I had so much fun photographing Tiffany and Sam a few weeks ago at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. As you can see, they’re a beautiful, fun and loving couple. Oh, and they’re super nice too.
They actually reminded me a lot of my cousin Julie and her new husband Jared… Like Julie and Jared, Tiffany is medical doctor and Sam is a pharmacist. And these two are just so nice and fun, I had the best time spending time with them during their engagement photography session. Can’t wait for the wedding!!!
Thanks again Tiffany and Sam, enjoy your Scottsdale engagement photos!
Aren’t Arizona sunsets just the best???
Jeff and Candace are a newly-transplanted couple who just moved down to the valley from Canada, eh? They’re so darn cute, and very enthusiastic about calling Scottsdale home… even in 100°+ heat, LOL. As they say, at least you don’t have to shovel sunshine.
They wanted to do their engagement session in Scottsdale, but wanted some tall, established trees and a natural setting as a backdrop and I knew Scottsdale’s Railroad park would be the perfect place for this session. Plus, it has a super cute, old fashioned carousel and some cool trains that we could also use in the session.
Jeff and Candace were up for it, so over to the railroad park we headed. We chose to shoot in the evening so we could get that great, warm, Arizona light that looks so terrific in photos, and we also took advantage of the setting sun to get a beautiful sunset shot.
Thanks again, so much, Jeff and Candace. It was fun spending some time with the two of you. You guys make such a great couple, and I can’t wait for your wedding!!!
Jeremy and Adrienne met in grade school. Yep, grade school. (see their Scottsdale engagement photography session here)
They haven’t always been together… they drifted their separate ways for a while… but they were always MEANT to be together. You can tell just by looking at them. They make each other happy. They complete each other.
I met Adrienne through a photography/modeling forum that I frequent. We discovered that we lived close to each other, and got together a few times. She even participated in my recent Scottsdale bridal photo shoot at a local hotel when we were looking for models… So when she asked me to shoot her wedding I was honored that she would choose me. I know she values photography, and I know she’s SUPER photogenic and would be great fun to work with on her wedding day, so of course I jumped at the chance.
And the added bonus for me was that I wanted to attend the rehearsal the night before the Scottsdale wedding ceremony, and she let me bring my girls with me! OMG they had such a fantastic time, seeing the bridal party, spending time with Adrienne (whom they adore!!!) and getting to meet her “prince” Jeremy. (yes, they see everything in terms of a fairy tale, LOL).
Oh, and as a fun little fact… in the course of our working together and preparing for the wedding, we discovered that Adrienne and I share the same birthday! October 19th, right around the corner. No wonder we hit it off so well. Happy birthday next week, Adrienne!!!
Well, as you can see from these photos, the wedding was everything I was hoping it would be. A gorgeous bride, a very loving family, amazingly fun wedding party, and tons of really great friends. There was almost no stress that day, everyone was just having a fantastic time, celebrating the marriage of Jeremy and Adrienne. Aside from loving to photograph weddings, I really, really love to participate in these special occasions because it’s such a happy time. So much hope and anticipation of their future life together.
Thank you so much, Adrienne and Jeremy for choosing me to document your wedding day with photographs. I truly loved being part of the day, and I hope I was able to capture not just the day for you, but the emotions and especially the love you have for each other.
xo xo xo
I was so honored when this beautiful bride asked me to take her bridal portraits recently at Scotttsdale Center for the Arts. She’s not getting married here, but in her native South Africa. But she had seen my work and wanted me to take her bridal pictures for her, since I can’t be at her wedding…
We first did the getting-ready shots with hair and makeup, and then headed over to downtown Scottsdale for the bridal wedding photography. What a beautiful location to shoot in. I’m so lucky it’s so close to my Scottsdale home! It has a wonderful mixture of industrial architecture and surfaces, along with an incredibly beautiful park setting, with plenty of trees, grass and flowers… it really makes for an ideal shoot for any wedding photography session… engagement sessions, bridal sessions, first looks, you name it…
And of course it didn’t hurt that the bride was drop dead gorgeous, and we had a fabulous hair stylist and a makeup artist to make her even more gorgeous…
If you have an Arizona wedding coming up, or even if you have one elsewhere but would like to take some engagement photos, bridal portraits or portraits of the bride and groom together, please contact me for available dates.
Choosing the right items to accessorize your wedding dress, along with a great wedding photographer, will result in a creative, modern and ultra chic wedding album that will stand the test of time, and sure to be treasured by generations to come. Without great accessories, and a top-notch Phoenix Arizona wedding photographer who knows how to capture them in all their beauty, your run the risk of your wedding day photos and especially the album itself being dull and boring and lacking the pizzazz that you crave.
You might consider choosing colorful, personalized garters, or bouquet accessories, intended to give your Arizona wedding photos a little extra, unexpected pop. In addition, a popular and smart addition to your accessory bag are cute, personalized flip-flops for the bride and groom to wear during the reception. Any bride or bridesmaid knows how, after hours of standing or dancing during the reception, even the best of shoes will have your feet screaming for a little comfort. You could even present your attendants with personalized flip-flops, so everyone matches.
Other trendy accessories are cute, sparkly little purses to tuck away those must-have items like lip gloss, car keys, tissue, and even the groom’s wedding band.
A nice gift for your brides maids are coordinating necklaces, earrings or bracelets. The bride can wear one that’s a little larger with more sparkles, and the attendants can all wear them for the ceremony and reception. You can also pack it to take along on the honeymoon. Make sure to have your wedding photographer get creative photos of the brides maids gifts or gift bags before you hand them out, for your wedding album.
Don’t forget about hair accessories when selecting jewelry to accessorize your wedding dress. There are some beautiful clips or pins that can be used as accessories with or without a wedding veil. Depending on the style of your dress, you may choose a beautiful feather design to accentuate your hairstyle. Your hair accessory will be one item that will be seen in every photograph, so choose one that complements your dress, as well as your face.
A time capsule is also a great idea to commemorate your special day. The wedding party, as well as parents and grandparents, can include accessories, notes, photographs, or other cherished items. You could plan to open it on a wedding anniversary. You will laugh, cry, and have a great time looking through the items that helped make some great memories.
In addition to the trendy accessories, you may want to include a few traditional ones. Beautiful engraved handkerchiefs always become keepsakes. Don’t forget the parents of the special couple when it comes to hankies. Engrave beautiful white handkerchiefs either with initials or special messages. Dad can accessorize his wedding attire with the handkerchief, while Mom will be ready to use it when the I-do’s are exchanged.
Whether you leave your Phoenix wedding reception wearing your wedding attire or another ensemble, remember to also accessorize for your exit. You may be leaving for your honeymoon directly from the wedding reception, so you will want to dress accordingly.
So, when planning all the details for your wedding day, make sure to consider your accessories, how they reflect your personality, and how they will affect your wedding photography. Great accessories can make a good wedding album into a amazing one, as long as you have the right wedding photographer to capture all those personal details.
If you have decided to hire Margie Mobley Photography to photograph your Arizona wedding, we will go over everything in detail to make sure we don’t miss a thing on your special day. We will shoot amazing and creative detail shots of everything from your sparkly tiara, right down to your amazing shoes… and everything in between… so you can truly remember everything about your wedding day.