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  • THE BLOG OF KIMBERLY JARMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

  • ABOUT THE STUDIO

    Kimberly Jarman Photography has been photographing families, weddings, babies, senior portraits, and more for over 9 years. We are located in the historic district of Downtown Mesa!

  • Winner of "Best Photographer" 2012 by Arizona Bride Magazine
    Winner of "Best Photographer" 2011 by Arizona Bride Magazine
    Winner of "Brides Choice Awards" by WeddingWire. 2009, 2010, 2011
    Invited to join the Platinum List of "Wedding Style Magazine" by Grace Ormonde 2011
    Featured on the Cover of Arizona Weddings Magazines 2011

    Kimberly Jarman's images have been featured in Arizona Weddings Magazine, Arizona Bride Magazine, The Wedding Chronicle, Phoenix Bride and Groom, Destination I Do, Haute Living Magazine, June Bug Weddings, Elizabeth Anne Designs, and several industry blog sites.

INDIAN WEDDING AT THE HYATT GAINEY RANCH | KIRAN & RORY

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The Photographers for Kiran & Rory’s wedding:  Kimberly Jarman (Lead Photographer)
Elise (2nd Shooter) // Jenn (2nd Shooter)// Kayla (3rd Shooter) // Assistant (Lauren)

Indian Wedding at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch.

Kiran & Rory had a day full of tradition, beauty, and lots of joy. A couple dreams of their wedding day and each event and detail – the ceremony, the reception, the gown… but Kiran and Rory decided to have that… times TWO!

Kiran is Sikh, and had a traditional Sikh ceremony in the morning to honor her heritage. After that, they went back and did it all over again – with a traditional western ceremony! It was quite a day for the entire team – being able to experience a wedding day in a whole new way was exciting!

Kiran started the getting ready portion of the day by prepping for her Sikh ceremony at her parents home. The traditional garb that she wore was breathtaking – so full of detail! Even though it was heavy and very uncomfortable for her to wear, Kiran seemed quite delighted to wear it all. She kept on saying throughout the day ‘I feel like a queen!’.  Rory came in on a horse, along with his family walking besides him to meet his new family. After everyone embraced, they went inside for a quick brunch with traditional Indian food. The ceremony was next, with everyone seated on the floor, with their heads covered and shoes off. We all photographed the ceremony in our socks – there’s a first time for everything, right?! Then Kiran & Rory continued with tradition in the gift-giving ceremony. Each guest handed the couple money, while they were seated in beautiful, ornate chairs (practically thrones!).

After the Sikh ceremony we hopped in the car and took them to beautiful spots we had scouted before-hand for portraits. Then…. it was time to do it all over again! The couple got ready and married (for the second time!) at the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch.

The ceremony was held by the Gondola Lake, and was beautiful with the bright pops of color they chose for the color scheme. After they were pronounced husband and wife again, it was time to party! The ballroom was GORGEOUS. Amina, with Some Like it Classic, did an amazing job creating an elegant and beautiful space. Their guests were surprised with traditional Indian dancers, who stayed for part of the reception to teach everyone how to dance!

Good times were had by all – it was a memorable day!

 

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Venue: (Morning Ceremony) The Phoenix Airport Marriott (Evening Ceremony) The Hyatt at Gainey Ranch// Event Coordinator:  Amina w/ Some Like it Classic // Florist: Petal Pusher // Makeup Artist: Linda Wagner // Hair Stylist: Ruca w/ Hautie Rouge Salon  DJ: In the Mix Entertainment // Officiant: Michael Adinew // Videographer: Hollycal Productions // Rentals: Us to You Rentals // Ceremony Musicians: Sweetwater Strings

 

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Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.

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Happy Anniversary | Valerie & Michael

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What are your names?
Michael & Valerie

What is your anniversary date?
April 4, 2009

How long have you now been married?
 Almost 5 years

We’d love to share with everyone how you met, can you tell that story?
I started a book club through myspace for former English majors specifically  to meet Michael after finding his match.com profile and liking him but not a wanting to meet through the website. He took the bait and joined the book club and asked me out. I didn’t tell him the truth until months later.

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And of course we have to tell everyone how you got engaged… it’s our favorite part; please share!
It was a real surprise! After just 9 months, we took a trip to Keywest. Following a sunset cruise and long walk on the pier, he got down on one knee. I threw my sun glasses and said of course, put it on!

Please tell us about your wedding? What were some of the details? Where was it? What were your favorite parts? 
It was a true desert wedding! Desert plants everywhere! It was wonderful to show my out of town guests how beautiful it can be out here. We held it at the AZ Historical Society. Recited vows we wrote ourselves and danced the night away to music we hand picked for months–including salsa that poor Michael endured lessons for months before.

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What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?
Sitting at the head table taking it all in. I was also so emotional during our vows!

Of course we have to hear about your pictures, since we were your photographers. What was it like having Kimberly photograph your wedding? What do you remember most about your photography?
I love how Kim captured the beauty of the desert in the spring.  She was very professional and knew just what I wanted.

Now that your wedding is over, what is the one thing you look back on and are so thankful that you did?
Hiring you!

How has life changed since your wedding day, please fill us in on all the details (moves, kids, new houses, promotions, etc).
We moved to Miami then back to Phoenix. Michael got his law degree at ASU and is practicing here in Phx. We bought a house in downtown Tempe in December 2010. After three years of infertility, we welcomed our son, Willem Michael this past September. Our lives have never been happier.

If you have kids can you please share with us about them… we LOVE to hear fun kid stories.
Our son is so amazing. The sweetest, most easy going baby, with beautiful blue eyes. I’m so fortunate to be his full time mom.

