I am a wife. I am a mother to three amazing boys and one daughter in law. I love Jesus. I love coffee and ice cream almost the same. I love to travel, really love to travel. I love to hike. I love my girlfriends, my tribe. I would talk to my sister everyday if she would let me. My heart is full when everyone is home. I love my job so much I have been a photographer for over 25 years now. I love weddings. I am blessed.
Eric and Karen were married at Ancala Country Club on the patio. First time for me to photograph a wedding on the patio, it was very nice and cozy. Eric and Karen did a first look before the ceremony so they could have more time after to visit with family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Eric's family the day before the wedding for a quick family session. What a great idea, since everyone is in town anyway why not get some casual pictures all together. Eric's sister was telling me "it has been a long time since they were all together" They were all so happy to be together.
Eric and his best man waiting for the que that the ceremony was about to start.
Not only does Ancala have beautiful lakes and sunset views, they have beautiful landscaping. I love all the cactus at the front entrance.
When Eric and Karen met with me earlier in the week at Ancala to go over everything Karen say's to me "we are not very photogenic". Yay I don't think so, look how beautiful this couple photograph's together!! Karen has such beautiful lines, I sound like a judge on Dancing With the Stars.
Walking into the sunset, time to party and celebrate their love!!
Vendors that made this day perfect for them:
The always fabulousAZ Celebrity DJ
This wedding was amazing! Everything about it was perfect. Hailey and Austin were married at the Oakmont in Flagstaff. Yes, it rained almost all the way up until the ceremony started but then it stopped and there was this beautiful cloud cover followed by a peak a boo sun. Hailey and Austins details were simple, with purple and boots! Hailey's bouquet was lavender, just lavender, I mean how cool is that. Lets talk about the reception for just a second, it was like being at Denim and Diamonds. Everyone knew how to country dance, everyone. There were so many cute dresses and boots dancing on the dance floor. Hailey and Austin had a fun crowd and I think everyone stayed until the very end. A good start for this sweet couple that met through a mutual friend while Austin was attending NAU. Wishing Hailey and Austin a lifetime of adventure and love!
My first wedding of 2014 was with Nicole and Chad at Encanto Park Clubhouse. This wedding was so sweet with fabulous details. I mean really fabulous details, from the location, to the bridesmaids attire and reception details. If you follow my blog regularly you know I usually do not post to many detail shots, I always photograph them, I just do not post them. For this post I am posting more then average because they were just so fun. Thank you so much Nicole and Chad for allowing me to capture your sweet wedding. It was such a great way to start 2014.
Do you know this year many of my friends children will be getting married. Does that make me older or wiser! I prefer wiser and lets ad more experienced. I have been photographing weddings for a very long time, long time, ha! I will say honestly, I mean with all honestly I still love it, if not more then when I started. Still growing, experimenting, learning. This lovely couple is Ashley and Keafer. Ashley was about 5 when I first met her. Her parents were my first neighbors when I moved to Arizona in 1992. We became fast friends, Ashley's parents Don and Martie and I instantly. I loved living next door to them. Ashley use to babysit my boys too. I remember feeling so honored to photograph Ashley's senior pictures, man she is a beauty! Now I get to photograph her wedding in December. I really enjoyed getting to know Keafer while photographing their engagement pictures. They seem to complement each other perfectly.
I would like to share with you Ashley and Kea…