I just want to publically thank Kristen and Brett for trusting in me to photograph their Flagstaff Arboretum wedding, not only all by myself but also so soon after having my baby Abigail. In the days that approached their wedding, I heavily doubted myself and wasn’t feeling so sure I could do it alone. I make it happen though even with the three breastfeeding breaks I managed to accomplish without anyone knowing the wiser. By the end of the day, I was reassured as to why I shoot weddings. It’s because of couples like Kristen and Brett who were fun, genuine and just lovely.
The weather was so perfect for their Flagstaff Arboretum wedding even amid the monsoon season. I spent the day wondering if the daily thunderstorms would hold out for us. We were so lucky they did! Let’s just say it was the complete opposite from the weather we experienced at their engagement session.
My favorite part about Kristen and Brett’s wedding was their adorable dog, Smokey who was the perfect ringbearer. I also thought it was so neat that they incorporated their personalities into different parts of their wedding. Brett has a background in geology with his Ph.D. in volcanology and Kristen has her Ph.D. in Planetary Science and Geoscience. As such, they did a sand ceremony during their ceremony but instead of sand, they took dirt from the areas where they were from – to represent themselves as individuals – and then the dirt from Arizona to represent where they met. So neat! Their centerpieces were also different rock formations and each table was named as such. I really loved all the personalization.
I was so happy and blessed to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you so much for having me. Congrats to you both!
Flagstaff Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony Venue – The Arboretum at Flagstaff / Reception Venue – Thornagers / Dress Designer – BHLDN / Florist – Sutcliffe Floral / Cake Artist – Flagstaff Cake Company / Bridesmaids Dresses – BHLDN / Groomsmen and Groom Attire – Men’s Wearhouse / Invitations – Paperless Post / Guest Favors – Wedding Favors Market / Hair and Makeup – Head First Hair Design / Calligraphy – Squinks Art