According to ThreeBestRated.com, we were once again, now three years running, named at the top of the Top Three Best Rated Wedding Photographers in Glendale, AZ! Per Three Best Rated’s website:
Best Wedding Photographers in Glendale, AZ
Handpicked Top 3 Wedding Photographers in Glendale, AZ. How can we actually say this? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!
We are proud to announce that we have won Best Videography Business of Phoenix now TWO YEARS RUNNING! Read below for more details.
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Life’s Story Studios Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Phoenix Award
Phoenix, August 30, 2016 — Life’s Story Studios has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Phoenix Award in the Videographers category by the Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Phoenix area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About the Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program
The Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Phoenix area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program CONTACT: Best Businesses of Phoenix Award Program Email: PublicRelations@BestBusinesses.biz
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Life’s Story Studios Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Glendale Award
Glendale, July 06, 2016 — Life’s Story Studios has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Glendale Award in the Videographers category by the Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Glendale area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About the Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program
The Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Glendale area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program
CONTACT: Best Businesses of Glendale Award Program
Vistancia Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Cveta+Chris, a boutique wedding film.
Music Licensed through MusicBed
“Forever Mine (Cinematic) – Instrumental” Marie Hines
“Fall in Love” Landon Austin
Cveta & Chris have a deep, mutual admiration for each other. Chris loves Cveta’s unique personality, her smile, the way she makes him feel loved, and that she is his best friend. Cveta loves Chris’ devotion to his children, he inspires her to be more patient and understanding, and she feels he makes her a better person. Their love story pours through their film in the way they hold each other, look at each other, and are genuinely embraced by their family and friends as they begin their marriage together. What a celebration! Congratulations, Cveta & Chris!
Phoenix Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Rachel+John, a boutique wedding film.
At first glance, it was Rachel’s smile that caught John’s attention. Even though he normally wouldn’t have said anything without first knowing for sure that she liked him, he decided to introduce himself and get to know Rachel. He was glad he did. As they talked, they found out how much they both appreciated family. They found themselves as best friends in short order and then dated for 7 years. Julia, Rachel’s sister and maid of honor, said it well in her toast, “I couldn’t have imaged her (Rachel) marrying anybody else. …We have felt that you (John) have been apart of our family for a long time, but now it’s official and we could not be happier.” #johnandrachie
Day of Coordinator: Kathy Wagoner
Ceremony Venue: Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Private Residence
Catering/Rentals: Heidi’s Catering
Florist: Flowers by Jodi
Photographer: Genevieve Hansen Photography
DJ: G&R Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Allison Pynn
Live Music: Mariachi Lucerna
Scottsdale Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Paula+Mark, a wedding trailer.
Paula and Mark originally met in Trig class in high school. Their lives went two separate ways for many years, and yet they now get to be together and their love is incredible. We have been so honored to be a part of telling their story through photo and cinema. Their Scottsdale wedding at Gainey Ranch Golf Club was beautiful.
Phoenix Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Mary+Mark, a boutique wedding film.
Mary & Mark’s day was gorgeous. Their Cinderella theme came off beautifully through Mary’s lovely wedding gown, the wedding colors, the invitations, the favors, and especially the cake. From getting ready at the Arizona Grand, to the ceremony at Mark’s alma mater Brophy Chapel, and then the reception at Secret Garden Event Center, the flow of the wedding was a display of their relationship and genuine love.
Jen & Dan have an incredible redemptive story to their marriage. They’ve been together for years and have some beautiful children. After some biblical counseling, Jen & Dan decided for themselves that they needed to get married. We had the honor of being a part of telling their love story and their continued decision to follow Christ with their lives.
