May 10, 2017

Charlie and Rachel || A Mogollon Rim and Gilbert, AZ LDS Temple Wedding

Two days before their wedding, Charlie and Rachel met me near Payson, AZ for a First Look and bridal session on the Mogollon Rim. The Rim is amazing! Standing on the edge you can see forever!! It doesn’t feel like you’re in Arizona at all!

The light for their session there was magnificent! We wandered around the picnic ground visiting, playing in the wind with the veil, fixing wardrobe malfunctions (hooray for being in the forest with privacy, lol), and soaking in the warmth!

Everything about Rachel and Charlie’s wedding was inspired by things they saw on Pinterest. Her dress was custom made for her based on a Pinterest dress. The decor, the ring, the games, all inspired by Pinterest! They pulled so many amazing ideas into their wedding celebration!

Charlie’s ring is AWESOME!! The main band is titanium, but then the center is strontium aluminate with flecks of meteorite! And IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!!!! How awesome is that?!

The day of their wedding was WINDY! From what I’ve heard from photographers all over the nation, it was generally a windy day from coast to coast! But, even bad wind and dust couldn’t put a damper on their beautiful day! Rachel and Charlie were married in the Gilbert, AZ LDS Temple. I’d been by before, but never had a chance to shoot at this GORGEOUS building. Even with the wind the grounds were spectacular!

Rachel and Charlie’s reception was a gorgeous backyard celebration. My jaw dropped when I drove up. This house is gorgeous! It was so perfect for their sweet reception!

Each cake was it’s own unique flavor! The pink cake was strawberry and cream cheese, the blue ombre cake was chocolate, and the yellow cake was snickerdoodle and creme cheese!! So yummy!!


WEDDING DRESS: Custom made by Renae Hellman
GROOM’S APPAREL: Men’s Wearhouse | Calvin Klein
HAIR AND MAKEUP: White Lotus Salon and Spa
GROOM’S WEDDING RING: Patrick Adair Designs (find a discount code on his YouTube channel!)
FLORALS: Flowers by Roo
CAKES: Graceful Cake Creations
CATERING: Jennifer Hall’s Catering

And a huge thank you to Lara Gabrielsen for coming and second shooting the wedding day with me!


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  1. Misty C.

    May 10th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    That car!!! That temple!!! The Rim!! GEEEEZ These are too dang pretty!

  2. Joanna Moss

    May 10th, 2017 at 11:02 am

    OMG those locations are stunning.

  3. Holly Frazier

    May 10th, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Gosh, everything about this was stunning!! The LDS temple was beautiful and their portrait location was amazing! Oh and that ring though!!

  4. Ashley Durham

    May 10th, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    They looked amazing!!!

  5. Courtney Cannon

    May 10th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Love her ring and that car!

  6. Karen Shoufler

    May 10th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Gorgeous images!! That dress and ring are amazing!

  7. Ashley Ziegler

    May 16th, 2017 at 9:16 am

    That first image is spectacular!! Like seriously… so beautiful!

  8. Marquette LaRee

    May 16th, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thank you!! It was one of my favorites! That palm tree alley there is awesome!