September 28, 2017
I haven’t been back to the Arizona desert since I was a little girl. I would go down to visit my grandparents in the summers! My brother and I would escape the hot desert heat by playing in the pool every day. But, let me tell you something about Arizona and the desert…it is absolutely beautiful in March!! It is gorgeous and breathtaking and the desert comes alive!
So when Kelli + Nathan asked me to be their wedding photographer for their wedding in Arizona in March…. I said I DO! And yes please take me back to the Arizona desert!! I was thrilled!!
I am so glad I met Kelli and Nathan! They are my people. Kind, warm, friendly, sentimental, good hearted, all around a joyful, sweet couple!! They are a blessing to this world and to my life!!
Kelli and Nathan were wed at one of the most beautiful venues I have seen! Gorgeous Arizonian architecture, cactus and succulents galore, and flowers blooming all around. The heat was the perfect temperature and the light was bright and soft! A photographer’s dream! Coral and gray suited this desert wedding perfectly! Bright, colorful and soft all at the same time.
One of my favorite moments from their wedding day was how many tears of happiness and laughter were all around at the same time. I love when brides and grooms get emotional on their wedding day as well as parents and siblings. Being there on their wedding day and going through their images made me feel the same way…tears of happiness because of the joy that exuded from Kelli and Nathan, her sisters also crying with them and laughing with them. Kelli and Nathan were SO happy to be getting married! I can truly feel the huge amount of love they have for each other!!
Kelli and Nathan are the type of people that make you feel good! I loved the way they made me feel during their wedding weekend…a part of their love story and a part of their family! And I hope as a photographer that I made them feel the same way…that making my couples feel loved is more important than anything else.
And because I know it’s so easy for them to love other people so well, they are going to make FABULOUS PARENTS and love their new little one so well!! They just told me about their pregnancy and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them!! Congratulations Kelli + Nathan!! I can’t wait to meet the little one!!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Colorado wedding photographer
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What a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony. I loved the little tiny white flowers. Your detail shots of the gown, shoes and rings were so lovely! Such a bright and airy wedding! Beautiful work!
That sparkler shot is fantastic! And spring in the desert looks dreamy!
I agree–the desert is something special! their day was beautiful and romantic. Lovely!
Love your detail shots! What a beautiful location. 🙂 Great work!
Rachel, this is a great group of images! Lovely work!
Beautiful wedding and lovely photography!
I love how light and bright and airy the whole thing is! I adore the dress photos and the recessional photo! <3
The venue, the couple, the colors, oh my… I love! Its all so beautiful!
Your attention to the details shooting a wedding is just incredible! Love the story!
Thank you Justyna!!! That means a lot to me!
Thank you Ginny!!
Wow! Thank you Sarah!!
Thank you Joyanna!!
Thank you Valeria!! I appreciate that!!
Awe thank you Heather!!!
The desert is something special!! Very romantic like you said!!
Wow!! Thank you so much Ashley!!
Thank you so much Elizabeth!! One of my favorite weddings!! The desert is beautiful!!
The black and white at the end is a great bookend to the story.
Thank you Heather!! Appreciate that!!
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