Jake + Kristen’s Arizona Wedding
I get to meet so many amazing people through my life as a wedding photographer. Couples find me on Google, Instagram, Facebook, etc. and choose me to photograph their wedding day. Over the course of their engagement, we talk a lot, send a countless number of emails, photograph their engagement session and so on that by the time their wedding day comes around we can call each other friends. Other times, I have people that I’ve known for awhile contact me in regards to photographing their wedding day. And that was the case with Jake and Kristen. Jake, Kristen and I all went to school together from elementary all the way through high school. Kristen contacted me early last year and told me their plans of having a fun and simple wedding at Jake’s family’s river house out in Bullhead City, AZ. They had originally planned to get married at an earlier time but there was some complications with the venue they chose and ended up not being able to have the wedding they planned.
My wonderful assistant, Amy, and I drove out to Arizona on that Friday before their wedding and after getting settled into our hotel on the Laughlin side, met Jake, Kristen and their bridal party at the house for the rehearsal. It is such a beautiful house and the awesome thing about being in the desert is that you have an endless amount of space for photos! They had an old truck on the property and Jake’s dad built the arch where they said ‘I do’ as well as the wooden dance floor that went over the pool. Jake and Kristen have gone to this river house so many times with family and friends and it only made sense that they got married there and added to the memories that they already have at the house.
Their wedding day was flawless and everyone has such an amazing time. Kristen and all of her bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning while Jake and the boys look so handsome. It was such a fun weekend and we had a blast hanging out with the two of them, their wonderful families and friends. Kristen and Jake are two of the sweetest, most caring people I have the pleasure of knowing and it meant so much that they chose to have me capture their beautiful wedding day. I love you both so much and again, congratulations on becoming husband and wife.
A huge shoutout to my awesome second shooter Amy for going on another adventure and photographing this Arizona Wedding with me. And to Emily Riggs Bridal who designed Kristen’s beautiful dress! (www.emilyriggsbridal.com)