How to pin a boutonniere?

How to pin a boutonniere?

One of the most asked questions while getting ready

It is amazing just how many things go on behind the scenes of a wedding day. One of the many things that myself and my team will help with is how to attach a boutonniere?! It's only worn on special occasions, so it's no doubt that they are not sure how to attach it. But, no fear, we can help the men in the wedding party.

You will need the following depending on the size of the flower(s): one man in his suit, two long pins, and the flower! Now, gently holding his LEFT lapel with the button hole, place the flower below the top button hole. Still holding the flower on the lapel carefully start pushing the pin from the underside of the lapel to the topside of the lapel, grabbing the flower stem with the pin. Carefully push the pin through to the underside again so the pin is not visible from the top. Repeat the above with a second pin so there is more stability.

Here's a great, simple video by: Snippet & Ink

Are you just beginning your photography (or small business) journey?

Are you just beginning your photography (or small business) journey?

Announcing my new mentoring program!

Helping other photographers even other small business owners is a wonderfully rewarding feeling. While my current profession involves a passion for creativity, the backbone of any photographer's craft is their business skills. With a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration, I truly enjoy the business side of my creative business. By streamlining processes and organization, your business will become more efficient and create more room for growth. 

If you have anything that you are struggling with in your business, I would love to help you talk it through. Treat me to lunch and we can chat about changes that will help you.

I truly love to help!

Additional mentoring available:

Hourly mentoring, $50/hour.

Monthly mentoring program, $300/month; daily e-mails (Mon-Fri) and a meeting included.

My Favorite Locations

My Favorite Locations

I love to try new locations but, here are some of my regular spots, let me know if you'd like me to capture your family at any of these Arizona Locations. Please see the location name at the bottom of each photo for your reference.  

Locations close to Goodyear:

Other Beautiful Locations within the Valley:

 

Glendale Photographer

Rio Vista

 

Trinity + Jeremy - Payson Wedding

Trinity + Jeremy - Payson Wedding

Imagine a soft breeze blowing through the trees at the quaint hideaway of Camp Tontozona. Once a retreat and serving as a pre-training site for the ASU football team for 50 years, the wedding of Trinity and Jeremy took place in the cool pines at 5,600 feet elevation, a perfect place to get away from Phoenix, just 90 interesting miles North of Phoenix. Although, it stormed for part of the day, the bride and groom were in great spirits and I believe we still got amazing photos - I mean LOOK at this amazing GREENERY!  Camp Tontozona has seven unique cabins that can meet your every whim. From just escaping to the cool for the weekend for your family, to business retreats, a beautiful site for a refreshing, crisp outdoor wedding, this place has it all. Their website http://tontocreekcamp.com will show you everything to lure you to their charming place of history.

I love to find out how the couple met. For Trinity + Jeremey it was through mutual friends with similar likes. She went to Jeremy’s concert and they ended up hanging out together the next day and Jeremy asked her out on their first date. Their relationship evolved over time getting to know one another. They did a snowboarding trip every year for Jeremy’s birthday and this particular year Jeremy asked a woman on the hill to photograph the two of them. The woman had no idea what was about to happen, and Jeremy got down on his knee saying,” I love you and want to spent the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Of course Trinity said, “Yes!” The woman who Jeremy asked to shoot pictures started crying and continued to take some more amazing shots.

 

Venue:

http://tontocreekcamp.com

Bakery:

http://kendrascountrybakery.tumblr.com/  

Florist:

http://www.amy-martell.squarespace.com

Wedding dress designer:

https://www.maggiesottero.com/maggie-sottero

DJ:

http://www.mrmusickaraoke.com/


Yay, you got this far!  I have to share the sweetest review that this wonderful Groom wrote:

"If you want complete peace of mind that your wedding photos will turn out better than you could ever imagine, then you're only option is to go with Anna! My wife and I could not be happier with the photos, and Anna was extremely easy to work with. Although I had just met her that day, it honestly felt like she was just another one of our friends at the wedding going with the flow of everything and capturing every moment perfectly along the way. She was very professional, and returned photos quickly afterward. I would STRONGLY recommend her to anyone!"

To see more reviews, visit The Knot:
https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/anna-marisol-photography-phoenix-az-986292

Fall Family Sessions

Fall Family Sessions

Now booking Fall Family Sessions

It's time to update your family photos

Anna Marisol Photography has been capturing memories for 5 years. She offers high quality, custom photography and products in the West Valley, Arizona area. She absolutely adores the beautiful families she gets to capture! 

To book online, please click here:  https://squareup.com/store/anna-marisol/

Many photography sessions in Goodyear, Litchfield Park & Buckeye available.  See some of the examples below:

 

Beautiful Styled Shoot, Goodyear, AZ

Beautiful Styled Shoot, Goodyear, AZ

Thank you so much to all wonderful vendors that contributed towards this beautiful session.

 

The Amazing Vendor List:
Blooming Expressions Flowers
www.bloomingexpressionsflowers.com

Classic Rentals
www.classicpartyrentals.com

Us to U Rentals
www.ustourentals.com

AZ Retro Rentals
www.azretrorentals.com

Pixie Cakes
www.pixiecakes.com

Anna Marisol Photography
www.annamarisol.com

Molina Bridal
www.molinabridal.wixsite.com/molina-bridal

Mr. Formal Glendale/Phoenix
www.mrformalaz.com

The Crafty Smiths
www.craftysmiths.com

Artisry by Azure

www.artistrybyazure.com

Jaime Voelz
www.scissorsbeatpaper.com

Touchstone by Swarovski
www.touchstonecrystal.com/jenwoods

Noelle Kostraba
www.twobewedbridaljewelry.com

Wedgewood Palm Valley
www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

Going to the Chapel Wedding Planning and Consulting
http://www.gtcweddings.com/

Models: Special Thanks to Jay Jordan and Pamela Sassi

The Importance of Getting Ready Photos

The Importance of Getting Ready Photos

Your wedding is one of the most exciting days of your life where you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. More often, brides are choosing to have their photographer start snapping photos at the same time that their hairstylists and makeup artists arrive, but why? The morning can be hectic, and not everyone likes photos of themselves before they are all done up, but there is an importance to the 'getting ready' photos.

You and your friends or family members do not get hair and makeup done by professionals every day, and capturing the process can be a fun one. Sharing morning mimosas or coffees while propped up in the stylists chair as they artfully curl your hair or blend your eye shadow can make for some quite stunning photos.

Not only that, but photos of everyone getting ready can be cherished among the bride and bridesmaids as photos of everyone together sharing nervous moments before the ceremony, clinking champagne glasses or laughing at a joke someone told. This is also the first time everyone will be all together to try on their dresses, and help the bride into hers.

Upon first thought, these photos may not seem important, but they set the tone for the rest of the photos to come and is important for telling the complete story of your beautiful wedding day. It offers a beginning to the day and everyone can see the first moments when the bride puts on her dress or has her veil perfectly placed in her hair. It can also capture the first time a parent sees their daughter in her wedding gown, and a photographer can seal that moment with a click of the cameras shutter button so that it can be shared with friends and family alike.