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Wedding Photo-Video in Fountain Hills AZ

Wedding Photo-Video in Fountain Hills AZ

Cameron and Robbie, along with associate Stevie, were so happy to be invited to the Wedding of Yesenia and Evan in Fountain Hills to provide photography and videography services.  We had such a great time with them, and are happy to share their wedding here.

The day began with a First Look when Yesi, all dressed up and ready for marriage, had a secret surprise for her handsome fiancé Evan.

Can You Keep a Secret
Can You Keep a Secret?

He was so excited to find his beautiful Bride, anxious to spend the rest of her life with him.

First Look
First Look

Actually, they both seemed pretty excited about the whole idea.

Yay
Yay!

Since they both agreed, a wedding seemed in order.

Wedding Party
Wedding Party

What a great place to get married!

Fountain Hills Wedding
Fountain Hills Wedding

Better get a move on!

AZ Wedding Photography and Videography by 3 Oceans Entertainment - Wedding Photo-Video in Fountain Hills AZ
AZ Wedding Photography and Videography by 3 Oceans Entertainment

But there’s always time to sneak a kiss.

Kissing Couple - 3 Oceans Entertainment Photo Video
Kissing in the Car

Time to say “I Do” to each other…and really mean it!

I Do
I Do

Instead of “tying the knot,” they used a lasso.

Lasso
Lasso

Then it was off to the Fountain Hills Community Center for the Reception,

Fountain Hills Wedding Photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment
Yesi and Evan Reception at Fountain Hills Community Center – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Photo Video

and a little goofing around with their Wedding Party.

Ring Around the Bride and Groom
Ring Around the Bride and Groom

Before heading inside for their First Dance, and the rest of a wonderful evening.

They were really feeling the love, and still are.  3 Oceans Entertainment AZ DJ Photo Video was honored to participate, and lend a hand providing services for Wedding Photo-Video in Fountain Hills AZ.  We wish them the best of luck in their marriage and new life together.

To see more photos from the wedding of Evan and Yesi, please see their collection on our Photography Portfolio page.  To see a short video of their First Dance as Bride and Groom, please look on our Videography Gallery page.  Thanks for looking!

Downtown Phoenix Wedding

Downtown Phoenix Wedding

You don’t have to be a couple of young kids to be in love.  Connie and Al found each other and opted for a simple downtown Phoenix Wedding, and an afternoon with a cosmopolitan flair.

Red Shoe and Gold Rings - Downtown Phoenix Wedding Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Red Shoe and Gold Rings – Phoenix Wedding Photography

They started the day in the heart of Phoenix at the steps of the Courthouse.

Courthouse Wedding Phoenix AZ
We’re Here To See The Justice of the Peace

If you have the rings, then you can get married…

Bride and Groom Rings on Stone - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Bride and Groom Rings on Stone – 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix Wedding Photographers

From there it’s a whisk away,

Just Married
Just Married

To feel your heads spinning with young love.

Living in the Moment
Living in the Moment

Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor

3 Oceans Entertainment is very clear that we are a Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor.  We have always felt this way.  However, one always has to tread carefully when dealing with the media, who as a whole often seem to have one sort of agenda or the other.  Here’s what has been happening with us lately.

Pete Suratos of ABC 15 News in Phoenix contacted me to comment on a new piece he was reporting on concerning SB 1062, the supposedly controversial pending legislation concerning an exemption to allow discrimination.  By “supposedly,” I simply mean that the only real controversy is why this ridiculous bill has not already been given a gubernatorial veto.  The current numbers are somewhere between 70 to 95 % against, so how about a little representation of the will of the people here, huh folks?

Anyway, the “powers that be” in the news room were certainly looking for opposing viewpoints, but just couldn’t find any by airtime, so a little clever editing makes it almost sound like I support the bill.  Enough that I got a phone call the following morning from a producer up the line who asked if that meant I would go on record in support.  Uh, NO…but you can add me to the overwhelming majority of decent people who would never validate another excuse to discriminate and hate.

Still, it was fun to be on the evening news and at least my wife squealed with excitement when she saw her silly husband on TV.  That part was worth it to me right there.  Here’s a link to the news video:

3 Oceans Entertainment on ABC 15 News Phoenix Arizona

In fairness, the reporter kept looking in the right direction after this and asked if I knew anyone who had been directly affected by this so-called religious discrimination.  Why yes, we just worked with a great Phoenix couple who were not only told “no” by a cake baker, but then lectured about their depraved lifestyle, etc.  Rebecca and Molly were very brave to go on TV to discuss this and we are very proud of them.

Molly and Rebecca Gay Wedding in Phoenix AZ
Molly and Rebecca Wedding in Phoenix AZ – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Videography

 

Becca and Molly Gay Wedding in Phoenix Arizona, AZ Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality
Becca and Molly

They got a lot of flak and hateful comments on the internet right away, (of course!) the 24 hour news cycle marched on, and life goes on.

We’ll be working on a new video with Becca and Molly to promote awareness for Anti-Bullying Safety Classes at the Kidzone with the upcoming Phoenix Pride Festival.  Stay tuned for more.

Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner

The WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner recipients once again include 3 Oceans Entertainment DJ Photo Video Event and Wedding DJ Photography and Videography services, based in Phoenix Arizona and serving the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, plus Sedona.

3 Oceans Entertainment - Event Wedding DJ Photo Video services in Arizona
3 Oceans Entertainment – Event Wedding DJ Photo Video services in Phoenix Arizona – Cameron and Robbie Carpenter

Robbie and I are very happy to be included, and I can’t help a little horn tooting.  It’s just that VERY FEW Wedding vendors can claim this award every single time it’s been presented, right back to the very first one in 2009.  I just have to feel like that’s pretty cool.

Weddings, Wedding Venues3 Oceans Entertainment, Best Wedding DJs in Phoenix - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

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We were WeddingWire rated back in 2008 before this program even began!  Please visit www.threeoceansentertainment.com for more information on award winning DJ, Photo, and Video services in the Valley of the Sun for your wedding or special event.

Wedding Photography AZ

Wedding Photography AZ

We we so fortunate to provide Wedding Photography AZ plus DJ service for Steven and Katya at the beautiful Litchfield Park Arizona home of their parents, Steve and Charlene.  Robbie also got to hop in the limo with the Bride and Groom, and scoot off to The Wigwam on nearby Wigwam Boulevard for some photography and fun before coming back to enjoy the backyard reception.

Katya is such a natural beauty that it was a joy to work with her in photo sessions.  Her sweetness really comes through into her pictures.

Beautiful Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Bridal Photography
Beautiful Bride – Katya – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photography

Earlier in the day she was working on her hair.

Bridal Preparation - Katya does her Hair - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers
Bridal Preparation – Katya does her Hair – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers

Then there was time to relax a bit

Wedding Day is Here
Wedding Day is Here

and be ready for the biggest day of her life.

Princess in the Mirror - Bridesmaids adore the beautiful Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photography
Princess in the Mirror – Bridesmaids adore the beautiful Bride – 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography

Steven and his Groomsmen were patiently waiting.

 

Steven and his Groomsmen
Steven and his Groomsmen

Well, for the most part.

Groomsmen Goofing Around
Groomsmen Goofing Around

The Bridesmaids were all anxious,

Bridesmaids in Pink
Bridesmaids in Pink

and Katya was ready.

Beautiful Blonde Bride with Pink Shoes
Katya gets Married

Before they knew it, it was time to say “I Do”

I Do
I Do

and then whisk away

Bride and Groom Katya and Steven, Continental style in their Limousine - 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography - Wedding Photography AZ
Bride and Groom Katya and Steven, Continental style in their Limousine

to the nearby Wigwam Golf Resort for a room break and photo session.

Arizona Sky with Steven, Katya and 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers
Arizona Sky with Steven, Katya and 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers

A Little light flirting was in order.

Hey, Boy! - 3 Oceans Entertainment Wedding Photography
Hey, Boy!

They realized they had just been Married in Arizona.

Married in Arizona with 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Photographer and DJ
Married in Arizona

But they knew there were Wedding Guests waiting,

Unique Name Tags - Wedding Photography AZ with Arizona Wedding Photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment - Cameron and Robbie Carpenter
Unique Name Tags – Wedding Photography AZ with Arizona Wedding Photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment – Cameron and Robbie Carpenter

so they enjoyed a sunlit kiss

Sunkiss - Wedding Photography AZ
Sunkiss

and then the Bride was ready

The Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photography
The Bride – 3 Oceans Entertainment

to have a great night with her family and friends

Wedding Party
Wedding Party

and dance with her new Husband.

