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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!

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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

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January 27, 2012
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Alex & Kenny’s wedding was outside of Flagstaff at the beautiful Foxboro Ranch.  This special couple, with the help of  Kim from KD Event Designs, created one of the most meaningful weddings Kristen & I have ever worked or attended.  This was a relatively large wedding but all the personal touches made you feel like you were at an intimate wedding witnessing something extremely rare and special.  From the wedding gift that Kenny made for Alex, to their creative wedding vows, and their long time friend singing as Alex walked down the isle, let me tell you this was a special day! As Sedona wedding photographers, we adore having a fantastic outdoor space to capture the couple in their environment.  Foxboro ranch allows you to have the amazing scenic outdoors and an elegant but rustic indoor reception. Cheers to the beautiful couple! ~Melissa & Kristen

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Vendors:
Event Design & Planning: KD Event Designs

Floral Design: Glamorous Occasions

Venue: Foxboro Ranch Estates

Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography

Cake: Sedona Sweet Arts

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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

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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 27, 2011
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Kristen and I love Page Springs Cellars & Vineyard, for it’s wonderfully crafted wines and gorgeous scenery, but we loved this location even more for this enchanting Trash the Dress session with our beautiful model, Melissa.  With the vines in full foliage, and Oak Creek invitingly flowing below, it was a perfect place to get some gorgeous bridal photos of this lovely lady.  Melissa is showcasing two gowns, one double layered lace gown with a black sash, and another light and romantic gown with handmade flowers.  Sedona  weddings are always so romantic, Page Springs winery is a perfect venue for your intimate event!

~ Melissa,  Sedona Wedding Photographer, Tangled Lilac Photography

Oak Creek Sedona

Thank you for a lovely afternoon Melissa!

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