BIG NEWS for Betsy & John

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BIG NEWS for Betsy & John

We are thrilled to share some special news that we've been keeping under wraps for quite some time now...we are having a baby!! Earlier this year, we bought our first house and just a few short months after that we found out we are pregnant. This new year, we prayed that 2018 would be a year of growth and change, but we had no idea just how much change it would bring! We are so excited to share this news with you and can't wait to meet this little one. 

Have advice you wish someone would have shared with you before you became a parent? Leave it in the comments below! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John 

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Lauren & Daniel's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

Lauren & Daniel's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

Lauren and Daniel, what a sweet pair. A few months ago these highschool sweethearts came all the way from the east coast for their engagement session! They wanted to capture the beautiful Arizona landscape and we were honored to share one of our favorite desert spots with them. Not only are these two seriously adorable together, but the connection they have is amazing. The love is definitely there (and it has been since they were freshman in highschool)! 

Lauren and Dan found us through our amazing friend and wedding planner extraordinaire, Rackel Gehlsen!  We could not be more thrilled to be shooting their intimate wedding at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain wedding this weekend! Lauren looked absolutely gorgeous with hair & makeup was done by the lovely Raemie of I do hair & Makeup Artistry

Hope you guys have an amazing Easter Weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and showing this adorable couple a little love! Want to see some behind the scenes of their wedding day? Follow along on our instagram stories.

Betsy & John 

Mike & Jamie's Stillwell House Wedding

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Mike & Jamie's Stillwell House Wedding

Jamie & Mike got married on a beautiful sunny day at the Stillwell House in Tucson, Arizona. With the help of Crain & Co, they threw an intimate, elegant bash that none of their guests will soon forget! Mike & Jamie are a perfect pair. Mike is a strong and silent type, but he couldn't hold back the tears when he saw his beautiful bride for the first time on their wedding day. Jamie was lovely and joyful the entire day. Even when the sprinklers went off in the middle of bride & groom portraits, these two took it with ease (special thanks to our awesome assistant Nathanael for his ninja skills that kept Jamie from getting wet)! Their ceremony took place in the intimate garden type setting of Stillwell House in downtown Tucson, followed by dinner under the stars. From Jamie's gorgeous gown, to the stunning florals, every detail was absolutely perfect. It was a magical day and we were so honored to have been a part of it! 

Congratulations Jamie & Mike! 

A special thanks so all the wonderful vendors who made all these beautiful details come together.

Planning & coordination: Crain & Co.

Florals: Alexis Grace Florals

Hair & Makeup: Heather Van Houten

Gown: J Bridal Boutique

Wedding Venue: Stillwell House

Officiant: Wendy Kotch

Getting & portraits ready venue: JW Marriott Starr Pass

Paper Goods: Minted

 

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End of year thankfulness -2017-

End of year thankfulness -2017-

Wow. 2017, you rocked our world. And most of the time, not quite in the way we had hoped. There were so many moments that felt like the world was crumbling down around us, but in the end, love persisted. This year our hearts grew three sizes, they were broken and now God is mending us back together. With each broken piece, we're learning to lean into the Lord and trust Him with every part of our lives. After reflecting on a wild year, here are a few things we are so thankful for (along with some of our favorite photos from our session with Leslie D Photography).

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-Marriage. Our marriage is the most incredible blessing that we've ever been given. Everything that has happened this year has brought us to a level of emotional intimacy that we never knew possible. Marriage can be so difficult. It means exposing your flaws and letting someone know the deepest, darkest hurts in your life. But it's in those moments when you're completely vulnerable, that incredible growth and change can happen. We have found that our best selves come out when we are honest and broken and kind to each other. Through marriage, we are becoming the people that God created us to be.

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-Our precious angel babe. Though we may never hold you in our earthly arms, we are so thankful for the a short 10 weeks that you graced our life with your presence. Only God knows just how much this experience has changed us. Through the incredible heartbreak of miscarriage, we are one step closer to knowing the depth of God's love for his children. 

