Christ-Centered Elopement at St. Ann’s Chapel
Lea and Brandon’s elopement skipped the wedding traditions like a reception with toasts, cake, and dancing and instead focused on the heart of a wedding day- the ceremony, meaningful vows in front of their closest family members and a few friends, and of course wedding portraits. Lea and Brandon’s vows were some of the best I’ve heard to date. They talked about their commitment not only to one another, but to God. They promised to love each other second and love God first. The promised to love each other deeply for their entire lives and I have no doubt they will keep those vows. There’s always something so special and so deep about wedding where Christ is the center. Their love has a different tone and strength to it and it’s truly inspiring to witness. Lea and Brandon’s elopement was so peaceful and my heart felt so full photographing the start of what I know will be a beautiful marriage.
Elegant Scottsdale Backyard Wedding
Plans changed a few times for Megan + Brian’s wedding. They had to change their date twice due to Covid-19 before we were finally able to celebrate in November. Their wedding day was intimate, with only their closest family members attending to celebrate their union. It was easy to see that Megan and Brian are the perfect match. The toasts of the night were tearful while family members on each side expressed their utter joy that each of them had found their missing piece in one another. The ceremony and reception took place in Megan’s parents stunning backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was the perfect backdrop for the incredible details the bride, Megan, had thoughtfully planned. The end result was breathtaking. You’ll see what I mean when you scroll through some highlights of this special day.
Rustic Glam Backyard Wedding
The thing I loved most about this day was how welcoming and trusting the bride, groom, and their families were. They were funny, kind, and were a huge reminder of why I do what I do- to work with families like theirs. When I arrived at the Bride’s families property on the wedding day they put their full trust in me- so much so that the father of the bride moved cars and even his bulldozer so that the ceremony site’s view would be unobstructed. It may sounds simple, but trust like that is so rare and extremely appreciated. Trust and care like that allows me as an artist to create freely for the bride and groom so that they end up with photos far beyond what they thought was possible. I could go on forever about how much I adored working with Bethany, Henry, and their family- but I’ll leave it at this- Bethany and Henry, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day. I walked away with so much joy in my heart and gratitude that I was paired with a couple like you both! Congratulations again- I hope our paths cross again soon!!
Cozy In Home Newborn Session |Baby Brooks
Finally blogging this sweet in home newborn session from August! Emily designed Brooks’ nursery and I was obsessed! I told her she should come design my home because she truly has a gift. This session made my heart so happy because I got to work with Emily again!! Last year I photographed her bridal shower and now her sweet baby boy- it doesn’t get any better than that! It’s always so special to see how the lives of my clients transform and grow over the years. Emily was such a stunning bride and now she’s an incredible mama. So thankful I get to work with the most genuine people.