Sheraton Crescent Wedding
Ben and Megan – Phoenix Wedding
I posted a few sneak peek images in an earlier blog post but wanted to share a bit more of this wedding story!!
When Megan and I first talked she told me she wanted her wedding to have a country rustic feel. Then she said her locations were the home church and a hotel off I17. That I17 corridor is not the first place you think of when you think country! but WOW did we manage! the spot of green near the home was perfect for a few pre ceremony portraits and the Sheraton Crescent patio was such a lovely surprise! Huge mature trees and twinkle lights and staff that was so attentive – everything a bride would want!
Because I love stories and because I’m a weepy girl – getting ready at home and married at the home church are always my favorite!! A wedding day is an experience – not static images – it’s a feeling, a joy, an anticipation. To see Megan walk out of the house a bride – that’s something you remember! And to see the sun peak out behind the rain just when you want it most – that’s something you remember too!
This wedding was planned as a luncheon on New Years Eve – the timeline allowed us to get creative at the end of the day and visit a local area for Bride and Groom photos. If you’ve never toured Sahauro Ranch Park – I’d recommend it! Take a peak at Katelyn and Andrew’s wedding. This park was built on the grounds were the foreman and ranch hands used to bunk. For Megan I recommended shooting portraits at Manistee Ranch. For years this area was not open to the public but recently the surrounding land was developed and the property featuring the main ranch house was made into a public park. Both locations were at one time part of the same huge ranch! I’ve love to read more on the history of the area and one day plan to tour the inside of that main house at Manistee. I’ve been itching to get over there and shoot and love the photos we got there! Ben is from North Carolina – I think we managed to bring a bit of the south to urban Phoenix!