ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog en-us (C) ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:09:00 GMT Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:09:00 GMT https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u169935898-o1042714724-50.jpg ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog 80 120 KAELA AND PETER GATHER ESTATE MESA ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/9/kaela-and-peter-gather-estate-mesa-arizona Peter and Kaela were an absolute pleasure to work with. 

They are from Mesa, Az. And they are high school sweethearts. And you could definitely tell!

They have known each other for eight years and their first date was at Harkins Movie Theatre and they watched

Anchor Man 2. 

Peter proposed on a Fourth of July late night after the fireworks. 

So romantic!!!

Kaela is a Patient Care Coordinator at a hearing aid facility in Mesa

And Peter works in mental health currently but is now a EMT and is currently preparing for the fire exam.

In their spare time they like to watch movies, try new foods and hangout with their kids. They are 5 and 2.

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I love the shoe choices brides choose these days! It's not always about the big fancy heels. 

Most brides are all about comfort. 

I can totally relate as a wedding photographer. I can have the cutest dress or outfit on. 

And I always have what I call my grandma shoes on. Comfortable, and as cute as possible. 

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Her hair was so beautiful!!

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Also one of my favorite moments to capture is the Grooms reaction the first time he sees his bride. 

First looks have become very popular over the years, but a lot of people still choose not to and opt for 

first looks with the bridesmaids, groomsmen or parents. 

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After the Ceremony we did family photos, bridals and had soooooo much fun at the reception! 

This wedding definitely was one to remember. 

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Now, you will get a little look at why I had so much fun at this wedding!

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ALLIE AND MAX BIG TIN COTTON GIN SAN TAN VALLEY ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/7/allie-and-max-big-tin-cotton-gin-san-tan-valley-arizona I knew when I met Allie and Max, I would love shooting their engagements and wedding!

You can see their engagements posted earlier in my blog posts!

Allie and Max met in Junior High. 

They had their first official date in 2019 at Cafe Boa and soon after in 2021 on Valentines Day,

Max proposed in the parking lot of Cafe Boa. 

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Allie is a nurse in the ER and working on her Masters.

Max is a marketing associate at Phillips law group, and is currently going to law school.

They have two pups and they love to  go skiing, play video games, go on Disney trips, and love to eat. 

I can relate, I also love to eat and always try new things when we travel. 

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GRACE AND LUKE WINDMILL HOUSE CHINO VALLEY ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/6/grace-and-luke-windmill-house-chino-valley-arizona Grace and Luke's wedding at the Windmill house was a beautiful day! I am looking forward to another wedding here this year!

The lush trees, the pond, and even the little cowboy town with the church in the back is such a fun spot for photos!

It all started with the first look. It was definitely a memorable one as they read letters to each other

and the emotions were just absolutely amazing between the two of them. 

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Being big Star Wars buffs, they incorporated their love of it with little hints here and there. 

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Another favorite thing of mine to do, is swoop you two up during a great sunset, or do a creative night shot if there is a spot at the venue. 

Windmill house did not disappoint on the night shots here!

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And definitely showed a little more Star Wars love at the end of the night!

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JUSTINE AND JAKE THE BUTTES AT REFLECTIONS TUCSON ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/5/justine-and-jake-the-buttes-at-reflections-tucson-arizona One of my favorite venues in Tucson is The Buttes at Reflections. 

It sits right on the base of Pusch Ridge in the Santa Catalinas. 

My favorite thing to do there is to head out at golden hour for some dreamy bridals with the mountains in the background. 

I love everything about this venue and all of the photo opportunities there!

Here's a little bit about the couple. 

Justine and Jake met at their senior prom. 

Their first date was at Sauce and then they got Frost for dessert after. 

For their proposal, Jake planned a surprise trip for to Sedona. They went on a hike at Cathedral Rock.

When they got to the top he got down on one knee and proposed.

Justine had no idea it was happening and it was a very special moment for her. 

Justine graduated from The University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance.

