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

SEASIDE ROMANCE//CALIFORNIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

There is a moving symbolism in shooting a love story on the ocean, amidst one of nature’s most powerful elements. Love is the strongest, most intense condition of the human experience. The sea has moments of fury, of peace, of calm, of wildness, of distress, of strength. In a way, it parallels the unpredictable but beautiful nature of our relationships.

This shoot seeks to embody that symbolism. My bride, in a soft golden gown, is complimented by the rocks and sand. The table is designed to be one with the natural backdrop. We incorporated shells, sand and native plants into the tablescape to achieve this look. The details including delicate calligraphy, a pearl headpiece and organic silk ribbon offer touches of elegance to complete this bridal seaside scene.

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Workshop: Forage & Fern with Magnolia Rouge

Photography Instruction: Tec Petaja

Styling: Type A Society

Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme

Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox

Gown: Lewis Designs

Ribbons: Silk & Willow

Ring & Earrings: Trumpet & Horn

Veil: Girl With A Serious Dream

Headpiece: Melinda Rose Design

Paper Goods: Boho Ink

Custom Handmade Bench: Metcalf Builders

LAS VEGAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER//LAUREN & ARON

The Procuniar wedding was straight out of a magazine right along with that beautiful couple.

From olive branch bouquets to handmade name tags, this event had an organic elegance. Lauren and Aron used a palette of pinks and blues with gold undertones throughout the event. Her dress was a flawless combination of sexy and sophisticated. The bridal party, in blush, floor-length gowns and fitted navy complimented the bride & groom beautifully.

The newlyweds left the party with a glam sparkler exit and are now living happily ever after in California.

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PHOENIX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER//SHELBY & TOMMY

Shelby & Tommy connected right before he left for boot camp a few years ago. The 2 fell in love through letters… They wrote to each other every single day of his training. How romantic is that?? The Della Donna love story only got better as they became husband & wife on the most beautiful day in October.

Their wedding at the Historic Hearn House was soft & romantic. As a photographer, I live for these natural light events. Shelby was glowing. Her Vera Wang gown hugged her perfectly, while soft curls & delicate crystal accents completed her bridal look. The groom, in a light beige suit, couldn’t keep his eyes off of his bride.

I felt myself becoming a little emotional at Shelby & Tommy’s wedding, watching a girl I’ve know since she was 5, marry the love of her life. It was a beautiful event, radiating with the warmth of friends and family celebrating this young, sweet love.

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