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
I’ve known the Brown family for a long time. During this session I was thinking back to my own wedding when Derrick stood at the alter with my husband as one of his groomsmen. So much as changed since then, and yet, so much has stayed the same. The Brown family will always be interwoven in our lives as some of our closest friends, and acutally, they really are more like family to Grant and I. We’ve watched them start a family and have been so lucky to witness these little angels grow up. We joke amoung our circle that Tamara and Derrick have somehow managed to create “mini-me’s” of each other, the kids resemble their parents so much! Each year I look forward to photographing this family, but, honestly, I always get really, really, nervous before photographing people that I care about so much. I always hope that I can somehow convey through my lens just how much we love them. I hope you enjoy these sweet photos of our even sweeter friends at the beautiful West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon. We were there during the last of the fall colors and it was gorgeous. Thanks for being such great friends to us Tamara and Derrick! I look forward to the years to come! ~ Melissa
Meet Tracy, Greg and little Angus. It’s hard to believe that I’ve known Angus since he was only a few days old and now he’s almost four! I remember Tracy bringing him to a SafeKids Coalition meeting, where we both were volunteers, and how he wrapped his two week old newborn finger around mine. That moment I’ll never forget. Where does the time go? You might recognize Greg if you’re a runner. He’s the genius behind McMillan Elite, a non-profit Olympic development running team based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Kristen and I were fortunate enough to photograph most of their runners for a fun project called “We are Athletes and More“. It was truly amazing to get to spend time with people chasing their Olympic dream. But, back to this family session! The McMillans chose West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon for their family session, and we love the versatility of this place. It has beautiful trees, rock formations, bridges and streams, pretty much a photographer’s dream! It was a bit muddy, but as you can tell from the photos below, Angus preferred it that way!
We’ve always said, that we enter a photo session with clients, but leave with friends, and this family is no exception. My husband and I now regularly enjoy evenings and outings with this wonderful family, and for the last two years, we’ve even spent Christmas day with them! It’s truly a blessing to get to know families as they grow, I love my job so much!