Hi and welcome to my online home! I am a photographer located in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm married to my wonderful hubby, Jon, and we have 7 fur babies: Kitty Amazing, Baby Kitty, Petunia, and China, our cats, Hank and Seymour, our dogs, and Junichiro, our hedgehog. Admittedly, Junichiro is more of a spiky baby than a fur baby. I love travel, nutella, donuts, cupcakes, (okay just bring me all the carbs alright?), reading, green tea, soccer, dancing, and soft pillow cases. I love having you, I hope you stay awhile.
When I walked into the Embassy Suites where we were going to do Madison and Rich’s first look, I was so happy to see an entire indoor garden with fountains, bridges, and flowers. It was a secret hidden world waiting to be discovered! As we were getting ready in Madison’s room, Rich’s Father knocked on the door with an energy drink. “Ginger, I knew you’d want this.” And on your wedding day, sometimes that energy drink is like manna from heaven, you know what I mean? But I was confused, because I had no idea who Ginger was. Madison went on to explain that Ginger was her shortened Hungarian given name, but Madison was the Americanized name she chose for herself. And Madison, I love you and your spirit whatever name you go by! And I know Rich does too 🙂
Madison and Rich just love being in each other’s presence. They are so easy going and are kind to all those around them. I had such fun capturing both their engagement session and intimate wedding day.
Their ceremony and reception took place at Madison’s Aunt’s beautiful Biltmore home, that has a backyard I want to copy. They had beautifully strung lights and Chinese lanterns to make their backyard look like a high end wedding venue. And as I was getting all my equipment out, up walked a tortoise! He was an excellent wedding guest by the way and enjoyed eating the vegetarian option.
When it came time for the ceremony, it was such a joyous surprise for Madison’s Uncle to fly in and walk her down the aisle. I know that this meant the world to Madison, and these are the most important presents you can receive on your special day. Then as Madison and Rich finished up their ceremony, Madison wanted to pay homage to the third party in their relationship: Rich’s sweet tooth. This had me dying laughing because not only was it hilarious, but I can really relate since my own sweet tooth is out of control. So instead of combining sand in a unity ceremony, they combined chocolate. And it was just as amazing as you think it was.
Even though it was their wedding day, when it came time to eat, Madison made sure that my second shooter and I were at a table with her friends and that we had everything we needed. She introduced us to the table guests and put thought into putting us there so we’d enjoy ourselves. This is just a perfect example of the amazing heart for others that Madison has! Thank you for making us feel like cherished guests!
After the wedding, I spent the next week watching their amazing honeymoon unfold on Facebook as they traveled around Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Being able to be a part of your lives even after you wedding is truly what I love about this job. And I’m always available for honeymoon photography gigs! 😀
You two deserve all the best, and I’m so excited for what life has in store for both of you! I know with the amazing hearts you both have for each other and others, that you will have a blessed marriage.