Tara and Andy have already been married for 5 years, so they wanted to have their ceremony and party done right. They chose Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, AZ, to host their celebration. The best word to describe their day was simply “fun.” Tara boldly chose an AMAZING red dress and pulled it off with her attitude and style which was complimented by her father’s surprise top hat, white gloves, union jack socks and cane. Ceremony backdrop was Val Vista Lakes’ signature waterfall. Andy couldn’t have been more smitten with his bride and it showed in all of their couple’s portraits. One could even say that he was in “deep smit.” Their marriage is a fusion of Andy’s Brit and Tara’s American. They took our suggestion to make the Finney Fusion not only their signature drink but also their wedding hashtag. #finneyfusion They partied well into the night with their awesome friends and family with a great mix of music which heavily favored The Beatles.
Venue – Val Vista Lakes
Officiant – Pamela, Paradise Weddings
DJ/MC: Chad Trapeur, All American DJ
Tuxes – Mens’ Wearhouse
Savannah has the awesome privilege of joining into Cami & Simon’s family. We had the distinct honor of doing Cami & Simon’s wedding photography in December of 2014. We have the continuing honor to help tell their family’s story through Cami’s maternity session and now their precious daughter Savannah’s newborn session. What a beauty! Here are some of our favorites of Savannah at their private residence in Glendale, Arizona.
We were incredibly blessed to get the call from our December 2014 LS Bride Cami who wanted to have her maternity session with us, as well! Being a part of telling their family’s continuing life’s story is such an honor. Here are a few of our favorites.
Venue: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Phoenix Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Lucie+Hector, a wedding trailer.
Lucie and Hector know how to party! Their wedding at The Wright House in Mesa, Arizona was lovely. So many of the details handled by Lucie herself. They pulled off their vision to perfection. Enjoy a trailer of their upcoming wedding film from Life’s Story Studios.
Venue: The Wright House
Photog: Alan with Moments Found
Cake: Erica’s Cakes
DJ: DJ Dario, DJ O.D. with AZ Party Rockers
Dress: Luv Bridal
Tuxes: Rose Tuxedo
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Caterer: Adela’s Italian
Bar: Bob’s Bartending
Flowers: Flowers by Ellen
Tamara+Kyle are an incredibly fun couple. From their love of basketball and football, to their incredible sense of humor, they make a great match. When Kyle proposed, it really didn’t hit Tamara. She said “fo sho!”, but the weight of it didn’t land on her until dinner that night when she started freaking out that she was really engaged. They had already been together for 7 or 8 years, so they were sure this was the perfect next step for them. Phoenix was the place Tamara would vacation with her family when she grew up. It seemed appropriate that they would make it the destination for their wedding because of their connection to the area and family, as well as the awesome weather during December. The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort was part of those vacations, and became the site of the intimate celebration of their commitment to each other. It was quite the honor for us to be welcomed and added into their family. Congratulations, Tamara+Kyle!
Venue – Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
Broach Bouquet – Janet Nelson (MOB)
Officiant – Gwen Waring with AZ Ministers
Catering – Different Pointe of View
Cake – Laura Coleman
Rings – Lewis Jewelers
Hair – Lorie Jean Clayton
Makeup – Tocaloma Spa & Salon
Wedding Arch – Arrowhead Flowers
What happens when you meet the bride and groom only two days before their destination wedding in Phoenix? What happens when you spend that visit laughing and carrying on while planning the timeline? You schedule an engagement session the morning of the wedding to get more time together, more laughing, and to build trust for the rest of the day. We got to do that with Tamara+Kyle. What an amazing couple! We had such a great time becoming fast friends and serving them on their big day. These images are from their day-of engagement session at Papago Park.
Phoenix Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Sarah+Trevor, a boutique wedding film.
Music licensed through MusicBed.com
“Sunrise And Sunsets” by Lost Terra
“Gold” by Tiny Houses
Trevor moved to Cali to do his own thing, and saw Sarah’s online profile the same week. Sarah & Trevor almost didn’t meet for their first date. Terrible LA gridlock made it almost impossible for Sarah to make it, and even though she was an hour and a half late, Trevor waited, and once together, they didn’t want it to end: the date lasted for 6-7 hours. Their love can’t be summed up in words: they both believe that actions show their love best. It was a pleasure serving them for both photography and cinematography on their big day at Ahwatukee Foothills Golf Club.
