Sometimes all the dominos line up and two people meet who otherwise never would have crossed paths. These two have a story like that. The way they met, it was like it was meant to be and I can see why. Stefanie and Ryan seem to simply fit. Laughter comes easy to these two. They are so sweet to watch together. I think that their session gave me a pretty good glimpse into who they are and what their wedding will be like. I cannot wait.
On their anniversary weekend Joel lined up a series of surprised for Olivia to celebrate beginning with the biggest... He was going to ask her to marry him on her favorite creekside trail. Soon after I arrived I got the text from Joel that they were on the way. Then I heard her laugh carry on the breeze. You see the thing about Olivia is she has the most amazing laugh. It's the kind that makes everyone around her fill with joy and laugh along. The kind that I can still hear while looking at these photos of the two of them. <3 I was already grinning from ear to ear when they turned the corner for Joel's gift to her of a "mini session."
Erica and Dylan's engagement session was just perfect! They are already the cutest, then they went and upped that by bringing along Frankie, their lovable doggie with a winning personality. After chatting about location and wardrobe ideas we decided on downtown Prescott and a more formal look. I adore it! Such a classy look in a classic part of town. This was one of those session where we simply went where our feet lead us. We wandered from location to location enjoying the warm spring light, gentle breeze and abundant laughter. I wish I could have blogged all the photos but then this would be impossibly long!
I can't even begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to their wedding at Capital Canyon Club next year. Congrats on your engagement Erica and Dylan!
When people collaborate, magic happens. I honestly can't stop looking at these photos. I adored the light, airy, and open feel that Warehouse 215 at the Bentley Projects has. The exposed brick and open ceilings are enough to make anyone's heart sing who has a love affair with the past mixing with the present. The historic details alongside modern clean lines are gorgeous! Breanna and Jonanna's vision for this shoot was brought together perfectly by all those involved. I'm so excited that I got to be a part of it!
One of the questions I get asked most often when helping to plan the wedding day timeline is, "Should I do a first look?" The answer, I believe, is 100% up to you! It is a personal decision, which usually varies from couple to couple. I have photographed weddings where the couple has chosen a first look and others where they have not. Both are successful. Both are meaningful and both have their advantages. If you are stuck somewhere in between and unsure which might be a better fit for you, fear not. I'm going to chat more about it below.
Bridal Boudoir is a beautiful gift to yourself as well as your hubby to be. It's an incredible confidence booster before your big day. It can be so many different styles, but here is one to inspire you. This romantic set up makes my heart sing and my eyes dance! When I found this stunning lace dress I knew I had to pull together a session that would do it justice...
"One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one knew you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A variety of beautiful birds rests inside your mind and you call them memories. You have become an increasingly self sustaining thing of epic proportion. You should be so proud of yourself and how far you have come, from the seeds of who you used to be." | Nakita Gill - you have become a forest