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Backyard weddings are becoming increasingly more popular amongst couples, especially those who want to have an exceptionally intimate day. Kendall and Bailey decided to get married in the backyard of their first home that they recently purchased. When I first talked to them they joked about how it was the most expensive venue they could […]

Wedding

May 21, 2024

Backyard Wedding Ideas For An Intimate Day

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Santa Barbara, California, Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic and enchanting wedding celebration. With its sprawling gardens, charming barn, and breathtaking ocean views, this hidden gem has become a sought-after venue for couples seeking a unique and unforgettable wedding experience. This two day wedding […]

Wedding

May 8, 2024

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Romantic Wedding

This Arizona Elopement at Arcosanti is one for the ages. For weddings, couples often dream of a celebration as unique and extraordinary as their love story. You might be asking yourself where to elope in Arizona. For those seeking an intimate and unconventional setting, eloping at Arcosanti in Arizona might just be the perfect choice. […]

Arizona Photography

April 18, 2024

Arizona Elopement at Arcosanti

Downtown Phoenix rooftop engagement sessions have grown in popularity in the recent years! It’s a fun and different alternative to the desert scenery. Lily and Gabe absolutely nailed their engagement session and this rooftop was the perfect setting for them! Downtown Phoenix Engagement Photos There’s something so romantic and dreamy about the urban setting for […]

Arizona Photography

March 29, 2024

Downtown Phoenix Rooftop Engagement

The wedding of Lexi and Austin will go down in history as one of my favorite days to capture! Let me start by saying, I just adore these two so much. It was apparent that everyone who attended their wedding day felt the exact same way as me. Their fall nuptials took place at a […]

Arizona Photography

February 12, 2024

Romantic Wedding Venue in Phoenix

Fine Art Wedding Photography is a style of photography that is classic, artistic, and timeless. As weddings evolve into more personalized celebrations of love and commitment, couples are interested in unique and artistic approaches to documenting their wedding days. One such trend that has gained immense popularity is fine art wedding photography. If you are […]

Wedding

January 12, 2024

What Is Fine Art Wedding Photography?

There are usually two things people automatically envision when they hear a couple eloped. People either think of going to the courthouse or running off to Vegas! These two did just that; they “ran off” to Vegas! However, there was more planning than just spontaneously (and drunkenly) getting hitched in front of Elvis. Nicole and […]

Elopement

January 4, 2024

Nicole and Austin’s Las Vegas Elopement

California Engagement Photographer, Traveling Engagement, PhotographerDestination Wedding Photographer, Nevada Wedding Photographer, Jaidyn Michele Photography, Nicole and Austin

Preparing for your wedding day is stressful, I totally understand! When my husband and I eloped to Oahu I was so worried I was forgetting something. I didn’t want to forget our vow books, or my jewelry, and I had nightmares about forgetting my dress at home in Arizona! I made lists for lists so […]

Wedding

December 22, 2023

What To Pack For Your Wedding Day?

Jaidyn Michele Photography, Elopement Photographer, Photography Planning Tips

One thing you might be asking yourself before you book your wedding photographer is, “How long do I need them for?”. The answer varies depending on your wedding day and what you want and need for wedding photos! I am here to help you gauge how much wedding photography coverage you’ll need for your big […]

Wedding

December 12, 2023

How Many Hours Do I Need A Wedding Photographer?

Destination Wedding Photographer, Washington Wedding Photographer, Washington Elopement Photographer, Jaidyn Michele Photography, Wedding Planning Tips, Photography Planning Tips, Wedding Photography, Hours of Wedding Coverage

Glamis Sand Dunes is one of the most incredible places I’ve seen; it looks like a completely different planet. If you want something that feels out of this world for your engagement photos, I highly recommend booking your shoot here! A Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement Session is otherworldly. These two are some of my favorite […]

Engagement

November 27, 2023

Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement Session

Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement, Jaidyn Michele Photography, Nikki and A Session, Southern California Engagement Photographer, Destination Wedding Photographer

