Chad & Marcie | Sedona Golf Resort Wedding

The Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Sedona Golf Resort
Reception Venue: Sedona Hilton

Chad and Marcie have been friends for many, many years. We spent countless nights partying together and watching the sun come up. When they announced their plan to get married in at the Sedona Golf Resort all of their friends knew what that meant: A three day, non-stop, no-holds-barred nekked in the hot tub party. It would be an experience that none of us would forget for the rest of our lives. Being asked by friends to photograph a wedding is always a great honor and validation.

The location they chose is one of my favorites: The Sedona Golf Resort and Sedona Hilton. The red rocks of Sedona are stunning all by themselves. When you add in rolling hills, lush green grass and a beautiful bride and groom. You have a recipe for magnificent photos.

To second shoot and assist I brought in world class photographers Jamalle Kelly and Shawna Stanley. From the moment we arrived there were activities and parties and food fit for a king. Having spent lots of time in Sedona and knowing people in the area, we stayed at a Cabin with friends. It was in the hills overlooking the main thoroughfare with views of the red rocks. If you’ve never been to Sedona, you are in for a real treat. There are mountains everywhere and they’re a beautiful red color. It’s just stunning. There’s lots of folklore about the mountains. The red color is from iron ore and the concentration of iron is so high that people say it affects the magnetic fields in the area. The residents in the area tend to be a little “crunchy” and have strong artistic tendencies. Chad and Marcie chose Sedona because they had frequented the area while they were dating.

The wedding day was stunning. I got up before dawn to photograph the sun coming up over the red rocks. I went to the Sedona Airport Mesa which has unparalleled views of the city of Sedona, Chimney Rock, Coffee Pot Rock, and Grey Back Mountain. Then it was off to Sedona Golf Course to get a couple of shots of the 10th hole, which I think has the most beautiful views of the entire course. Then it was off to shoot the bride getting ready.

While we were all waiting for Marcie to come down the aisle she was no where to be found. 10 minutes went by, then 15 and still no Marcie! All of a sudden we see her and her dad speeding across the greens in a golf cart! Talk about an entrance. They were married by close friend Tim Schneider who did a wonderful job officiating.  As the ceremony came to a close the sky exploded with color that I’ve never seen anywhere except for Arizona.  We have the best sunsets.  Shawna captured the lead photo just as we were ready to leave for the reception.

The reception was held at the Sedona Hilton.  After a fun cocktail hour the Bride and Groom made their grand entrance to the Starwars Theme.

What an amazing, fun filled weekend! There are no words to describe what an incredible wedding Chad and Marcie had. The memories and fun will be remembered for a lifetime.

  • SamSum - April 10, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Wow, this photograph is absolutely gorgeous! The way the colors blend together with the swirling clouds is simply beautiful… definitely makes the wedding seem that much more special!

  • Eric - April 10, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Really cool pictures! The atmosphere in the pictures is really amazing!

  • Amairiya - April 9, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    WOW! These photos are stunning! I especially love the photo of the heels in front of the mountains. The bride and groom look so unbelievably happy in all of these photos. It’s like you were able to capture every perfect moment in a different photograph! I’m getting married soon and I hope my wedding photos turn out half as wonderful as these!!!

  • Corey Schwartz - April 4, 2014 - 12:39 am

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  • dezibooluvsyou - April 4, 2014 - 12:18 am

    your pictures are so beautiful. I really wish you lived close to so you can take pictures of my wedding. My favorite picture out of them is the first one where the sky is cool looking. love it!!!

  • eea8a4e6 - April 1, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Such gorgeous photos! These really capture the beauty of Sedona, and of the couple, and make me want to visit!

  • Fifi Leigh - March 30, 2014 - 5:10 am

    it looks like a romantic and fun wedding adventure.

  • Sapphire18 - March 29, 2014 - 3:12 am

    This is such a beautiful photo! I just love the placement of the couple in the shot and the magic of the clouds. The beauty of marriage is captured really well in this shot!

  • santorebirth - March 21, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    I like how you captured all the important moments in their wedding. Great coverage! Please show us some more of your work.

  • ipenipent - March 20, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    I like the scenery of the picture, it really is breathtaking.

  • angelicagapit - March 18, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    You’ve captured the skies just perfectly. It shows how people the married couple is, and this whole photograph is just a beautiful story without words.

