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Hi, there!
We're Joy & Ben Clifford

Arizona wedding photographers,
Best Friends, & Soul Mates

Proudly bringing love stories to life for couples who want their wedding day to feel like home.

Unlike most photographers, neither of us grew up with a passion for photography, or in a photographer’s household. Once upon a time, Ben and I even decided on a whim to NOT have someone professionally document our wedding day—AKA the most important day of our lives!
Seriously, what the heck were we thinking?!

(You’re obviously way ahead of us in that department, so GOOD.)

Like our love story, our road to becoming a wedding photography duo also
wasn’t so traditional.

Really, it wasn’t until we had our firstborn son, Kyan, that we learned how truly essential and priceless it is to have your once-in-a-lifetime memories captured forever.

When legacy comes too soon

In 2007, Kyan was diagnosed with rare liver cancer at just 2 years old. He went through 6 months of aggressive treatments and two liver transplants, only to have the cancer return shortly after.

At that point, our daily reality was touch and go, but Kyan's spirit continued to drive us to keep fighting. But truthfully, we had no idea how we would survive this loss.

We had a friend who was new to their portrait photography career, and he offered us a family session. At the time, we didn't realize how saying yes would fully impact us, but we are grateful to him every day.

Not only did he give us beautiful photos, but he also documented a moment in our lives we would never get back. He captured the raw love and emotion we felt that day—and even though we lost our son, we can relive the genuine joy and excitement in every picture framed on our walls through his photos.

We will forever remember that day exactly how it was because of his incredible talent and gift.


It was through this experience that we truly came to realize

And there’s nothing we love more than giving our couples the opportunity to document their wedding day in a genuine and authentic way, that will feel like home to them and future generations for eternity.

Life doesn’t
give you redos—it presents you with opportunities.

Send us an inquiry below and we’ll get back to you within 12–24 hours.
(For real, one day or less! There’s no time to wait in the name of love.)

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