Matt and Michelle met in their first year of law school. During their first semester, they both thought the other one was cute, but never spoke. Michelle ended up breaking the silence one night when they were out at a bar with their classmates and the rest is history. They hit it off, went through law school together, the bar exam and started their legal careers together.

Fast-forward to their engagement and they planned a spring 2020 wedding together. I was so excited -- we shot their engagement shoot with their cute dog Bleu and I was so looking forward to their wedding ... and then COVID hit.

It was a tough call, but they postponed their wedding to the fall of 2020. Then a few months later they had to make another tough decision and postponed it AGAIN to the spring of 2021 -- one full year after their original wedding date.

It was heartbreaking to see them go through this emotional rollercoaster and postpone the most anticipated event of their life again and again. But they are resilient, and I believe these trials only brought them closer and increased all of our joy when their wedding day FINALLY arrived and we were able to celebrate!

These two were fully present and enjoyed their wedding day to the fullest. It was such an honor to witness.
Wedding Planner: Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events // Venue: Royal Palms Resort & Spa // Florist/Decor: The Wildflower AZ // Bridal Dress Shop: Destiny's Bride // Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Destiny's Bride // Hair: Kara Kas-Marogi // Makeup: Linda Wagner with Make-up Butterfly // Stationery: Unika Collections // DJ: JH Soundscapes // Rentals & Decor: Glamour and Woods, La Tavola, Bright Event Rentals // Cinema: Simply Cinema


Equipment used for above photos (film gear for daylight, digital for reception): Contax 645 Film Camera // Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.0 Lens // Zeiss Distagon T* 45mm f/2.8 Lens // Fuji 400 & Portra 800 film // Film developed & scanned by Photovision // Canon 5D Mark III // Canon 50mm 1.2 lens // Canon 24mm 1.4 lens // 2 Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites // MagMod Bounce // 2 Battery Packs // Light Stand with umbrella bracket and cold shoe
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