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Hire a Wedding Photographer

Hire a Wedding Photographer

Hire a Wedding Photographer who cares about you more than marketing themselves at your event.

Last night’s wedding was something else (Warning: possible self-righteous rant to follow) when I was hired to perform as DJ for a wonderful couple and had a grand time with them. They decided to hire a wedding photographer that was not  www.threeoceansentertainment.com/photo for photography service, and that’s ok; our services are available independently and without obligation for others.

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3 Oceans Entertainment Photo DJ Video – Phoenix and statewide in AZ

However, I believe that when the sales process is concluded, and all of the accounting and office paperwork is finished, and it’s time to provide actual performance (also known as “execution”) that it’s time to set the marketing aside.

That’s where this particular photographer clearly had a much different philosophy than us. Having worked another event in another capacity with them previously and recently, I immediately noticed a trend similar to before. From the moment they arrived at the event venue, she and her assistant (for ranting purposes and not naming names, I’ll just write “she” and “he” and so forth) began methodically selling themselves to any and everyone they could, looking to get paid for their next event. Wow.

Seriously, at one point I saw her huddle down and compose a Gmail message response  – kind of hard to miss – while her back was turned on the action that unfolded and concluded without her involvement.

At another point, I let her know, as event DJs are known to do, that something special was about to happen. I was absolutely shocked when she told me to hold on because she had something else more important do do right now at this very moment. As it turns out, she wanted to run out to her car and get some marketing materials to leave with the Director of Catering so she could work on her to become a preferred vendor at the facility. She had sensed an opening and was like a shark with blood.

Then there was her associate. This guy…

Just as before, he loudly announced himself upon his entrance and proclaimed his glory to all in the land. He made sure that everyone knew his name and the fact that, although he was “just the second shooter” he had his own photography company and would be happy to let you know about it. He spent a lot time standing around loudly talking (at highly inappropriate times, such as, oh say, the Wedding Ceremony!) and “schmoozing”, meaning basically extolling his virtues. During set-up, I was confronted with a particularly difficult technical situation involving poor Wi-Fi access at the venue, and was feverishly working to fix it. He felt this was the appropriate time to grill me about my business practices, starting with “how did I get hired for this job” and so forth. Both of them had previously interrogated me about my rates, marketing strategies, bookings, and more. I was wondering if they were going to ask me my social security number and Mother’s maiden name!

Things really changed this time though, when I had the audacity to request that the associate quit “talking shop” and focus on the task at hand. You know, the Bride and Groom?

For the remainder of the evening, he pouted around me, which was fine because I certainly didn’t need his frivolous distraction. Unfortunately, he could not quite hold back and wait until the guests had all left when he exploded with “I didn’t like what you said to me!” and wouldn’t stop until he’d worked his way through the script of the old Jerry Springer show in front of everyone. Fun for TV, but unbelievably inappropriate at someone’s wedding.

Sales and marketing is essential to the success of any business. But there is a line that must not be crossed, when it becomes shameless and relentless self-promotion at the expense of the client. A wedding photographer owes a particular obligation to their client, often by now their friend, to give them their complete and undivided attention during this most important time in their lives. Please choose one who will pour their heart and soul into yours.

Best Phoenix Wedding Videographers

Best Phoenix Wedding Videographers

The results are in for 2016, and 3 Oceans Entertainment is being acknowledged among the best phoenix wedding videographers by Expertise.com, a website offering hiring guides in your state.

Best Phoenix Wedding Videographers
Best Wedding Videographers in Phoenix

They feature the best local experts in a number of diverse areas, such as hardwood floor refinishing, home appliance repair,  guitar lessons and more, then assemble them on one site and provide the ability to easily contact and hire them. Other resources on their site include articles written by industry experts about home & garden, design & photography, small business, legal, and green, containing tips and advice such as “50+ Best Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer”. It’s a simple matter to select the state, city and category to easily find what you’re looking for, and compare a number of candidates for the job you’ve got in mind. The list is chock full of quality vendors providing great service nationwide, and the staff at Expertise is constantly on the lookout for the best local services.

Expertise looked at 336 Wedding Videographers in Phoenix and picked the Top 20, by scoring them on more than 25 variables across five categories, then analyzing the results for a hand-picked list of the best wedding videographers in Phoenix, AZ. Their list of the 20 Best Wedding Videographers in Phoenix Arizona is located here:

https://www.expertise.com/az/phoenix/wedding-videographers

and 3 Oceans Videography is honored to be included. We’ve been striving a long time to provide top notch video service by telling a wedding day story without the “blandness of raw footage or the incompleteness of highlight reels”. Arizona weddings are our speciality, and we pour a lot of love into every one. It’s nice to be noticed, and we thank them for including us on their list.

