This bride has a very special place in front of my lens. Farrah and I met when I photographed her for PHOENIX magazine‘s Summer Getaways June cover. Signed by the FORD/Robert Black Agency, she was an amazing model to work with so I was thrilled to get Farrah’s beautiful face in front of my lens again.
Her emails of the wedding were so adorable, often making me laugh. I was beyond excited to hear that she and Matt wanted to do a First Look which meant lots of portrait time, even insisting I decide the day of schedule due to lighting (every photographer’s dream!) but that she also wanted a second “first look” with her future stepson, 5-year-old Talen. How adorable is that?! My heart jumped right out of my chest at the idea, I just couldn’t wait. After I met Matt when I arrived at the Montelucia to peek at the private Camelback Villa at the Montelucia, I understood how he was the perfect counterpart to Farrah. To say I adore them both and Talen would just be the start of it.
I love that this wedding included 20 guests, a pretty ceremony overlooking Camelback Mountain, and a quiet, beautiful dinner on the patio of the Camelback Villa. Proof that even the loveliest of weddings can be sweet and simple. Enjoy the intimacy of this sophisticated wedding and this incredibly drop dead gorgeous couple.
Congratulations Farrah, Matt (and Talen)! You are beautiful inside and out and I felt incredibly honored to have captured this “very big deal.” This was a day I didn’t want to end!
To see the more of the wedding CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SLIDESHOW!
The second First Look with Talen…
Diesel in his handsome outfit, all dressed up for the occasion and cake pops made by Talen!
Credits: Venue: Intercontinental Montelucia / Bridal Dress Designer: Watters / Bride’s Shoes: Kelly & Katie / Floral Designer: Floral Impressions / Officiate: Rev. Dana Nathan Salsbury / Bride’s Jewelry: Family Jewels / Guitarman: Ronald Jean / Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Allison Pynn / Cake Designer: Julia Baker Confections / Invitations & Guestbook: Celebrations in Paper / Dog’s Outfit: Hand designed by Mrs. Tinkers Evening Wear / Signage: la Ricki / Second Shooter: Amy Gallagher / Third Shooter and Assistant: Tabitha Peterson
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 / Hufa Lens Cap Clip + Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket / Lowe Pro Roller x100
Diana Elizabeth says if you ever doubt true love exists or ever feel down, be a wedding photographer for a day and you’ll quickly change your perspective.