First Dance - 3 Oceans Entertainment
First Dance

3 Oceans Entertainment was excited to be their Wedding DJ as well and invites you to see more photos from Steven and Katya’s Wedding in the 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography Portfolio.

Wedding Photography Arizona

Wedding Photography Arizona

Wedding photography Arizona style is so rewarding when you are spending a wonderful wedding day with a remarkable couple, unique in their own special way, who share a deep and abiding love for family and especially each other. 3 Oceans Entertainment had such a blast with Brittany and Tony at Estrella Vista Reception Center in Avondale, AZ for their marriage, in attendance with DJ and Photography services.  Robbie Carpenter was lead photographer and used her observant eye for dimension and light to gather and hold on to several exceptional moments preserved using natural perspective balanced with gentle creativity. Here she demonstrates solidity set against fluidity with “Ring Splash”

Arizona Wedding Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers
“Ring Splash” – Arizona Wedding Photography – 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding Photographers

Opening the curtain for the stunning Bride Brittany,

Father and the Bride
Father and the Bride

who decided to marry Tony

Phoenix Arizona Bride and Groom
“It’s a Great Day to Get Married!” – Brittany and Tony

in the exquisite Arizona sunshine.

Wedding Photography in Arizona
Under a Tree

However, Tony may have gotten a little scared as he appeared to beat a hasty retreat!

Runaway Groom Running Away
Runaway Groom – “Oh, No!  Get him, Brittany – hold on tight!”

Robbie used the break to again exercise her creativity with cake and champagne toasts.  It was such a pleasure and a treat, especially because the Mother of the Bride made it with love.

Champagne Toast and Wedding Cake - 3 Oceans AZ Wedding Photo
Champagne Toast and Wedding Cake – Thanks Mom!

Having survived their “just kidding” moment, they took to the dance for the very first time as Man and Wife in a surreal moment when time stood still but the world kept spinning.

Bride and Groom First Dance
First Dance as Man and Wife

This left Brittany feeling spectacular as she was swept away into the night by her handsome new husband.

Carried Away in the Moment the Bride is swept into the night
Carried Away

Time for a little fun with their Wedding DJ Cameron of 3 Oceans Entertainment

Newlywed couple with Wedding DJ in Phoenix Arizona
Newlywed questions with DJ Cameron

Before dancing the night away.

3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding DJ
Dance the Night Away

To see more of Brittney and Tony’s Arizona Wedding, please view the image gallery of this blog on the http://dj-photo-video-az.com/photography-portfolio/ page.  Go to the first image of

Brittany and Tony at EVRC in Avondale, AZ

and Click, Touch, Swipe!  Thanks for looking.

3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding and Event DJ Photo Video Services

AZ Wedding Photography -Tiki Hut Wedding

AZ Wedding Photography

AZ wedding photography can be a real challenge in the summer. We all like to joke about the notorious “dry heat,” so what better way to celebrate a summertime Arizona wedding than getting married under the shade of a Tiki Hut, then taking the plunge right into the swimming pool?

Tanya and Buck thought this would be a great idea, and invited Arizona wedding photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment to take pictures and share the fun.

Arizona Wedding Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers - AZ Wedding Photography
Arizona Wedding Photography – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers – AZ Wedding Photography

After filling their swimming pool with fresh, clean, and cool water, they spiffed up the their Tiki Hut with Wedding Decorations and prepared to get married.

Phoenix Arizona Wedding Tiki Hut
Phoenix Arizona Wedding Tiki Hut

Of course, the Groom had to start out on his knees and ask his love for her hand in marriage!

Will You Marry Me?
Will You Marry Me?

They decided to have their doggie be the Ring Bearer for the Wedding:

Ring Bearer Dog
Ring Bearer Dog

And then the Officiant pronounced them Man and Wife!

Tanya and Buck Get Married
Tanya and Buck Get Married

Talk about “taking the plunge…” right into the swimming pool and their new life together!

