Scribbled Notes and Bride Status- Planning my wedding

I remember January 2010 very clearly. 
I stared at my hand more that month than any other time in my life, but you can't blame me, there was sparkly new rocks on my finger that signified that I was now taken.
Engaged! Off the market! 
That, uh hello, I was gettin married! 

Bride status is like royalty status.
You get to choose vendors and outfits.
You try out pretty dresses and plan your ball.   

I remember I had a thick binder full of cut out photos of flowers, hairstyles and cakes. 
I had receipts from vendors and scribbled notes from the day I found my wedding dress.

I kept track of everything, made a timeline and sent out mass emails to friends and family with schedules and what colors to wear and addresses on where to be.

I loved. each. detail.

And as much as I love marriage, those months of planning for our big day, were like a bonus season leading up to the biggest day of your life.

Wife status is awesome.
But bride status is pretty rockin too!

Soak it up brides!

Wedding season 2013 is underway!

I am so happy to welcome 7 new amazing couples this month to the 2013 wedding calendar! 
Their days all all different, planned out to perfectly fit their unique day.  

Lake Tahoe, Flagstaff and Midland Texas are all on the radar for destination weddings this year and I cannot wait! 

I believe in offering my clients the best customer service possible. To achieve this I only take on a limited amount of weddings each year so that I can dedicate the time I need to my brides and grooms. 

The calendar is filling up very quickly this year, so if you are interested in booking a wedding send me your dates and lets get talking! I already have bookings into 2014 ( I know, gotta love those planners!) So its never too early to start getting your date locked down! 

If you have any questions or want to chat about options, feel free to email me anytime at 

Know someone that just got engaged? Send them here!

Jenn Wagner Studio : 2017Photoshoot Location Ideas

Hello! So excited for yourshoot! 

Below are some ideas from some other sessions to help in your search for that perfect spot for your engagement session! As you scroll - try to take the people out of it and focus on the location, colors, and feel of how the environment plays into the overall photo. You'll quickly find the type of setting you are drawn to and of course with any of these locations we will make it unique and different during out session together. Most locations are free, however some do have an admissions fee or cost to shoot there and it is up to you guys to cover it. At the end of the list is some additional locations we have never shot but are open to! 

Happy searching! 

The Mountain Pass

($300 travel fee)

 The Royal Palms Resort: $150 Location Fee

The Boulders/Desert

Desert Feel: Papago Park

Villa Sienna - $50 fee

Scottsdale Library - Free

Contemporary Downtown Walls: free

El Chorro: Fee

Modern but green: Heritage Square Phoenix  (free)

Urban feel: Downtown Phoenix (free)

Gilbert: Riparian Preserve (free)

Old Main UofA 
($300 travel fee to Tucson)

Colorful and unique: Scottsdale Civic Center (free)

Desert/Cacti  Southwest feel - Phoenix: Desert Botanical Gardens ($45 location fee)

Mountains/Topography/ Desert - Papago Park (free)

Urban/modern -  Center for the Arts (free)

Mountain Preserve- Phoenix (free)

Farm/Nature - Phoenix: Farm at South Mountain ($100 fee for location)

Tempe Town Lakes  (at night) : Free

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum: ($60 location fee)

Desert outdoor/rustic feel - Phoenix (free)

Modern and Classy (free)

Other great places that have a session fee: 
Boojum Tree Phoenix : (Approx $100 session cost)
Japanese Friendship Garden : ($150)
Joes Farm Grille/ The Coffee Shop/Agritopia - ($50)

Other free locations! Google for ideas! 
Old town Glendale papa eds Ice cream shop
Old Main white building
Desert Riparian: Gilbert
Saguaro Ranch Park: Glendale
DC Ranch Marketplace (not on a weekend!)
Old Town Chandler
Goldfield Ghost Town - Apache Junction
Granite Reef Recreation Center ( Fountain Hills)
Old Town Gilbert (by Liberty Market)
Arizona Falls
Phoenix Library
Roosevelt Row Arts District Phoenix