So excited to share one of my final and favorite weddings of the year today! I got to know Mere & Christian basically from taking pictures and sharing the dance floor with them as they were guests at two weddings that I photographed. So when they contacted me about their wedding I was thrilled! Among the reasons why is that one of my favorite things to do is photograph weddings where previous couples I photographed are guests so I get to see them again! Besides that, I knew this was a group of friends who love to celebrate together and it makes for a really enjoyable day.
The couple had their wedding at one of the most photogenic venues I’ve photographed at yet. The curators at The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch in Tuscon, AZ really did their homework when they set up the venue to make it really easy to photograph. It’s always great when the ceremony is in the shade from a photographer’s perspective, but it’s always better when the couple doesn’t have to suffer in the sun as they share their vows.
I feel like I could shoot several weddings there before I even really get a handle on how great it is. I mean, you’re steps from the desert which is populated with all kinds of wildlife & plant life (only a part of which wants to eat you) including the grand saguaro cactus’. When you match it with the subtle hills in the background and the beautiful Arizona sunsets, I was pretty much in heaven.
That’s even before getting to how wonderful the entire wedding day was. There was an overwhelming feeling of care and love shared by everyone that was 100% exactly how every wedding should be. Hopefully the photos convey a little of that.
Finally, the dance party. I was not let down even a little bit.
I’m so pumped to be able to share photos from the ever-adorable Kaite & Matt’s wedding at the incredible Suncadia Resort! I almost feel bad trying to put words down that match the photos of the day. Everywhere I looked was another place that I wanted to make more photos. I figure after 7 or 8 more weddings there, I might have to start re-using ideas, but until then, all I see is endless possibilities. **extra special thanks here to the bride and groom for letting me grab them for a few minutes toward the end of their reception to make one of my favorite photos ever. Once I saw that hallway, couch, and chandelier, I knew there was an awesome photo just waiting to be made**
Since one of my favorite people was the matron of honor, and the families of the bride and groom were so welcoming to one another as well as to me, it felt like I was just among friends and I happened to bring my camera. Thanks to my friend Chris for coming along in one of the rare instances where I used a second shooter. It was fun to see a little different angle of the day.