Per special requests, the subjects will be called JW (bride) and CC (groom) opposed to their real names. After three days and two nights in Tuscon, Arizona with JW and CC, you will either walk away talking like a cowboy(girl) or with an English accent. Personally, I favor the latter. Just as background information, JW is from the UK. As much as I wanted to embrace England’s style of talking, Julie reminded me that I will have my chance when we visit Europe this June.
Six months ago, I received an email from JW inquiring about New Year’s eve. One week ago, I photographed the happiest and most fun-spirited group of people that I have ever met. As I compose this entry, I am reminded of how much I miss them. *glum*
Anyway, Julie and I flew in from LAX to Tuscon, Arizona on December 30th, 2008. Upon arriving at Lazy K Ranch – where some of the wedding party resided – I was immediately greeted with proffered hands and a beer from two gentlemen – Jason and Thomas. Obviously, it did not take me long to love them already.
After opening a couple of cans, Jason and Thomas engaged in a game of Shuffle Board. It so happens that I just learned how to play the game while on my cruise to Mexico with Julie. Since Thomas was camera shy, I obliged by using my telephoto lens, which captured some gnarly pictures.
Thomas gave a defeated look after knocking one of his pucks into the “10 Off” section.
After a game to 50 points, it was time to get ready for the wedding – they were stuffing the colorful boxes with confetti that will be used for JW and CC’s grand entrance.
This was Becky’s dog and he resided at Lazy K Ranch. This bull dog was ultra friendly and was well-received by everyone.
On that same evening before the wedding, JW had a barbecue at the ranch for her close friends and family.
There’s JW second from the left! They were attempting to make s’mores.
Too hot – ouch!
JW’s wedding party (left to right) – Susannah, JW, Victoria, George, Rachael and Matti
Onto the wedding day! JW and her entourage got ready at the Omni Hotel. She specifically requested for no posed or ceremony images.
A very beautiful Vera Wang wedding dress!
This is Hannah curling hair – so cute!
The following is Maisy – a divine dark fairy!
Throughout the preparation, Hannah was admiring JW.
This was the first time I saw that pink egg spongy device. I am guessing that it serves the same purpose as those triangular white wedges.
While I was focusing on JW, Julie was outside taking some wicked images like the following:
While JW was doing her makeup, she told me that she felt like it was another day at work. I was curious so asked why. JW responded that she’s an actress. I did not think much of it at the moment, until I met up with JW’s father outside the hotel room. He pulled out a copy of “USA Today” and said, “Look! JW’s on the paper today!” I was a little blown away and surely enough, there she was – JW. I was then star struck for a few minutes before I realized that I had to get back to work haha!
Here is Hannah taking another gander at JW…
All ready to go!
When JW walked out of the hotel room, she was greeted with a smile and tears from her father. After the wave of emotions, a series of funny events happened. JW clamped her dress at the door and realized that she left the key inside the room. Once JW’s mom went to the lobby to get an extra set of keys, the bridesmaids realized that they did not shut the patio door. They reentered the room to open the door at the same moment when JW’s mom returned with the spare. Rather than stressing out, everyone just roared with laughter.
Check out her sweet ride! It was a Thunderbird! For some reason, I really adore that round window on the right. So awesome! JW’s father drove her to the church.
Time for the ceremony!
Right after the ceremony, CC – the outrageously handsome groom – got into the driver side and the two of them zipped off!
Arriving early at the reception hall – Stardance – I photographed some details of the tables.
8110 North Scenic Drive
Tucson, AZ 85743
Did you know that Bombay Sapphire is actually clear and not blue? Many people do not know that.
Since JW and CC both attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama and became an actress/actor, having movie covers as table settings was befitting.
The grand entrance! YAY!
JW and CC’s first dance as husband and wife! This was one of my favorite images throughout the day. They both shared such an intimate moment as if no one else was present in the room.
JW and CC’s wedding pie! No worries – they had awesome desserts throughout the evening. I will probably have to make another post just for the foods.
There was lots of dancing, laughing, kissing, hugging and crying. The room was overflowing with emotions!
Counting down…happy new year!
I will make another post with more pictures later to keep it bandwidth friendly. Thank you JW and CC for entrusting Julie and me to photograph your wedding. I truly miss you everyone! I wish I had the luxury to call you all up to have lunch, but that chance will have to wait until I go to England.