Category Archives: Josh and Kelley

Katie and Michael’s Awesomely Unique Wedding… Full of Sedona Red Rocks and Pink Jeeps (by Josh & Kelley)

The very first time Josh and I (Kelley) started talking with Katie and Michael about their wedding day, we knew it was going to be awesomely unique.

And boy was it!

In a Radiant Photography first, their wedding day included a bit of hiking in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona…

AND a trip with Sedona’s classic Pink Jeep Tours!

Isn’t that one of the most fun and unique wedding ideas ever?!

As we bounced along in those pink jeeps, I chatted with Katie and the rest of the girls and realized that the most wonderful part of this wedding day is that it fit this couple perfectly.

Katie and Michael love going on hikes together. In fact, Michael proposed to Katie while they were on a hike.

In addition, these two also really enjoy taking quick trips together from Phoenix up to areas like Flagstaff, Payson, and, of course, Sedona.

Throw in the fact that Katie’s all time most favorite color is pink, and you can see how a Pink Jeep Tour with a hike in the Sedona red rocks is pretty much a perfect wedding for these two!

We had a total blast with this couple, and we’re so happy that we got to come along and experience all the beauty that this wedding and Sedona had to offer.

Congrats Katie and Michael! Here’s to many more years of hiking together!

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Jessica and Jack’s Charmingly Cheerful Wedding (by Josh & Kelley)

Typically, Kelley writes the blog posts for our shoots, but I (Josh) insisted on taking this one. The reason being that the bride is someone very special to me: my cousin! Not the kind of weird cousin that you avoid at family reunions who always smells like pickles mind you, but the kind of cousin that you were best friends with growing up.

Jess is a few years younger than me, a few inches taller (which drove me nuts as a kid), and a whole lot more amazing. The first time we were in a wedding together was 1997. We looked like this:

I’m the good looking guy in the center and Jess is of course the tall one on the right. She looked a little different at this wedding.

The fact that Jess is family meant that Kelley and I truly had a blast shooting this wedding. It’s not often that all our favorite people come to work with us!

Now, despite the fact that I was certain there wasn’t a guy on the planet worthy of my awesome cousin, Jess was able to find the perfect, Josh-approved guy: Dr. Jack.

Jack is a recent medical school graduate and hands down one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I soon found out though, underneath that friendly smile, Jack has a dark side.

Fortunately, he only uses his dark powers on wayward ushers. In the end, they all decided that staying on Jack’s good side was the way to go.

The happy couple chose Noah’s in Chandler as their venue, an awesome place made even more brilliant by the bright, primary colors Jess chose for her bridesmaids.

Jack and Jess are pretty stylish people (it runs in our family), and this was reflected everywhere you looked on their big day.

From amazing, interactive decorations to slick fashion (including a wedding dress made by the mother of the bride), this wedding had it covered.

For me, it was one of those days that went by in a blur. Before I knew it, my little cousin, who I still see as an eight year old in my head, was walking down the aisle, saying her vows and getting married! Kelley’s face was soaked with happy tears, I was bursting with pride, it was hard to remember that we were there to take photos and not just enjoy the wedding!

I’ve known Jess from the day she was born, and though she smiles incessantly, I’ve never seen her beam quite like she did in the moments after officially becoming Mrs. Londeree.

That smile is an infectious one and caught on quick. Soon the whole wedding party was cheering them on.

Sometimes, corralling a large wedding party and getting them to all look happy on cue can be quite the chore. Not on this day. The happiness you see here is 100% all natural. They were all just that much fun to be around.

Though the people in the wedding party were phenomenal, Kelley and I couldn’t resist whisking Jack and Jess away to a secluded location for a private session.

Amazing right? And you thought there were no trees in the desert. Obviously, we found a few.

I could’ve stayed there taking photos all night, but Jess and Jack were excited to get back to their friends and family at the reception. After they assured me there would be plenty of delicious food, I gave in.

Despite the fact that I’m an introvert who hides behind a camera whenever possible, my family definitely knows how to party.

Jess and Jack, thanks so much for making us such a special part of your big day. We’re excited to watch you share a lifetime of happiness (and secretly hope that we’ll got lots of game nights out of this deal).

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T and Patrick’s Effortlessly Elegant Wedding (by Josh & Kelley)

Way back in the still (somewhat) cool month of December, Josh and I (Kelley) met with a beautiful bride to be and her mother in a local coffee shop.

Both of these ladies excitedly told us about the plans for the bride’s wedding day, and we all seemed to click right away.

They were excited, we were excited; it was clear, Radiant Photography was a total match for this wedding!

That bride was the one and only T.

At the time, both T and her fiancé Patrick were living out of state as they BOTH attended medical school.

Yes friends, they planned an out of state wedding and learned how to save lives all at the same time!

Anyone who has ever done either one of these two things separately can surely attest to the feat it must be to pull them off simultaneously!

