Deborah Allen

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It was evident from the consultation that Sarah and Seth were going to be a fun couple to photograph. It is heart warming the way Sarah and Seth look at each other. Even from the first moments of their consultation, they described their plans for a grey and yellow, sunflower wedding with excitement and a clear vision. And I was thrilled when they chose to have a First Look session! If you don’t already know about this tradition that is making waves in the wedding industry, the First Look is when the groom sees his bride for the first time in her dress. No other witnesses, just the two of them. And their’s couldn’t have been more sweeter. Before their morning ceremony, we met early for their First Look. Or should I say “his” First Look? Seth and Sarah visit the LDS Snowflake, AZ Temple often and he already had the perfect vision. They often rendezvous at a bench in a beautiful courtyard looking out across Snowflake. He wanted the First Look to be the same. And his reaction was priceless.

When planning your wedding, the timeline is crucial. We discuss ceremony time and portrait sessions throughout the day. For Sarah and Seth, their wedding was in one town and their reception was in another.

They opted to have most of the bridal and family portrait taken before the wedding to accommodate traveling and reception set up. Each wedding and timeline is different.

I could photograph these two smiling everyday.

Waiting patiently for them to make their debut as Married!

Mr. and Mrs. Hawley!

The Reception

Sarah and Seth selected the happenin’ naked cake trend with blooming sunflowers.

I didn’t have dancing at my reception. Don’t ask me why because I definitely regret it. But both Sarah and Seth’s families love to dance! It made for a entertaining night of smooth dips and twirls!

Off they go!


Photographer: Deborah Allen


Cake: Leslie Brewer

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