Trying to catch up on spring weddings, there was so much goodness!

I’ve known Abby for years, she and my daughters are the same age and her mom, Jeni, happens to be one of my best friends.

Cute Abby got married a little younger than her mom had envisioned (haha) but they embraced true love anyways and had a beautiful backyard celebration at my friend’s amazing home.  Here’s a few favorites from their bride/groom formal session and their reception.  Truth be told, I’m posting the green to remind me that the summer heat that has killed off that spring vibe, will be back again some day. 😉

Here’s to love!

 

The morning of workshop shoots started with this amazing bridal shoot at the Tumbleweed Sanctuary. It was styled perfectly. Taught by the amazing Savan Photography. I will write more about this, but it was my first time back to my film roots in a wedding setting. I shot these images on my 35 and also on a medium format camera and I love how they turned out, especially since we were shooting in full sun the whole time. Can’t wait to add film work to my portfolio and availability.

 

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<![CDATA[When someone asks me to travel for weddings, I'm soooo in!
Chris and Ashley got married in Payson, Utah so me and my hunny decided to make a little road trip out of it.  Utah does not disappoint, it's canyons are unmatched.  I do love my Arizona desert but this is stunning too!
We did their bridals ahead of time and then the wedding was the next day at the Payson Temple and then a reception up in Highland.
So happy for this cute couple!
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<![CDATA[Oh how I love my niece Victoria.  And Arizona.  And beautiful weddings.  And love.  And first looks.  And stunning florals.  And lots of color.  And veils, long veils.  And the sun.]]>

<![CDATA[What do you do when it's 100 degrees plus in Arizona in the summer?  Shoot anyways!
This is Max and Camille and I photographed their actual wedding at Stonebridge Manor last fall.  They are adorable and were so gracious to agree to be models in this styled shoot (who doesn't want an excuse to wear their wedding dress again, right?!).
Cactus is finally popular (I'm an Arizona native so it's always been popular with me) and is on trend right now and I wanted to do something rustic and bright and fun and that embraced all of the textures of Arizona.  I shoot in the raw desert all the time, but this was fun to set up amongst this old building in the middle of a mountain for some added texture.
I admittedly still have soil and some cactus needles in the back of my car from hauling a good amount of these potted plants to the shoot.  Totally worth it!

Florals:  Emily Burton Floral Design
MUA & Hair:  Erin Pace Makeup
Decor & Rentals:  Simple Means Events
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<![CDATA[Brandon and Carolyn came out from North Carolina for their Arizona wedding at Stonebridge Manor.  Their wedding was full of classy details, and let's not forget to talk about how stunning of a bride Carolyn was.  While we were taking their bridal images, she all of the sudden remembered that she didn't have her veil and then her whole bridal party realized they left it at the AirBnb they had stayed in and it was now nowhere to be found (all of this frantic calling was going on while we were taking family formal shots).  With or without a veil, she was beautiful and Brandon agreed.  They are a darling couple.


Venue:  Stonebridge Manor

Florals:  Jan Dekker Designs

Cake:  Piece of Cake Az

 
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<![CDATA[There's something really magical about winter weddings.  I don't know if it's the light, the crisp air, the stunning winter bouquets or what, but I love them and Alex and Sariah's bridal session is one of my favorites.  We had limited time together but the light was perfect, they were beautiful subjects and we had a lot of fun together.
Photographed on the Mesa LDS Temple grounds, which are some of my favorite.]]>

<![CDATA[I have photographed a lot of weddings and what I have learned is that all of them are beautiful and all of them are unique to each couple and family.  Sometimes you are photographing the event for one hour and sometimes you're there for eight.  I love every hour!  I have offered a la carte bride and groom sessions, just ceremony and formal photo coverage and just temple exits (which in the LDS culture is after they come out of the temple and greet their family and friends and then take their formal family and bridal party shots on the grounds) because sometimes that it all the coverage that is needed if there isn't a big party afterwards.
This couple came from Alaska to get married in the Gilbert LDS temple.  They were from here originally so wanted to come back where so many of their close family and friends were.  We photographed a few pictures for them on the grounds after their ceremony.  I wish I would have had five hours to photograph this beautiful couple and this gorgeous, gorgeous dress!
 
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<![CDATA[Brent and Stephanie traveled all the way from Canada for their beautiful fall wedding at The Wright House.  Florals by Array Design AZ.
Stephanie was an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL bride.   Oh man, the dress.  The veil.  The florals.  The couple.  The venue.  Here’s a few of my favorite images:
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<![CDATA[I loved meeting Ryan and Emily for their engagements earlier this year.  You can see those here.
They are both so sweet and kind.  They both love music, cats and are seriously a match made in heaven.  I have looked forward to their wedding day since then!
Here are a few sneak peaks of their beautiful day at Schnepf Farms.
 
His reaction to her walking down the isle was priceless…
Ryan and Emily surprised their guests with bagpipe players at the end of the ceremony.]]>