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I recently met and have gotten to know Jesse and Kyle through my husband. They are such a fun and easy going couple, I was ecstatic when they contacted us to photograph their Flagstaff engagement session. We decided to drive around to a few outdoor locations and utilize the beautiful summer landscape. We timed the start of the engagement session perfectly, the monsoon clouds had just started to move in and we barely got sprinkled on. We ended the session at the top of Mars Hill at the look out point before the entrance to Lowell Observatory. This is a special place for Jesse and Kyle. They often drive up to this view point to relax and reflect on their day. Congratulations to Jesse and Kyle, it was so much fun working with you both! ~Kristen
We asked Jesse and Kyle a few questions about their relationship:
Tell us the story of how you met …
We grew up within a couple miles of each other. Knew of each other in high school because Jesse’s family rented their house to Kyle’s family for a short time. We hung out in Tempe every weekend at a townhouse in Tempe during college and timing was always off. We lost touch and reconnected 4 years later at a wedding in rocky point that we both happened to be in. We’ve been together ever sense.
Tell us about your engagement/proposal…
Kyle proposed to me on our 2 year anniversary in Jerome. We had planned to go and stay for a night to celebrate out anniversary.After we ate dinner at Quince we roamed around the town and ended up waling in the neighborhood of houses that is above the main street around sunset. We were walking and talking and Kyle dropped down on one knee and popped the question and I screamed . We celebrated at the spirit room all night:)
What things do you two have in common and like to do together?
We like going to the Observatory and Lake Mary. We like jumping in the car and going to Prescott, Cottonwood, Jerome, and Sedona. We also like going to new places that neither of us has ever been before. We also enjoy a lazy river or pool kind of staycation in the valley every now and then. We both love music, cycling, our dog Daisy, socializing.
As Sedona Wedding Photographer’s we love to photograph at new locations and venues. Aimee and Matt were lucky enough to have their ceremony and reception at Aimee’s family’s private estate that sits on West Fork in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. The private estate has been in Aimee’s families since 1950 and has always been a special place that she spent many summers. Aimee started off the day by getting pampered with her bridesmaids by Liz and Lindsey from Sedona Beauty Team, everyone looked gorgeous! The ceremony was held under a canopy of trees that overlooked the creek, and hummingbirds danced along the bride’s flowers during her vows. It was truly magical. After the ceremony, we made our way to the creek for photos of the bride and groom. As the water rushed by us, it almost seemed as if we were in a different world. Thank you for having us you two and we’re looking forward to your one year anniversary session next year!
Venue: Private Residence
Hair & Makeup: Sedona Beauty Team
Catering: Babes’s Roundup BBQ
Floral: Bliss Floral
Cupcakes: Urban Cookies
Officiant: Jeannie Carroll
DJ/Entertainment: Jeannie Carroll
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Michelle and Barry were married a couple weeks ago on the spirit song deck at the beautiful L’Auberge de Sedona. The couple both work for Continental Airlines, Barry a pilot and Michelle a flight attendant, and met on a trip to Amsterdam. They instantly knew that they had met someone special! Since they met, Michelle and Barry would escape to Sedona for a few days of relaxing and hiking. So when it came time to plan their wedding they knew they had to have a destination wedding in Sedona. Amy Mills from Bliss Extraordinary Floral created a magnificent bouquet and creek side reception area. The reception area was dripping with beautiful florals, cactus, lights and candles. It made for a romantic intimate setting for the beautiful couple and their out of town guests. Because of Michelle and Barry’s love for Sedona they chose to book a day after session with us. This allowed us the time to take them to many beautiful and scenic locations around Sedona. Our first stop was at the Sedona Airport where we stumbled upon this amazing vintage red biplane. A special thank you to Scott “Scooter” Sibson for allowing us to use his beautiful plane. After the airport we traveled to Los Abrigados and Schnebly Hill to take advantage of both the creek and scenic red rock views. We wish Michelle and Barry a wonderful marriage and hope to see them again soon in Sedona! ~Kristen
Floral: Bliss Extraordinary Floral
Day After Shoot Locations:
Nikki and Scott were married at one of our favorite venues tucked away in Chino Valley, Granite Creek Vineyards. The couple wanted to have a relaxed rustic theme which I think they pulled off perfectly! The beautiful bride Nikki handmade the groomsmen’s boutonnieres, burlap roses, table runners and many other details for their special day. Nikki chose a beautiful light color palette for the wedding. The bridesmaid looked stunning in the pale pink and ivory dresses, and of course the entire wedding party wore cowboy boots! After the ceremony the guests enjoyed dinner and dancing in front of a beautiful old red barn. The evening was absolutely perfect! Congrats to Nikki & Scott!
