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aaron & sarah // hacienda del sol wedding

This wedding was a little different than my normal approach for most weddings, and for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a rather small and intimate wedding for close friends and family (which I LOVE by the way); second, it’s also my brother’s wedding; third, I absolutely LOVE the Hacienda Del Sol.  They have hands down the best wedding food at any venue in Tucson!  They’ve been engaged for a couple months now and I’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since.  My photographic approach to their wedding was primarily as a guest and photographer second.  Since they kept it simple and sweet, there wasn’t a lot of the traditional “bouquest toss” and other events of the day.  It was nice to attend and enjoy a wedding that was more about the company of each other and family, than the party and plans.  I’m super excited to welcome Sarah in to the family!

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

My grandma always has a camera in hand, and my sister always has a bottle of Aquafina

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Weather was absolutely PERFECT

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

The eyebrow raise, he’s done it ever since he was a little kid

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

My younger and taller brother

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tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

tucson hacienda del sol wedding photographer arizona

Had to include this funny one, just wait for it :)  My grandpa, if you couldn’t tell . . .

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Briana & Ricardo | Hacienda Del Sol Tucson Arizona Wedding

Awesomefragilistic. OK maybe that’s not a word, but I was trying to think of something hip and cool to describe how cool this wedding was! Brianna & Ricardo are the worlds coolest newlyweds right now. So if you see them, make sure you get their autograph. I’ve had such an awesome time working with both of them and feel honored to have been able to photograph their wedding! They traveled from Texas (Tucson is home) for their wedding and picked one of the coolest places in Tucson: Hacienda Del Sol Resort. I shot Melissa & Brad’s wedding here 3 months ago as well for all of you blog stalkers that can remember :)

I knew this would be a fun wedding when we met for the first time back in December for their totally awesome engagement photos. Brianna and the girls started at Gadabout Salon for hair and makeup, then we all boogied over to the resort to get ready, awesome portraits and a party like none other. The week preceding the wedding was very beautiful weather, and we were hit with a scorching day during the wedding. Nonetheless, we had a rockin time and cannot wait to start working on their totally awesome album. Thanks again to the both of you!

For future and potential brides, here’s some info on the wedding:
Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses — Alfred Angelo
Flowers and Linen Rentals — Creative Arrangements by Sylvia
Cake — Busy B Bakery
Guitarist — Dr. Thomas Patterson
DJ — Double Play DJ’s
Mii Sculpture — Paul Pape Designs

WARNING: 50 AWESOME PICS BELOW. If you are at work and don’t have 20 minutes to spare, bookmark now :)

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brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

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brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

Awesome shot grabbed by my assistant Kyle!

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brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

As they were walking away from the ceremony location, I’m here walking backwards grabbing this shot.  10 seconds later, I trip over a small sidewalk lamp and fall flat backwards.  Luckily I was in the shade, and the crowd in the sun, so I don’t know if many people saw it.  I’m still hoping it turns up on YouTube :)

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brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

Another awesome candid by Kyle

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brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

Yes, that moon is real :) brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

Kyle grabbed this one as well, as you can see me in the far right of the frame.  Grandma was triumphal in her dance with Ricardo and is now accepting her applause by the guests :) brianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

All natural light.  Do you think a non-professional can grab these?  NOPEbrianna ricardo hacienda del sol wedding tucson arizona photography

Melissa & Brad | Hacienda del Sol Wedding in Tucson Arizona

I had the awesome opportunity to work with Melissa & Brad for the wedding party this past June.  I shot some engagement portraits of them over 1 year ago before they had their wedding plans finalized, but they ended up “eloping” so to speak and decided to throw a killer party for their family and friends.  This was the first time I had photographed a wedding at the Hacienda Del Sol resort and boy was I pleasantly surprised how quaint and awesome the location was.  Hacienda del Sol provides a very intimate and southwestern atmosphere that I fell in love with really quickly.  Suffice to say its one of my new wedding venues to photograph at.  Combine that with a couple and family that knows how to party and you have one heck of a party :)

I wish I could give props to those who assembled all of the details for the wedding, the wedding cake, food and flowers were just superb.  Some of the best wedding food I’ve eaten to date!  I love how the sun hit the buildings in the late afternoon and there is just so much ambient space on the inside of the courtyard for available light wedding portraits; so relaxed :)   I get to photograph another wedding here next month and I’m totally stoked for this one.  Congrats again Melissa & Brad for an awesome wedding and awesome couple to work with!

Oh ya, almost forgot that they had a TOTALLY rockin’ photo BOOTH!  All the stops were pulled out for this one, there were a couple of shots that are just off the wall, don’t know if I can post on the blog though :)

Check out the vendors here, they all did a fantastic job! Haceinda del Sol

Man, the Red Door Spa was just awesome, have to give them a hands down on coolness :D

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

These girls were just hams all day long, not even kidding, but it was cute.  One of them even offered me money for every picture I’d take that day.

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Got to LOVE this portrait, those windows are hawt

tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

Love the shadows from the posts, the sun and sky were just AMAZING

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

Classic Tucson photograph, can’t get this shot anywhere else in the world

tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

Love the retro look of this shot, the cake was SOOO good . . . mmmm, red velvet is the way to go

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

Yes, it’s a real ring on a real cactus, beat that

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Their ballroom was pretty sweet, Casa Feliz, more like Casa de Fiesta Loco

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Watching the slideshow together, priceless

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

This party was happenin’!  I wish I got the DJs business card, he rocked it the entire night.  This was like 3 days after Jackson passed away, so playing Thriller just meant that much more

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona

Commence CRAZINESS: this is their fam

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tucson wedding hacienda del sol venue photographer portraits photography arizona photobooth photo booth

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