Amber and Chris || Back Yard Wedding || Phoenix, AZ

Chris and Amber had the sweetest, intimate wedding, and to start it all off, Amber got ready in the home they will live in together! I loved how many treasured memories they were already making in a space they will share together as husband and wife! This wedding was such a wonderful experience for me because not only did I get to meet this adorable couple, but I also got to second shoot for one of my very dearest friends. Chris and Amber, thank you for sharing your special day with me!


Amber's bright, beautiful colors were so fun to work with!


Amber and her father had the sweetest gift exchange after she had finished getting ready, but before she saw her soon-to-be husband. It was like a father's send off and it literally had me in tears. Her dad was such a tender-hearted man and his love for his daughter was overwhelming. I can't believe that I am lucky enough to share in and preserve such priceless moments. Seeing the tender bond these two shared for each other inspired me to go home and love hard on my own children. Love is such a beautifully powerful thing.

This lovely couple decided to do a first look which is one of my favorite things! It is always such an incredible experience to witness and capture the first few intimate moments the bride and groom share together before showing each other off to the crowd. 

The beautiful ceremony was held in their friend's back yard, and the details were amazing! I am just madly in love with the romantic florals on the arch. The way they were gleaming in the sun was absolutely marvelous. The wedding was officiated by the groom's best friend and owner of this lovely establishment. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, their intimate gathering of family and close friends was such a special experience to be a part of. So much love was felt for these two newly weds by all who were there to support this new union.

I only have one word: BBQ food truck! (oops that is definitely three words...) Let me just talk about not only how fun this was, but how insanely delicious!! This was comfort food to the max and there is nothing like sitting outside on a warm night eating good food with great people. 

Even the condiments were beautiful!