One of my favorite things about what I do besides filming at gorgeous properties like Troon North is learning about a couples love story… How they met and how they fell in love. Melissa said that she would never forget the moment she saw Mason for the first time… that he stopped her in her tracks…

Troon North, White dress, bow tie, black tux, photo

Their Love Story

They met online as most busy working professionals do these days and when she came walking into the bar where they agreed to meet for the first time Mason was immediately drawn to her radiant smile. And to this day that is what he loves most about her, is her smile and that she is always happy. When I spoke to her on the phone the first time about her wedding film I just knew we had to film their wedding. Her energy was contagious and I could just tell she was head over heels in love. They both talk about in their wedding film the adventures they have together and how much fun they have when they are with one another. So it was no surprise that the proposal happened at an arcade when they were playing their favorite arcade game Down The Clown.

Troon North, bridal party, white flowers, photo

The joy and love these two feel for each other is contagious. I couldn’t help but get choked up when I watched their film for the first time. Below is my favorite photo from their wedding images. I love that it is them looking off into the sunset. It looks like they are about to conquer the world. The best part is that they are going to conquer it together!!

Troon North, sunset, desert, cocktail hour, photo

Melissa and Mason we wish you the very best in your life together and are so honored you chose Serendipity to document your love!!

Venue: Troon North Country Club

Wedding Planner: Meant 2 Be Events

Photographer: Amanda Cromer Photography

Florist: Chasing Bliss Design

DJ: SKM Entertainment



I absolutely adore a fusion wedding. I love seeing two people fall in love and bring each of their cultures together and “marry” them so to speak. Indian fusion weddings are my absolute favorite!! Indian weddings are by far the most symbolic of any wedding that we film. They are generally 3 days in length and have the most dynamic and colorful ceremonies and celebrations leading up to the actual wedding. From the couple having attire that they had custom made in India to the extensive floral to the groom coming in on a horse. Yes you read that right… a horse. I love it all!!!

This wedding was a fusion of Hindu Indian from the bride and Hispanic culture and tradition from the groom. They opted for a traditional Catholic Ceremony and Reception on day 1 and then moved on to the Hindu Indian traditions on days 2 and 3.

One of the other favorite parts of my job is hearing each couples love stories and how they met. You would think that every couple has this dreamy love story straight out of a Nicholas Sparks book but most couples are the exact opposite with their love stories stemming from awkward moments and mixed signals. Here is this couples love story…

Bride’s Story…. During the first week of pharmacy school, my friends and I were going through countless lectures on what to expect and how to be professional when this handsome, tall asparagus caught my eye. We saw each other and spoke briefly a couple of times, but it wasn’t until he sold me a red velvet, oreo crusted cupcake with a hair in it that really kicked things off. We would text each other, but me being my awkward self our interactions were… lets just say interesting. It wasn’t until our first date that I ran out of the car with a quick “Thanks, bye!” did Saul really know what he was getting himself into. We shared many laughs, adventures, awkward moments and through it all I found the mac to my cheese.

I met this beautiful gal in Pharmacy school. I was presenting to her class during their orientation. I was expecting wide eyed students since they are brand new to the program, but I never expected to run into “the one.” Our interactions were brief at first, but her beauty and charm kept drawing me back. I think we were both a little timid in the beginning, but the underlying chemistry was undeniable. I remember taking her back to her place after our first date, and she literally ran out of the car and into her house without saying goodbye. I thought the date went well, but I had my doubts after her track & field stint. Luckily for me, she was just being shy. The next few dates went better and with each passing moment I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life together. I love everything about her.

And now the Proposal… The groom made reservations for a private dinner at Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain. This is where the relationship got it’s full fledged start. 

He had the hostess at Quiessence pretend as if they didn’t have
reservations. This was a hard sell because the restaurant had plenty of open
seats, so saying we didn’t have a reservation and they couldn’t accommodate us took some improv. The hostess said there was a private event that was starting in 30 minutes and thus they couldn’t give away their seats. Good on the spot thinking. This set the stage for Saul to lure Reema next to the rutabagas, where a rose petal path lead the couple to the private candle lit dinner. It was here that sparklers and a corny speech ensued to lead up to the proposal.