    I like to see these kind of photographs and make a story in my mind. That’s how powerful this photo seems to be. It gets us thinking and it stirs up our emotions because of its effortless beauty.

  • yanta - March 11, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    you capture some real moments everything seem so real.
    its not staged.

  • Christina Nord - March 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    Thanks for posting these pictures. The first one with the sky is very inspiring. It takes a great deal of talent to be so creative with a photo.

  • KayKay - March 10, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Wow, these pictures are incredible! The colors are so beautiful.. The first one looks otherworldly. Love the camera angles as well. Great job!

Karina & Tony | Wedding Tempe Center for the Arts

The Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Tempe Center for the Arts
Reception Venue: The Buttes

Tony and Karina are dear friends. Warm and easy going they are a pleasure to be around. When they chose the Tempe Center for the Arts as their venue I was elated. It’s a beautiful location with interesting architecture, bridges and water. They planned a very private, immediate family only ceremony with dinner at The Buttes afterwood.

After an emotional ceremony we found a quiet little area behind the tempe arts center for some wonderful family portraits. The timing was just perfect and we had the most beautiful light for the portraits. After the family portraits we did a few bride and groom portraits. The photo of them in the water has minimal photoshop. The negative edge reflecting pond really looks that way.

We eventually made our way back to The Buttes in Tempe for a celebratory dinner. Karina and Tony are planning a backyard reception and we’re looking forward to some more wonderful photos.

It’s interesting to note that the lead photograph is not edited in any way.  I captured what the scene really looked like that day.

  • Amairiya - April 9, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Wow, I love the first photo! It’s so eye catching and made me flip through all the photos in the album. The lighting and depth of view is just perfect- very romantic! I’m sure that these photos will be treasured for a lifetime!

  • dezibooluvsyou - April 4, 2014 - 12:26 am

    I love the photo where the couple are kissing in water. it’s very romantic looking.

  • eea8a4e6 - April 1, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Wonderful use of color and lights, especially in the photo of the couple kissing in the water!

  • santorebirth - March 17, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Your photos are truly breath taking. I will definitely hire you guys to shoot my wedding. Keep up the good work!

  • Christina Nord - March 12, 2014 - 11:14 am

    These photos were very romantic. The water photo was a nice serene scene and makes the couple look very peaceful and happy together.

  • Corey Schwartz - March 11, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    They are not in the water at all and there is not Photoshop magic used :-)

  • yanta - March 11, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    are they really under water

  • wander_n_wonder - March 7, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    I love the fact that you cannot see anything else except them in the water and the wonderful color of nature surrounding them. I think this photo is very pure and you can feel the love. I wonder what time this was actually taken. It seems to be somewhere at late afternoon?

  • aguinness - March 7, 2014 - 5:29 am

    So beautiful! I especially love the color palate of blue and orange in this one and that shot of the restaurant toward the end. Very dynamic!

  • Samantha Janikka Bangoy Gosyco - February 27, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    This photo is beautiful! The colors make it very romantic, perfect for a wedding photo. It shows the couples love for each other, the photo’s colors make it a huge win!

  • Larissa - February 27, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Wow, this is a beautiful photo! They are happy and in love, and the environment is just amazing. The color in this photo is amazing.

  • Samantha Gosyco - February 27, 2014 - 8:46 am

    This photo is beautiful! The colors make it very romantic, perfect for a wedding photo. It shows the couples love for each other, the photo’s colors make it a huge win!

  • Corey Schwartz - February 24, 2014 - 10:51 pm

    @ANGELICAGAPIT – In the lead photo there is almost no editing, basic corrections for color balance, density, contrast, exposure, etc. Nothing was added or taken away. It really did look like this on the day it was taken.

  • Ella - February 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    I really like these photos, especially the black and white ones. You have a great eye for composition and capturing emotions!

  • KayKay - February 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    What a great photo! It really looks amazing there. The colors are beautiful, and the pose is so cute. I love these kind of shots.

  • angelicagapit - February 23, 2014 - 4:12 am

    This photo is probably one of the most beautiful photographs I’ve seen in quite a long time. It’s colorful in a peaceful sense. It shows they’re really in love.

  • Olivia - February 20, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    The photo in the water is fantastic – truly a moment that many couples would love to have in a frame!

  • fenalpha - February 19, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    I love the contrast of colours in this photo. It’s also a very creative setting. It’s just such a beautiful and well lit photo with not too much light so as to create a romantic mood. beautiful. Very well executed.

