katie & denis | 4.18.09 @ stillwell house | tucson arizona wedding photography

You’ll remember Katie & Denis’ awesome engagement photos we took at the very end of last year (in fact, the 2nd to last photoshoot I did for 2008) and since then I had been really looking forward to their wedding.  They are such a fun, genuine couple that are truly in love.  I didn’t know much about their story until Sergio (the best man) gave his wedding speech/toast at the wedding, and what a fun and amazing couple they are!  Sergio, who undoubtedly gave the very best wedding speech (Lib’s was just as awesome as well!) I’ve ever heard in wedding history, insomuch that I really felt like I got to know Katie & Denis so much more and how wonderful a couple they make!  The light throughout the whole day was beautiful (thank you AZ, you’re always kind to me) and it was just a blast to be there with them.  The Stillwell House is always a fun place to shoot at, awesome details, superb staff and awesome food as well!  Thanks again guys for allowing me to work with you both on such a special day, I feel so lucky!

Also. big props to my buddy Sergio, sergiomottola.com, who flew down from Seattle for the weekend and came and shot this wedding with me.  You can see his stuff on his blog!  His style is such a breath of fresh air, he definitely beats to the tune of his own drum and copies no one.

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Wowzers!  This ringshot is near the top of my favs, including their other ringshot you’ll find below!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Loved her hair, isn’t that gorgeous!?

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Fun group of good lookin girls, hard to take a bad pic!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

This should be the cover of a magazine for sure!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Amazing light during the ceremony, gotta love this kind of stuff!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Almost every wedding, the guests will be missing this kind of reaction of the groom when he sees the bride walking down the aisle.  Everyone always looks down the aisle at the beautiful bride (like above), but miss the sweet tender expressions of the groom.

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

There’s the beautiful lighting again, man, it was awesome!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

On technical standpoint, this was my favorite lens of the day.  Gotta love the wide 24L loving, just fantabulous

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Hard to say which one I like better.  But I bounced my flash on Sergio (the photographer) who was off the side, and also held a napkin up near the flash to create this effect.  You don’t need fancy tools to get the job done some times, just some ingenuity :)

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

Love this dance shot, I love how everyone’s attention is all on them!

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

tucson wedding stillwell house venue downtown arizona photography

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5 Comments

  1. Lily
    May 2, 2009 at 1:15 am ·

    Spencer,
    These photos are amazing. I love how you captured the light in all the photos. Thank you for capturing the moments that I hope to never forget.

  2. May 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm ·

    These are fabulous, Spencer. I especially love the shot of groom seeing bride.

  3. Brian
    May 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm ·

    Hi Spencer… I’m Katie’s dad. I’ve been taking photos for years but have never had such control of light, depth of field and focus on subject within surrounding context as you do. Technically I am in awe. Thank you for creating such a great portfolio of images of Katie and Denis’ wedding!

    Brian

  4. May 13, 2009 at 7:02 am ·

    You sir are a photography Machine. One day when the robots take over and enslave humanity, you will live among them in peace because they would not harm another machine. Ha :D

    Definately some great stuff!

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