ALEX, KELLI AND SGT. FELIPO

I first met Alex a couple of years ago during a photo shoot for a bridal magazine, he was modeling as the groom and he did an amazing job. Just weeks before his wedding he asked me to photograph him again; as a real groom this time :-).  It felt really good when he told me that he could not imagine anybody else photographing his wedding and that he did not care what it would cost.

Alex and Kelli chose to hold the wedding in their backyard.  It was very intimate and personal; they invited only their close family and best friends. We had an absolute blast documenting their day. Kelly Rashka was my second shooter.

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Laying the ground work. By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Alex tackling one of his main wedding responsibilities; brushing Sgt. Phillipo.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photographer

The entire family was on hand to help with preparations.  Photo by Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

That’s Kelli in the background. Alex is a professional skydiving instructor and he recently hurt his back; so he was limited to very light physical work.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Great dress shot by Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

First encounter just around the corner from their house.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

I love Kelli’s expressions.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

And Alex’s too. By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

We moved the couch and went to town in their living room.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

While I was working inside, Kelly was shooting from outside.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

I loved, loved Kelli’s windows!

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

So much passion!!!

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

And tenderness. By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Alex’s grandpa waiting for the wedding to get started.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Kelli’s dad and Alex’s mom.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Photo by Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Photo by Kelly.

Kelli’s dad and Alex’s mom.

Felipo and Alex.

Photo by Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Photo by Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Alex’s mom is sooo happy!

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Kelli with her mom and dad.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Alex and Kelli step away to have a private moment.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

By Kelly.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

The food was amazing; Alex’s family is from Cuba so they hired Havana Cafe’s catering service.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

They had a slideshow with images from their childhood.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

First dance.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

They decide to go to the pool.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Rings on Felipo’s favorite toy.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Signing the marriage license.

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

A quick little portrait :-)

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography
Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

The painting on the wall was done by both of them (divided diagonally).

Scottsdale Backyard Wedding Photography

Alex and Kelli, thank you so much for having us at your house; it was a great honor.

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