Erika and Mike are just an amazing couple!  I got to do this photo session as part of Melissa Jill’s Photography Workshop in June.

Mike is also a photographer himself, so there’s always nerves when it comes to photographing others of our own kind.  But, I always love a little challenge, so here’s what I captured…

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Love!  Special thanks to Melissa Jill for hosting this workshop and teaching us in-depth about getting the best light and backgrounds for our engagement sessions.  Wonderful workshop overall, and lovely couple to boot!

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This weekend, we headed out to Arizona for my first destination wedding of the year!  The bride, Dawn, is my wife’s cousin, so it was only fitting that I would shoot her wedding and capture her special day!

If you’re ever considering a visit to Arizona, Scottsdale Camelback Resort is definitely a top choice!  The two-story rooms are all modern and decked out, the buildings are all very aesthetically pleasing, the grounds are all immaculately kept, and their wedding coordinators were all very accommodating and wonderful and to work with.

Onto the photos!

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Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding

 

My wife and I enjoying the festivities!

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Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding

 

L to R:  My wife’s uncle Kenny, his wife Carol, my wife you know as Lindsay, Kenny and Carol’s daughter Dawn, and Dawn’s newfound husband Nate.:)

Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Resort Destination Wedding

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  • Karen D - Awesome, looks like a monsoon was coming in during the ceremony, such a dramatic shot!ReplyCancel

  • Hendrick Moy Photography - beautiful destination wedding!! tremendous job =)

    ~Hendrick Moy PhotographyReplyCancel

  • Tracie Howe - Looks like a fun wedding! I love the dancing shots!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Love your work! and I love that you included photos of your wife and you!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - danggg that wide shot of the ceremony!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicolette - Great job Alex! Of course I love the dancing pics-your so good at that! (Envious!)ReplyCancel

  • Arica - That dress is out of this world. I agree with Annie, that wide ceremony shot – perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Sadi Lane - Heyo! These are gorgeous, I love your editing! Great work Alex! That dance photo with the wild lights is so awesome I wanna be that cool!ReplyCancel

  • Vi Johansson - That dress!! Gorgeous work Alexander! =)ReplyCancel

  • Heather Weems - Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • JD Renes - FUN & I love your toning!ReplyCancel

  • dana - lovely wedding and such a fun coupleReplyCancel

  • melissa - Great shoe shot!ReplyCancel

Kelsey and Anthony are the epitome of fun and natural.  They have actually traveled all over the country for school as golf management majors doing internships wherever life takes them.  Lucky for us, they just happened to be in Southern California when they found me and wanted to do their engagement session!

Schabarum Regional Park is really just the prettiest park with nature trails and hikes galore, along with staggered trees in certain areas and a cool wooden bridge.  This would make for excellent wedding photography photos for couples who wish to do an after-session in a green, slightly rustic, but naturally beautiful environment.  And little did we know towards the end… white cherry blossoms were in bloom!!!

Onto the photos!

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Kelsey and Anthony, you guys were just the perfect couple!  I know you two are moving again soon, but I would love to fly out for your future wedding!  Keep in touch and you know who to call when wedding talk starts happening!!

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  • Courtney - Wow what an epic sunset to end a beautiful engagement session :) ReplyCancel

  • Sadi Lane - These are stunning! Great work Alexander! I love your style of editing too!ReplyCancel

  • Brittney Hannon - Alex these are gorgeous! I love the way you edit your black and white images and that one image with the colorful sunset, AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Garcia - Love the colors!!! Gorgeous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Shani - What a great location! Thank you for sharing this spot – and the images! TO die for! I loved the one of them small with the red sky, loved the one right over it AND under it – and the LAST one – my favorite – the little highlight on the hair, the composition and the trees in the foreground and background, just make this image extra special! -ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Angelo Stafford - Your editing fits these photos perfectly! What a gorgeous couple! :) ReplyCancel

  • Joann Loo - I love that sunset photo! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Karen D - Oh man, love me some cherry blossoms! Gorgeous work, they look so happy and in love!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie Necessary - Love this! Your post processing is fantastic :) ReplyCancel

  • Tracy from Love and be Loved - I love every single image in this post! Gorgeous couple and gorgeous location!ReplyCancel

  • Liesl Diesel - wow these are excellent. I love that you use back light without losing color or detail.ReplyCancel

  • Abbey - such a good job my friend! love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - Beautiful images!!! I love shooting at Schabarum park – never have images that look similar!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Beautiful! I love your perspective…very beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - Awesome set alex!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie M - Love all the different perspectives and variety of locations. The last photo is my favoriteReplyCancel

  • paulina - those shoes!!! what a great way to start this post, alex!! beautiful work =).ReplyCancel