Have you ever seen a photograph that transports you to another time or place? One that makes you feel as though you're reliving a moment? A photograph that defies time?

Desert Trends Photography crafts images that capture your special day in a manner so infused with sensory detail that you'll be able to taste the decadent red velvet cake, hear the soft melody floating from the harp, smell the rich bouquets of orchids, and feel the sun's warmth on your shoulders.

It takes a skilled photographer to capture the beautiful sights on your wedding day, but it takes an artist to create a sensory journey. The magic of a moment lies in the details, and Desert Trends Photography meticulously focuses its lenses on each carefully planned aspect of your wedding day.

Years from now you'll look through your photographs and feel the rush of emotions you experienced as though it were the day before. Your wedding will fly by in a blur of happiness, but your custom designed albums will be full of sharp images.

Please give me a call anytime to discover how we can make your special day special for years to come!

Mike Zysman
Owner & Lead Photographer
phoenix: 480.278.3862
toll free: 1-888-274-3723


Here are the top ten reasons you should consider Desert Trends for your wedding day:

1) Beautiful Pictures

After a typical wedding, we deliver over 1200 pictures. Each of these pictures is digitally mastered to look its best and many are processed with special effects (but not the cheesy ones). Some studios will only edit the pictures you agree to buy. Some will pare down your pictures to a preset number. At Desert Trends we provide you with a complete DVD of all the images that pass our careful inspection!

2) Unlimited Coverage

The last thing you'll want to worry about on your wedding day is whether your photographer will be there long enough to cover everything. At Desert Trends Photography we include unlimited time! We schedule the entire day just for you, and because we enjoy our jobs. It's our pleasure to cover your special day from makeup & hair until the last dance!

3) Flexible Credits

I recently read an advertisement from a photography studio that read: "With your wedding package you will receive: 14- 5X7 PRINTS 10-8X10 PRINTS 2- 11X14 PRINTS 1- 16X20 PRINT"

At Desert Trends we think that's silly!

All our standard wedding collections include between $200 and $500 in flexible credits that you can use however YOU want. Maybe you want a giant 5 foot tall canvas gallery wrap? Or perhaps you want to upgrade to a beautiful 16x20" leather album? Perhaps 1000 wallet size prints are what you need? The only thing we are certain of is that everyone wants something different and we are here to give you what you want!

4) Flattering Images

With years of experience photographing people, we know the tricks of the trade to make you look great. We can slim your hips, rotate that crooked corsage, emphasize your eyes, get rid of that accidental lipstick mark, and a whole lot more. Our talented Photoshop artist has over 14 years experience.

5) Organized Shoot

During our 2nd meeting with you (about 1 month before W-Day), we'll work together to create a schedule, find out who all the important people are, and create a shot list. I'll also give you our custom designed quiz to learn what type of pictures will suit you best. Before the wedding, we'll scout all necessary locations to make sure we bring the proper equipment for your venue.

6) In-House Processing

When you hire Desert Trends, we are the studio that completes the entire job. All events are photographed by Michael Zysman. Associate photographers are used only as 2nd photographers on jobs that require a 2nd photographer. All images on this website and in our sample albums are shot by Michael Zysman - nobody else.

Also take note - some studios are now outsourcing their image editing and album design. While this can be a time saver, you can't expect consistent results when different people are working from job to job. We strongly believe that the photographer who pressed the shutter is the best person to carry their artistic vision through to the finished image.

7) Extreme Backups

From equipment to image storage we have lots of backups. Desert Trends Photography knows how important your wedding pictures are and we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure no picture is ever lost. In our studio, digital images are immediately duplicated in three locations. Additionally your pictures are stored off-site in a secure data center in Boston, MA. After your pictures are edited they are sent to another data server in California. When all is said and done, there are five copies of your digital negatives!

8) Quick Delivery

Maybe you've read horror stories about photographers that take six months to deliver your pictures and another year to send you a finished album? Our delivery dates are spelled out in our contract with you. Typically we'll post a few teaser images to our blog in just 3 - 5 days. The full editing process takes about 6 weeks, and the album takes 1 month after you approve the final design. Yes, you might be able to find a photographer that will send you everything in a week, but we think our quality editing and design work is worth the wait!

9) Accessible Photos

Why pay thousands of dollars for a photographer who tells you they own your pictures and you can only get prints through them? We will give you a license to print your pictures -- any size, anywhere. We will be happy create professional quality prints, canvas wrap, or any other product upon request.

10) Unique Vision

I have lots of ideas to make your special day memorable, but it's your day and you call the shots!
I haven't cornered the market on great ideas yet! If you have a cool idea or see a great image online or in a bridal magazine, we encourage you to share it with us.


Satin Collection - $2000

Unlimited wedding day coverage
Online viewing gallery
High resolution DVD with all your images
$100 in print/ album credits

Silk Collection - $3000

Entire Satin Collection plus
A second amazing photographer
One-hour engagement session
Custom designed storybook album (40 pages incluced)
Additional $100 in print/ album credits
Personalized guest book

Lace Collection - $4000

Entire Silk Collection plus
Two beautiful parent albums
Six brag book mini-albums
Extended engagement session
Additional $300 in print/ album credits ($500 total)
DVD video photoshow

The prices above are examples of our most popular packages. We will customize a package to meet your needs! A 30% retainer is required to hold your date.

For other types of events and ala carte pricing, please contact us for current pricing.