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-The hard times. Over the last few years, there's been some hard times in our life. From losing jobs to financial struggles, the loss of an unborn baby and so much more, we've had some moments of feeling completely helpless. In those dark, quiet moments, we've had the opportunity to hear the still, small voice of God and be completely rocked by his reckless love. Somehow, through this brokenness, we feel more whole. The incredible growth we've experienced this year couldn't have happened without those moments where we cried out and begged God to step in to take control of our lives. 

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-God's restoration. Sometimes, we have to be broken, in order to heal correctly. In our stubbornness, we refuse to see the right way to live life, until we go through an incredibly painful event that helps us realize the changes we need to make in order to live our best lives. The blessing in failure and heartbreak, is that [if we let him], God reveals himself to us continuously as we heal and He restores the broken pieces.

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Life is so humbling, isn't it? It's taken our hardened, arrogant hearts and opened us to see the brokenness of the world. It's taken our judgemental spirits and shown us that each person has their own struggles and heartbreaks, truly. Each of us has insecurities and flaws. No one is without sin and we have all been called to love each other deeply. Throughout our story, God has worked series of little miracles in our life that never seemed possible. He's opened our hearts to new endeavors that we would have never considered before. He's revealed his great love to us and encouraged us to show that love to everyone we meet. He's poured into us and given us the courage to be brave and share our faith. 

-Gratitude. 2017 may have been a difficult year, but in the end we are thankful for those difficulties and are better because of them. In light of so much hurting in the world, we're compelled to be more thankful for all the blessings in life that we often take for granted.

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Thanks so much for reading and Happy New Year, friends! We're praying that 2018 is a year of incredible growth for you. 

Does any of this resonate with you? We've felt an urging to share bits of our personal journey, so we'd love to hear from you if this is something that you enjoyed or want to hear more of.

Hugs, Betsy & John

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Thank you to our sweet friend, Leslie for these beautiful photos of us! 

Stephanie & Caleb's Royal Palms Wedding

Stephanie & Caleb's Royal Palms Wedding

Stephanie and Caleb. These two are so sweet and we feel so honored that they chose us as their wedding photographers. We met Stephanie when she was one of the bridesmaids in Lizzie & Alec's wedding last year. Little did we know when we did this iconic bridesmaid shot at Lizzie's wedding, we would get to recreate it with Stephanie and her bridesmaids just a year later (scroll through the post to see that sweet shot)!  Shooting at the Royal Palms is always a dream and Stephanie & Caleb's colors and florals coordinated with the vibe of the resort beautifully. Isn't it so gorgeous? We love how to warmth and color shows through on film! The ambiance of Royal Palm's seemed to fit Caleb & Stephanie perfectly. Caleb has a relaxed, calm sense about him and Stephanie is sweet and elegant with a little bit of sass! They are the perfect balance. Caleb is so gentle and kind with her, it sort of melts our hearts! You can tell by the photos that these two are a match made in heaven! Stephanie was surrounded by an amazing bride tribe who loved her, cried with her and lifted her up the entire day (side note: we seriously love all these gals!!). Caleb had family come support him from across the world. It was clear that these two are so loved and cherished by their family and friends.

It was so fun to be a part of this amazing day. We adore you Stephanie & Caleb! 

Hugs, Betsy & John 

Venue: Royal Palms Resort

Florist: White Poppy Floral

Hair & Makeup: Chanel Molleo Beauty Co.

Bride's Dress: Lilian Lottie Couture

Bride's Shoes:  Imagine Vince Camuto

Vows Books: Define Design 11

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Grooms Tux: Nicks Menswear

Chalkboard Signs: DIY by the bride! 

Cigar Bar: Royal Palms

Cake: Royal Palms

Videographer: Cultura Productions

Krista & Adam's NYC engagement session

Krista & Adam's NYC engagement session

We feel so blessed and honored that Krista & Adam flew us out to New York City for their engagement session! Not only was it an amazing trip, but we seriously adore these two.  We had so much fun getting to know them and visiting some of their favorite spots around New York. On our first day there, we visited the cutest little breakfast spot and heard all about how they met (and how Adam had to work for a few years to finally win Krista's heart). Since they brought us all the way our to New York City, we did a two part engagement session and we are so glad we did. In the morning, we visited the gorgeous Central Park Conservatory Gardens. They started with a classic, elegant look and the garden was overflowing with gorgeous greenery, flowers and cherry trees! In the evening, we walked down some of their favorite streets in Brooklyn heights and finished out their session with an incredible sunset and gorgeous views of the New York City Skyline at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade! Everything was so beautiful and it was such a great experience. After spending just a short amount of time with Adam & Krista, we are positive that marriage is going to be so good to them. The way Adam looks at Krista is so sweet and gentle and the way she smiles when he's around could light up a room. So cheesy, but we love it. We can't wait for Adam & Krista's Hacienda del Sol wedding next spring with our friend Jane from Jane Castle Events

Catch a glimpse of how we spent out 72 hours in New York on our personal blog post

Thanks for an amazing weekend Krista & Adam! 

Betsy & John

A weekend in New York City

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A weekend in New York City

Ahhhh you guys! We had such a great trip to New York for Krista & Adam's engagement session! We are usually all about vast open landscapes, but this little glimpse of city life was pretty rad. Our trip was only 3 days so we didn't have a lot of time to explore, but we made the most of the time we had. John had never been to NYC, so we visited all the touristy spots possible and we walked so dang much. From the Central Park Conservatory Garden, Times Square at night, Top of the Rock and the Brooklyn Bridge, we saw so many good things, ate so many good meals and visited so many cool places. It was a weekend true to the quick paced New York lifestyle, but we are already making plans for our next trip! If these photos look a lot different than our normal style, it's because they are...so.many.buildings. #sorrynotsorry for all the touristy photos + the one photo of us together during the whole trip! 

-Betsy & John 

PS-All these photos are film, taken on either the pentax 645nii or the canon 1v with a mix of portra 400, portra 800 and ilford delta 3200.

Thanks for the good times NYC ✌🏼

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Harrison & Jocelyne's Wiens Family Cellars Wedding | Temecula Wedding Photographers

Harrison & Jocelyne's Wiens Family Cellars Wedding | Temecula Wedding Photographers

Harrison & Jocelyne. These two are awesome and we just love them. Harrison is a goofball with killer style who is always making everyone laugh and Jocelyne is a redheaded stunner with the kindest heart. When we met, we instantly connected with them and it felt like we were old friends right away. 

Their wedding day was gorgeous and we are newly obsessed with shooting at wineries! Jocelyne wore the most stunning light blush wedding gown and carried the a blush and white bridal bouquet to match. The guys sported our favorite groom/groomsmen look of deep blue suits and the bridesmaids were in the most stunning shade of slate blue. It was a color combination to die for! They had a joyful, emotional ceremony, followed by a pretty rad party where they were surrounded by a group of kind, loving people who lifted them up and loved on them the entire day. It was a day that we won't soon forget. Thanks for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding day Harrison & Jocelyne! You guys are the best!! 

 Lovely blue thistle boutonniere's by Soriee Design and Events | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
 Bride & bridesmaids in matching Pj's! Such a cute bridesmaid gift! 
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 Gorgeous blush wedding gown by Essence of Australia with a blush bridal bouquet by Soiree Design & Events captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
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 Cocktail hour at Wiens Family Cellars | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
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 Gorgeous sweetheart table with florals by Soiree Design & Events | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
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We were blessed to work with an incredible team of vendors at Harrison & Jocelyne's wedding!

Venue: Wiens Family Cellars

Florist: Soiree Design and Events

Wedding Cake/Desserts: Laura Marie's Cakes

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Blush By M Marie

Reception Entertainment: Sterling Production - DJ Drew Pierce

Bride's Gown: Essence of Australia - Bliss Bridal | Brides Hairpiece | Brides Shoes

Grooms Ring  | Grooms Shoes 

Bridesmaid dresses: Kennedy Blue

Wedding Invitation: Minted

Photo booth rental: Captured Photo Booth

Officiant: Jesse Scot Sebastian Horstmann

Megan & Mike's Tucson Engagement Session

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Megan & Mike's Tucson Engagement Session

We are so excited that Megan & Mike are ELOPING today!! Elopements feel so special and intimate, we know their's is going to be wonderful. We had so much fun with these two at their Tucson engagement session. When we met, it immediately felt like we were old friends. They insisted that they were not photogenic at all, but I'd say these photos prove otherwise. Congratulations Megan & Mike! I know we only met last week, but we are so excited for all the future has in store for you. 

