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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Boulders Resort Venue - Scottsdale, Arizona Desert Elopement Photo Story Award

Boulders Resort and Spa Scottsdale Reception Venue Image showing hands clasped arms embracing while kissing

Boulders Resort and Spa Scottsdale Reception Venue Image | hands clasped together and arms embracing one another

With their hands clasped together and their arms embracing one another, Richard and Andrea share their first kiss as husband and wife.

Richard and Andrea traded the sultry sea air of the East Coast for the dry, arid landscape of Arizona in order to commit their lives to one another against panoramic desert views. With their immediate family members in attendance, the bride and groom enjoyed an intimate ceremony at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale

Outdoor Wedding Pic from Boulders Resort, AZ of family members filled with joy and a sense of adventure

Outdoor Wedding Pic - Boulders Resort & Spa, AZ | family members filled with joy and a sense of adventure

These family members — who were clearly filled with joy and a sense of adventure — drove a golf cart through the resort grounds in order to get to the ceremony.

Boulders Resort Scottsdale Venue Image of The bride glancing at her son with a look of anticipation

Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale Venue Image of AZ | The bride glances at her son with a look of anticipation

The bride glances at her son with a look of anticipation and confidence as she begins to walk down the aisle toward her future husband.

Scottsdale Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photo at Boulders Resort of couple holding hands and locked eyes

Scottsdale Wedding Ceremony Photo - Boulders Resort & Spa | holding hands and locked eyes during their ceremony

Richard and Andrea hold hands and lock eyes during their ceremony at Promise Rock at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.

Arizona Wedding Picture at Boulders Resort & Spa w harpist setting the stage with gentle, cascading music

Arizona Wedding Picture - Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale | a harpist set the stage with gentle, cascading music

During the ceremony, a harpist set the stage with gentle, cascading music as family members looked on with smiles. Richard and Andrea, however, seemed to be immune to their surroundings as they said their vows without looking away from one another.

AZ Desert Wedding Photo from Boulders Resort in Scottsdale of The sunset illuminating Promise Rock during the ceremony

AZ Desert Wedding Photo - Boulders Resort in Scottsdale | The sunset illuminated Promise Rock during the ceremony

The Arizona sunset illuminated Promise Rock during the ceremony, which seemed to symbolize the eternal, unbreakable power of their love.

Scottsdale Outdoor Desert Wedding Pic at Boulders Resort of The couple relaxed and at ease

Scottsdale Outdoor Desert Wedding Pic, Boulders Resort | The couple were relaxed and at ease

Throughout the entire ceremony, Richard and Andrea appeared relaxed and at ease — showcasing their natural commitment to each other and their readiness to be wed.

Arizona Desert Wedding Photo from a Scottsdale Ceremony as Promise Rock is hovering in the background

Arizona Wedding Photography - Scottsdale Desert Ceremony | Promise Rock is hovering in the background

With Promise Rock hovering in the background, Andrea pledges her undying love for Richard as she slips his wedding ring on his finger.

Boulders Resort Scottsdale Wedding Picture created as the sun sets behind bride and groom

Boulders Resort Scottsdale Wedding Photographer | the sun sets behind them

As the sun sets behind them, Andrea and Richard take a walk with one another after the ceremony is complete.

Scottsdale AZ Wedding Couple Portrait as Bride and groom are silhouetted in the background at sunset

Scottsdale AZ Wedding Couple Portrait | Bride and groom are silhouetted in the background

The setting sun provided the perfect backdrop for this romantic portrait, in which Andrea and Richard are silhouetted in the foreground. Their wedding day is complete, but the promise of forever lies on the path ahead of them.