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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.

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

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.

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

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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”

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“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

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

in the exquisite Arizona sunshine.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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!