The storm is coming. It's always been a Brand New yelling point for me, but It's an unfriendly phrase to photographers, a harsh four word reality for the summer months in Arizona, and I was repeating it in my head as I traveled to Mesa for this couple's bride & groom shoot. We spent forty-five minutes, enjoying endless magic light and challenging time, as a brooding storm grew greedy. Eventually, the squall grew impatient, and we were resigned to ending early, it certainly didn't spoil the attitudes of these two.
I've known Whitney almost as far back as my memories go. We'd have super smash brother battles, dabble in criminal mischief, and occasionally shared birthday parties (we were born minutes apart). His intentions are pure, and abiding. His kindness can almost be confused as weirdness, don't get me wrong he has strange moments, but he is one of my most veritable friends, there is simply nothing counterfeit about him. His sweet way was in full effect in the company of his fiance. Hilary spent the afternoon being sought after, as Whitney showed no self-control. Who's to blame him, Hilary has a smile that'll knock you over, and a youthful vibe (see the table full of classic candy), a sort of sauciness that is instantly magnetic. From them, love is illuminated. This is the wedding day of Whitney & Hilary.