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January 19, 2016

Jill and Travis were married this past fall in a beautiful ceremony at San Francisco de Asis church amoung family and friends.  Weather in October can be hit or miss in the high country.  Some years it will be 70F and some years it will be a heavy winter snow storm.  This particular day, we had a mixture of both.  By the time the ceremomy started, the winds and snow started to fall and we were certain that we wouldn’t get any outdoor photos of this sweet couple.  But, by the time we drove up to Snowbowl Resort for the reception, it actually turned out to be the most beautiful day we’ve seen in a long time on the mountain.  The overcast skies seemed to saturate the golden aspens even more and the clouds made for a gorgeous sunset.  Jill and Travis were such a joy to work with and we were so expecially happy that their wedding day was perfect.


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Wedding Team:

Ceremony:  San Francisco de Asis

Reception:  Arizona Snowbowl Resort

Floral Design:  Sutcliffe Floral Designs

Bridal Gown:  La Bella Bridal Boutique in Occoquan, VA

Groom’s Suit:  Jim’s Formal Wear

Bridal Makeup:  Lisa Lorenzo

Bridal Hair Design:  Amy at Bliss 619

Wedding Cake:  Jacqueline Rose Cakery

Entertainment:  Desert Music Entertainment

Shuttle Service:  Flagtaff Shuttle and Charter


October 16, 2015

Maggie and Eric were married at Tlaquepaque in a picturesque chapel right as the sun went down.  Surrounded by candlelight and their closest friends and family, the couple shared their vows and started their life together.  The celebration continued at Timo, a beautiful wine bar in Sedona where heartfelt speeches filled everyone with laughter and tears.  The next day, we met Maggie and Eric at the Briar Patch Inn for more photos and then we chased down the sunset on Schnebley Hill Road.  It was so wonderful to spend time with such a thoughtful and a sweet couple.  Congratulations Maggie and Eric!













Wedding Team

Ceremony Venue: Tlaquepaque Chapel

Reception Venue:  Timo 

Floral Design:  Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Photography:  Tangled Lilac Photography

We were so excited to finally meet little Samuel, but not as excited as his big sister Olivia!  Sweet Olivia has been talking about her new baby brother for months, and it was so adorable to see her face light up when she held him in the studio.  Welcome to the world little man!  We’re so happy you’re here!







July 09, 2015

Amy and Troy met at NAU and had a long friendship before falling in love.  The two currently live in Texas and decided to return to Arizona for their wedding.  Having beautiful memories in Sedona, the couple fell in love with L’Auberge and decided to say their vows on the banks of Oak Creek.  It was a perfect afternoon and evening and we were so blessed to have been there.  Thank you Amy and Troy!  We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!











Wedding Team

Bridal Hair and Makeup: Carrie Kacen

Reception and Ceremony:  L’Auberge de Sedona

Floral Design:  Mountain High Floral

Entertainment:  Downtown Browne Productions

June 30, 2015

Candace and Rajiv fell in love in Gallup, NM while working at the Indian Health Service Hospital.  After dating for four years, Candace, an ICU RN,  and Rajiv, an Internist, were married on the sacred land of the Navajo Nation at the foot of Elephant Rock.  The ceremony was extra meaningful because it was held in a hogan that Candace’s father built for the occasion.   It was so wonderful to meet all their families, some traveling as far as India to attend.  It was such an honor to have been there for this couple and their blending of families and cultures.  Congrats you two!







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June 18, 2015

I know Erica from Canyon Pet Hospital where she is a nurse and helped take care of our Molly during all of her surgeries two years ago.  From that experience, I got to know that Erica is passionate about her job and has a kind heart made of gold.  She and the staff at Canyon are the very reason Molly not only survived, but thrived, all of her surgeries and ultimate leg amputation.  I owe Molly’s health to all of them. Thank you Erica :)   Erica’s coworkers surprised Erica with a gift certificate for a photo session when little Nora was born.   Now that Nora is 6 months old, and summertime is finally here in Flagstaff, Kristen and I finally got to meet the rest of the Pillow clan.

Erica and Mike (who is a Fish Biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service), are parents to not only two adorable human kids, Wyatt and Nora, but also to Boxers Charlie and Ginger, a rescued horse named Joy, a mule named Carlos and eight chickens.  We had a great time hanging out on their beautiful property and playing with the kids and all the animals.

Thank you for letting us create these memories for you Erica and Mike!  We hope to see you all very soon!  (Except not for sick pets Erica :)  ~ Melissa

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