Dec
27
2009

Colleen and Brendan’s Four Seasons wedding – at Troon North on November 6, 2009

Colleen and Brendan had a perfectly designed wedding. The details were immaculate and thought out. Nate, Tim Boyd and I (Tim S) had such a fantastic day with this amazing couple. Check out their wedding reception slideshow here –> four seasons wedding photographer. Not much to say other than this:

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

four seasons wedding picture

For those of you who have never been able to attend a wedding at the Four Seasons Troon North Resort, one of the options for your wedding reception is to have a cook that will prepare each meal specifically how your guests want. So you basically get to choose your ingredients and tell the chef what you want and he makes it. It was spectacular!

Thank you Colleen and Brendan for having an awesome wedding and for allowing us to be a part of it. We also want to thank you for the amazing food, drinks, and deserts that we were able to share in too!

Dec
26
2009

Beautiful Ancala wedding in Scottsdale and why we love making pictures at Ancala

Lyndsey & Bryan had a gorgeous wedding on October 17, 2009 and we were privileged to document their special day. There are some places that we get to photograph weddings that aren’t so fun, and then there are some that are really spectacular. Ancala in Scottsdale is definitely on of the fun places to photograph weddings. The location, specifically Dawn and her amazing staff, make it easy to take amazing photographs of couples on their wedding day [even when the sprinklers on the driving range almost soak the bride and groom!]. We get to take the bride and groom out where we have incredible views of the sunset and desert landscape. Ancala is located in North Scottsdale and is elevated above most of the valley so the views from there are really great. Lyndsey and Bryan planned an amazing wedding and we were so grateful to be a part of their day. Here is their wedding reception photography slideshow if you haven’t seen it yet –> Ancala Wedding Photography Scottsdale.  As always, here are a few photos:

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

ancala wedding picture

Call us today [602] 374-2728 if you are planning a wedding in Scottsdale or any other location in the Phoenix area. We regularly photograph weddings around the US and enjoy being destination wedding photographers as well.  If you like what you see, please give us a call or email us at photography@thevisionyard.com – we look forward to hearing from you!

Dec
02
2009

2 years ago, our lives were changed…

Exactly 730 days ago we were sleeping in a hospital room, exhausted from being up all night. Shauna was in the bed and I was on a rolling cot that a nurse brought to us. Every movement, cough, or hiccup seemed to wake us from the little sleep we were trying to get. Shauna went into labor around midnight and just a few hours later, we were introduced to a baby boy, Simon Shane. In that short amount of time, our lives were instantly changed. I began to think about everything differently, like driving for instance. I had never been afraid to drive a vehicle until the day that we took Simon home from the hospital. Nervous, cold, but sweating at the same time, I was a mess. I had to get my family home safe and this changed me.

I went out and bought camping gear, but then I realized that it would be a couple of years before I could actually take this 8 pounder out into the wilderness. I started buying gloves and baseballs, hotwheels and basketballs, but couldn’t use any of it. There is a big part of me that wants my kids to stop growing, to stay the same forever. Conflictingly, I want them to grow up a little so we can go camping and play basketball together. We were finally able to use a hotwheel track. I bought one for Simon for his birthday this year and we have been playing with it alot. We celebrated in Las Cruces with our families over Thanksgiving break. A storm actually came through that afternoon and we lost power for about 90 minutes or so. Most of these were taken without any lights on, just a flash. Here are a few photos that we wanted to share with you.

picture of Simon
The birthday boy

picture of Eli, Simon's little brother
Eli, Simon’s little brother

picture of Simon

picture of Simon and Shauna
Simon and Shauna shooting webs like Spiderman

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon

picture of Simon and I
Simon and I

picture of Simon

picture of simon
Simon and his birthday cupcake that his aunt made. Scrumptious.

picture of Eli and uncle Bebo (Brian)

Being a dad is one of the greatest privileges that I have and I look forward to being with my boys every single day. Joy and happiness can’t really express the indescribable feeling that my family gives to me. They make me joyful, and they bring me happiness, but it’s more than just that.

Today, December 2nd is Simon’s birthday and I am overwhelmed by the blessing that he is to me. Happy Birthday Simon, I love you my buddy.

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