  • Shannon Meredith - February 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    What a beautiful photo. I love Arizona and most of my family is from there. I am sad they moved away, it would have been wonderful to have my wedding there.

  • Kyle Benzon - February 10, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    I want to go there. It seems like they are in an enchanted place! A place that is so wonderful and romantic.

  • DomDom - February 1, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    I must say this photo is unbelievable. From the colors taken, the ambience, the setting and most importantly the idea. Beautifully done! What a start to a new life and a family…

  • Jennifer Gautreaux - January 23, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    This is a beautiful photo. The colors and they way the water ripples is amazing. The couple look very happy together .

  • theshaynee - January 22, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    This is such a breathtaking picture. I’ve never seen one like this. What a great effect!
    I love the lighting too. I bet you had to wait for the perfect time of day for this one. That takes patience.
    Very beautiful.

  • Badd - January 20, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    A very nice set! I love the orange to blue transition of the sunset with the bride and groom perfectly held between them, and the reflection of trees in the background adding to the shading – it’ll make for a great print. I also love the picture of them standing next to the reflecting pool its just wonderful. A stellar set of photos from a great wedding!

  • cpefley - January 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    What a beautiful photo! I love the couple kissing in the water, with that gorgeous lighting!

  • mirrorslens - January 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Aw, what a happy looking family! They seem elated to be together, and your family portrait shots really show the off. I especially like the picture of the bride laughing with the curly haired woman; what a great moment to have on film forever! I have to say though, the most captivating picture is the one of the couple in the water. The colors are straight up gorgeous – I love that contrast between the striking blue and the burned orange – and the pose itself is striking; did they really jump into the water after getting hitched?

Retouching Before and After

This is a test shoot for a model and concept for a magazine ad. My model for the day was Erin Beaty from Agency Arizona. Terri Camberlango, the owner of Agency Arizona, defines professionalism and offers a service level comparable to firms from major markets like New York, LA and Miami.

One of the goals for this shoot were to refine my skills as a retoucher. I find retouching very satisfying. When professionally done the effects are barely discernible but make an incredible impact on the final image. In the image below, notice how the background is brighter, the reflection is more crisp, the lip gloss bottles turn, how the hair is more even, the fly aways are gone and the lighting in the eyes matches. Her right arm was almost completely recreated to make her pose seem more natural. Erin has perfect skin, but after retouching the toning is slightly more even — look at her left shoulder. There was a crease in her blouse that disappears after the retouch. Like any professional model, her fingernails were immaculate, but, after retouching the very slight shadows around edges of her nails seem more perfect. While any of these simple changes aren’t very significant, taken as a whole they complete the image and make it more polished and professional.

  • dezibooluvsyou - April 4, 2014 - 12:29 am

    This is truly amazing work. I love how when you retouch pictures it enhances the beauty.

  • ipenipent - March 20, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    I have a brother who has been learning how to retouch pictures on Photoshop, but none of his works even come close to this! The woman in the picture already looks wonderful! Retouching it brings her beauty out even more than it already was!

  • Christina Nord - March 12, 2014 - 11:18 am

    The retouching is amazing. I like how your model’s skin looks flawless without looking like a digital recreation of her face. Some retouching tends to make models look like they are made out of plastic. This model’s skin looks to be like a porcelin doll.

  • angelicagapit - February 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    It’s amazing how the colors had become so vibrant!

    Her face appeared more clearer and brighter, without overexposure. The colors on the lipsticks even grew more vibrant, as well. It really shows each color stronger than the “before” photo. The photo enchancement looks wonderful overall. Perfect editing.

    Keep up the good work!

  • NinjaSparkles - February 23, 2014 - 11:27 pm

    Wow! This is great. I’ve been practicing my retouching skills on Photoshop, but they have never came out as good as yours. Great post!

  • fenalpha - February 19, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    The skin looks so soft and smooth. i like how the shine was taken away, but still doesn’t make the model look fake. Excellent photoshopping job. It looks amazingly natural.

  • maripereira - February 4, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Good retouching job!
    The biggest problem I see with most Photoshop jobs is that they overdo it. Bright radioactive eyes, impossibly smooth skin and blinding white teeth. It comes to a point that it doesn’t even look like a human anymore!

    But you made the model look very natural, just by enhancing her characteristics a bit. The brighter background looks better for ads.

