Angela + Gabe = Scottie’s Blog Debut

You may ask yourself  “What has brought Scottie out of his blogging shell?”. Well it may surprise you to know that I love to write almost as much as I love to read what Breanna writes, but the main reason I have broken my silence is to tell you about a recent wedding I shot that was very special to me. Gabe and Angela’s wedding was especially significant to me for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Gabe and I were roommates for a couple of years and is one of my oldest friends that I still see regularly.

Gabe is one of the best people I know so when he came out to Phoenix a couple years ago for a job interview I was really excited that we might live in the same city again. He got the job and shortly after, moved from New Mexico out to Phoenix. Since then it has been awesome to spend tons of time with Gabe. Not long after Gabe moved to Phoenix he met Angela. I remember the first time Breanna and I got to hang out with Angela, it was on a couples retreat that we went to with several other great friends. We probably gave her the third degree to see if she was good enough for Gabe . . . guess what . . . she was! Long story short: They fell in love, they got engaged, and then… they got married.  Here is the photographic proof:

Sheraton Phoenix Wedding

Another reason this wedding was so special was that the wedding party was filled with some of my best friends.

(If you fan Radiant Photography on Facebook, you can tag yourself in some of these photos!)

Angela and Gabe definitely know how to throw a party!

Gabe had a ring custom made for Angela. He was able to keep it completely secret from everybody until she saw it during the ceremony. It was awesome!

I also got to shoot this wedding with one of my best friends (no, not Breanna this time).  I shot with Tim Stansell from Visionyard Studios (you can check out his page to see the pics he took at this wedding). We used to shoot alongside each other almost every weekend when we worked together.  It had been awhile since we last shot together but it was like riding a bike. It was so fun setting up these pics. Thanks Tim, I had such an amazing time shooting with you again!

(See, Breanna’s not the only one who can get a shoe shot!)

Angela and Gabe’s wedding was at the Sheraton in Downtown Phoenix. What a beautiful place! We could barely pull ourselves away from the giant windows . . .

. . . but the rooftop view was beckoning us.

What an awesome day! Thank you Angela and Gabe for allowing me to be a part of your wedding and especially a part of you lives.  Breanna and I look forward to many years ahead with you two!

May 4, 2010 - 4:33 pm

chelsea hudson - FANTASTIC – wow… these are just stunning!!

May 4, 2010 - 4:36 pm

Breanna - Oh Scottie, it’s your first blog post ever and I LOVE it!! Unfortunately, you did such a great job that I might have to make you do it more often. ;-) Seriously, this is amazing and I’m totally proud to be the wife of such a witty (and hot) photographer!

May 4, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Angela - I LOVE THEM!!!!! You did an AMAZING job!!! Glad you made your blog debut!

May 4, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Timothy Stansell - Seriously? No one is gonna want to look at my pictures now. Nice job, my friend, these are truly spectacular. I love them. I had a great/amazing time shooting with you too!

May 5, 2010 - 8:44 am

Christie Patrick - Angela and Gabe, your love shinned through that magnificent day, called your wedding day. I was so happy to witness your love first hand, thank you for letting me be a part of all the festivities. You two are amazing!

May 6, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Chris S - Love your work! The shot of the bride and groom sitting is great!

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