December 01, 2016
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Laura and TJ met two decades ago when TJ hired Laura for a job at a video store.  TJ said he hired her because he fell in love with her instantly…her smile, laugh, and beauty immediately stole his heart.  But, he said, it was her kindness, her strength and her boundless love for her family and others that made him love her forever.  Laura and TJ were friends for a long time before they got engaged just two months ago.  And once they realized the beautiful love that had grown between them, they didn’t want to waste any more time.

Originally, this sweet couple was going to get married on the San Francisco Peaks, but scheduling problems with their wedding party changed the plans and Laura and TJ decided to elope in Casa Grande and drove up immediately after for our photo shoot.  It was Veteran’s Day, so traffic was heavy and they didn’t arrive in Flagstaff until just before sunset.  We got some great photos downtown into the night, and the next day headed up to the peaks near Snowbowl for more.

I loved spending time with Laura and TJ and hearing about their love story.  Congrats you two!  Thank you for including me in your special day! ~ Melissa

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