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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Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Beautiful wedding invitation from Minted.com! Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
beautiful views in Temecula captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Bride with bridesmaids in blue | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Bride wearing her grandmothers bracelet | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Ring shot on grandmothers bible | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Groom & Best man 
Bride & maid of honor | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
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Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
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Bridal party walking through Wiens winery in Temecula | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Groomsmen in barrel room at Temecula winery, Wiens Family Cellars 
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Groom and groomsmen in barrel room at Wiens Family Cellars 
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Groom kissing top of brides head | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers 
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers
Wedding ceremony chalkboard at Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers
Floral arch by Soiree Design & Events |  Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Aisle floral decorations by Soiree Design & Events |  Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography | Temecula Film Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Father walking daughter down the aisle | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers 
Father walking daughter down the aisle | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Father walking daughter down the aisle | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
 Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
 Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
 Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John | Temecula Wedding Photographers
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Bride & groom walking down the aisle, showered by flower petals! What a great exit. Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Cocktail hour at Wiens Family Cellars 
Gorgeous bridal bouquet by Soiree Design & Events | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Wine Cork Guest book | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Groomsmen carrying 4 glasses of wine 
Bride & groom laughing at each other | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Cocktail Hour |Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Betsy & John Photography
Lawn games during cocktail hour | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Craft beer drinker at Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Groom kissing bride's head, bride smiling  | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Gorgeous Temecula wedding venue Wiens family cellars! 
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Cute couple at  Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Gorgeous blush wedding gown by Essence of Australia with a blush bridal bouquet by Soiree Design & Events captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Beautiful appetizers during cocktail hour at Weins Family Cellars 
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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 
Grapes on the vine at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Gorgeous bridal bouquet by Soiree Design & Events | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Gorgeous bridal bouquet by Soiree Design & Events | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Groom smiling at bride  | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Groom kissing bride on the head, redhead bride smiling  | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Gorgeous sweetheart table with blue and blush tones | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
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
Beautiful wedding cake by Laura Marie's Cakes | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Blue and blush sweetheart table | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Bride & groom's first dance 
Beautiful wedding cake by Laura Marie's Cakes | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John
Bride & Groom's first dance| Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John

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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Love above all else-A story about my personal journey.

Love above all else-A story about my personal journey.

Today, I turn thirty one. THIRTY ONE. That sounds like a pretty big number. I thought I’d have everything figured out by now, but thirty one came quicker than I thought. I thought we would have a home of our own, I thought we would have traveled the world together, I thought I would have babies to mother…but I don’t yet and that’s okay. I have something better-a glimpse of myself the way that God sees me. I’ve gone my whole life thinking I was never good enough, that I was never pretty enough, that I was never smart enough. I filled my mind with the lies that the world was telling me and I believed every single one of them. Do you ever feel that way? I think more people struggle with this than we might think. I still face battles, I’m still a work in progress, I'm still a sinner, but I’m growing and changing day by day and I’m so thankful for that. I used to be brash and judgmental and angry, but over the last two years God has been working on my heart and showing me how he sees me. He’s breaking down my hardness, showing me how to love myself, encouraging me how to use my talents to love on others and that’s the best gift I’ve ever received. 

Betsy and John | Love above all else | Arizona, California & Destination wedding Photographers

Last year on my birthday, I told myself that 30 would be the best year of my life…then we dealt with months of trials an tribulations and disappointments and struggles. Some of the hardest situations that I’ve dealt with in my life have come in the last year. It wasn’t anything that was going to kill me and certainly other people have dealt with much worse, but my faith was tested, my courage was strengthened and our marriage was changed. Through these struggles came the greatest revelations I’ve ever had in my life. Through questioning my faith, God has shown me unadulterated love. Through these tests of courage, I’ve learned to love and view myself the way that Christ views me. Through these trials, God has shown me how to love my husband more deeply and show grace to everyone I meet. He’s shown me that love, above all things is the most valuable gift that I can ever give anyone. I was not called to judge or condemn or belittle, but to forgive and love unconditionally. Be encouraged, because through hardships, we are made better.

