Wedding Vows {Phoenix Wedding Photographer}

Oh how I love all the pretty details that go into a wedding as much as the next photographer does… but those details are not what matter the most. Marriage is what matters most. The lifetime commitment that was made that day matters the most. All the days following the wedding matter the most. The vows that were promised that day matter the most. That’s one of the reasons why I love including these vow books in my welcome packets that I send to clients after they book. Its a tangible reminder that what they promised on their wedding day will always be more important than the wedding itself. Marriage and the relationship between a husband and wife will always trump the pretty wedding details!

Jamie & Jake- Soho 63 {Phoenix Wedding Photographer}

It was a bright and sunny day in Arizona for Jamie and Jake’s wedding.  We started at The San Marcos Hotel for preparations.  Jamie slipped into her dress and Jake dressed in his suit.  Then we headed over to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix.  If you’ve never seen a Serbian wedding ceremony, scroll down!  There are neat traditions involved.  After Jamie and Jake were officially married we headed over to Soho 63 for the reception.

If I had one word to describe Jamie and Jake’s wedding day, it would be perfect.  Although, I can’t pin point exactly what it was that made it perfect… Maybe it was the way Jamie’s eyes welled up with tears when she saw her dad for the first time that day.  And the way she teared up again at the reception when they danced their Father/Daughter dance.  Maybe it was the way Jake was always willing to take pictures outside, even though he was wearing a suit in 105 degree weather… and he did with a smile on his face.  Maybe it was the way Jamie was concerned with the well being of everyone around her (including my pregnant self) even though this was her big day.  Maybe it was the fact that even though it was hot, hot, hot, I never once saw a negative attitude come from Jamie and Jake.  In fact, they joked and laughed about the heat!  Maybe it was all the beautiful details and how they came together flawlessly (and photographed so beautifully)!  Maybe it’s because Jamie and Jake are not only laid back and relaxed, but they were punctual as well- which always makes the timeline of the day less stressful!  Or maybe it’s just because Jamie and Jake are perfect for each other.  When you see them interact, you’ll easily see why.  Their personalities mesh so well together.  They are best friends who have mutual respect for each other and I know that will be a foundation their marriage will grow upon in the upcoming years!

Congratulations guys!  I’m so excited for you.  Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your big day!

The Amazing Vendor Team:
Venue- San Marcos, St. Sava’s, Soho 63
Dress- Allure Bridals
Florist- God’s Garden Treasures
Cake- Nothing Bundt Cakes
Desert- Frost Gelato
Caterer- Babbo Italian
Photographer- Stacey Poterson Photography
Videographer- Something New Media
DJ- Fanning Flames
Hair & Makeup- Babydoll Weddings

Bonnie - June 25, 2016 - 7:09 pm

So MANY incredible photos of such a gorgeous wedding and wedding party. How does a person pick from that much awesomeness??? NICE job.

Hannah {Gilbert Senior Photographer}

I had such a fun time with Hannah!  Not only is she beautiful on the outside, she has the sweetest personality ever!  I enjoyed getting to know her during our time together and of course I had a blast photographing her.  She’s a natural in front of the camera!  I look forward to seeing where the future takes her!

Meredith & Scott- Phoenix Country Club Wedding

I love spring weddings!  The weather is just perfect in Arizona in the spring and March 12th, the day Meredith and Scott promised their lives to each other, was no different!  Phoenix Country Club was the perfect setting for their beautiful purple and cream wedding.  Their ceremony looked out over the golf course with the lovely water fountain flowing in the background.

What I love most about these two is how much they make each other laugh.  Just by watching them interact, I can tell they will have a marriage filled with laughter and fun.  Even when I asked for a serious look during their portrait time, I got giggles… I love it!

Scott and Meredith’s wedding flowed perfectly with no hiccups.  Every part of the day was amazing. Choosing my favorite part of their day was hard, as there were so many great times between these two. But my favorite part was their first dance. Why? Because of the way Scott looked at Meredith their whole entire dance… almost as if they were the only ones in the room.   Tuning out everything that was going on around them, he embraced her tight as they swayed back and forth to the music- their very first dance as husband and wife!

Congratulations you guys!  It was so great being a part of your big day!

The wedding Team that made this day possible:
Venue: Phoenix Country Club
Coordinator: Robert with Phoenix Country Club
Dress: Destiny’s Bride
Flowers: Designs by Jeremiah
Photographer: Stacey Poterson Photography
DJ: Elite Event Services
Officiant: Lance Rauhoff

Tatum {Chandler Headshot Photographer}

I always love getting Tatum in front of my camera!  I’ve been photographing her since she was 11 or 12 and it’s been so fun seeing her grow up into a gorgeous young woman!  She’s getting ready to launch a new website showcasing her amazing vocal talent and she needed some killer images!  I had fun shooting her in the studio for something a little different than what I normally do.  There might just be a chance that we’ll see her on America’s Got Talent this year 🙂

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