Nogales Arizona Wedding| Santa Fe Ranch Foundation| Tucson Arizona Wedding Photographer

As a Tucson, Arizona wedding photographer, I frequently find myself venturing out of the city and into other parts of southern Arizona that I haven't seen before. Back in May, before Arizona became the oven we all know it to be, I ventured out to Nogales, Arizona to assist Misty Hudson of Folly Photography (Please see more of this wedding at http://www.follyphotography.com/) with a Catholic wedding ceremony and a ranch reception. I must admit, I was a little nervous driving out there. I am very directionally challenged and have been known to miss exits. Needless to say, I wasn't too keen of the idea of accidentally crossing the Mexican border given that Nogales, Arizona is so close to the border that there is both an "American" side and a "Mexican" side of the city. Luckily, there are huge signs that you can't possibly miss and it's pretty hard to accidentally cross the Mexican border. 

It was my first time in Nogales, and I loved that many of the houses were embedded in nature. It was also my first Catholic wedding ceremony. I was so in awe at all the traditions and at how involved the congregation were in the ceremony. It was beautiful. This ceremony took place at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.


Getting Ready at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Getting ready to walk down the aisle at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
First Kiss St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Signing the marriage license at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
 This is one of my favorite shots from the day. As a candid wedding photographer, I love to capture those raw joy-filled moments that happen when no one is looking! 

This is one of my favorite shots from the day. As a candid wedding photographer, I love to capture those raw joy-filled moments that happen when no one is looking! 


After the ceremony, the bridal party hopped in an antique trolley car and drove to the Santa Fe Ranch. Pauly and Eric's love for each other and their friends and family was so apparent. This beautiful ranch had so many fields, horses running freely, and the most beautiful house at the top of a hill. 

Antique Trolley Car
Santa Fe Ranch
Santa Fe Ranch
Santa Fe Ranch
 Can we just gush over this cathedral viel for a second? I fall in love with long viels more and more each day. It was the perfect addition to her gorgeous beaded dress. 

Can we just gush over this cathedral viel for a second? I fall in love with long viels more and more each day. It was the perfect addition to her gorgeous beaded dress. 


A house at the top of the hill housed this wedding reception and, let me tell you, it was just BEAUTIFUL. With a gorgeous garden courtyard, an amazing view of the mountains, and a distinct hispanic influence on the interior, I could have stayed in that home forever. 

Santa Fe Ranch
 The guests clapping is always one of my favorite candid wedding photography moment to capture. It's so heart warming to see the bride and groom receive so much support. 

The guests clapping is always one of my favorite candid wedding photography moment to capture. It's so heart warming to see the bride and groom receive so much support. 

  The Sonoita Cafe  catered this wedding. The smell of their food was absolutely drool-worthy. After a delicious meal by them, the couple cut into a cake made by  My Homemakers Haven . 

The Sonoita Cafe catered this wedding. The smell of their food was absolutely drool-worthy. After a delicious meal by them, the couple cut into a cake made by My Homemakers Haven

 Mariachi bands always bring a lively spirit to any celebration! 

Mariachi bands always bring a lively spirit to any celebration! 

The view from the Santa Fe Ranch house

Big congrats to Pauly and Eric on their special day in Nogales, Arizona. I was so honored to have helped capture the day. 


 

Primary shooter: Misty Hudson 

Assistant: Amanda Brooks

2nd Assistant: Mina Hutchison

Please see more of this wedding at http://www.follyphotography.com/southern-arizona-wedding-pauly-and-eric/