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You’ve picked your spot, you’ve taken your engagement photos, now what?

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A little Q&A with Melissa


Wedding + Portrait Photographer Hello! I’m Melissa, one half of the Arizona based husband and wife wedding + portrait photographer team. Thought I would answer a few questions to help you get to know me a little bit better. Keith will have his turn as well 😊 Where are you from? I have lived all […]

Tips for your visit to Seattle


Tips for your visit to Seattle Seattle is a thriving seaport city that serves the West Coast. Apart from being an important commercial hub for Washington, it is also one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the state and the country. Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle is home to some of the nation’s most […]

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Are these proposal traditions still relevant?


While it can feel like the world is changing quickly, some traditions still remain. With the number of married couples in the United States standing at 62.34 million in 2020, it’s clear that marriage is one of these. However, while weddings remain firmly on the agenda, proposals are often changing to accommodate the wishes of […]

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Vanity Fair Style Portraits


An impromptu photo shoot with Vanity Fair Style Portraits at an event is an instant hit. Formal portraits are something that everyone loves. I mean how often do you get great lighting and a professional photographer for your own little mini photo shoot? The celebration was a 50th birthday party at the Valley Ho. After […]

Couple’s Shoot Phoenix


When deciding where to have your couple’s shoot in Phoenix we generally encourage people to not only choose a place for it’s beauty but also for the meaning a spot has to you as a couple. I’m more often than not blown away by the gorgeousness of the Sonoran desert. And nothing is prettier than […]

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Advice for capturing memorable wedding moments


There are few events more special than a wedding day. So many moments that will live on in the memory forever… right? The thing about your wedding day is that you are often so busy that you forget to savour every moment. It is just not possible to remember all the cute things that happened […]

Thai Fusion Wedding at the Four Seasons Scottsdale


Dinner Reception under the stars on the main lawn overlooking Pinnacle Peak Planner:: Sip & Twirl Venue:: Four Seasons Scottsdale Floral:: Avant Garde Studio

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How do you present wedding day photos after a wedding?

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A wedding day is filled with so many incredible moments. How do we organize the photos to share with a couple after the wedding? Wedding Day Photos The bride was getting ready at Villa Montana, a private villa perched above the Sanctuary Resort. The groom was getting ready down at the main part of the […]

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What do you look for in a family photographer?


What do you looking for in a family photographer? Timeless portraits? Trendy edits? Images for your Christmas cards? Candids? When searching for a family photographer, consider all the elements that go into telling your family’s story. Family portraits can range drastically in style, so searching around to see what you like is key. For us, […]

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Anniversary Photos | Never too Late to Celebrate your Love!


Engagement photos and wedding photos are widely accepted, but in all honesty, couples photos can be taken anytime! Have you ever taken anniversary photos? Professional portraits are a perfect way to celebrate your love whether you’ve hit a milestone or not. If you are celebrating a milestone, like an anniversary, booking a photo session could […]

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How to plan the perfect surprise proposal shoot


Are you thinking of having a surprise proposal shoot? This month we have had a couple of these paparazzi style surprise proposals. And with a little planning, the surprise is captured and the couple has gorgeous photos to remember this important milestone in their lives together. Planning the perfect surprise proposal requires a little help. […]

"All we can say is wow, just wow. 

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Keith & Melissa were truly amazing as photographers and friends throughout our planning of our wedding and our wonderful wedding day."  — Brijen + Chris

"We were so impressed with her knowledge."

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