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Jen and Kenyon’s Countrified Fairytale Wedding (By Josh and Kelley)

When Jen and Kenyon sat down with Josh and me (Kelley) in the nearly unbearable Phoenix heat this summer and told us their wedding would be up North at X Diamond Ranch in October, it seemed like a dream.

You mean there’s a land where the sun isn’t constantly blistering hot and the leaves magically change color in the fall? I couldn’t believe it!

Then the day came, and even with all of the breathtaking fall colors and a comfortable temperature of around 70 degrees, it still felt unreal.

It was like a fairytale wedding, an extremely fun, boisterous, and countrified fairytale wedding!

I’m not even kidding, it was perfect! The girls all looked stunning, and they added a bit of country fun with their cowgirl boots (which did an impressive job at doubling as bedazzled flask holders).

The men were the epitome of manliness with their cowboy hats and blue jeans.

Don’t let that immense amount of manliness fool you though, these guys were all big goofballs when it came down to it.

And Kenyon may have shed a small (and very manly) tear or two when he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time.

Can you blame him though? Jen is, and certainly was on that day, a sight worthy of tears of happiness.

Although Kenyon got a sneak peak of his bride before the wedding, the first time their guests laid eyes on her was when she rode up the drive on a horse. Yes, I said horse!

Any woman who’s brave enough to ride a horse in her wedding dress scores extra awesome points in my book, and Jen did it with true country girl style!

As the night went on, the fun continued.

Guests enjoyed roasting and eating way too many s’mores (if there is such a thing as too many s’mores) and had fun snapping photos in the rustic photobooth.

Then, Jen invoked the help of a few bridesmaids in order to complete a quick wardrobe change that would allow her, and everyone else, to REALLY dance the night away!

I think it’s safe to say that this was a wedding for the the books… The books that end, “and they all lived happily ever after.”

Jen and Kenyon, thank you so much for letting Josh and me be a part of your amazingly special day! We wish you the best of luck and love as your countrified fairytale continues.

Click to see more of Jen and Kenyon’s Countrified Fairytale Wedding.

A Baby Story VIDEO: Hayden (By Scott & Breanna)

Yes, that’s right! Radiant Photography has done our second ever Family Video! This one is another Baby Story (see our first here)… and we couldn’t be happier with it.

When Jill and Morgan called us about doing a Baby Story for their soon to be here son, Hayden, I (Breanna) spent several hours on the phone with Jill learning about their family so we could begin working on a story line for their video.

One of the first things I learned was that music IS their life.

Both Jill and Morgan consider music to be one of the finer things in life so when they first started dreaming about what life with their little one would be like, they knew without a doubt that music had a place in there.

(I love these pictures where it looks like he’s rocking out!)

The other thing they unquestioningly know is that little Hayden will be a 49er’s fan by blood. Morgan already has big plans for what football Sunday’s will be like in their house and Jill smiles wide as she watches her husband dream about life with their son.

When we showed up to shoot our final video footage, we got to meet Hayden. And just as we expected, the little guy was already pretty happy with the life he had.  His parents couldn’t be happier to have him around, and he was pretty cool with that.

Alright I’m done telling you about all the things you’re about to see, so now it’s time for the main event… the video. If you want to see more photos you can check them out here.

 

 

***********Here it is, our Baby Story: Hayden***************

Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session (By Josh & Kelley)

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but Josh and I (Kelley) have been shooting newborns left and right!

Okay wait… That didn’t come out right.  What I meant to say is that we’ve been PHOTOGRAPHING lots of newborn sessions.

Not too long ago you all met sweet little Macaley and Landon. Now, we would like you to meet our newest friend and baby model.

Everyone, this is Kylie. She’s the cutest thing ever, isn’t she?

When Kylie’s mom, Julie, emailed me (Kelley) about setting up a newborn session, I was pretty darn excited.

I absolutely love meeting couples with a new baby and snapping some photos in order to help them remember some of their very first days together as a family.

What I didn’t know when Julie emailed me is that we had met before.  In fact, we had likely had in depth conversations circulating around things like the proper use of a semi-colon and whether or not you should use the Oxford comma.

No, we’re not super nerdy literary geeks who met behind the bleachers to discuss the ins and outs of APA Style publication. We were in the same college English class back at ASU, and we even peer-reviewed each other’s papers!

I have to give Julie huge props for her brilliant memory! I knew she looked familiar, but placing a face from a class we had years ago was pretty amazing!

Who would have thought, all these years later, that I would be playing a part in her newborn session? I swear, the world gets smaller every day!

