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Brittany & Spencer – Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding

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Brittany & Spencer had such a fabulous wedding, nestled between the pines and the changing colors of the fall leaves.  They chose the perfect place for their Cabins on Strawberry Hill wedding photos!  I asked Brittany how Spencer proposed:

“We got engaged Thumb Butte Mountain in Prescott, AZ. We were hiking down the mountain and he wanted to stop to look at the view. When I turned around he was on one knee and popped the question. I immediately turned back around in my surprise and then back again to say “Yes!” There were an embarrassing amount of “Oh my Gods” in there too.”

Love it!  Congrats to you both and best wishes to you in your marriage!

 

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Venue: Cabins on Strawberry Hill

Cake: Lovely Little Cake Shop

Bridesmaid Gowns: Henkaa

Earrings: JC Gems Jewelry, Etsy

Shoes: Kelly & Katie

Gown: Brides by Demetrios

Florals: DIY

DJ, Catering, Officiant: Family

Guest Door Hangers: Grand Designs by Joanna, Etsy

Cake Topper: Shop the Top, Etsy

2nd shooter: Denise Nicole

Hannah & Keith – Gilbert Engagement

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It’s still warm and sunny here in Phoenix, so it was a perfect afternoon for Hannah & Keith’s downtown Gilbert engagement photos.  I asked Hannah how they first met:

“We originally met in passing in college. We were both athletes and would see each other in the training room. We became friends on Facebook and reconnected here in Phoenix. After many attempts to get me to hang out with him at his parents house for Football on Sundays, he finally asked me if I would like to go hiking with him one Saturday morning in October almost four years ago. This was more along my wavelength, so naturally, I agreed. I guess the hike went so well that I asked if he wanted to go get something to eat at Le Grande Orange, one of my favorite places for breakfast. He agreed, and the rest is history.”

So fun!  Can’t wait for your wedding!
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Ashley & Zach – Sedona Engagement

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We decided to get out of the desert heat and head north for Ashley & Zach’s Sedona engagement!  We spent the sunny afternoon exploring the trails, enjoying the trees, and beautiful red rocks of Sedona.  So beautiful!  Ashley & Zach also trusted me enough to let me shoot my first few rolls of film with them as well.  I think they turned out pretty incredible!!

They were originally planning to wait until 2018 to get engaged, but Zach pulled off a surprise early proposal just before Christmas last year:

From Ashley: “We were at home, getting ready to go out when he called me into the living room to show me a website he made me. The website included all of our “Firsts”, our ups and downs, and how we’ve been there through it all. The last slide said there was a gift under the tree he wanted me to open. Under the tree was a red bag with a card inside saying “Screw 2018!” When I looked at him, confused, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand. I started crying, then asked him if it was a joke or not! Everything about that moment was perfect, something I’ll never forget.”

So perfect!  Can’t wait for your wedding!!

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Film used: Fuji 400H, Film Lab: PhotoVision

Molly & Mickey – Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding

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Molly & Michael had the most insanely beautiful Whispering Tree Ranch wedding, filled with gorgeous florals, flowing gowns, and above all, romance.  It was truly a joy photographing these two and capturing their genuine love for each other.

Mickey told me, “When I first saw Molly, I was awe-struck. I saw no one I had ever seen before. She was sweet, honest and beautiful.”  Mickey kept looking at his bride all day and was just beaming, and I think he was still awe-struck that this beauty was his wife.  And Molly said, “I knew he was the one after our first date. We had known each other from a distance for awhile and I never had any idea of how wonderful he was until we had some time alone.”

I also have to give a huge shout out to Whispering Tree Ranch.  This was my first time shooting here, and Jenny Ellis from the venue was there all day coordinating everything, and was such a joy to work with.  I am still drooling over these florals that she arranged for Molly & Mickey.  Everything flowed perfectly and I can’t wait to shoot another wedding here!

Congrats to both of you and best wishes to you in your marriage!

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Venue: Whispering Tree Ranch

Florals: Whispering Tree Ranch

Cake: Cakes by GiGi

DJ:  JJ Bautista

Catering: BBQ PHX

Bartending: Black Tie Events

Hair & Makeup: Denise Bridal

Gown: Allure

Gown Alterations: Sandra Denley, Alterations Etc

Shoes: Anne Klein

Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank

2nd Photographer: RedPoppyPhoto

3rd Photographer: Denise Nicole

 

Anastasia & Ryan – Goldfield Ghost Town Engagement

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Anastasia & Ryan wanted to go somewhere rustic to match their upcoming rustic wedding, so we headed out for a Goldfield Ghost Town engagement!  None of us had been there before so it was so fun experiencing all the little attractions of the old west.  These two were such naturals in front of the camera, and I just loved how they naturally fell into romantic poses with each other.  Made my job super easy!

I asked Anastasia how Ryan proposed:

“We got engaged on March 29th, 2014 at our joint birthday party (our birthdays are two days apart). He had told everyone but me that he was proposing that night. Friends and family all came to see him pop the question. He waited until midway through. Next thing I know my plate was taken away from me, I turn, and there he is on his knee. I cried and of course said yes! I got to pick out the ring prior, but had no clue he would do it in front of everyone. It was cool to see that he had the confidence to do that. It was a special memory for us and our family and friends.”

So sweet!  Can’t wait for your wedding, you two!

And side note… I may or may not have went back after our shoot and got some walnut fudge AND caramel pecan ice cream.  May.

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