Category Archives: Weddings

These weddings have been photographed by the talented Josh and Kelley photography team!

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!

Hallie and Jonathan’s Late December Wedding (by Josh & Kelley)

It started out as a first date at In and Out Burger, and led to a beautiful wedding on a late December evening.

Now, these two crazy kids are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together, and enjoying every adventure along the way.

It may sound like the plot to a gooey romantic movie, but for Hallie and Jonathan, it’s real life.

Yup, it’s their very own real life love story.

Hallie and Jonathan are definitely a couple to be envied.

Why you ask? Well, for starters, just look at them. These two are head over heels in love with each other, and who doesn’t want that kind of awesomeness in their life?

They share a kind of love that allows them to really be themselves when their with each other… Their very own silly and spontaneous selves.

During the whole wedding day, Hallie and Jonathan both kept insisting that we take more “silly” pictures, because those are the ones that let their real personalities shine.

They’re obviously big ol’ goofballs at heart.

On top of all of this head over heels in love/silly goodness, there’s one other area of Hallie and Jonathan’s life that some may find covetable.

Just days after their gorgeous wedding ceremony, Hallie and Jonathan packed up their belongings and got ready to start a new adventure together.

Yes, I know lots of couples do this after their wedding day… But Hallie and Jonathan’s next adventure is taking them to a new life in Hawaii!

Yes, I said Hawaii! While many of us dream about just visiting the aloha state, Hallie and Jonathan can now call this magical place “home”. What an awesome way to start their new life together!

Hallie and Jonathan, Josh and I are so happy that we had the chance to get to know the two of you before you headed off to Hawaii! Congratulations on your marriage and your next big adventure together!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Hallie and Jonathan’s Late December Wedding.

Erin and Zack’s Wedding Worth Stealing (by Josh & Kelley)

Erin and Zack’s wedding convinced me (Kelley) that I need to do my wedding all over again. Seriously, even Josh said that if we could go back in time and have a wedding “re-do”, we would use Erin and Zack’s wedding as our inspiration.

I fully agree, if I could go back, I would likely copy everything… Down to the last pumpkin and sparkle covered detail.

(Linens by La Tavola Linen)

Okay, that might be considered “stealing” rather than using a wedding as “inspiration”, but I think I’m okay with that. It was too beautiful to happen just one time.

I honestly did love every detail of Erin and Zack’s special day. From the time of year, (oh the magic of a fall wedding), to the decor (there can’t be anything better than pumpkins, fall leaves, AND sparkles).

And we can’t forget the fact that they chose an absolutely fabulous location! Josh and I always love shooting weddings at The Clayton on the Park. It’s such a clean, sleek, and modern venue with enormous amounts of beautiful natural light, and a staff that will do just about anything to make sure your event is fantastic and above your expectations in every way.

Add in the fact that The Clayton is tucked into the area around the Scottsdale Civic Center and Old Town Scottsdale, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a perfect wedding location.

You can bet that we took full advantage of this on Erin and Zack’s wedding day. We wandered around and found more than enough beautiful places to capture a few memories.

One of my favorite captured memories is the one below. While we were strolling around and taking photos, a woman walked by with a couple of miniature horses and asked if Erin and Zack would like a photo with them. Without a second thought, these two grabbed the horses’ lead ropes and introduced themselves to their newest (and likely their hairiest) wedding guests.

The horses were wandering around and eating the bushes. It was definitely a moment to remember!

All of this, and I still haven’t told you one of my favorite parts about Erin and Zack’s wedding. It was 100% a family affair.

Erin and Zack’s daughter, Parker was the flower girl.

(I LOVE Parker’s face in this photo! Everyone had a good chuckle as her dad helped her perform her flower girl duty and walk down the aisle. This definitely captures a REAL flower girl moment.)

And Erin’s brother was the officiant during the ceremony.

In addition to the father/daughter and mother/son dances, the bride and groom also opted to do a sibling dance. I cannot tell a lie, watching Erin dance with her brother (and Zack dance with his sister) to, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” totally had me tearing up. It was the epitome of sweetness.

