Joshua + Jennifer | Payson, Arizona Wedding

A glorious and romantic wedding in the woods. EXACTLY the kind of wedding we are up for and love to shoot. Not to mention, these two crazy kids are pretty much family to Jason and I.

We met Jennifer when she was in high school. I (Jess) have mentored her for years and she quickly became like a little sister to me; someone who just dove right into our crazy family and literally loved us unconditionally inside and out. Jason and I prayed for her, her future, her future spouse and everything in-between that you can think of throughout the course of knowing her. 

So when she came to us to tell us that she found Josh, we just knew that this was IT for her. We walked alongside her while they dated, we got to know him (and LOVE him), we prayed for them, over them, and jumped with glee for them when they got engaged.

When they asked us to photograph the wedding, it wasn't even a second thought in our minds. Being able to capture and intimate day of two people we intimately know is just too sweet for words. They asked all three of our children to be in the wedding. (Flower girls were a top priority for Jen, and little Bravery fit the part with Marley oh too perfectly!) We helped plan, prepare AND joined in the festivities. And while it's particularly challenging to photograph a wedding while ALL your children are in it (it can be done, it's just a challenge!), we wouldn't have chosen to be anywhere else on June 18th, 2016.

We love these two. I could write about all the reasons we love them and why we are excited for their future. They are two special humans who have a rare and extraordinary relationship together. One that constantly points towards Christ, loving others well, and cherishing life's best moments.

Without further ado, (because I've already rambled a lot), here are Josh & Jennifer on their amazingly, stunning, woodsy, forest, cabin wedding day in the trees.

We love you both something fierce. And always will.

*To see their full wedding gallery, please click HERE.

Mother's Day Collaboration with Carte Blanche | Lifestyle

"She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings."

We were so honored to have been asked to collaborate with Carte Blanche for a touchingly sweet Mother's Day shoot. I (Jess) had a special privilege of being IN some of these photos with our sweetest littlest girl too, which made it a really special time for us. 

We loved this idea. We love to honor people, especially hard working mamas who deserve being treated like princesses and doing fun photo shoots for no reason at all. Check out a few from our time with some of the mamas and their kiddos. 

Thank you so much Carte Blanche! Randi, you are a gem and anything you want to collaborate on, we are always IN. Thank you to Sonora Handmade for providing the lovely decor in the background. Such amazing and beautiful work they do!

Kirk + Brittany | Engaged

Adventuring through Cave Creek with these two and their sweet pup was simply the best! They're tying the knot in a small, woodsy ceremony up in Flagstaff this summer, and we are thrilled to get out of this heat and photograph a gorgeous wedding under the trees.

These two are so cute together. We are blessed by their obvious love for one another, their quiet strength together, and how their affection for one another simply leaps out of these photos.

Kirk + Brittney....

Salim + Lara | Engaged

Salim + Lara. *sigh* They are awesome.

We fell in love with them instantly. One of those IT couples who just seem to have IT, even though you can't exactly pinpoint what IT is. They are adorable on every single level, we were swooning at the story of how they met (inside Changing Hands bookstore), where they got engaged (inside the same bookstore) and their future plans for their wedding. It was fitting that we do the beginning portion of their engagement session in the same spot where it all began!

HOW CUTE AMIRIGHT?

Check them out. We started at Changing Hands bookstore, roamed Downtown Phoenix, and got lost in the desrt with the perfect cloudy day sunset. We can't wait to watch them say I Do! These two were a blast to grab dinner with afterwards and we love their love for life. They are a complete perfect match and we are honored to be the ones to capture them. 

Salim + Lara. *swoon*

Sam + Brianna | Engaged

We could adventure with these two all day long! Two hours didn't feel like enough with the fun we had! Laughs all the way, we explored neighborhoods, different corners and hidden spots tucked in-between houses and ended it with an amazing view of Camelback Mountain.

We couldn't ask for better clients you guys. Sam + Brianna were so incredible to work with and it made us so pumped for their wedding day coming up this fall! Stay tuned for those photos; we'll be there dressed snazzy and ready to catch the action! But today? Check out their engagement session fresh on the blog! 

Sam + Brianna and Arizona in all it's glory!