The Botanical Garden in Phoenix is the perfect place for a wedding! When Jen contacted me last year about photographing her wedding there I was beyond excited. I had photographed one of her friends wedding in Phoenix couple years earlier and really enjoyed the amazing ambiance and feel that the botanical garden provides. The complex is huge and has so much to offer in way of different backdrops and views. I love all of the amazing colors and textures. Jen & Cory’s wedding was such a beautiful event. We started the day with Jen getting ready at Valley Ho, a really fun retro styled hotel. I love those special moments when the bride is with her closest friends mother and sister getting ready. They were a beautiful group and were so much fun. Jen has a twin sister who was a really big part of her celebration. From there we traveled over to the Botanical Garden where Cory was waiting for a first look of Jen in her amazing wedding gown. The first look is always such a special event and I love capturing that nervousness and elation as the groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time. The Ceremony with the hill of Cacti in covering it and the sun setting in the background made for the picture perfect event. Some of my favorite photos were just after the ceremony when we were able to capture Jen & Cory at sunset. This time after the stress of the day has washed away are always so great. The two of them having some special time alone and really just getting to enjoy each other. The rest of the night was an amazing party of eating, toasts, and dancing. Lots and lots of dancing! What a fun group and such an amazing day. Im so glad to have been able to photograph Jen & Cory’s wedding in Phoenix at the botanical garden!