(photos by Cameron & Jamelle, words by Cameron). Samantha always wanted a backyard wedding and Creekside Inn rose to the occasion with it’s shady lawns, rushing creek and opportunity for the family to stay in one house. Brenan’s younger brother Kyren (current QB at Northern Arizona University) mentioned during his toast to the couple that his Mother is always “getting on to him” for “this or that.” One day he remarked to her that “Brenan was never in trouble like this when he was my age” His mother quipped back, “That’s because Brenan had Sam.” These two have been an item since high school, in fact, their relationship started eight years ago “as just buds” and according to Samantha and that nickname has stuck. Sam even surprised her groom with a sign for the flower girls to carry that said, “Here comes your Buddy.” Jamelle and I noticed that this was a tight knit group. The families and friends seemed at ease with each other and we think you got your wish, Sam, a lovely backyard wedding, indeed. Click here to view the slideshow!
We’ve been photographing the Call family for several years and it’s been fun to see the family grow. Now little Kason, just a week old, slept through everything; as the girls jumped, laughed, cried and loved all around him- the perfect big sisters!
(photos and story by Cameron) For Michelle’s 50th she wanted to have a little get together with her best girlfriends at her ranch. Why not make it a sleep-over, she thought? She hired Mary Beth Events to make it a “Glamping” party. Glamping* (glamorous camping) is a growing global phenomenon that combines camping with the luxury and amenities of a home or hotel. Also called boutique camping, luxury camping, posh camping or comfy camping, glamping allows travelers to experience nature without the hassle of finding camp space, carrying their tents, and erecting and taking down their own tents. If you’ve never heard of glamping, you have now! These ladies left the husbands at home, took a hayride, had a catered meal and participated in a competitive scavenger hunt that ended with bonus points assigned to every extra tequila shot! The main tent that Mary Beth designed was amazing and it was pure fun to enjoy this party vicariously through these ladies. The next evening, the significant others’ joined the ladies for lunch & dinner and the crowd was much more tame. *from Wikipedia
These two little girls let us play princess with them for a little while while we were in Austin, TX last month. We had a great time with Harper and Emma!
(story by Cameron, photos by Cameron & Jamelle) Dustin called the studio to ask about photographing a wedding proposal at the Grand Canyon during his trip out west from Indiana with his girlfriend. I have always wanted to photograph an actual proposal so I made all sorts of arrangements to take advantage of the perfect light and setting. All our plans were foiled because Monday turned into 70mph winds and freezing cold temperatures. We had to go to “plan B” which involved some texting and fancy footwork rescheduling. I bet Dustin was getting anxious having to put the proposal off another day but we were determined to make great photos anyway. I thought we would be sacrificing the sweet sunset light but it turned out that amazing clouds formed that morning which gave us perfect light at noon! Erin was totally and completely surprised when Dustin popped the question as Jamelle and I played the incognito “tourists.” Erin and Dustin were beaming the whole session and I loved their giddy “we just got engaged” smiles! We had so much fun with this easy-going and sweet couple and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Kudos to Dustin for planning a special proposal for his future wife.