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Welcome to Wanderlight. We are a collective of experienced and passionate wedding photographers in Phoenix.

  • Couples grand entrance by Wanderlight, a team of Phoenix wedding photographers
  • bride surrounded by bridesmaids before wedding by Wanderlight, a wedding photographer in Phoenix
  • wedding party cheering by Phoenix wedding photographers, Wanderlight
  • same sex grooms holding hands by Phoenix wedding photographers, Wanderlight

We are explorers of beauty, creators of stories, and curators of moments that last a lifetime..

Whether you’re having a formal church ceremony or a private mountain elopement, we take the work out of finding and booking an experienced photographer so you can focus on celebrating the newest chapter of your life.

Why Wanderlight

Quality
Beautiful photos that capture what makes it "your" wedding.
Experience
With hundreds of weddings under our belt, we know what it takes to get the shot every time.
Simplicity
Check photography off your list with our
easy-to-use website.
The Knot, Best of weddings, 2022
Wedding wire, couples choice awards 2022

OUR PROCESS

Wedding planning is hard work, but you’re just minutes away from checking photography off your list!
Book your perfect photographer in 4 simple steps:

  • STEP 1

    Select a date

  • STEP 2

    View portfolios

  • STEP 3

    Pick a package

  • STEP 4

    Check-out

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Adventure Begin!

Our Wanderful Reviews

We love our clients and they seem to love us back! But don’t take our word or it.

Emily was an absolute delight to work with and did a fantastic job! She was so organized and clearly has had ample experience with photography. We had many photos with family and friends and she did a great job organizing and communicating with everyone. She has a fun, creative, and calming energy which was so helpful amidst the busyness of a wedding day. She was generous with her time, thoughts, and expertise and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. It was a beautiful day that we will never forget. Thank you Emily for capturing our day!
Sean K
Sean K
16:20 26 Sep 22
We got our pictures back and absolutely love them 😍😊😍 we are having such a hard time picking our favorites. They all are!!!Kaela made our wedding pictures perfect! She was so funKaela is amazing!!
Hallie Dantzler
Hallie Dantzler
20:53 16 Sep 22
Overall the photographer (Paul) was super nice and he did a good job of connecting with me a couple times leading up to my wedding date. The reason for less stars is because I sent a list to him before the wedding of people I wanted to get photos with taken by him (since the day gets really hectic really fast and it’s easy to forget these things in the moment) I was hoping he would print the list or something, but he didn’t and I did a monstly diy wedding so my mind was full and stressed so I didn’t print the list out-therefore; I didn’t end up getting those photos on my list which was pretty disappointing afterwards when I realized. I also don’t really like many of the photos of me and my now husband. There weren’t that many shots taken and a lot of them one of us is like in the middle of talking. I don’t like the pose he had me stand in for my shots of just me and that was like the only pose he had me do. I was also a little bummed he didn’t get a picture of just my dress hanging on it’s own before I put it on. The family photos look great at least and there are some good candid ones from the reception.
Taylor Marie
Taylor Marie
14:47 03 Sep 22
Sam was so incredibly perfect as our wedding photographer. She was so easy to work with, attentive, and helpful, and hello, the photos are stunnnniinngggg!! Like!! So gorgeous. Everyone that sees them is gushing. We look like woodland Fae Royalty!! Sam was so great with everyone at the wedding and I could not have asked for a better photographer!! Thank you!!
Carly Schaelling
Carly Schaelling
17:17 31 Aug 22
Emily is an absolutely incredible photographer. Her detailed pre-wedding planning ensured that we took all of the photos that meant the most to us on the day. She was so involved and so helpful in shepherding us through our timeline, before and after the ceremony, that our wedding day was seamless and fun. She took the time to get to know us and put so much thought and care into the moments she captured. Our wedding day was a fairy tale and looking at the photos Emily took brings back all of the magic and love!
Lincoln Dreas-McAdoo
Lincoln Dreas-McAdoo
17:13 18 Aug 22
Emily and wanderlight photo were an absolute gift to us for our wedding day!! We loved working with Emily, she made us feel so special and she is also so very talented! Professional, timely, happy, loving, and caring captures Emily and our experience on our wedding! THANK YOU EMILY!
Azie Eaman
Azie Eaman
19:19 11 Aug 22
We had Brooke (last night!) and she was SO great! She made us feel super comfortable, gave us posing tips and was being goofy right along with us. It was like hanging out with a friend who also happens to be taking wonderful photos of you. Highly recommend!
Riles Jetiup
Riles Jetiup
22:06 12 Jun 22
We love Wanderlight! We had Meghan as our photographer for our big day, and she did such an amazing job! We had a planning meeting over Zoom beforehand to get everything organized, and even then I could tell she was going to be such a fun person to be around! She was very knowledgeable about the good places around northern Utah to take pictures, so we got some with great scenery! She was also just so good with our family and made us laugh a lot! She was quick and organized and had lots of great ideas for pictures. Thanks so much Meghan and Wanderlight!
Heather Gibson
Heather Gibson
17:21 09 Apr 22
Let me first say that Wanderlight Photography as a whole is just an amazing company. The owner, McCory, is very communicative, and so knowledgeable on different styles of photography. I spoke with him on 3 different occasions, and every time he was timely, honest, and personable. We are so happy we hired Wanderlight! From the first phone call, to the day of our wedding, everything ran incredibly smooth. Brooke (our lead photographer) is such an amazing person and photographer. She is so easy going, fun, flexible, and makes the posing and candids flow comfortably and effortlessly. She was so communicative from the time we chose her, to our wedding day, and even after that! She also took our engagement pictures last December and before we got to the place where we were taking them, she had already been there almost an hour just scoping out all the good spots to get pictures! That is true dedication right there! Wanderlight provides affordable, and high quality photography. We look back at our wedding day and feel blessed to have such priceless memories. Thank you Brooke, Brittany & Wanderlight for making one of the most special days of our lives- unforgettable!
Winona Beerens
Winona Beerens
04:46 01 Dec 21
We highly recommend Brooke from the Wanderlight Denver team! Brooke is an amazing photographer and human. She made us feel relaxed and excited from our first conversation, which made our photos turn out fantastic (especially the couples portraits, which we thought would be very awkward). She gave us great tips for posing so that our photos came out natural and true to us. Our families and friends have also commented how impressed they were!Brooke was also very responsive and helpful leading up to the day, including meeting at the venue a month prior, scouting our photo spots on her own time, and talking through decisions on first look, family combinations, etc. We received a link to our gallery exactly one month from our date, and it was super easy to download all of the images.
Jenna Burke
Jenna Burke
14:46 06 Nov 21
Thank you so much Wanderlight!