This was my first time visiting Washington State and shooting an Olympic National Park Engagement Session! It was a quick trip as I was there less than 24 hours, but I fell in love. I have seen a lot of beautiful places, but experiencing the Pacific Northwest for the first time is so special. When […]

Engagement

November 14, 2023

Olympic National Park Engagement Session

Natural light wedding photography, Fine art wedding photography, Lexi and Austin, Jaidyn Michele Photography

Bailey & Kendall wanted something unique, classy, and fun for their engagement session! They opted for something different than the desert scenery of Arizona and went for something a little more modern… A Cocktail bar engagement in Downtown Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix just made sense and was a fun way to capture candid and editorial photos […]

Engagement

November 6, 2023

Cocktail Bar Engagement Downtown Phoenix

Destination Wedding Photographer, Dreamy wedding photography, Bailey and Kendall, Jaidyn Michele Photography

One of my most asked questions when booking an engagement session is, “do you have any location recommendations, we’re not sure where take photos at?” My answer is always yes!! I have a list of locations that I send to my couples, and I though to myself, “why not share it with everyone?!” So here’s […]

Engagement

October 30, 2023

Where to Take Engagement Photos in Phoenix

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As a wedding photographer I am so excited for all the 2024 wedding trends! Twenty-twenty three was a big year for weddings and we saw so many amazing trends in the wedding industry. Some of those trends are here to stay, but I think we’ll be seeing a lot of new (and repeated history) trends! […]

Wedding

October 20, 2023

2024 Wedding Trends To Include in Your Day

Ever wonder “Why is Wedding Photography Expensive?” As a wedding photographer, I hear these things often. “Wedding photographers are so expensive, and I don’t know why?” Or, “Wedding photographers charge more when they hear the word wedding, so just tell them you’re having an event!” Another one I hear is, “I’m looking for a wedding […]

Wedding

October 10, 2023

Why Is Wedding Photography Expensive?

Why is Wedding photography Expensive

In my opinion wedding flowers are ESSENTIAL to a wedding day. Maybe that’s because I’m obsessed with flowers in general, but I firmly believe they bring things to life. Especially wedding day visions. Whether you’ve heard from married friends, your wedding planner, or from your florist; you’ve probably heard wedding flowers can be pretty costly. […]

Wedding

October 2, 2023

How To Save Money on Wedding Flowers

I’m a fall girly through and through, even more so now that I live in Phoenix. I literally dream of fall days. The chilly weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin everything, and all the cute clothes. I look my best in the fall due to my obsession with sweaters! So of course I have to share some […]

Couples Photos

September 18, 2023

Fall Photo Outfit Ideas!

I have shot at this spot many times while living in San Diego. One of my first shoots ever was at this spot, so it has a special feel to me! It wasn’t until the morning of this shoot that I realized just how perfect this place is. Especially for a Sunrise Engagement session in […]

Engagement

August 30, 2023

Sunrise Engagement in San Diego

Before you book your wedding photographer, it’s important to hop on a call with your favorites and get to know them a little better! After the call or meeting, you should feel confident in their ability to photograph your wedding and fulfill all your wedding photography wants and needs. Here’s 5 questions to ask a […]

Arizona Photography

August 14, 2023

5 Questions To Ask A Wedding Photographer

If your read Part One of Jenn and Edgar’s Vietnamese wedding day then you know their day was off to a perfect start. If you haven’t yet read about their Vietnamese Tea Ceremony, I highly recommend you check it out here! Before I get into all the details, I need to preface this by saying […]

Arizona Photography

August 4, 2023

Jenn & Edgar’s Vietnamese Wedding Part Two

Jenn & Edgar’s wedding day was perfect from start to finish. The day began with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony and ended with their traditional western wedding! This is part one – the Tea Ceremony. This was my first time not only photography a Vietnamese Tea Ceremony but attending one. It was absolutely beautiful from […]

Wedding

July 24, 2023

Jenn & Edgar’s Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

Jaidyn Michele Photography, California Wedding Photographer, Arizona Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photographer

Nick and Sonya are one of my couples getting married in spring 2024. To tell you I’m so excited about their wedding would be an understatement! These two live in Washington but are getting married in Phoenix. They knew they wanted to have their engagement session in Arizona. But, they didn’t know where to take […]

Engagement

July 6, 2023

Where To Take Photos in Downtown Phoenix

It’s inevitable whenever I hear a good love song, I immediately get in my feels. There’s so much power in music, and creating a wedding day playlist is the best way to set the tone of your day. From getting ready moments, to walking down the aisle, to the one you’ll have your first dance […]

Wedding

June 26, 2023

How To Create A Wedding Day Playlist

Wedding Day Playlist

This was my first time shooting a Downtown Phoenix Engagement Session since moving to Arizona! I forgot how much I loved getting creative in an urban setting.