Life’s Story Studios Photo+Cinema was been honored with the 2016 Editors’ Choice Award from TwoBrightLights! We are thrilled to have received this honor and are so grateful to all of our #LScouples who have given us the opportunity to share the #LSexperience with them and even get published on blogs around the interwebs such as The Knot, Borrowed & Blue, Up Up & Away, Inspired Bride, Bridal Hot List, Southern Maryland Weddings, and Wedding Favors Unlimited. Below is their explanation of the selection process take from their award website:
Editors’ Choice Award Winner Selection Process
The 2016 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Awards is a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors within the Two Bright Lights community whose number of published features in 2015 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.
The 2016 honorees reflect those that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their customers, and those that have used Two Bright Lights’ online platform to quickly and easily get published by submitting their authentic, stunning imagery and services directly to the top industry publications and editors.
Among thousands of photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors’ Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best.
Phoenix Wedding Cinema: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Cveta+Chris, a wedding trailer.
Cveta and Chris were on the same medical staff when they met, and, over time, professional respect turned into romantic interest. Their love for one another was evident throughout our meetings with them as they told us about how they met, what drew them to each other, the proposal, and what they wanted for their wedding day. It was a pleasure serving them. Congratulations, Cveta & Chris!
When I first met Mary & Mark at an open house at The Secret Garden, what made them so memorable was the proposal. We got to visit together and learn more about their story and share ours, and it was a good fit. We did Mary & Mark’s engagement session at Alcantara Vineyards in Cottonwood. Such fun walking around the property, chatting, laughing, getting their love and emotion in their poses. Such a beautiful day. Another beautiful day, we got to be a part of their wedding. From the Arizona Grand where they got ready, to Brophy Chapel where they had their ceremony, and finally to The Secret Garden where they partied the night away in celebration of their marriage, we had the honor to be there and capture it in photo and video. Here are some of our favorites from their wedding. Congratulations, Mary & Mark!
Violet & JD are a great couple. We had the honor of doing Violet’s senior portraits a few years ago, and now we get to continue being a part of her story as she is in college and finding a great guy in JD while attending Northern Arizona University (NAU). We had a great time getting to know JD and the two of them as a couple during this shoot and by sharing dinner afterward. Many blessings to them!
music licensed through MusicBed.com
“Ghost” and “Ashe” by Songs of Water
Scottsdale Wedding Videographer: Life’s Story Studios presents a VAVL2 film: Rossa+Rami, a boutique wedding film.
Rossa & Rami met through a friend of Rami’s who lived in Louisiana and Rossa’s cousin who was attending LSU for pre-med. They started Skyping and Facetiming right away. They began to meet up twice a month as they were several states away. The first time they met face to face, Rami sat with Rossa at a table under a tree and he just knew this was the woman he was looking for. Rami proposed to Rossa in Tucson on a golf course. Rossa was deeply moved, but told him to hurry up because everyone was watching. That fits the two of them so well:: Rami is overt and vocal, and Rossa is reserved and calm. They both love those qualities about each other. We had the honor to do both photography and cinematography for their wedding day through the Gainey Vendor Experience at Gainey Ranch Golf Club.
Getting Ready Venue: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
Ceremony Venue: St George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Photographer: Life’s Story Studios
DJ: Got You Covered
Flowers: Flowers by Jodi
We love when our couples and our work get recognition! Check out Cami+Simon’s Christmas-inspired Wedding on Up Up & Away Weddings!
Paula and Mark were high school sweethearts. Their paths took them away from each other, but now they get to be together. Mark proposed to Paula in Nebraska on an annual family trip to visit Paula’s grandparents who live there. Paula invited Mark to come because it is a very special place for her, and Mark wanted to make it as special as possible with family in focus. Their commitment to each other and family is inspiring. You can see their love for each other in the way they look at one another in their portraits we captured at the Desert Botanical Garden. We look forward to serving them on their wedding day in May 2016 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club.