Brooke + Adam | Arizona Destination Wedding


I met these two last year to capture their engagement photos in Sedona. They are both from Iowa and were far from home :) They fell in LOVE with Arizona and decided to do a destination wedding!!! Their family and closest friends all flew out to celebrate with them and it was a beautiful day!!

I’m such a softie when it comes to couples writing their own vows…and I cry every time! The Gau’s wedding day was no exception. There was not a dry eye in place…. So I asked them to share their vows with us. That’s one of the reasons I love attending weddings with my husband…it’s a chance to go over the vows we made years ago (almost 14!)….a chance to remember WHY you say your vows, and a chance to fall deeper in love with the one with whom you vowed your life.

Brooke + Adam….keep these promises close to your heart….and when times get tough, read them again. And again, and again. You have found the one whom your soul loves! Enjoy your sneak peek at your incredible day!!!

Brooke to Adam:

Adam, you don’t need a better half. You are already a strong, independent person. So today, I am here as your equal. Your partner in life. Your sole confidant. I will stand next to you as we build our life together. I promise to support your dreams, pick you up when you are down. I promise to push you out of your comfort zone, and to never judge you. I promise to grow with you, most importantly, I promise to love you unconditionally.

Babe, today as I choose you, I am so thankful that you are choosing me. I am so excited to spend my life with you, I LOVE YOU!

Adam to Brooke:

Brooke, from the moment I met you I knew you were someone special who I wanted in my life. Yo uare the most beautiful, intelligent and caring person I know. One of the things I love most about our relationship is how we can just be out weird selves together and how you always make me laugh. You truly make me a better person every day and I am so blessed to get to spend the rest of my life with you, my best friend.

These are my promises to you.

I promise to always be honest and to be kind, patient, and understanding.
I promise to always laugh with you in times of joy and to always comfort you in times of struggle.
I promise to encourage and inspire you and to walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to always support your dreams and goals.
I promise to make our lives together exciting and adventurous as we travel the world.
Lastly, I promise you perfect love and perfect trust, for one lifetime with you would never be enough.

I love you Brooke!

A HUGE thank you to Whispering Tree Ranch for the beautiful venue; to my crazy talented assistant shooter Megan with Megan and James Photography; to all of Brooke + Adam’s amazing friends and family; and to Brooke + Adam, for trusting me with your perfect day!! Love you guys!!

Additional Vendors:

Dress: made with love

Bride Shoes: Nine West

Suit: Calvin Klein

Bow tie: tie bar

Bridesmaid : Bardot

Videographer: Nicole bowman films

Make up and hair: makeup artistry by Natalie

Venue: whispering tree ranch

Florals: whispering tree ranch

Cake: Adie’s Cakes

Caterer: giddy up fixins

Dj: coach taylor

Stationary : Alexandria Design