Arizona Photography

June 19, 2023

Downtown Phoenix Engagement Session

As a wedding photographer, there are always “must-have” wedding photos on my shot list. When it comes to delivering a wedding gallery, these are the images I think should always be there. Here are the moments and details that DESERVE to be documented!

Wedding

June 13, 2023

7 Must-Have Wedding Photos

Every wedding day looks different; therefore every wedding timeline looks different! There’s no one size fits all timeline for wedding days. This is why I go in-depth with my couples to gather important information before building their perfect wedding day timeline. Here’s the important questions I ask when it comes to finding out how much […]

Wedding

May 24, 2023

Perfect Wedding Day Timeline | How To Guide

This session will go down in history as one of my favorite shoots of all time. If you’re wondering why, I’m gonna tell you! Take a look at this Big Sur sunset engagement session. If you’ve never been to Big Sur, GO! If you’ve ever been to Big Sur, then you know that it’s one […]

California Photography

May 8, 2023

Big Sur Sunset Engagement Session

As a photographer I’m always trying to mix things up and make sure I’m not telling all my couples to do the exact same poses. However, I have a handful of shots I make sure I include in every wedding gallery! On top of that I have a documentary approach to wedding photos, of course […]

Wedding

May 3, 2023

Must Have Bride & Groom Wedding Photos

If you’ve ever wondered how to elevate a backyard micro wedding, then you’re in the right place! From details in the signage to a cigar bar, there was no detail missed. Wildflowers and an Arizona super bloom inspired this evening, and it came together perfectly thanks to some amazing wedding vendors!

Arizona Photography

April 21, 2023

Modern Western Micro Wedding in Arizona

I eloped on the island of Oahu and it was one of the best things my husband and I ever did. I’m sharing all the things we did on our elopement day and how to plan your own epic adventure elopement in Hawaii!

Elopement

April 5, 2023

How to Elope in Hawaii!

Elope in Hawaii with a hike

If you have decided to write your own vows, you may feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to begin. Well, I’ve got you! I have 4 tips that will help you significantly when putting your thoughts to paper!

Wedding

March 21, 2023

How To Write Personal Wedding Vows

His and Hers Wedding Vow books for Personal Wedding Vows

Listen up!!! Your partner wants the proposal documented. Even if they desire something intimate and just the two of you… hire a photographer to hide out and take photos! Proof or it didn’t happen, am I right?! Just kidding, but seriously I have yet to meet someone who says they wouldn’t want photos of their proposal. I am here to tell you how to plan a perfect surprise proposal!

Engagement

March 20, 2023

How To Plan A Perfect Surprise Proposal

Perfect Surprise Proposal city Scape

Casey and Jon came from Houston and while they were in town for the weekend they wanted to take their engagement photos, so we made it happen. I love that I’ve had so many couples reach out and say they’re coming from out of state and want to book a desert engagement session while they’re visiting Arizona. I think the desert is absolutely beautiful, and such a fun and unique place to take photos!

Engagement

March 2, 2023

Desert Engagement Session | Casey & Jon

Jaidyn Michele Photography, Casey and Jon, Casual Outfit Inspiration

So if you’re thinking of a Sedona Adventure Elopement my vote is, DO IT! Sedona is easily one of the most beautiful places in the country in my opinion. Theres 360° of breathtaking views no matter where you’re at, and something for everyone to do. If you’re wanting an epic adventure elopement, Sedona may be […]

Arizona Photography

September 23, 2022

How To Plan A Sedona Adventure Elopement

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