For our wedding we decided to go with Wanderlight and selected Nate and got Brooke as it second photographer. And God, They were wonderful, professional and a complete joy to be around on our special day. It was like we had known them for years and they were long lost friends! Brooke as second photographer was always willing to help me with wedding day stuff, set me at ease and show us how to do something (like cake cutting) all the whole snapping pictures and Nate as first photographer had the patience of a saint making sure that we were on time, got everything that we wanted, and gave clear and friendly direction for our photos.

They were both amazing and I just really want to offer my compliments to them both. I could not have imagined anyone else there for our special day. Thank you also to McCory as well who was so responsive to all of our questions leading up the the big day.

We had a ton of fun with our wonderful photographers and got our pictures exactly a month after the day and they are all absolutely GORGEOUS! Wow! My husband and I feel like we really won the jackpot with Wanderlight. A LOT of our other friends and family have had great photographers the day of but difficulty getting pictures as far as a year out! Well with Wanderlight they are the whole package! It's funny to say but I honestly couldn't have imagined my wedding without Nate and Brooke! They were THAT wonderful! Wanderlight was also incredibly well priced compared to others that we looked at and we were able to meet with Nate ahead of time to talk through our timeline and shot preferences, he was wonderful and professional. Honestly I just can't recommend Wanderlight enough. If you're getting married start looking here! You won't regret it!
Jenna Revell
Jenna Revell
23:57 05 Nov 21
Brooke was an amazing photographer to work with. She was always promptly responsive with any questions we had and super easy going and also professional throughout the entire experience. We had our initial consultation with her via video chat due to Covid times and even on the chat she was so easy to get along with and totally on board with our vision for the day. She came to our venue ahead of time with us for our final walk through to scope everything out, and even came early the morning of the wedding to find the best spot for our first look. We did getting ready photos at my house and she helped keep me calm throughout the day and even drove me from my house to the venue! After the wedding, multiple people told me how awesome my photographer was and that they could already tell we were going to have amazing photos. Not only was she amazing to work with, but our photographs turned out phenomenal. I am having a hard time picking my favorites because I love them all so much. I couldn’t have been happier with my experience with Brooke.I will also note that I am an event director for a living, and I have worked with A LOT of photographers in my years on the job, and Brooke is truly a standout photographer all the way around. 100% recommend.
Lisa Arp
Lisa Arp
17:40 24 Oct 21