If you’re looking for professional services of any sort, try searching their database of approved and vetted experts.

If you’re getting married in Arizona and need of Videography, Photography, or Disc Jockey services, please give us a look.

Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

There’s a great new event and wedding venue Gilbert AZ has that’s worth a notice, and we’d like everyone to know about it. It’s called The Falls Event Center and we think it’s just beautiful! Arizona wedding photographer Robbie Carpenter recently visited there and was able to apply her distinctive style of specialized light writing, putting their name in lights. First she wrote outside at one of the entrances,

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Wedding Venue Gilbert AZ – The Falls

and then went to over to the waterfall they have on the south side of the grounds.

3 Oceans Entertainment light writing at The Falls
The Falls in Gilbert Arizona – Wedding and Event Center

It’s so gorgeous there at The Falls in Gilbert. There’s all kinds of event space, with rooms for meeting, bridal preparation and dressing rooms, even a rooms just for the guys. There’s a game room, movie theater and more. Even the bathrooms are nice!

Outside there’s patios and waterfalls, and the building is beautiful and new. It’s actually a state of the art facility that seems great for a wide range of events such as wedding, parties, and corporate gatherings. With convenient freeway access and ample parking, it’s easy to see why this is a great place.

The best part is they allow your choice of vendors (like us!), allowing customization for you with every aspect of your event. I can’t even imagine why a person looking at an event venue would choose a location that dictates choices like Photographer, Disc Jockey, or Videographer, let alone details like food, cake and flowers. It’s your event, and should be done your way. This is one of many reasons why 3 Oceans Entertainment is not alone in recommending a closer look at this fine facility when considering an event in Gilbert.

Arizona photographer Robbie Carpenter can create a specialized digital image for  you using her light writing photography. Her repertoire includes hearts, the words “love” and “thanks” or “thank you”, and she’s been known to write custom last names, as long as they’re not too long! Please consider us for Photo, DJ, or Video services in Arizona.

 

WeddingWire Winners 8 Consecutive Years

We are WeddingWire Winners for the 8th straight year in a row

WeddingWire Winners 8 Consecutive Years 2009-2016

with the Couples’ Choice Awards – previously known as the Bride’s Choice Awards – for our DJ, Photography, and Videography services in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

This is especially significant for a good reason. Although many AZ wedding vendors claim this award for a year or more here and there, very few have the distinction of winning the award every single year back to the very first time these awards were issued in 2009. In fact, 3 Oceans Entertainment is one of only 9 Arizona wedding vendors who can say this.

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

Just for fun, let’s break this down. Looking at the winners in all categories and in all markets nationwide is a lot of effort resulting in a huge number, so let’s just look at the Phoenix, AZ market and focus on Wedding Photographers, Videographers and DJs.

This year there were 153 award winners in those 3 categories. Very cool if you’re one of them, and understandable that a company’s PR person might feel compelled to brag about it, especially if it’s the first time.

Now let’s go back to 2009, when this same program was named “Bride’s Choice Awards” and there was only a total of 63. That’s a little different story. How many of these 63 carried through with an unbroken winning streak all the way to present? The answer is 9. They are:

  1. 3 Oceans Entertainment – DJ, Photography, and Videography
  2. Ray the DJ – DJ
  3. Ray Mar Productions – DJ
  4. Face the Music – DJ
  5. Birkett Entertainment – DJ
  6. Bill Limbach, The DJ for You! – DJ
  7. AZ Celebrity DJ – DJ
  8. All-American DJ – DJ
  9. Pinkerton Photography – Photography

There were no Phoenix AZ Wedding Videographers who made the list, and only 1 Photographer. Congratulations to these 8 other Arizona wedding vendors, who deserve recognition for honor in an increasingly crowded field. 9 companies specializing in weddings in the Phoenix area with a positive and proven track record over the last 8 years is a very small number indeed.

Why would a Bride and Groom even consider someone else? An insured professional with great rates and outstanding service is the way to go when considering Phoenix AZ wedding vendors, and WeddingWire winners 3 Oceans Entertainment are worth a look.

AZ Wedding Photographer

AZ Wedding Photographer

Robbie Carpenter of 3 Oceans Entertainment was so fortunate to be at the Scottsdale wedding of Antonella and Rob.

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Girls Peeking – 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding Photographer Robbie Carpenter

From the moment she arrived there was excitement in the air. Special moments abounded!

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl
Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

There was beauty in black and white.

Classic B&W Bride
Classic B&W Bride
B&W Prayer
B&W Prayer

After the beautiful Ceremony the fun began…

Kissing in Front of the Kids - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photography
Kissing in Front of the Kids

…with the cutest kids ever.

