You guys, wow, wow, wow. Ashley and Chase's wedding was one for the books! One of the most beautiful wedding venues (in my humble opinion) in Phoenix just opened a brand new wedding space, The Herb Garden at El Chorro, and Ashley and Chase were the very first couple to be married there with a view of Camelback mountain and the beautiful green trees surrounding them. The love between these two was palpable the entire day, and they were up for anything I suggested, so we were able to capture an insane amount of beautiful portraits...as well as so many heartfelt moments between them and their families. And not for nothin' but these two can TEAR UP a dance floor! Prepare to be delighted!!
Ashley and Chase got ready in the same house but on different sides, and they successfully never saw each other the whole morning! I was super impressed, and it was sooo wonderful as a photographer because I could bop back and forth between the two of them!
This wedding space is breath-taking...El Chorro has done such a great job. The walls and greenery make it feel intimate, but you still have a view of Camelback mountain and the beautiful sky. These gates which the bride walked through to Clair de Lune were simply stunning, and the live music that Chase and Ashley chose made for just the perfect ambiance for a wedding. I loved every second!
Short story time! This wedding party was FUNNNNN!! They were cracking me up, and once the dance party started they were all ON THE FLOOR rocking out! I was following the wedding planner to photograph the cake cutting when one of Chase's best men grabbed me and started dancing with me on the dance floor...Just so that I could join in on the festivities! It was my kind of party, so full of laughter and FUN!!! Plus, how adorable are all these people! I want to be all of your friends!
Ashley loved all the green around the venue, so we made me most of it. This beautiful gate came from halfway across the world to witness all the weddings that will take place here.
Not so humble brag... I saw that the light in the parking lot was simply divine, and Ashley and Chase trusted me enough to head out with me... to THE PARKING LOT... for these shots. Between sunset, the back of Ashley's dress and the visible love between these two I think they will still cherish these parking lot photos 30 years from now! I know I will!!
Dat sunset, tho! Wowza!
Annnnd, saved my fave for last... I mean, this is my kind of love... Joyful, full, and wholehearted bliss. Plus Ashley's dimple is my new favorite thing ever...Ahhhh!!!
Oh, what a day! I want to send some thanks to Jennifer Hubbell who came out to second shoot with me since Phil is still in Michigan preparing the Bicentennial Falcon for departure! I had a great day with you! And special thanks to Ashley's friend and fellow photographer Lindy Wadell for connecting us and celebrating the bride with some beautiful photos of her own!