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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!
The Julia Ideson Libary in downtown Houston is simply gorgeous and we were thrilled that Cabell and David chose to have their reception there. We worked with an amazing team of vendors for this event, namely Mary Beth Events. We love an elegant evening wedding! Cabell’s Oscar de la Renta gown was accented with a detachable silk tulle skirt and it was divine. Congratulations to you both, it was a fabulous wedding!
We had so much fun photographing this 50th birthday party at the St. Regis, Deer Valley. This family is so welcoming and loving, you would’ve thought they knew us forever! No one is more deserving of a huge birthday party than Rosemary. She just gives and gives and fundraises for others constantly so it was fun to see her in the spotlight. Some of her best friends adorned pink feather boas and sang her the song”Rosemary is a Girls’ Best Friend” — custom lyrics and dance moves!! Her husband’s toast had everyone, including me, in tears. We danced the night away to DJ Michael’s Smith’s awesome tunes… it was literally some of the best mixing we’ve heard. Mary Beth Events coordinated this party and she did not disappoint! The invitation, floral, escort cards and all the details were so creative and of course she keeps the party going late night with special glow rings, flashing glasses, etc. ALL the guests were on the dance floor all night. We would love to return to Park City and photograph more events! (works by Cameron, photos by Jamelle & Cameron)