Cute Kids - 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix Wedding Photography
Cute Kids

Even the Groomsmen could not believe he got a ring.

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You Got a What?!

And that made them jump for joy.

Jump for Joy - 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Wedding Photography, Photographers
Jump for Joy – 3 Oceans Entertainment

We wish Rob and Antonella a lifetime of happiness and beyond,

Robert and Antonella 2 Rings
Robert and Antonella Rings

Because their romance is timeless and elegant.

Timeless Elegant Romance
Timeless Elegant Romance

3 Oceans Entertainment www.3oe.co

 

 

 

Arizona Photography 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix AZ Photographers, AZ Anniversary Photography

Photographers in Phoenix AZ

Photographers in Phoenix AZ

3 Oceans Entertainment Robbie and Cameron Carpenter were so delighted that Angeleda and Thaddeus wanted photography of their 8th Wedding Anniversary and invited us to beautiful Lake Pleasant in Arizona to share some precious time with them.

They started their afternoon by simply looking into each others eyes and remembering why they fell in love in the first place. Then they realized their fortune, knowing that they have that feeling right now, in the moment they are in.

Looking in Love
Looking in Love

Then they took turns putting the other in perspective.

My Girl
My Girl
My Guy
My Guy

The sun sure was bright and sensitive eyes need sunglasses.

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Sun Lake Kiss – Anniversary Portrait by 3 Oceans Entertainment Photographer Robbie Carpenter in Phoenix Arizona

So bright that it clearly shined on their tender kiss.

Phoenix Arizona Sun Kiss
Arizona Sun Kiss

It’s also clear that they know exactly who they are as a couple. They are so comfortable together, and have such a natural energy that it can be felt. How fun is that?!

Framed at Lake Pleasant Arizona with 3 Oceans Entertainment Photographer Robbie Carpenter
Framed at Lake Pleasant Arizona with 3 Oceans Entertainment Photographer Robbie Carpenter

We wish them many more years of happiness together,

The Road Together
The Road Together

and we think they will be in love for a long time.

Romantic Sunset at Lake Pleasant AZ - 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography Phoenix Arizona, Photographers in Phoenix AZ
Romantic Sunset at Lake Pleasant AZ – 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography Phoenix Arizona

If you’d like to schedule a Wedding Anniversary Photo Session, please give us a call or an email! Contact information is on our website at www.3oe.co and our photography webpage can be seen at Affordable Wedding Photography in Arizona 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding and Event DJ Photo Video Services in AZ

Robbie Carpenter Photography Portfolio

Tempe AZ Photographer

Tempe AZ Photographer

3 Oceans Entertainment was so happy to help with the engagement photo shoot of Lori and Carlos at the Tempe Town Lake Bridge and Park in Tempe Arizona.

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Spinning Kiss at the Tempe Town Lake Bridge – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photographers

Lori and Carlos are just so natural together. We had such fun with them and could feel their joy.

Of course, they spent most of their time kissing in the park.

Kissing in the Park
Kissing in the Park

But they did find time for a stroll around they park, and a sit by the lake.

Tempe Town Lake Bridge Blue Water and Sky - 3 Oceans Entertainment - Tempe AZ Photographer - Tempe Arizona Photographers
Beautiful Blue over the Water

And by the time sunset came around, they were relaxed and comfortable.

Romantic Sunset over water at Tempe Town Lake
Romantic Sunset

For more shots of their engagement and other photos, see our Photography Portfolio and as always the website is www.threeoceansentertainment.com – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Tempe AZ Photographer – Arizona Wedding Photography

 

Arizona Event DJ

Arizona Event DJ

Cameron3OE of 3 Oceans Entertainment is heating up on Friday nights in Chandler AZ at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort with the Spring series of Garden Parties in the Courtyard.

More and more people are coming out every week as the evening temperatures begin to hit the perfect zone, and the great environment of downtown Chandler invites and welcomes.

Courtyard Garden Party at Crowne Plaza San Marcos
Courtyard Garden Party DJ Dancing

The Crowne Plaza San Marcos is a wonderful venue, located in the heart of historic downtown Chandler Arizona. San Marcos Resort is rather unique in the area. Not only is there historic significance to the location, but with this series of events, now families can come here and spend time together, with music and dancing, great food for all, plus drinks for the adults! Join us on Friday nights in April from 8-11 PM to enjoy an all ages outdoor dance party with your friends and family. A fun light show accompanies the music and invites you to jump on the dance floor and cut loose. If dancing is just not your thing, feel free to relax and chill in an enjoyable atmosphere. Either way, it’s a great way to spend some of your Friday night.

