Art Deco Love | Hyatt Gainey Ranch | Film Photographer | Scottsdale, Arizona

{This is our sneak peek for this super special couple. Such an exciting feeling when you look at your email and the scans from the wedding are ready! Even more exciting is seeing how perfectly developed they are – not one ounce of photoshop or lightroom work (besides exporting the catalog) has been done to these images. Oh the beauty of film. The depth, the beautiful tones – just plain gorgeousness!!!!}

Time flies, it seems like forever ago now that we met this couple in Some Like it Classic’s beautiful office in Old Town Scottsdale. Whitney had contacted us because the groom liked the camera that Keith uses. That broke the ice and the rest is history as they say. To know that this couple appreciates our passion is refreshing. That film is the groom’s passion as well is so awesome! To work together creating beautiful wedding images is such an incredible opportunity, to document the moments that matter, to give these memories a sense of place and seriousness of purpose is profound.

We enjoy being storytellers. We are grateful for the honor of capturing the moments of this important day. This couple has opened the door to their lives, they have allowed us to document two people madly in love with each other, organically and real. We are so pleased to have been with them on this part of their journey together.

We hope that they will cherish these images for years to come.

This amazing day was put together by a group of very talented vendors. Hopefully I did not leave anyone out!

Wedding Venue:: Hyatt Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale

Wedding Design + Planning:: Whitney, Some Like it Classic

Photographer:: Keith Pitts Photography

Videographer:: Noble Studios

Florist:: Butterfly Petals

Makeup/Hair:: Pooja Mehta

Ceremony Music/Cocktail Hour:: Allegro Quartet

Music/Reception:: Desert House Productions

Rentals:: Classic Party Rentals

Photo Booth:: Your Social Station

Stay tuned for a full blog post!

The Felch House | Historic Wedding Venue | Phoenix Wedding Photographers

When the bride first contacted me about her upcoming wedding on Valentine’s Day, 2015 – we seemed to have so much to talk about immediately. Sometimes it is almost surreal that a couple and their wedding photographer can be so much on the same page.  All she had to say was that she had made a dark room for her fiancé in their converted garage and the rest is history. Yes, we spoke about her upcoming wedding and I was super excited to hear all of the details, but their respect and love for photography and the process is what intrigues me the most. I told her right away that Keith would be so jealous of the dark room gift, I know he loves me beyond now but can you imagine if I surprised him with a dark room?

The groom, while being a full time professional engineer also somehow manages to find the time to study photography. Embraces photography. Loves film. Loves developing his own work. Loves that his fiancé would think so much of what he does that she took it upon herself to surprise him with this amazing gift!

When we met for brunch at their amazingly adorable historic home in Phoenix – we were so taken by them. Yes, they were getting married on Valentine’s Day but not for the reasons you would think. There was history here, stories that related to Valentine’s Day – including a trip to Paris. Romantic, yes!!!  So much in common, so much to yap about with them. Several hours passed in the blink of an eye.

When we heard about how they envisioned their wedding day, we fell in love more. A brunch wedding at a historic home a block or so from their house inviting only the closest family and friends. How intimate and meaningful. A stay at the Arizona Biltmore. An after party with friends and family in the neighborhood later that evening with food trucks, etc. The out of the box wedding planning was inspiring.

The site of the wedding was The Felch House in the Roosevelt District of Phoenix. According to their website, the Felch House is a 1927 Dutch Colonial Home that is listed on the National and State of Arizona Historic Registries. This place is so darn cute that I think I might have to do a separate blog post on all the precious details within the home. The owner/on site coordinator was charming – so kind and on top of absolutely every detail. What a pleasure to work with.

What a special day. Heartfelt. Sincere. Intimate. I will run out of superlatives. Just loved every part of their wedding day. Thank you for allowing us to capture these memories along side you and for sharing a mutual love of photography. Makes us love our job even more than we already do!


Shipping Film, It must be Monday | Wedding Film Photographers

There is something about counting and packing film up that makes me nervously excited on a Monday morning after a wedding weekend. It reminds me of the same nervous excitement I would have the few times I walked across a suspension bridge as a kid. My hands are actually sweating right now thinking of my little sister running across a suspension bridge dangling a million feet in the air on this little bridge on a family trip to Vancouver. That kind of fun anxiety. An anxiously awaiting kind of anxiety.

The entire wedding is in these rolls of film. How exciting is that? It doesn’t get old, knowing that all the happy moments, candid interactions, family portraits, everything that made this wedding so unique and special is all right here – and I’m sending off the film to get developed. To see these important moments come to life a few weeks later is just an incredible feeling. The nervous excitement. You know everything was captured beautifully, but you can’t see it with your own eyes until those digital scans are ready. There is such an amazing feeling to the whole process.

I know there are those that thrive on instant gratification.  But in the case of photographing a wedding in film, patience is a virtue. We can’t do an instant sneak peek or design an album overnight but what we can give you are handcrafted images with so much love of what your wedding represents as told through our favorite medium.  Film tells your story one beautiful frame at a time. So honored that we have amazing couples that cherish this and revel in the process.

Funny how everything that is old then becomes new but was never really old. And of course new or old nothing changes the excitement of seeing your wedding images for the first time!

Bentley Projects Art Gallery | Downtown Phoenix Weddings | Featured Venue

The Bentley Projects in Downtown Phoenix is such a great spot for a wedding. We photographed our first wedding here I think nearly 8 years ago and it was just as cool then as it is now. Maybe it’s the loft like qualities of this historic building or the original details but there is something very special about this event space. (It is also one of the better spots to get married in the summer when outdoor ceremonies are not a very good option!)

There is something really happening in Downtown Phoenix. The warehouse district is really coming to life. The Bentley Projects was definitely on the forefront of this revitalization renovating a commercial linen laundry warehouse and turing it into a contemporary art space over a decade ago.

We have had the good fortune of being part of weddings and events in the is space and what makes the space so unique is that it can be transformed into just about anything you like.

If you like an urban downtown feel, check this place out. Riette will take great care of you!

Here is a link to a recent ceremony and reception at the Bentley Projects this past December and a link to our first wedding at the Bentley Projects.



Engagement Session in the Snow | Flagstaff Arizona

Snow in Arizona? Yes it actually does snow occasionally in these parts. Arizona is one of those incredible states that affords you the luxury of skiing in the morning and driving south a couple of hours and then playing a round of golf and lounging by the sun soaked pool all in the same day.

This super sweet couple really, really wanted an engagement session in the snow. As luck would have it, the weekend they had available for their session this past January coincided with a weekend that it actually snowed in Flagstaff. Timing is everything. The photos from their session will make a really nice save the date. So glad mother nature cooperated and we were lucky enough to have this time together.

The nuptials will be at the lovely Secret Garden in Phoenix this coming November. Looking forward to celebrating their special day with them.

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