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Saying Goodbye to Sassi- Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale wedding photographer

The warm and wonderful wedding venue & restaurant Sassi, in north Scottsdale, is closing its doors for good. After 14 years in business the property has been sold and will become an assisted living facility of all things. The wonderful staff at Sassi was always good to me over the years. I have many fond memories and ate some incredible Italian food there. I was luck enough to photograph so many happy couples as they walked through those iconic doors and down the staircase to get married. As I say goodbye I wanted to share a few of my favorite photographs from Sassi…. Arrivederci.

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Alyssa and Brandon’s Desert Botanical Garden portrait session

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

I first met Alyssa and Brandon in 2016 when I photographed their engagement session. We had a fun time photographing in the beautiful Phoenix desert ahead of their Midwest wedding. They got married out of state but contacted me about a post-wedding portrait session back here in Arizona and I jumped at the chance. Although I was not at the wedding it was fun to see Alyssa and Brandon dressed up again, this time for pictures at the Desert Botanical Garden. A perfect blue sky day and wildflowers in bloom made a gorgeous setting. Congratulations (again) to Alyssa and Brandon.

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

Desert Botanical Garden wedding photography

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

Jen and Randy’s Sassi wedding- Scottsdale, Arizona

Romance and elegance would be the best way to describe Jen and Randy’s wedding at Sassi in Scottsdale. Jen looked spectacular in a dramatic gown and I always love a man in a bow tie. I got to see what good friends they are at their engagement session and on the wedding day their love for each other and the fun they have was even more evident. Congratulations Jen and Randy!

See Jen and Randy’s DC Ranch Marketplace engagement session here.

Wedding venue: Sassi
Officiant: Joel Bjerkestrand
Flowers: Tansy Floral Design
Ceremony music: Four Seasons String Trip
DJ: Peter Welter
Hair: Brittany Bhonsack
Makeup: Amanda Bland
Wedding dress: Schaffer’s
Invitations & stationary: Posh Invitations
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake