Wedding season is gearing up for the Spring in Arizona and I'm so excited! What a fun wedding to kick off the year!
Seth and Rachel met through mutual friends while attending ASU. They both were involved in sports there and developed a quick connection. On Saturday they were married at Brophy Chapel where both Rachel's parents and grandparents before them were wed. It was a gorgeous day and we had plenty of time for portraits both before and after the ceremony. Because I got so many great shots from this wedding I am going to split it up into two posts so I can share all the great moments. Before I do, I want to give a shout out to Victoria Canada who coordinated the event as well as this fabulous team of vendors:
I knew when I saw the shoes that this wedding was going to be fun.
I love this shot of Rachel's bridesmaids getting her into her dress. They look like they're trying to figure out a really tough math problem.
Seth did some last minute preparations when I came to get him to see his bride:
Originally Seth and Rachel weren't going to see each other before the wedding but I think they were so happy that they decided to do so. They got to connect and love on each other a bit before the ceremony and the portrait time was so relaxed. I love these next few shots of their first reactions to one another:
We spent some time walking around the campus of Brophy and got some really fun shots.
You KNOW from this photo that Rachel & Seth are a hoot. That's right. A HOOT.:
Rachel's bridesmaids were a gorgeous bunch:
I adore how their flowers came out:
The whole bridal party:
My 2nd shooter, Lizzie, hung out with the girls right before the ceremony while I was shooting guests. I have no idea what is going on in this moment but I love love love it.
So many people think that seeing each other before the ceremony will make the moment when the bride walks down the aisle somehow less special but Seth couldn't hold back the tears when he saw his bride coming toward him.
The chapel was very dark and I shot the entire ceremony with my 50mm 1.2 at f1.2 except this one shot that was taken with my 24mm 1.4 at f1.4: