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(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
We had the opportunity to work with Jen Thye of Imoni Events last fall on a white wedding styled shoot at the Arizona Grand Resort. Our photographs were featured in the current issue of Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine as a four page spread. Check those layouts out here and on Phoenix Bride & Groom’s blog. We loved working with Melissa from Table Tops, Etc and Amy from Page & Mason for the paper products.
(photos by Cameron & Jamelle, words by Cameron) Teresa and Josh were married here in Flagstaff in late January. We love a winter wedding and especially love Nativity Catholic church downtown. Teresa and Josh did a great job of embracing the Flagstaff weather. They were hoping for snow on their wedding day but it was more like rain, which as you know is good luck. Father Pat is fun because he always inserts something personal into his homily. In this case, he posed a couple questions to one of the flower girls. It was very unique and humorous addition to the ceremony. I love this first shot (by Jamelle) as the bride and maid of honor arrive at the church. Teresa’s mom made all the flower girls those adorable hooded capes. We thought Teresa looked stunning with her fur wrap and gorgeous winter bouquet from Sutcliffe Floral.
(story and photos by Cameron) Gibby and Justin’s day started with a one mile walk/bike/hike to the edge of the Grand Canyon. It was their intention to have their guests slow down and breathe. In order to get to the craft beer, prickly pear margaritas, and food, you walked. Their friends know a thing or two about setting up a fancy campsite because, well, it’s their job. Gibby and Justin and many of the guests are river guides with Canyon Explorations. This party was punctuated with smiles, laughter, some serious guacamole, down jackets, whiskey, groovers and soulful love for this couple. They walked down the aisle together, welcomed their guests and promptly led everyone to Shoshone Point to literally put the Canyon into the middle of their ceremony. It was a moment of reflection followed by Gibby and Justin’s hands raised in silent jubilation. They walked back to the ceremony site, said their vows and let the party begin. I had to talk this couple into getting some photos ALONE. They have such big hearts they just kept wanting to add friends into their photos to make it a group shot. Many congrats to you guys and with any luck, we’ll float down the river together one day. View more here.
Ashley and Paul had their first vacation together as a couple at L’Auberge, where Paul said to Ashley, “this would be a good place to get married.” Of course any girl is relieved to hear that her man is actually thinking about getting married before they are engaged. Later, when he presented her with a ring, Ashley knew L’Auberge would be the perfect spot! We were lucky enough to spend time with this couple during the summer in Flagstaff at an engagement shoot. Oak Creek has always been a special place of reflection for Ashely in the eleven years she’s lived in Arizona and she really wanted to share that with family and friends. It was an intimate wedding with just about twenty guests in attendance, who all got to enjoy the beautiful creekside lawn and Sedona’s magesty. Paul’s brother gave a toast that had everyone in stitches, followed by a delicious dinner on the creek side lawn as the day turned to dusk. I feel that we really challenged ourselves to get something different out of L’Auberge. All the images were photographed on L’Auberge campus… please view the slideshow to see some new angles on this magical place. ~Cameron
Natalie and Jeff flew in from Florida, took us to dinner in Flagstaff (thanks guys) drove down Oak Creek Canyon the next day, and got married at Rachel’s Knoll. I got to sign the license as a witness which is always truly special. The Knoll is a windy and magical spot with red rock views almost 360 degrees, but it’s always worth the effort to make the trek. Jeff is a designer and photographer and Natalie is a filmmaker so we felt honored they chose us to capture their moments. These guys have a mature but playful love. This shoot lent itself to silhouettes; the first is a moment shot by Jamelle during the vows and the second is the last shot I took. Thanks to the ever-graceful and amazing Shanandoah Sterling of Sterling Weddings. If you are looking for an officiant, look no further. ~ Cameron