This wedding took a village to come together. This beauty would not have been possible without this incredible team of vendors:

Venue: Hyatt Gainey Ranch // Wedding Planner: Some Like It Classic // Photographer: Ushna Khan Photography // DJ: Hyper Productions // Florist: Lux Florist // Linens: La Tavola // Makeup: Makiaj // Dress Designer: Martina Liana



Hi! It’s that time of year where couples are in the thick of their wedding planning and are on the hunt for their perfect wedding vendors, we know it can be stressful, so we wanted to take a little time to introduce ourselves. Maybe we are the perfect videographer for you! We are Serendipity Cinematography! A group of super rad female wedding videographers in the Phoenix area. {Who love to travel for destination weddings, might I add!}

Who you hire on your wedding day can make or break your wedding day experience. Especially when it comes to who documents your wedding day memories. Hiring the right videographer to tell your love story will be the biggest decision you make. These women below tell the unique stories of our amazing and incredible couples, and create a life long memory to share with your friends, family, and future children.

We are a team of women! Which if you think about it, who better to tell the story of a wedding than a team of women? Girls just get weddings. We get what is keeping you up at night, we get being torn over two different linens that are basically the same shade, just slightly different textures. We understand the details you spent months pouring over. Us women understand the emotion of a wedding day and what is most important to capture. We get weddings, and treat every single one as if it were our own.

So meet a few of our lead videographers, editors, and our owner in our film below! & If you’d like to get to know our individual videographers a little more, check us out here!



Rahil and Natalie are such genuinely good people full of class. We were so excited when we found out that we were going to be capturing their destination wedding right here in Arizona! I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. Being in the heart of a destination wedding city is truly the coolest thing. Being able to meet all these incredible couples in our hometown in truly special. There is just something about this Arizona desert that keeps them coming back time and time again.

Their wedding day was absolutely stunning. Designed and planned by one of our favorite wedding planners, Kayla with Some Like It Classic. From the arch at ceremony, to the outdoor dinner reception full of flowers and floating lanterns, to the after party with lounge furniture and a custom succulent logo on the DJ booth hand painted by the brides mother. Everything came together so perfectly, and truly embodied this whimsical romantic desert vibe that Natalie and Rahil envisioned for their wedding day. It was an honor to capture and create such a timeless film for them to relive their day again and again.

Vendors: Venue: The Four Seasons Scottsdale // Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Amy and Jordan // Planning + Design: Kayla with Some Like It Classic // Florals: Flower Studio // Entertainment: Sweetwater Strings + Mia Carson + Desert House Productions // Draping: Quest Events // Rentals: Prim Rentals + Event Rents // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Invitations: Celebrations in Paper // Brides Dress:
Atelier Pronovias // Brides Second Dress:
Mother’s Vintage Italian wedding dress updated by Jenny Kim Couture // Hair + Makeup: Makiaj Beauty



Classic Brophy Chapel Wedding

How They Met:

Jack and Emily met in High School! Jack went to Brophy Prep and Emily went to Xavier Prep, the all girls school right next door. Their separate groups of friends met up at Country Thunder and they were instantly attracted to one another! Then the rest is history!

The Proposal:

Jack and Emily took a trip to Flagstaff where her family has a house. This was supposed to be for Emily’s birthday, but little did she know it would be for so much more! They spent the weekend just the two of them having a blast all around Flag. They went horseback riding, drove their jeep around, and watched lots of movies. In Emily’s words it “could not have been more perfect”.

The family had a birthday dinner planned at a nice restaurant in Flagstaff on Saturday night. Before dinner, Jack said he had a surprise for Emily and that it had something to do with what they did in high school. She knew INSTANTLY what they were doing and she was so excited. In high school they always used to watch the sunset on camelback mountain on the hood of their cars. 

Well, Emily was right! They drove their car up to this beautiful mountain with a bottle of wine to watch the sunset. Emily thought nothing of it since they used to do this all the time. Just as the sun was setting Jack gets up, then down on one knee and pops the question! Tears are flying and it is perfection!

