Wyatt + Hilary | Spring Blush & Creme Wedding | Part 2

(To see PART ONE of Wyatt + Hilary's Arizona Wedding, Go HERE.)


I had heard from wedding coordinator, Meagan Crain of MC Events AZ, that the details and setting were gonna make our heart swoon a little bit. This is one of those weddings where I showed up to green rolling courtyard of Tucson's hidden wedding venue, La Mariposa, and had a sharp inhale. My eyes got wide. There were sparkly tableclothes set with wooden place settings and classy rustic carved numbers. Their wedding cake was paired with an anniversary cake for their grandparents--celebrating THEIR anniversary on the same day. 

Wyatt + Hilary were a gracious bride and groom. They were eager to get married and deferred so many timeline and organizational pieces so that we could really cover a plethora of moments and get such a wide, diverse story. Their first look moment made me cry. (oh the way they diffused and were so excited about eachother!) Their wedding party was jovial and attentive. Their family was so complimentary. Their friends were crazy. The food was delicious. The toasts were meaningful. And their dance floor rocked. -- Especially when you see what the bride tossed instead of a bouquet as a prank. So. Much. Fun.

Thank you so much for letting us be your storytelling, memory-keeping, sparkler-dodging wedding photographers Wyatt & Hilary! It was a joy to be part of this season with you two!


Wedding Coordinator: Meagan Crain of MC EVENTS AZ // Photographer: Laura K Moore Photography {LKM STUDIOS} // Ceremony Venue: Corpus Christi Catholic Church // Reception Venue: La Mariposa // Scottsdale Wedding Gown Boutique: Marie Gallery // Bridal Hair & Makeup: Gadabout // Bridesmaids Dress: J Crew // Flower Girl Dress: Nordstrom // Groomsmen Suits: Mens Warehouse // Cake: Cakes by Genevieve // Florist: Urban Stems Designs

Joey + Christiana | Motorcycles, Green Trails & Railroads: Milwaukee Engagement Session | Destination Wedding Photographer

A little background...Last May I was in Wisconsin and I never got to share the images from that weekend.

I went to school with Joey in the Philippines 14 years ago. It was incredible to hear pieces of the journey into manhood that has ripened his strong soul since i last saw him. He and his sweetheart Christiana were getting married the day after they graduated college. (Efficient right?! :) Due to crazy schedules we decided to actually shoot their engagement session the day AFTER their wedding. One amazing 3 days of life changing experiences and I got to be a part of it. Watch it unfold before me. Capture the pieces that caught my attention. 

Joey & Christiana wanted to shoot their engagement session in a park where they often went running. The meandering paths amid abandoned railways and the nostalgic buzz of cicadas were still and welcoming. The sheer amount of green and fortitude found in the trees was effortless; everywhere. 

We ended our time out on a bike route that Joey & Christiana often frequented to detox from their studies. Their keen sense of adventure is ripe with expectation and I'm confident that the few fist pumps and longing looks captured below tell a story that has only just begun. | LKM

Jesse + Sam | California Wedding Photographer | Horse Town USA { Inspiration: Country Chic, Pride & Prejudice, Literary Passion & (a dash o’) Baby’s Breath } PART TWO

Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0031{Jesse + Sam | Norco, Southern California | Horse Town USA | Inspiration: Country Chic, Pride & Prejudice, Literary Passion & (a dash o’) Baby’s Breath} If you missed yesterday's PART ONE post of Jesse & Sam's wedding day, go HERE. And so their day continues with unbridled joy... | lkm Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0065i have a new found love and delicate appreciation for baby's breath. :) Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0064

cutest 'tell our story' idea. signs all along the pathway up to the ceremony site where the last sign read, "to be continued"...I don't think i can insist loud enough for couples to really allow their STORY to play a big part in the planning and decorating and celebration of their wedding day. These personal touches made it SO special!Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0055Sam's dad made this entire barn door/wall as an amazing texture and backrop for her wedding! Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0056oh happiness... Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0042 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0043navy blue and white...so classy :) Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0057both Jesse & Sam took time at their ceremony doing things that were really special for them... Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0044 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0050you can't tell it in pictures, but it was one of the COLDEST days of the year. Sam was numb and the girls were shivering so bad. They fortunately stuck hand warmers in their dress pockets! Genius!Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0051 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0052prayers from the dadsNorco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0049 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0046Jesse's dad popped up right as Pastor Jeff said "you may now kiss--" and literally inches away from their face started snapping pictures. Samantha burst out laughing! Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0045 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0047 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0048 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0054 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0058 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0053after the ceremony, we dashed across the street for some quick pictures at the place Jesse first asked to hold Sam's hand....on this exact bench...Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0073 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0033 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0035 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0032and then it was party time! Sam's an english major from www.calbaptist.edu and Jesse's pursuing his masters in Divinity at Duke in North Carolina. Between the two of them, they LOVE books and wanted to incorporate all sorts of personal facets from poets to prophets to pillars of the faith...Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0070mini mason jars...Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0069 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0068more hand made/hand painted boxes with their very own brand.. Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0060 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0061 Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0072fun times!Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0062Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0063favorite reception game... :) Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0059and they were off!Norco-Southern-California-Wedding-Photographer-Country-Chic-Theme-Laura-K-Moore-_0076Jesse & Sam, you guys rock! We love you! Thank you for trusting your special day to us! Thank you for being SO patient for these! SO SO excited to see what the next few years hold for you! And...i definitely can't wait to get some of these memories printed and on your wall and in your hands for you to smile a thousand more smiles over! love thee much! | lkm


Amir + Maribel | Tucson, Arizona Wedding Photographer | Reflections at the Buttes | Inspiration: Pink, Silver, Sparkle | PART TWO

{Amir + Maribel | Tucson, Arizona Wedding Photographer | Reflections at the Buttes | Inspiration: Pink, Silver, Sparkle | PART TWO} If you missed yesterday's PART ONE of A + M's amazing wedding, go HERE! 

After the ceremony, Amir & Maribel grabbed some family shots with their daughter...

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Jasmine sandwich :) Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0039 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0042and then Jasmine BEGGEd to go hit up their BOMB candy 'sweets' table and mom and dad got some sweetheart time to themselves...Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0050the sun sets so stinkin' fast in the winter but when you catch it at that peak golden point, all things glow! Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0045I love these two...Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0043 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0046 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0048 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0047Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0049Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0044Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0035Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0034Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0036 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0052 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0051Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0055Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0054 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0056 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0057 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0058 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0059 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0064 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0063 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0062 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0061 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0060 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0065 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0076 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0075 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0074 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0073 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0072daddy daughter dances make me cryReflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0071 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0070 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0069oh laughter, how you make all things sparkle :)Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0068 Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0067Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0037Reflections-at-the-Buttes-Tucson-Wedding-Photography-Laura-K-Moore_0053


Amir & Maribel, you guys threw such a classy wedding! It was beautiful with fantastic details and whole bunch o' love and energy! I look forward to many more years of memories, parties, children and moments captured with you guys! Blessings! Joy, LKM