Posts Tagged 'Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer'

March 10, 2012
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After this weeks snowy start we were blessed with a gorgeous day yesterday! Melissa & I spent our afternoon on the Northern Arizona University campus photographing  college senior Kati for her upcoming graduation.   She was such a doll and dealt with the mud and melting snow so well.  Here are a few of my favorite photos so far, what a great smile!

February 21, 2012
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We are almost finished editing this gorgeous couples wedding but could not resist showing you a few of their couple photos.  Amy and Rick were such great sports which allowed us to take advantage of  this beautiful winter evening at Flagstaff Ranch.   Check back soon for the rest of their fabulous wedding!

Sedona Wedding Photographer, Flagstaff Wedding Photographer, Scottsdale Wedding Photographer, winter wedding, Flagstaff Ranch Golf Resort, outdoor snow

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Flagstaff Christian Fellowship

Reception Venue: Flagstaff Ranch

DJ & Lighting: Downtown Browne Productions

Cake: Bashas

Florist: Sutcliffe Floral

Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography

February 01, 2012
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Samantha and Stephen were married in Aspen, Colorado at The Little Nell’s famous Sun Deck.  I can’t imagine a more spectacular setting for a wedding.  I remember getting off the gondola and simply just starting at the 180 degree view of the Rocky Mountains.  It was spectacular.  There is a reason that this  mountain range inspired many poets and songwriters.  Looking out, I felt so small, and yet, so inspired.  I looked over to see Kristen, and she just nodded in agreement.  There really are no words, so I hope our photos do it justice.

Samantha got ready at the bottom of the mountain, at The Little Nell resort.  Her makeup artist, from Full Circle, had just spend a weekend with Kevin Costner as his personal makeup artist for a documentary he was filming.  Being one of his biggest fans, I was happy to hear he was gracious and endearing.  The pearls you see were hand selected by Samantha’s dad in Hong Kong, as a gift to Samantha’s mother years ago.  I thought it was perfect that Samantha wore them as a way to remember her dear mother.  The gown was a beautiful Romona Keveza, light and sweet, and reflected Samantha’s personality perfectly.  Anne from Anne’s Alterations did some custom work on the gown, and even made her a custom corset, which was gorgeous!

The wedding on the Sun Deck was perfect!  The Rocky Mountains don’t need any decorations at all, so Dana at Glamorous Occasions decided to emphasis the scenery with garden chairs, small hand tied bundles of peonies and stock and a beautiful white runner for the bride to walk upon.   The reception at The Aspen Mountain Club was flocked with gorgeous champagne linen and romantic candles.  We loved her candle tower and the peony centerpieces, so elegant and refined.  At the reception, the bride’s father gave a speech that had us all in tears.  To be surrounded by so much love was pretty overwhelming.  Thank you Samantha and Stephen for choosing us as your photographers.  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!  ~ Melissa and Kristen

The Little Nell, Aspen Wedding Photography, Mountain Weddings, Outdoor

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Vendors:

Venue: The Little Nell, Aspen Mountain Club

Event & Floral Design: Glamorous Occasions

Wedding Gown:  Romona Keveza

Make Up & Hair: Full Circle

Alterations: Anne’s Alterations

Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography

January 26, 2012
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Kristen and Adam are dear to my heart, in so many ways that I hope this blog post will do it justice.  I met Adam in 2003, when he (and his 13 bicycles :)), became my roommate.  It was a strange thing, one day someone asked me if I wanted a roommate, and the next week a complete stanger moved into my house.  Except, Adam was never a stranger.  Do you ever meet someone and you feel like you’ve known them for a 100 years?  Well, Adam is definitely that person to me.  He was the little brother I never had, but always thought was out there.  I remember when I was a little kid, I would ask my mom if I was adopted, over and over.  She finally asked why, and I said I wanted to find my other sibling that I thought was “out there”.  She laughed, but in all honestly, I really did think that.  He and I became best friends quickly and even more quickly, he was family.

When Adam started to date Kristen, I knew even before he did that she was “the One”.  She was spunky, smart and loved to laugh….a lot!  I just adored her and she quickly became my soul sister.  She and I are one of the 4 founders of our invented adult sorority group called “Chippies”, but that’s a whole different story…:)  Now, like all little brothers, Adam really started to annoy me when he didn’t know as quickly as I did that she was the One, but a couple of years later, it hit him like a ton of bricks had just fallen from the sky.  So, I found myself going to the jewelers with my ‘adopted’ little brother, helping him pick out the perfect setting for his mother’s heirloom diamond.

I was so honored when they asked me to do their engagement photos!  We choose this location, a section of the Arizona Trail,  because this is where they fell in love, spending hundreds of hours over the years in the outdoors of Flagstaff riding their mountain bikes and hiking with their dogs, Cindy and Sapphire.  It was a near perfect day and I really think these photos show their adoration perfectly for one another.  As sedona wedding photographers I was so glad to have my good friends at Sierra Blanco Photography (Tina and Angie) photographed their wedding (I was a bridesmaid!!), so check out their wedding photos on their blog.   I really do wish someone had videotaped my speech.  It was one of my best ones ever, and I don’t mind saying so myself.  :)

Congratulations Kristen and Adam!  I am so fortunate to have you both in my life, and I love you both SO much! ~ Melissa
Engagement Session Aspen

January 22, 2012
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On a beautiful September afternoon in Sedona, Wendy and John became husband and wife.  Melissa and I felt so honored to be their wedding photographers and capture their amazing wedding.  Wendy and Jon were married  atop a ridge in Sedona overlooking the red rocks at Sky Ranch Lodge . Can you imagine anything more magical?  The couple traveled with their families to this amazing outdoor location for a intimate destination wedding.  Wendy had such a gorgeous gown, if fit her perfectly!  All of the floral design by Amy at Bliss floral was perfect for this scenic location.  Amy used beautiful succulents and proteas to add a very rustic and textural feel.

Sedona Wedding Photographer, Scottsdale Wedding photographer, Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Flagstaff Wedding Photographer, New Orleans, Kauai, Lake Tahoe, Aspen

Vendors:

Ceremony: Sky Ranch Lodge

Reception: Agave of Sedona

Catering: Rosalie’s of Sedona

Floral Design: Bliss Floral

Day of Coordinator: Peak Events

Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography

 

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December 28, 2011
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Julee and Ben are getting married next month in Utah, and wanted to squeeze in an engagement session in Flagstaff before their wedding. They chose to have part of the shoot downtown Flagstaff with a urban feel.  The second spot was a more rustic local in the forest on the way to Sedona.  We had a lot of fun finding props and using the ones her parents brought along! What a sweet couple, I absolutely fell in love with them and Julee’s parents that joined us for the session.  Julee’s parents even brought the coolest props like the vintage bench and looked perfect in the woods.  Julee picked out her outfits to perfection and Ben just adored this girl.  Congratulations to you two! ~Melissa and Kristen, Sedona Wedding Photographers, Tangled Lilac

Outdoor engagement session