Wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow

Wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow

Fall Wedding Season in Arizona is my absolute favorite time of year! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing and there are a ton more outdoor weddings due to the cooler weather. Guests can actually enjoy being outdoors without the higher temps and couples can utilize outdoor venues making it a win win for everyone! I especially love this wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow!

Holding your wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow is absolutely perfect for those couples who are wanting the look of forest with lots of greenery, gorgeous string lit intimate dinners and an all around cozy woodsy vibe. I especially love this venue for couples who live in the valley and do not want to have themselves or guests drive 2-3 hours up to Northern Arizona to get the same look! The Meadow is an absolute hidden gem because it truly feels like you are in Northern Arizona when you are only a short drive from any area in the valley.

We love when couples chose to hold their wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow also because of the amazing features this venue has! Some venues in Arizona make you chose from a list of their own vendors and you have to abide by that, with The Meadow you are able to bring in unique outside vendors to truly customize your experience. I was also a big fan of the cozy a frame for the bride to get ready in and the tent for the groom, it definitely added to the overall vibe of a woodsy wedding! Schnepf Farms also has other locations on site for couples to get married at aside from The Meadow, you can check those spaces out here!

David and Amanda’s Wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow was so special to me! They had a smaller guest count and really wanted to focus on keeping the entire day intentional and intimate. I absolutely loved the sparkler entrance they did into their wedding reception, most couples do sparklers as an exit so it made it really fun and exciting for guests to do this to welcome them in to party instead! They also brought their dog Duke in for photos and to enjoy some of the wedding with them and that was so sweet!

If you are looking for a beautiful Arizona wedding venue make sure to check out our blog on our favorites!

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Wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow
Wedding at Schnepf Farms The Meadow


Venue: Schnepf Farms

Photographer: Charlotte Francis Photo

Videographer: Dallas Campbell Films

Florist: Florals By Kris

DJ: Dj Effect

Neon Signs: Material Girls Weddings

Dress: Wedding Belles AZ

Makeup: Makeup By Tatum G

Hair Stylist: KB Styling

Stonebridge Manor Wedding

Garrett and Ashley’s Stonebridge Manor Wedding

Stonebridge Manor Wedding

This Stonebridge Manor wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS! If you are newly engaged and looking for an amazing wedding venue in the Phoenix and surrounding area, I highly recommend you check out Stonebridge! Stonebridge is a hidden gem in Arizona, if you live in the valley you are probably already aware at how difficult it is to find a lush green venue without traveling atleast an hour or so up north. Not only does Stonebridge Manor have two different areas for couples to access for their wedding but the property is HUGE! There are photo ops at nearly every corner with a flower garden, a stone bridge, a courtyard, balcony, the list goes on! It is such an elegant venue and pretty decently priced compared to other local venues, I definitely recommend scheduling a tour to see for yourself!

Ashley and Garrett’s Stonebridge Manor Wedding took place in the fall, one of our absolute favorite seasons for Arizona weddings! They chose to get married on the bridge side of the venue that has tons of big beautiful trees that provide shade and perfect lighting for photos at all times of the day. This wedding was SO fun to photograph because the couple was seriously the absolute sweetest ever. Ashley could light up a room with her smile and you could tell they were just so happy to be getting married! Weddings like this make our job as photographers so fun because I thrive off of capturing emotion and there was so many feels from everyone on this wedding day!

A few things I absolutely loved that Ashley and Garrett included in their Stonebridge Manor Wedding day was the elegant champagne tower, this is so much fun for photos too! Their petal toss as they exited the wedding ceremony, another incredible photo op! The sweet moment they had with their bridal party and moms praying over them right before walking down the aisle together. The fog canon they used to hype up their guests during open dance, the cigar bar, the amazing scookie bar truck that came for dessert and of course the sparkler exit to end the night!

If you are recently engaged and looking for your wedding venue, make sure you check out our recent blog on Arizona’s Top Wedding Venues!

Stonebridge Manor Wedding
Stonebridge Manor Wedding


Venue: Stonebridge Manor

Photographer: Charlotte Francis Photo

Rentals: Material Girls Weddings

DJ: Direct Sounds

Photo booth: Etc Entertainment

Wedding rings: Kasia Jewelry

iPhone/ social media photographer: Awesome Phoenix

Videographer: Riley Hicks Video

Florist: Harper Floral Co

Makeup: Makeup By Tatum G

Hair: KB Glam

Wedding dress: The Bustle Bridal Boutique

Signage: Paper and Petals Co

Wedding Cake Bakery: Piece of Cake AZ

Dessert truck: The Scookie Bar

Fall Wedding at Venue at The Grove

Fall Wedding at Venue at The Grove | Arizona Elopement Photographer

Eric & Lexi’s wedding at Venue at The Grove took place in November. Fall weddings in Phoenix are some of our absolute favorite because of the colors, lighting and the weather during our fall months just can’t be beat! The couple opted to do a first look before the ceremony which was so sentimental and emotional, capturing moments like this is one of the best parts about being a wedding photographer! A big misconception about doing a first look before the ceremony is that your partner will not have a big reaction to seeing you walk down the aisle after, which is absolutely not true – Eric is proof of that!

