennium Resort Scottsdale Wedding

Sam and Dana were married in front on friends and family on October 11th. Dana was absolutely glowing and Sam looked amazing in his white suit. I loved their peacock inspired color scheme.

Ceremony- First United Methodist Church
Reception- Millennium Resort Scottsdale
DJ- All-American DJ Company