This wedding marked the end of my 2018 wedding season….and what a lovely finish it was. The ceremony took place at a gorgeous historic cathedral in downtown Tucson and the reception was held at the nearby JW Marriott Starr Pass, with the most stunning desert backdrop. At the risk of betraying my northern roots….there’s nothing quite like that soft desert light. ❤
This wedding finished out the lovely Van Dickson Ranch’s wedding season; and what a beautiful wedding to end on. The weather was perfect, the couple was the absolute sweetest, and every detail was gorgeous.
A person would be hard-pressed to find two nicer people than these two. They were a dream to work with, and don’t even get me started on their adorable daughter. I normally like to do detail shots alone, so I can really focus; but when their sweet little girl asked to tag along I couldn’t say no. And she actually ended up being quite the little helper. Made for a really fun wedding to photograph.
If you were to ask me to dream up a wedding to photograph, it would probably look something like this. I met this lovely couple for an engagement session in AZ, and they told me about their wedding the following year taking place cliff-side in California. I remember thinking how lucky their photographer was gonna be; and then a few months later they asked if I’d be willing to travel. Needless to say they didn’t have to twist my arm. The stunning cliffs of Big Sur, CA provided the perfect setting for this gorgeous wedding….from the beautiful resort, to the flowers, to the accessories, not a detail was overlooked. If anyone else wants to have a cliff-side wedding, please sign me up.
Fall can’t be beat in Northern Minnesota. But I will admit it’s tricky to time, as every year is different. This couple couldn’t have been luckier with the timing. The leaves were at peak, and it hadn’t turned too cold yet. Well, I guess that point could be argued. It was 36 degrees….but I wasn’t the one in a sleeveless gown. :) I had so much fun capturing their stunning day.
Anyone who knows me is aware I’m not the biggest fan of the desert. Mainly because I hate snakes and for the longest time saguaros weirded me out….something about their arms…. it’s not right. :) That being said, I think this family session has officially converted me into a desert lover. The colors, the soft light, the beautiful family….perfection.
When you get the chance to do a bridal shoot with a gorgeous horse involved, you don’t hesitate. How Kasey rode in that dress is beyond me….but I’m so glad she did!
Can my neighbors get any cuter?! Seriously! I was so excited when they asked me to take their family photos because they’re all so dang good looking! Add in an old farm with antique trucks, and this session was magic. On a different topic, I’ll probably be going next door to have her braid my hair….
One of the most photogenic families around! I look forward to taking their photos every year….not just because they’re good friends, but mainly because they’re so adorable. And yes that’s my son making an appearance in their family photos. Haha. Meh.
I adore this couple. I did small shoot for them in the spring and they were seriously the sweetest. When Sam contacted me that he wanted to do an engagement shoot when they were visiting again this fall, I was so excited! And a little nervous as I didn’t want to spoil any surprises. Seriously though….what guy thinks ahead enough and books the engagement shoot for their trip, prior to proposing?! I’m so glad he did because these two are so stinkin’ beautiful together….