Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Newberry - Payson, AZ

 This was wedding was not just any job for me.  This was so much more than that.  When my cousin Hannah asked me to be the photographer for her very intimate wedding held in Payson, AZ, I was honored {and nervous} and only hoped that I could do it the justice that she deserved.  It is hard to believe that she is the same little girl that I used to spend my summers babysitting, making up silly games out on the front porch to keep us busy!

As a matter of fact, I spent the majority of my childhood with the three special people you see above!  If they weren't at our house, my brother and I were over at their house, eating macaroni and cheese off of scratched up Rubbermaid plates that my aunt swears were clean or jumping on the counter to reach the highest shelf to eat those special chocolate chip cookies, or building the grandest Lego town for hours upon hours!  

 Love them and this weekend only reminded me of just how much I miss being little.  Being together like we were felt just like we did growing up.

And before we get to the wedding day pictures, I have to one of my favorite pictures of my uncle.  He pulled out his pockets right away for this shot...any thing for his little girl!   And what a beautiful wedding he helped to provide. 

The day started off with a run to the store to get the bride-to-be a Mountain Dew!  Girlfriend needed one and somehow it seemed to calm her down {is that even possible?  It does not feel right saying!}.

Hannah's dress was stunning and seriously had the tiniest waist line I have ever seen.  It fit her like a glove.

I feel like the ring shot needs to be just more than the bride and grooms hands wearing their new rings, although I do think those pictures are important too.  But with any wedding that I shoot, I try to use the elements of the location to get a creative shot with the rings, as it represents just where they were on their special day.

Hannah and Will did NOT want to see each other before they said, "I do!", but we did manage to have some fun {without peeking} before we went outside!

Their ceremony was beautiful and performed by my cousin {one of Hannah's older brothers}, while being serenaded by a strings trio.

 After the ceremony, I whisked the newlyweds for some pictures with absolutely stunning views!  Some of them felt like we were on top of the world.  The sky could not have been a more perfect shade of blue!
 Showing off her "Something Blue" with the blue writing on the bottom of her ballet slippers!

This idea was "pinned" by Hannah on one of her boards and as soon as I saw it, I emailed her and told her to bring an old book up to Payson!  Both Hannah and Will were a blast to shoot these shots, they felt like it really got to showcase all of the "sides" and was a great representation of who they really are!  I begged to keep the book for future shoots, it was so fun!

One more of their rings.

Thank you so much for allowing me to play such a BIG part in your very special day {what most of you don't know is that their reception was held in my backyard later that evening, so after the wedding, my mama and I got in the car to drive back down to the valley to help set up for that}! 

I really BIG love you both and look forward to many Christmas Eve's in the future crushing you in a fierce game of Apple's to Apple's! 


  1. These pictures are fantastic! Great job!

  2. Jenni.....you continue to amaze me. What a fabulous summary of the Newberry wedding!

  3. Could these be some of your BEST photos yet??? WOW, they really turned out beautiful, and you were right- that sky could NOT have been a prettier shade of blue. The lighting was just perfect.
    Congrats to the beautiful bride & her new groom!

  4. Man, you have been a busy bee!!!! Love all these wedding photos.