Jo + Alli Photography Blog

We get to know each of our couples and adore sharing their photos and stories on our blog. Grab a soft blanket and some cocoa. You might be here for a while.

Warmth, joy and love. Hello wedding couple photos.

Photos may be worth a thousand words, but there’s one word often missing from them: temperature. Some of our favorite photos have actually been taken on days where the Arizona sun makes everything feel like an oven! The old gag from King of the Hill definitely holds true, but only for half the year. Once […]

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If you believe Alanis Morisette, you know it’s not exactly great to have rain on your wedding day. Having rain the day before your wedding, though? That just makes everything better! Rain–at least in Mesa and the rest of Phoenix–has a way of refreshing everything, making the air feel so much cooler and cleaner than […]

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Babies are hilarious, from the faces they make to the way they laugh, but there’s something truly special about watching them grow into fully-fledged human beings. You hear a lot about what makes parenting great, but it’s true! As quickly as they grow up, you want to include them in everything and get as many […]

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With the Arizona heat finally starting to calm down, it’s a great time to get outside. Wide-open skies and desert scenery are gorgeous, after all! When Shellane and Michael reached out to us, we couldn’t wait for their photoshoot. After some brainstorming, we settled on a tried and true location: Papago Park, on the border […]

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When I was in high school, I played the flute in marching band. We practiced under the hot Arizona sun, sweating it out to music from Candide and Jurassic Park, and I’d never been so thankful for green grass instead of prickly desert plants. Now that I’m older, though, I appreciate the desert a lot […]

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Love isn’t always easy. Even the strongest of couples faces hardship: it’s simply part of life. Without adversity, it’s harder to appreciate the happy parts of life. We make active choices to be with our partners day in and day out, to keep love burning bright. Like Emily Blunt sang in Into the Woods, “if […]

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William Golding once said that women are far superior to men, that whatever a man gives a woman, the woman makes greater. She takes it and multiplies it and enlarges it, making it more than it was before. The ending of the quote, though, is what stands out: “If you give her any crap, be […]

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Weddings, as momentous as they are, can be incredibly hectic affairs. Couples that have children have to find ways to take care of them and also involve them, but when your family comes together to support you, it’s nothing short of heartwarming. Gabrielle and Tyler’s wedding at the Anthem Golf & Country Club in Phoenix’s […]

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You might know that feeling when you’re at a party, when you lock eyes with someone across the room and realize “oh no, they’re cute.” It’s the exact feeling that Ronda had when she saw Justin. Ronda had seen plenty of attractive people before, but there was something about a certain handsome fellow that made […]

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Each and every couple has something that makes them unique. Some share playful banter, while others have a love that’s simple and quiet. Sometimes you’ll find couples with a love that looks straight out of the movies or a love that somehow puts everyone around them at ease.  Before we got to meet Kaitlin and […]

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