April 12th – in respect to those serving our country

I loved that Melissa and Nick’s wedding honored those that were serving our country. Friends of the couple that couldn’t make it – because they are serving our country in Iraq – were definitely remembered throughout the day – both in the toasts during the evening – and the honor guard that greeting the couple as they left the church. The reception was held at the beautiful Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

Erin and Ryan – April 5, 2008

The McDowell Mountain Marriot proved to be quite the beautiful resort venue for Erin and Ryan’s wedding. Their traditional Catholic wedding was held earlier in the day at Blessed Sacrament Church which has a VERY special place in my heart since that is where my own mother’s funeral was only a few years ago. Regardless, the ceremony and couple were beautiful and the day turned out great. I think my mother was smiling down on me that day.

A very special wedding

I had gotten a call on Saturday the March 29th from a bride named Stephanie saying that her wedding was the very next day at the gorgeous Sassi and that her wedding photographer’s child was sick and in the hospital. She needed to find a new wedding photographer – but quick. I was happy to help. Stephanie was one of the most beautiful brides (inside and out) that I had ever photographed. Her family was wonderful and gracious.