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Mid Century Modern wedding at Mountain Shadows Resort

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

My first feeling when I walked into the brand new Mountain Shadows Resort at the base of Camelback Mountain was of inspiration. The views, the colors (hello teal!), the architecture and overall vibe of the resort is right up my alley. After a private tour of the property with Greg Wirth, catering sales manager, I left knowing I wanted to create photos that were fresh with a mid century modern aesthetic. Think Mad Men without looking costumed. Next step was to take that initial inspiration and turn it into a reality. I can’t stress enough how much I was honored & thrilled & relieved when the super fabulous Jennifer Star of J.Starr Stylized Weddings said “yes!” to becoming my collaborator for this styled photo shoot. Jennifer and I focused our energies on creating beautiful settings in intimate spaces inside the restaurant Hearth 61 as well as a couple little nooks around the resort. It takes a village to put something together like this and I can’t thank everyone enough for participating with their time and energy- see the full list of participating wedding vendors at the bottom of this post. Thank you also to Zeina Reinboldt, catering sales manager, with Mountain Shadows with all her help! Thank you! Thank you and enjoy!

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, ArizonaWedding planner extraordinaire with her three adorable model children.

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort wedding Scottsdale, Arizona

Venue: Mountain Shadows Resort
Planning/Design: J.Starr Stylized Weddings
Floral Design: Avant Garde Studios
Linens: Southwick Linens
Stationary: Idieh Designs
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair & Make Up: Linda Valenzuela
Gowns: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique
Suits: Celebrity Tux & Tails
Cinematography: Ethington Productions

Kim and Jeff’s Elopement at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

I was sitting at home packing for vacation, still sweaty from the gym when my phone rang. It was Kim. She was calling to see if I was available to photograph her wedding… in two hours. Kim and Jeff planned their destination vacation and surprise wedding in an elegant private villa at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. Perched along the side of Camelback Mountain in their secluded and private backyard Kim and Jeff said their vows at sunset. When the ceremony was over before saying our goodbyes I signed the marriage license as a witness and wished them both my best. It ended up being a beautiful little surprise on a gorgeous summer evening. Congratulations Kim and Jeff!

Kim and Jeff text photos to their kids back home in Georgia to show them their wedding.