One of the most special parts about being in business for five years now is that our AJ Bride family keeps growing and growing. Every season, we’re welcoming new couples to the calendar, and every season it makes us feel so incredibly grateful and blessed that we get to serve such kind, joyful, easy-going couples who make this job a dream job.

We anticipated that as the years went on our AJ Bride family would grow with more and more couples, but the thing that’s even more special is getting to watch each of our couples turn into families of their own! Now that we’ve been in business for five years, SO many of our past bride and grooms are welcoming babies, and it’s so fun for us to watch our couples become parents. There’s really nothing more special!

Since our schedule is so packed with weddings, engagements and teaching, we only have room on our calendar for a super limited amount of anniversary sessions, so we can’t always make the timing work on these, but when the stars align, there’s nothing better than re-uniting with one of our past couples!

Tara and Lee got married last year and we had the pleasure of capturing their beautiful wedding at The Sanctuary. From the moment we met them, we were struck by their kindness and sweet down-to-earth personalities and the way they love each other. Since they live in Chicago, the wedding was a destination wedding for them. So you can imagine we felt extra honored when we got the email that they were were planning on coming all the way from Chi-town to Scottsdale for some desert maternity photos!

We had so much fun together reminiscing about their wedding day, and as soon as we got them in front of the camera, we fell in love with these two all over again! We loved chatting, catching up, and trying to convince them to move to Arizona! Can’t we all agree, the desert looks GOOD on these two?! Here are just a few of our many favorites!

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    Starr Mitchell

    Absolutely stunning!! Love your work!!!


    Beautiful. I seem to remember this location ;)

    Kathy burrow

    So beautiful!