Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tyler and Kelly's Wedding

You can tell a lot about someone by attending their wedding. I knew Tyler because he's my brother in law's oldest best friend. I knew Kelly because her Dad owns the river company that my husband worked for for 8 years. I've watched them grow up from a distance. But I learned more at their wedding that I could have seen from afar. I learned that Tyler and Kelly have seen all the places on earth that I want to go which takes wisdom with money and lots of planning. I learned that they have families that adore them and friends that think the world of them. They have classy taste and a beautiful wedding but were really relaxed especially when I guided their photographic decisions to a farm(thank you for trusting me). Most of all - I learned that they are respectful. I can tell they have a deep respect for one another in the way they interact with each other... a respect for their parents... and in turn I could see a unanimous respect for them from everyone. People spoke of their selflessness, friendliness and the willingness to turn to both in a time of need. I think these are two truly good people... and I think that'll make for a wonderful life together that'll bless many more people in turn. It was so lovely being a part of their day. Thank you to the Coates family who allowed us to use their farm for pictures before the wedding. You guys are awesome and your farm is so photogenic!! Here are a few of my favorites from the wedding.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Monique and Jay's Wedding Part 2

I'll start this post with a reading they had at their wedding that I thought summed up well how they feel about one another:

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s notthinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”" - Bob Marley

Friday, September 27, 2013

Jay and Monique's Wedding Part 1

Carlos is my husband's best friend from high school. Through the years we've been to many of the Garcia family's celebrations. They have always been full of great food, raucous laughter... and dancing. From the beginning to the end. When his sister Monique got married last weekend - it was no exception. Only this time everything was exponentially louder, prouder and funnier.You see... Monique managed to find a guy with a family that can actually rival the Garcia clan for vivacious energy and downright spunk... and together it was magic! What a fun and beautiful day Jay and Monique  turned out to have. They did a first look since their ceremony was at sunset and we needed to use daylight for most of the portraits. The results were gorgeous... it's one of my first Phoenix weddings (the last one I did was 5 years ago) and I had so much fun working with a different environment. The Scottsdale Regency made a perfect backdrop for these photos and I think I snapped my favorite ring shot ever!

Ceremony and reception pics coming soon. Stay tuned.