I love, love, love taking wedding pictures at the Gilbert Temple. It is our home temple so I am a little biased 🙂
Melissa and David were great to work with. David met Melissa while serving on his mission in Mexico. Melissa doesn’t speak very much English yet so David translated for me. It was fun and reminded me of a wedding a few years back where the groom went on his mission to Russia. After his mission he met up with a girl he baptized there. They were married at the Mesa Temple. The groom translated the Russian for me during their photo shoot.
The weather was great at the Gilbert Temple, meaning not too hot for this time of year. After the sun started to set we went out to the field to the East of the Temple. I love those sunset shots there. The field was a perfect color of green and purple. With the external video lights that I set up the sunset shots always turn out great without the need for a flash.
The Phoenix Temple is so beautiful. I have had the great opportunity to shoot wedding photos and videos there with so many couples there. I especially love shooting there the night before the wedding about an hour before sunset. That is the time for the perfect light. The Phoenix Temple keeps giving the best sunset photos with my couples. Jacob and Christina were wonderful to work with.
I love shooting at the Gilbert Temple. My latest couple at the Temple was Courtney and Brian. They are actually living in Iowa right now going to school. They came back to Gilbert for their wedding as both their families are living in the Gilbert and Phoenix area. I had such a fun time taking pictures of them at the Gilbert Temple. Congratulations Courtney and Brian.
I loved shooting the wedding photos for Kylie and Stephen at the Gilbert Temple. We had such a fun time. The lighting and weather was just perfect. In the first year since the Gilbert Temple has been opened I have shot photos and or video for more than 100 couples getting married there. Kylie and Stephen were so easy going about all my ideas for photos. They loved going out into the field on the East side. There are some great spots out there to get the perfect sunset shot. With spring flowers planted now the Temple grounds were in full bloom. I love the purple flowers on the North side right now.
I shot for my first time at Encanterra in San Tan Valley about a week ago. Hayden and Jake were married at the Gilbert Arizona Temple in the morning and held their reception at Encanterra that night. Encanterra was just beautiful. What a great venue for an LDS Wedding Reception. The golf course was immaculate and the view of the mountains was impressive. The weather was perfect. Jake and Hayden had quite the party. Here are a few shots from the reception.