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Kelsey and Thor were married August 9th at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.  We loved everything about this wedding - the couple (they were stunning), the venue, the peacock feather and star theme, the weather (beautiful and cool) - just everything!

 

Lowell Observatory is one of Flagstaff's big claims to history.  Our 9th planet, Pluto, was discovered here in 1930 and though it's classification has since been downgraded to that of "dwarf planet" it still holds a special place in our solar system, in our hearts, and at Lowell Observatory.  A beautiful sculptural exibit of all the planet's (including Pluto) is on display right now and it made for some great props in photos!

 

Kelsey and Thor, you were both so wonderful and gracious, as were your family and friends, and we so much enjoyed being a part of your big day.  It was truly a pleasure and we hope you love your photos as much as we do!  Now for the TTD session :-).

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Kelsey and Thor's first meeting ... they were so cute :-).
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One of those unposed moments that is so quirky and cute :-).
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Gotta love the wedding crashing bee!!
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One of my absolute favorites of the day!!
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Kelsey and Percival Lowell have the same B-day - minus the year of course :-) - so she wanted a photo taken at his mausoleum.
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I love unscripted moments like this!
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Another fav of the day!
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Rings on the Pluto sculpture ... befitting.
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My #1 fav of the day!!  How cool is a photo of a beautiful bride looking through a giant telescope at an observatory on her wedding day??!!  I looked through it too and the view was magnificent!
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Max Surikov:

Great imagery. Very unique setting and you captured the wedding day hustle and bustle perfectly. Love the image of the bride putting on her dress, while the helper is on the phone.

(08.27.09 @ 10:11 AM)

This is how far behind I am on my blogging ... I always try to have the photos posted before the clients get their images so that they get a little sneak peak.  Just as I began this posting I got an email from Michelle and Eric letting us know that they had just gotten their DVD.  Up side is that the email was very sweet and they loved their photos!!  Thanks guys :-)!

 

A couple of weeks ago Michelle and Eric made their way from Phoenix to Flagstaff for their engagement shoot.  We started out downtown and finished up on the mountain, stopping by one of our many sunflower-filled meadows along the way.

 

Michelle and Eric, we had such a blast with you both!!  This was such a fun engagement shoot and you both made taking great images extremely easy.  You were even willing to run so we could get photos as the train went by ... awesome!  We can't wait for the wedding in November!  See ya then!

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Love the puddle series!
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AWESOME!!!
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These two had the greatest sense of humor :-)
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This was a lot of fun ... and it wasn't manipulated in photoshop.  The technique of showing motion in the train was done in camera.
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One of my favorites!
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Eric Greenberg:

Great Job! These are awesome, we love them!!
Eric and Michelle

(08.23.09 @ 05:51 AM)
Mom:

These pictures are just fabulous! The photographer really captured the best of the two of you!

(08.23.09 @ 05:11 PM)
Patti:

AMAZING!! BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE THEM!!

(08.24.09 @ 12:19 AM)

Kendall and Ryan were married July 11th at Little America in Flagstaff.  They were great to work with at their engagement shoot and equally great to work with at their wedding!!  The couple lives in Phoenix but met at NAU and therefore chose to have their wedding in the high country.

 

It was a beautiful day, and though it did look a little threatening in the way of rain early on, by ceremony time the skies were perfect and so were the temperatures!  I personally loved Ryan's choice of suits (and shoes and socks) for himself and his groomsmen ... gotta love men who wear socks to match the bridesmaids dresses - lime green by the way :-).  And of course Kendall looked simply amazing in her beautiful lace covered dress!

 

Thank you both so much for having us as your wedding photographers and for including us in your beautiful day!  Enjoy!  We also greatly enjoyed working with Shane Brandolini of DJ M4!

 

The bug didn't come with the dress ... it was just passing through :-).

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A favorite!
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I love this sequence ... Kendall definitely got the star treatment :-).
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A little reminder.
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I just love candid moments like this!
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Check out the shoes and socks ... LOVE them!!
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The skies were beautiful for couple formals.
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Kendall looked stunning!!!
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Kendall and Ryan's first dance.
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I love the next two photos of Kendall dancing with her father ... it got emotional.
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Ryan's grandparents won out on the Anniversary dance, being married the longest :-) ... they are so sweet!!
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Kendall's grandmother danced up a storm!!
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We photographed Kendall and Ryan a few weeks ago in Flagstaff for their engagement shoot.  They brought along their adorable Yorkie-Poo, Keighley to pose in some of the photos (and I must say, she did a great job.)  Ryan's grandmother also came along and was nice enough to "babysit" Keighley in the down time :-).

 

The weather looked menacing but held out long enough for us to finish the shoot, at which time it poured.  Kendall and Ryan, we had a great time and are looking forward to your wedding in July ... wow, not to far away :-).  See you then!

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We have always wanted to take photos in fron of the giant cow at the Furniture Barn :-).  Thanks for going along guys!
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 Recently we met with Liane and Andy to photograph their engagement shoot.  They both have roots in Florida (which is where their wedding will be held next year) and met while in school at FSU for metorology.  Andy got a job out here and the two moved to Flagstaff in Late March.  They both love wine and originally wanted to have their shoot at a winery, but since there are none of those lurking about in Flagstaff they decided to improvise with a bottle of wine and some wine glasses (with their nick names - Pita and Leach - engraved on them) at Hart Prarie.  They also did some fun shots wearing their jerseys and some cool sunglasses they picked up in Vegas.  The light for this shoot was absolutely amazing.  It has been quite stormy here of late and this can make for some of the most spectacular and exquisite lighting conditions that Mother Nature has to offer ... it definitely did on this day!

 

Liane and Andy, it was a pleasure getting to know you both!  Enjoy!

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