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Kim and Dexter’s fabulous Skyline Country Club Wedding // Tucson Wedding Photography

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!

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Josie and Phi’s wedding at Skyline Country Club // Tucson Wedding Photography

Josie and Phi have infectious smiles they use early and often – you know in a few seconds just what genuine people they are.  After a great early-morning engagement session with them downtown this past winter, I was really looking forward to their wedding.

It never hurts that I consider early November to be just about the perfect time of year for weddings in Arizona as well – mild days and cool nights, great sunsets…it’s a good time to be outside, and this past Saturday was no exception.

I really like Skyline Country Club – it looks a bit like an atomic-age superhero’s fortress, perched way up high, overlooking the city from the edge of the mountains, with views that your guest will talk about forever.

Hair and makeup ran late, but no harm was done and I got to spend lots of time with Phi.  He hates having his photo taken, but told me he liked how he looked in the engagement session photo for the first time in ages , and thus trusted me on the wedding day.  Once Josie arrived, we made a whirlwind of quick getting ready photos and portraits, and she showed off an amazing ability to look calm and serene when the clock is ticking!

Their ceremony itself was swift and heartfelt, filled with tears and a laughter.  I particularly liked Phi’s expression upon seeing Josie for the first time, descending the steps from the balcony. Everyone was moved by their personal vows and laughed along with them when they forgot the exchange of rings, and came back up the aisle for that, and another first kiss. Thank you Dominic Ortiz for your help as my second photographer!

From there it was a big fun party, and we had a fantastic time with Tony Pacheco of Desert DJs packing the dance floor.  Great food, a lovely setting, and amazing cake (from the chef at Skyline, who makes some incredible pastries – just ask ’em about it!)  The wedding itself had a Dia De Los Muertos theme, so there was plenty of color where ever I turned the camera.   Here are some favorites from our reception slideshow – enjoy!

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