Surrounded by Love | Arizona Jewish Wedding Photography | Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes

So excited to share Sarah & Ross‘s recent wedding on the blog today. What a beautiful day at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes!*

If I could sum up this couple’s special day in just a few words it would be “surrounded by love.”   From their fun, sweet, supportive bridal party to the beautiful ketubah signing and bedeken ceremony to their wedding under the chuppah where Sarah encircled Ross seven times according to Jewish tradition and their dear family and friends standing in a circle and truly surrounding the couple in what was one of the warmest and most beautiful wedding ceremonies I’ve ever experienced; to the extended horah dancing that was filled with so much love and “ruach” (spirit) . . . Sarah and Ross were quite literally encircled by love and support the entire day. The spirit of the day and the warmth and support of their family and friends can only be a reflection of the kind of people that they are, as individuals and as a couple. It was amazing to watch these two go through their wedding day with such ease and grace. It would not be an exaggeration to say that every moment that Sarah and Ross were together they were holding hands or embracing in some way and that they didn’t stop smiling all day long. The way these two look at each other is something I would wish for every person to experience with the one that they love.

Sarah and Ross, thank you again for the honor and pleasure of documenting your stunning wedding day. If your wedding day is any indication of your future life together (and I’m certain it is) I know it will be a life full not only of love but also of joy, togetherness, spirit, tradition, music, laughter, family and friends. Mazel Tov!

xo, Rachel 

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Band   |   Custom Ketubah by Geula Simon   |   Officiant: Rabbi Barton Lee   |   Dress: Allure Bridal from Lillian Lottie Couture   |   Suit: Men’s Apparel Club   |   Shoes: tieks   |   Hair: Christia Rose Schaller   |   Makeup: Stephanie Neiheisel

Special thanks to Stacey Woodward of Dream Photography Studio for being the MOST amazing 2nd shooter and all around dream to work with! 

 

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[en]frame photography on bungalow & bubbly | Modern, Southwest, Minimalist Master Bedroom Makeover

A big thank you to [en]frame photography etsy store customer Jen at Bungalow & Bubbly for featuring this modern, southwest agave print in your beautifully minimalist, modern, southwest bedroom makeover.

Click through the link below for more photos and links for Jen’s design choices and inspiration  when redesigning her bedroom sanctuary:

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Four Generations | Scottsdale Family Photography | Family Photo Session at Grayhawk

Photo sessions with large families and multi generation family sessions can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s hard to imagine a bigger privilege when it comes to being asked to capture family memories.  And when you’ve known some of the people in the portraits for over 20 years (though haven’t seen them in almost as long,) it means a lot to be tasked with taking their family photos.

This family traveled from all across the United States to be together for the Thanksgiving holiday and we gathered together in the Grayhawk community of North Scottsdale for their family photo session highlighting four generations of love. There was a lot of fun and energy in the air that day and I admire the strong connections they all seem to have to one another. Also, they get MAJOR props for their outfit coordination.

The really special thing about photographing four generations of a family is that you get to see the past, present and future all at once; the roots and the wings . . .

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Happy Thanksgiving from [en]frame photography

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Wishing you and yours a very happy and love-filled Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful for the love I’ve had the privilege of witnessing through my lens and the opportunities I’ve had to bring my camera to many new and exciting places.  I’m forever grateful for your support and for the families that have put their trust in me to capture cherished moments and memories. Enjoy your time with dear family and friends.

Much love, Rachel

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Future So Bright | High School Senior Photography Tempe, Arizona | Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe Portrait Photography

What a blast shooting these senior photos in Tempe, Arizona with Taylor B., Class of 2015 graduating Senior at AAEC Paradise Valley!

We began our Senior Photography Session at the Tempe Center for the Arts and made our way to the Hayden Flour Mill; stopping at some hidden gems along the way for some super cool shots. This high school senior was such fun to photograph for so many reasons. In fact, I think I’ve decided I only want to photograph theatre kids from now on – Especially ones with a great sense of style! 😉

Taylor is a talented and seasoned actor and musician and is involved in a number of theatre programs around the valley and recently won an AriZoni award for his role in the Laramie Project with Spotlight Youth Theatre.  Taylor was very comfortable in front of the camera and we got to play around with a lot of different looks and poses; only some of which you see here — there were so many great shots and looks to choose from, it was hard to decide what to share online.  Taylor is also a gentleman, a great big brother,  a devoted son and a beloved babysitter! Though he’s only babysat for our oldest son once (so far,)  Ethan has begged for Taylor to return . . . I think it may have had something to do with the bag of lightsabers and costumes Taylor brought with him. I mean, how cool is that?!

I’m truly honored to have been asked to photograph Taylor’s Senior pictures and am so appreciative of the effort and care Taylor put into his shoot. With his many talents and good head on his shoulders, I would keep my eye on this kid if I were you. . . He’s off to  the University of Arizona in the Fall and I see big things in his future. Congratulations, Taylor B, Class of 2015!

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Phoenix Family Photography | LGBT Friendly Family Photography | Eldorado Park

One of the very best parts of being a lifestyle and portrait photographer is getting to meet new people and families and having what I truly consider the honor of seeing them through my lens. I feel like it’s a gift I’m given getting to watch families play, interact, enjoy and love each other and it definitely leaves an imprint on me.   I’m always grateful when I get the chance to chat a bit after a photo session (and especially when I get to hold a beautiful, super sweet baby girl!)  and feel especially lucky when I can leave the session feeling like I made new friends.  This session last week with these two adoring, handsome fathers and their ADORABLE six month old baby girl was just that kind of experience.  We met at Eldorado Park for their family photo session and to say they made my job easy would be an understatement. That little baby girl with that sweet, sweet face – She was a DREAM! So happy, easygoing, alert, interactive . . . and it’s not a surprise when you see how much love and affection she gets from her dads and how much she gives back. Being a daughter who has a special relationship with her own father, I definitely have a soft spot for daddies and daughters and especially devoted fathers like these two. It wasn’t hard to get some compelling images that showcase the love in this beautiful family. Alivia is such a lucky little girl.

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Scottsdale Family Photography | Outdoor Photography Session Mother and Children

This dear mama-friend of mine . . .  what a joy to photograph her and her sweet children at Arabian Park in Scottsdale last weekend.  I love photographing mothers and children.  So often we’re the ones behind the camera or we’re hiding from having our picture taken (guilty as charged.)  And sometimes kids just “don’t wanna” be photographed and we have to bribe them (and maybe even ourselves) with some frozen yogurt 😉 . . . But when I can get them in front of my lens  and get to celebrate the love they share – the posed shots and the unscripted moments (which are often my favorite) – it’s such a treat! We got some beautiful images at this shoot in part because of the alluring golden light twinkling through the trees, in part because of the outer beauty of mom, daughter and son and almost entirely because of their inner beauty and all of the love and adoration that shines through in each image.  These kids love their devoted mama (and vice versa) and it shows.  I’m so glad I could freeze a few precious moments for them to hopefully cherish for a lifetime. 

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