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

  • bride and groom laughing as they exit ceremony by Wanderlight, A Phoenix wedding photography company
  • bride surrounded by bridesmaids before wedding by Wanderlight, A Phoenix wedding photography company
  • wedding party cheering by Wanderlight, A Phoenix wedding photography company
  • same sex grooms holding hands by Wanderlight, A Phoenix wedding photography company

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
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OUR PROCESS

Wedding planning is hard work, but you’re just minutes away from checking photography off your list!
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Our Wanderful Reviews

We’re a division of Elevate Photography.
We love our clients and they seem to love us back! But don’t take our word or it.

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
We worked with Katie Jones for our microwedding, and she was easily the best vendor choice we made for our entire wedding. She was fabulous from start to finish. We had meetings to discuss our wants and needs, and so that she could get to know us better, and she was very flexible with us and super responsive. She asked all the questions we hadn't even thought of, and you could just tell she was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Once our wedding day came, she arrived with her assistant exactly on time, and got right to work. We had clouds and rain so she had to adapt a little (I think?) but we never even knew it happened. She was so smooth and moved so quickly, we didn't know if any adaptations needed to be made, and didn't have to stress about anything. Once the rain started, we had to adjust our photo schedule to squeeze in more than planned before the ceremony, but she moved so incredibly quickly you wouldn't know it wasn't as planned. She also was amazing with the kids. They were feeling a little overwhelmed and shy, and were either frowning or on the edge of crying, but she was able to run up to them, give them a tickle or make a funny face, and jump back to her spot quick enough to capture the laugh, and got smiles on everyone at the same time! Quite a feat! Her skills behind the camera and otherwise made all the difference in the world. For the portraits of my husband and I, she was able to direct us in a way that was fun, and got genuine smiles, and captured our spirits. Never once did we feel awkward or uncomfortable. My family didn't even realize we had even been posed for our portraits, because it all looked so natural to us. Throughout the ceremony and reception, I personally didn't even see her. She was in the background, or ducking in and back out quickly, to not distract from the moment, while still capturing it for us. My guests said they watched her and were amazed at how quickly she moved, and when looking back through the photos, there wasn't a single thing she missed. She was everywhere and nowhere at the same time, with absolutely stunning, natural looking photos as a result. My family has already said they want her for whenever the next family wedding is, so I can't wait to see more of her work!
Laura Danley
Laura Danley
21:20 20 Jul 21
I booked with Wanderlight photography for my engagement and wedding pictures and they are the best in the biz! I had Brittany for both engagement and wedding photos, and also had Brooke as a second photographer for the wedding. They were so wonderful to work with- incredibly friendly and so kind. The photos turned out better than I ever could have imagined. 100% recommend Wanderlight and both Brittany and Brooke.
Kathryn Witner
Kathryn Witner
00:43 16 Jun 21
Such great people!
Emily Behnke
Emily Behnke
19:46 01 Jun 21
The personal touches did it for me. I had Katie Jones as my photographer and it's not a lie to say that she pretty much saved my wedding memories. My outdoor-park-boathouse-wedding day ended up being a weather disaster. However, you would never know it from the pictures. I still can't believe how great they came out. She made my not-so-photogenic-husband look damn good and caught people authentically having fun with genuine smiles.I got the package where they showed a slideshow of the pictures taken earlier that day, and it was something my guests couldn't stop talking about. They loved being able to see the first look, bridal photos, and even pictures of themselves at the wedding. They felt like they were part of the whole day.Lastly, Katie Jones wrote the most beautifully heartfelt personal note with our album reveal. I feel like her words captured the day and captured the moment so perfectly. I even made myself a separate album that I could customize online and the very first page of that album are the words that she wrote to us about how she saw our love, our connection, and what it felt like to be part of our wedding.I'm so appreciative that she was able to capture such beautiful moments during a day of such chaos. I remember thinking it was a lot of money at the time but it would be worth the memories; I never knew how right I would be.
Monique Zera
Monique Zera
21:01 26 May 21
Don't hire anybody else but Elevate Photography for your wedding! Katie Jones was our photographer as well as her amazing associates Emily and Nate. They were absolutely amazing! Not only did they wrangled my 9 groomsmen for pictures, they were on point on everything! Katie has such a creative mind and eye for beautiful pictures. She even climbed a tree to get a shot and it turned out perfect! We can't recommend them enough. They gave us pictures that we will cherish forever. Also the day of slide show is such a nice touch! Don't hesitate, hire elevate!
Beejan Mehrabani
Beejan Mehrabani
21:00 26 May 21
I am a little late to leave a review, but we had our newborn photos done in October, 2020. Janae did a beautiful job and we love all the photos she took. She was so patient with our then 3 week old. She was kind, gentle and so considerate. She did not rush at and took her time with him. My husband and I loved the experience and are so grateful to have had such a caring photographer. Thank you Janae!
Danielle Bastian
Danielle Bastian
15:30 26 May 21
Brooke and Brittany were so wonderful to work with. I LOVE looking back at our wedding pictures, the photos were all so natural and magical!! My husband and I really enjoyed the couple shots, and I have wonderful memories of all of it. Thanks, Wanderlight!!
Heather Woodhouse
Heather Woodhouse
22:28 04 May 21
Planning a wedding during a full-blown pandemic already has it's challenges, but planning one cross-country makes it even crazier. We got married in the mountains (in the middle of winter) and Ryan from Elevate Photography (who is based in Denver) made our experience amazing. Ryan and team were incredibly responsive, professional and communicative. We spoke and connected with Ryan multiple times prior to the wedding to express what we were looking for in our shots, vibe, etc. He understood what we were looking for and captured everything beautifully, made our experience stress-free and was very flexible and accommodating in the event there would be a snow storm the day-before or of (luckily this didn't happen). Cannot recommend Elevate Photography (and Ryan) to anyone needing a wedding photographer in the Denver and mountain areas enough. Our entire wedding party consisted of 9 people total, so capturing our intimate ceremony the way that Ryan was able to was impressive not only to us, but to our parents as well. We were all beyond pleased with Ryan's work and dedication to getting creative shots of such a small party. Thank you for capturing our happiest moment in 2020!
R Pilapil
R Pilapil
16:34 11 Jan 21
We are in love with our wedding pictures. Even a few months after the event we still regularly scroll through our gallery and relive the moments Elevate Photography captured so perfectly. It’s been such a treat to be able to share them with friends and family members who couldn't be there in person, and can still share a part of the day because there is such richness in the photos.In addition to being incredibly talented, the Elevate team is a pleasure to interact with. When first searching for a photographer and speaking to Ryan something he said really stuck out to me. He mentioned that we’d be spending as much time that day with the photographer as we would with each other and his aim was to make that an enjoyable experience. Mission accomplished because after meeting Ryan in person at our engagement shoot we couldn’t wait to hang out with him again at the wedding. He showed us the coolest spots, scouting off the beaten path gems that gave us the moments we dreamed of when choosing Colorado as our destination.Upon meeting Janae for the first time on the wedding day, it immediately felt like she was a part of our crew. In addition to her creative vision that helped make the most out of our venue to get fun and unique shots, she was prepared for EVERYTHING. From extra bobby pins when my veil needed a boost to loaning me her super cozy scarf as we made the chilly trek to the perfect spot for wedding party photos it was clutch to have such a wedding pro with us.At the reception our guests were blown away by the slideshow showcasing moments from earlier in the day. They couldn’t believe how quickly such amazing images were turned around. And, everyone commented on how skillfully and efficiently the team got us through the family portraits at the church, making it fun, and not an assembly line of smiles.Having Elevate Photography as a part of our wedding day made it extra special. We’re already dreaming of future days where we hope to have occasions where they can help us capture more memories.
Colleen and Geoff
Colleen and Geoff
01:34 23 Dec 20
Janae is amazing. She captured photos of our family in a creative, artistic, and professional way. And, she was so flexible! I went back and forth on location and she was happy to help advise on that. And, when I took time during the shoot to fuss with my family's hair, she was pleasant, supportive and fun to be around. Even as my youngest was getting cranky mid-way through, she was super sweet to allow us to go pick up a hamburger to get him back on track. She spent so much time with us, knowing just the right locations to photograph, and just allowed us to play as a family with some sweeeet urban scenery as our backdrop. The photos turned out fantastic. Couldn't be happier :) Thank you, Janae!
Mahalo 425
Mahalo 425
20:40 17 Nov 20
Brittany did a wonderful job photographing our wedding at the Stanley Hotel in October! Afterwards, she took us to her favorite spot in Rocky Mountain National Park where she captured some amazing photos from our wedding day. Brittany has an eye for detail and captured every moment for us, from the beginning to the end. We would highly recommend Brittany for your wedding experience!
Shannon Stam
Shannon Stam
19:34 16 Nov 20