For couples who choose to have their wedding at Venue at The Grove, this venue provides them with a lush garden like scenery with plenty of greenery and trees to surround them and their guests! Getting married in Arizona it is often hard to find a venue that is not in Northern Arizona that can provide a scenery other than desert or a modern indoor venue. Venue at The Grove is a really great option for those looking to escape the heat and desert feel that most venues in Arizona offer. The venue also has an incredible staff who is so helpful to their couples at every event we have photographed here, an onsite coordinator team and a list of amazing vendors for couples to choose from!

A few of our favorite things about Eric and Lexi’s wedding at Venue at The Grove was the colors of their bridal party outfits, their absolutely stunning design choices to compliment the fall season in Arizona and just how close and sweet all of their family and friends were! You could really tell this was such a big day for everyone attending! We absolutely love when bridesmaids do different colors and styles for their dresses, not only does it look so fun in photos but it really allows your bridal party to be able to show off their personality!

The reception was so beautiful as well! The string lights throughout the reception area help create such an intimate setting for guests to enjoy while eating dinner and mingling. Cruisin’ Photo Bus was at the reception as well which is always a huge hit for guests and so fun for photos! The couple shared a last dance surrounded by guests before exiting through a sparkler tunnel! If you are getting married soon and need any other wedding exit ideas make sure you check out our blog for more!

wedding at venue at the grove
wedding at venue at the grove

Vendors :

Venue: Venue At The Grove

Photographer: Charlotte Francis Photo

Catering: Ensamble Catering

Makeup: Emily Mosby MUA

Hair: The Priscilla Style

Photo Booth Bus: Cruisin’ Photo Bus

Floral: Wild Child Floral

Cake: Sugar Lips Cakery

Luxury El Chorro Wedding

Luxury El Chorro Wedding | Arizona Wedding Photographer

luxury el chorro wedding

Ryan and Rebecca’s Luxury El Chorro Wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. El Chorro is perfect for those who are looking for a sophisticated venue with jaw dropping views. El Chorro leaves nothing to be wanted for – with it’s beautiful desert views, indoor and outdoor options and ability to completely customize the space to give you the wedding of your dreams. El Chorro is unique as well because there are 4 different areas on the property that you are able to utilize for your wedding day!

If you are looking for another incredible wedding venue, make sure you check out our blog on the top wedding venues in Arizona!

El Chorro is seriously one of our absolute favorite venues! This wedding was also so fun because we got to work with such incredible vendors to bring it together – including Jane In The Woods who absolutely transformed this space into something straight out of a magazine! The couples planner Kelsey did such a fantastic job!

Rebecca and Ryan spared no expense when planning their Luxury El Chorro Wedding. From the custom wedding dress down to the hand made seating chart, every detail about their wedding was truly unique to them as a couple. I loved the fact that they used the ceremony space for both the ceremony and reception. The awesome thing about El Chorro is the fact that you can customize the spaces however you please. So the reception was completely unrecognizable from how it looks only an hour prior. The team at El Chorro makes some magic happen when creating spaces for their couples!

I could go on forever about how insane this Luxury El Chorro Wedding was but I’ll let this photos speak for me! A huge shout out to all of the amazing vendors who made this day happen below!


Venue: El Chorro

Photography: Charlotte Francis Photo

Videography: Love Story Films

Planning: Jane In The Woods Kelsey

Makeup: NeeLabs

Dress: Enzoani

Tux: Mens Warehouse

Tailor: Tailored In White

Signage: Freja Creative

Neon: HowdyDudeyNeon

Bartending: Couple Of Bartenders

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals & Found Rental Co

Custom Installments: The Details Duo

Floral: Zinnia Floral

DJ: Direct Sounds

Luxury Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

Dessert: A Bake Shop

Gelato Cart: Frost

Wedding Exit Ideas From A Wedding Photographer

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Wedding Exit Ideas | Arizona Wedding Photographer 

Coming up with unique wedding exit ideas does not have to be a difficult task in planning your send off! As wedding photographers, we are pretty involved in helping couples plan aspects of their days that they may be unsure about. After all we do see hundreds of weddings in our careers and most couples have maybe attended a dozen weddings in their lifetime, so it totally makes sense that they may need some help brainstorming! 

Whether you are going for classic or creative, there are wedding exit ideas out there for every couple! Here are some of our favorite send-off ideas that we have seen throughout the years. Browse through these awesome send offs to find the perfect fit for your wedding vision!

Traditional Wedding Exit Ideas


While sparklers are an absolute classic when it comes to wedding exit ideas, more venues over the years have begun to not allow this option due to fire hazards or guests being unsafe with them! If your venue does allow sparklers and you are not at risk of fires, I say go for it! You can’t go wrong with a sparkler exit! 

