Kristin & Justin united their love in marriage on March 24th, 2017 at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, AZ. Kristin wanted to ensure her BIG day was PERFECT and well organized. We texted, emailed and met up before the wedding to go over the timeline. Once we finalized it, I was looking to capture this special day for both of them even more. Everything was timed nicely and we knew we wouldn't be rushing to get certain images shot.
I arrived at the bridal suite to see the bride getting glammed up surrounded by her bridesmaids, mother, grandmother, sister and friends. They were all hanging out having a GREAT time! Things got a bit emotional once the videographer arrived and asked Kristin some questions about the man she will soon marry. Kristin could not hold back the tears when she was asked "What she loved about him." I look around the room and everyone is in tears! Then, the crying turned to laughter when she recalled the first time she met him and how he ignored her! This is what I enjoy about weddings. I get to witness and capture a roller coaster of emotions. You never know what's coming, you just have to be ready!
I had never taken pictures of a Father's first look! I've been wanting to capture one for a while now and it FINALLY happened! Kristin made it a priority to have these special moments captured with her dad! OMG! I totally shed a few tears! It was such a beautiful moment! I will never forget!
Kristin had a HUGE surprise for Justin! Something he DEFINITELY did not see coming! She had her sister/matron of honor Kari, and myself take him a VERY special gift. We arrive at the groom's suite to find him sitting down chatting away with his groomsmen. Kari ensures no one is sitting by Justin and hands it to him. He looks at us confused and I tell him "TRUST me you will want to open this up ALONE." What you all don't know is, Kristin had scheduled a boudoir session with me and had a beautiful album created. Justin's reaction says it all! SORRY I can't share the images... they are meant for his EYES to see ONLY ;)
The day was going GREAT! Then all of a sudden while I was waiting at the ceremony area, I get word that they had not heard from the officiant. It was a little bump on the road and did not affect the bride and groom one bit. Kristin's brother in law came to the rescue! He was inside the resort on the computer getting ordained online. YES, he stepped up to the plate and married them! Later, the family found out the officiant could not make it because she had a stroke. Hopefully she is having a speedy recovery.
This wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS! THANK YOU so much Millers for allowing me to be your photographer! Your wedding was STUNNING and I enjoyed being able to be a part of your BIG DAY! May God bless you both with a lifetime of happiness!