Do you have any updated pictures? Tell us about this picture that you are sending to us.
Baby’s first Xmas!

When you were newly weds did you picture this would be your life, this many years after your wedding?
We lived in LA at the time we got married and had no plans to leave until we got married. Seeing all my friends and family made me miss everyone so much, so we rooted and moved to my hometown in Miami. We wound up deciding we liked and missed Phoenix and wanted to have a family out west, so Michael applied to ASU law and the rest is history.

If you were to go back in time and tell your newly engaged selves one thing, what would it be?
Be kind to each other. You’ve married the best person you know and there is so much to be thankful for.

Do you have any advice for new bride and grooms?
Marriage gets better and better

 

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Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.

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FEATURED IN ARIZONA BRIDE | SPRING/SUMMER 2014

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We just recently found out we received another featured wedding in Arizona Bride Magazine, in their  2014 Spring/Summer issue. We loved Andrea and Todd’s beautiful wedding at the Sanctuary and are so thrilled their wedding was featured in this lovely magazine!! You can view more of the article online here.

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Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.

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Happy Anniversary|Samantha & Leor

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Leor & Samantha Lapid

What is your anniversary date?
March 31st, 2012

How long have you now been married?
2 years!

We’d love to share with everyone how you met, can you tell that story?
We met through Greek life at ASU. (Kim shot our enagement photos at ASU so we can relive this time!) We had mutual friends and met each other about 6 months before we started dating. We went to a party for a friend and hit it off. It was history from there.

And of course we have to tell everyone how you got engaged… it’s our favorite part; please share!
Samantha’s family publishes local magazines so Leor came up with a very creative idea to propose to her. He decided he would take out a full page ad in one of the magazines {So Scottsdale! Magazine} Samantha proofs the magazines each month but last minute the production team slipped in this secret ad. On her Birthday March 23rd, 2011 at her parents house the new March issue arrived. Her dad told her she had messed up an ad in the magazine. She freaked out! She turned to the page and saw this:( see below) Leor was down on one knee (in the same suit as the ad) and said: “So will you??” Samantha couldn’t help but cry and shake her head yes. Best Birthday/Best proposal EVER!!

Please tell us about your wedding?
What were some of the details? Where was it? What were your favorite parts?  Our wedding was the best day of our lives! Samantha really had a vision going into the wedding of how she wanted the day to go and the room to look. We did a glam look. We wanted colors that weren’t the “in” colors of the season. We like to be different and a little more edgy. cobalt blue and yellow were our colors. Sam had to have feathers in the centerpieces and blinged out details. It was at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix. This was the perfect venue for us since they only hosted one event per evening in their ballroom and it had that urban feel. The cocktail hour and ceremony were out on the pool deck. I think the breeze blowing that night and the intimate ceremony was one of our favorite parts. Not to mention the amazing band playing for the reception to dance the night away!

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What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?
The best memory from our wedding would have to be our ceremony. It was a traditional Jewish ceremony. Our Rabbi had us come in multiple times before our wedding. He got to know us on a personal level and made it that much better.

Of course we have to hear about your pictures, since we were your photographers. What was it like having Kimberly photograph your wedding? What do you remember most about your photography? What is your favorite picture to this day?Having Kim and her amazing team made the photos AMAZING! We show off our album ALL the time! She and her team were so easy going. They told us exactly how to pose and it didn’t take a super long time for her to get what she needed. I liked the most that you didn’t really notice the photographers during the ceremony or the reception. My biggest pet peeve was that the photographers usually get in the way of people having fun at the wedding. Kim got great shots without being in everyone’s way. Favorite photo to this day would be one that kim captured outside of the hotel while the sun was setting. We have it hanging on our wall at home!

Now that your wedding is over, what is the one thing you look back on and are so thankful that you did?
Photography and videography. The day goes by so quickly and you try to stay in the moment but it is very hard. When you have great documentation of the day, you can go back and relive each moment as often as you want.

How has life changed since your wedding day, please fill us in on all the details (moves, kids, new houses, promotions, etc).

Life has changed a lot over the past 2 years. We bought a house together this past December and we are now expecting a baby girl in May!! We are so overjoyed with all of the fun and exciting changes life is bringing us!

If you have kids can you please share with us about them… we LOVE to hear fun kid stories.
Just a dog & one on the way!

Do you have any updated pictures?
Tell us about this picture that you are sending to us. This is not a professional photo but this is one from Sam’s Baby shower a few weeks ago:)

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When you were newly weds did you picture this would be your life, this many years after your wedding?
I think this is exactly what we pictured our life being like. We have been together over 7 years now and we knew we wanted to create a home together and start a family. We are so lucky we now have both!

If you were to go back in time and tell your newly engaged selves one thing, what would it be?
Relax. Everything will come together for the wedding day. Enjoy each moment because it goes extremely fast!

Do you have any advice for new bride and grooms?
On your wedding day, take in every moment you can. Take each other’s hand while the reception is happening and take a deep breath in. Look around and see all of the happiness surrounding you and take in that moment, you will remember it forever! Just remember that each couple’s wedding day is exactly perfect to them and not to compare it with anyone else’s. It is your special day and just relax!

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Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.

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FEATURED IN ARIZONA BRIDE | FALL/WINTER 2013

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We love being featured in magazines, it kind of makes our day a little sweeter, so we were ecstatic to find out that Jackie & Griffen’s wedding was featured in Arizona Bride Magazine! They invited not only human guests, but human’s best friends, to their wedding. It was a dog filled wedding and was stunning!

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Kimberly Jarman is a Phoenix Wedding Photographer & Arizona Portrait Photographer, located in Mesa, Arizona. We would love to work with you! Please contact us for more information about how to have us photograph your wedding or portrait.

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