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Notes from recent clients

- Monique C.

"I love KATE and all the work she has done! I love her style and how she captures just the right photo and special memory!"

- Kelli L

"She is incredible at what she does. Very professional, kind, and easy to work with. She's able to capture amazing photos of my three squirrely kids"

- Melanie T.

"If there was one thing my daughter was the most concerned about, it was having her wedding well photographed. Kate delivered & it couldn’t be more perfect."

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A Romantic Sedona Wedding Venue

Are you looking for a wedding venue with an elegant atmosphere to transport you to another time and place? A wedding at Tlaquepaque located in Sedona, Arizona may be the perfect fit for you! The architecture alone makes this venue stand apart as an enchanting and romantic backdrop for your special day.

It’s filled with beautiful archways, stucco walls covered in vining greenery, cobblestone walkways and charming plazas to host your event. There are four different locations on site to choose from for your wedding day. Collin and Natalia held their wedding reception at the Patio De Las Campanas, a dreamy courtyard located at Tlaquepaque.

A Love Story Worth Fighting For

Collin and Natalia have such a beautiful love story! Collin is a lieutenant in the U.S. Marines. Natalia is a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Their service and dedication to our country is an inspiration. Their devotion to one another and understanding of the sacrifices they’ve made make for one powerful marriage ahead of them. It was such a huge honor for me to capture their wedding day.

A Classic Church Wedding Ceremony

Collin and Natalia officially tied the knot and recited their vows with a traditional church wedding ceremony at the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ. The architecture of the chapel will take your breath away and move you in a way that puts it all into perspective.

At the end of the aisle, a large structure of windows floods the space with natural light as a beautiful sculpture of Christ, hung on a cross shaped like a tree looks down upon you. It’s a beautiful location to host your wedding ceremony and remind you of the reverence and spiritual meaning of your commitment to your beloved.

A Wedding Reception at the Patio De Las Campanas

Collin and Natalia moved their wedding reception to the Patio De Las Campanas at Tlaquepaque. Their reception was so elegant and classic. This was such a timeless wedding that the couple will look back on lovingly for years to come.

To honor their service to the country, they did a special cake cutting with a sword! This is the first time I’ve seen this done and I loved it. There’s nothing like adding those special and unique touches anywhere you can to make your wedding day feel more personal.

Collin and Natalia,

Thank you both for the sacrifices you’ve made for our country. If anyone deserves their happily ever after, it’s the two of you! Natalia, you are such a stunning bride. I am so thankful to have the honor of capturing this monumental milestone in your lives. I hope you love and treasure these captured memories for years to come. Congratulations, to the newlyweds!

A Special Thank You to the Wedding Vendors

These special events couldn’t come together so smoothly without a wonderful team of vendors in place. Here’s a special thank you to following Sedona Wedding Vendors who made Collin and Natalia’s wedding day such a dream to be a part of!

Wedding Ceremony Venue: @chapelsedona

Wedding Reception Venue: @tlaquepaqueweddings

Wedding Florals: @blissfloralsedona

Bridal Hair and Makeup: @sedonabeautyteam

Feb 14, 2024

A Wedding Venue Under the Tuscan Sun

As you walk through the doors of Villa Siena you are immediately transported to another place. Can this venue be in Arizona?

Yes! The venue makes you feel like you have flown to ItaIy from the fine detail of the courtyard to the architecture with Roman columns, rounded arches, vaulted ceilings, and acanthus leaves.

I had the pleasure of capturing every detail of Nicole and Kevin’s wedding here in December.

The couple + details

Nicole and Kevin choosing the Villa Siena was just the tip of the exquisite details the couple selected for their wedding day. Starting with Nicole’s dress; an elegant strapless, sweetheart neckline with intricate beaded details with a long train and a beaded veil making one of the most stunning brides I have ever seen. Each bridesmaid wore individual full-length plum-colored dresses with the groomsmen in dark blue suits. The details didn’t stop there, from the cupcake stand to the photos of the parent and grandparents on the bouquet to the table settings, everything was executed perfectly.

A Stunning Wedding Ceremony

Kevin and Nicole officially tied the knot and recited their vows with their family and friends surrounding them in the enclosed and private Piazza Toscana. The Piazza courtyard represents the town square of Sienna, Italy with a stunning freestanding fireplace and gorgeous green shrubs making it an amazing backdrop for a wedding. The colors the bride and groom choose for their wedding complemented the setting perfectly.

A Wedding Reception in the ballroom

The Firezen ballroom is a large space with the perfect ambiance for the fun, dancing, and laughter that was shared that night.

Kevin and Nicole,

Thank you both for choosing me to capture this special day, every detail was exquisite. Nicole, you were a stunning bride. The love that I witnessed while capturing this monumental day I won’t ever forget. I hope you love and treasure these captured memories for years to come. Congratulations, to the newlyweds and the new addition on the way!

A Special Thank You to the Wedding Vendors

These special events couldn’t come together so smoothly without a wonderful team of vendors in place. Here’s a special thank you to the following vendors who made Kevin and Nicole’s wedding day such a dream to be a part of!

Venue Villa Siena @villasienaweddings

Hair Beauty by Mae @hairbeautybymae

MUA Emily Mosby @emilymosbymua

MUA Victoria @vixxenbeauty

Babbo Catering @babboitaliancatering

DJ Marcus Trollmann @djmarcust_phoenixuplighting

Dress Luv Bridal @luv_bridal

Bridesmaids dresses Kennedy Blue @kennedyblueofficial

Suits Men’s Wearhouse @menswearhouse

Feb 14, 2024

Love stories are written in the stars, and on this magical day at Doll Baby Ranch in the heart of Payson, Arizona, we had the incredible honor of capturing the timeless tale of Tyler and Holly. These high school sweethearts embarked on a journey that led them to this rustic haven, where laughter echoed against the breathtaking backdrop of nature’s beauty. It was the most perfect wedding day.

The ceremony had the most gorgeous views, and an open ranch area with a stunning mountain backdrop was the perfect place for Tyler and Holly to say ‘I do”. Every detail was thought out to perfection from the rustic arch made from barnwood to the most beautiful bouquet attached of eucalyptus with white and beige roses. It was a dream of rustic elegance. These well-thought details could be seen throughout the wedding from the chosen wedding colors seen in the flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and the party favor of detailed sugar cookies. Along with the sugar cookies was a dessert bar for guests to partake in after the cutting of the wedding cake. Personalization was seen on many pieces, signs, pens, glassware and don’t forget the signature drinks of rum and coke (the grooms) and the creamsicle ( the brides).

As the wedding guests were arriving, a black jeep came riding up, kicking up the dirt with the groom and his groomsmen, they helped the guests to their seats. And before you know it another jeep pulled up with the bridal party. As the ceremony was coming underway, the most gorgeous bride came up with her grandpa in a white T-bird. Nothing gets to me more than seeing the groom watching his bride come down the aisle. Tyler and Holly did a first touch before the ceremony, where they read a special note to each other. So Holly walking down the aisle was the first time he saw his gorgeous bride.

As the ceremony ended the bride and groom walked out to blowing bubbles by their guest. Now it was time to party. The guests were asked to take a short walk under an outdoor ramada. Formal and bridal party photos were taken. During the golden hour of the sunset, we took portraits of the bride and groom. Of course, the T-bird had to be in it. This setting offered the most gorgeous sunset views.

The night was finished celebrating with family and friends, dancing, drinking, laughing, and loving on this new couple and their future together.

Tyler & Holly

Thank you, for letting us capture your special day! We had so much fun! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Feb 14, 2024

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