  • msonja - February 4, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    This is incredible. I had no idea that making such small changes would make a huge difference! I also really like that all you changed was lighting and a few colors, but she’s naturally very beautiful. I also agree that the arm fix was necessary. The touched-up photo looks absolutely perfect!

  • DomDom - February 1, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    This girl is absolutely stunning! The picture is unbelievable. The colors scheme and the model herself look absolutely beautiful! A work of art!

  • theshaynee - January 22, 2014 - 9:46 pm

    This is insanely cool. I’ve never seen a before and after that was so interactive.
    I really like the colors, they’re vibrant and make the differences very obvious.

  • JohnSmite - January 15, 2014 - 4:28 am

    Great job! Too many photographers cannot walk the line of making their clients look better but still having them look human.

  • KatyWallace - January 14, 2014 - 7:56 am

    This is wonderful! I love how everything looks so smooth and natural. I wouldn’t even suspect I was retouched if you only showed the after-photo. Amazing! I wonder if this is even possible for on old lady like me.

  • Amy Carr Prenger - January 12, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    I love how the reflection looks after the retouching. The eyes look amazing as well. Also the skin looks good not like plastic as sometimes happen when someone goes a little to far. This is a great editing job!

  • greedycat01 - January 12, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    I love how the reflection looks after the retouching. The eyes look amazing as well. Also the skin looks good not like plastic as sometimes happen when someone goes a little to far. This is a great editing job!

  • snico09 - January 6, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    These are incredible, flawless photos. I am impressed.

  • Jessica - January 6, 2014 - 6:01 am

    This photo is gorgeous. Very professional retouching. The enhanced photo brings out the natural beauty of her features. The light is nicely enhanced giving her a gorgeous glow. Well done. Your talents are incredible

  • Emily Walker - January 3, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    The retouching you’ve done here looks incredible! The lip gloss colors look more vibrant, the model’s hair is flawless, and the highlighting and contouring on the face is accentuated. I especially like how clear you’ve made the eyes. It’s nice to see the before and after photos displayed like this. I’m just getting started with photography right now, so I doubt I’ll be attempting retouching anytime soon, but this is definitely something to work towards. Great work! You’re very talented.

  • Kally Nomnom Schroeder - December 30, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    I never knew how much retouching a photo actually accomplished, but after looking at this picture I realize it makes a huge difference. While the changes on their own may be small and almost unnoticeable, when they’re put together it makes a obvious change for the better. The picture was beautiful before the retouch, but after the retouch it was absolutely stunning. That must take a lot of talent and practice to do so well!

  • DrmrBlss - December 22, 2013 - 12:36 am

    I love what retouching can do for the hair and skin. It’s been done for years with models, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t also be done for clients who are not professional models.

    The differences here are subtle, but they really have an effect on the end result.

    The model here is lovely, and that is made even more clear once the photo is retouched.

  • Hannah - November 29, 2013 - 11:51 am

    I love the retouching on these pictures. Definitely gives it that final touch and perfect look that everyone strives for. I think retouching on photos is always a good idea. It makes everyone happy and is very pleasing to the eye.

  • jessicadnguyen - November 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm

    Wow! What an amazing difference retouching can do. She looked beautiful before but she is absolutely stunning after the retouching is done. It realy lightens up her face and makes her radiate. Great job!

  • Anonymous - November 26, 2013 - 3:41 am

    I think that retouching does make a huge difference in the way a photo comes up, it definitely cleans up any imperfections. I like the idea of retouching because it can be a great resource for photographers to capture the attention of the customer. I can definitely see the difference and retouching definitely does make the photo stand out more.

  • GRADE_A - November 25, 2013 - 9:28 pm

    I love the professionalism and I appreciate how the light was used in the photos. I will definitely be saving your contact info for a future shoot!!

  • zombiemiko - November 25, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    Nicely done! Even though the first photo is fantastic as-is, I love how much more vibrant and exciting the finished look is!

  • mendedTire - November 25, 2013 - 9:44 am

    You guys are master at retouching! I had some photos of my kids that were taken on subpar camera and payed for professional retouching. It is not even near the work you have done here. I wish I have found this site earlier :(

  • Liav Norvash - November 21, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    What is most notice it, this change in the eyes of the girl.
    There is also a change in hair, relatively unchanged noticeable.
    In my opinion, it is better more tense, even in the eyes and hair,
    Behavior, better even more tense.

