I was honored to attend and photograph Kim and Dexter’s wedding this fall at the lovely Skyline Country Club in Tucson. They’re a cute, playful, romantic duo, and a pleasure to spend time with – what more could a wedding photographer ask for? Their engagement session in downtown Tucson last year was so much fun, I could barely wait for the big day itself.
Kim and her cheerfully rowdy bridesmaids got ready at the Arizona Inn, another of my favorite venues, and we had time for a few pics there before heading up to the club, where my longtime photo collaborator JP Connelly was busy photographing the equally comic guys.
Once there, we’d arranged for Kim and Dexter to see each other before the ceremony on the club’s famous spiral stairs. It made for a great moment and great photographs, and we had time to make some fun family portraits before guests started to arrive.
The ceremony itself was filled with laughter and happy tears (and a funny first date handshake-reenactment). There’s a lot of love for these two and it was a moving ceremony to say the least.
Stormy skies had us all a bit worried (and robbed us of an epic sunset), but the rain held off until well after everyone was safely inside and dancing the night away. Everyone had a fantastic time, and I stuck around to the end, running the photo booth and eating the fabulous cake and pastries they’re known for at Skyline!
Hats off to ace wedding planner Rackel Gehlsen, who put her heart into this one as much as any planner I’ve ever seen, and I sincerely believe fixed the weather that day by sheer willpower. Gorgeous flowers (as always) by the lovely Georgianne at Villa Feliz.
Here are some of my favorites from the reception slideshow – enjoy these while we sort and process the rest!