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Monochromatic Desert Wedding Shoot












Sometimes our vendors have words to describe their shoots that we can’t gather on our own. Read more about this stunning monochromatic wedding shoot from Sarah’s Garden and Brushfire Photography:

From Sarah’s Garden:

“No place on Earth is quite like Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona. A forest of thousands of Saguaro cacti inhabit the base and as you climb, the foliage transitions into Manzanita as you reach sheer rock formations and cliffs, until you reach it’s Alpine summit. The rocks ravaged by wind and erosion stretch out in all directions creating a sensation that if one reached enough momentum, they could launch into flight. The ominous clouds of the seasonal monsoon filtered the sun to cast the most ethereal light, as they rumbled with thunder around the lookout point. As dusk settled, the luminaries created glowing towers to light the way. We styled minimally and soft to juxtapose the hard rock and jutting edges. The colors kept light to blend with the otherworldly landscape.”

From Brushfire Photography:

“The inspiration for this shoot came from the cliffs that overlook the desert below.  You can see for miles and it is so open.  Whenever we sat up on these cliffs we have felt a sense of being up in the clouds high above watching the world below.  We wanted to bring these feeling into a shoot along with a desire to soar higher and explore the sky.  We choose the Lina gown by Jenny Packham because it could catch the wind and lift up in flight. We had planned on a sunny day shoot but as the time drew near, the monsoons moved in and we had the most beautiful clouds moving in all around us, creating such a beautiful backdrop, almost painted into the sky.  It really helped us set the mood for this shoot and we loved the sound of the distant thunder along with the cool crisp air that accompanied the clouds.”

Photography: Brushfire Photography | Styling & Floral: Sarah’s Garden | Location- Mt Lemmon, Tucson AZ | Dress: Jenny Packham from the Dress Theory San Diego | Menswear: J Crew | Coordination: Karen Podrasky of KDP Events | Hair and Makeup: Jessica Fierro | Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders of Graceline Art | Models: Hannah & Matt
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