PS-the photos below are all film. Isn't it just so beautiful and dream like? Love film! 

XO, Betsy & John 

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Fall Desert Elopement Inspiration | Tucson Elopement Photographers

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Fall Desert Elopement Inspiration | Tucson Elopement Photographers

We love styled shoots and this one is pretty special to us. These shoots create unique experiences to connect with wedding vendor friends and allows each person involved to put their creativity and talents to use. If you've been following us for the last year, you might have noticed that we've been shooting with film a lot lately. It's completely stolen our hearts and sparked a new passion for photography. This shoot is almost all film and it's safe to say that we're thrilled with the results! An added blessing is that this shoot was featured on Ruffled blog yesterday! Check it out, here.  

We love the desert and it's no secret that it's so on trend right now. For this shoot, we wanted to inspire couple's eloping to consider the desert as their fall "I do" destination. What the desert lacks in red and orange falling leaves, it makes up for in stunning views, unique landscapes and fantastic fall weather. Basically, the perfect place to elope and spend a few days soaking up the sun with your new hubby or wife by your side. 

While we love gorgeous white dresses and lavish wedding details, we wanted to inspire couples who want to plan a meaningful, low-key, but hip wedding day. We thought of the girl who had always dreamed of wearing something unique on her wedding day, so this bride donned a stunning lace burgundy dress while her laid back groom sports his favorite jeans and hat. Rachel of The Powder Room Bridal created a stunning look for our bride with a natural look paired with a pop of fall color on her lips. Incredible designs by Alexis Grace Florals brought a little romance to the desert scene and tied in those gorgeous fall colors with a southwest twist. Your wedding day is all about marrying the one you love, so forget about the social norms and plan a wedding that is uniquely you.

Our good friend Kelly of Le Champagne Projects, designed a romantic private dinner party for two, complete with candlelight, a twinkling fireplace and wild florals. Burgundy, plum and lavender tones are woven throughout the scene and pair with the desert colors beautifully. What boho desert bride wouldn't want that beautiful cake on their wedding day? Alia of Crumbs Cake Boutique made this gorgeous white cake that we paired with an ever so fitting real cactus & succulent topper.

To present a unique, authentic feel we used real couple, Meredith & Caleb who are madly in love desert dwellers, with a fun, hip style all their own. We love to see creative couples express themselves on their wedding day and hope this shoot will inspire more couples to think outside the box! 

Thanks for sharing in our joy, friends! If you follow us on instagram, prepare to be inundated with these photos for a long time! :) 

 

Photographers: Betsy & John Photography

Planning & Design: Le Champagne Projects

Florals: Alexis Grace Florals

Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room Bridal

Cake: Crumbs Cake Boutique

Bride's Dress & Accessories: Forever 21
 

 

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Jessica & Ryan's Phoenix Engagement Session

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Jessica & Ryan's Phoenix Engagement Session

This adorable couple is getting married today and we are so excited about it! When we met Jessica & Ryan, we could instantly see the connection they have is the real deal. They are so sweet to each other and laughter comes easily when they are together! I met through Ryan's sweet momma, who I used to work with and I feel so blessed that we get to capture their wedding day. We know it's going to be not only a beautiful wedding day, but a beautiful life together as husband and wife. Congratulations Jessica & Ryan! We are so excited for you guys!! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John 

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Annie & Dave's Presidio Yacht Club Wedding

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Annie & Dave's Presidio Yacht Club Wedding

I met Annie in the 7th grade when I transferred to a new middle school. She was always the sweetest girl, with an infectious laugh and a witty spirit! After losing touch, we reconnected over breakfast last year when we were in San Fransisco to shoot a wedding. We had an awesome time together and it was like no time at all had passed at all! I wasn't surprised to find that Annie was the same wonderful woman, but she seemed even more joyful because she found the love of her life in Dave. They are the perfect match! We were honored (and so excited) when they asked us to be their wedding photographers because they got married on the docks of Presidio Yacht Club with the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge in the background. It was the most joyful wedding that day we (and everyone else in attendance) will never forget. 

Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day Annie & Dave! We adore you guys.  XOXO Betsy & John 

Photography : Betsy & John

Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Butz

Venue: Presidio Yacht Club

Florals + Planning: Mary's Flowers

Bride's Dress: BHLDN

 

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Alyssa & Dave's elegant Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

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Alyssa & Dave's elegant Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

Alyssa & Dave had the most stunning wedding at the gorgeous (and our favorite Southern AZ venue to shoot at)  Tubac Golf resort. This elegant black tie affair had us swooning from the moment we walked in the door. The bridesmaids wore beautiful floor length blush dresses and the guys donned sleek black tuxes. Alyssa looked incredible in her pronovias gown from gigi bridal. The wonderful gals at I do Hair & Makeup highlighted Alyssa's natural beauty with simple, but stunning hair and makeup. Rackel Ghelsen helped the couple create a lovely, elegant affair that matched the couple's classic style perfectly.  

Not only do we love this wedding, but we were also honored to find that Alyssa & Dave's gorgeous wedding was featured in the most recent issue of Tucson Bride & Groom! 

 Alyssa & Dave's gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort wedding featured in Tucson Bride & Groom! Captured by Tucson wedding Photographers Betsy & John 

Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day Alyssa & Dave. Not only have we found incredible clients, but also great friends in you two! So cheesy, but you two make us feel #blessed. 

Cheers to the Denuyls!

Betsy & John 

 

 Gorgeous white chapel in the desert at Tubac Golf Resort. Capture by Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John. 
 Flowers in front of the Tubac Golf Resort Chapel 
 Stunning bride, Alyssa just moments before she put on her Pronovias wedding dress from Gigi Bridal.
 Stunning wedding invitations by Brie Dumais Designs, paired with Alyssa's gorgeous wedding details.
 Bride's mother & sister buttoning up her wedding dress at the gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort.
 Bride's mom & sister buttoning up her wedding dress as bridesmaids watch in the background.
 Stunning halo ring with a blush Mrs. Box and copper foil monogram
 Beautiful Betsey Johnson wedding shoes with wedding veil
 Bride putting on shoes 
 Bride putting on jewelry
 Bride's wedding day perfume
 Stunning desert wedding invitations designed by Brie Dumais Designs
 Adorable vow books for Alyssa & Dave
 Bride putting on jewelry
 Stunning bride at Tubac golf Resort wedding in convertible Pronovias gown from Gigi Bridal | Betsy & John Photography 
 Groom leaning against wall
 Groom buttoning up black tuxedo
 Best first look reaction from the groom
 Bride and groom kiss at their Tubac Golf Resort wedding 
 Bride smiling as groom kisses her on the forehead | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Beautiful blush bridal bouquet by Posh Petals based out of Tucson | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Bride and groom smiling at the camera 
 Bride and groom walking 
 Bride and groom smiling at each other 
 Groom with groomsmen in black tuxedos
 Bride with bridesmaids in blush
 Blush and white bouquets with eucalyptus greenery
 Bridesmaids walking with bride 
 Bride and groom walking at their Tubac Golf Resort wedding. Gorgeous green Arizona wedding venue.  | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Wedding Party with bride & groom at the gorgeous green Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona. Captured by best Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John 
 Smiling bride and groom with bridal party 
 Tubac Wedding Photographers Betsy & John
 Gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort wedding. Wedding party in black tuxedos and blush dresses | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Beautiful blush and white bridal bouquet by Posh Petals 
 Groom with best man in black tuxedos
 Bride with bridesmaid in blush
 Bride with Bridesmaid in blush
 Stunning bride in Pronovias gown from Gigi Bridal in Tucson.
 Gorogeous Bride with stunning halo engagement ring| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Bride & groom with hands in pockets. Wedding dress with pockets by Pronovias from Gigi Bridal
 Beautiful green Arizona wedding venue, Tubac Golf Resort
 Groom kissing bride on shoulder| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Stunning green Tubac Golf Resort wedding
 Bride posing with blush bouquet and stunning low back gown by Pronovias
 Bride and groom at Tubac Golf Resort on their wedding day
 western, leather chairs inside the chapel
 Inside the chapel at Tubac Golf resort
 Father walking his daughter down the aisle in the gorgeous chapel at Tubac Golf Resort
 Groom shaking father of the bride's hand at the alter
 candle lighting ceremony
 First kiss 
 Just married bride and groom
 Bride & groom kissing in front of the chapel at Tubac Golf Resort 
 Chapel door silhouette of bride and groom 
 Bride and groom walking during gorgeous golden hour 
 Tucson Tubac wedding venue, Tubac Golf Resort 
 Beautiful views at Tubac Golf Resort for Alyssa & Dave's wedding planned by Rackel Ghelsen Weddings! 
 Florals by Tucson Florist, Posh Petals
 Walking across the bridge at wedding venue in Tubac 
 Bride and groom looking at each other and holding hands 
 Beautiful green Arizona wedding venue in Tubac capture by Tucson wedding photographers Betsy & John| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
 Cocktail hour at Tubac Golf Resort 
 Margarita and cocktail-signature bride and groom drinks 
 Couple cheersing with their signature wedding drinks in front of the lake at Tubac Golf Resort 
 Tubac Golf Resort Wedding capture by Betsy & John 
 Bride wearing a fitted Pronovias gown, holding flowers with mountain views in the background 
 handsome groom in black tuxedo on his wedding day
 Bride and groom about to kiss 
 Couple smiling and hugging on their wedding day
 Bride smiling on her wedding day
 Stunning bride and groom captured by trendy Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John
 Couple laughing on their wedding day 
 Beautiful florals by Posh Petals and table numbers by Brie Dumais Designs 
 Ballroom set up with blush and gold chiavari chairs
 Ballroom wedding at Tubac Golf Resort 
 Romantic reception set up 
 Blush ring shot on sequin background
 Beautiful place cards designs by Brie Dumais Designs 
 Warm and cozy blush wedding at Tubac Resort 
 Bride and groom walking onto the dance floor for their first dance
 Groom spinning bride on the dancefloor during their first dance 
 First wedding dane 
 First dance 
 Sparkler exit 

