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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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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.

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.

 

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.

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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.

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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

 

 

 

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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.

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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

 

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.

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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!

Mesa Arizona Wedding Photography

Mesa Arizona Wedding Photography

Having thoroughly enjoyed our engagement session with Brad and Kim and their family, we were really looking forward to spending the big day with them when it was time for their wedding.  They opted for Mesa Arizona Wedding Photography and DJ services from 3 Oceans Entertainment, so Robbie and I especially enjoyed being able to work together.

Of course we had to include a shot of their wedding rings, and we thought they looked so good in one of Kim’s red roses.

Wedding Rings in Red Rose - 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photographers
Wedding Rings in Red Rose – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photographers

The Bridal Processional is always a fun moment, when the Bride and her escort (in this case her Father) make their entrance to the wedding.

Here Comes the Bride
Here Comes the Bride

Kim was so happy she was beaming.

Beaming Bride
Beaming Bride

The family participated in a Unity Sand ceremony, which represented the blending of their lives.

Family Unity - Unity Sand Ceremony
Family Unity

And made it official by signing the marriage license with Officiant Montana Meadows.

License Signing with Montana Meadows
License Signing with Montana Meadows

That left them feeling very happy and very married.

Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom

A favorite pose from their engagement session found its way to the wedding day.

Brad and Kim
Brad and Kim

And then the rest of their lives together began.

In Love - Mesa Arizona Wedding Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment DJ and Photographers
In Love – Mesa Arizona Wedding Photography – 3 Oceans Entertainment DJ and Photographers

3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding DJ Photography and Videography

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.

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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,

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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.

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.

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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.

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