Betsy and John | Love above all else | Arizona, California & Destination wedding Photographers
Betsy and John | Love above all else | Arizona, California & Destination wedding Photographers

I’ve dealt with a crippling fear and self doubt my entire life and God has used our business to show me, not only the beauty in the world around me and every person I meet, but he’s shown me the beauty that’s tucked inside of me. The last year he's taught me to accept grace and he's taught me give it away too. He’s shown me that I am talented and smart and that I am beautiful in his eyes. So here is what I am here to tell you today...don’t believe the lies that the world tells you. You are talented and smart and beautiful too. Don't be too stubborn to change for the better. Accept grace and give it away too. Though we all have different paths in life one thing will always remain true…God loves you more than you will ever know and he has a plan for your life.

Thank you for the part that you have played in my life, thank you for your encouragement, thank you for your love and thank you for believing in me friends. 

XO, Betsy

Betsy and John | Love above all else | Arizona, California & Destination wedding Photographers

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. 
Beautiful salmon and pink bridesmaid bouquet with ribbon blowing in the wind. 
Bride and groom standing in a gorgeous desert setting. Love those stunning mountain views an the cactus in the background! Perfect desert wedding venue.
 Stardance is the perfect spot for a desert wedding! Gorgeous Tucson mountain views, saguaro and prickly pear in the background. 
Bride and groom smiling at each other under bride's veil.
Bride and groom walking towards the camera. Groom holding bouquet and bride holding her dress. Love the light and airy feel of this beautiful Tucson summer wedding. 
Bride hugging her groom, who is smiling at the camera. Love that beautiful desert light shining from behind them! 
Mountain views from Tucson wedding venue, Stardance with prickly pear cactus in the foreground. 
Groom carrying his brides dress as she treks through the rocky Tucson desert in heels.
Beautiful arbor draped with florals as you walk into the ceremony site.
Reserved seats, roped off with paper flags.
Groomsmen holding the wedding info that guests also used as fans. What a great idea for a hot wedding day! 
Best man and maid of honor walking down the aisle. 
Love the groom's reaction as he sees his bride walking down the aisle! 
Bride and her dad walking down the aisle.
Groom and father of the bride shaking hands at the alter.
Bride and groom saying their vows to each other at their Tucson, Stardance wedding.
Sealed with a kiss. First kiss as husband and wife! 
Bridesmaids holding bouquets during the ceremony.
Beautiful arbor at ceremony site with guests in the background.
Celebrating as husband and wife.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle as they say I do at Tucson wedding venue, Stardance.
Tucson barn wedding venue, Stardance, all set up for the cocktail hour, complete with custom cornhole game! 
Cute mailbox card holder that matches the wedding decor with their new last name on it! Love this idea.
Handwritten signs on weathered wood all over this wedding! Love it! 
Lucky in love sign hanging from the top of the barn, where the cocktail hour will take place.
Cute custom chalkboard signs at the bar.
Every summer wedding needs water for their guests! Temperatures soared up to 105 degrees on this wedding day! 
Bride and groom holding hands, standing side by side.
Bride and groom photos in front of the gorgeous mountain backdrops at Stardance wedding venue in Tucson. What a perfect spot for a Tucson wedding! 
Bride and groom looking at each other lovingly. Bride holding her beautiful pink and salmon bouquet! 
Beautiful bride with her hair blowing in the wind, looking at the camera.
Gorgeous bride holding her bouquet in a gorgeous desert setting with huge mountains in the background. Love this wedding venue! 
Handsome groom staring at his beautiful bride while she gets her photos taken. Love the way he looks at her!! 
Bride and groom standing in front of the barn doors at Stardance in Tucson. 
Groom leading his bride to their reception! 
Beautiful navy and orange reception set up at Tucson barn wedding venue, Stardance.
Love the orange and navy color scheme of this wedding reception! Candles everywhere and a super cute thank you on each plate.
Romantic barn wedding venue in Tucson, Stardance.
Bride and groom's grand entrance into the reception. 
Grand entrance into reception
Bride and groom's first dance.
Groom dancing at reception
 dancing at reception
dancing at wedding reception
kissing at reception