Diving into Marriage with a Tiki Hut Swimming Pool Arizona Wedding
Diving into Marriage with a Tiki Hut Swimming Pool Arizona Wedding

The best place for their First Dance as Bride and Groom was right there in the Pool.  How cool was that?!  By now it seems pretty obvious that these two like each other.

Arizona Bride and Groom First Dance in the Swimming Pool - AZ Wedding Photography
Arizona Bride and Groom First Dance in the Swimming Pool

It wouldn’t be complete without the Cake, complete with shells and a scuba diving glass topper.

Glass Cake Topper - Scuba Diving Couple with Shells
Glass Cake Topper – Scuba Diving Couple with Shells

Then it was time to remove the Garter…

Garter Off
Garter Off

and then share a Kiss to finish the day right!

Sunset Kiss at the Arizona Pool Party Tiki Hut Wedding - Arizona Wedding Photography
Sunset Kiss at the Arizona Pool Party Tiki Hut Wedding

To see a few more Photos from Tanya and Buck’s Wedding, please see our 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography Portfolio page.

3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding and Event DJ Photo Video Services in Arizona

Phoenix AZ Engagement Photography

Phoenix AZ Engagement Photography

Featuring Mike and Jennifer Giaramita

Jennifer and Mike are such fun people and we had a great time with their Phoenix AZ Engagement Photography session at Desert Botanical Garden.  From the moment we met, we knew we would simply love working with this endearing and enjoyable couple who share a genuine love and belong together so naturally.
We are really looking forward to their upcoming wedding in Chandler, Arizona.  In the meantime here are some photos from their engagement photo session in Phoenix.

Hi There
Mike looks at Jennifer and knows that he really likes this warm and sincere gal
Jennifer and Mike Giaramita
Jennifer and Mike Giaramita
Stars in their Eyes
They are the Stars of their very own Love Story
Will You Marry Me
He asked “Will You Marry Me?” She said “Yes!”
Engagement Kiss
Sharing a Smooch at Desert Botanical Garden
Heads Together
Let’s put our Heads Together and Think about Getting Married
Baseball Fans
Mike Likes the New York Yankees – Can You Tell?!
Reflecting on Marriage
Jennifer’s Favorite is Team Giaramita
Looking at the Rings
Looking at the Rings and Thinking About Their Wedding
Cactus Flower Rings
A Desert Flower Produces a Lovely Bloom
Phoenix AZ Engagement Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photographers
Phoenix AZ Engagement Photography – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photographers
Butterflies
Goofing Around at the Butterfly Pavilion
Having Fun
Having Fun with Each Other
Ready to Get Married
We’re Ready to Get Married Now

Phoenix AZ Wedding Photographers

3 Oceans Entertainment is so happy to be a part of this wonderful couples wedding story. Not only do we have the privilege of being their AZ Wedding Photographers, but Cameron also gets to be their AZ Wedding DJ.  We really like them, are looking forward to having a great time with them at their Chandler Arizona Wedding in October, and wish them the very best of luck with their marriage.

Please visit our Arizona Wedding Photography webpage at our AZ DJ Photo Video Services website, or view our Photography Portfolio here on the 3 Oceans Entertainment Blog.  Thanks!

Sedona AZ Wedding Cinematographers

Sedona Wedding Cinematographers
3 Oceans Entertainment

We are featured Sedona AZ Wedding Cinematographers on the destination weddings website Borrowed and Blue at www.borrowedandblue.com/sedona

Taken from their website, “from majestic Arizona weddings set amongst beautiful red rock canyons, to rustic chic weddings at gorgeous resort spas, your Sedona destination wedding is sure to deliver oodles of natural splendor and sun-drenched Southwestern landscapes.”

Cinematography is modern Videography

Cinematography is a variation of the term videography that is being used more lately to be set apart from your Grandparents wedding video.  Many folks still have a picture in their head of a boring VHS tape that was watched once and now sits in a dusty old shoebox until it crumbles, however most people know that modern wedding videography involves rich colors and great sound with chapter points to watch individual parts or the entire wedding movie at your discretion.  Multiple HD cameras and carefully crafted editing in a digital format create a product that can be enjoyed many times and shared with future generations.

It’s also important to note that often a wedding videographer will decide to provide a finished product that is a very short (20 minutes or so) highly condensed overview of the wedding day, even after spending considerable time at the event collecting raw footage.  This is partly a stylistic choice and partly due to the enormous file sizes of High Definition Video.

