• same sex grooms holding hands by Phoenix wedding photographers, Wanderlight

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

  • 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, 2023
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

Let's get started

Let Your
Adventure Begin!

Our Wanderful Reviews

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

Had a great experience with Wanderlight- we were definitely awkward about having our pictures taken and being in front of the camera, but Emily was awesome at making us feel comfortable and laugh! The pictures turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier!
Erica Sheline
Erica Sheline
21:20 20 Dec 22
I can't recommend Wanderlight enough for wedding photography. Their website is designed so well, that we were able to review all the photographers and get a quote on our own. James the owner was super quick to respond with answers for all of our questions.We had Nate as our photographer, he was really amazing and very easy to work with. We had a lot of outdoor shots we really wanted to get and he did an amazing job of making sure we hit all the spots we wanted to. He did a great job of capturing the ceremony and reception. We loved almost all the photos he took, it's been really hard to decide which ones to print out.10 out of 10, I would choose Wanderlight again.
Casey McLain
Casey McLain
13:47 12 Dec 22
Amazing job on our wedding photos!!
Ross Maestas
Ross Maestas
00:05 08 Dec 22
Loved our photographer and Wanderlight was easy to work with!
Matthew O'Rell
Matthew O'Rell
18:53 07 Dec 22
Wanderlight did an amazing job with our wedding photos!! Sam was so sweet and easy to work with and she did a stellar job with all the photos she took. I would recommend them to anyone!
Nick Riddle
Nick Riddle
17:17 07 Nov 22
Brittany was absolutely wonderful! Communication was great and her photos captured our special day beautifully. Thank you Wanderlight! :)
Kristin Goldsborough
Kristin Goldsborough
21:19 03 Nov 22
Sam was great and the photos were beautifully captured, thank you Sam and Wanderlight for making the experience stress free!
Izzy Park
Izzy Park
18:03 17 Oct 22
We were so glad to have come across Wanderlight for our wedding photos. The experience was easy and professional throughout. Emily was creative, personable, and very fun to work with. Thanks for putting time into knowing what photos / vibe we wanted on the big day. Paul has an artistic eye and is a great guy, and even helped out with a last minute hiccup before the wedding. Both photographers met us at locations separate from the venue.. they were on time and followed through with exactly what was promised. Photos are coming out beautifully. Couldn't have asked for better, thanks again!!
Bryce Peterson
Bryce Peterson
23:46 16 Oct 22
Emily with Wanderlight Photo was the best wedding photographer I could have ever asked for! She surpassed all of my expectations and I was really impressed with her skills!!! She kept the flow of things going and didn’t miss a shot in my list. Most importantly she was so kind to me and she immediately felt like a friend and like someone I could trust. We had fun doing our photos and Emily fully embraced our idea to use the corn maze for our photos and she elevated the photos beyond anything I imagined! She captured us skipping and running through the corn maze and I will treasure those photos and memories forever! Thank you so much to Emily and Wanderlight Photo!!
Carolyn Nicholson
Carolyn Nicholson
16:00 10 Oct 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
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

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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