Mesa Engagement Photos were so much fun with Haley and Dylan and their four-legged buddy at Dobson Ranch Park in Mesa, Arizona. They’re getting married next year at The Phoenix Zoo and it’s going to be such a blast! 3 Oceans Entertainment – Cameron and Robbie Carpenter – are very excited to be their Phoenix Wedding DJ and Photographer!
With a smile on the face and a song in the heart.
It sure was nice of Ginger to show up and say “hi”.
After all, she is pretty cute!
And Ginger approves of the marriage.
She even decided to “hold paws” and participate in a wedding engagement blessing.
We were all very happy that she also decided to settle down and smile for a nice family portrait. What a good girl!
The happy couple is enjoying their engagement and are happily planning details of their upcoming wedding at The Phoenix Zoo.
Rollings/Church Mesa Engagement Photos
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation is the organization behind the Phoenix Zoo that advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
The Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, Arizona. They are one of the largest private non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in the country, and rely on admissions, concessions, memberships, special event and philanthropic donations for their daily operations.
Their hours vary by season, and there is current information on hours and rates on their webpage for that:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
in Cave Creek Arizona with Peg and Linda and their fabulous friends and family. Sugar skulls, hats and canes and more were on display as the two wonderful women said their vows and danced to a live bluegrass band.
With a picture in mind they set about their wedding plans.
Everyone dressed up for the festivities.
Linda knew the day was bound to be special.
An offer was made
There’s nothing quite like dancing to a live band!
Cutting the cake is a required wedding activity
and lots of fun when it’s so unique. What a wonderful occasion!
3 Oceans Entertainment has long been a friend to the AZ LGBT community, with support for marriage equality even before it was legal in Arizona. We are a happily married couple who love to celebrate marriage. Linda and Peg have taken this commitment even further, as technically they were married last year on Halloween and simply chose to to make it official for friends and family this year, now that same sex unions are legal in Arizona, and marriage equality is the law of the land.
Please consider contacting us about Arizona Wedding Photographer Robbie Carpenter if you’re getting married anywhere in the State of Arizona and are searching for quality and professional, affordable wedding photography. Husband Cameron Carpenter is a wedding DJ and Videographer who would love to be considered as well! Give us a look at www.3oe.co
Cameron Carpenter of 3 Oceans Entertainment was there at the end of summer Luau pool party at the historic San Marcos Resort in Chandler Arizona. Along with Walt Richardson, they provided some “jammin’ tunes” for the enjoyment of the guests of Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, plus anyone else who wanted to come hang out at the pool and have a good time.
The fantastic staff at the San Marcos were stellar as usual. They created yummy traditional luau fare, had the gazebo bar stocked up and providing refreshment, and had the pool sparkling and the tub tub cozy and inviting. With a poolside bar and great food right there, what more could a person ask for?
Walt would play a couple of great sets during the day, and when he got too hot and tired, he’d take a break and Arizona Event DJ Cameron would take over the sounds of the party. It was a momentous afternoon!
The best part, was that San Tan Brewery came by with some great drink specials on ice cold beer. An outstanding crowd favorite was “Mr. Pineapple”, an incredible pineapple wheat beer described by the folks at SanTan as:
“A stylish wheat with a tropical personality, infused with fresh pineapple juice from Fair Trade Costa Rican farms, takes traditional wheat beer and adds some seriously cool character.”
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.
Then they took turns putting the other in perspective.
The sun sure was bright and sensitive eyes need sunglasses.
So bright that it clearly shined on their tender 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?!
We wish them many more years of happiness together,
and we think they will be in love for a long time.
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
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.
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 :
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.
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.
“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.
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.