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Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

 Sweet, small, delightful, and simply beautiful – just a handful of words that run through my mind when I think back to my one of my close friend’s wedding. 

What a day to celebrate! What may have seemed like a whirlwind, long distance relationship at first – was really two long-lost friends who reconnected in the last couple years. 

A seedling romance budded into a beautiful relationship. . . that led to this memorable backyard wedding!

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

Some family and a handful of friends gathered in this charming Tempe backyard to celebrate this heartwarming event.

We did not have manicured ceremony grounds and gardens with all the bells and whistles to work with, but the simple beauty of the day gave it a magic that was truly a blessing for everyone who was there to share in it. 

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

Prior to the ceremony, we had a reveal – when the bride and groom had a quiet moment to see each other for the first time in all of their wedding splendor. 

These images are always sweet. 

The expressions clearly show all of their excitement.

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

After the reveal, we snapped all of the portraits of the bridal party and family. 

Then we did a small bride/groom session. 

Considering it was noon, and a super sunny day – (not ideal for portraits) – we managed to get some lovely images. 

Once all of the “formals” were done, the bride and groom were free to enjoy the ceremony and celebration without having to step away again.

And I was free to just roam and capture the moments as they happened!

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

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

I enjoyed getting to know this wonderful family a little bit while walking around one of my favorite portrait venues – the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert. 

Though, the preserve was not at its peak. . . and looking a little shabby, there were still plenty of options for some nice shots. And, compared to prime fall or spring time portraits, there was barely any “waiting for a spot to open” while another photographer is finishing up.

Hilarious brothers at Chandler family portrait session
Hilarious brothers at Chandler family portrait session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

You can tell mom and dad work hard to guide these little guys, because they were a pleasure to work with and so much fun! 

Like most siblings, their personalities were completely different. 

While the oldest had a bit more of a sweet, reserved front, the younger wasn’t shy in sharing his silliness. 

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Chandler Family Photography Chester Family Portrait

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

We managed to walk around a good part of the park and used a few different backdrops.  The cacti gardens are always beautiful, with its purple prickly pear and saguaro’s.

But, I have to say my favorite backdrop was closer to sunset, with the mountains in the distance.

Thanks again to this sweet family for allowing me to help record this stage of their family’s history!

Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session
Hilarious Brothers at Chandler Family Portrait Session

We also made a slide show video with music of this portrait that you might enjoy.

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Last fall, I had the privilege of photographing my brother in law and his beautiful family for their Christmas cards.  Since he is also a photographer, and a very good one for that, he and his wife already had been planning exactly what they wanted. 

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

For several months, they had been collecting steampunk attire for the family. 

My sister in law spent a lot of time scouring for just the right items and the final costumes were amazing!  With this in mind, Jason already had the location picked out and the “look” he wanted. 

He shared his plan, and we went to work.  We started at the old flour mill in downtown Tempe, taking advantage of the industrial, rusty doors.   

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

It was so fun to watch them all playing around, “in character” as I photographed. My niece and nephew were adorable and knew just how to ham it up!  

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Then, we headed over to the railroad bridge.  It was about sunset, so the light and backdrop was dramatic… just what Jason was planning. 

They were good sports to hike up to our location in their garb, and snap a few more shots. 

After it was all said and done, their planning paid off, and we had some great images, which I can hardly take too much credit for!

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe
Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

Check out the short video with music below.

Family Portraits Steampunk Outfits Downtown Tempe

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

Sophie Jordan is a singer, actress, dancer, and musician. . . this beautiful girl needed some headshots. 

Though they don’t showcase all of her amazing talents, they definitely show off a bit of her personality, her fun-loving nature, and her pretty face! 

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

We went for the full photo shoot, and she ended up with plenty to choose from.

It was a very casual and relaxed session, which I believe shows in the photos. 

She shared some serious, smiley, and silly faces – – creating an exceptional collection!

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

I chose the Gilbert Riparian Preserve for our location. 

It has so many different backdrops to choose from and is such a nice place to walk around. 

It has become quite popular with the photographers, you’d almost think it was a big studio at times! 

The beauty of it is, there is enough room for everyone, and there are amazing photography opportunities everywhere!

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide
Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

If you would like to find out more about my lifestyle portraits, please give me a call or email me. I would love to talk with about any questions you might have on my photography.

Portraits That Only Gilbert Riparian Preserve Can Provide

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

Candace Gier

(480) 603-7865

Candace@cgphotoanddesign.com 

Small Sweet Wedding in Tempe

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