 

 

Photography: Betsy & John

Venue: Stardance 

Florals: a family friend

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Alyssa & Dave's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

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Alyssa & Dave's Tucson Desert Engagement Session

We had so much fun with Alyssa & Dave at their gorgeous Tucson desert engagement session! Can you believe these glowy desert veiws?

This couple is so sweet and a match made in heaven. They are both mellow and kind with a crazy love for each other. Dave was so sweet and gentle with his bride to be, we just know that he is going to make an incredible husband! Alyssa & Dave both live in San Fransisco, so we met up with them while we were there shooting a wedding a few months back. They looked so cute and we were SO excited to be shooting an engagement session in the bay area! Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for the day, because it was super gloomy and crazy windy (like so many days in the bay area!) We got a handful of super cute shots, but it was not what any of us had in mind! When A & D were back in Tucson a few months later, we convinced them to meet up for a mini desert engagement session to show off their Tucson roots. We are SO glad they agreed, because look at this gorgeous, sunny desert! Tucson was showing off for this one and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. 

We have been anxiously awaiting Alyssa & Dave's big day at the gorgeous Tubac Golf resort (which is our all time favorite venue to shoot at) and it's finally here! We are working with an incredible team of vendors and we are ready to capture this wonderful day for this amazing couple. Congratulations Alyssa & Dave! Thank you for inviting to be a part of your big day. We adore you two!! Thanks for tuning in friends. Hope everyone has an incredible weekend!

Hugs,

Betsy & John

 

Gorgeous couple hugging at their Tucson desert engagement session
Gorgeous Tucson desert engagement session. Groom adoringly looking at his beautiful bride. 
Beautiful bride to be smiling at her Tucson engagement photos with Betsy & John.
Bride & groom to be smiling at each other at their desert engagement session.
Handsome guy in suit with cactus in the background
Cute couple dancing in the desert at their Tucson engagement session. Gorgeous desert light and cactus glowing in the background.
Groom hugging his gorgeous bride to be
Beautiful girl in gorgeous green dress with the desert in the background.
How gorgeous is this halo diamond engagement ring on this cactus? We love ring shots like this!! 
We love their outfits Alyssa & Dave chose for their engagement session. Her green dress compliments the gorgeous desert gorgeous desert tones perfectly.
Gorgeous couple hugging at their engagement session in Tucson, AZ with the golden hour desert in the background. 
Cute couple walking in the desert. Love all that glowing cactus and gorgeous Tucson mountains in the background! 
Black and white landscape shot of the gorgeous Tucson desert with huge saguaros and prickly pear.
Couple holding hands in the desert at their Tucson engagement session. Gorgeous greens and beautiful engagement ring.
This girl looks so happy to be marrying the man of her dreams. Love the way he's hugging her.
How sweet is this couple kissing in the desert?! This beautiful desert view is to die for and that leg pop is adorable. We love black and white photos, they are so romantic! 
Twirling her beautiful green dress in the desert. Perfect example of what to wear to your engagement session, so elegant.
Gorgeous black and white portrait of this smiling bride to be
Couple kissing at their engagement session with the golden hour desert in the background. So cute! 
Couple walking in the desert holding hands! 
Black and white photo of a couple holding hands, looking at each other at their desert engagement session. 
Couple walking in the desert holding hands with huge mountains in the background. 
Gorgeous black and white ring shot of a round halo diamond engagement ring.
Engagement photo of an adorable couple hugging each other with the Tucson sunset and gorgeous desert in the background at golden hour. 

