Kandie + Spencer

I met Kandie while attending college in East Tennessee. I currently live in Denver and she lives in the town where she grew up— Phoenix. I was so excited and honored when she reached out to ask if I would shoot her wedding! She and Spencer are truly some of the most kind and wonderful people I know. I obviously agreed very quickly. I love her and I love Phoenix and I love traveling and I love photographing weddings, it was an obvious perfect match. 

Their wedding was on June 2, 2018 and a very hot day in Wickenburg. (Wickenburg is about an hour outside of Phoenix for anyone not from the area.) Everything about their day went so beautifully. There were several moments throughout the day that happy tears were shed and it was so overwhelming (in a good way). Kandie and Spencer were surrounded by SO many people who loved and supported them. I can honestly say I have never experienced a wedding with so much love and support from friends and family. It was encouraging and so heart-warming. 

One of my favorite parts of the day was when Kandie first arrived to the venue. I think I should back track a little for this story. When Spencer proposed to Kandie he had someone take pictures from a hidden spot. Kandie has no idea those photos were taken and Spencer kept it a secret. He printed them out and framed them and set them in her dressing room. When she arrived to the venue the photos and a note were waiting on her. If that is not the most thoughtful and encouraging reminder of your love, I don't know what is. After starting on that note I knew nothing could go wrong. And nothing did! Before the first look, Kandie shared a note with Spencer. That moment was equally as touching as when Kandie saw the surprise engagement photos. This day was not short of happy tears, I definitely shed a few throughout the day. 

In thinking through what song I wanted to post with this wedding I kept coming back to the song Kandie and her dad danced to, Wildflowers. I couldn't think of a song that better encompassed all the emotions of the day. I still get a little teary when I look at these photos. I had to keep a little box of tissue by my computer during the editing process.