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.
Their meet-cute was by way of a set-up. Brooke and Ryan’s parents were good friends and after a quick introduction at a pizza place, they fell in love. Brooke and Ryan are both so charismatic and just such a joy to be around.
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.
Jenna and Blake are from Kentucky but came out to Phoenix for their babymoon. Lucky for me they found me on Instagram and knew they wanted to schedule a shoot. And what’s a more perfect time for a photoshoot than when you’re relaxed and refreshed on a babymoon.
While family photos might not seem like the highlight of the wedding day, they are some of the most cherished images. Capturing the best family photos just takes a few extra steps of preparation.
Another one of my shoots from being back home in Minneapolis, working with Brie and Tyler was an absolute dream. It was the most serene, elegant, and charming location for these photos. Their outfits blended with the backdrop as if a painting. I could’ve pulled them straight out of a Jane Austen novel. It was such a lovely day.