3 Oceans Entertainment prefers to use a different technique than most.  As Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sedona AZ Wedding Cinematographers (statewide service for DJ, Photography and Videography in Arizona,) we like to start with an opening montage including establishing shots of the venue and look of the day, some getting ready scenes, and other special moments set to a song or two that is added into the background.  Then the ceremony in its entirety including the natural sound, which is the real audio captured with wireless and shotgun microphones plus camera audio, so the spoken words, music, and audience sound is all clearly heard.  Often the license is signed next.  The photo shoot that happens over the next hour or so quite often gives us footage to create another montage section set to added music.  These montage sections take the place of an overly trimmed highlight by allowing a short section or two to show folks who don’t want to watch the whole wedding movie.  After that, the other formal events such as First Dance and so forth are captured as they unfold, and presented with reductions of the repetitive sections such as open dancing.  Sometimes the Bride and Groom would like to hear and see recorded Best Wishes and these are included in a separate section if desired.  It’s all put together to be interesting and watchable, often around an hour and a half to two hours in length – plenty long to include all the action, but not so long that the viewer loses interest.

On the production side, two or more HD video cameras are used, to provide the ability in editing to switch back and forth between angles and increasing face time.  Many locations have limitations on movement, and even if they did not we prefer to work without distracting guests.  The backup in case of mechanical or technical difficulty is comforting as well, especially in the context of event videography that cannot be recreated with the option of yelling “cut” and “take two!”

Good audio is critical, and the combination of multiple feeds in post production is the best way to achieve this.  Words, sound, music and images all come together to paint a magical picture.

Sedona AZ Wedding Videography
Sedona Arizona Wedding Videography – Cinematography

Sedona AZ Wedding Cinematographers

3 Oceans Entertainment is always happy to be part of an Arizona Wedding or Event with DJ, Photography and/or Videography/Cinematography service.  We’re also honored to be affiliated with Borrowed and Blue and wish Christin and Adam the best of luck with their wedding oriented website that includes Sedona Weddings and Sedona AZ Wedding Cinematographers like us.

Wedding Videographers in Arizona

Wedding Videographers in Arizona

We’ve been getting a lot of calls lately for wedding videographers in Arizona, but not necessarily for the best of reasons.  One particular urban wedding company promised much and delivered little.  Then they took the money and ran, and violated the trust of unfortunate engaged couples who believed in them.  They have now disappeared, and the wedding industry is better for their absence.

Meeting with an AZ Wedding Videography Photography DJ Company

The story begins over a year ago, when I got an email from a person I knew as a wedding videographer to meet with him and hear about a proposal he had for me.  He wouldn’t discuss it on the phone, other than to say it was a “great opportunity” that I “would not want to miss out on.”  I decided to set aside the time to hear what he had to say.

After arriving at the time and place he designated, I was greeted with a big phony smile and introduced to a colleague of his who supposedly had flown in from California just to meet with me, or at least that is what I was led to believe.  The hair on the back of my neck was already beginning to stand up when the wedding videographer (we’ll just call him “Thad”) said that his friend (we’ll just call him “Mr. Creepy”) was there to observe, and for the remainder of the meeting Mr. Creepy just sat there with a disturbing look on his face listening intently as Thad went through his passive/aggressive presentation.  I later learned that I was not the only one to receive the sales pitch that day, but that’s beside the point.

He began by complimenting me on what a great job I was doing as a wedding and event DJ, and my wife and I as wedding videographers in Arizona (he was not aware of the fact that we had already branched out into wedding photography) while pointing out that his company dominated the wedding business in Arizona and were taking over nationwide with Mr. Creepy.  Apparently there would be no room for other wedding vendors after their plan to take over, and this would be my only chance to get in on the ground floor with them.  He noted the accolades and awards that my wife and I have gathered in our almost 10 years in business, and even acknowledged that he was aware of my ability and dedication.  He then warned me it was all about to come to an abrupt end unless I went along with his offer.  Cue dramatic music bum-pa-bum!

