Alyssa and Joey had a warm November Flagstaff wedding. Alyssa is an event planner herself so it’s always an honor to be asked to photograph another industry professional’s event. Alyssa worked so hard on this event and while I was going over the “list” of handmade and special items for her, she hadn’t filled that part in. I asked her what was important about the details she said, “you know honestly I’m just so excited to be marrying Joey that I haven’t even thought to tell you about all that.” Coming from a wedding planner, that’s impressive. I will note that Alyssa’s grandmother handmade each bridesmaid a different clutch, and those were super cool. I loved how Alyssa kept her head in the game on the wedding day and really enjoyed being a bride! Hailing from Pittsburgh, Alyssa brought a sweet tradition with her called a cookie table. For weeks ahead of the wedding family and friends bake and freeze cookies for the event. Everyone brings their cookies into the reception and then guests make a bag filled with various cookies. Personally I had a lemon bar and Buckeye. Both were delicious. Alyssa said, “Joey and I have dated for many years and it was truly and overwhelming feeling of love and complete happinesses when the church doors opened and all of our family and friends where there to support us. We both really enjoyed getting married in the church too. It ment a lot to us to share our vows with God, Father Pat, and all of our family and friends. That cookie table is such a cherished tradition in my family and back in Pittsburgh. One of my favorite photos from this event is the Mother/Son dance… the look on her face says it all to me (words by Cameron, photos by Cameron and Jamelle).
reception: Flagstaff Ranch
church: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel
hair & makeup: Northern Arizona Glam Squad
coordination/planning: Grand Plan Events
Design/Various Rentals – KD Event Designs, Creative Occasions
DJ: DJ – Dan Bare
invites: Just Be Designs
floral: Glamorous Occasions
transportation: Flagstaff Trolley
cake: Sugared n’ Iced
You know Sedona must be pretty special when a couple travels from Hawaii to get married here! Shelli and Kevin could not have been more generous and kind. We absolutely loved working with them. Laura from Heart of Sedona Weddings coordinated this event flawlessly. One of the highlights for us was when Shelli surprised Kevin with a hula dance. Shelli used to be a hula dancer and absolutely NO ONE knew she was going to preform at the reception. It was a beautiful magical moment. We also adore old vehicles and Kevin’s parents live in Sedona and lent his antique Ford as the getaway vehicle. Banzai to Shelli & Kevin!
(words by Cameron photos by Cameron & Jamelle) We get the impression that Katy and Kevin laugh a lot together. This had to be one of the most easy-going couple’s we’ve photographed and right in our own backyard! We chose a beautiful Flagstaff field with fall color for the first look but there were “prickers” sticking to all of us. I kept apologizing for the inconvenience of it all but being a biologist, Kevin laughed and said, “it’s not their fault, they are just trying to mate with us.” That attitude was appreciated and continued throughout the day. This couple has had many adventures in eight years together, and their wedding was no exception. We were able to get some shots with the iconic rooftop sign at the Monte Vista Hotel, which played into the theme, “keep it local.” These guys chose all local Flagstaff vendors from the dress to the photography, they kept it local and we’re glad they did. One of my favorite little details was the “mad lib” sheet that was at every place setting. I’m sure Katy & Kevin are still laughing about those responses. Check out the slideshow to see more.
(photos by Cameron & Jamelle, words by Cameron) Jessica proclaimed that she isn’t fussy and doesn’t really wear much makeup on our first phone call. I love her carefree and effortless style, and so does Ben. The couple mentioned that the planning had gotten complex and they just needed a moment to connect before the actual ceremony. They chose to write their own vows and exchange them in a private location before the ceremony. I was so glad they allowed me to capture that sweet moment for them. We also went up to the red rocks to capture some of the GORGEOUS fall light. Cheers to you both!
I love this family! We also had the opportunity to shoot her sister’s senior pictures a few years ago. They found a great location near their home to shoot, and turned out to be a perfect and fun location for senior portraits.
We love it when our wedding clients turn into family portrait clients, especially this beautiful mama & papa! We were able to sneak in a maternity session last week in Flagstaff just a few short days before their sweet little boy was born, who the family has affectionately nicknamed “queSedillo” (last name is Sedillo). More on the newborn photos next week. Congrats to this adorable new family. We can’t wait to meet him! ~Cameron and Jamelle