After a hugely successful class reunion five years ago, a group of Oscoda Owls started a yearly get together the first week of August. Part of that group are David and Donna. David and I were friends and became re-acquainted during one of his visits to Oscoda. Four years ago David and one of our classmates, Donna got married. My husband and I enjoy their company very much. We have been out to visit them in Fort Worth, Texas. Last June we joined them in Punta Cana. David asked if we would like to photograph his daughter, Megan’s wedding in March of 2018. We of course agreed. Last weekend we headed out to Scottsdale to do an engagement photo session for Megan and Collin, the bride and groom to be.
We visited the wedding venue, The Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, Arizona. It is an authentic grist mill from Virginia which was moved to its current location in 1999.
The day was bright and warm and the venue provided many opportunities for some beautiful photos.
The inside of the mill is equally as charming.
After a delicious lunch of Barbeque and some walking around in Scottsdale we headed to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix for part two of the shoot.
The Botanical Garden includes 140 acres of desert plants and cactus. There isn’t much that makes me happier than beautiful light and there was an abundance of it there.
Unless it is a unique door that I can incorporate into a photo.
Or a beautiful and colorful piece of art.
Being from Michigan having cactus in the background of my photos is so fun.
Around every corner was a new opportunity for a photograph.
We always offer free engagement sessions with our wedding packages. It gives us a great opportunity to get to know the couple. We really enjoyed meeting Collin and Megan and the rest of their family.
We also enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time in the beautiful state of Arizona. It was just what we needed after our dreary, grey, Michigan winter.
We are counting the days until we can come back and photograph the wedding. Thank you Megan and Collin for letting us be a part of this very special time in your lives.