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

Wanderlight Weddings was created to make finding the perfect wedding photographer easy for couples in Phoenix, Arizona. Whether you are getting married in downtown Phoenix, among the red rocks of Sedona or in the deserts outside of Tucson, Wanderlight Weddings always ensures that you have the perfect Phoenix wedding photographer for your Arizona wedding.  We give you a chance to get to know our Phoenix photographers with videos and in-depth Arizona wedding portfolios.  You can then book the photographer with our simple four-step process for booking your Arizona wedding. All you need to do is enter your wedding date for an Arizona wedding, select your photographer after viewing their bio video and viewing their wedding 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 wedding you are going to have.

Wanderlight was started my McCory James, who has been a photographer and owner of Elevate Photography in Denver, Colorado.  Elevate is a staple in the Colorado wedding community and we used the nearly 20 years of experience we gained through Elevate to create Wanderlight Weddings. 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 wedding venue locations, including venues like The Paseo, Villa Siena, Shenandoah Mill, Villa Tuscana, Schnepf Farms, Gather Estate, Grayhawk Golf Club and Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. We also photograph within Phoenix at venues like Heritage Square, The Desert Botanical Gardens, Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens, The Croft Downtown, Raven Golf Club, and the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa.

You received the benefits of a team of 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 wedding 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 wedding photographs possible.

We are excited to be able to bring our services to Arizona and offer high-quality photographers in the Phoenix area.   We also pride ourselves on having consistent editing and processes so we provide the highest quality wedding photography to our wedding clients every time. Also, our commitment to high-quality customer service and an expeirenced staff mean that we will always be reliable through the wedding 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 your Arizona wedding. We have also built our wedding photography as a la carte options so you can building the wedding 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 wedding 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 from your wedding also make great gifts for family and friends who helped make your wedding day perfect. We can’t wait to photograph your Phoenix wedding and document memories that will last a lifetime.

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