On their way back down the mountain, Emily was dying to call everyone and share the exciting news, but Jack told her they should just wait until after their dinner to start telling everyone. Emily ended up agreeing and they drove downtown. As soon as they walked into the restaurant, there sitting at the table is Emily’s whole family, as well as Jack’s whole family there to surprise her! It was amazing.

The Wedding:

Vendors: Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Venue: Brophy Chapel & Andaz // Planning: Kate with Sip and Twirl



Mauve & Gold Royal Palms Wedding

Jonathan & Sarah:

How They Met:

When Jonathan graduated from nursing school he had a graduation party, which Sarah attended. He went to school with one of Sarah’s high school friends! Sarah was actually in a long term relationship that was on the rocks and Jonathan was fresh out of a long term relationship. Chris, his brother and best man, and Sarah attended nursing school together. Most people assume that’s how they met!


The Proposal:

When we asked Sarah what the proposal was like she told us, “hot and sweaty!” For Jonathan’s 30th birthday, he told Sarah that he wanted to hike Angels Landing in Zion. It was his birthday so she couldn’t argue with that. It was a very tiring climb to the top, but they made it! Sarah had one second to put down her pack before he was asking her to stand with him for a picture. Before she knew it he was down on one knee! They spent their first days as an engaged couple tent camping on the Virgin River. It was so serene Sarah said!


Vendors: Photographer: Basically Brandy Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Venue: Royal Palms Resort // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Florals: The Wildflower AZ // Entertainment: Joel Gibbs // Linens: La Tavola //  Hair + Makeup: PHX Makeup Collective // Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Suzanne’s Bridal



Modern El Chorro Wedding

Hey there! It’s been a little while… We have been so busy wrapping up wedding season and getting some amazing wedding trailers sent to our incredible couples, we haven’t been around here too much. But summer is for catching up on all this pretty we have been capturing and we are so excited to kick it off with this beauty! We are sharing some fun modern vibes with you from Doug and Whitney’s emerald and gold wedding, right now!

the couple, proposal, & wedding:

How They Met:

Doug and Whitney met at work; they both work in the medical field. Doug and Whitney both thought the other was dating someone when they first met for quite some time. Before Whitney left to go back to Houston for Christmas she was sitting next to Doug at work and he was talking to his sister about “projector” Christmas lights… or what he likes to call “lazy man Christmas lights”. She had no idea what they were, but when she went to Houston she saw a house with them and text him a picture. Well the conversations never stopped and the rest is history.


The Proposal:

Doug was planning a surprise dinner for Whitney for her birthday and their one year anniversary. She had no idea where they were going, and ended up at the Sanctuary for dinner. As they were sat for dinner the waiter asked what they would like to drink and said something along the lines of, “since you are guests here at the hotel.” Whitney had no idea this was turning into a staycation and the waiter totally spoiled that surprise! Whitney laughs about it to this day.

Once they finished their dinner, Doug wanted to walk Whitney to their room. Before getting to the room he stopped at this look out point over looking the valley which was absolutely breath taking to both Doug and Whitney. They sat there for a few minutes, and that’s when Doug proposed. They both still don’t remember what he said, but it was such a perfect moment for the two of them. After the proposal they went to their room where they had a nice bottle of champagne waiting to be popped and celebrate!

After a sip of champagne in the room, a driver came to pick them both up for another surprise. He drove them to the W Hotel in Scottsdale where all their friends and family were waiting for them. Doug had contacted Whitney’s family who don’t live in town and told them he was surprising her for her birthday and they had to be there, but no one knew this was going to be a birthday and engagement party. They walked in and everyone was singing “Happy Birthday” to Whitney. Her cousin saw her engagement ring and started screaming. The rest of the night was perfect and incredible sharing the moment with family and close friends.


The Wedding:

Doug and Whitney’s wedding was so much fun! The morning started out in the El Chorro bridal suite with Whitney and her five gorgeous bridesmaids all in stunning sequin black dresses. Her mom and maid of honor helped Whitney get into her whimsical Mira Zwillinger bridal gown. The ceremony was full of pure love and commitment as they said their vows to one another and then transitioned into the most epic dance party.

