Monthly Archives: December 2009

Linzie and Chris: Smiling On a Rainy Day

If you’ve ever been in Phoenix when it rains, you know how everyone goes on red alert the instant the first drop falls.  It’s hilarious how the entire city shuts down immediately!  People get scared, start to panic, and rush home and lock their doors.  God forbid you’re on the road when all this happens!  So when we found out it was going to rain the day we were scheduled to shoot Chris and Linzie’s engagement session, we were like “uh oh, I guess that’s canceled”.

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Then we thought about it and we realized that the rest of the country deals with rainy days all the time and the world keeps spinning while people keep working on those days!  So once we found out that Linzie and Chris were down for it, we decided we’d make an adventure out of it and figure out how to shoot in the rain!

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So we swung by Target to get some cute umbrellas that would look good in the pics and we found out later they did the same (seriously, we use them so rarely here that you never know where it is or if they work or anything).  We headed over for Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix which ironically the least Southwestern looking area in all of Phoenix (which is what they wanted…no cactus was the rule for the pictures).

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Once we added in the rain to the only place in Phoenix with fall leaves, we came out with our least Phoenix looking pictures we’ve ever taken!  And we LOVE them!

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That “grass is always greener” thing is totally true.  Photographers in New York are so jealous of the open sky sunset shots we get here and we are always longing for some shots on top of giant buildings with a city view.

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That to say, we enjoyed getting pictures that look totally different than our norm.  Well Linzie and Chris, if you wanted to be unique… you definitely succeeded!  We had SO much fun experimenting with you guys (thanks for being good sports). We’re excited to see what kind of unique surprises your wedding will hold for us!;-)

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Make sure you check out the rest of Linzie and Chris’s Phoenix, AZ engagement photos session!

A Sweet Party for Morgan’s Sweet 16!

There’s dancing, a cake, decorations, gifts, and Radiant Photography… but no bride?!  Replace the bride with a 16 year old girl, the regular wedding guests with hundreds of high schoolers, wine with Red Bull, and the normal kitchen appliance gifts with posters of Taylor Lautner (that’s Twilight for all you non- teenagers) and you’ve got Morgan’s Sweet 16 Party!

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(click to see all the photos from the party)

The set-up was fabulous, the guests were ready for a good time, and the DJ’s were flashing all kinds of lights and turning up the volume.  It was the perfect recipe for the perfect party.

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I want to back it up a little bit and tell the story from the beginning…

We showed up early to set up our photobooth and take pics of Morgan and her closest friends getting ready.  It was so fun to hang out with them and hear them talking about all the things they were hoping would happen (or wouldn’t happen for that matter) at the party.

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0005000600070008We took a few posed photos of the girls and then headed out front for Morgan’s big surprise…

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Once everyone arrived, it didn’t take long for the dance floor to fill up!  The DJ’s were amazing and their set-up was absolutely perfect for this party (and for photos)!

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dancing, dancing….

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more dancing…

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there was a lot of dancing!:-)(click to see even MORE dancing photos from the party)

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The other bit of entertainment we had there was the Radiant Photobooth!  These people knew how to work it!

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(If you were a guest at the party, make sure you fan our Facebook page so you can tag yourself in the photos and use them in your profile.  You can also buy prints here).

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A friend of Morgan’s dad is a graphic designer so he made a logo for her party that was all over the decorations, invitations, and our photobooth backdrop.  Definitely cool.

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Overall, I’d say this party was a huge success… minus the fire in the pool (that was no one’s fault and was put out quickly!).  Happy Birthday Morgan! Thanks for inviting us to be a part of your big moment… we had a great time and it was definitely a memorable party!  I hope you’re too busy driving around in your new car to even read this blog!;-)

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Morgan’s Sweet 16 party!