It was pretty obvious throughout the entire day that family is something that’s really important to Zack and Erin, and we enjoyed watching them all celebrate together!

Erin and Zack, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day! We had a blast with both of you (and your wonderful family). We want to wish you the best in your new marriage!

Oh, and if you two see your exact same wedding on this blog again in a few years under the title “Josh and Kelley Renew Their Vows”, don’t be surprised.

Click to see the rest of Erin and Zack’s Wedding Worth Stealing.

Chris and Abrinna’s Rooftop Wedding (By Josh & Kelley)

Chris and Abrinna’s wedding day is one that was a long time coming.

These two have a romance that started blooming about ten years ago. Yes, I said TEN years!

Being together for pretty much the entirety of their adult lives (and before), you know their wedding day dreams where thoroughly discussed and planned to the max!

When I say max, I mean it! Their wedding was the “tops”, literally! Their ceremony and reception both took place in the penthouse suite of West 6th, one of the tallest buildings in Tempe, Arizona.

The view was nothing short of astounding!

When Josh and I (Kelley) heard they were having a rooftop wedding, we were completely stoked! We love it when brides and grooms find ways to make their weddings their own, and something that stands out from the crowd.

With a view like this, their wedding day was definitely unique!

(Speaking of unique, that wedding dress is one of a kind, because Abrinna made it herself!)

And it only got better as the sun faded away and the city lights came out to play.

After the ceremony, Chris, Abrinna, and all of their friends and family enjoyed strolling around the balcony to take in the view, savored some scrumptious food, and danced the night away amid the twinkling lights of Tempe.

Josh and I are so happy that we got to be a part of this amazing wedding! Congrats Chris and Abrinna, we wish you many more happy decades together!

Click to see more photos from Chris and Abrinna’s rooftop wedding.

Jen and Kenyon’s Countrified Fairytale Wedding (By Josh and Kelley)

When Jen and Kenyon sat down with Josh and me (Kelley) in the nearly unbearable Phoenix heat this summer and told us their wedding would be up North at X Diamond Ranch in October, it seemed like a dream.

You mean there’s a land where the sun isn’t constantly blistering hot and the leaves magically change color in the fall? I couldn’t believe it!

Then the day came, and even with all of the breathtaking fall colors and a comfortable temperature of around 70 degrees, it still felt unreal.

It was like a fairytale wedding, an extremely fun, boisterous, and countrified fairytale wedding!

I’m not even kidding, it was perfect! The girls all looked stunning, and they added a bit of country fun with their cowgirl boots (which did an impressive job at doubling as bedazzled flask holders).

The men were the epitome of manliness with their cowboy hats and blue jeans.

Don’t let that immense amount of manliness fool you though, these guys were all big goofballs when it came down to it.

And Kenyon may have shed a small (and very manly) tear or two when he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time.

Can you blame him though? Jen is, and certainly was on that day, a sight worthy of tears of happiness.

Although Kenyon got a sneak peak of his bride before the wedding, the first time their guests laid eyes on her was when she rode up the drive on a horse. Yes, I said horse!

Any woman who’s brave enough to ride a horse in her wedding dress scores extra awesome points in my book, and Jen did it with true country girl style!

As the night went on, the fun continued.

Guests enjoyed roasting and eating way too many s’mores (if there is such a thing as too many s’mores) and had fun snapping photos in the rustic photobooth.

Then, Jen invoked the help of a few bridesmaids in order to complete a quick wardrobe change that would allow her, and everyone else, to REALLY dance the night away!

I think it’s safe to say that this was a wedding for the the books… The books that end, “and they all lived happily ever after.”

Jen and Kenyon, thank you so much for letting Josh and me be a part of your amazingly special day! We wish you the best of luck and love as your countrified fairytale continues.

Click to see more of Jen and Kenyon’s Countrified Fairytale Wedding.