Do you know Moriah?
If you’ve lived in AZ for very long, the answer is probably “yes”. It seems like Moriah knows everyone! In fact, every time we show her wedding album at a bridal show, every other girl that stops by points to her photos and says “hey, I know her!”
And to Moriah’s credit, out of all the tons of people we’ve met who know her, none have had a single bad thing to say about her! And how could they?! I mean she’s MORIAH… and since knowing her, that name now represents one of the most caring, friendly, loving, social, wonderful girls I’ve ever met (I’m not even exaggerating).
Needless to say, we feel beyond blessed that we had a chance to shoot her wedding two and a half years ago and to continue developing a relationship with this girl who treats everyone like they are the most valuable person in the world. Who doesn’t want to be friends with someone like that right?!
It would be impossible to talk about Moriah, without mentioning her husband Wes, who treats her like the true princess she is! Okay, I’ve reached a level of cheesiness that I’m highly uncomfortable with… I just couldn’t help it because I could gush all day about these amazing, beautiful people.
(Scottie took these awesome pics of him while I was getting shots of her. You can’t help but notice the way he’s looking at her… I think he loves her!)
(Once you see them you may think that when I refer to them as “beautiful people” I’m talking about them on the outside, but of course I’m referring to all the beauty that’s hiding behind those breathtaking eyes they both have)!
We’ve mentioned before that one of the best parts of our job are the people we meet along the way. We not only gain some great friends through the time we spend with them preparing for their wedding, but we also get to follow them through all the major celebrations in their lives.
Going through the entire wedding process can be a pretty bonding experience, so then to get a chance to see these same people as they begin preparing to be parents for the first time is an opportunity that we feel very honored to have.
All that to say, we were VERY excited when Moriah called us and asked us to do her maternity photos! You would’ve thought we couldn’t have been any more excited… and then we heard about the kind of session she wanted to have and… well she just made our week!
Her goal was to be different than most maternity sessions she sees and also different from the style of photo sessions her and Wes usually have. They have a lot of green grass, sunny, happy pictures (aka the Christmas pictures we did for them this past year) and she thought it was appropriate since she is having a boy to go a little more rustic this time.
Her vision for the session consisted of her wearing a white dress, standing among yellow/dead looking fields and also posing in front of a few rustic looking places. Translation: A freaking cool session that fits PERFECTLY with what we like to do! 🙂 Good job being ridiculously creative, Moriah!
There are a lot of open in fields around Phoenix, but the trick was to find tall, yellow grass. It just wasn’t really happening. Luckily, Wes and Moriah found this cool little fake Old West looking town. We were a little skeptical when we first heard about it, but we should’ve known to trust their opinion… because it ended up being perfect.
We even got a few tall, yellow grass shots there (thanks to the teeny tiny patches that we were able to make look bigger than they actual were)!
Here are some more of our favorites from Wes and Moriah’s session…
So as always, Wes and Moriah, we had a blast with you guys and we feel so honored that you’ve allowed us into your lives and had us there to share in all the biggest moments of your lives. We’re thankful you’ve decided to “keep us around”. 🙂 Congrats on the pregnancy, we’re VERY excited for you guys and we can’t wait to meet little Camden when he gets here!
Click to see the rest of the photos from Wes & Moriah’s Scottsdale Maternity photo session