I photographed all the details while Brooke got ready with her gals, popping champagne, and munching on her favorite food, fried chicken. Soon it was time for the festivities to begin. Brooke’s dress was stunning; so simple with drop satin sleeves and adorable white pumps, while Ryan went full 3-piece suit on us. He looked absolutely dashing.
Elopements are a special kind of magic. Short, sweet, intimate, and deserving of a beautiful backdrop. Something worthy of the raw, gorgeous moments you’re sharing with your partner. Natural beauty to match the most natural thing of all, love.
I’m head over heels for this couple. Lex and Taylor’s family matched their spunk and made this event feel so warm. Well, the tequila shots certainly helped make the event feel warm. Thunderbird Lounge, an absolute staple of Downtown Phoenix is one of the swankiest places I’ve ever attended a wedding. Pinball machines, cocktails, and vegan skull cake (luv you forever dark hall coffee) completed the party of their dreams.
Wedding’s that ooze the couple’s personality are always my favorite. Neither of Molly or Bobby had ever been to a wedding before which I think was such a blessing. They had zero expectations and were truly just ready to party. Like Molly’s fringe-lined bridal robe, these two do everything in style!
Shooting at the Grand Canyon with these two was such a dream. I honestly can’t believe how perfect they look, as if painted onto the backdrop. The breeze would pick up Alana’s veil while Brian was gazing at her lovingly; I was squealing inside.
The ceremony was quick, but lovely, and the energy in the room was so exciting. You could just tell that Kyle and Candis’ people were special people. That room was filled with so much love. Before we knew it, vows were exchanged, rings were placed on fingers, and the couple had shared their first kiss. It was time to party.
Through all the events I’ve photographed, I’ve come up with my own ideas for the perfect songs for your first dance with your new partner.
Your engagement pictures will be such important keepsakes for years to come. There are many things to prepare for and think about before the day-of. When our photoshoot starts, I don’t want you to have to worry about a single thing. So better for you to prep now so you can relax and have fun when the time comes.
Jordan said later that his favorite part of the day was reading letters to each other before the ceremony. They decided against a first look and instead read letters to one another while back to back with a door between them. They could hold hands and talk to each other but no looking! That is when Jordan remembers feeling the first rush of emotions for the day, it was a special moment.