Giving Back

Here at Wanderlight, we believe that everyone should be able to live freely. We proudly donate a portion of each session to Free The Girls, an organization that aids women rescued from sex trafficking. Together we can help these women regain true freedom in every aspect of life.

Giving Back

The Best Phoenix Wedding Photographers

Wanderlight Weddings was created to make finding the best Phoenix wedding photographer easy for couples. Whether you are getting married in downtown Phoenix, among the red rocks or in the deserts, Wanderlight Weddings always ensures that you have the perfect Phoenix wedding photographer.  We give you a chance to get to know our Phoenix photographers with videos and in-depth portfolios.  You can then book the photographer with our simple four-step process for booking a Phoenix wedding photographer. All you need to do is enter your wedding date, select your photographer after viewing their bio video and viewing their portfolio, select your package from three to nine hours, enter in your wedding details and pay via credit card and you will be all set. Your selected photographer will reach out to you within three days to set up an appointment to get to know you better and hear all about the amazing day you are going to have.

Wanderlight was started by McCory James, who has been a photographer and owner of Elevate Photography in Denver, Colorado.  Elevate is a staple in the Colorado photography community and we used the nearly 20 years of experience we gained through Elevate to create Wanderlight Wedding Photography. Because we have a vast network of photographers, we offer Wanderlight clients experienced professionals who know how to get the best wedding photos at venues across Phoenix and the west. Our photographers have shot at a variety of Phoenix area locations, including venues like The Paseo, Villa Siena, Shenandoah Mill, Villa Tuscana, Schnepf Farms, Gather Estate, Grayhawk Golf Club and Superstition Springs Golf Club, Superstition Manor, Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch. We also photograph within Phoenix at venues like The Desert Botanical Gardens, Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens, The Croft Downtown, Raven Golf Club, and the Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects.  We have also partnered with some great Phoenix wedding planners like KDP Events and Bountyful Creations.

You received the benefits of a team of Phoenix wedding photographers.  Our team approach allows us to feed off each other’s creativity and we are constantly sharing ideas that keep all of our Phoenix photographers on the cutting edge of wedding photography. Our photographers will share location ideas and their experiences so that each wedding photographer is able to do their best work.  One photographer may find a great spot with a great backdrop of cacti near a venue or a downtown alley that makes a great backdrop and then they share that with the Phoenix photography team and we are able to take our next couple there and get amazing Arizona wedding photos.  Our team of photographers also means that we always have a group of photographers we can rely on when unforeseen circumstances happen. We want to make sure that you have peace of mind that we will always have a quality photographer at your wedding and that we will always do our best to provide the highest quality photographs possible.

We are excited to be able to bring our services to the desert and offer high-quality wedding photographers in Phoenix.   We also pride ourselves on having consistent editing and processes so we provide the highest quality photography to our clients every time. Also, our commitment to high-quality customer service and experienced staff mean that we will always be reliable through the photography process. Being a trusted advisor is very important to us and we will help you every step of the way as you need it in planning. We have also built our wedding photography as a la carte options so you can building the photography package that gives you exactly what you are looking for and nothing more or lesss. In addition to the lead wedding photographer’s time, we offer a second photographer, engagement photos and you can add as much time as you need a la carte.

Our easy online ordering service lets you order prints, albums or a gorgeous canvas after your Phoenix wedding. We love to see the photos being used and products and prints also make great gifts for family and friends who helped make your day perfect. We can’t wait to photograph your big day and document memories that will last a lifetime.

If you want to learn more you can view our Photography FAQs or our Wedding Photographer Pricing.  You can also see current Phoenix weddings on our Phoenix Photography Blog.  Lastly be sure to check out our listings on The Knot and WeddingWire.

 

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