Sedona, Arizona has been home to many amazing weddings that we’ve had the privilege of photographing over the years. As a destination wedding photography and videography team, we have spent a lot of time in and around Sedona — which you may think would get a little boring. But it DOESN’T! One of the best things about Sedona is how unique it is. Every wedding we’ve documented is special in its own way and that’s what keeps us coming back for more! Whether we’re trekking out to the desert or enjoying a more modern city-style venue, Sedona always provides what our couples need.
We began talking with Lindsey and Jonathan about their Sedona wedding and immediately were obsessed with the ideas they had, the location (!!!), and the little moments they focused on that made their wedding day in Sedona absolutely incredible. L & J’s wedding day filled with loads of giggles, the biggest hugs, and one beautiful cloud-infused sunset. Stick around to see what I mean!
Hidden between enormous red rocks we found ourselves at the Red Agave Resort in Sedona, Arizona for Lindsey and Jonathan’s wedding day. I was immediately obsessed with the area! It had many different locations for us to shoot at, and gave a truly authentic Arizona vibe. Lindsey thought through every single detail and made this wedding her own, it totally showed! Family was #1 for these two. They wanted to make sure they could be as close to their people throughout the day as possible. I love how their intimate ceremony had guests seated in a half-circle shape, everyone felt like they were right next to the bride and groom! It was so beautiful.
Prior to the ceremony, Lindsey wanted to share a first look with all of her brothers. It was SO sweet, they were hyping her up big time!! She looked absolutely breathtaking in her sleeveless wedding gown. Everything about their wedding day felt natural. Lindsey and Jonathan share a silly, goofy kind of love, and they let their personalities shine through the entire time!
One of my favorite moments of this wedding was the fact that Lindsey walked herself down the aisle, I WAS OBSESSED. Seriously, you do YOU. This is your wedding day so make it your own, whatever that means to you. When Lindsey was walking herself down the aisle she got about halfway to Jonathan when she yelled “I just want to run to you!!!” it was the cutest thing everrrr.
Lindsey and Jonathan’s gorgeous wedding at Red Agave Resort felt romantic, filled with laughter, and was the epitome of a perfect Sedona wedding. Lindsey and Jonathan worked with the scenery and landscape, their decor blended in beautifully and just added a delicate touch of their style to transform the setting.
Lindsey and Jonathan are so cute together. They are literally a match made in heaven!! The two of them could not wait to get to their first look so that they could see each other and spend the rest of the day giggling and loving on each other. I love how Jonathan felt comfortable enough to let his personality shine through on their wedding day. Often, couples get a bit nervous and intimidated (which is TOTALLY normal!!) but when my couples really focus on the moment and let their personalities shine we capture some amazing moments. Jonathan’s silly personality paired perfectly with Lindsey’s kind and smiley character. These two had us laughing along with them all day long!
They stayed true to themselves by keeping their wedding day family-focused. From their favorite people sharing toasts and speeches to the legendary dance party, this wedding day felt like we stepped right into Lindsey and Jonathan’s typical Saturday night! I was also so obsessed with how simple they kept their wedding attire. Lindsey looked gorgeous with a simple silk dress, a lace bodice and a gorgeeeousss veil. And, Jonathan’s navy blue suit looked amazing against the red rocks. They planned every detail perfectly!
Creating a comfortable environment for our couples is #1. Whether we are invited to capture their wedding or asked to photograph a session at a studio, we take the comfort of our clients seriously. For Lindsey and Jonathan’s wedding day, they felt comfortable right away. We create an inviting space where our couples feel like they can 100% be themselves in front of us, and I know we got that from L & J on their wedding day. They absolutely were their true selves and had the best time.
Hearing about our couple’s experience with us is important, we want the memories to be enjoyable, collaborative, and FUN!! Lindsey was the absolute sweetest and even left us a review that meant the world to us, if you’re wondering what a wedding with us as your photographer and/or videographer REALLY looks like, take this note from Lindsey:
“Of all the vendors we hired for our wedding, Riss was absolutely the best of the best. Yes, her photos are absolutely incredible and perfectly captured our wedding – but on top of that Riss has such a calming and beautiful energy that made a huge difference for us on our wedding day. I loved working with Riss and can’t recommend her enough. We will treasure her incredible photographs for the rest of our lives, and I hope to work with her again!”
Working alongside Lindsey and Jonathan to bring their wedding to life through photographs was a true dream. Their amazing personalities and love for one another radiated so much joy. From morning to night, the party was going strong and we are so thrilled to share an inside look at their wedding at Red Agave Resort with you!
Venue: Red Agave Resort
Planning: Willow & Woods Weddings
Photographer: Riss & Steven Photography
Floral: Jazz Bouquet Floral
Rentals: The Event Co & Verve Events & Tents
Hair & Makeup: Carrie Kacen Artistry LLC
Catering: Main Street Catering
Bride’s Spray Tan: BB Tanning
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