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Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography

The Wigwam Resort located in Litchfield Park west of Phoenix is one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding.

The ride from my home in Tempe to this venue is about 45 minutes but on a beautiful, sunny Saturday, it goes by fast.

My dad and brother both worked with me.

My brother was the second shooter and my dad wanted to work on HDR (high dynamic range) images on a wedding.

You will see some of these very cool HDR images on this blog post.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography

The bride had heard about me and my photography business from the Wedding Warehouse in Goodyear on the west side of Phoenix.

About four months before the wedding the bide had asked me if I would photograph a fundraiser for her brother that had passed away from Leukemia.

I gladly accepted because I like to give back to the community whenever I can.

It would also give me an opportunity to get to know the bride and groom and their family before the wedding.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer

On the day of the wedding we started with the bride dressing which I photographed and my brother Shaun took the images of groom dressing.

We then moved outside to photograph the bride and bridesmaid’s portraits and then hid them away so they would not see the guys when we brought them out for theirs.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Two Tempe Brothers Team Up to Photograph Wedding in Clarkdale Arizona
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Two Tempe Brothers Team Up to Photograph Wedding in Clarkdale Arizona
Two Tempe Brothers Team Up to Photograph Wedding in Clarkdale Arizona

The ceremony took place outside in a very beautiful location that the Wigwam has set up for its weddings.

There was lots of emotion and I think my brother and I captured it all shooting from two different vantage points.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Destination High School Senior Portrait By A Chandler Arizona Photographer
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography

After the wedding ceremony, after the last people went through the receiving line, we photographed the family and bridal party portraits.

The Wigwam provided us with golf carts so we could take the bride and groom out to photograph some very special images out on the golf course and we took complete advantage of that.

We were able to capture some amazing sunset photographs that evening.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography

When we finished outdoors we moved on to the reception where everyone was waiting… AND what a reception it was.

The grand entrance was fun and they went right into a dance were the groom and groom’s men danced on one side of the floor and the bride and brides maids dance on the other like a little dance off.

There was lots of laughs and tears during the toast and then the dancing started again.

They also had a fun photo both the everyone took part in, even my brother, myself and my dad had one taken.

Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography
Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography

My dad and I collaborated on an amazing photograph near the end of the reception.

As it has turned out it would be one of the last wedding images he and I would work on together before he stopped photographing weddings.

I know we both have felt it was one of our favorite wedding images we have taken over the years. It took both of us to pull this one off.

It was a combination of a long exposure and off camera flash. The location was just perfect. The clouds really stood out. 

What a beautiful night to finish off a great day! 

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Angelina and Paul’s Wedding Photography | Wigwam Resort | Beyond the Shutter Photography