May 31, 2017
Every year I offer free wedding photography to one couple. Normally, I gift it to a couple I know; a close friend or family member that happens to be getting married.
This year, I knew no one getting married so I decided to hold a contest… and Erin and Michael were the final winners! I enjoyed Erin and Michael’s introduction about their love story, how they met, and how their faith has inspired their wedding and marriage. I traveled out to Phoenix, Arizona to capture their beautiful, El Chorro wedding on a cool, March evening and couldn’t be more excited to share the images with you today. Erin wore a beautiful strapless, Mia Solano gown and carried a stunning bouquet designed by Kate Ryan design. Her bridesmaids all wore a deep fuschia pink, floor-length gowns by After Six. Michael and his groomsmen all suited up in Jos A Bank suits with light blue ties and brown shoes. Just before the first look took place, Michael took a moment with his groomsmen to pray – such an intimate photo! As Erin walked down the path towards Michael, everyone felt the anticipation and nerves. The first look happened and Michael was floored by how beautiful Erin looked – I mean who wouldn’t be? 🙂
We got some great images of Erin and Michael together. I loved the images of them praying together, and the photo of Michael putting a necklace on Erin (his gift to her). So sweet!
After the photo session it was time for the ceremony. Erin and Michael chose to do communion and read their own vows. After the ceremony it was time to celebrate!
Of course, we couldn’t finish the evening without an awesome night photo!
Congratulations Erin and Michael it was JOY being a part of your El Chorro Wedding!
Venue and Lighting Design: El Chorro // Entertainment Company: The Walkens Band // Cocktail Entertainment: Sarah Vanell // Hair Dresser: // Makeup Artist: // Florist: Kate Ryan Design // Cake Designer: Nothing Bunt Cake // Stationery/Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Bridesmaids Dress Designer: After Six// Wedding Dress Designer: Mia Solano // Groom and Groomsmen attire: Jos A Bank // Videographer: Cineprose // Wedding Planner: A Day To Cherish
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