Mr. Creepy smirked at me when Thad said they had a plan to expand their power and that basically any Videography, Photography, or DJ job in any state they were doing business would go through them as brokers.  He claimed to have a crack team of SEO experts who would insure that their website would be the only one seen on Google.  The only perceived threat to them was WeddingWire, and the strategy there would be simply to buy out all of the top spots to gain preferred placement.  Besides, he figured that any potential client looking at them would be crazy to go anywhere else.  I guess they figured there was no such thing as free will in the marketplace.

The Offer

Here’s where I fit into their plan.  I would close my business, 3 Oceans Entertainment, and surrender any existing or future jobs to them.  In return, I could be the DJ manager for the state of Arizona.  They would lowball the price to get all the available work in the state.  He claimed they had all sorts of DJ talent in California waiting to fly out to Arizona to fulfill the jobs.  When I questioned this, he actually said “we can get all the chumps we need because they are desperate for work.”  They would collect the deposits from clients (half up front,) pay the DJs a pittance, and give me a salary to insure that everything went smoothly.

He thought that they already had all the videography and photography jobs wrapped up for themselves, and expanding into domination of the DJ field would be their next logical step.  He pointed out that I would not be able to get any more wedding video, photo, or DJ work on my own, as that would all be going to them now.

He may have said some other outrageous things, but I was already done listening and looking for a way out.  I may be old-fashioned, but I believe honesty and integrity mean something and there was none to be had here.

As I was leaving, I remember Thad saying we would be out of business as soon as they implemented their plan, and this would be the last chance I had to join their team.  Shortly afterward, I saw their ads begin to appear on the internet and their website promising the best DJ, Photography and Videography service for the lowest price.  It appeared their conquest had begun.

The Trouble Begins

I’ll admit they took a lot of work away from us for a while.  I would call or email with prospective Brides and Grooms who told me they decided to book with another company offering a great deal.  They had already put half down on a deposit and were convinced they were choosing the right vendor to help with their special day.  I worked alongside this company on a few occasions when the couple had chosen us for one service and the other guys for another.  I even had a few of their independent contractors tell me about all the money they were going to make with this wedding company.  They had been promised to be paid well for their hard work, although most of them had yet to receive payment for their services.

The Kicker

Then it came.  They collected as much money as they could while paying out as little as possible.  They kept people happy until they decided to strike.  Suddenly they were gone!  Phone disconnected and no response to emails, no-show at contracted events and no recourse for customers.  They seemingly disappeared off the face off the earth, but apparently indicated to WeddingWire that “they are no longer in business.”  According to multiple complaints, the money is gone and the clients have been left high and dry.  To add insult to injury, their many website listings now redirect to porn websites.  Ouch!

The Good News

The good news is that the previous story is an extreme and unfortunate example, as most reputable companies want to do a good job and maintain a positive reputation after your event. A legitimate business has little interest in legal difficulty, but the sad fact is there are bad guys out there who are more interested in pulling a fast one. Fortunately, there are several measures that can be taken to minimize the risk.

First is using a contract signed by both parties. It does not necessarily need to be complicated, but should include the basics of date, time and location of event, and terms. It should also include a clause concerning what will happen in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances that would prevent performance.

Second is working with an established business that has a history measured in years, not months. The longer a business has been around, the more likely they will be there when your event comes around.

Third has to do with integrity, which can often be indicated by reputation. Personal recommendations from friends and family are great. In the absence of that, online reviews from a trusted and verified source can be quite helpful. On a side note, many brides and grooms review a group of vendors after an event, so looking for a set of reviews on a certain date can be a good idea.

Another good line of defense is using a credit card for the deposit payment. Disputes can be mediated through your credit card company and often resolved to your benefit if your vendor does not show up to your event or has otherwise nefarious intentions. PayPal offers some measure of protection, but is currently limited to 45 days from the transaction date.

3 Oceans Entertainment is still here after surviving the battle with “Thad Moerber of Urban Wedding Company.”  We have wedding videographers in Arizona, as well as photography and DJ services for weddings and events in AZ.  We’ve been operating with quality, honesty and integrity in the Arizona wedding industry for over 10 years, and are thrilled to have been involved in the weddings of over one thousand happy couples.  We respect marriage and people, offer great services at fantastic prices, and fulfill the promises we make.   Please consider 3 Oceans Entertainment for your wedding and event DJ, Photo and/or Video service needs in Arizona.

Wedding Videographers in Arizona
3 Oceans Entertainment – Wedding Event DJ Photo Video services in AZ