Tony and Jaime Julius Photography Phoenix Arizona Wedding: Blog en-us Julius Photography LLC 2015 All Rights Reserved (Tony and Jaime Julius Photography Phoenix Arizona Wedding) Sat, 21 May 2016 18:29:00 GMT Sat, 21 May 2016 18:29:00 GMT Tony and Jaime Julius Photography Phoenix Arizona Wedding: Blog 120 80 Engaged | Seth + Christina | Gilbert Riparian Seth and Christina are tying the knot at one of our favorite wedding venues, Van Dickson Ranch in Skull Valley, AZ.  They also have the cutest little guy, their son Alek!  We enjoyed spending time with this sweet family walking around the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert.  They wanted to include their son because he is a big part of why this time in their life is so fulfilling.  Seth is one of the most hands on dads we've had the chance to witness.  He love for his little boy runs deep and true just like his love for Christina.  We are thrilled that we get the chance to watch this family grow and to photograph such a special time in their lives.

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Engaged | Katt + Rachel | Superstition Mountains They love to kid and joke!  It was totally their idea to have Rachel dragging Katt to the chapel during their engagement session.  They are "down home" and proud.  It is all these qualities and so much more that brought them together and made us instantly like them!  They have a love of Arizona, the desert and its mountains, their dog and each other.  Their session was a perfect blend of all those things and more.  We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to showcase their love.

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Married | D'Artagnan + Jamie | Backyard Wedding in Surprise, Arizona All you need is love!

D'Artagnan and Jamie were married in Surprise surrounded by their family, friends and their son as they promised themselves to one another.  It was simple and elegant.  A perfect day to share their vows.  You can see their elation in their smiles and glances.  We can't say how great it was to be a part of their day, but we love that we can show you!

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Engaged | Gary + Kris | San Marcos Hotel and Scottsdale Civic Center Gary and Kristina wanted their engagement session to include architecture, fountains and cool light.  They almost had us stumped!  We combined two locations, the San Marcos Hotel and the Scottsdale Civic Center to give them everything they wanted and more! What they left out of their request for their session was romance.   These two are true romantics at heart and that is the element that shines through in their photos the strongest!  You can see it in the way they look into each other's eyes, hold each other close, and let go when they are dancing. Their love for one another is sweet and strong!  We can't wait to see how bright their love shines on their wedding day this fall!

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Married | Michael + Phuong | Japanese Friendship Garden Their family and friends travelled from near and far to witness Michael and Phuong say I do at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. It was a beautifully cloudy day filled with tears of joy and heartfelt vows.  Her vows told the story of finding in Michael, a man who loved every part of her just the way she is.  Finding a true love that she can completely be herself with. Instead of flowers, the couple opted for bouquets made of paper origami blooms in hues of purple and teal.  Just before the cake cutting, Phuong changed into a red dress for good luck.  When "their" song started playing, Phuong tearfully told the story of how it became their song even though it was not a song that you would normally associate with love.  On one of their first dates they saw the movie Pitch Perfect  Phuong listened to the song "Bulletproof" over and over and it made her think of Michael.  As they cut their wedding cake, the song crescendoed and Phuong rocked out with her true love by her side.

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Engaged | Dan + Emily | Salt River Dan and Emily's first date was at the Old Chicago restaurant and even though it has since closed, it was the perfect place to begin their engagement session!  Next, we adventured off the beaten path to an area near the Salt River called Coons Bluff.  The light down by the river was magical but it was so much more special to witness their love for one another.   It was a glorious day without a cloud in the sky and we really enjoyed spending time with them.  We finished off their session at another area near the Salt River with majestic cliffs and a beautiful gradient sunset!  We can't wait for their wedding next spring!  

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Engaged | Austin + Sarah | Gilbert Riparian Preserve It’s so much fun when we meet a couple and find out we have something in common.  Sarah and I share a love of owls.     Sarah loves owls so much that Austin proposed with her ring inside of an owl shaped box!  We are so happy that they included that special box in their engagement session.  We had a ton of fun wandering around the Gilbert Riparian Preserve in search of amazing light filled, special moments! These two can be silly and goofy and romantic and sweet! We can't wait for their wedding next year!