Music styles run fairly wide here. Because we’re open to all ages, you’ll hear old favorites and new songs, too. Here is a video clip of the action during an “old school” portion of a recent evening’s festivities. Click on the link or photo below to watch VIDEO :

Dancing at San Marcos in Chandler AZ with 3OE

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Dancing at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort with 3 Oceans Entertainment

Mark your calendars on Fridays in April to come and see Arizona Event DJ 3 Oceans Entertainment at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler Arizona.

Chandler Arizona DJ

Chandler Arizona DJ

3 Oceans Entertainment is thrilled to be working as a Chandler Arizona DJ with the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in historic downtown Chandler AZ for an outdoor Courtyard Garden Party series of Friday night fun. With music for listening and dancing, a firepit for warmth and atmosphere, a large and comfortable courtyard for stretching out, and great food and drink nearby, it’s sure to be a relaxing and fun way to spend a Friday night in Chandler AZ. Come on out for a great date night, or together with friends, family and maybe some new friends have a wonderful time in historic downtown Chandler Arizona.

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DJ Cameron 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix Chandler Arizona DJ – Courtyard Garden Party at Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler AZ

The beautiful Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort has a rich heritage deeply tied with the roots of Chandler, from the grand opening of the original Hotel San Marcos taking place on November 22, 1913 to a 1982 listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Taken from http://downtownchandler.org/a-history-of-downtown-chandler/ ,

The San Marcos Hotel opened in 1913 and was the first in Arizona to offer guests a full complement of amenities. Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a close friend of Dr. Chandler’s, spent considerable time at the construction site overseeing the project with his friend. The resort was built in Mission Revival style and many advertisements called it the “New Pasadena.” In 1914, the San Marcos became the first hotel with a grass golf course. The resort today attracts visitors from around the globe and still maintains the historic feel and comfort of a winter retreat.”

DJ Cameron of 3 Oceans Entertainment will be there on Fridays beginning March 6th, 2015 for an ongoing series of Courtyard Garden Parties, which will range anywhere from listening to dancing. In addition to enjoying the wonderful feel of the courtyard, you’re free to request the music you’d like to hear, playing on a state of the art sound system with a rich and full sound. You’ll be able to dance when you’d like, yet still be able to speak with the person next to you.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Courtyard DJ Cameron 3 Oceans Entertainment
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Courtyard DJ Cameron 3 Oceans Entertainment

With fantastic food and drinks, a great family friendly environment, and great sounding music from a live Chandler Arizona DJ, a fun time awaits on Friday nights in March in the Courtyard of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler AZ.

Scottsdale Arizona Wedding

Scottsdale Arizona Wedding

What a grand time everyone had at the Scottsdale Arizona Wedding of Russ and Lida La Rose.  We were so fortunate to be involved as their Photographer, Videographers and DJ MC, working together as a team at one of the most enjoyable Scottsdale Arizona Weddings that we have ever participated in.

Electricity was in the air as they arrived at Ancala Country Club and began preparations to be married; so much that not only could the people feel it, but the surroundings also, as it bounced off the walls and even their wedding rings.

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Electric Rings – 3 Oceans Entertainment Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Photography

The beautiful Bride arrived and began getting ready for her big day.

Scottsdale Arizona Bridal Preparation
Bridal Preparation at Ancala Country Club in Scottsdale AZ

It clearly worked out well, as the Bride was simply stunning.

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Lida La Rose the Beautiful Bride

With preparations complete, it was time to remind Russ that this was his last chance to run!

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Last Chance to Run

Of course he did not.  They were married with love, unity,

Unity Sand at Scottsdale Arizona Wedding - 3 Oceans Entertainment Photo Video DJ
Unity Sand at Scottsdale Arizona Wedding – 3 Oceans Entertainment Photo Video DJ

and a kiss to seal the deal.

Wedding Kiss
Wedding Kiss

There was time for sunset photos before the sun went down,

Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Sunset
Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Sunset

and also after.

Bride and Groom in Love spelled out in sparkler - 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Weddings
Lida and Russ in Love

After the reception (which included lots of fun surprises contained in their wedding video,) they fired up the sparklers again for a honeymoon send off.

Sparkler send off for Scottsdale Arizona Wedding couple - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Sparkler send off for Mr and Mrs La Rose

Russ and Lida were grateful to their friends and family for attending, and sped off to their Honeymoon.

Lida and Russ Thank You
Lida and Russ Thank You

See more pictures of their event in our photography portfolio, and visit our website for more information on 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding DJ Photo Video.  Thanks!