Hannah+Nick → Flagstaff Wedding Photography
Believe it or not, it snows in Arizona mostly in the northern areas of the state. We get lots of snow, and that’s one of the reasons Matt and I live here. Snow is just so beautiful. Sometimes, Flagstaff will get a random snow storm in the middle of spring, like we did this year in April on the wedding day of our couple, Hannah and Nick. Fortunately, both Hannah and Nick were easy-going and laid-back about the whole situation. Their outdoor ceremony was moved inside and they didn’t seem to mind one bit. I couldn’t have been happier about the snow. I love snow myself, but I also loved the idea of romantic, snow falling shots of the bride and groom.
Hannah and Nick were an ideal bridal couple- the kind we always hope to hire. They were both super fun, easy-going and not at all dramatic. They were so easy to work with and followed our timeline precisely so we had plenty of time to get great photos in without feeling rushed. It was also so cute how they were worried about Matt and I a lot. They offered us drinks on several occasions (we politely declined; we don’t drink on the job) and made sure we had something to eat. Turns out, working with a polite and kind bride and groom means you’ll be working with the same kind of guests and bridal party members. Both Hannah and Nick’s parents were so nice, their friends were good people and everyone was so friendly. Matt and I had a great time being at their wedding. They made us feel like we were attending the wedding of a good friend, not like we were working. Hannah and Nick, can you get married again just so we can be part of your awesome day a second time?!
When I arrived at the salon I thought to myself, “This is going to be quite a day!” Look at that snow!
I love the above left photo of Hannah getting into her dress. It looks like she’s been consumed by her dress as if she fell into some quicksand and all that’s left is her arms. Where’s little Hannah?
Her sister helped her get into her dress and put her veil in.
As soon as her veil was on, her mom got emotional which then caused Hannah to get emotional. Which then caused me to get emotional. I hide it really well though.
I just can’t get over the beautiful architecture the High Country Conference Center has to offer! The bridesmaids are walking down to the ceremony area because it’s just about to start at this point.
I loved witnessing all the cute looks the couple kept flashing at each other throughout the ceremony. It was like they were trying to be serious but wanted to giggle and flirt with each other. I love couples in love!
I thought it was great how everyone was so openly emotional at their wedding. Right before the ceremony, the minister they hired came up to Hannah and told her that he lost her written vows. Other brides may have freaked out but Hannah was just like, “That’s OK!” So, she spoke her vows from the heart and it was great. She started getting teary, as did Nick and the bridal party. Oh, and I got a little teary too. As usual.
I love the piano the High Country Conference Center has.
Just what I was hoping for!
I love this series of the bouquet toss. I always consider it a successful night when I’ve made sure to capture all the action scenes of the bouquet toss.
Oh the Macarena!
OK, so have any of you heard of the song Move It Like Bernie along with the dance move that goes with it? Well Matt and I never had, so when people got out to the dance floor and started doing this dance move we were like, whaaattt?! It doesn’t look like there’s an official video for the song, but if you click here
you can click on some of the first videos that come up if you want to see what the dance move is like. Hannah later told me that it’s based off the movie Weekend at Bernie’s.
How cute are Nick and his mom?
Seriously, look at how happy everyone is! Thank you so much, Hannah and Nick, for having us at your amazing Flagstaff wedding! Congrats to you both.
The awesome vendors who helped make the day a success:
Venue – High Country Conference Center
Photographer – Michelle Koechle Photography
Bride and bridesmaid’s hair – Aveda Red 115 Salon
DJ – Sounds Good! Entertainment
Cake – A Touch of Sugar Bakery