She is a dance teacher at a few local studios in town. Jake is in the Army and is currently stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia.

A few of the things they like to do together is watching movies, getting ice cream, doing stuff outdoors like going on walks or hikes, and go swimming.

So after learning a little about the couple, here's their big day! They were amazing to work with and the sweetest couple! 

These are all of the reasons why I love what I do, and absolutely love photographing weddings!

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ALI AND MAX ENGAGEMENT SESSION SALT RIVER PHOENIX ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/2/ali-and-max-engagement-session-salt-river-phoenix-arizona I am so excited to be photographing these two lovebirds wedding this month! 

I met these two through another wedding I photographed. 

We met, instantly clicked and here we are! 

These two are so fun and have so much personality. 

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DANIELLE AND BRAD https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2022/1/danielle-and-brad Danielle and Brad's wedding was beautiful!

It started a few days before with a first look at the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction. 

Then we went to the sealing at the Phoenix Temple in Glendale Az. 

Followed by a ring ceremony at Brads parents house. 

Such a beautiful home with some fun farm animals I found across the street!

I just love all of the animals and can't wait to add some to our new ranch soon!

Which will be a whole new blog post on our big move.

But for now, here's Danielle and Brad's first look and wedding day!

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Danielle wanted to give Brad a hug before the actual big reveal!

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Isn't it just dreamy?!

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We took a small break from the morning sealing until the ring ceremony that evening. 

Upon returning from our break, I couldn't help but hit up the farm across the street since I was a little early!

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Who doesn't love a sparkler exit!

I really hope they never go out of style, because I'm kind of obsessed with them!

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MATILDA AND PHIL SEDONA ELOPEMENT https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/12/matilda-and-phil-sedona-elopement Elopements in Sedona are everything!!!

Sedona is one of my absolute favorite places to escape to, even if it's just for the day. 

Matilda and Phil met when he was doing a scan for her daughter, he's a chiropractor. 

Matilda is from New Jersey, where they reside now. And Phil is originally from California. 

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It was just the two of them and a butterfly that Matilda connected with and realized it was her mother there with them. 

She had passed away a few months prior to the proposal. 

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As well as sharing the beautiful moment with their family that was there to celebrate with them. 

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being in nature, traveling and spending time with friends and family. 

They like to cook healthy meals together, and trade services on each other. 

What two great fields to be in to be able to do that!

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It was a beautiful ceremony. 

Now onto the rest! 

Amazing to work with Cloth and Flame! I am obsessed with their work. 

You can see their work here: Cloth and Flame

Their food is wonderful too!

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I always love the parent dances. 

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STEPHANIE AND ZACH SHENANDOAH MILL WEDDING GILBERT ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/11/stephanie-and-zach-shenandoah-mill-wedding-gilbert-arizona So, I met Stephanie's parents at the dog park where we used to live. 

We have moved recently and I will definitely be posting about that soon! 

So many plans, and so many possibilities!

Although I have a decent amount of weddings still scheduled in Phoenix, I will be traveling there often. 

I met up with Stephanie and Zach at an amazing coffeeshop called Black Rock Coffee Bar in Chandler. 

We chatted a bit and I am so thankful they chose me as their wedding photographer!

We got to know each other a little more during their engagement session, which is posted on an older blog. 

You can catch up on their love story a bit on that blog too! 

Their wedding at Shenandoah Mill was beautiful. It is an old flour mill that used to be in operation, was bought and moved to Arizona from Virginia. 

The gardens are a perfect place if you're looking for some beautiful greenery mixed with some rustic charm. 

I love unique places like this venue! 

Arizona definitely has some amazing venues!

Both the bridesmaids and groomsmen were a ton of fun! And as you can see, Stephanie is full of laughter and smiles. 

And if you're wondering about the photo with everyone raising their hands, the officiant had asked who gets personal thank you cards, 

happy birthday cards and other things from Stephanie? She is a very kind and thoughtful person and you could definitely tell she is very loved by many!

