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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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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
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Bride & maid of honor | 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
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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! 
Close up of bride | Harrison & Jocelyne's gorgeous Temecula wedding day at Wiens Family Cellars captured by Temecula wedding photographers Betsy & John 
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

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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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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Boho Blu- Elegant Bohemian Wedding Day Inspiration

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Boho Blu- Elegant Bohemian Wedding Day Inspiration

Dreamy Indigo desert wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens with the Soiree Girls! 

It was such an honor to team up with incredible wedding planners Jenn and Akiko from Soiree girls for this styled shoot! These gals are bohemian geniuses and created a shoot that is elegant and whimsical all at the same time. For this shoot, we wanted to create an elegant boho soiree that was inspired by rich earthy tones like indigo blues and desert greens, with touches of gold and natural stone details. Our shoot took place at the gorgeous Tohono Chul Gardens, a lush green hidden oasis in the desert. It is the perfect spot for an intimate vow renewal or wedding and has so many gorgeous spots for photos! Betsy Dunlap created a stunning hand calligraphed invitation suit and place cards for us that set a dreamy tone for the gorgeous indigo table settings that the Soiree girls created! For couples trying to achieve this look, we encourage them to be really intentional in choosing a venue that they love. We adore this sweet and simple garden setting because it enhanced the intimate feel of our bohemian soiree without requiring any additional décor. The Ohhh Booth (a vintage volkswagen bus converted into a photo booth) made an appearance that has everyone swooning! We love the Ohhh Booth, because it is such a great alternative option for couples who want a photo booth, with a little bit of extra wow factor. It was an incredible experience working with such talented vendors! We love styled shoots because it gives us an opportunity for us an other vendors to express themselves creatively. A huge thanks to our models who stepped in last minute and saved the day! Thanks for checking out this collaboration friends! Want to see more? Check out the feature on 100 Layer Cake! 

Old wooden door covered in vines at Tohono Chul Gardens
Bohemian indigo table setting with accents of gold and succulent placecard holders with calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Indigo Spring wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, Arizona
Desert cactus, foliage and aloe vera plants along a pathway at Tohono Chul Gardens
Ring shot of an antique opal ring in the middle of a succulent
Indigo and gold place settings with stunning calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Indigo bohemian wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens by Tucson Wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Beautiful place cards by Betsy Dunlap with indigo ink and leaf motifs
Groom in navy, buttoning hus tuxedo jacket
Couple embracing at Tohono Chul wedding in Tucson, Arizona
Indigo and gold tablescape with hints of blush florals and air plants
Desert plants at Tohono Chul Gardens
Beautiful three tiered cake by Crumbs Cake Boutique in Tucson. The best cake we've ever had! 
Vintage indigo cups, with hand dyed indigo napkins
Bride twirling in her dress from J Bridal boutique
Gorgeous invitation suite by Betsy Dunlap Calligraphy
Stunning hand crafted wedding cake on a gold geometric stand, surrounded by gold lanterns
Handsome groom in a navy tux walking 
Gold and indigo table setting with air plants and gold flatware
Gorgeous natural bouquet by the Soiree Girls
Gorgeous cross earrings from the Mahlia Collection
Bohemian indigo table setting with gold flatware
Bride and groom embracing at Tohono Chul Gardens
Blue antique goblets on a gold tray sitting on a cow hide rug
Vintage baby blue Volkswagen bus, converted into a photo booth, the Ohhh Booth! 
Photo booth bus styled by the Soiree girls

Check out the feature on 100 Layer Cake here! 

 

Venue: Tohono Chul Gardens | Photography: Betsy and John  | Design, Planning & Florals: Soiree Girls | Paper Goods: Betsy Dunlap | Photo Booth Bus: Ohhh Booth Hair & Makeup: Powder Room Bridal | Gown: J Bridal Boutique |  Cake: Crumbs Cake Boutique |  Tux: Tuxedos on Broadway  | Cross Earrings: Mahlia Collection 

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Summer & Tyler's Windmill Winery Lakehouse Wedding

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Summer & Tyler's Windmill Winery Lakehouse Wedding

Summer and Tyler. What a great couple. They are fun, funny and so, so genuine. They got married in early May and it was hot, like 112° hot. While everyone else was a little grumpy because of the heat, these two were as joyful as ever and just smiles the entire day. Regardless of the weather, it turned out to be an absolutely incredible wedding day at The Windmill Winery's Lakehouse venue. We love the Lakehouse because it feels like a little escape from Arizona. You are surrounded by big green trees, overlooking a beautiful lake, dedicating your life to your one and only...how perfect. 

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