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Alyssa & Dave's Tucson Desert Engagement Session


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!


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


Looking Back on Our Wedding Day


Looking Back on Our Wedding Day

We can't believe it's already been three years since we said "I do", surrounded by family and friends  at our backyard wedding in Tucson, Arizona.

Our wedding day was so special, you guys. We have a group of wonderful family and friends who surrounded us with love and made our backyard wedding something that we would never forget. It was spring time in Tucson, the wildflowers were in full bloom and like most things in our life, we envisioned a wedding day that was colorful and full of joy. It was such a blessing to get married in Betsy's parent's backyard. We did everything ourselves, with the help of our very patient friends and family. We had very little experience with weddings at this point, but by the grace of God, everything came together beautifully. Though trends have changed and our personal style has evolved, we wouldn't change a thing, even if we could.  

It was March 15, 2014 and we had only shot a handful of weddings at that point. We had just discovered the resurgence of film photography and absolutely fell in love with the look and feel of it. We found Constance Higley (who unfortunately doesn't offer wedding photography anymore) and knew she would be the perfect fit for our big day. Our wedding put a spark in our hearts for documenting love stories. Its been an incredible journey and we can only hope that our clients love and appreciate their wedding photos as much as we do our own. We hope you enjoy this tiny glimpse into the start of our life together. Thanks for sharing in our joy, friends. 

With love, 

Betsy & John 

agave cactus in tucson arizona 
Teal wedding invitations designed by Betsy and John
handcrafted tree branch vases filled with florals
Bright and colorful hanging paper tassels 
Catalina Foothills mountain views 
Adorable teal volkswagen beetle wedding car decorated with florals
Paper airplanes backdrop for the cake table
Tucson desert wedding florals

Notice a paper airplane theme? We met in 2009, when Betsy threw a paper airplane at John that had her number on it, then, in 2013 John proposed via paper airplane!! 

Bright and colorful wedding florals 
Paper airplane wedding
 Tucson backyard wedding
Bright and colorful spring Tucson wedding
Honeymoon fun jar
Vines climbing up pink wall 
Swing in courtyard with vines 
Sparklers with matches attached
Bride with colorful bridal bouquet 
Betsy with her bridesmaids
Bride with her sisters 
Bright & Colorful bouquet by Alexis Grace Florals
Bride with Bridesmaids in bright pink and salmon dresses
Bride in Tucson wildflowers
Ceremony for Backyard Wedding
Groomsmen succulent boutonnieres
Handsome groom in gray suit
Groomsmen with groom
Groom Buttoning Jacket
Groomsmen laughing in gray suits
Bright & Colorful Spring Tucson Wedding 
The bright and colorful backyard wedding of photographers Betsy & John 
Succulents in Pot 
Orange Tree with oranges
 Hand Painted Ceremony Sign 
Bright & colorful desert wedding arch with florals by Alexis Grace Florals 
Groom's first look as his bride walks down the aisle 
Parents walking bride down the aisle
Desert wedding, bride and groom at the alter
Bride & Groom at Alter exchanging rings
Groom looking at Bride
Bride & groom first kiss
Bride & Groom walking down the aisle with confetti 
Bright & Colorful Spring Tucson Wedding | Table Setting with florals and smore's favor in bag
Spring Wedding Table Setting with lanterns and florals 
Gold sequin tablecloth
Spring, teal table setting with menu & s'mores favors in muslin bag 
Spring table settings with colorful florals and teal lanterns 
Sweetheart table with gold sequin tablecloth and colorful florals

This is one of our favorite parts! How gorgeous is this dessert table by our sweet sister in law Camille from BeWhatWeLove?! 

Gorgeous Dessert Table by Camille Hawley from BeWhatWeLove
Backyard wedding dessert table with pink macarons
Gorgeous gluten free wedding cake
 Dessert table with gorgeous Wedding Cake
Vintage car decorated with florals by Alexis Grace Florals
Bride & Groom with getaway car 
Bride & Groom with teal blue volkswagen beetle getaway car
Volkswagen beetle
Bride and groom smiling looking at each other
Teal volkswagen beetle 
Bridal Party walking and smiling
Bride & groom smiling at each other and cuddling
Tucson bride & groom portraits in Tucson wildflowers
Bride & Groom kissing
Bride & Groom kissing in wildflowers
Bride & Groom smiling at camera
Tucson backyard wedding
First dance with cafe lights and confetti

Thanks for sharing in our joy, sweet friends! We hope you liked this glimpse into our wedding day XOXO

Photography:  Constance Higley 

Videography: Timeline Video Productions

Design/Styling/Paper Goods: Betsy & John

Florals: Alexis Grace Florals

Dessert Table Design: Camille from BeWhatWeLove

Day of Coordination: Jeanne from A Fine Line

Catering: Annette Hartman Catering