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Midwest Photographer In the Desert Sun

Midwest Photographer In the Desert Sun

Jessie Cancio was born in the Midwest with roots in Ohio, eventually relocating to build her dream in the desert's romantic lighting. The endless beauty of the Arizona landscape drew Jessie in as she's now running Jessie Cancio Photography out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a creative thinker and doer, Jessie has always filled her time with artistic passions. Starting with her love of art and kids, she became an art teacher - ultimately fulfilling her lifelong dream. After finishing her Master's Degree, Jessie spent her time painting one of her favorite things - pet portraits!

Jessie Cancio Photographer and Momtrepenuer

Self-claimed 'momtrepenuer,' Jessie Cancio loves to do pet portraits

Jessie's passion for her work is apparent with her photos and her genuine nature. Upon first glance at her website, you learn so much about who Jessie is. Specializing in wedding photos and senior portraits, she is much more than her art. She is a teacher, a mom, a wife, an animal lover, a sports enthusiast, and a pizza connoisseur. What makes Jessie especially sought after as a photographer is her ability to be transparent. Couples are more likely to book vendors they can build an instant connection with and trust with the details of their special day. Jessie recently photographed a wedding at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings and was pleased to find that even the Arizona Desert has lush greenery like her hometown.


 From the Midwest landscape to the Southwest desert - Photographer Jessie Cancio has chased her passion all over the country. She is a driven and creative mind by nature and a self-titled Momtrepenuer taking on everyday challenges. Jessie recently photographed a stunning wedding featuring gold, green, and white which created a vibrant ambiance and romantic backdrop for the celebration.

If you are a new bride or groom and you’re looking for an amazing Phoenix wedding venue, I highly recommend you check out this gorgeous historic manor! Stonebridge Manor in Mesa literally has it all!

First of all, the grounds are huge! Like four acres huge! You can have your ceremony in the garden pavilion, the manor courtyard, or Stately Hall. There is not a bad view on the entire property! It has SO many amazing features including sparkling water features, bistro lighting, a stone bridge, flower gardens and so much more!
-Jessie Cancio, Photographer


Historic Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Stonebridge Manor was built in 1979 for a family of 11 as their private estate


When couples are drawn to Stonebridge Manor, there are many elements they seek out. The lush greenery to the historic mansion, the excellent ceremony sites available, and the all-inclusive packages are key components that draw in fans. However, for photographers, Jessie identified a whole new 'happy place' at Stonebridge Manor.


Love Marquee Enhancement Option

Giant marquee letters from Desert Sage Rentals in Arizona


"Another favorite feature of this Phoenix wedding venue is the massive white reception tent with fabric draped ceilings! It's huge, it's gorgeous, and it photographs like a dream! (For all my photographers – hello bounce flash!)"
-Jessie Cancio, Photographer

Farmhouse Tables at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Farmhouse Tables are a great choice for an outdoor reception - Floral by Wyld Root

With such expansive and luxuriant grounds, Stonebridge Manor has fantastic views from every spot on the property. A photographer's dream, the desert sun peeks through and enhances the property's rich colors, creating a magical backdrop.

Black Spiral Staircase at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Black iron spiral staircase - ideal for wedding party photo ops!


"One of my favorite features (besides the lawn!) is the outdoor spiral staircase next to the ivy covered manor wall!"
-Jessie Cancio, Photographer

White Bounce Castle at a Green and Gold Wedding

bounce-house castles are fun trend - This white castle was provided by Inflate 48


We are constantly grateful for the new and seasoned vendors we work with and enjoy seeing new perspectives at each of our spectacular locations. To book a private tour of Stonebridge Manor, call or text (866) 966-3009.


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