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Married | Jamie and Kim | Backyard Wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona A few weeks ago Jamie and Kim were married and we were there to capture it all!  We love their story!  They met and fell in love years ago but their relationship didn’t last.  They both went about their lives and eventually ended up on opposite sides of the country, both highly successful in their careers but wanting something more.  They reconnected online, then on the phone and finally planned a reunion trip in the Caribbean.  Everything fell into place, including the missing pieces of their hearts.  

It was a gorgeous day in March that they vowed to love each other forever in the backyard of the home they share. They celebrated with an intimate gathering of their family and friends and their furbaby as their ring bearer.  They had a black, white and gold easter egg hunt to keep the kids occupied and a wooden bunny as a guest book.  Then they invited their guests to a fantastic meal at The Captial Grille.  Golden chocolate bunnies as place cards accented their gold, black and white decor.  It was a fabulous wedding day and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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Jared and Amanda | Love and Laughter Engagement | Papago Park Jared and Amanda. . . we had so much fun with these two!  We laughed and giggled and witnessed their easy going nature.  We met Amanda a couple months ago, but this was our first time meeting Jared and we automatically understood why Amanda can’t wait to call him her husband!  They are real, they are sweet, and they go together perfectly!  Their love for one another is genuine and apparent.  

They wanted some mountain views for their session so we went to one of our favorite locations, Papago Park.  This location never disappoints!  The unique mountains, natural atmosphere and great sunsets abound.

We can’t wait to spend some more time with these two this fall on their wedding day!

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Drew and Emma | Love Blooms Engagement | Gilbert Riparian Preserve He took her back to where it all began.  At the highschool where they fell in love.  She couldn’t understand why there were at highschool, they were way past that now.  Until she saw the lighted sign with the four glowing words, “Will You Marry Me?     He dropped to one knee, and after she emphatically said yes, she was the happiest girl in the world.


When Drew and Emma met us for the engagement session, we thought we’d hit the engagement outfit lottery!  Her white backless maxi dress was gorgeous.  You could tell it made her feel like a princess the way she gently picked up the skirt, and swooshed it back and forth.  When we looked closer, we saw that it was actually that Drew makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.  She lights up when he smiles at her.  

We can’t wait until their wedding next summer.  We are sure that it will be the. best. day. ever!            

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d'Artagnan and Jamie | Urban Downtown Engagement | Phoenix, Arizona In just a few short weeks they will be saying “I Do” in front of their family and friends, but first we had to get them in front of our cameras to create some #urbanart.  D’Artagnan and Jamie met at boarding school in the Arizona desert.  They’ve been together over 8 years, their love is as steadfast as an old brick building.


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Jonathan and Lindsay | Casual Arizona Engagement | Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park We had so much fun spending time with Jonathan and Lindsay during their engagement session!  Together we explored the beautiful grounds at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park just west of Superior, Arizona. We laughed, chatted and witnessed the sweet moments they shared.  He looks at her like she is the most amazing person on this planet and you can tell the feeling is mutual!  They really savor their time together.  We loved that they decided to buy a “souvenir” cactus to commemorate their engagement session and the time we shared with them.  We had to sneak in a cool shot of her ring on their cactus to freeze this special moment forever. We are excited for their wedding later this year!    

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Daniel and Lauren | Romantic Country Wedding | The Windmill Winery Valentine’s Day is a day of love for all couples, but from here on out it will be an extra special day for Daniel and Lauren.  They will celebrate it as their wedding anniversary!  Their romantic country wedding was one for the books. Their wedding was filled to the brim with the importance of family. . . Lauren’s brother Joe walked her down the aisle and her sister Deanna stood by her side.  Under the bluest sky you ever did see, they made their vows.  Daniel’s uncle Douglas married them beneath the brick arches at The Windmill Winery in Florence.  The day definitely brought out their softer sides, but these two know how to have fun!  Silly faces are their specialty.  Daniel does a pretty good “Magic Mike” dance, as evidenced just before he removed Lauren’s garter.  What it all comes down to?  They are awesome.