Two weeks ago, Kristen and Jake set off to photograph a beautiful wedding on the banks of Oak Creek. Kim and Kip were married underneath a canopy of cottonwood trees among friends and family on a perfect Sedona evening. The lawn of Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, is so beautiful and one of our favorite place to photograph. The couple’s theme, Lemon and Limoncello, and the beautiful color, Tiffany Blue, was a wonderful complement to the already lush, green surroundings. The couple’s friend, Connie, handmade all the limoncello for the guests to enjoy during the ceremony. The talented Shawn, of Foster-Wright Floral Designs, made Kim’s gorgeous bouquet and all the floral arrangements which were beautiful hanging from the trees and the arch. Kim weaved several vintage details throughout the day, from her bridal necklace, Kip’s Great Grandfather’s luggage for the cards and a family vintage truck for the get-a-way car.
Wedding Coordinator and Event Designer: Shawn at Foster-Wright Floral Design
Ceremony and Reception: Los Abrigados Resort and Spa
Entertainment: Bobby Russell at Sedona Sounds
Wedding Cake: Oh My Ganache
Hair: Christie Ross at Head First Hair Salon
Makeup: Sedona Makeup
Limoncello Favors: Handmade by Connie Taylor
Elizabeth and Michael were married a couple weeks ago at the beautiful Sedona Rouge Resort & Spa. The couple, along with their coordinator Liz Moler, made the day absolutely spectacular. We started with their first look and couple photos at Crescent Moon Ranch. Crescent Moon Ranch gives you the best of both worlds, the scenic red rocks and the gorgeous green trees and creek. Elizabeth was a absolutely stunning bride, her hair and makeup was done by the fabulous Janell from Tirzah Salon. Her gorgeous dress was accented perfectly by an amazing ivory and purple bouquet from Amy at Bliss Extraordinary Floral.
I always love when a couple chooses to do a “first look”. It is so much fun to watch the couples reaction when they see each other for the first time. Their is so much love, excitement and overall raw emotion! Elizabeth and Michael did not disappoint, they are so in love:)
After we finished the couples first look and photos we headed back to Sedona Rouge for their ceremony and reception. The ceremony was held at the beautiful outdoor courtyard on the Sedona Rouge property. Elizabeth’s adorable children, Faith & Noah participating in the wedding as the flower girl and ring bearer.
After the sweet ceremony guest went to the scenic rooftop terrace for cocktail hour and the couple took time to dine alone before the reception. At the reception guest enjoyed an amazing dinner catered by Reds, dancing and playing board games.
We always ask our couple to share a few things about their relationship and wedding. Below is one of the sweetest proposal stories and other cute things about Elizabeth and Michael. We wish Elizabeth, Michael, Faith and Noah a extremely happy future! Thank you for sharing your amazing day with us! ~Kristen
Do you both have any special traditions that have been incorporated through your marriage?
”Not really, I think we both just try to make each other laugh as much as possible.”
Tell us about your proposal:
”When Mike proposed I remember him saying “you’re perfect, this family is perfect, and I want to be a part of it.” It really meant a lot to me because he included my children and our family from the very beginning.”
What is or are your favorite place(s) to go together?
”We love Sedona, which is why we got married there.”
Wedding Coordinator: Liz Moler
Venue: Sedona Rouge Resort & Spa
Floral: Bliss Extraordinary Floral
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
DJ/Sound: Sedona Sounds
Hair & Make up: Tirzah Salon
Photography: Kristen & associate Jake, Tangled Lilac Photography