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Here’s a mini-post from this Sunday’s fantastic wedding and par-tay for Jansan and Travis at Reflections at the Buttes – a really great time with family and friends, on a cool-ish early fall day, set against a backdrop of the mighty Pusch Ridge. Jansan and her sisters were adorable and down to earth, and Travis and his friends made some of craziest, most hilarious dancing shots I’ve taken in a while. I had great help from long-time friend JP Connelly, and welcome a new addition to the team, lighting grip and portrait station man, Chris Roth.
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Austin and Adele’s wedding was a perfectly orchestrated, rip-roaring good time, with a deep warm glow of family love at the core. It was held in Adele’s grandmother’s foothills home, a graceful desert oasis with butterflies and hummingbirds – and a front row seat to the Catalina mountains. The evening felt effortless and looked fantastic, to the credit of Anne Bryan with Creative Events LLC, and Andy DePew with Satyr Entertainment. Anne had the vision for something really special, and with the help of Sunstreet Photo’s Shaun Roby and my multi-talented fiance, Sarah, we made some pictures to remember. Look for a spread in the Fall issue of Tucson Bride and Groom with all the stunning details I can’t show you here!
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Every wedding has a story (some better than others), and this one is particularly worth telling. It starts out in the 70s and sounds a bit like a bad joke: “a Jewish guy walks into a bar in New Mexico…” but while there’s plenty of laughter in this story, it’s certainly no joke. The guy in question was a charming, irrepressible businessman from Chicago with a knack for making friends, looking for a little kid-free respite on a family vacation. Sitting at the bar, he manages to hit it off with another cheerful guy with a big smile and a spark in his eye, this one from Mexico. Before you know it the two are fast friends, exchanging stories and laughs despite the lack of a shared language.
Turns out their kids and spouses clicked too, so cue the montage – two big, loving families spending the next 20 years vacationing together, exchanging kids for international adventures, making a lifetime of memories along the way. Eric and Ana Ceci were both kids in those respective families, growing up together and even dating briefly as coltish youngsters before college and medical residency intervened. Now fast forward another twenty years and they both have raised families of their own, but find themselves single again – and then find each other again.
Some friends – the best ones – you can pick up with right where you left off, no matter how long it’s been. And so it is with these two. Beyond that, this wedding was a reuniting of two great families, this time with an exchange of rings. I’ve been moved at almost every wedding I’ve ever been to, but never more than this one. A shared love and history pulsed through the veins of every toast, every hug, every laugh – and I was honored to be a part of it. The ceremony was officiated by Dennis Kirchoff, who found just the right tone of love and warmth.
With all this spirit, the wedding would’ve been spectacular just about anywhere – but it just happened to be at one of my favorite venues, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, where they know how to pull off a seamless, gorgeous good time. The stunning mountain backdrop never hurts either. It was a perfect temperate day, threaded conveniently between summer rains, with their evening ceremony lit by soft pink sunset light amid a field of lush green. The dancing and festivities lasted late into the night, just starting to transition to after-hours revelry when I left at 1:30 am!
Black Sheep Filmworks’ Stepheny Keith was once again on hand to make amazing video. (I run into her in all the best places!) It’s no secret that I adore Stepheny and her work, and we’d actually had a oft-postponed Scrabble matchup (dork alert!) and spouse meeting scheduled for that very evening before the wedding came up. I’m saving up all my choice words.
Please enjoy these overdue teasers everyone – I’ll have the whole wedding up online in the next few days. In the meantime, friends and family can pre-register to see them here.