from Cameron …
“DeeAnn and Eric pulled together a great Mexican-themed wedding, an event FULL of love, joy and happiness. To create the theme, they had a friend design a burning heart logo for them (wedding logos are great ideas) and then worked the entire theme of the wedding around the logo. They had a special piñata made in Mexico of their logo, used Mexican oil cloths on the gift table, had incredible authentic Mexican food, used papel picados (hanging papers) as decoration, had beautiful paper flowers as decor and even the cups at the drinks station were colorful, not to mention the cute flower girls’ headbands. The location was the perfect backdrop, a beautiful desert home in Tucson with an antique barn. Dee is the co-owner of Sister Creations so the guest favors were awesome lip balms and sunblocks, and matchboxes complete with the wedding logo design. This event boasted a simple theme executed beautifully proving, you do not have to spend a billion dollars to have a themed event! The best part of this wedding was how elated all the guests and family were for Dee and Eric and that showed in the photos.”
The rest of the story from Cameron’s blog … “DeeAnn is the daughter of Phyllis Hogan, who owns Winter Sun, a local trading store, which is in the same building as our new studio. Some time ago, a prominent commercial photographer, Sue Bennett ran her whole operation in this same building, including my little studio. Bennett shot in the gallery of the Flagstaff Photography Center, and had her office adjacent to mine. Tragically, Bennett was killed in a car accident in 2003. The Winter Sun gals knew her because their store backs up to Sue’s studio — plus she was just Sue, everyone downtown knew her. If this is confusing, SORRY, but the point is, we are all connected and I believe we still are–Bennett’s presence is certainly everywhere in this building. I think Bennett was *telling* me to shoot this event– so I did. I found out later that Dee had been on her own tragic journey over the last few years and that this wedding was truly a gift in so many ways: finding Eric, having her friend’s offer their gorgeous home in Tucson as the wedding location, her good friend Gillian as the minister, and having me offer to shoot the event. This wedding was filled with love. EVERYONE was on the edge of their seats with joy for this couple. I loved the Mexican theme they pulled off too… so many great details that made it work.”
Congratulations DeeAnn and Eric from all of us at Style Me Pretty! And a special thanks to Cameron for some fabulous photographs and a very inspiring story!
Cameron and Jamelle’s studio is located in downtown Flagstaff. Cameron is available for commission worldwide and has photographed weddings in Arizona, California, Brazil, Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, Costa Rica, Wisconsin, Oregon and Utah.