Kyrsten & Jake were the lucky winners of a free engagement session I gave away at the Arizona Bridal Show last June. First off, can I just say that I am a little in love with Kyrsten’s hair! A little in love and definitely jealous! These two photograph so beautifully it’s hard to imagine that they’ve never done a portrait session together. John and I both hit it off quickly with these two and I’m so excited to be photographing their wedding in December! (Also: check out the awesome location. It’s become a local favorite for me. Bonus points if you know it.)
This wedding was a blast! Jackie and Drake’s day was all kinds of awesome; this is a really fun (and well organized) group. If Jackie ever decides she needs a career change, she would make an excellent wedding planner! Every detail was thought of and the whole day ran so smoothly. It was a beautiful day on the lake and who doesn’t love a boat ride to the reception?! I had a huge smile throughout the whole day! Ok, that’s probably a lie since I have a horrible frowny face when I’m concentrating, but I was totally smiling on the inside.
I love all sorts of weddings, but I especially love weddings that have such a palpable enjoyment vibe! Jackie’s dad totally owned the dance floor and the cake cutting. It’s not often I get a bride and groom willing to smush the cake in each other’s faces. (Is smush a word?) I loved it. Hint: Cake smushing always makes for great photos! (My spell checker isn’t liking this paragraph.) I especially love the shot of Jackie making an “ick” face behind her mom and dad dancing.
OH! – also – Jackie and Drake now share the same anniversary as John and I. I can’t think of a better wedding to have spent our 13th anniversary shooting. I found myself reminiscing throughout the day and loving on John just a bit more than usual while we were working. Haha!
Candy and Darin were a referral from one of my favorite weddings earlier this year so I knew from the start that I would probably love this couple! I was right! They’re so sweet and their wedding with all the details fit them perfectly. Beer in a bathtub? Check. Vintage lettering? Check. Badass tattoos? Check! The day was really relaxed and easy going. Family and guests were so nice and welcoming. We felt like part of the wedding and not just the hired photographers, which is awesome! Enjoy this little sampling.
And of course Melissa Wright Photography was there! This was helped by the fact that Lindee Woody and Cherre Hooper are two of my very dearest friends! I’m so excited for them both and the LGBT community. Here’s the full article published on ParkerLiveOnline. Lindee and Cherre have been together for 14 years and just look at those smiles. How could anyone deny that kind of happiness?