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Favorite Wedding Photo of 2012 {Lauren and Brian at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge}

Lauren and Brian's Wedding at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge in Phoenix

 

Sometimes, when you take a picture you just know you’ve got magic.  That the image you’ve taken is THE ONE.  The shutter clicks and *bam* you’ve got it – and if you didn’t take another picture the entire day you know you could go home satisfied.

Other times, it’s not till later that you realize you might just have something special.   The house is quiet, everyone else long since asleep.  You’re in the zone – well known to all artists – where the image start to sing it’s own song and you only have to listen closely to know what it wants to become.   Somewhere – in the transition from full color to a vintage, film inspired black and white – the shadows take on a different texture, the desert landscape stands out in start relief against deepening clouds and a slow smile spreads across your face.  Yes – you’ve got something special here.

This is an image meant to be viewed large – but even on my computer screen, I knew I had created something that I loved.  And in the end – there’s nothing more satisfying than that.

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{Lauren and Brian were married last month at the fabulous JW Marriott Desert Ridge.  It was an incredible day filled with love, laughter and more than a handful of celebrity sighings (remind me to tell you about trying to capture a gaggle of groomsmen on the hunt for Miley Cyrus).  The divine Ashley Gain was on hand to make sure that the day went off without a hitch and the fab team from Bright Bokeh captured a killer video of the events of the day.}

favorite. bridal. ever. {phoenix wedding photographer}

Sometimes, before you even click the shutter, you know.  It’s a combination of the subject, and the setting, and the light, and the buzz in the air.  And you just know you’ve gotten something magical.

Bridal Image taken at a Blackstone Country Club wedding in Vistancia Arizona

Nicole and her new hubby got married last month at the  Blackstone Country Club in Vistancia. Check back soon for their Sedona engagement images and their beautiful wedding.

Flaunt Your Rock – A National Engagement Contest

Phoenix Arizona Wedding Photography Contest

Valentines Day has come and gone, but LOVE is definitely still in the air!

Did you recently ask the girl (or boy) of your dreams to marry you and want the world to join you on cloud nine?  Did you just get engaged and are beaming with pride over the shiny ring on your finger?  Want to flaunt it some more? In honor of all the love Jeanette LeBlanc Photography is holding a contest for you newly engaged love birds.

What do you get for flaunting that shiny ring? The winner will receive a full engagement session and a $100 print credit ($400 value). In addition the winners of each local Flaunt Your Rock contest will be placed in a national contest to win a grand prize worth more than $450. The grand prize includes custom invites from Paper and Ink Studio, a wedding cake topper from Goose Grease, a custom clutch from Clutch That and a wedding accessory from Little White Chapel Accessories!

Of course, if you know me, you’ll know I like to throw my own little twist into everything.  So let’s be totally clear:

This contest is:

  • All about creativity.  You’re gonna have to think outside the box and show me your personality.  You get two images and 140 characters to set yourself apart, so work it – you fabulous lovebirds, you.
  • Totally inclusive – younger couples, older couples, second time around couples, same sex couples, tattooed and mohawk-ed couples, sit on the couch and watch reality TV couples…all are welcome and encouraged to enter.

This contest is not:

  • About who has the biggest, shiniest or most expensive ring.  If you got your engagement ring from a gumball machine but you can show it off in your own divine style – you just might win.

What You Gotta Do:

  • Fill out the entry form completely and send it in with all required information on or before midnight March 5th, 2010. (Engaged Couples Only)
  • Submit : One photograph of your ring & one photograph of yourselves*.  Have fun with this.  You can certainly submit the cheesy headshot from your Great Aunt Edna’s 65th birthday party, but I’ll give you extra points if you get creative with it.  Images don’t have to be perfect, and they don’t need to be taken with a fancy camera (rock your iphone if you wanna).  Just be you, and I’m sure to fall in love.
  • Tell me your love story, Twitter style.  I’ve given you a whole 140 characters with which to share your happily ever after.  Choose your words wisely.  Write in rhyme if you want.  Or in French.  Just be sincere, and I promise I’ll be impressed.
  • Encourage all of your friends and family to vote for you. Facebook it.  Tweet it.  Send snail mail post cards to your entire graduating class.  The ring with the most votes wins!

*please do not submit images taken by another professional photographer.  You must own full rights to all submitted photographs.  Images taken by a professional photographer will be disqualified.

All submissions must be received by midnight March 5th, 2010.

The Fine Print:
The contest winner will be determined by public vote.  Although there are many different voting methods available, public vote was determined to be the best option for this contest.  If this option is not a good fit for you, we respectfully accept your decision to decline participation.  We will also actively monitor IP addresses and voting participation to ensure fair and reliable results.  We reserve the right to disqualify any entry or vote that appears to be suspicious.