Fast forward just a few months (and quite a few degrees in the fahrenheit scale) and T and Patrick are now doctors AND man and wife!

Their wedding took place at the beautiful Paradise Valley Country Club, and it was a perfect day from start to finish!

The best way to describe the feeling of the day was “effortlessly elegant”.

From the girls getting ready…

To saying “I do”…

And dancing the night away in the ballroom…

(The awesome live band, Sapphire Sky, helped everyone get their dancing shoes moving!)

Everything flowed flawlessly and felt gracefully chic, while still encompassing a laid-back and stress-free vibe.

To put it simply, it was perfection.

Doctors Patrick and T, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your story!

Congratulations on your wedding, your graduations, and the amazing life you have ahead of you!

Paige’s Fashion-Filled Photo Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Some of you may not know this, but I (Kelley) am a huge fashion enthusiast. I’m not talking high-end runway fashion (although that stuff can be super fun to follow). Nope, the kind of fashion I’m referring to is everyday style. I love the idea of mixing and matching colors, patterns, and textures to create new and unique outfits that not only look good, but also work, function, and fit into everyday life.

In fact, I love this idea so much, that I blog about it occasionally.

That being said, you can bet your buns I was excited when we heard that Paige was interesting in booking a photo session to help kickstart her up and coming fashion blog! It seems Paige and I have a common love for mixing and matching to create new looks, and Paige enjoys helping others do so as well. So she’s started her very own blog to share this passion of hers with the world.

I can easily say, without a doubt, that this is one blog that I’ll be reading on a regular basis. Just check out this little lady’s outfits and try not to confess how in love with them you are. It’s not possible!

In fact, I tried… And I failed.

We went through 17 different outfits on the day of Paige’s shoot, and each time she came out with a new one on, I had to comment on how cute it was/ask her where she bought everything/try not to steal her accessories right off of her.

It got to the point where we had to apologize to Josh and promise not to talk for a minute so that we could take a few photos!

More often than not, when Josh and I book a portrait session, people are our focus. Whether they be family members, friends, fiancés, or spouses, we’re usually using our cameras to capture their emotions and tell the stories of where they are in their lives at the moment.

In order to tell the story of this part of Paige’s journey, we needed to switch gears and focus on something new: Her outfits. Honestly, because I’ve been creating fashion posts for a while, and Josh has so graciously been my fashion photographer (thanks Josh), this is something we’ve been practicing for quite some time now.

We spent most of our time focusing on Paige’s clothing and accessories, but, when you’ve got somebody as beautiful at Paige in front of your lens, it’s impossible not to focus on the woman behind the fashion choices now and then.

Thanks so much for letting us help you start this fun new part of your life Paige! Know that I’ll be stalking your blog constantly. Oh, and if there ever comes a time where I’m forced to swap closets with someone, I’ll be knocking on your door for sure!

Isabella’s Family Filled Senior Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Today, Josh and I (Kelley) are happy to introduce you to Radiant Photography’s latest senior, Isabella!

Actually, this isn’t Isabella’s first time on the Radiant blog. Back in 2011, Isabella’s older sister Francesca had her senior photos taken with Radiant, and Isabella and their younger sister came along and had a few photos taken together as well.

It’s obvious that family is important to all of these girls, so it was no surprise at all that Isabella wanted to bring her family in for a few photos before her senior session.

When Isabella started planning her session, she realized with her dad flying in from California at 2:30pm on the day of the shoot, and Francesca heading to the airport to go back to school at about 5:30 that night, they had a very small window in which they would all be together and able to take photos.

Luckily it was a window during which Josh and I were open and excited to help this family out!

After grabbing some family shots, Isabella’s dad and sisters headed out to drop Francesca off at the airport, and we officially started the senior photo portion of the evening. It was then that we began to learn more about this super sweet senior and her plans for the future.

Isabella will be graduating in mid-May, and not long after that, she’ll be shipping out to the Naval Academy. Yes, THE Naval Academy, all the way in Annapolis, Maryland.

Isabella has been lucky enough to attend Xavier College Preparatory school the last four years, which means she’s worn pretty much the same outfit five days a week for most of her teenage life. Of course, this meant we had to get a few shots of her in her uniform.

While she loves her school (she’s even enjoyed her daily uniform), she says she’s ready for a change and is looking forward to all of the new and fun challenges the Naval Academy will bring into her life.

One of the first big changes she’ll face, is cutting off most of her long beautiful locks. That’s right, before starting at the Naval Academy Isabella will have to get her hair cut to about the length of her chin. While her long hair is gorgeous, I am SURE that she’ll make short hair look absolutely fabulous.

How could she not? She would obviously be stunning with any hairstyle.

After spending the evening with Isabella, we can tell that no matter what hairstyle she goes off to college with, she’s going to be awesome and she will always have the support of her wonderful family back home! Congrats on your graduation Isabella, and have a blast with all of your upcoming adventures!

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