Venue: The Windmill Winery

Hair & Makeup: Hello Hair

DJ: Starz Entertainment/ Brent Owens

Cake: Lisa Sisco

Catering: Chompie's

Florist: Mary Ellen Griswald

​Photo Booth: Snapbooth

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Scandi Woods Styled Shoot | Payson, Arizona Take a look at our styled winter snow shoot with a Scandinavian feel designed by Susan Jacobson of An Enchanted Occasion. This shoot features Pantone 2016 Colors of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity. Scandinavian design is a term to represent a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the 1950s in the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.


​Alyssa with Tenn Letters created a gorgeous hand lettered invitation suite and table place cards with a wash of watercolor. The tablescape included crisp white ceramic dishes, milk glass, rope and yarn details. The chairs were wrapped in pashminas. The Smorgasbord delightfully brought in the nordic delicacies. The knit gloves and fur stole kept our bride as warm as her groom's love.


The lovely desert table and coffee and cocoa bar was sure to keep the guests warm and toasty.

Thank you to our Partners:

Styling and Design:  Susan Jacobson with An Enchanted Occasion

Makeup: Amber Crain

Hair: Amber Crain

Models: Amber Crain and Brian Laandgraf

Paper Products: Alyssa Peelen with Tenn Letters



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Winter Wonder Styled Bridal Session | Sedona, Arizona A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of photographing an after wedding Styled Bridal Session with Kevin and Taylor in Sedona just after it had snowed!  We were able to create some fantastic images of the two of them in their wedding attire without the need to stick to a wedding day timeline. Ask us how us Tony's Artistic Edits can be a great addition to your Wedding Collection!


A huge shout out to PJ’s Flowers for creating two uniquely gorgeous bouquets, Stevie Rosalie for Taylor’s bridal makeup look, Hair or Dye for Taylor’s bridal hairstyle, and Fancy Face Party for providing the fun balloons.

This is what Taylor had to say about their relationship and wedding:

People tell us all the time that it is the nerdiness between us that makes us "an awesome couple". We take that as a huge compliment.
We met internet dating and after the first in-person meeting, we both knew we were in trouble. Everything clicked and before we knew it, we lived together and had two dogs. Our love of comic books, Star Wars, Marvel, DC and all things nerdy drew us closer and closer until one fateful birthday, we dove in head first. We started cosplaying as a hobby to share, since we both have artistic backgrounds, and after our first LA convention, Comikaze, we found an unbreakable bond that we haven't been able to shake since. Kevin eventually proposed using a Star Wars pun, "You Lando-ed in My Heart" and the rest is history. We disappointed a lot of Instagram followers by keeping the nerd-dom out of the wedding but when Kevin pulled a light saber out of my dress, instead of the garter, everyone knew exactly whose wedding they were at! At the end of the day, we are best friends and do what best friends do; we also just so happen to be newlyweds and madly in love. I think that's what makes us an "awesome couple" and that's what makes every day together better than the last.


PJ’s Flowers

Makeup: Stevie Rosalie

Hair: Hair or Dye

Balloons: Fancy Face Party

Dress: Moonlight

Suit: Suit Supply

Bow Tie: Esquire

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Carolyn's Family | Papago Park I’ve known Carolyn almost my entire life!  We grew up on the same street where our parents still live :)  We share so many memories.  Too many sleepovers to count, making Rice Krispie Treats and eating them straight from the bowl.  She broke her arm when I was supposed to “catch her” playing cheerleaders in her front yard.  I enjoyed bike rides on her banana seat and we stayed out long after the streetlights came on. She plays center stage in most of my childhood memories. In Jr. High and High School we ran in different crowds and then completely lost touch when our college days came.

We reconnected one day when we were both visiting our childhood homes.  Our girls played together and Carolyn was expecting her third.  We enjoyed dinner together with our girls before their first Taylor Swift concert.  I wish we lived closer than we do, we might see each other more.  I was thrilled when she got in touch about photographing her family.

On Saturday it was raining but by the time session rolled around it had stopped.  However, it was cold.  Not just Arizona cold, but real cold!  I chuckled when they exited their vehicle wearing robes over their clothes.  “Robes are longer than jackets!” beamed Carolyn.  We zipped through their session as fast as we could donning jackets and robes in between takes.  The promise of “Zoolights and hot chocolate” enticed smiles and cooperation.  My favorite images are the snuggles and giggles. That’s when you can really see what a great mom Carolyn has become and her true beauty shines through.

