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Introducing Eric & Kimber Hill

Just three days after Christmas, on Thursday, December 28, 2017, Kimberly Crookston and Eric Hill were married in the Mesa, Arizona, temple for time and all eternity.   They had a ring ceremony and beautiful reception later that night at the Wright House, Provencal.


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Introducing Kaitlyn & Peter Woodward

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, Kaitlyn Ayers and Peter Woodward were married in the Gilbert, Arizona, temple.   Their beautiful reception was later that night at the Audubon Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  

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Introducing Alena & Rubiago Silveira

Bride, Alena, went on her mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Brazil.  Groom, Rubiago,  was born and raised in Brazil.  Ironically, that is NOT where they met!  But when love is meant to be, two people manage to find each other, even if they are a country apart.  From the minute I met these two I could see the intense and enduring love they have for each other.  It was such an honor to capture their special day.  On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Alena Porter married Rubigo Luccas Silveira in the Gilbert, Arizona temple for time and all eternity.  Congratulations to a couple that is as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!

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Introducing Kris & Jason Moyes

I have been photographing Kristin Robison and her family for ten years.  I have loved watching her cute kids grow and change over the years and have become friends with Kristin.  She is one amazing woman!   When she called me to tell me she was getting remarried in New Port beach, California,  I was over-the-moon excited for her.  It was so fun meeting her groom, Jason Moyes, and his four great kids too.  Blending a new family of 10 may be a challenge, but I can see so much love between Kris and Jason and I know they will make it work.  And check out how cute they all are!  

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Introducing Mallory & Nathan Judd

On October 28, 2017, Mallory Tibbetts and Nathan Judd were sealed in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple.  It was such a pleasure working with this cute couple and their families.  Congratulations you two, wishing you a world of happiness and wedded bliss!

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Introducing Eric & Andee Soza

In Mesa the Waldie family is a quite infamous!  Five years ago, five of their eight kids all got married on the same day!  It was a big event that made all the local papers and news.  You can read about it here.   On August  17, 2017, I had the honor of working with youngest sister Andee, and her groom, Eric Soza, on their beautiful wedding. Eric and Andee are both studying to become accountants, but they are anything but stuffy.  They are all about fun and games and you can see it in every detail of their reception.  Take a peek at their big day:

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The Fabulous Mrs. Sassy

If you live in Mesa you have probably  heard of Sassy’s cafe on Main Street between Greenfield and Val Vista.  If not, stop what you are doing right now and head over there and treat yourself to an amazing meal, delicious confection, or amazing unique cake.  Your taste buds will thank you!  The owner of Sassy’s is my beautiful, talented friend Melody Larsen.  To know Melody is to love her.  She is the sweetest, kindest woman, and her laugh is so infectious.  For her 25th anniversary we headed out to the Salt River to create a fun album for her husband.  

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Introducing Elder Ben Udall

I have been working with the amazing Udall family for years.  Three years ago I got to photograph Addison and Will just before they left on their missions (you can view them HERE) and now it is little brother, Ben’s turn.  In July Ben is leaving for a two year mission to the Marshal Islands for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Good luck Ben!  

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Introducing Alex & Brooke Koutoudis

have shot at Villa Siena many times over the years, but this was one of my favorites weddings there.  On Friday, May 19th Alexander Koutoudis married the beautiful Brooke Abbatantuono at Villa Siena in Gilbert Arizona.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your perfect day!  Congratulations Brooke & Alex.

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Introducing Drew & Jenna Farnsworth

If you live in Arizona, you know that our weather can be crazy!  It can rain cats and dogs one minute and be totally sunny an hour later.  We can have a haboob or monsoon sweep through the valley covering everything in its path with dark clouds, dust and rain, downed trees, and then the sun will pop out like nothing happened.  But on this day, February 18th we experienced something that I havn not seen many times in my twelve years of shooting weddings.  We had an entire day of rain!  Not just a little rain, but rain every minute of the day, the kind of rain that turns parking lots into swimming pools.  The kind of rain that could make a bride cry. . . especially when she has spent months planning a beautiful back yard reception.  But, you know what they say, “rain on your wedding day is good luck!”  A quick move to the beautiful Superstition Manor reception center saved the day.  Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.  So that is exactly what Drew and Jenna did!

Luckily we had a beautiful sunny day on the day we shot their formal bridal portraits.  Drew’s reaction to seeing Jenna in her wedding dress for the first time is absolutely priceless. 

Here is Drew’s story of how they met: “The ongoing debate on how we first met still exists, Jenna believes it was just a group hang out, I however was convinced it was a date. After a fun night of Dutch Brothers, adventuring to the lake, and driving around Fountain Hills neither of us wanted to leave so we made sure to set up a second date for the next day, and that’s how it all began. After that I don’t think we ever went more than 1 day without seeing each other, we just couldn’t get enough!

From then on it was movie nights and soda runs until the day came when I knew I had fallen in love with the girl of my dreams. After a long day with a lot going on, seeing her was the only thing that mattered. I couldn’t imagine my life without her and that’s when I knew it was time. I decided to take her back to fountain hills where we first met and ask her to spend the rest of eternity with me. And the rest is history.”

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