Candise & Chris’ Navy and Rose Wedding

“The waves reflected a glass-like glow on the sand as foam bubbled up at their feet, their hearts content and excited for the next day. Who wouldn’t be, they were going to Disneyland! She thought she couldn’t feel any more elated than she did at that moment as she dug her hands into the powdery sand. She thought. Little did she know that as the salty ocean breeze swirled through her hair, his stomach was in his throat as he waited for the sun to start dipping lower and lower, and the minutes seemed to pass as if in slow motion, under water, until the moment was finally perfect. He took out the most beautiful ring she had ever seen (taking inspiration from her Pinterest board, so sweet) and bent down on one knee in the damp sand below. As he asked her the most important question she could ever answer, her mouth opened in shock and excitedly squealed, “Are you serious?!” He had to ask her a second time through laughter, and she couldn’t say yes fast enough. This was the moment she had dreamed of her entire life, and it was more wonderful than either of them could have imagined. But it gets better! They spent the next day at the Happiest Place on Earth celebrating their engagement, wearing coordinating shirts and “Happily Ever After” buttons. Chris, your timing was impeccable!”

Reliving their sweet engagement story was almost as amazing as getting to show up to celebrate these two on their wedding day, even if it was for a short time! I had booked with Candise and Chris back before I was pregnant, so you can imagine my despair when I found out their big day was within a week of my due date. My heart sank as I remembered our engagement session together and how much love I have in my heart for these two. I gave them the option to stick with me and have my talented associates capture their wedding day, and I’m SO thankful they did! It’s such a blessing to be able to take care of these two throughout and after their wedding experience, even though I wasn’t able to be there for their entire day. And I was feeling well enough to surprise them moments after their ceremony for sunset portraits, which was something I’ll never forget! Happy tears for days! I got to shoot their first photos as husband and wife in the most beautiful light, and it was more than I could have asked for! And flipping through the images captured by my associates who loved on them just as I would have, I could see how joyful and beautiful their day truly was. Candise and Chris, I have nothing but well wishes and happiness for you two, and I’m so thankful that you guys stayed with me! You are two of the sweetest people I know, and I was floored when you gave me the cutest baby clothes (one outfit even had a camera on it) and the prettiest photography mug! Your kindness means more than you could ever know, and I so look forward to seeing what your future holds! Cheers and hugs to Arizona’s most beautiful newlyweds!! #teamCsquared



The Wedding Team

Coordination: Cara with Superstition Manor

Bride’s Gown: David’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Nordstrom

Floral Design: Lena’s Flowers

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Cake Design: Piece of Cake

Hair Stylist: Monique Hebert

Makeup Artist: Eve Rose Glam

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Blue Nile 

Venue: Superstition Manor

DJ: Save This Dance

Photography: Karlee K Photography

Officiant: Weddings To Remember

Catering: Superstition Manor

Paper Products: Shutterfly

Photo Booth: Superstition Manor

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The Gear Used for This Wedding…

Kelly Moore Songbird • ThinkTank Airport Security V2.0

Cameras & Accessories
Canon 5D Mark III (2) • BlackRapid Camera Strap

Flashes & On-Flash Modifiers
Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT (2) •  Canon Speedlite 430EX II • Rogue FlashBender 2

Canon 50 1.2 • Canon 100 2.8 • Canon 24-70 2.8 • Canon 70-200 2.8

Lens Accessories
Canon 67mm Filter • Canon 72mm Filter • Canon 77mm Filter

Lighting Essentials (Natural Light)
ExpoDisc 82mm White Balance Filter

Memory Cards
SanDisk 64GB CF Card • SanDisk 64GB SD Card • Sandisk 32GB CF Card • SanDisk 32GB SD Card

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