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Amanda and Ryan held their wedding at Nardini Manor in Buckeye, Arizona.  It is a beautiful and historic 1912 manor set in a cotton field on the outskirts of west Phoenix and is a stunning setting for a romantic wedding!

 

Two things will be very obvious in this posting ... the couple's love for one another and their love for the cute resident manor kitten and their ADORABLE dog, Flip ... did I mention how ADORABLE he is??!!!  God, he is sooooo freakin cute!!!!

 

Thank you both so much for having me as your wedding photographer!  You have both been so wonderful to work with and I hope to work with you on your 1 year anniversary for a trash-the-dress shoot :-).  Enjoy the sneak peak!

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Introducing ... the Nardini Manor kitten ... and the beautiful Amanda of course :-)!
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The children in this wedding were so sweet, and not at all camera shy :-).
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Amanda and her mother enjoying a pre-ceremony shot together ... it got a little emotional.
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Look at those eyes ... WOW!!!!
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One of my favorites!!
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Introducing Flip!!!!
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OMG!!!!
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Again ... OMG!!!!
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Ryan's sister, Alex, gave a beautifully touching and very emotional toast to her brother and new sister-in-law!
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The couple's first dance was awesome!!
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Love the Pac-Man cake toppers :-)
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Otto Haring wedding photographer miami:

Great pictures! I like the B&W ones a lot! :)

(12.26.09 @ 03:02 PM)
Amanda M.:

we LOVE them! Thank you SOOO MUCH! you did a fantastic job! we are mesmerized! Cant wait to see the rest of them!!!! :-D

(12.26.09 @ 08:06 PM)
Aubrey Reel:

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Really beautiful! Though i have to say I am completely jealous that there were kitties at this wedding! Why didn't I think of that? ;)

(12.29.09 @ 03:02 PM)

We are back to blogging!!!  Well, at least for a while.  Our usual way of blogging is to get a posting up within a week or two of a wedding or shoot so our clients can have a sneak peak before they get their photos.  Unfortunately this has not been the case this fall.  Our fall season has been one of our busiest with 17 weddings to date, and it is not over yet (2 more to go) ... oh, and that doesn't include portrait shoots.  For now we are having to blog as we finish deadlines, but for those that follow us, keep checking back ... we have a lot of great postings to come including an amazing wedding in Mexico, a wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida complete with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, a couple of HOT trash-the-dress shoots and much, much more!!  Thanks for visiting :-)!!

 

Sarah and Jon were married September 18th at Highlands Church in Scottsdale.  Jon serves in the marine corps and looked very handsome in his dress blues.  Sarah was just plain stunning ... and man, could she pose - can't wait for the trash-the-dress shoot!  The wedding was beautiful and the couple was wonderful to work with.  Thank you both so much for having us as your wedding photographers.  We had such a great time!!

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One of my FAVORITES ... so cute!!
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How adorable!!!!
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Sarah looks like a model :-)!
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How cute is this???!!!
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The parent dances were very emotional.
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Sarah having a sweet dance with her daughter.
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Lisa:

Yay! We made a mention on your "Coming soon!" part! Can't wait, Tina!!!

~Lisa

(11.28.09 @ 08:22 PM)

Two weeks ago Amber and Troy traveled to Phoenix from Los Angeles for their wedding at the always spectacular Desert Botanical Gardens (one of my very favorite venues)!!  The Chihuly exhibit was still going on, making for great backdrops to photos.  Troy is a director and couldn't resist getting behind the cameras every now and again - I totally understand though.  I was the same way at my own wedding last year :-).

 

There were many special elements to this wedding including Troy's mom officiating the ceremony, which made for some wonderfully tender moments.  The most exicting element though was Amber's pregnancy.  I loved her attitude towards being five months pregnant and wearing a wedding dress - her words, "it's obvious, so I figured why not flaunt it!"  And that she did in her lovely sheath gown ... you go girl :-)!!  She was absolutely radiant!!  The final special element was the couple's decision to reveal their baby's gender with the unveiling of the cake ... the topper - a pair of blue baby shoes ... it's a boy!!

 

Amber and Troy, thank you so much for having us as your wedding photographers.  You were a genuine delight to get to know!  Seriously, you are two of the nicest, most genuine people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting!  We wish you all the best in life :-)!

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A little wardrobe malfunction :-).
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Amber's first meeting with Troy ... she looks so cute!!
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Her amber necklace (in honor of her name) was stunning!!
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These two were so sweet during their vows ... you could really sense the love between them :-).
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Haming it up ...
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In honor of their little bundle of joy ... I love little baby shoes :-).
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Got to admire a pregant girl who will bust the moves like that :-).
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Troy can never stop working :-) ... I love it!
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Best wishes to the three of you :-)!!!!!
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A couple of weeks ago we met up with Sarah and Brady to photograph their engagement shoot.  We met at Scottsdale Fashion Square and let the shoot spill over into Old Town Scottsdale ... both are situated next to each other and have an overabundance of fun and wonderful backdrops to use :-).

 

This shoot was conducted during Phoenix's record breaking May heatwave and it was HOT!!  Really HOT!!  Sarah and Brady did great though and we treated them to a fun play session in the water fountain at the end.

 

Sarah and Brady, you were so much fun to work with and we can't wait to shoot your wedding next year at the beautiful "Castle" in Chandler :-)!!  Until then ... enjoy!

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A couple of weeks ago we met with Jodee and Todd for a Trash the Dress shoot.  Jodee and Todd were married out of state in Louisville, Kentucky last October and Jodee contacted us because she wanted one last shoot in her dress before she either sells or donates it.  She also just wanted to make some fun photographs with Todd where they didn't have to worry about timelines or getting the dress dirty :-)!

 

We met up at the Mesa Arts Center (a really cool location for shooting) and finished up in the Superstition Range.  We have to give props to both Jodee and Todd because it was sooooo disturbingly HOT ..... 105 degrees hot!!  Needless to say we had to take many breaks for water and shade so no one would end up in the hospital with a heat related illness :-).  They really did an amazing job and never once complained.  We even let them have fun at the end of the shoot at the Arts Center, allowing them to take a dip in one of the many fountains.  Made for fun photos too :-)!

 

Jodee and Todd, it was such a pleasure meeting and working with you both!  You were so nice, fun to be around and wonderful at posing for the cameras :-).  By the way, I just have to throw this out there because I was thinking it the whole day and never mentioned it ... I really think Jodee looks like a young version of Jodie Foster - who agrees??  Thanks guys and enjoy!

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I LOVE this shot ... Jodee has the cutest laugh!!
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Beautiful light!
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Playing in the fountain and Todd helping Jodee put hers shoes back on afterwards ... so sweet.
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Love these shots ... Jodee and Todd look so amazing!!
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A bench in the middle of the desert ... I love random things like this :-).
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OK, the bird is awesome ... perfect timing on the bird's part :-)!
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Todd loved the wagon ... so did we :-).
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