When Stephanie Fisher of From The Daisies reached out to us to collaborate on a dessert, vagabond meets bohemian desert shoot, we knew magic was about to be made. Her opening sentence was that she was a photographer and new to the Arizona area. First off, we love meeting and working with new vendors. We welcome any newbies to Arizona with open arms. We believe that growing a strong and healthy wedding & event community is absolutely necessary for our state to be considered a top contender. When more talent comes to Arizona, the more Arizona gets put on the radar as a destination wedding location. By creating more opportunities for weddings and events in our state, we are in turn putting money back into the economy in our home state. Secondly, we took a peek at Stephanie's work and HOLY COW is she one talented photographer. We knew that no matter what she had in mind for her shoot, that it was going to be magical. Thirdly, she mentioned working with one of our friends in the wedding industry (and let's be real, besties in real life/outside of work), so we were stoked to get the opportunity to create, play and make something really beautiful with people we already know we love working with; Malori Maeva of Noir Floral & Styling.
We had a busy day that day, and myself (Leah) was able to make it out for the set up. It wasn't too much hard lifting or unloading, so it wasn't going to be an issue. What was a little bit of an issues was the fact that we were supposed to have two of these triangle arbors with us... The only problem was that on our drive out to Fountain Hills, we lost one of the sides of our smaller arbor. So picture this... I arrive, start unloading everything, and realize "oh no.... half of one of the arbors is MISSING!" I call Matt immediately, to ask if we had left it somewhere, but the answer was no. It was so embarrassing. I must have said sorry 20 times, but Stephanie was SO COOL about it all. She just laughed it off, and actually started apologizing to me about losing the piece. It was such a refreshing moment to have someone so wonderful there rather than someone who could have really told me to turn around in my car and go find it. I don't think you understand how nice it was to have someone being so kind about it. Work can be stressful, and styled shoots can be hard with 'too many cooks in the kitchen', but this was one of my favorites to date. Everyone was happy, excited and loved what was created. It really makes all the difference in the world.
Anyways, back to the beauty of this desert shoot. With a dream team of vendors, the most beautiful floral arbor decor, and some serious desert lighting that really took center stage, I present to you this beauty. Thank you to the amazing team of vendors who were so wonderful to work with on this. I hope we get to do it again soon.