Farrah and Matt Montelucia Wedding

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.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • FlatKnees and Fotography

    Absolutely fantastic. I found you through a google search that was horse related, how ironic is that? I truly enjoy your work. Over and over I see you have an outstanding ability to control your light source, which I truly admire. I shot my first wedding yesterday in harsh outdoor conditions and am envious of these beautiful shots you created. I am sure the couple will enjoy them for years to come.

  • Renee

    Holy wow. Seriously gorgeous photos, couple, and wedding. You are so so so so talented my dear!!!!

  • Brittanni

    Hi Diana. I am a huge fan of your work and love following your bog. These pictures are so beautiful! I love the ones with the little boy, its so sweet and so moving. You can really feel the emotion in your photography. Thanks for sharing!


  • Alicia Moote

    I am in love! Especially with the first look with her step-son! Sooo amazing! :-)

  • Amy

    so beautiful!!

  • Sandra Fazzino

    These are absolutely delicious!!! Gorgeous job, Diana!!!


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