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Marie and Scott were married September 19th at the Sedona Golf Resort.  The day began under very stormy skies, which didn't sit too well with Scott, but as if by magic, just as the ceremony began, the rain lifted and the clouds above lit up in spectacular fashion!  It really was quite an amazing day and the reception was wild to say the very least (many drinks found themselves broken on the dance floor that night.)  We were so pleased to be a part of it.  Thank you both and congratulations!

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Marie and her father had a very emotional private meeting after she finished getting ready.
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Too Funny!!!
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It was raining during Marie and Scott's first meeting but they didn't let the weather ruin the moment.
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The umbrellas were perfect given the weather and they really helped bring the mood up :-)!
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More umbrella fun ...
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What incredible skies!!!!
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The kids were sooooo cute!!!
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Father and daughter enjoying a secret handshake.
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And as if by magic the skies cleared, making way for a beautiful ceremony!
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Marie and Scott had a tree ceremony to symbolize their union.  What a lovely idea :-)!
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The introductions were spirited!!
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It was a crazy reception!!!
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They had a Smores Bar ... how awesome!!
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Shannon and Dave were married September 17th at Merry-Go-Round Rock on Schnebly Hill in Sedona.  It was a beautiful day - complete with those wonderful Schnebly Hill breezes - and a beautiful ceremony full of emotion.  They held their reception down in Phoenix the same day, so I was only commissioned for a couple of hours to cover the ceremony and formals afterwards.  Thank you both so much for having me as your wedding photographer!

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It is a short, but steep hike up to the top of Merry-Go-Round Rock.  Dave's grandmother decided to watch from below with binoculars :-).
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Like I said ... a lot of emotion.
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Dave wanted photos on the smallest rock outcropping Merry-Go-Round Rock has to offer ... Shannon graciously complied :-).
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Dave had a GREAT day!!!!
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Shannon Nuss:

Tina, these pictures are all so amazing! Thank you so much for capturing all the moments of our special day!

(12.15.09 @ 02:13 AM)

To any bride who thinks a cloudy or stormy day on her wedding day is a bad thing - think again!  As long as it isn't pouring, those storm clouds can add drama and saturate colors beyond your wildest dreams.  It also lends a soft light to faces, making for lovely, evenly lit portraits.  In fact, some of the most stunning and powerful wedding photos we have taken were captured on those dreaded stormy days.

 

Case in point, the wedding of Sara and Drew.  They were married September 12th, 2009 in an outdoor ceremony at Red Rock Crossing surrounded by family, friends, their dogs ... and storm clouds heralding thunder and spewing lightning bolts in every direction.  Fortunately it never rained more than a few drops during the ceremony and formal photos afterwards, and boy did it deliver a boatload of great images!  The only scare came while getting ready.  The bottom did fall out, complete with torrential rain and hail all worthy of starting another great flood.  It soon waned and all was good for the rest of the day.

 

As you can easily tell from the photos, two key players in this wedding were Sara and Drew's ridiculously cute dogs, Cookie, the chihuahua, and Chili, the daschund.  Also of great importance was the attendance of Sara's grandparents, which was very touching.  Thank you both so much!  Sara, you were a stunning bride and Drew, you kept us laughing all day.  We had such a great time and absolutely fell in love with those adorable dogs of yours :-).

 

Oh, I almost forgot the big story of the day!  As Sara was taking her walk down the aisle with her parents, it became clear that some big revelation had hit Drew like a ton of bricks.  No, it wasn't that he was about to leave the single life behind or anything like that ... Drew forgot the ring.  Oooops!  He muttered under his breath, "She's going to kill me."  Sara was great though and just laughed it off when the time came.  It was so sweet too as everyone started offering their rings to Drew to use in lieu of the real thing.  Just after arriving to Agave of Sedona for the reception, Drew prompty held out the real ring, humbly presenting it to Sara and placing it on her finger. Disaster averted.  Good recovery Drew :-)!!

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Told ya it rained!
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How sweet is this photo ...
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I LOVE this shot!
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Not sure how they suckered me into this pic!
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When storm clouds work for photos!!
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Drew is hilarious!
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Presenting the ring ...
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Hellooooo ... we are back :-)!!!  No we didn't die, we have just been gone for several weeks for both vacation and work and there will be plenty of upcoming postings to show where we have been and what we have been up to.  But first we have a couple of postings that we need to post from before we left.

 

Kelly and Evan are getting married in Flagstaff next May.  Neither of them live in state, but they made a trip out this way to get some wedding planning out of the way.  They figured that it would be the perfect time to schedule their engagement session, and they couldn't have been more right.  A few weeks ago Flagstaff's famous fields of sunflowers were in their full glory and we definitely took advantage.  They also wanted some shots around Sedona, so we took them to Merry-Go-Round Rock on Schnebly Hill for sunset - which was quite spectacular by the way!  We had a great time guys!!

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OK, I'm back ... :-)!  I had to take a little time away from blogging to finish up some deadlines, so my apologies to those of you who have been patiently waiting to see your photos.  Here goes.

 

Melissa and Greg were married back in April.  They came from the Valley to beautiful Sedona for their wedding and it rained the entire day.  They made the best of it and still had a beautiful and wonderful day, but I felt bad that they were unable to take full advatage of the red rock scenery photographically because of the weather.  Given this, I offered for them to come back up on another day to do a shoot.  They happily excepted but wanted to keep it casual, opting not to get dressed back up in their wedding day attire.

 

So several weeks ago they made the trip up and we headed out to Red Rock Crossing.  Though there were scattered storms around, it was beautiful in West Sedona and they had a great shoot.  We just want to thank you both for being so wonderful to work with and hang out with ... and thank you for the card - it was extremely thoughtful and very unexpected!!  Enjoy!

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