Photographers: Betsy and John | Venue: Tubac Golf Resort | Wedding Planner: Rackel Ghelsen Weddings | Hair & Makeup: I do hair & Makeup | Florals: Posh Petals | Paper Goods: Brie Dumais Designs | Wedding Gown: Gigi's Bridal | Videographer: Black Sheep Filmworks | Cake: Jaynie Rossie Signature cakes | Entertainment: Satyr Entertainment

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Kevin & Dan's Mt. Tamalpais Wedding

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Kevin & Dan's Mt. Tamalpais Wedding

Kevin & Dan are two of the kindest people we have ever met and we are so honored they chose us to be their wedding photographers! Summers in AZ are brutal, so we recently started opening up a few months out of the year to shoot in the Bay Area! Because we live in Arizona, we opted for a Skype chat to get to know them a little bit better during the planning process. During our first call, we could tell their wedding was going to be amazing!  These two are madly in love and have the best proposal story ever.

The days surrounding Kevin & Dan's wedding day, there fog covering Mount Tamalpais, where Kevin & Dan were supposed to get married. We were a little nervous about it, but the morning of their wedding, the fog rolled out and blue skies opened up as if to welcome them into this beautiful new phase of their lives together! What a blessing. As the day rolled on, these two were just as kind and joyful as ever. During their emotional ceremony was clear that Kevin & Dan had so many amazing, supportive people in their lives. After a little bit of trekking through the gorgeous rolling golden hills for some portraits, we headed over to the Sweet Water Music Hall for a fun and jazzy travel themed reception with all their closest friends and family. 

Thank you for letting us be a part of your wonderful day Kevin & Dan! We adore you two. 

