Sunday, February 28, 2010

Viviane and Adam - first wedding of 2010!

A fantastic beginning of a new wedding year...

Viviane and Adam were married at the gorgeous Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The day was coordinated by the fabulous Rhonda Rush, Impact Events, so I knew we were in good hands! I am super grateful to my friend and fellow photographer, Erin Michelle for coming along and contributing to the amazing collection of images. And as always, the fantastic Jenn was there workin' it out. This was my first Jewish wedding as the head-shooter and it was full of lovely, happy tear-jerking traditions; I was very happy to have two friends with me to cover all of the magic.
One tradition I have never seen before, the bedekkin, took place in the beautiful Aztec room. All I can really say is I would love to be a part of more bedekkins. They are a lot of fun and so romantically traditional!!
The joy and the love with us and everyone throughout the entire day, were palpable. It was an amazing celebration that none of us will ever forget. I managed to whittle down the blog post to make it manageable, but I struggled. I kind of wanted to post the whole entire thing.


Viviane and Adam have great taste. The Biltmore is no joke.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Viviane's stunning Vera Wang gown.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Jenn's amazing image. Flowers by the insanely skilled Avant-Garde Studio.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Mmmm. The first encounter.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

These two are incredible. Erin's photo.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Viviane's mom and Adam. So much love!
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

This guy was not having any of my bizness.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Erin's photo. At the bedekkin.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

The guys are separated from the girls during the bedekkin. And the boys do a little drinkin'. Photo by Erin.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Viviane making her way...
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

The girls do a little greeting...
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Then the groom enters with all of the men...
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

And love fills the room. Erin's photo.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

The groom veils the bride at the end of the ceremony.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

I really love the circle ceremony. So many angles. Photo by Jenn.
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Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

These helpful flower girls started clean up early. Photo by Jenn.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Love it!
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Viviane's parents are a beautiful couple.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Adam's brother roasted his brother.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Viviane's parents were celebrated. All of their children are married!
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

Adam's grandmother was a firecracker.
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos


Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photos

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chris asks Colleen to marry him!!! Right in front of us!! Okay it was planned...


So Chris contacted me with a fabulous plan for proposing to his girlfriend Colleen. (Thank you Erin for the referral!!) I have seen photos from proposals but had never photographed one myself! I was super excited. Chris and I met the day before to scope out the Arizona Inn and determine the best place for him to pop the question. The next day Jenn and I were where we were supposed to be and everything was perfect. She said YES! We followed up the proposal with a quick engagement session.


Here we are in our "hiding spot." I was totally wigging out. (photo by Chris)
Tucson Engagement Photos

Here goes!
Tucson Engagement Photos

Colleen was so surprised and totally adorable!
Tucson Engagement Photos

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Tucson Engagement Photos

She's stunned. He's proud. (As he should be! Fellas, take note!)
Tucson Engagement Photos

The call to the mom. So sweet. We were all teary-eyed.
Tucson Engagement Photos

And the engagement shoot starts with a Bling!
Tucson Engagement Photos


Tucson Engagement Photos


Tucson Engagement Photos

The proposal was just a few days after Christmas soo..
Tucson Engagement Photos


Tucson Engagement Photos


I love proposal/engagement sessions! These two were so happy and great to work with! Best of luck, all my love!!