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Rainey | Papago Park Rainey is a mother, a wife, a woman.  She is everything and more.  She is just as beautiful inside and as she is on the outside.  The truth is that sometimes she may not see it, she may not feel it.  She is everything to everyone but sometimes she forgets what it feels like to feel pretty.  To feel strong and beautiful.  

She deserves it.  Don’t you?

You are a nurturer, a mother, a wife, a woman.  You do so much for the ones you love the most.  Isn’t it time you did something for yourself?  Love yourself, nurture yourself, pamper yourself.

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Holiday Cheer Mini Sessions | Riparian Preserve Isn’t it great how doing something nice for someone else makes you feel really great too?!  This year I was looking for a way to “give back” and I decided to do some free mini photo sessions for any family who was in need of a new family photo. These sessions ended up being just was I needed.  In the end I got the greatest gift of all . . .a renewed feeling of what the Holidays are all about.

First up were Spencer and Micah.  Micah is a fellow photographer who owns Micah Carling Photography.  We met a few months ago at a #TuesdaysTogether event as part of the #RisingTideSociety.  The Rising Tide Society is an amazing movement of creative entreprenuers  who believe in #communityovercompetition.

Spencer and Micah were so easy to work with.  They’ve got that spark, the one that makes you take a second look.  Maybe it’s Micah’s #pinkhair or Spencer’s full beard, but it is something!  We had so much fun laughing through their mini session.  


Next, I was happy to reconnect with Chad and Shannon.  We were blessed to photograph their wedding in the fall of 2013.  Like most guys, Chad was not thrilled about our photoshoot interrupting his Sunday football.  However, he soon was reminded that a photoshoot was the easiest way to get his wife to snuggle up and it definitely upped his daily quotient of kisses.


Last but not least was a couple of our daughters friends and their super mom.  We don’t get to see them as often as we like but it was great to catch up :)  The oldest daughter is getting to be at that age where it’s just not cool to cuddle up with mom and little sis but I’m sure these photos will mean more to her over time.  The younger sister was happy to do her best dancing behind me to get her mom to laugh and then run in for a tickle and a hug.  Such a sweet family


I would love to see your family’s smiling faces in front of my camera soon!  Our Buy One Session, Get One Free to Gift offer is good through December 14th.

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Engaged | Daniel + Lauren | Casual Outdoor Engagement | Gilbert Riparian Preserve When you shoot at the same location often some photographers would say that it stifles their creativity.  We love it because our goal is to never shoot a location in the same way.  We are always looking for ways to shoot it differently or more creatively than the time before.  We love shooting at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert because we can always find a new area that we haven’t shot in before.  The location is always changing because they rotate the water and the light is always different based on the time of the day and the time of the year.

It was the perfect location for Daniel and Lauren’s casual outdoor engagement session.  What goes together better than flannel and fall?  We’d say it’s Daniel and Lauren, with flannel and fall a close second! Their cozy casual session fit their personalities to a “T”.  They are definitely a Hot Toddy kind of couple, they are warm and real.  Their busy work schedules keep them finding interesting ways to spend time together.  You might just find them having a 5am donut date! They know that #loveisanadventure :)

We are looking forward to their Valentine’s Day wedding at Schnepf farms where they will be surrounded by family, friends, and the great outdoors.

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Michael and PT | Papago Park and Bowling Engagement Session Michael and PT lead such interesting lives that it just made sense highlight that during their Engagement Session last Sunday.  When we planned their Engagement Session we didn’t plan for the rain that moved into the Valley that day.  We kept in touch throughout the day and together we made the decision to “go for it” and hope that the rain would clear in time.  We were so lucky when the blue skies started creeping in from the south just in time for their session to start at Papago Park.  The location was the perfect place to catch a Southwest Airlines flight taking off, something that PT does on a regular basis :)  The rain puddles also enabled us to get a really cool shot of them too.

Then we headed over to Michael’s home away from home, Let it Roll Bowl.  Michael proposed to PT live on ESPN in a bowling alley after winning his 4th PBA title (check it out here).  We knew it would be the perfect location to showcase these two lovebirds

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