Hi and welcome to my online home! I am a photographer located in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm married to my wonderful hubby, Jon, and we have 7 fur babies: Kitty Amazing, Baby Kitty, Petunia, and China, our cats, Hank and Seymour, our dogs, and Junichiro, our hedgehog. Admittedly, Junichiro is more of a spiky baby than a fur baby. I love travel, nutella, donuts, cupcakes, (okay just bring me all the carbs alright?), reading, green tea, soccer, dancing, and soft pillow cases. I love having you, I hope you stay awhile.
The way that Chris looks at Christine… I could barely handle it. He looks at her like she is not just the only woman in the room, but the only woman on the planet. And Christine gazes back at Chris the same way. As they shared their wedding day, they went from tears to laughter and back again. I loved their love for each other so much!
Christine and Chris had their intimate ceremony lakeside at Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, Arizona. Complete with water falls, a beach, and palm trees galore, I thought I had flown to Hawaii. And the interior was even more gorgeous with crystal chandeliers, and couches for hanging out. It was upscale, while at the same time feeling like you were hanging at a friend’s lake house.
Surrounded by their best friends and family they were married in front of a waterfall. As their hands were tied together with lace, symbolizing that they were becoming one, they committed their lives to each other.
And I have to say that Chris and Christine are the sweetest people! They are kind to everyone around them and kind to each other. It was such a joy to be in their presence. And it was clear during toasts, that both sets of parents felt the same way about who their child had chosen as their life mate. It was a beautiful day full of love.
Of course, I couldn’t forget all the gorgeous details that the couple chose. Deep blue was in the flowers, bridesmaids dresses, wrapped around the cake, and on the tables. It popped against the crystal interior and lake front of the venue. And then there was Christine’s dress. Guys, it seriously gave me LIFE. I could have photographed that dress and Christine in it all day. But as the sun set and I finished my final portraits of the sun peaking through Christine’s veil, I released them to go party LOL.
To Christine and Chris: you two have such love for each other. Keep that kindness at the forefront of your marriage every day, and I know that you two will be holding hands and smiling through the rest of your lives. I can’t wait to see your lives unfold together!
Venue: Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse, Gilbert, Arizona
DJ/MC: DJ Traviste
Caterer: Arizona Events Catering
Florist: Deb’s Fun with Flowers
Cake: Lesley’s Creative Cakes
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