Back in September, we received an email from Laraina Hase, who owns Laraina Hase Photography. She was interested in some information on our rentals, and the more we got to chatting, the more we were excited (and hoping) everything would work out for us to work together. You see, Laraina is based out of South Texas, so we weren't sure if the shoot she was interested in putting together would fit with exactly everything she was looking for and if we would be a good fit with their schedule.
Laraina, and her friend Jenna Bryant (who is also an insane photographer) were traveling to Phoenix specifically for this styled shoot with hopes of achieving a "whimsical southwestern desert" vibe. Laraina explained that Texas has a lot to offer, but they have dreamed of shooting in the Arizona desert for a few years now and were finally getting the opportunity to make this vision come to life. We love that the desert beauty is bringing more and more talented folks to the state to take advantage of our beautiful landscapes.
Since Laraina & Jenna did not live in Arizona, they were using google map to find their dreamy location. Is that dedication or what? Please imagine trying to find a flat terrain based off of what the satellite map on google is showing you. These girls were unreal with their vision and plan, we knew that it was a lot more than just a styled shoot, but more of a passion project that they had really wanted to create together. We really admired the passion behind this one.
The girls literally flew into Phoenix int he morning, picked up a U-Haul, gathered all of their pieces for the shoot (including ours via will call), and hauled everything out to The Paseo; one of our favorite venues in Arizona. As luck would have it, a HUGE Arizona style monsoon was on the radar for that day. Based off of the pictures, I am sure you can see what happened. The girls set everything up, snapped their photography and got as many details as they possibly could before the storm hit. The images are absolutely BREATHTAKING and some of our very favorites to date.
Photographers- Laraina Hase Photography & Jenna Bryant Photography
Venue - The Paseo Venue
Rentals - Tremaine Ranch
Cake - Sift Bakehouse AZ
Florals - Butterfly Petals
Calligraphy - Kristen Leigh Design
Chargers - Ultra Pom
Agates & Geodes - Hello Posh
Bridal Gown - Bella Lily Bridal
Model - Marissa Shaw
Dip dyed napkins- Silk and Willow
Ring- Kendra Scott