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arizona and Disney WEDDING | portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Rescue Pup Mom and hat lover!  I'm not too fussy about food but I'm really fussy about kindness and manners.  I teach my kids to hold the door for people,  to always say Please and Thank You and to love fiercely.  I love Tinker Bell and would love to fly over Sleeping Beauty's Castle.   Let me tell you more.  We may have some things in common.

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Phoenix Wedding Photographer | The Paseo Desert Wedding Venue

The Paseo | Arizona Desert Wedding Venue

I’m so excited that you’re gearing up for your wedding and as a Phoenix Wedding Photographer, I’d love to show you a favorite venue of mine.   Many times the first thing couples research is the perfect spot for their big day.  This Arizona Wedding Venue, The Paseo, will be the physical place marking the beginning of your Married life together.  One of the best features of the Paseo is that you will have a dedicated area featuring the Superstition Mountains for your Ceremony and you to move right into Cocktail Hour and your Reception.  Let’s check it out together.

Arizona Desert Wedding Venue The Paseo

Where is The Paseo?

The Paseo is located in the east valley close to Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona.  It sits at the base of the Superstition Mountains where it has the most spectacular view of the mountains and the Sonoran Desert.  This is private property that has been cultivated into this amazing venue.

Paseo Wedding Venue Metal Doors

Arizona Wedding Photographer

I’m so happy you’re here and I’d love to be your Phoenix Wedding Photographer .  I believe in Exceptional Service for Extraordinary Couples and I’d love the opportunity work with you two!   Contact Me Here


Paseo Altar Arch and Reception Building

Bridal Suite at Paseo Wedding Venue



Desert Wedding Views

One of my favorite things about the Paseo is the care that has been taken in the landscape and the reception building.  You are welcomed with many varieties of cacti as well as flowering bushes.  These images show the beauty of the landscape and mountains in the Spring.  The owners have done an incredible job at ensuring the landscape complements the surrounding Sonoran Desert.


Superstition Mountains with Ocatillo and Yellow Flowers


Modern | Rustic Arizona Wedding Venue

The entrance to the venue reminds me of a beautiful hotel entrance with it’s dramatic doors.  As a photographer, these doors are a dream.  Can you picture yourselves here for some of your Wedding Portraits?  I can!  The owners created so many cool places to have your portraits taken and I want to be the one to take them.   The midcentury modern vide of the glass, clean lines and geometric shapes make my photographer’s heart so happy.   I can’t forget the patina of the metals that only look more beautiful over time.  Can you tell I love it?

Paseo Patio with Fireplace

Sonoran Desert Cactus at Superstition Mountain

Favorite Wedding Vendors

Floured Cupcakes for your Wedding Cake Dreams

Moelleux Events for Stunning and Unique Floral Design

Desert Sage Rentals for Marquee Letters


I’d love the opportunity to be your Phoenix Wedding Photographer.  I know we can bring even more magic and beauty to the desert.

Donna Thompson Photography

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Arizona Desert Wedding Venue