Kylie is such a sweet baby!  Even Josh was amazed by how well she did in front of the camera.

She was calm, quiet, and always ready for the next shot!

Julie, I’m so glad that our paths crossed again so that we could capture some of your first moments as a family of three.

Click to see more of Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session here.

*A big thanks to Jon Farmer for helping us out with this one!

Fawn and John’s real unreal wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

Wow. Just wow is what I said when I heard about all the different aspects that were going to be a part of Fawn and John’s wedding at Condor’s Nest Ranch in Pala, California.

Let me get this straight, your venue has an old barn…

…a very retro trailer…

…old trucks…

…farm animals…

…a green house…

…rickety old store fronts…

…an incredible view…

…a vintage pool area..

 

…and a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

 

Um, I don’t believe you.

That’s just too perfect. Even as I’m looking through the photos again now, I have to pinch myself so I know I’m not dreaming.

Luckily I decided to believe that Fawn and John weren’t pathological liars and were in fact telling the truth, because as you can see I would’ve been eating my words had I argued that such a perfectly vintage and adorable wedding location couldn’t possibly be in existence.

Condor Nest Ranch is definitely a real place, even though you feel like you’re in a dream world when you’re there. Everything moves in slow motion (so you know exactly how significant the moment is), the light is just a bit more glowy to make it feel like a dream from a 90′s TV show, and the people there laugh just a little bit hard and for a little bit longer than in reality (but not in a creepy way).

(Like our Facebook page to tag yourself in some of these photos).

But of course that’s how it felt, it was Fawn and John’s wedding after all! At such an incredibly amazing event, there’s no room for reality!

Not only was the location a product of fairy dust, but the details themselves looked like they were designed with a little help from a fairy godmother… or at least someone with a few spells for mixing perfection and burlap up their sleeve!

As you can see, it was incredible!

Despite the perfection of this wedding, Fawn wasn’t putting in unnecessary stress to make it that way. She was cool as a cucumber as she wandered through the real version of that dreamy world she’d pulled out of her head.

John and Fawn never panicked, freaked out, or any of those scary terms that are often associated with wedding days.

They just hugged, laughed, and danced through it all. It was so wonderful to watch them as they truly enjoyed every single second on their wedding day.

Fawn and John, we can’t tell you how excited we are to see a couple as obviously perfect for each other as you guys are, get married on such an incredible day.

Your wedding was beautiful, your joy was contagious, and the amount of love that your family and friends have for you was evident everywhere. Bottom line, both you and your wedding rocked. Rock on love birds.

Click to see the rest of the photos from Fawn and John’s real unreal wedding day. (photobooth pictures are there too!).

Paige and Josh celebrate the wonderful Robotron (By Scott and Breanna)

I have to admit, when Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them and their dog Robotron, I wasn’t too happy about it.

I know, that’s weird right!? Usually I (Breanna) start off a post by saying something like “When Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them, I was so excited that I actually squealed out loud and had to run to the bathroom because I was going to pee my pants!”.

Well you have to understand, this session was not a normal session. The reason Paige and Josh wanted to have the session is because they’ve recently received some bad news about Robotron’s health so they wanted to capture these last moments with their family all together while they could.

Now you know why I wasn’t super excited to get this call from them. It was different than the normal celebratory photo sessions we typically do to commemorate important times in people’s lives.

Actually, maybe this session wasn’t different at all! We were in fact commemorating their lives and time together, which is a very celebratory thing!

Robotron was still feeling great so we were able to get some great shots of him and Paige playing together as they’ve been doing since he was a puppy…

… as well as some photos and of the whole family cuddling as they’ve so often done together since Josh entered into their duo and made them a fully unstoppable team.

So really, we’re celebrating…. we’re celebrating all the time these 3 have gotten to spend together.

And we’re celebrating Robotron’s awesomeness. Because not only is his name freaking cool, but he is as well.

He was definitely one of the easiest dogs we’ve ever shot. He gave us some cute and playful moments to work with, as well as some posed times where he patiently sat still while we found just the perfect angle after we’d placed him in just the right lighting.

Believe it or not, most dogs don’t really value the significance of what we’re trying to do or respect the fact that we’re working really hard to make them look their best! But Robotron seemed to sense our desperation to get the money shots, so he kindly obliged and bowed to our whims. Thanks dude.

We truly felt honored to get to be involved in such a special moment in Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s lives. This is a beautiful family and we’re so happy we were able to capture them just as they are now. Thanks Robotron, I hope you know that you’re loved and you’ll be missed. You’re one of the great ones. Good boy.

Click to see the rest of Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s great day together, here.