Phoenix, ArizonaChallis & MitchellEngagements

Challis & Mitchell are so sweet (and how cool are their names??) Weather kept us from our original plan for their engagement shoot but this spot in Superior, Arizona ended up being perfect. I love how the rich backdrop fits perfectly with their wardrobe choices. I always love when couples go dressy for engagement photos, it captures so beautifully. I can’t wait for their Arizona wedding at The Paseo Venue!

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Phoenix, ArizonaMichelle & BrandonArizona Biltmore

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I had the best time second shooting Michelle & Brandon’s gorgeous wedding at The Arizona Biltmore with my friends Mike & Brit from Brushfire Photography. The details were styled to perfection by Victoria Canada Weddings & Events and the florals by Petal Pushers offered incredible accents. I love the unique architecture at the Biltmore. It juxtaposes beautifully with soft, romantic wedding details to create a timeless wedding style.

Photography: Mary Claire Photography

Arizona Wedding PhotographerLeah & David JohnChateau De Vie


Leah & David John opted to do a bridal session after their wedding day, in order to keep with the tradition of seeing each other for the first time as Leah walked down the aisle, but still experience an intimate, stress-free bridal session. Chateau de Vie in Phoenix, Arizona was the perfect backdrop with it’s elegant structure and beautiful, sprawling grounds. Sage and Stem created a rich, moody ambience with luscious florals and greenery contrasted with black and gold accents and exquisite glassware. After photographing this post-wedding bridal session I would highly recommend it to any of my couples. Leah & David John were able to return to their wedding venue & relive moments of their wedding day, while having their natural, unique love captured in an intimate setting. We are also honored to have had this shoot featured on Wedding Sparrow, one of my favorite fine art wedding blogs!

Phoenix Engagement Photographer//Boyce Thompson Arboretum// Vanessa & Chris

Vanessa & Chris did a midweek road trip from Las Vegas down to Arizona for their engagement session! Their wedding is in Las Vegas in November at the Springs Preserve and I could not be more excited, they are absolutely stunning & a blast to photograph.  I love seeing the incredible outfits my couples put together, Vanessa’s feminine pink top popped against the neutral, organic backdrop and I love classic black formal outfits.  One of my favorite aspects of photographing weddings is shooting engagement sessions. It’s an opportunity to really get to know a couple, watch them interact, and learn more about their unique love story. Can’t wait for November!Mary Claire Photography-8Mary Claire Photography-30Mary Claire Photography-6Mary Claire Photography-20Mary Claire Photography-23Mary Claire Photography-26Mary Claire Photography-9Mary Claire Photography-10Mary Claire Photography-11Mary Claire Photography-3Mary Claire Photography-24Mary Claire Photography-17Mary Claire Photography-32Mary Claire Photography-31Mary Claire Photography-14Mary Claire Photography-18Mary Claire Photography-29Mary Claire Photography-16Mary Claire Photography-15Mary Claire Photography-35Mary Claire PhotographyMary Claire Photography-25Mary Claire Photography-19Mary Claire Photography-2Mary Claire Photography-33Mary Claire Photography-12Mary Claire Photography-13Mary Claire Photography-27Mary Claire Photography-28Mary Claire Photography-5

Phoenix Wedding Photographer// Boojum Tree //Maritza & Bret

Dreamy is the perfect word to describe Bret & Maritza’s Boojum Tree wedding. Maritza has incredible style as seen in each gorgeous detail of their wedding from her glam pear shaped engagement ring to her gold jeweled cuff to the incredible geode’s on their table numbers.  I loved the organic bouquets by Sarah’s Garden and how beautifully they complement the beaded Adrianna Papell bridesmaid’s dresses.

Originally, Bret & Maritza were planning to see each other for the first time going down the aisle, but due to a scheduling conflict with the lighting we decided to do a first look.  It ended up being absolutely stunning. The lighting was airy and perfect & afterward Bret & Maritza gushed about how amazing it was to have a first look moment and how it greatly reduced the stress of their wedding ceremony.  It also enabled us to capture bridal party pictures prior to the ceremony so they could enjoy the evening once they tied the knot! Their reception was an absolute blast, I think my favorite part was the delicious & intricately decorated macaron’s by Ruze Cakehouse! They are incredible!

I’m so glad I was able to capture Bret & Maritza’s wedding day, they are an incredibly outgoing, loving couple. I love being a part of so many couple’s most intimate & happy day.

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Venue: Boojum Tree

Florals: Sarah’s Garden

Cake/Macarons: Ruze Cakehouse