Category Archives: 01. Weddings

Chris + Katy: Scottsdale, AZ wedding photographer

Remember this cute little couple? Chris and Katy were married last May at McCormick Ranch Golf Course.  I shot their wedding when I was five months pregnant.  Now that Andrew is four months old that seems like forever ago.  Chris and Katy have managed to stay busy also.  They have BOTH graduated from UofA Medical School and started their residency here in Phoenix, Arizona.

We started the day at Katy’s parents house with the girls getting ready.

Katy was fake-eyelash expert working on all of her bridesmaids.

Next we headed over to the church for their ceremony.  The church was beautiful inside and out with lots of unique features.

We all shared a little laugh as Katy struggled to get the ring on Chris’s finger!

My favorite part of the day.  Bride and groom portraits!!

Katy, you are sooooooooooo gorgeous!!!

While I was shooting the portraits my trusty second shooter, Elizabeth, captured a few of the reception details.

The reception was a blast and ended with an awesome firework display!

Chris and Katy thank you so much for trusting me to shoot your wedding!!


Kate + Sean: Glendale, AZ Wedding Photographer

Kate and Sean were married on a sunny March afternoon.  Kate is a school teacher and Sean works at a bank.  Together they are the perfect match of fun, joy, love and laughs.  Before the wedding they were both calm and relaxed.  Enjoying the time with their bridal party and soaking in the last few moments before the walk down the aisle.

I am honored that I was able to document their day thru pictures.  We started with some of the beautiful bridal details.

Thanks to my second shooter Elizabeth for this shot of Kate’s shoes.

Petal Pushers did an amazing job with the flowers as always!

A final adjustment before the first look.

Kate and Sean chose to see each other before the ceremony.  This allowed us plenty of time to capture the emotion and excitement of seeing each for the first time on their wedding day.

Sean is such a crack-up that I think these two pictures perfectly sum up his personality!

The ceremony details were gorgeous and we could not have asked for a more beautiful blue sky!

More great shots by Elizabeth.

My unofficial second shooter!

We had time for a few more pictures before the reception!

The Wigwam Resort was recently remodeled and the grounds were just beautiful!

The reception details were a mix of purples, greens, turquoise and Peacock feathers.

There were a few technical difficulties with the music for their first dance, but that didn’t phase Kate and Sean one bit.  They laughed and loved all the way thru it!

One last favorite at the end of the night!

Kate and Sean thank you so much for including me in your special day!


The vendors that made this fabulous wedding possible!

Venue: Wigwam Resort, Glendale Arizona

Band/MC: The Walkens

Flowers: Petal Pushers

Photographer: Suzanne Melissa Photography

Scottsdale Wedding Photographer: David + Megan

Meet David and Megan…the newlyweds!

I have been on an extended blogging hiatus and I am so excited to finally share this wedding.  There are so many great images, great stories and great people involved in this wedding.

You might remember David and Megan from their engagement session here.  I have been Facebook friends with them since we shot their session.  For the last 3 months I have been reading the sweetest and most adorable posts between these two. “Can’t wait to marry you”, “Had so much fun at date night with David. Can’t wait to marry that man!”.   Could these two be any more in love?

Let’s start with my favorite details…the dress and shoes.  Thank you to my second shooter Elizabeth for the shot of the shoes.

Megan was very relaxed before getting ready.  Even playing card games with her niece.

I am loving these next few shots.  Megan and her girls were so much fun to watch getting ready.

Megan was such a stunning bride…uggggg I just couldn’t take enough pictures!

David and Megan decided to have a first look and the first few moments between them were very sweet.

The ceremony was outside near the 18th green and simple gorgeous.

Megan’s brother, Andy, spoke at the beginning of the ceremony.  He was sincere, loving, insightful and incredibly funny!  We all laughed and cried!

David took it in stride when Andy reminded him that Megan has three older brothers and each out weighs him…so, he better take good care of their little sister!

After the ceremony we grabbed a few more pictures during the sweet light!

We had to take advantage of the burning sunset.

The reception details were as beautiful as the ceremony.   Many of Megan’s family members assisted with putting it all together complete with photos of loved ones that were not able to attend.

First dance and lots of smiles!

For the father/daughter and mother/son dance Megan’s brother Andy again stepped in to help.  He sang both songs live and it was awesome!

Not to be out done, Megan’s other two brothers were part of the wedding party and gave the most hysterical speeches I have ever heard.

They recalled meeting David for the first time and being pleasantly surprised compared to, “what she usually brought home”! I had to force myself to keep shooting and stop laughing.

The sign of a fun reception??  A packed dance floor!

Megan and David thank you so much for including my in your wedding.   It was so much fun to meet your families and laugh and cry with you!

I can’t wait to keep reading all of your mushy Facebook updates!

A big thank you all of the vendors that made this event incredible!!

Venue: Arrowhead Country Club

DJ: Oscar with Got You Covered

Photographer: Suzanne Melissa Photography

Scottsdale Wedding Photographer: Matt and Stephanie’s Wedding

Meet Matt and Stephanie!

I love how every wedding and every couple are different and unique in their own way.  Matt and Stephanie were married a few weeks ago with an outdoor ceremony surrounded by family and friends.  Stephanie is quiet and reserved.  Matt is easy going and friendly.  Together they make a couple that fit perfectly together like two parts melting into one.

The day started with getting ready.  Stephanie’s maid of honor found a quiet place to review her speech.  The guys on the other hand were keeping things loose!

Before Stephanie got dressed I borrowed her dress to shoot a few details.

They chose to see each other before the ceremony.  I never get tired of watching a first look….I have the best job ever!

These next two images of Stephanie totally remind me of a perfume ad. You know where the model casually looks over their shoulder at the camera and whispers the name of some expensive perfume….can you see it?!

Matt has a very easy way about him and seemed to always be comfortable in front of the camera.

Their wedding party was very large and lots of fun!

Thanks to my second shooter, Elizabeth, for this shot during the ceremony.

Love this one!!

Hugs all around after the ceremony!

We took advantage of the remaining daylight and took a few more pictures before the reception.

A few of my favorite reception details by Meant 2b Events.

Thanks to some very funny speeches and the newlywed game the reception was lots of fun!

How gorgeous is this ring!!

Matt and Stephanie thank you so much for letting me photograph your wedding! All the best to you and your future as a married couple!

A big thank you all of the vendors that made this event incredible!!

Venue: Arrowhead Country Club

Coordinator: Meant2be Events

DJ: Eric with Got You Covered

Photographer: Suzanne Melissa Photography

Glendale Arizona Wedding Photographer: Jarend & Julie

Meet Jared and Julie!!

Jared and Julie were recently married at Arrowhead Country Club.  Here is a little sneak peak at their candle lit ceremony!

A special thank you to Tami for shooting this wedding for me as an associate photographer.  I was shooting Sarah and Richard’s wedding on the same day at the same location!