It wasn’t your typical reception set up, in fact they had their reception space filled with fun lounge furniture and tables. (Ahhh! Such a fun thing to capture for us!) It was a huge party all night, and the whole wedding perfectly replicated their personalities. Their sweet enduring love for one another, and the spontaneous fun side as well. We loved capturing their first few moments as husband and wife and couldn’t feel more honored. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Werner, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and good times.


















































Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography // Venue: El Chorro // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Florist: Petal Pusher // Entertainment: |Ceremony| The Encore Quartet + |Reception| Treja Vu Band // Deserts: A Bake Shop // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Nolan Haus + Prim Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Makeup: Ashley Nicole // Hair: Keith Russel // Stationary: Celebrations in Paper // Dress: Mira Zwillinger // Ice Sculpture: Armitage Ice LLC // Photo Booth: Glam Booths 



Fairytale Desert Mountain Wedding | Arizona Videographer

When we walked into the bridal suite the morning of Jake & Jordan’s wedding and saw her Hayley Paige dress hanging so delicately on the wooden doors, we knew it was going to be such a beautiful day. Jordan had this energy about her, and the love she had for Jake was undeniable. She knew he was the one and there were no doubts about it. The connection and love these two share for one another is so deep, we felt so honored capturing their special day. Read more about how they met, the proposal, and wedding details below:

The Couple, Proposal, & Wedding:

How They Met:

Jake and Jordan met at a San Diego State University Event. Jordan was on the dance team and Jake recently transferred from University of Oregon to play football. That evening at the event, Jake asked another player on the team if Jordan was single. After the event everyone gathered for food and mingling. Jake decided to make a move and stole the pom poms right out of Jordan’s hand’s. He started dancing around with them and got her number shortly after. That night Jake basically made a huge scene in front of both teams, but it stole Jordan’s heart right away! So we would say it was worth it!

The Proposal:

This day took place in St. Helena, a sleepy town in Napa Valley were Jake and Jordan lived for a short period of time. That morning, Jake left a bag of breakfast, fresh flowers, and a handmade book with instructions for the entire day on their bed. He first sent Jordan to the local coffee shop where he pre-paid for her order and told her to also get a sugary pastry. Which he knew she would have never ordered before. After Jordan finished eating her sweet treat and enjoyed the morning at the coffee shop, Jake had her go to the firehouse where he worked. Once she arrived here he had her write in this small bible that he kept in his jacket to always keep him safe.

In his jacket, Jake also left her some money with another note and told her to go buy an outfit for the night and to be ready by 4:00 PM. She drove to the town of Napa and picked out a dress. Then drove back to their home and got ready for the rest of the evening. Jake picked up Jordan that evening from their home and drove her to Trinchero Family Estates. They entered the estates from the back and walked down these steps to a beautiful grassy area with romantic string lights overhead. Their view was of the gorgeous Mount St. Helena.

Once they settled in Jake spoke some words and then said, “before I ask you a question I have one more surprise.” Jordan’s best friend, who is also a photographer, popped out of the bushes! Jordan couldnt believe it. Jake then got down on one knee and proposed to Jordan! They all got to celebrate at the winery and take pictures in the library. After photos, they continued the celebration at a local restaurant with amazing food and ended the night with ice cream shakes.

The Wedding:

Jake & Jordan’s wedding is one that will be stuck in our head for years to come! Their bridal party was very intimate and perfect for the two of them! They each had their one very best friend stand next to them that made up their bridal party, Jake’s son was his Best Man and Jordan’s best friend Caroline was her Maid of Honor. Jake and Jordan opted out of a first look and we just loved their alternative. They decided to meet next to a wall and join hands as a way to ease the nerves. It was the sweetest moment as they swapped letters and smiles radiated from the two of them.

