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One of the things I love about being a Flagstaff family photographer is watching familes grow up. I remember when these two beautiful twins big brother, Nathniel, was just a small boy and served as the ring bearer in his parents wedding. And now, seeing these two learning how to walk, and loving to play in the forest is one of the sweetest things my heart has seen in a long time. Their mom has the most beautiful style and I absolutely loved the goose rocking ‘horse’, and by the looks on their faces, I’d say the twins loved it too! Thank you for making the drive from Phoenix and thank you mostly for honoring me to watch your family grow. xoxo ~ Melissa
I got to know Leslie and Cy back in 2008 when I first met them for their engagement photos. Cy had proposed to Leslie at Pine Canyon Golf Course and so we did their engagement photos there. The next year, the couple had a gorgeous and fun wedding in Flagstaff. It was my first time with police support to stop traffic for a wedding party shot; I’ll never forget that! After their wedding, Leslie and Cy moved to Las Vegas for work. This summer, they came back to Flagstaff for a visit and I was so happy they called for a family session. We decided, once again, to use the gorgeous backdrop of Pine Canyon, and we also made sure to incorporate the hole that Cy proposed to Leslie! It was a lot of fun meeting their three sweet babies and to hear their journey as a family. It was great seeing you all again and I hope it won’t be another seven years till I see you again! xoxo~ Melissa
As Flagstaff family photographers, we love scouting out new locations, and sometimes, that involves finding locations that are sometimes overlooked. This session, of the fun Naleski family, was at a neighborhood park, the Jim Cullen Memorial Park, locally known as the Tree Park, located in Coconino Estates. We love using locations that are meaningful to families and being that the Naleski’s come to this park regurally, we knew these photos would always be special to them.
We loved that they brought their bikes, and how they embraced that little Grace had a cast from being an adventerous kid. There’s always a lot of laughs doing their photos and this session was no exception. It’s hard to believe that our first family session with the Naleski’s was when little Grace was an infant and Georgia was a sweet toddler. Boy, does time fly!
Julia and Bryan were married at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club in Flagstaff, AZ on a picture perfect day. Julia’s gown was perfection, we loved the mermaid fit and the piles and piles of ruffles. Her vintage inspired updo went beautifully with it and those orange shoes were amazing! Bryan and his groomsmen looked very daper in their suits, and in case you’re wondering, they are all huge Star Wars fans. We laughed until we cried when they all busted out their own light sabers.
Afte the ceremony, we got a golf cart and explored some of the Golf course. The cinder hills are some of our favorite backdrops there, and of course the high grasses and expansive views of the golf course and the San Francisco Peaks! Being Flagstaff Wedding Photographers is pretty amazing. Congrats Julia and Bryan! Thank you for having us at your wedding!
Ceremony and Reception Site: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Sometimes it’s sureal living so close to Sedona. In 21 short miles from downtown Flagstaff, we can be looking at scenery that every time, blows me away. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit there, you know what I’m talking about. And if not, get it on your bucket list.
One of the cool things about Sedona is Oak Creek. In Flagstaff, we don’t have a lot of water, so it’s a real treat to have a running creek so close to home. It’s nice to escape there during our warmer months, and be able to stick our toes into the clear, pristine water or fly fish the native trout. As Sedona Wedding Photographers, Red Rock Crossing is one of our favorite places to shoot. The grounds are diverse, with trees, tall grasses, and of course the creek. Depending on the season, the water could be high or low making for unique photos every time. But, one of the most amazing things, in my opinion, is the breathtaking overlook on the way to Red Rock Crossing. It’s one that many people drive by all the time with out stopping, and definitely off the beaten path. If you ever find your way in Sedona, plan on a sunset stop here.
One of our favorite places to photograph familes in Flagstaff is at Aspen Corner. The gorgeous place is just off Snowbowl Road on your way to the ski hill, and looks great in any season. And summer, well, summer is our favorite three months in Flagstaff when the lupines and sunflowers really pop in photographs. Being a Flagstaff family photographer really is fun, especially when your backdrops are so gorgeous.
We’ve loved getting to know the Martinez family over the years, and especially watching this little munchkin, Harper, grow. She loved being outside and playing in the outdoors. We’ve found that kids really relax when their outside and it’s a great time to plan for family photos. Thanks for trusting us with your memories! Can’t wait to see you again!