I recently got the chance to go meet baby Brayden. Such a sweetie, he stayed awake the whole shoot and barely made a peep! If you follow the blog and his parents look familiar its because I photographed their wedding back in 2012 and I did their maternity photos this fall as well. Sometimes its a thin line between content and upset!
The last few weeks have been jam packed busy for everyone in our house. I recently took a little time before heading out to a wedding to do something with Nathan that he has been wanting to do for quite awhile. He really wanted to teach me how to make an apple pie. At his school, he has cooking once a week and just over a month ago he learned how to make an apple pie. Ever since then he has been telling me, almost on a daily basis, how much he wanted to teach me. I’m not a big dessert cook and have never made one myself. He had some help on slicing the apples, but he did the rest of the cooking himself. I made sure grab the camera and snap some shots as he went through the process.
What was Nolan doing during this time? Being a good little nerd and doing his homework of course :) Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and we will be home cooking and out shooting on the weekend. We hope you have a fun filled holiday weekend and enjoy spending time with those closest to you.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Melissa & Jonathan this past year. If you follow the blog and they look familiar to you, we recently did their engagement session at the end of summer. My second shooter for this wedding, Scott A. was able to capture the guys getting ready while I was with the girls. Their first look was so fun to see, full of excitement and tears. Scott captured the reception set up in the Vista Room, while we were finishing up photos outsideCongrats Melissa & Jonathan! Have an amazing time on your honeymoon!
Vendors for this wedding:
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Site: Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
Wedding Planner and Coordinator: Nicole Arend Weddings & Events - Nicole Arend, Assistant – Alexis R.
Floral Design: The Pink Petal Shop
Officiant: Reverend Giovanni Weddings – Reverend Miguel
DJ: Custom Fit DJ Services – Mike Moyer
Make-up: Creme de la makeup - Arielle Rondeau
Tuxedo: Celebrity Tux & Tails
Dress Shop: Schaffers
Photography: Memories Through Time – Amanda Howard, Second Shooter – Scott A.
Photo Booth: Memories Through Time
Wedding invitations and custom paper creations: C. Lacey Design
Party Favors: Pretzels from Corleones
Chalk board sign: Modern Revival
I really loved their first look! The reactions were very touching and it was great to see them take it all in. Great shot above left and below by my fabulous second shooter Brian M.
Brian was able to capture the reception details beautifully, above and below, while we were finishing up photos at the church.
Congrats Brooke & Alec! Have a wonderful and relaxing time on your honeymoon!
Vendors for this wedding:
Pre wedding photos: The Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Wedding Ceremony Site: The Grove
Reception Site: Private Residence
Wedding Planner and coordinator: Nicole Arend Weddings & Events - Nicole Arend, Assistant – Alexis R.
Floral design – bouquets & boutonnieres: The Pink Petal Shop
Floral design – ceremony & cake – Bella Dolce and Flora
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Photography: Memories Through Time - Amanda Howard, Second Shooter – Brian M.
Videography: Memories Through time – Mike Howard, Assistant – Tanner W.
Caterer: Straight to the Plate
Cake: Inspired Sugar
Hair & Make-up: Baby Doll
Transportation: Platinum Ride Limo
I recently met up with Katherine & Ian for their engagement session in Tempe. We had fabulous weather and I love their choices for wardrobe! Katherine has beautiful green eyes, and her green cardigan just lit them up. They are getting married in the spring, and we are looking forward to capturing their big day and working with their wedding planner Jessica.