On Friday, September 2, 2016, the adorable Megan Kezell married Cole Rempel in the Gilbert, Arizona, Temple. Later that night they had a beautiful ring ceremony and reception at Noah’s Event Venue in Chandler. Congratulation Mr. and Mrs. Rempel! Wishing you an eternity of happiness!
July 23, 2016 in Weddings
In 2014, shortly after graduation from the Arizona Culinary Institute, Whitney Waisath went to work at the amazing Sassy’s Cafe. A few weeks later the owners son, Ryan Larsen, came home from college for Christmas break. Ryan and Whitney had a mutual friend in town who convinced Ryan to take Whitney to a Coyotes game with them. Ryan and Whitney hit it off and ended up being inseparable for the entire Christmas break. When Ryan left to go back to Virginia for school Whitney cried and cried. She knew she loved him and being apart was going to be so hard. Ten days later Ryan asked Whitney to be his girlfriend and less than a month later they both said “I love you” for the first time. The last year and a half have been filled with a lot of cross country flights and phone calls with difficult good byes. But on July 2, 2016, the good-byes ended as Ryan Larsen and Whitney Waisath were married at the beautiful Lavender and Old Lace.
The wedding party included: The Maid of Honor, Samantha Lucas and bridesmaids: Michelle Hansen, Amy Miner, Hilary Miller, Amber Harrison, Juliette Foster and Rylee Hiatt; The Best Man, Ryan’s brother, Jace Larsen and Groomsmen: CJ Waisath, Taylor Ottesen, Dan Ottesen, Sean Petersen, Austin Kleese, and Ciaran Giroux.
This is the groom’s beautiful mom, Melody Larsen. She owns Sassy’s Cafe and is the amazing artist who created this cake. The details are incredible! Not to mention everything from Sassy’s is mouth-wateringly delicious!
Ryan and Whitney wanted to thank everyone who made their beautiful day a reality, including
Cake: Sassy’s Cafe
Catering: Sassy’s Cafe and Nancy Jo HancockDress: Grace Style & Bridal
DJ: Sean Petersen
Florist: Marne Traasdahl
Photography: Stacey Kay Photography
Pianist: Music by Helena Yip
Venue: Lavender and Old Lace
Videographer: Caitlyn Cutler (*You can view their wedding video HERE.)
A year ago I was blessed to be able to photograph my good friends newborn twins. (*You can see that shoot here.) This year I had the opportunity to see how much they have grown and to photograph Leona and Miles for their first birthday. Momma, Katie Moro, put together an adorable “Thing One and Thing Two” theme from the Dr. Seuss books.
“Today you are you,
That is truer than true.
There is no one alive
Who is Youer than You!”
My youngest, 8-year-old Brielle, came with me on this photo shoot and she just LOVES the twins and so she insisted on at least one shot with them. Because you know, every client wants a shot of the photographers daughter. She is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.
Happy FIRST BIRTHDAY Leona & Miles! We love you!
June 23, 2016 in Weddings
I have known the beautiful and talented Ali Beecher for several years now so I was so excited when she called to tell me she was getting married. And then she asked me to shoot her wedding–what an honor! On Saturday, June 11, 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to see Ali marry her true love, Harrison Jones! I am wishing you two all the happiness in the world!
June 11, 2016 in Weddings
I had a great time with this cute couple. I had the privileged of shooting their engagement photos at the Gilbert Bird Riparian in February and it was so fun getting to know them and seeing how in love they are with each other. Kara Ludlow and Andrew Robinson were sealed in the Mesa Arizona LDS temple on Thursday, May 19th and their reception was at the beautiful Lavender and Old Lace Reception Center on the evening on May 20th. Here is their beautiful wedding in pictures:
May 7, 2016 in Weddings
Specialty Drink Bar-Sari and Jordan Villarreal
April 26, 2016 in Seniors
Katie Turley is a beautiful, talented senior at Mountain View high school this year. My goal with high school senior portraits is to truly capture the seniors personality at this pivotal moment in their lives. And I think we nailed it with Katie’s photos. We started out at her home with her beautiful horse, and ended up at Red Mountain Ranch with her and her violin. It was a great session. Congratulations on graduation Katie!
April 13, 2016 in Weddings
Bryce Delizio married Sydney Layton in the Gilbert Arizona temple on Friday March 25th. Followed by a beautiful ring ceremony and reception at Oakwood Country club on Saturday, March 26, 2016. I asked Sydney about their relationship and here is here story: “We met country swing dancing at a fun little club in Mesa at the time. Bryce’s friend had brought him, and I had been going for quite awhile so I was pretty good. His friend introduced us and asked me to teach him some cool moves. And after that day he kept coming back. Took him awhile, but he finally asked me on a date via facebook. I still tease him about that haha.
I don’t remember there being a specific time where we “fell in love”, it wasn’t a sweep me off my feet romance. Slow and steady is probably how I would describe it. We went through some important life events together and just grew to love each other through it all.
After about 2 years of dating, Bryce proposed by recreating our first date. We went to the science museum (like a bunch of nerds ha), we had a blast there, then we went to dinner at a cute Mexican restaurant close by. Outside the restaurant is a beautiful patio with fountains and lots of shady trees. He proposed there and not two minutes after I said yes, a huge dust storm came rolling in. We ran to get under some cover with giant smiles on our faces and lots of sand in our teeth ”
A special thank you to all of the great vendors at Bryce and Sydney’s beautiful wedding;
Cake: Sugarlips cakery
Dress: Closet Full of Dresses
Venue: Oakwood Country Club
Photography: Stacey Kay Photography
March 28, 2016 in Weddings
I had the amazing opportunity to capture the beautiful wedding of Brandon Herd and Jessica Smith on March 12, 2016, at the Gilbert, Arizona temple. It was a gorgeous March day with the flowers blooming and love in the air. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Herd!
February 10, 2016 in Weddings
I had the honor of working with Spencer Cluff and Anna-Manuela (Mani) John on their beautiful January 16, 2016 wedding. The day of their formal wedding portraits it was raining cats and dogs. We live in the valley of the sun and it is rare that we have a day without the sun peeking through the clouds at some point in the day. But this day was different. It was raining the ENTIRE day. As we headed for the temple the rain was coming down in sheets so we said a little prayer that we would at least get a few shots without drowning. When we arrived at the temple is was still drizzling, but by the time we started shooting the rain let up. It was still cloudy and gray, but we didn’t feel a single rain drop. . . until our last photo for the day. Then it rained the rest of the day, evening, and the next day. Tender mercy! In strong contrast, the day of their wedding, as they exited the temple into full sunshine the sky was the bluest I have ever seen it! Congratulations Mani & Spencer!!!
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