L'Auberge de Sedona Wedding Photos | Kelsey + Mike

This was my first time taking L'Auberge de Sedona Wedding Photos and it was absolutely magical! I'm always amazing that we can drive two hour north and get such a different scenery than the desert. Don't get me wrong I love the desert, but who doesn't like to see beautiful leaves starting to change colors?! 

Mike also works in the wedding industry and the last time I saw him he told me they had a surprise to tell me about...guys I love love love surprises! I love the idea behind them and then seeing the surprise-ee's reaction (yes I think I made that work up ;) Their surprised happened during the ceremony and I seriously think it was the coolest thing I've even been a part of. Leading up to it I was so nervous, so I can't imagine how Mike + Kelsey felt during their L'Auberge de Sedona ceremony. It was right after they said their vows and exchanged rings they had one more promise to each other: To love and care for their beautiful baby girl that will be arriving in February of 2018! They announced to everyone except their parents (who already knew) that they were pregnant!!!! How cool is that?! All of the wedding party and guests were in total shock and it was so awesome :) I think I'd call that a huge success! 

After the ceremony it was filled with lots of hugs, congratulation, questions and a few tears. So beautiful to photograph and I'm so happy I got to be a part of it. We headed down to the L'Auberge de Sedona Creek to take some more wedding photos and then got the party started! And it was a magical night from start to finish <3 



Venue + Catering: L'Auberge De Sedona | Hair + Makeup: Christy Stewart | Dress: Lillian and Lottie Couture | Cake: Sedona Cakes | Officiant: Jim Yount | Florist: Bliss Floral

Elegant Scottsdale Wedding | Carley + Bryan

Carley + Bryan are so incredibly kind, thoughtful, laid back and gorgeous! When I met with them they just radiated happiness and when they smiled it was absolutely contagious. I could not wait for their elegant Scottsdale wedding! 

The got married at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and it was a perfect Arizona day :) They wanted a simple yet elegant day and that's exactly what they got. The staff at McCormick Ranch and Kate Ryan Design did an amazing job at executing their vision. 

Carley was stunning and I knew Bryan was going to die when he saw her at their first look. I think they giggled the whole time and it was such a sweet moment to be a part of. Their wedding party consisted of their siblings and their close friend Adam, who was their officiant. They made my job too easy and just had the best time with each other! 

I've said it many times and I'll say it again. I love when officiants know the couples on a personal basis because they are able to tell stories (usually funny and embarrassing) and make it an intimate experience. Now I've heard many vows photographing weddings and I am always amazed at how beautiful each couple speaks about each other. These two definitely complete one another and I'm pretty sure had all the guests in tears. 

The decor was incredibly, the toasts were meaningful, the food was delicious and the dance floor was full. I don't think you could have asked for a better elegant Scottsdale wedding! Thank you so much to Carley + Bryan for letting me photograph your love! 




Venue + Catering: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Hair + Makeup: Kensington Make Up | Dress: Schaffer's | Deserts: Morsel Confections | Officiant: Adam Neff | DJ: Got You Covered | Florist: Kate Ryan Design | Videography: Simply Cinema

Romantic McCormick Ranch Wedding | Kristen + Greg

Wow is about the only word to describe Kristen + Greg's Romantic McCormick Ranch Golf Club Wedding. Melissa at McCormick said it best, there wasn't a single detail left out. I don't know how I get so lucky to meet such incredible people! From my couples and their family and friends to the team of vendors that work so tirelessly to make their day fantastic. 

During toasts, both people said that Greg and Kristen are the people they strive to be because they are so caring, compassionate, friendly, happy, lovable, I mean the list goes on! I always love this time because you can get a true sense of who they are. I'm only a part of this small journey in their lives, but I'd like to think that hearing these things about my couples make me want to be a better person too :) 

I absolutely love surprises and there were surprises all around! Kristen + Greg surprised their parents by having them be witnesses for their marriage license during their Romantic McCormick Ranch Wedding ceremony...so sweet. And then more surprises came for the reception for Kristen + Greg and their guests. We pulled them outside for a group photo and surprised them with a donut food truck (DELICIOUS) and then while I was snapping the group photo their other surprise went off...FIREWORKS! Kristen's face when she saw them was absolutely priceless. 

I've been really been focusing on authenticity and the the ambiance of the day especially with details and with their reception by Your Jubilee + Table Tops it was so easy. Looking into the reception and seeing all the beautiful candle lit tables with the mix of gold and navy just put their Romantic McCormick Ranch Wedding over the top in the stunning category ;) 

Venue + Catering: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Wedding Planning: Your Jubilee | Hair: Betsy | Makeup: Kensington Make Up + Elyse Michelle | Dress: Luv Bridal | Deserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Officiant: Dan Murphy | DJ: Got You Covered | Florist: Table Tops Etc | Beer Burro: Haulnass Productions