  • Ms.Creativity - November 21, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    She goes from average pretty girl to glowing goddess! I noticed everything got a lot warmer and brighter as well. Only professionals can do touch-ups like this! So beautiful and well-done! Now, do me next!! Haha!

  • Olivia Friedes - November 20, 2013 - 9:24 pm

    Wow! i have personally been trying to master retouching. It is a lot harder than it looks and I’m sure you’ll make a lot of money from it! All these photos are great qualitiy, but are booosted even higher after being touched by you. Good job. I’m impressed.

  • zivone_gendry - November 20, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    Amazing! The retouching is flawless more like natural than retouched. You are a brilliant photographer! Thumps up! :)

  • oavani - November 20, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    This makes me really want to open up photoshop and spend hours in there editing images. I’m a junkie for that program.. and looking at your photo makes me feel like a guitar player at a concert, itching to get back home and make music! Your work is very inspiring.

  • Shana - November 20, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Wow, this retouching is beautiful! You did a great job! I love how her skin tone looks so much more natural and that the crease in her top is gone. The crease was one fo the first things I noticed even before reading about it. All the work I have looked at so far on this blog is amazing! You do a great job! I’m happy I stumbled upon this blog today!

  • Linkzelda41 - November 20, 2013 - 7:51 am

    You’re a pretty flexible photographer, and just like anything to be well-rounded with, it’s doing tests and experiments like this that will definitely add on to your reputation. Not a lot of photographers want to build on the foundations and find how to gain an experiential learning for different circumstances. And the technical details by using programs like Photoshop and such definitely can be troublesome at times, but practice makes perfect of course. :)

    From weddings, models, family shoots, and such, you really have a knack of making yourself known locally and hopefully broader than that. I admit that I’m a victim myself of doing retouches on self-portraits and brightening up the lighting as well. I guess when the camera captures every single aspect that we don’t want to see, we have programs that can rub it off a bit.

    I like how it isn’t too extravagant, and you added the right level of balance with the eyes to really make them pop out. I usually see people make the eyes so bright that they look as if they’re aliens or something, but you’ve pushed it to the right setting. And as for the lips, definitely has a vibrant color, and I like how for the items to the right (looking from the screen) seems to have an implication of going from cool to hot all the way to her lips.

    Maybe it was something intentional on your end, but whatever it is, keep it up! Wish you the best in your experimentation with retouching and such!

  • NRiz - November 19, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    Nice job retouching! I enjoyed noticing all of the differences between the two pictures, it was almost like a game of photohunt. You did a great job!

  • Mediocre - November 18, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning! The colors are enhanced to make her face glow. The shoulder fix was a must and it turned out terrific. This is very high quality photography and editing. I also notice the removal of most of the darkness under her eyes. Really great work with this photo. She looks beautiful and really promotes the lipstick color.

  • Anonymous - November 18, 2013 - 4:04 pm

    This is something I’ve been trying to master, myself. But this looks way better than anything I’ve been working on. As mentioned before, the wrinkle in the shirt wasn’t something I would’ve thought of, but I will now. Still, the thing that really stands out to me is the eye light in her right eye. It makes a huge difference.

  • april84 - November 17, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    The retouched photo is quite lovely. The whole photo looks brighter including her hair and skin. I would never think that taking wrinkles out of a shirt would be necessary but taking these discrepancies away makes the finished picture look more professional. Good work!

  • dieselfit - November 17, 2013 - 7:19 am

    This is an amazing photo. The retouching has made her skin and (right) arm look more natural. I would have to agree that retouching is the best part of a photographers job. It makes a already perfect photo seem even more perfect beyond imagination.

CJ & Brianna | Scottsdale Civic Center Wedding

  • SamSum - April 10, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Aww, the bride and groom look so happy in this set of photos… you really have a talent for capturing emotion with your photographs, as well as showing off the beautiful scenery around the wedding location.

  • Anonymous - March 30, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Really lovely photos! They capture the love of these two really poignantly. I love all the little details..The waiting around, the cat, the veil. It all paints a really beautiful portrait of the day. That photo of the father looking on with the couple in the foreground…So emotional! I’m too far away, but I hope my wedding photos capture the reactions and emotions of my guests as well as these do :)

  • Sapphire18 - March 29, 2014 - 3:22 am

    These photos are absolutely wonderful! I love how you’ve captured the emotions of the bride and groom as well as their families. My absolute favourite photo is the photo of the wedding dress in the tree, taken from below the dress. I look forward to more work like this!