Don't worry Zach, you're awesome too! That's why Stephanie choose you!

 

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SURAYAH AND TRISTAN LONGHOLLOW RANCH SISTERS OREGON https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/9/surayah-and-tristan-longhollow-ranch-sisters-oregon I was honored when our long time friends asked me to photograph their granddaughters wedding in Oregon. 

The wedding was at Long Hollow Ranch. It is an amazing property with a bed and breakfast as well. 

My husband made the trip with me and we had a great time staying on property and feeling like part of the family. 

Being on property gave me an opportunity to capture the boys fishing the morning of the wedding while the Surayah and the girls were getting ready.

Surayah did a first look with Tristan and her dad. First looks give me all the feels. 

If you opt for a traditional wedding, a first look with your bridesmaids is also fun!

I also had fun taking photos of the farm animals. I'm just slightly obsessed with goats. And horses. 

Enjoy!

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STEPHANIE AND ZACH RIPARIAN PRESERVE GILBERT ARIZONA ENGAGEMENTS https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/7/stephanie-and-zach-riparian-preserve-gilbert-arizona-engagements I am so looking forward to Stephanie and Zach's wedding this year! 

We beat the heat and got their engagements done! 

For Christmas, Stephanies siblings wanted to update her parents' picture wall with current pictures of everyone in the family. Stephanie and Zach  did not have any formal or nice pictures together besides some random goofy ones on her phone. She informed her siblings about this and her sister-in-law volunteered to take some pictures for them.

She also asked their roommate to tag along to get some candid shots for them since her sister-in-law is not a professional photographer. They decided to go to a wash in Queen Creek that was popular for family pictures. They took some different posed pictures with them standing and then their roommate suggested some seated shots. They laid out a blanket and took some seated shots. Then their roommate told me to stand up and get off the blanket so that she could position Zach. She put him in a kneeled position. Not thinking too much about it, I thought she was going to do something goofy and have me sit on his knee. Instead of positioning me, she told me to walk up to the blanket. As I was walking towards the blanket, I see Zach pull out the ring box and I knew exactly what was going on. I'm standing on the blanket hunched over in excitement and disbelief. Tears are starting to build up in my eyes. Zach tried to say something super romantic but he was so nervous that all he could get out was, "I know we've been together for a long time and you've been waiting for this. I love you. Will you marry me?" I obviously said yes and we kissed and hugged. The rest of the time that we were at the wash my sister-in-law and roommate got a couple more pictures of us and the ring. That was pretty much it.
 

Hope you enjoy their session we did at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve!

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PETRIAN AND ANTHONY https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/6/petrian-and-anthony Superstition Manor is becoming one of my favorite venues to photograph weddings at. 

The staff is amazing and organized. The getting ready suites are amazing, they are huge! One even has a pool table.

 And the food isn't too bad either. 

I'm a huge foodie and get pretty hungry at dinnertime photographing a wedding!

And I always love anything that has to do with the Superstition Mountains. It is one of my favorite places

to photograph in the Phoenix area. 

I won't keep you waiting any longer, enjoy their beautiful wedding day!

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HAYLEY AND CHASE PRESCOTT WEDDING https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/5/hayley-and-chase-prescott-wedding Hayley and Chase had a beautiful wedding on top of the mountain in Prescott.

The weather was beautiful and the scenery was absolutely stunning! 

I love my desert down here in Phoenix, but I love escaping to the mountains too!

Arizona is such a beautiful state with so much to offer! So happy to call this place home my whole life!

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AMNA AND HAIDER BACKYARD PAKISTANI WEDDING https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/5/amna-and-haider-backyard-pakistani-wedding This small Pakistani wedding in Tucson was a perfect backyard wedding. 

With close friends and family, you could feel the love and welcoming of guests to this intimate wedding. 

Amnas dress was absolutely beautiful and she made the most beautiful bride!