The Desert Mountain Venue was the perfect location with the most stunning backdrop for Jake and Jordan’s bridal portraits, check out their sweet photos from Jennifer Bowen below (and their wedding trailer by us of course!) The decor was simple, yet elegant, with eucalyptus leaves, blush spray roses, and mixed metal accents. They ended the night with the most epic dance party and a sparkler exit straight out of a fairy tale as Jordan ran with her Hayley Paige dress flowing in the wind. We wish we could relive their wedding day every weekend!





Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Jennifer Bowen Photography // Wedding Planner: Sip & Twirl // Venue: Desert Mountain // DJ: DJ Ramsey // Florist: Fiori Floral // Linens: Classic Party & Event Rentals // Officiant: Matt Nathanson // Hair: Makiaj // Invites: Brush + Nib // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige



My Top Three Vendor Must Haves | Arizona Vendors

Hi there! Hope you’ve been spending the new year with good company and big goals. We’ve missed you over here. We have had many big changes and we’re ready for a new year with consistent blogging, incredible weddings, and loving couples. We are already up to over 50 weddings and still booking for this season! So if you were one of those lucky gals or guys that got engaged over the holidays, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Trust me, I know all about popular wedding dates. I am a recent bride of Serendipity Cinematography and have been married for almost two months now! November 11, 2017 is when I tied the knot and getting vendors booked for this day seemed to be tricky. (I mean we did choose, 11.11.. what were we thinking?) So that is why I am sharing with you today, our top three vendors that were a must have and that we booked first! Are you recently engaged? Get to booking these vendors because they get busy, quick! If you have your eye on a specific vendor, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Want to check out my wedding and vendors at the gorgeous Paseo? Click here!

When my husband and I got engaged, we sat down and prioritized our budget and determined what was most important to us. We put a lot of thought into this. We thought about after the fairy tale day and we determined that the film and photos is what you will have to look back on for the rest of your lives together. Easily our top two choices were a videographer and photographer. These were the two people that would capture our day for us to look back on. We will get to reminiscence about our day with our children, grandchildren, and maybe even great grandchildren one day.

We got a lot of questions from family and friends, asking why a videographer was so important to us? A lot of them would say things like, “I haven’t watched my wedding video since the day we got it” or “It’s not that exciting to watch anyways, why spend the money on it?” Well first off, wedding videos aren’t like they used to be. They are films now, a full on gorgeous production of your day. Good bye to the wedding videos of just a long ceremony, first dance, and bad audio. These are hand crafted films of an overview of your entire day from getting ready with your girl friends, interviews of you and your fiance, to the first time he see’s you in your wedding gown, the ceremony, your first dance, and the party that ends the night!

When deciding we didn’t even think twice about booking a videographer. When you really think about it, if you don’t have a videographer there who is going to capture your personal vows and they way you say them to each other on your wedding day? The interview of your parents and grandparents? The toasts from your very best friends? The emotion and words spoken during your first look? You can never get those words, the emotion, and the sound behind them without a videographer there to capture it.

Now we needed one more vendor. This also came pretty easy to us. I am naturally very OCD and Type A. Having someone that could handle our day with the same vision as us was very important. I kept thinking to myself, do I want to spend the one day of my life marrying my best friend worried about where the florist will place the florals on the arch? How the table seating arrangements will get done? And how my bridal party will make it down the aisle flawlessly? No! I didn’t want to worry about one bit of it.

For us a Day Of Coordinator, was the perfect choice. I have had a lot of experience with weddings by working with Serendipity and planning with Pinterest made it super fun. (I mean how did anyone plan a wedding before it!?) I also purchased an Erin Condren planner to help me pace out when everything needed to be completed. But man oh man, is a Coordinator worth it! Planning a wedding is a ton of work. I give all the props to the Planners out there making these magical weddings happen!

There you have it! My top three vendor must haves. Do you have a top three? Comment below and let me know about them!

Photo Credit:

Monique Hessler Photography



The Paseo at Superstition Mountain Wedding | Videographer Phoenix 

How They Met:

Landon and Paige met almost nine years ago while they were both in high school working at their first job at Harkins Theaters at SanTan Mall. They were both in different places in their lives and young as they were not looking for anything serious. Paige talks about how she noticed Landon with his “Justin Bieber” hair cut and that she thought he was just the cutest. Landon says Paige caught his eye as very beautiful and he wanted to get to know her more. It wasn’t until about 2 years after working with each other that Landon and Paige’s friendship turned into something more.