  • KayKay - March 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    I’m loving these photos! The angles are great and so are the colors. The couple looks so happy. I especially love the one of the bride and her side profile. Amazing!

  • Christina Nord - March 9, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    These photos are beautiful. I especially loved the photo of the cat next to the high heel, very creative. The pets should always be remembered as part of the wedding party. The veil and tree photo was also beautiful, it reminded me of a snowcapped mountain cascading into the sky.

  • angelicagapit - February 23, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    These are some of the most beautiful photos I’ve seen all day! (And I’ve been looking at a lot of photography websites today)

    I hope the couple lives happily ever after, they really seem happy in these photos.

    Good job Desert Ridge and thank you for the post!

  • fenalpha - February 19, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    I love the silhouette photo with the bride. It looks fantastic. The bride looks stunning and her makeup is so well applied. I love outdoor weddings as well, like this one. The photo where it’s looking down the white carpet into the archway is gorgeous and really captures the appeal of an outdoor wedding. I bet they were glad the weather was as beautiful as it was.

  • Kyle Benzon - February 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    I can feel the love and excitement between the couple thru this wonderful pictures. I really like the way he capture every moments. A moment to be remember.

  • JassyBaby - February 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    These are just beautiful. The bride is gorgeous and the groom looks handsome. These pictures really captured the essence of the wedding and the preparation of the whole thing in an amazing way. The silhouette is just breath taking. The cats are so cute. Amazing job with the pictures. Only a real photographer can capture such amazing photos at so many different angles.

  • maripereira - February 1, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    So many iconic and memorable pictures in this bunch! I specially love the way you play with shadow/light, especially in the one where you can see the sun rays shining behind the grooms. The close up on her lashes and then the silhouette bride picture are also amazing. Anyone would be lucky to have these photos on an album.

  • DomDom - February 1, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    What a beautiful set of photos. This couple is so lucky to have such great photos for memories! I must say the fourth picture is stunning! The scenery and the vibe of the whole wedding is beautiful!

  • RoseColoredGlasses - January 25, 2014 - 8:26 am

    I think that the photo with the sunset shining in between the bride and groom is absolutely stunning. You captured a beautiful and natural moment. Spectacular use of mother nature!

  • theshaynee - January 22, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    You have an amazing way of capturing people’s faces. It’s so clear and natural. I’m used to seeing filtered pictures so much that this has really impressed me. It’s different and pure.

  • cpefley - January 17, 2014 - 11:22 am

    I love the funny pic slipped right in there! That is adorable! The picture of them kissing is so sweet. What a beautiful couple, and you captured their moment perfectly!

  • JohnSmite - January 15, 2014 - 4:29 am

    Beautiful photos and the tell a great story. Brilliant work starting early in the day until late in the evening. Im sure the happy couple will cherish them.

  • KatyWallace - January 14, 2014 - 8:09 am

    I love how the images capture every moment of the day. Every single picture has something special to it. A very gifted photographer! The bride really looks happy in every picture. These pictures are definitely something to look back at in 20 years.

  • Amy Carr Prenger - January 12, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    I love the picture with the veil in the tree. The colors in that photo are amazing! Also loved the silhouette photo, even though it is a dark photo I love it.

  • greedycat01 - January 12, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    I love the picture with the veil in the tree. The colors in that photo are amazing! Also loved the silhouette photo, even though it is a dark photo I love it.

  • TPhoenix - January 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Love the Location, the bride is gorgeous in that stunning dress.

  • mirrorslens - January 8, 2014 - 4:26 am

    I love the framing techniques used in a lot of the pictures you’ve shared here. The way the eyes’ attention is drawn to the subject particularly in shots, like the one of the bride and groom with the officiator taking up the foreground, is well-done. I think I like that picture the best because of how it highlights just how much the wedding is really about those two, completely focused on one another, to the point that rest of the world fades away. The rest of the shots are great as well; they’re a good mixture of artistry and personality. Plus there’s a cat, which is always a bonus on the internet!

  • snico09 - January 6, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous bride, venue, and photos! I love the personality that comes through and all of the little details that are captured throughout the images. My favorite is the silhouette photo!

  • DrmrBlss - November 30, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    Okay, I can’t leave this site without adding something to my above comment: The photograph of the bride in silhouette has stayed in my mind for the last half hour. The other shots of her are also beautiful and really let her personality shine through; but the silhouette in particular is just so unique. My friend has an upcoming wedding, and I’ll be emailing the link to this along to her. I’m glad I stumbled upon this, today.

