Becki & Steve | Engagement | Jerome

I met Becki a few years ago when I was shooting her company’s annual holiday party. She and her friends were a hoot and made the night a lot of fun for me! Sneaking me free drink coupons (which I really didn’t use, but appreciated) and then goofing off during photobooth time. Then I was invited back to shoot last year’s party as well. And that’s where I not only got to see Becki again, but meet her coworker/friend Steve who was visiting from California. They seemed to be a date, even though Becki said they weren’t.

So it wasn’t a surprise at all when she told me earlier this year that they got engaged. I knew right away that I wanted to shoot their wedding no matter what. If you happen to be friends with them on Facebook, you’ll know what I mean. Their public banter back and forth leaves me in stitches most nights.

The engagement shoot was no different. In fact at one point I wondered aloud if they’d already been married for ten years, because the slams and witty retorts were fantastic. I see it as a good sign for these two…they are beyond happy and completely and utterly meant for each other. I think you’ll see that from these photos.

We met up in Jerome and started taking pictures in this hidden away, overgrown courtyard where a local walked by and told us to be careful because of rattlesnakes. We didn’t stay there too long, even if the only thing we fought off were giant grasshoppers.

Here is where Steve is lagging because he took an iPhone photo of some discarded tighty-whiteys….

Julie + Aaron | Engagement | Jerome

When I first met Julie and Aaron and they said their wedding was in Jerome, I was already sold. But then you get to know these two and they are funny, warm and amazing people. Both are teachers and you can just tell how much they care for their students.

We met up in Jerome last Saturday for drinks at Quince and some photos around town. My wife even joined us and we all hung out for a bit before it was picture time.  It was a gorgeous day, monsoon storms had blown through, leaving it nice but slightly muggy out. It all added up to a beautiful sunset at the end of our time and we couldn’t ask for a better sky.

Their wedding will also be up in Jerome on October 6th, which is just a MONTH away now! My first of the fall and I cannot wait to document their story. The wedding is at the Surgeon’s House B&B and it looked like a a beautiful, intimate venue.

Thanks again for the drinks guys and the chili fries…hope you enjoy the images…especially the Wampa one 🙂

Sort of an inside joke, but Aaron is a huge Star Wars fan, has worked at quite a few toy stores…and no…it’s not JUST a snow monster on Empire Strikes Back…it’s a WAMPA!


Julie + Aaron | Engagement | Sneak Peek

Just one from Julie and Aaron’s engagement shoot up in Jerome on Saturday afternoon!