I am also in love with her beautiful jewelry. 

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SIERRA AND NICK SHERATON GRAND AT WILD HORSE PASS https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/3/sierra-and-nick-sheraton-grand-at-wild-horse-pass Sierra and Nicks wedding was absolutely beautiful. I love the Sheraton at Wild Horse Pass. I used to work at the Aji Spa there doing hair and makeup. 

It was one of my favorite jobs as a stylist. They take really great care of their employees, and the lunch wasn't too bad either. 

Hair and makeup by the amazing Uilani with Bridal Beauty Beyond and Alvin Moyer

Uilani also made Sierras traditional Hawaiian Headpiece. 

Since I'm always horrible at writing more than a paragraph, here's the photos!

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "chandler photographer" "phoenix arizona photographer" "phoenix weddings" "arizona wedding photographer" arizona photographer arizona wedding photographer phoenix bride phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer phoenix weddings willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/3/sierra-and-nick-sheraton-grand-at-wild-horse-pass Mon, 29 Mar 2021 23:51:12 GMT
KRISTEN AND BRIAN CHAPEL OF THE HOLY DOVE FLAGSTAFF ELOPEMENT https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/3/kristen-and-brian-chapel-of-the-holy-dove-flagstaff-elopement When Kristen asked me of I would go to Flagstaff, Az for an elopement, of course I said yes! I love traveling all over my beautiful home state to capture beautiful weddings and elopements. 

This elopement was at a place called Chapel of the Holy Dove. It's been in Flagstaff since the 1960s. 

It was the perfect place for this elopement!

After, we did some bridals, family and friends photos, then ventured downtown to get some more photos in before I headed home and they went to their dinner celebration. 

Of course I couldn't leave before doing some shopping in downtown Flagstaff. And getting my favorite Lavender Lemonade from Steep Leaf Lounge. 

 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "chandler photographer" "phoenix weddings" "scottsdale wedding photographer" "arizona wedding photographer" arizona photographer phoenix boudoir photographer phoenix bride phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/3/kristen-and-brian-chapel-of-the-holy-dove-flagstaff-elopement Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:20:02 GMT
RACHEL AND DALLIN GILBERT ARIZONA TEMPLE FIRST LOOK AND BRIDAL SESSION https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2021/2/rachel-and-dallin-gilbert-arizona-temple-first-look-and-bridal-session Rachel and Dallins first look and bridal session was definitely worth waking up early to catch the sunrise!

They were the cutest and so much fun to work with! I absolutely love the Gilbert Temple. It's so beautiful and really makes for some great photos. 

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Rachels custom made dress was absolutely perfect!

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HUNTER AND JONATHAN RAVENS VIEW WINE BAR CAREFREE ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/12/hunter-and-jonathan-ravens-view-wine-bar-carefree-arizona Hunter and Jonathan's wedding was amazing! Raven's View wine bar in Cave Creek Arizona was a beautiful place for a small intimate wedding.

Just coming out of quarantine from Covid, this wedding was a postponement, and a lot smaller than originally planned. 

But that wasn't going to stop these two from getting married with close friends and family. 

And just a short drive up the hill from the bar, made for some amazing bridals! 

Seriously one of my favorite parts of a wedding! After all, these are usually the photos you get printed to hang on your walls!

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HENISE FAMILY https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/12/henise-family Tis the time of year when I do my family minis. The year is almost over and I've had the most amazing families this year!

I know, I say that every year. I love meeting new people and giving them photos to cherish for years to come! I'm truly lucky to have 

a job that I love so much! From the brides and grooms, to the seniors, to the families. 

Despite everything with Covid this year, I love how we have conquered and still come together to share these moments. 

 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) arizona photographer arizona wedding photographer family session arizona phoenix arizona photographer' photo session desert arizona weddings' willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/12/henise-family Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:27:45 GMT
KIMBERLYN AND EARL THE VIEWS AT SUPERSTITION GOLD CANYON ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/10/kimberlyn-and-earl-the-views-at-superstition-gold-canyon-arizona The Views at Superstition is a beautiful wedding venue located in Gold Canyon, Arizona. 

I absolutely love anywhere with a view of my favorite mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Kimberlyn and Earl were awesome. They have an amazing family and they made me feel like I was part of the family on her wedding day. 

And don't forget the cake and deserts! Made by one of my favorite bakers in Phoenix, Sue Jacobs. 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) arizona photographer gold canyon arizona gold canyon wedding venue phoenix bride phoenix wedding photographer phoenix weddings superstition mountains superstitions the views at superstition where to get married in gold canyon willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/10/kimberlyn-and-earl-the-views-at-superstition-gold-canyon-arizona Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:13:46 GMT
BECKY AND PATRICK - WHISPERING TREE RANCH - LAVEEN ARIZONA WEDDING https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/10/becky-and-patrick-whispering-tree-ranch-laveen-arizona-wedding I'm slightly partial to the Whispering Tree Ranch, because I got married there myself back in 2015. 

It is such a beautiful venue! 

It's an old farmhouse turned into a wedding venue. 

I would totally live here if it was my venue!

I also have to say, this is the most classic grooms reaction I've ever seen over the years. 

It's one of my favorite moments to capture if couples don't do a first look. 

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KOURTNEY AND COTY WINDMILL WINERY FLORENCE ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/10/kourtney-and-coty-windmill-winery-florence-arizona The Windmill Winery in Florence is a beautiful wedding venue. 

You can get married on the barn side or the lake house side. 

Kourtney and Coty got married on the barn side. 

I also just did a wedding on the lake house side, so stay tuned for images from that!

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) arizona photographer arizona wedding photographer florence arizona florence wedding phoenix bride phoenix wedding photographer phoenix weddings willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer windmill winery winery wedding https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/10/kourtney-and-coty-windmill-winery-florence-arizona Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:00:50 GMT
SAVE THE DATE AND CHANGE THE DATE CARDS https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/9/save-the-date-and-change-the-date-cards Save the date and invitations are a must!

I love being able to send my brides to a place where they can find everything they need for save the dates and invitations.

It really takes a lot of stress away having it all in one place!

I love a simple place and process for save the date templates and wedding invitation templates. Especially those that are fully customizable.

At basic invite, you can find anything and everything you're looking for. 

Here you can find the save the date template.

And here are the change the date templates. 

You can get custom samples to see paper quality and color before ordering. 

There's also over 40 different colors of envelopes to choose from.

They are just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. You can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened. 
 

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Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online.

You can change the color of each element on a card, with over 180 different color options.

The card can be exactly how you want it, down to the smallest detail.

That completely sets them apart from any other online stationery company.

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 There are over 900 different sets.  

Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set.

They have all of the wedding stationery you need, like save the dates, wedding invitations, enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs, and

even matching thank you cards!

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They also have seal and send wedding invitations. They are an all-in-one invitation with tear off RSVP postcards included!

 It's one of the newest collections and is very popular among the brides!

There are over 30 designs and are completely customizable like all of the others. 

What's special about the Seal & Sends is that the guest's addresses are printed on the front of each invitation so no envelope is necessary!

All you have to do is share a link, collect guest addresses, and upload them onto your design.

Once you receive your order all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites, and secure them with a sticker! Simple and easy.

 

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They also have free wedding sites!

They are completely customizable! It's a great way to keep everything in one place!

They're mobile friendly and super easy to use.

You can instantly upload all of your wedding details, along with images, and a convenient map with directions for your guests.

Choose from 180 custom colors, and a design suite to match your wedding invitations!

You can find them on social media here!

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SARAH AND TJ https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/8/sarah-and-tj Sarah and Tj were so amazing to shoot with! I can't wait to shoot their wedding next April!

This engagement session was shot at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona. 

One of my absolute favorite places to shoot! 