All participants must agree to sign a model release allowing images to be displayed on Jeanette LeBlanc Photography’s blog. Winning participants must sign a release allowing images taken by Jeanette LeBlanc Photography to be displayed on web site, blog, Facebook and print advertising sources. Participants must also agree to all standard Terms & Conditions of Jeanette LeBlanc Photography

Regular session terms and conditions apply.

We require an electronically marked consent that you are entering this contest voluntarily and that Jeanette LeBlanc Photography is not promising any winnings or other compensation for participation.

Entries will be judged by a panel of photographers who will narrow down the selection to 3 rings. The finalists will be posted on Jeanette LeBlanc’s blog and the winner will be chosen via a public voting poll. Voting will occur between March 7-March 13, 2010. There are specific rules around voting that will be clarified during the voting round of the contest.

Winners will be announced on March 15th, 2010. Winning session must take place between March 22-May 1st.

Session will take place within metropolitan Phoenix.  Travel outside of the immediate Phoenix area will be subject to additional travel fees.

Don’t live in the Phoenix area? Have friends across the country? Check out these photographers who have Flaunt Your Rock contests running in other cities!

UNITED STATES

Boise, Idaho: Lucid Deisgn and Photo
Boston, Massachusetts: Helen Makadia Photography
Denver, Colorado: Keri Doolittle Photography
Columbia, Missouri: Ashley Turner Photography
Seattle, Washington: Susan of Whimsical Photo Design
Philadelphia and Main Line, Pennsylvania: April Ziegler Photography
Grand Rapids, Michigan: K. Holly Studios
Spokane, Washington: Cameron Glass Photography
Phoenix, Arizona: Jeanette LeBlanc Photography
Ft. Smith, Arkansas: Beaty Photography
San Jose, California: V and J Photography
Tampa/St. Petersburg: Stephanie Smith Photography

CANADA

Edmonton/Vancouver Canada: Jen Williams Photographer
Fort McMurray/Northern Alberta: Leslie Brown Photography
Powell River BC/Vancouver Island: Jennifer Kennedy
Central Interior, BC: Andrea Blair Photography
Langley, BC: Cathy Empey Photography

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Whew! Now that all of that is over, click on this link to enter the  Flaunt Your Rock Contest!


Bridal Shoot at The Boojum Tree | Phoenix Wedding Photography

Location.  Location.  Location.

It’s as important to wedding planning as it is to real estate.   Every bride and groom want to find the perfect backdrop for their wedding day – and in a city the size of Phoenix, there are plenty of options for an amazing wedding venue.  Although a good photographer can create a beautiful image just about anywhere, the right location can bring your photographs to an entirely different level.

I was thrilled when the lovely Keri Doolittle invited me to join awesome local wedding photographers Kimberly Bee and Tina Burnham, along with some beautiful models, for an afternoon at one of the valley’s most stunning wedding venues.    The Boojum Tree is a hidden jewel, tucked away at the end of a little street, and full of more photographic yumminess than we could possibly capture.  Every time I turned a corner I stumbled upon yet another deliciously vintage, lush, romantic spot.  Tremendous variety, quirky, unexpected touches, private hideaways…

It was, quite seriously, a little slice of photography heaven.

Image taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlanc

I saw this phone booth and thought ‘Are you kidding me?’.   How to make a wedding photographer happy….give her a stunning model, a beautiful dress and a vintage red phone booth.  I tell you, I was giddy!

Image taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlanc

The flowers were BEAUTIFUL!

Image taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlanc

One of the things that matters most to wedding photographers is light, and The Boojum Tree has the most beautiful light almost everywhere – it’s like magic!

Image taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlanc

Oh – the shoes!  The hoes!  I leave almost all bridal sessions and weddings with the inexplicable urge to go shoe shopping!

Image taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedidng venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlancImage taken at The Boojum Tree, Scottsdale Arizona wedding venue by Phoenix-based wedding and portrait photographer Jeanette LeBlanc

Credits:

Many thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this session so incredible!  You all ROCK!

Venue:

The Boojum Tree – Phoenix

Flowers:

Endearing Floral Design @ Thee Wedding Warehouse

Dresses:

Jennyvi Dizon

Jewelry:

Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique

Hair/Makeup:

Tina Burnham

Recent Weddings Slideshow | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

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I have had the pleasure of providing wedding photography and bridal sessions to brides and grooms in several amazing wedding venues.  As you can see from the images, I have been blessed with some spectacularly beautiful couples and some amazing locations in Phoenix and Flagstaff.

Featured Vendors Include:

Venues:

The Boojum Tree – Phoenix

The Nordic Center –  Flagstaff

Flowers:

The Garage by Ivy

Endearing Floral Design @ Thee Wedding Warehouse

Dresses:

Jennyvi Dizon

Jewelry:

Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique

Hair/Makeup:

Tina Burnham