Cecily and Quinn *Wedding at Nobuo at Teeter House*

Cecily and Quinn were married in a very intimate ceremony at Nobuo at Teeter House. I love it that their wedding was stripped down to the basics, but without missing any of the elements that make it meaningful and special.

I loved them and their wedding so much that because of it I have started to accept “mini-weddings” which is only three hours of coverage.

For Cecily and Quinn they drove over to the ceremony site together so since there wasn’t a first look, I started with portraits of the bride and groom. We had so much fun and as you can probably tell, I could have photographed Cecily ALL day. I’m sorry but I just had to include all of these.

After the bride and groom portraits together were finished we made our way to meet their families for all of the family portraits and I love this moment when Cecily’s father saw her as a bride for the first time:

Here’s just one of the many family portraits that were taken. Sisters always have a special place in my heart:

All of their guests right before the ceremony:

Quinn watching his bride coming down the “aisle”

Such a special and meaningful ceremony:

Immediately after the ceremony they had an intimate dinner for all of those who attended the ceremony at Nobuo and proved that simplistic decor can be just as beautiful as the more elaborate ones:

Later they had a laid back reception for their closest family and friends in Quinn’s parent’s backyard. So fun!

When I’m having a hard time choosing between too many fun pictures I just stick with the cute kids:

And just one last shot of their beautiful rings:

If you are interested in hiring me for your “mini-wedding”, please email me at cristi@cristiowen.com.
It includes the ceremony, the reception details, portraits of the bride and groom as well as family portraits and another 1.5 hours of whatever you choose (cocktail hour, first dance, cake cutting, some getting ready shots before the wedding, etc). It’s seriously the best!

Nicole and Jamey | Maternity Session

Almost exactly one year ago I photographed Nicole and Jamey’s wedding at the Desert Botanical Gardens and this last week we got to back there for a maternity session. So fun!

I didn’t expect to see them again since they live in Pennsylvania so this was an extra special surprise for me.

I’m so excited for them and I hope I get to meet that sweet baby some time this year.

This is the exact spot where they said I do:

A throwback to their wedding day for a little comparison :)

Dear Nicole and Jamey, it was so special to see you both. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!