XO, Betsy & John

 Grooms getting ready on their wedding day
 Grooms details with red bowtie, leather shoes, cologne & boutonniere
 Groom straightening bowtie
 Grooms details with blue bowtie and leather shoes
 Groom putting on shoes 
 Two handsome grooms about to kiss on their wedding day at the Mt. Tamalpais amphitheater
 Two grooms in blue on their wedding day.
 Two handsome grooms on their wedding day at the Mount Tamalpais amphitheater
 Gorgeous forest wedding at Mount Tamalpais Amphitheater
 Groom laughing on his wedding day
 Grooms looking at each other on the day of their gorgeous bay area wedding
 Grooms hugging on their wedding day at the top of Mount Tamalpais, with gorgeous golden hills in the background.
 Walking through the hills of Mount Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California
 Grooms walking holding hands on their wedding day
 Amazing same sex wedding on Mount Tamalpais in San Fransisco, California 
 Casual Summer wedding, grooms in blue with fun bowties hugging on their wedding day
 Handsome groom in blue at his Mount Tam wedding in Mill Valley, CA
 Bay area wedding photographers, Betsy & John 
 Grooms in blue smiling at each other on their wedding day
 Two grooms in the rolling golden hills of Mount Tamalpais on their wedding day. Bay area wedding photographers Betsy & John
 Mount Tamalpais wedding in Mill Valley, CA 
 Casual summer wedding on Mount Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA
 Forest themed wedding 
 Walking into their wedding ceremony at the gorgeous stone amphitheater on Mount Tamalpais 
 Wedding ceremony at the amphitheater on Mount Tamalpais
 Wedding guests 
 Gorgeous oak trees and big stone seats for guests to sit on
 First kiss
 Guests giving the grooms their positive vibes as they say I do
 First kiss as husbands captured by Bay Area wedding photographers Betsy & John
 Fog settling over the city. View from the top of Mount Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA
 Two grooms kissing in the forest on their wedding day on Mount Tamalpais
 Two husbands smiling at each other just after they said "I do"
 Smiling grooms on their wedding day
 View from the top of Mount Tamalpais
 Jazzy, travel themed reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Jazzy, moody reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Jazzy reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA
 Wedding reception at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Wedding reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Moody themed reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Jazzy, travel themed reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Jazzy, travel themed reception held at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley
 Pine tree wedding rings
 Grand entrance into reception
 Grand entrance into reception

Photography: Betsy & John

Planning & day of coordination: Leslie with Dandelion Events

Floral: Vanda Floral

Reception: Sweetwater Music Hall

DJ: DJ Jeremy & Jeannine

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Navy & Salmon Stardance Barn Wedding in Tucson

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Navy & Salmon Stardance Barn Wedding in Tucson

Hannah & Mike had a stunning Tucson summer wedding with vibrant hues and incredible desert and mountain views. 

It was a warm summer day in Tucson and the sun was shining bright on Hannah & Mike's wedding day! Spirits were high and everyone was totally joyful. We could not have asked for better clients, seriously. If you haven't been to Stardance in Tucson, this place is lovely. It's one of Tucson's only barn venues and it's surrounded by some pretty incredible desert veiws. (If you've been following us for any time at all, you know we have an obsession with the desert!) The day was lovely and not even the scorching Tucson heat could kill the good vibes that day! 

Congratulations Hannah & Mike! Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day. 

Hugs, Betsy &John 

 Classic and elegant navy blue wedding shoes with bows on top
 Orange and salmon rose boutonnieres with striped navy and white ribbon. So dreamy! 
 Beautiful bridal bouquet with pink peonies, protea pincushion, salmon and orange roses tied with a striped navy and white ribbon
 Hannah's sweetheart neckline, strapless dress hanging on display at Stardance.
 Handsome groom getting ready, looking out the window.
 Gorgeous cushion cut halo engagement ring shot! 
 Beautiful bride and bridesmaids in navy with salmon bouquets, smiling at the camera.
 Stunning bouquets with pink peonies, orange and salmon roses with silver dollar eucalyptus. 
 Bride and her bridesmaids in navy dresses with salmon and pink bouquets. Tucson mountains in background
 Bridesmaids and bride walking. Gorgeous Tucson Wedding at Stardance. 
 Bride in strapless sweetheart neckline wedding dress holding bouquet. Beautiful bouquet with pink peonies, salmon roses, orange protea pincushion and eucalyptus. 
 Handsome Groomsmen in navy gingham shirts with orange ties and navy suits. Beautiful mountain views in the background! 
 Handsome Groom and groomsmen in navy at Stardance Tucson, walking towards the camera.
 Gorgeous Wedding party in navy standing in front of the gorgeous mountain backdrops at Tucson wedding venue, Stardance.
 Bride and groom walking with bridal party.