Marnie and Justin decided to get married at one of my favorite places ever, the Valley Ho.
Aside from our meetings, I had the chance to spend time with Marnie and Justin during their engagement portrait session. It gave me a great opportunity to get to know them better and learn more about their personalities. They are a fun couple; we were all cracking up the entire time.
Their wedding day was gorgeous. Beautiful weather, fabulous location and a couple very much in love.
Kelly Rashka came along as my second shootern and she rocked it as always.
Special kudos to SKM entertainment for their awesome DJing and for providing beautiful uplighting that helps my pictures look much better.
Dawn Peterson from the Valley Ho was the wedding day coordinator, she did a great job.
When I first met Ryan and her mom, Kelly, they told me that they owed their sanity to Rhonda Rush. Rhonda was the event planner for this amazing wedding. I love how Rhonda manages to make everybody happy while always smiling herself.
Ryan and Jack met in Cuba while attending Semester at Sea thus they decided to have their wedding with a Cuban theme. It was great. They had a real cigar roller, cigar boxes as table centers, a mojito bar and many, many more cool things. Of course, a lot of cigars too.
It was a great experience spending the day with Ryan and Jack; they always had interesting stories to tell. They were radiating so much energy all day and their enthusiasm was contagious. Ryan and Jack, it was a pleasure being your wedding photographer.
It was very cool that my good friend, the talented Scottsdale-based wedding photographer, Hollye Schumacher was able to come along as my second shooter for this event. I also had the always reliable Oscar Morales come to help out.