I love it when clients pick my favorite locations to do a session at!

That golden hour sun at the end of the session was to die for! If I could shoot in just golden hour, every time I shoot, 

I would be so happy! I just love the moodiness and warmth of a good golden hour glow!

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "phoenix arizona photographer" "phoenix weddings" "arizona wedding photographer" arizona photographer arizona wedding photographer engagement session ideas phoenix arizona papago park papago park engagement session phoenix bride phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/8/sarah-and-tj Wed, 26 Aug 2020 21:33:37 GMT
LORI AND JACE https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/7/lori-and-jace I absolutely loved everything about this session!

I look forward to shooting this beautiful couples wedding. 

The Riparian Preserve is one of my favorite places to shoot. 

I know, everywhere is my favorite place to shoot. I just love Arizona so much!

I'm pretty sure I'm obsessed with everywhere in my home state. 

Arizona has so much to offer, and so many beautiful places. 

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COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION PHOENIX PHOTOGRAPHERS COLLAGES https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/community-over-competition-phoenix-photographers-collages The Phoenix photography community is strong. Our motto is Community over Competition and it definitely shows. We do styled shoots together, big meetups, refer each other out and so much more. 

I was planning on doing one collage, but had so much interest, I ended up doing three of them. 

The Phoenix community is much more than just photographers. 

It's florists, bakers, wedding planners, invitation makers, venues, bridal dress shops, hair and makeup artists.

The majority all of them are locally owned. 

The photography community has been hit, as well as our clients. Weddings canceled, photographers not able to do birth and newborn sessions.

Not being able to get those one year smashcake sessions in. Birthday parties being missed. Maternity photos on hold. 

We can't wait to capture your lives again soon, until then, keep smiling and stay hopeful Phoenix, AZ. Love, your local photographers.

Stay strong Arizona!

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Participating photographers

Click on the link to see more of their work and what they offer!

Collage one

we @anitamcleodphotography

can’t @cosmogirl35

wait @nadiabaxterphoto

to @redsidephotos

capture @mandyraephoto

your @ksl_wedding

lives @kristenhennke

again @afettography

soon @amydangerfieldphotography

until @davebentleyphotography

then @candice_krause_photography

keep @twinlensstudios

smiling @brennaleighphotography

and stay @carlydaniellephotography

hopeful @alishahunsakerphoto

Phoenix AZ @ryannlindseyphotography

love @brandybrittonphoto

your @photographybyjessicacook

local @jessicaqphoto

photographers @unspeakablejoyphotograpy

Collage two

we @maria.crisafulli.photography1

can’t @michelleeveraphoto

wait @deniseana

 to @blackmurnsphotography

capture @mandyraephoto

your @marthafelixphotography

lives @darahdoesphotos

again @bremariephotographyaz

soon @paolaandreaphotography

until @andreawhittlephotography

then @desertbornphoto

keep @kelselizabethphoto

smiling @sungmoonphoto

and stay @loraleejoy

 hopeful @alishahunsakerphoto

Phoenix Az @mindydeluca

love @patchworkphotog

your @tarynschaephotos

local @leavethemwildphotography

photographers @boudoir_by_julie_arroyo

Collage three

we @christalrosephotography

can’t @matthewwheelerphoto

wait @deniseana

to @mintysnaps

capture @marthafelixphotography

your @eyeofodin_studios

lives @msjessphotography

again @stephanitlindseyphotography

soon @maryann_bradley_photography

until @ashleyflugphotography

then @londonslens

keep @v2imags

smiling @brim_qoh_photos

and stay @michellohoffmanphotography

hopeful @sugarplum_photography_by_kj

Phoenix AZ @brittanynemecphotography

love @rayjeanphotography

your @cathicenatiempo

local @saypixeldust

photographers @essexphotoco

Thank you to everyone for making this vision come to life!
 

