On her wedding day she rode in on a horse! Here's her story...
Ashleigh and Randall had eyes for one another as soon as they met. Randall stopped by her house to do some electrical work and after talking they became friends immediately. Ashleigh was seeing another guy at the time but that relationship faded and died making room for their love to blossom. By February 23rd it was in full bloom and Randall asked Ashleigh to be his girl! During their engagement photo session I loved the smiles that Ashleigh would give Randall every time they were about to kiss. Ashleigh had that same smile on her wedding day. I always have such an amazing time photographing these two! Their lively energy is contagious and their love is sweet and fun. I feel so happy to be the one to document the chapters of their love story. From engagement to wedding day!
They chose the perfect rustic location of Cherry Creek Lodge in Young, Arizona. The day was absolutely perfect with blue sky's and scattered clouds rolling in. The men started the day by lending a hand in setting up hay stacks before getting dressed, sharing a beer, and gathering for photos in the barn. The ceremony site beside the lake added a nice touch of blue to all the natural greens and browns of the landscape. I think the horses liked it too.
Besides a beautiful barn and lakeside view there were great lodge accommodations at Cherry Creek Lodge for this energetic, spunky, fun bride and her bridal party to primp and sip Mamosas.
Before the ceremony started Ashleigh and Randall met for a first look in the barn by the horses. We took some gorgeous photos in the barn after the first look and then Randall headed off to the ceremony start and Ashleigh got on her horse!
The wedding was like a western fairy tale with Ashleigh riding in on her beautiful steed with her delicate lace gown cascading down its flanks under a sky of big billowy clouds.
The ceremony was full of laughter, beautiful ladies in cowgirl boots, handsome cowboys, a stunning bride, heartfelt moments, and an abundance of love.
Love love loved the Bridal Party, the horses, and all of Ashleigh's fun ideas! <3 She even brought a huge beautiful picture frame so we could take some fun ones too! =)
After the Ceremony and lots of pictures the party continued in the lodge and on the back patio where they had live music and lots of intimate and beautiful moments with family and friends!
Ashleigh and Randall, thank you for allowing me to capture these important moments in your lives. As a long time friend of yours Ashleigh, it made all of it more special and important to photograph your wedding day! Randall is your perfect cowboy, patient and calm. Randall, Ashleigh balances you nicely with her “I know what I want and I’m not afraid to say it” attitude. There's no denying by the way Randal looks at you Ashleigh that he has so much love for you! Ashleigh's tears of happiness almost made me cry. I love you guys so much! Kaleo, Breanne, and I were so happy to document your day! Thank you for letting us be a part of it!
A SEDONA ARIZONA, NATIVE WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH LOVE STORIES, FAMILIES, CHILDREN, TRAVEL, NATURE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY.