October 11, 2016
Y’all! Get ready for some of the most stunning detail photos and the most bride and groom pictures I have ever taken at a single wedding! Steph and Joe loved taking portraits and of course, I was loving it… especially with a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue like the Spirit Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast. This Arizona wedding venue is located in Patagonia, Arizona surrounded by rolling hills, blue skies, and wide open spaces. It was the perfect retreat for a small and intimate, rustic barn wedding for the couple and their 30 guests. And their details! There was endless amounts of blush, rose gold, creams, and cobalt blue to complete this rustic outdoor wedding.
I absolutely love when my couples decide to do a first look because they typically get 40% more portraits due to the opportunity to explore the wedding venue and without the stress of a strict timeline to adhere to after the ceremony is over. It also helps calm your nerves from all the build up to this day and also allows you to enjoy the moment of him seeing you for the first time freely. It’s the one moment during the day when you actually get to have an intimate alone time by yourselves. Most brides don’t realize that when you come down the aisle and totally SHOCK him with your gorgeous-ness… he can’t even tell you how amazing you look. And Steph and Joe’s first look is so full of love and emotion and their entire day was so relaxed and easy going. And just wait until you see the first look with her father!
We were blessed with beautiful golden sunlight during their first look and portraits and then the storm started rolling in and a rainbow appeared in the sky just we were finishing up. I’m not kidding you… literally 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony, it started down pouring! And then, as if on cue, it cleared up and the sun was shining right as the ceremony was ending and we had the most beautiful sunset for their husband and wife photos. Thank you Stephanie and Joe, it was a pleasure serving you and your families and I am SO excited for part 2 at your reception at the Tucson Museum of Art this upcoming weekend!
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Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue | Spirit Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast, Patagonia, AZ
Wedding Designer and Coordinator | Events by Ellie B
Tux | San Francisco Rag Co.
Makeup Artist | Rolling Vixens Hair and Makeup Artistry, Andrea Clark
Hair Stylist | Toni & Guy, Erin Powers
Flowers | Handmade by the Bride
Officiant & DJ | Kelly Shupe
Photographer | Pure in Art Photography, Assistant: Kimberly Gaiser
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Pure in Art Photography is a Wedding Photographer, Engagement Photographer, Boudoir Photographer, Portrait Photographer, and Destination Wedding Photographer based in Tucson, Arizona. Serving Arizona, including Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Green Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Flagstaff, Sedona. Available for destination travels worldwide. Featured on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Best Tucson Weddings, and Tucson Bride & Groom. Graduate from The International Academy of Wedding Photographers.