Venue: Desert Foothills
Elegant Storytelling Photojournalism
Krystal and James were married on a blustery afternoon at Foothills Golf Club in Ahwatukee. The Foothills Golf Club recently got a cosmetic makeover including a sophisticated new bride’s room. Krystal was beautiful in a long flowing gown and a delicate veil and the bridesmaids hot pink dresses really popped with color. I wish Krystal and James and lifetime of happiness!
Krystal works on her vows.
This little boy loved hanging with the DJ.
Venue: The Foothills Golf Club
Foothills Golf Club wedding coordinator: Laurie Stricklin
Flowers: God’s Garden Treasures
Cake: Robert’s Catering
DJ: IYN Entertainment
Hair: Hairstyles to Remember
Makeup: Adriana Fontes
Wedding dress: Strut Bridal
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Invitations & stationary: New and Blue
Videographer: Esthetics in Motion
Candy Buffet: Sweet I Do’s
Do your homework before you schedule a consultation with any potential photographer for your wedding. Take the time to really think about what you want from your photographer and what sort of images you love to look at. Are you drawn to a particular style of photography? Do you love big bold color and highly posed images or do you like a more soft and natural photograph? Flip through wedding and fashion magazines to get inspired. Spend an afternoon or a week poking around blogs and websites of the wedding photographers in your area. There are many different kinds of photographers out there each with their own style and expertise. The more educated you are the easier it is going to be to narrow the field and find just the right person to document your wedding. If you go into the consultation having thoroughly researched the photographer ahead of time I guarantee you will have a much more productive meeting. It is exciting when you find that person you know you can trust to tell the story your wedding.
Finding those perfect spots for pictures is part of the fun and challenge of wedding and portrait photography. Unless a couple has a specific idea of where they want their engagement pictures taken they often look to me for ideas. I have an ongoing list of new locations I want to try out as well as an archive of places I love to shoot. Every couple is different and I want the location to speak to them whether that means colorful pictures at the state fair, a rustic desert landscape or something more personal like the bookstore where they met.
Choosing a location for portraits on the day of the wedding is a little bit different because generally there is a time constraint and multiple family members to coordinate with. The best thing your photographer can do is scout the location for the portraits ahead of time. This will eliminate wasting time trying to figure out a good backdrop for the family and bridal portraits on the day of the wedding. I like to pick one or two spots for the family and bridal party pictures and a handful of locations for the the portraits of the bride and groom. Sometime a beautiful stone wall is all you need as a background. It is also always helpful to know when the sun will set and where the perfect vantage point is to capture it at any wedding venue.
My awesome former clients, Kristen and Ryan, are featured in Arizona’s Finest Sites and Services Magazine! My favorite part of the article is the headline “Best friends forever” because nothing is better than marrying your best friend. Kristen and Ryan were married at the beautiful desert venue Troon North in Scottsdale.