It was a long awaited meeting when I first saw Adel in her hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain on her wedding day. The couple, Adel and William live in San Francisco and so we corresponded over the months over email so I was excited to finally meet this couple.
Incredibly sweet, Adel was radiating as she shared glances and many moments with her older sister. She looked as if she tiptoed throughout the room as she was getting ready, she was on cloud nine. The bright and airy casita was full of bridesmaids, mothers and quiet buzzes of Russian mixed with sweet compliments as the girls passed one another through the room.
The handsome groom couldn’t stop kissing his bride, or stop smiling. As a wedding photographer I have to say that I love noticing how the groom is absolutely enamored with his bride, especially during the first look portraits. He couldn’t keep his lips off her! The intimate wedding consisting of 41 guests total that flew in from all around the world to shower the couple with their love while being surrounded by the beautiful Arizona desert and sky. Enjoy, what a perfect wedding to end this wedding season. I want to kick off this blog with this awesome ring shot by my second shooter, Amy.
Venue, cake, caterering: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain / Bride’s dress: White by Vera Wang / Gold wedding bands: Carla Caruso / Engagement ring: Blue diamonds by Bell Jewel / Earrings: Bride’s grandmother / Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung / Groom’s suit and shoes: Hugo Boss / Florals: Celebrations by Silvia / Videographer: Vongspoth Studios / Invitations: Bride DIY / Second Shooter: Amy Gallagher
Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II / 50mm f/1.2L / 35mm f/1.4L / 85 f/1.8EF / 100mm f/2.8EF / 70-200mm f/2.8EF / Speedlight 580 EXII + 480 EXII / Radio Popper JrX System + RP Cube / Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Cloud / UNDFIND One Bag + Bloom Theory Strap / Hufa Lens Cap Clip + Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket / Lowe Pro Roller x100
Diana Elizabeth will be taking this summer to reorganize business, shoot editorials, travel, and perhaps start on the raised garden beds to be built in the backyard.