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Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

What started out a perfect weather day changed as storm clouds slowly moved in, but not before Alejandra and Justin gave their vows in front of 50 happy family and friends.

Under one of Phoenix’s giant, old mesquite trees, dating back 125 years, the ceremony took place, officiated by Justin’s good friend, pastor Zack Schiffer. 

He tied a very tight knot of wedding vows around both of them with beautiful words of encouragement, scripture, and Christian perspective.

The wedding location took place on a small island of green trees and landscape near downtown Phoenix, Arizona, at Valley Garden Center.

As soon as the ceremony was over, Justin’s aunt and uncle, Candace and Jason, both professional wedding photographers, ushered everyone out from underneath the tree and proceeded to shoot family portraits. 

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Many of the guests took their chairs to reception tables under other trees nearby while the photographs were being taken.

No sooner had the salads placed in front of the guests and the bride and groom made their entry and began to drizzle.

Everyone rushed indoors with tables and chairs in tow to sit down in front of a prime rib dinner prepared by the bride’s father, Luis.

The seating was a bit tight but very cozy and fun.

Wonderful toasts we’re given by the parents of the bride and groom as well as the best man, maid of honor, and a number of other family members.

Later in the evening, dancing and cutting the cake took place in a large room next to the dining room. 

Justin’s mother, father-in-law, sisters, and brother had traveled up from Houston, Texas, to enjoy the wedding. 

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Alejandro’s father, Luis, who owns Biscuits Restaurant in Tempe, provided the fabulous dinner that night. 

Justin’s aunt Ellen Jent made all the flowers. His grandmother, Monica, made the five wedding cakes that were eagerly consumed by the guests.

Towards the evening’s end, the weather cleared. The two wedding photographers took the bride and groom out for memorable evening photographs with specially prepared flash equipment.

One of the night’s highlights happened outdoors just before dinner, when Justin’s cousin Zeke blew the Jewish horn, Shofar, to introduce the bride and groom. 

The DJ had set up unique lights that looked like two giant sparklers as Alejandra and Justin walked into all the guests just before the rain started.

Justin’s dad, Shaun, had provided firewood and picked up two colossal ice containers for the wedding, and rushed around all day and evening to get everything in place. He was a busy man that day.

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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe
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Alejandra and Justin Wedding Photography

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Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona

Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona

Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona

Something magical happens every year in the AZ desert.  In about the time span of a week or two, if we are lucky, wildflowers and flowering bushes suddenly erupt in color.  

It’s pretty amazing to see, and even more amazing when it lines up with a photo session!  Hands down, one of the best places in the South-East valley to see this is at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve.

This was the setting of our evening for Shelby’s senior session.  The park was bursting with an array of yellow bushes, trees, and ground flowers. 

It was a perfect match for Shelby’s bright personality! Shelby is another senior I’ve had the privilege of “blossom” into a beautiful young lady.

As we walked around the lake, we took advantage of the lake and the foliage. 

At one point, we even found a place that looked like a pre-made senior photo backdrop with yellow flowers climbing up a rustic horse fence!

Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona
C G Photo and Design Portrait
C G Photo and Design Portrait

We made sure to include the iconic AZ mountains in the background as well as some saguaros. 

An all-around great evening with Shelby and her mom!

Shelby Senior Portrait Gilbert Arizona

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Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com

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Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

Living in the East Valley, I am familiar with many of the regular portrait venues, but it’s nice to find new places outside of my area. 

Every time I’m in downtown Phoenix, I see so many potential places for portraits, but one that just seems to have it all in one place is Heritage Square. 

I know it’s a popular place for many photographers, but since most of my clients live in the East Valley, and driving into Phoenix is a little inconvenient, I don’t really have the opportunity to take a family there! 

So, why not use my own little models? 

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

We had my little god-daughter staying with us from out of town for a week last summer. 

When you have 4 girls, one more is really not a problem. 

She was actually a pleasure to have, and so much fun. 

We filled most of our days with swimming and playing, but decided at least one big day out would be fun before she left. 

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

We got up early, drove up to the top of S. Mountain for a short walk and some sight-seeing.

Then headed to Phoenix for some ice – cream at Mac Alpines (YUM), went to the Phoenix Art Museum (amazing as usual), then – since we were down there, ended our day out with a mini-portrait session at Heritage Square.

Why not, right? 

These poor girls were run ragged for the day, sweaty and tired, but such good sports! 

 

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

They managed some sincere smiles between the goofing off and comments like, “Are we done yet?” And, “Can we just go home?”

All in all, it went well, we got some great shots in the short amount of time we were there, and I got my chance to try out a new venue!

 

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits
Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

Chandler Portrait Photographer Finds Great Locations To Photograph Outdoor Portraits

 

CG Photo and Design of Arizona photography offers the best of wedding photography and lifestyle portraits.

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com

Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer

Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer

Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer

Ever since I’ve been photographing weddings, I have found it strange to just attend a wedding.  It’s completely different to sit on the sidelines and watch the events unfold without a camera.

Well, this was probably the strangest of all. 

We were at the beautiful Moon Valley Country Club, nuzzled in the foothills with a golf course laid out behind the ceremony site. 

I was there to photograph, but my subject was not the bride and groom – – it was the DJ / Musician!

 

 Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer
 Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer
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Kevin Huang, owner of Party Bug Entertainment, is an amazing violinist, guitarist, and DJ. 

He utilizes his musical talent to entertain in a unique way. 

He provides beautiful ceremony music, but also plays fun, karaoke style, songs for entertainment prior to and after the ceremony. 

His repertoire includes every genre you can imagine. . even 70’s disco! 

I have to say my favorite was probably the “Be My Guest” serenade to the bridal party from Beauty and the Beast while dinner was being served. 

 

 Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer

When not playing an instrument, he is a great DJ with access to all the music you might want for your wedding. 

He keeps the wedding on track, the party moving, and all done in a fun way.    

For more information on Kevin Huang and Party Bug Entertainment, please call him at (480) 510-8529

 

 Party Bug Entertainment Has Photographs Taken By Chandler Wedding Photographer

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