Carlson Wedding

July 7th 2018

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On this day, I drove about 2.5 hours away where I ended up Payson, Arizona. It was a very cloudy day but also had the most beautiful lighting I have ever seen for a wedding. The venue was a cabin that the family had rented out, decorated, and set up all themselves. 

The Decor for this wedding was a dream. All the little details and the signs and honestly just everything felt like a photographers heaven. One tip I can give to you when hiring a photographer to do your wedding is create a Pinterest board of all your favorite shots, decor, and theme

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The Ceremony space was very intimate and isolated in the beautiful forest. The details in the arch and in the florals were stunning. When I saw this set up I knew it was going to be the perfect ceremony. As a photographer you do put your whole heart into every wedding but when you walk up and just absolutely vibe with all the decor and set up, it excites you even more.

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The Bride Details she had the cutest dress that she got from LUV bridal in phoenix. It fit her perfectly and she really did look like a fairy tail bride as you will see later. All the gold accessories were the perfect look for the woodsy forest feel. 

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The Girls Got Ready in the upstairs section of the cabin. It was a beautiful open spot where all the girls could hangout and jam to music while getting their hair and makeup done. It was a super cool area and I really do think "getting ready" photos are important to add to your important photos list because they are great memories of you are your best girl friends. 

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This was moments before the ceremony started when all the girls gathered up and prayed together. It was a really touching moment. 

Right before The Ceremony it had started to pour down rain. The bride stayed calm and everyone who was arriving for the wedding joined in to help wash off all the plated and cups. It was awesome to see everyone stop and pitch in but also be so happy doing it. It was still sprinkling when their ceremony started. 

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The groom was facing the other way so that he wouldn't see the bride walking out of the cabin before she was able to walk down the aisle.

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The rain was starting to settle as the curtains opened and the grooms reaction was one of the most emotional reactions I have ever witnessed in a wedding. It was simply beautiful, pure, and raw.

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Father & Daughter | Mother & Son dance 

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The Grand Exit was originally a sparkler exit but the fire department informed the quest that they were not aloud to so they just clapped and used their cell phone light. Still an awesome moment either way. 

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Thanks to @KaliMphtos for letting me second shoot this beautiful wedding.

Amethyst Jonovich