  • DrmrBlss - November 30, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    These photographs really seem to be taken from a unique perspective. They’re not ordinary wedding photos, not by far. I appreciate the way that the photographer has captured the personality of various guests, as well as the bride and groom. I adore the fact that they don’t seem posed, but instead look very real and quite endearing. I love the shot of the kitty – what a great idea!

  • GRADE_A - November 25, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    The bride looks beautiful and I absolutely love the shot in the makeup chair! I also appreciate the sky in the veil shot. The sky is so crisp and the veil is like a delicate flower.

  • zombiemiko - November 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You’ve really managed to capture the bride’s stunning beauty (love her veil!), and looking through the photos is like looking at still frames from a movie. The lens flare/sunburst photo is one of my favorites! Excellent work!

  • heyhowareyou - November 23, 2013 - 4:52 am

    Great photos! I really like the silhouette. Something about that photo technique really works for me. It really sets a distinct mood. I love all of these though, I wish I had the talent to pull this off ^_^

  • Bella1121 - November 22, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    I love your use of light. It really accentuates certain moments. And your portraits are great. I especially love the one of who I assume is the father of the bride? You catch the emotion which is rare with photographers. I do wish I could comment on individual photographs, it’s difficult to remember everything I wanted to say without having to scroll all over. I have a senior citizen for a computer, it doesn’t like to scroll. But I admire your work.

  • Ms.Creativity - November 21, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    I noticed someone else posted about this- but that photo with the sun in between the bride and the groom. Gorgeous! It seems so heavenly!
    Also love the old guy! (Father of the bride?) It’s an amazing picture that shows his personality! I almost feel like I know him just by looking at it!
    So much character and skill in these photos!

  • oavani - November 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm

    Wow. I love how you decided to catch the sun between the bride and groom at the altar. You have a creative way of finding the most interesting angles and capturing things I haven’t seen a lot of photographers get. Great job on that one!

  • Shana - November 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    These photo’s are amazing! I particularly like how you play with the focus to take pictures of people in between other things that are going on. I also really like the display you created with the second picture. That would make a really good album cover if you ask me!

  • Linkzelda41 - November 20, 2013 - 8:05 am

    I like the transition from how things were more serious and accumulates a hype before the wedding and ends off with a slightly comical moment with the peace sign and ending things off in a place for fanciful dining. I’m presuming the individual you zoomed in, especially between the couple as they’re preparing their vows and the inevitable kiss, are the family members or very close friends.

    When it comes to things like this, being able to capture the emotion of the individual really allows viewers and those interested in your services to really contemplate on what the other person was thinking during the wedding. Weddings have that trend where everyone puts on a façade for the well-being of the couple’s special moment, and it really makes you think how proud others are to see these two preparing for an entrenched bond of belonging and love.

    I’m glad you took into consideration of that, from how those who prepared for the bride’s makeup, and how they’re trying to make sure that she’s perfect for her special occasion. And the ending, even though it was simply a picture of a location for them to end the night perfectly, how the sky was laid out really captures things before they come to an end.

    It’s how you end the series of photographs that really impresses me, and a lot of people take that practice for granted. I can’t wait to look at your other photo shoots and collections in the near future!

  • jcannon - November 19, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    Wow, you captured these moments so beautifully. I love seeing the father just above the held hands of the bridge and groom.

    It’s so important to take pictures of the venue as well, which I think so many photographers forget.

    I’m also extremely impressed by the perfect amount of sun that you caught coming through the archway. Augh, it’s all so great!

  • april84 - November 19, 2013 - 10:46 am

    The picture of the veil hanging from the tree is quite unique. Reminds me of frost hanging on trees in the wintertime. Very artistic.

  • Robert - November 16, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    These are some very nice, high quality photos!

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    Beautiful maternity photos – unlike any I’ve ever seen before! I really like your style.

  • Megan Shoemate - March 31, 2014 - 9:38 am

    I love that these photos incorporate the whole family. These are just lovey…They really capture the joy, love, and excitement of waiting for the little one to arrive. I found the shoe photo particularly poignant. Really emotive, joyful work.

  • Sapphire18 - March 29, 2014 - 3:28 am

    The photos are so beautiful, as is the family in it! Their happiness really shines through in this shots. Great job!

