I love, LOVE documenting stories! Usually I focus on documenting families, but occasionally I will photograph weddings, too.
Mary and Billy were referred to me by a mutual friend. I liked them immediately upon meeting them - they are both so laid-back, kind, and fun-loving! At our initial meeting, they described what they wanted for their wedding - a casual, intimate, ceremony solely witnessed only by close family and friends. When they said they really wanted me to photograph their family and friends, and not worry so much about details (i.e., flowers, dress, shoes, etc.) I was really stoked, because I knew that I could focus on capturing the beautiful moments of their special day.
Their ceremony took place on a tiny rooftop at Isabella's Kitchen, a fantastic Italian restaurant in North Scottsdale. With a guest list of about 15 people, it was a beautiful, small gathering of siblings, parents, in-laws and friends. I was prepared for the intimacy of the ceremony but I wasn't prepared how emotional it was going to be. The love and appreciation that Billy and Mary share for each other, and for Mary's 7-year old son Dylan, was so obvious, and really beautiful to watch. I cried buckets the entire time I was photographing!
Congratulations to Billy, Mary, and Dylan on your new little family. You guys are really meant to be :) I wish you the happiest of ever-afters!