We are Charleston wedding photographers who photograph weddings all over the world. This wedding at Ramsey Canyon Inn in Arizona has a very special story that we are so happy to share here.
How it all began…
Email from Maria, April 8, 2010: “I was searching the internet for images of things that I loved, to remind me of what it really was. Specifically, I searched Santa Fe, NM, where I grew up; I love Santa Fe…its beauty, its people, the way I remember feeling when I was there. While searching random pictures of Santa Fe, I came across a picture of two people in love, people who captured how I wanted to feel, there in my native hometown. I clicked on the picture, then clicked on the link to the website. This couple was photographed in front of Adelo’s store in Pecos, NM; I remembered going there with my father. They were photographed in a doorway, kissing, her in a short, white dress, the man in a tux. This was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen; this picture captured the feeling that I have missed for so long. This all caused me to go to your website where I found every imaginable emotion of happiness I have and could ever want to feel, captured in moments frozen in time. The dramatic angles and colors in the pictures, your ability to capture people…living, loving, existing, and your ability to freeze them in that single perfect moment in time…amazing. ‘Art’ is nearly an understatement. I visit your sight regularly to remind myself of how beautiful life is and to regain my hope; I fall in love with how you have captured falling in love. Your work has left me breathless.”
Good things come to those who wait
Here we are 13 years later, and Maria has found the love she was searching for. And to our amazement, she remembered us after all these years, and reached out when she became engaged to Justin. Ben and I were unavailable on her date due to a conference we were speaking at. We begged her to change her date, but the date was sentimental to her and Justin. But that was OK, because we have Ryan Zhang, and Ryan absolutely delivered on this unique, intimate wedding at Ramsey Canyon Inn in Hereford, Arizona.
Maria, it is the most wonderful, full-circle moment to be able to add your wedding photos to the very website that gave you hope over a decade ago. Now perhaps YOUR photos will do the same for someone else out there who hasn’t found their Justin yet.
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