Jess scoped us out at the Phoenix Bridal Fashion Debut a year ago and when they asked us to be their Phoenix backyard wedding photographer we were thrilled! I (Renee) felt connected to her from the beginning.  She’s kind of like a little sis to me now.  We photographed their Flagstaff engagement session all centered around their love for books. That was the fist time we met Tobias and he was kind, gentle and funny!  We then received an email from Jess that her Grandma was pretty sick and may not make it to their wedding day.  She asked if we would come to the bridal store and photograph her Grandma seeing her in the dress she would walk down the aisle to Tobias in.  Having just lost my Grandma suddenly, we knew this was something we had to do.  So we took our camera’s and not only photographed the session but Robin did live video as well.  Check out the video here to see the lovely dynamic between Grandma and Jess. Then it was wedding day!  We walked in to see Jess and Tobias getting ready at her sisters house.  Everyone was cool, calm and ready to start the day.  Jess was upstairs while Tobias was downstairs with his crazy guys.  We then headed to a private residence that Jess had found for their 1st look.  It was beautiful and emotional all in one.  Then we left there to drive to the ceremony site, which was a fabulous backyard that was on Jessica’s moms property. This wedding is full of emotion, anticipation, an amazing 1st dance, and a killer sunset that was made just for this night.  Enjoy their Phoenix wedding day journey.

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See the video that our video team member Adam captured of their day-

Jessica & Toby’s Highlight Reel from The R2 Studio on Vimeo.