 

 

 

 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "arizona wedding photographer" "chandler photographer" "phoenix arizona photographer" "phoenix weddings" "scottsdale wedding photographer" arizona photographer arizona wedding photographer community community over competition coronavirus covid-19 phoenix boudoir photographer phoenix bride phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/community-over-competition-phoenix-photographers-collages Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:59:45 GMT
GINA FACETIME SESSION https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/gina-facetime-session With everything going on in the world right now, non essential businesses are shut down. And that unfortunately means photographers are too. 

I am working on my shop and prints will be available for purchase soon. I'm really excited about that! 

Weddings being canceled or postponed, engagement sessions being postponed. 

It's a tough time being a creative right now. But thankfully, I belong to some amazing groups of creatives and we are all supporting each other through this. The amount of creativity I'm seeing is absolutely amazing. The amount of support everyone shows in these groups is amazing as well, and I am so happy to have them. 

So Gina and I decided to try some FaceTime action. 

We did pretty good. We make an incredible team in person, so I knew we would rock the FaceTime shoot!

We did have a little help from her boyfriend Ryan, who was the phone holder/direction taker! 

We got so many incredible shots in such a short amount of time! 

These images are perfect for social media and a print probably no bigger than a 4x6 because of the cell phone quality.

I had to throw in some creative shots with my old camera collection too!

I absolutely love creating art with Gina and can't wait to shoot in person when this is all over. 

Until then, stay strong and healthy everyone. We will get through this. 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) arizona photographer corona virus facetime photo session covid 19 photo session facetime facetime photo session phoenix boudoir photographer phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/gina-facetime-session Fri, 17 Apr 2020 21:06:26 GMT
HALEY AND JAKE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS ENGAGEMENT SESSION, PHOENIX ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/haley-and-jake-desert-botanical-gardens-engagement-session-phoenix-arizona Haley and Jake were such a fun couple for their engagement session, I cannot wait to photograph their wedding March 2021!

They chose the Desert Botanical Gardens from my list of places I provide to my clients. 

It is one of my favorite places to go, whether it's for a session or just to go admire and photograph the beautiful plants, trees and flowers they have there. 

When your session starts out this amazing, you know you are in for some amazing shots! 

The love these two have for each other is just so adorable!

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We walked around and there was not a spot that would not disappoint! I could have photographed these two for hours!

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The colors they chose for their first outfit looked amazing with the desert scenery. 

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "chandler photographer" "phoenix arizona photographer" "phoenix weddings" arizona photographer phoenix bride phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/4/haley-and-jake-desert-botanical-gardens-engagement-session-phoenix-arizona Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:04:25 GMT
ASHLEY FAMILY SESSION SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS APACHE JUNCTION ARIZONA https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/3/ashley-family-session-superstition-mountains-apache-junction-arizona I first met Ashley before I started my photography career. I met Ashley back in 2009 when we moved back to Arizona and she came in to get her hair done.

She has been one of my biggest supporters in my photography career. I have been photographing her and her kids for quite a while now. 

She's been there from the beginning and I'm thankful for the friendship and support. 

And it could not have been better at my favorite mountain to go to in Phoenix, Arizona. The Superstition Mountains. There is just beauty all around Arizona and I am so lucky to have been born and raised here!

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anita@anitamcleodphotography.com (ANITA MCLEOD PHOTOGRAPHY) "phoenix arizona photographer" "phoenix family photographer" "phoenix weddings" "arizona family photographer" "chandler photographer" arizona photographer phoenix photographer phoenix wedding photographer willcox willcox arizona willcox arizona photographer willcox family photos willcox photographer willcox wedding willcox wedding photographer https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/3/ashley-family-session-superstition-mountains-apache-junction-arizona Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:55:02 GMT
JOCELYNN AND MATT https://www.anitamcleodphotography.com/blog/2020/2/jocelynn-and-matt I absolutely loved this backyard wedding in Tubac, Arizona! 

The attention to detail, and the property was just beautiful!  1010 This spot by the horse arenas made for a beautiful first look!