  • ipenipent - March 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    These pictures are amazing! I love the look of the family, especially pictures of (what I assume to be) the mom and dad, and pictures of the mom’s pregnant belly! By showing pictures of her pregnant belly, the photographer unveils that the beauty of new life is near, and by including pictures of the kids that have already been born shows that another kid will just add to the beauty!

  • KayKay - March 10, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    I love these shots! The family is beautiful and diverse. The colors are gorgeous as well as the quality.

  • angelicagapit - February 23, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    You’re photography is breathtaking and truly very beautiful.

    It shows the beauty of new life coming into our world. It shows how passionate a family can be for one another, and it just shows a very exciting future for that family.

    Thank you for these awesome pictures! Desert Ridge is now one of my favorite photographers!

  • Kyle Benzon - February 10, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Wow! they are so proud, happy, and confident of their body. I wish my wife too… I really like the way they smile so natural. great pictures

  • DomDom - February 1, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    There is no thing as beautiful as a new life. Another beautiful thing is to show the first beautiful thing pictures of when it was in the mommy’s belly! Stunning, I am jealous!

  • maripereira - January 31, 2014 - 10:42 pm

    Oh, I just saw their marriage photos post! They have an absolutely beautiful family. The photo with the little baby shoes in the middle of the parents feet was really cute. I think it symbolizes that the baby will be protected and loved.

  • theshaynee - January 22, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    I would absolutely love to have you take pictures of my little family.
    We normally have to do all the photography ourselves. So it’s definitely not the same. Especially when the photographer is in the family. So we have to ask someone who isn’t as experienced to do the clicking.

  • cpefley - January 17, 2014 - 11:24 am

    So beautiful! I wish I would have gotten pictures taken when I was pregnant, but I was so self-conscious. I love the shadow heart over her belly. That is so sweet and creative!

  • JohnSmite - January 14, 2014 - 6:21 am

    The shot of the shoes if fantastic. These are really great maternity photos. I cant imagine how nice it is to immortalise such a precious time in the family’s life.

  • Amy Carr Prenger - January 12, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    Love the one that says Do not open until. That is too cute. Also liked the one with the shadow heart around the bellybutton! Very cool pictures that I’m sure the family will always cherish!

  • greedycat01 - January 12, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Love the one that says Do not open until. That is too cute. Also liked the one with the shadow heart around the bellybutton! Very cool pictures that I’m sure the family will always cherish!

  • TPhoenix - January 12, 2014 - 1:49 am

    Great photos!

  • cg303 - December 9, 2013 - 9:30 pm

    This was a beautiful family shoot! The mom to be looked amazing she is stunning. I really enjoyed “do not open till may 25th 2013″ very creative I can’t wait to do something similar with my growing belly right now its just looks like a tiny apple. :) I absolutely love all the family shots specially one with the dad and daughter laughing very capturing.

  • DrmrBlss - November 30, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    How adorable is this family? The shot with all of the shoes is precious. The mother-to-be appears utterly radiant in every shot, and the father-to-be looks like he is glowing right along with her. I really love the photo of the two children. They all just look so sweet.

  • jessicadnguyen - November 26, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    These pictures are absolutely adorable! I especially like the picture of the mother’s belly that has a ribbon and says “Don’t open until…”. That one is my favorite! And I love how you captured their smiles in each picture. Keep up the good work.

  • mendedTire - November 25, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Great pics! Composition is second to none. You definitely have ability to capture people’s faces in the right moment. Keep up with the excellent work!

  • zombiemiko - November 24, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Such a beautiful family! What a great set of family photos for them to look back on.

  • Bella1121 - November 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    These were sweet. I agree with Shana, the one with the baby shoes in the middle was my favorite. I also like the one with the Do Not Open until … label. I almost forgot The Black and White of the couple laughing was phenomenal.

  • Shana - November 20, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Oh what a beautiful family shoot you did! My favorite is the same as the comment above me, the one with the baby shoes in the middle. I’d love to see pictures of the baby too now that it should have been born. Have you done any more shoots with this family? The action ones are great as well, once again doing some play with focus. I love that!

  • april84 - November 19, 2013 - 10:42 am

    These are sweet family photos! Beautiful little family. I love the picture with all the family’s shoes with the baby shoes in the center.

  • Robert - November 16, 2013 - 9:47 pm

    Great photos capturing the moments.