Their first official date was on the 4th of July 2011. They went with some friends to tumbleweed park and watched the fireworks. After the firework show the traffic leaving was pretty bad. Paige decided to get out of the car and direct traffic herself to get them out of there. Landon said at that point he knew, and fell in love with her strong independent personality. Over the next six years Landon and Paige would move out together, adopt their fur baby Dash, and start living their lives as one.

The Proposal:

Landon and Paige formed a bond over Disney during their trip for her 18th birthday. Ever since that first trip, that has been “their place”. They go there to celebrate promotions, graduations, birthdays, anniversary’s, or even just a quick weekend trip because that week was just to much adulthood to handle. Landon knew that Paige had always dreamed of being proposed to at Disneyland since she was a little girl. Being the awesome guy he is, he knew he had to make that happen one way or another. So then the planning began.

Landon started ring shopping for Paige in September of 2015. Two stores later with his Mom, Sister, and Dad and he found “the one”. They planned a trip to Disneyland for Thanksgiving weekend of 2015. They arrived at the hotel the evening before Thanksgiving and went straight to sleep. The next morning while Paige was getting ready in the bathroom, Landon went into the luggage to grab the ring he stashed in a pocket. Paige rarely goes in that pocket, but his heart sank when he found that Paige placed something in that pocket the night before and thought she found the ring. He played it off and tried not to worry about it on their way to the park. All the while Paige was checking pockets to see if it was going to happen this trip as they had been talking about it lately. She didn’t see any ring boxes in his pockets so she forgot about it and started planning out their day.

When they arrived at the park Paige suggested that they head straight to the castle for a picture since the park seemed empty that morning. Landon agreed without hesitation. When they arrived and it was their turn for a picture, Landon took a little longer than normal to hand his phone to the photographer. Paige thought nothing of it until Landon walked over to stand with her for a photo and she could basically feel his heart pounding out of his chest. Landon then got down on one knee and asked Paige to marry him.. the rest is history! They celebrated by face-timing all their closest friends and family, and eating Mickey Waffles at their favorite restaurant, The Carnation Cafe. Landon had made a reservation weeks before to make sure it was the perfect day, and it was.

The Wedding:

Oh this wedding was one for the books! Such a gorgeous day that we were so excited to be apart of. This wedding was close to our hearts as the Bride is one of our cinematographers! Paige designed and planned the whole day and it was a fairy tale fit for a princess. The day started out at The Courtyard Marriott in Mesa were they both got ready. Harley Ann Artistry and Infinite Artistry rocked it out. They dolled up all the girls and got them ready for Monique Hessler Photography and us to capture some special moments. After they were done getting ready they headed to The Paseo for Paige’s first looks. Yes we said looks, with her Dad, Brother, and of course Landon! (You have to watch the Same Day Edit to see the sweet tears from him! Oh how he loves her!) We captured some beautiful moments in front of the gorgeous reception hall at The Paseo. Then later that evening in the desert we captured some magic of the couple during sunset, and that was dreamy. Then came reception and the most perfect sparkler exit to end the night.

The maroon, navy, and blush color palette worked so well with the gorgeous backdrop of the superstition mountains and the loose greenery throughout the reception decor. Her bridesmaids pulled off the mixed dresses so well and some even included some rose gold sparkle we can’t get over! The boys all rocked a navy tux with maroon bow ties and brown shoes. The whole wedding came together so beautifully and we are still in awe of the day.








Vendor Dream Team: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Monique Hessler // Venue: The Paseo // Florist: The Floral Theory // Rentals: Lace and A Barn // Officiant: 1st Officiant // Dress: Strut Bridal // Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse // DJ: Got You Covered // Bartender: On the Rocks Bartenders // Cake: Piece of Cake // Foto Bus: The Foto Bus // Catering: Creations by Sergio // Cookie Favors: T. and Cookies // Hair: Harley Ann Artistry // Makeup: Infinite Artistry



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