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Bride and groom kissing on a golf course

What a joy it was to photograph Jerry and Tammy’s Las Sendas Golf Club wedding. These two were put in a stressful situation a week before their wedding day and I was so happy to help them out. Read on to hear more about their big day.

A Beautiful Day for a Las Sendas Golf Club Wedding

This year has been total chaos with Covid and the disruption it has caused in so many people’s lives. We all have felt it in more ways than one. Jerry and Tammy got to experience another level of it the week before their wedding. I received a phone call from Jolyn the wedding coordinator at Las Sendas asking me if I had availability for the coming Saturday (the call was on a Tuesday). I told her I did happen to have the Saturday free. She told me her couple had an emergency in the fact their photographer had to bail on them due to Covid. I can’t even imagine the stress they felt hearing that. Jolyn had called me as I have photographed weddings at their venue in the past and received rave reviews from the clients. We arranged for me to photograph Jerry and Tammy’s wedding which immediately brought the stress level back to normal.

Jerry and Tammy are both in law enforcement and had recently moved to Phoenix from Chicago. Tammy was getting ready with her girls at their house while Jerry was hanging with the guys at Las Sendas. When possible I think it’s a great option for bride’s to get ready in the comfort of their own home. They have access to anything they need. Tammy was in the early stages of the makeup process upon my arrival. Her bridesmaids were also getting hair and makeup done as everyone was excited to their girl walk down the aisle.

Wrapping up all the prep photos, we headed out to Las Sendas. I left ahed of the bridal train to catch up with Jerry and his fellas. We grabbed the normal groom / groomsmen shots and headed to the golf course for a few fun ones of him and his guys. The views offered by Las Sendas are absolutely stunning.

Tammy and her father did a first look which always brings tears to my eyes. The raw emotion from these first looks is so moving. Every time I imagine what it will be like when my daughter gets married one day. After the tears were wiped away, it was time for our couple to prepare for the ceremony. Jerry and his groomsmen had one heckuva of an entrance. With the ESPN football theme playing they came running up to the ceremony site and even broke into a center / quarterback hike. What a way to make an entrance! Tammy made her way up the aisle (no theme music) with dad handing her off to Jerry. Vows were exchanged and time for formals. We made our way around the golf course getting some amazing images of the newly weds.

As the sun set it was time to get our couple ready for the grand entrance! With music blaring, our couple made their way in dancing with Tammy brandishing a pair of drum sticks. I still don’t know where she hid those. The night was filled with dances, toasts, and reception shenanigans. The way it should be. I was so thankful to be able to be a part of their day and help them out. I wish them the very best! Below you will find a few of my favorite photos from their Las Sendas Golf Club wedding.

A small white basket that reads "here comes the bride".

Bride getting her makeup applied.

Bride and bridesmaids wearing matching leggings.

Bride's necklace and garter.

Bride putting on her earrings.

Bride's wedding shoes covered with her veil.

Groom formal portrait.

Bride's wedding dress hanging up.

Mother of bride zipping up bride's dress.

Bride's wedding shoes.

Groom looking at his watch.

Mother helping bride with her veil.

Bride tapping her father on the shoulder for their first look.

Bride holding father after their first look.

Groom and groomsmen running to wedding ceremony.

Groomsmen acting like football players.

Bride saying vows to groom

Bride and groom kissing at wedding ceremony

Bride and groom posing for formals.

Bride and groom standing on golf course green for formals.

Bride and groom holding each other in front of a saguaro cactus.

Groom kissing bride on the forehead for formals.

Bride carressing groom's face.

Bride and groom kissing.

Bride portrait with groom standing behind her.

Bride posing with her bouquet.

Groom hugging bride from behind for wedding formals.

Bride and groom dancing during their grand entrance.

Bride and groom first dance.

Groom dipping bride during first dance.

Bride and groom dancing during wedding reception.

Wedding cake with cactus toppers.

Bride and groom playing the shoe game at their wedding reception.

Wedding rings lit with fairy lights.

 

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