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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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Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, AZ Elopement Photo Story Award

Intimate Ceremony Photography from the Desert Botanical Gardens showing The bride smiles at the groom - officiated by her aunt

Intimate Ceremony Photography - Desert Botanical Gardens | The bride smiles at the groom during the wedding ceremony, which was officiated by her aunt

Caitlin smiles at Andy during the wedding ceremony, which was officiated by her aunt. Caitlin chose the desert oasis spot on the trail so that the couple could say their vows in a place that felt both secretive and elusive. 

Midwest natives Caitlin and Andy decided that the best way to begin their new life together was by escaping to the desert in order to get married in the Arizona sunshine. Their elopement was peaceful, quiet, and personal. The couple was staying at an Airbnb in Phoenix, and after a brief "First Look" at the house, they traveled to the Desert Botanical Garden for a trailside elopement.

Photography from Garden Elopement at an Airbnb in Phoenix as Aunt helping bride getting ready

Desert Botanical Garden - Smaller-Size Wedding Pictures | The bride cries out in delight as she sees her bridal look reflecting back at her

Caitlin cries out in delight as she sees her bridal look reflecting back at her. Her aunt, who helped her get ready for her wedding ceremony, looks on with joy. 

Airbnb Phoenix, AZ Wedding Photography showing bride peaks around the corner, as groom waits patiently

Airbnb in Phoenix, AZ Wedding Photographer | The bride peaks around the corner, as her groom waits patiently with his back turned

The bride peaks around the corner, as her groom waits patiently with his back turned. The couple shared a "First Look" with one another before they went to the Desert Botanical Garden for their ceremony.

Phoenix Arizona Photography from Outdoor Elopement ceremony as bride and groom hold hands during their wedding event

Desert Botanical Garden Wedding Ceremony Picture | Surrounded by tall grasses and illuminated by the warm glow of the Arizona sun

Surrounded by tall grasses and illuminated by the warm glow of the Arizona sun, the bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony.

Desert Botanical Gardens Wedding Venue Photo created as bride grasps the grooms hand for rings

Desert Botanical Gardens Wedding Venue Photography | The bride grasps the grooms hand

Caitlin grasps Andy's hand as she slides his wedding ring onto his finger.

Phoenix Wedding Photography from a Desert Botanical Garden elopement in a Tucked away in a quiet corner along the trail

Phoenix Wedding Photography from Desert Botanical Gardens | Tucked away in a quiet corner along the trail, the bride and groom say their vows in privacy

Tucked away in a quiet corner along the trail, the bride and groom were able to be fully present and immersed in the moment during their wedding ceremony.

An Arizona Elopement Photographer captured The first kiss as husband and wife

Outdoor Wedding Venue Photography -  Phoenix, AZ | their first powerful kiss

Andy and Caitlin share their first powerful kiss as husband and wife.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ Photography of The couple focused on the words of the ceremony and the meaning of the moment

Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, AZ Photography | The couple is focused on the words of the ceremony and the meaning of the moment

Focused on the words of the ceremony and the meaning of the moment, Caitlin gives her husband a glance that shows the love, admiration and pride that she has for him.

AZ Elopement Image of the groom giving the bride's aunt a celebratory hug after the outdoor ceremony

Desert Botanical Garden Wedding Photographers | the ceremony is complete

Once the ceremony is complete, the groom gives the bride's aunt a celebratory hug.