Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding | Amber + Kevin

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Tolis

I found this quote to be very fitting of Amber and Kevin’s love; not only because they have been together close to a decade, not only because they are visibly an extension of each other’s hearts, but because they are so incredibly loved by everyone around them.  I have become friends with Amber over the last 2 years through the industry.  She is a hair stylist and has done the hair for various of my shoots as well as my own wedding. I met Kevin at their engagement session and he was the obvious missing piece to the puzzle.  However,  not until I saw them surrounded by their friends and family, did it become perfectly apparent that they are they are the heart in the center of so much love.  I mean… not many couples can put together a 20 person wedding party!

Amber and Kevin got married on November 22, 2015 at the Whispering Tree Ranch in Laveen, AZ in a gorgeous rustic vintage setting.  The day was  perfect 78 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  The venue and all the touches were as simply perfect as the love between bride and groom.

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The bridal suite was so secluded we got some beautiful sunlit shots of the bride getting dressed.  I love natural light!

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Of course I had to include a shot of the bride wearing my bridal shower gift!
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The bride and groom had their first look under a beautiful rustic arch at the venue.  The pure joy in their faces is all the reason to have a first look.  It also allows plenty of time to photograph a 20 person wedding party!Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding first look Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding first look Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding first lookWhispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding first lookWhispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding first look Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding details Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding venue

I will admit this is the largest wedding party I’ve ever photographed.  I think I pretty much rocked it though 😉Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding party - large wedding party Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding party Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding details Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding details

All of Kevin’s groomsmen have been friend’s of his since childhood.  Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding detailsWhispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding details

Loved Amber’s selection of mismatched dresses for bridesmaids.Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding party Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding party Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding party Whispering Tree Ranch Wedding in Laveen, AZ | Lisa d. Photography | Rustic wedding bouquet lifeandlens_0650lifeandlens_0651 lifeandlens_0652lifeandlens_0663 lifeandlens_0657 lifeandlens_0655 lifeandlens_0658 lifeandlens_0656lifeandlens_0659lifeandlens_0694 lifeandlens_0660 lifeandlens_0661 lifeandlens_0662 lifeandlens_0664 lifeandlens_0665 lifeandlens_0666lifeandlens_0667 lifeandlens_0668 lifeandlens_0680 lifeandlens_0670 lifeandlens_0681 lifeandlens_0672 lifeandlens_0673 lifeandlens_0671 lifeandlens_0674 lifeandlens_0685 lifeandlens_0675 lifeandlens_0676 lifeandlens_0684

The warm autumn sunlight poured over the farm fields just outside the venue.  I never wanted to stop photographing.lifeandlens_0679 lifeandlens_0677 lifeandlens_0678lifeandlens_0626lifeandlens_0637

Thank you Amber + Kevin for allowing me the privilege of preserving the memories for your beautiful day.

Contact Lisa d. Photography for your Whispering Tree Ranch wedding at 480-221-5636 or lisad{at}lisadphotos{dot}com.

Thank you to the great contributing vendors:

Venue: Whispering Tree Ranch

Officiant: Melanie Dunmar

Flowers: DIY

Flower Headpiece: Flower Bar

Bride’s Dress: Almond Tree

Groom’s Suit: Macy’s

Catering: Dickey’s BBQ

Cake: Megan Werhanowicz

DJ: Ramma Jamma DJ – Ramzy Saba

Hair and Makeup – All Done Up Salon

Invitations: Zazzle

2nd Photographer: Rachel Boyer Shuman

xox,

Lisa d.

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