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Flower Petals

Flower Petals are a personal favorite of mine for wedding exits! Flowers can be more budget friendly as well because you can either use extra florals from your florist, or if you want to save even more money, buy some bouquets from Trader Joe’s the night before or day of to de petal toss!

wedding exit ideas


Bubbles are a super fun and easy wedding exit idea! They are fairly inexpensive and all guests can hold a wand easily for a send off. If you want to really go crazy and have a TON of bubbles for your exit try these giant bubble guns!

wedding exit ideas


Streamers are a fun and festive way to head off toward your honeymoon! They are completely customizable with color, size, and length. A cool way to customize them could be to use your wedding colors as well for them! 

wedding exit ideas

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are also a really easy and stress free send off option! They are decently priced and you can buy in bulk to make sure every guests has a few to really brighten your exit up. If you can, try and find the longer sticks rather than the short because they don’t photograph as well! Glow sticks or wands are also super fun to add to the dance floor for fun dancing shots!

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If you are in an indoor venue and they don’t mind traditional confetti this is a great send off option! If you are exiting outdoors in nature you’ll definitely want to invest in some biodegradable confetti instead. It looks no different but isn’t bad for the environment and is an easier clean up! If you do not want traditional confetti you can always go the dried lavender or hole punched leaves route! 

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Unique Wedding Exit Ideas


Is there anything more epic than fireworks lighting up the sky as you exit your wedding? This is the most incredible and unexpected way to end the night! Guests will be shocked and love this exit because it’s such a rare idea it isn’t done often but dang does it look cool! 

fireworks wedding exit

Cold Sparks 

Cold sparks are the perfect sparkler alternative! If you are wanting something epic like sparklers but your venue does not allow them this is the next best thing! The cold sparks are perfectly safe and can be used indoor or outdoors making it a safe option for locations with fire hazards. 

wedding cold sparks

Smoke Bombs 

Smoke bombs are such a fun and unique way to be sent off! Typically this send off is done while it’s still light out or for epic bridal party photos since it’s tougher to see these outdoors. If the venue has additional outdoor lighting this is a really cool option though! If doing smoke bombs make sure you keep a good distance from the white dress so it doesn’t stain!

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Getaway Car

Using a getaway car at the end of the night is such a classy and fun way to end your wedding night! It is great not only for photo ops but also gives you a way to say see ya to guests at the end of the night without having to wait around for an Uber or a family member to pull a car around. Pro tip – have the car arrive before sunset so that you can use it for bridal photos before v it’s dark out! 

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Looking for more wedding tips? Make sure to check our blog on Arizona’s top wedding venues!

Spring Wedding at The Paseo | Arizona Wedding Photographer

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Spring Wedding at The Paseo | Arizona Wedding Photographer

There is nothing more breathtaking that a spring wedding at The Paseo. The Paseo is breathtaking and a venue that couples come from all over the world to have their wedding day at. The large windows reflecting the superstitions, jaw dropping view of the Arizona desert and whimsical reception place is a show stopper for all guests. 

For Bree and Brandon, being able to enjoy the outdoors and nature with their friends and family was a huge must for their wedding day – they chose a late spring wedding at The Paseo and it was the most incredible day surrounded by so much love. It was an absolute party!

Bree got ready for her big day with no other than her beautiful mother. It is so important to us as photographers to give some space to mothers and daughters on the wedding day to help each other get ready and really soak the moments in leading up to walking down the aisle. A first look with her father and then Brandon’s tearful first look was next. Doing a first look at your wedding is always a yes from us! First looks not only give us extra time for photos prior to your ceremony but also give our couples that private quiet time to just enjoy each other before all of the wedding day chaos!

When it came to decorating for their Wedding at the Paseo, Bree and Brandon went all out. The decor was modern bohemian with lots of burnt orange, dried florals and pampas for days. The hanging florals in the reception space, head table with neon sign and lit candles and cactus napkin holders were the stars of the show for us though. It’s hard to compete with The Paseo’s natural beauty but the thoughtful touches of every detail that went into this incredible day only enhanced that beauty and created an absolutely breathtaking wedding space for their big day! 

When it came to bridal party, Bree and Brandon said the bigger the better! They are truly such big party people they wanted their bridal parties to really be there to hype them up and celebrate all day long – and they did just that! The bridal parties personalities really brought so much fun to the wedding day, especially “the flower boys”. This was such a fun part of the ceremony and had guests in tears! 

Bree and Brandon’s spring wedding at the Paseo was everything you could dream of. Something about saying “I do” in front of Arizona’s incredible Superstition Mountains just can’t be beat. If you are looking for a venue that can completely captivate guests while portraying Arizona’s beauty, The Paseo is the venue for you! One of our favorite things about being Arizona Wedding Photographers is the fact that we get to shoot at this dream venue so often it is nearly a second home to us after all these years! 

Venue: The Paseo

Planner: Your Jubilee 

Letters: DesertSageAz 

Decor: L&B

Makeup and hair : Hvh Faces

Florals : Jbarry Designs 

Bakery : Sue Jacobs

Dj : Bella Sano 

If you are getting married at The Paseo and are looking into how weddings can look in other seasons, check out our blog on a winter wedding at The Paseo here!