Thanks for veiwing this beautiful couple's session! Check back later to see photos of their gorgeous Tubac golf resort wedding! XOXO

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Salt River Phoenix Desert Elopement

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Salt River Phoenix Desert Elopement

When Jane and Blair told us they were eloping and wanted to book us for a photo session to celebrate, we were so excited! Not only are these two model material, but they have a sweet, gentle love for each other that really shines through their images. We strolled along dirt paths, surrounded by grassy fields of mesquite trees. He held her hand and looked at her adoringly as they carefully walked through the thick grass. A long week of rainy days preceded their session, so the once deserty landscape was lush and beautiful. Jane & Blair were quiet and pensive, but so connected even in silence. It was a cool day and the clouds hung low, but peeked out just in time to give us those gorgeous golden hour portraits that we can't live without. It was such a stunning day to celebrate marriage! We feel so honored when couples choose us to document their wedding days and this instance is no different. Big or small, every wedding day is just as special as the next. Congratulations Jane & Blair!!

XO, Betsy & John 

Stunning purple and white bouquet with tons of greenery by Butterfly Petals! 
Bride and groom, walking through the mesquite trees along the Salt river in Phoenix after their elopement.
Gorgeous, romantic purple and burgundy bouquet filled with greenery by the talented Butterfly Petals! 
Couple smiling at each other just after their elopement!
Groom smiling, holding bride's bouquet
Groom hugging his new bride at their Phoenix bride and groom session, the day after they eloped! 
Such a sweet photo of groom kissing his new bride on the forehead at their Phoenix elopement.
Stunning bouquet shot on film
Gorgeous bride embracing her groom who is holding her bouquet. Gorgeous salt river views in the background.
Black and white photo of groom holding bouquet and bride smiling and hugging her groom.
Straightening his tie, wearing a classy burgundy jacket.
Bride holding her bouquet having a quiet moment on her wedding day.
Romantic Phoenix Elopement along the salt river by Phoenix wedding Photographers, Betsy & John
Stunning burgundy, purple bouquet by Phoenix florist, Butterfly Petals laying on a rock along the banks of the Salt River.
Beautiful bride and groom embracing at their Phoenix elopement with the Salt River in the background.
Groom buttoning his burgundy jacket on his wedding day.
Dreamy bridal portrait of a gorgeous bride on her wedding day.
Black and white film photo of groom along the Salt River in Phoenix, AZ.
Couple embracing on their wedding day with amazing desert views in the background.
Stunning desert views with an incredible sunset in Phoenix, Arizona.
It's the little details like this about a wedding day that we cherish so much.
A romantic moment on their wedding day in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix elopement, bride and groom session near the Salt River in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cactus and saguaros with desert and mountain views in the background. Phoenix, Arizona wedding. 
Stunning desert elopement by Phoenix wedding photographers, Betsy & John.
Beautiful couple smiling at each other on the day of their elopement in Phoenix, AZ.
Kissing his bride's forehead. Romantic wedding day portrait in black and white.
Groom twirling his bride in the desert on their wedding day.
Hip groom in the desert on his wedding day in Phoenix, AZ. 
Phoenix, Arizona desert at sunset. Love the cactus in the foreground.
Bride and groom smiling at the camera with a gorgeous Phoenix sunset on their wedding day! 
Peacefully looking our over the desert on their wedding day with a gorgeous Phoenix sunset in the background.

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Megan & Matt's Sedona Engagement Session

Megan & Matt's Sedona Engagement Session

We had so much fun exploring the red rocks with this awesome power couple and their sweet little Lucy, at their Sedona engagement session! 

Megan and Matt are two of the most laid back people we have ever met. They are kind and whitty and seriously in love. We spent almost an entire day with them in Sedona and it just felt like we were old friends. We are so excited to be sharing their engagement photos, because these two are getting married TODAY!! We are just headed out the door to shoot their big day, but we wanted to take a moment and reminisce about this wonderful time in their lives, as it comes to a close and they walk into a new phase of life as husband and wife. We are SO excited for you Megan and Matt! It's an honor to be a part of your story! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John

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