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High school sweethearts.

Such a beautiful way to start a life together.

After many years of love and commitment, Brian + Jenna finally sealed the deal and are now husband and wife!

‘It doesn’t feel real. I don’t think it will really hit me until I walk down the aisle!’ Jenna told me as she got ready.

And she was right. As she stood at the end of the aisle with her dad on her arm and her future husband yards in front of her, the emotions came flooding.

Her tears of joy were unmistakable and it was a beautiful site to see.

The entire day radiated love and it was lovely to be a part of.

Thanks to all the staff at Inspirador for making the day run so smoothly!

WOWzas! Gorgeous much?

Bad ace guys. Bad ace ;)

LOVE it!

Vendors

Dress: Vera Wang White-David’s Bridal

Venue/Caterer/Cake: Inspirador

DJ: Desert House Productions

Hair/Makeup: Allison Pynn

 

  • June 1, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Peggy Livernois-Brusca - Stacy…Thank you so much. The photos are AWESOME!

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Agape; a selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.

This is the type of love that Chris + Carrie vowed to one another on their wedding day.

A love that does not rely on their own doing, but a love that flows from the Father unto them.

A love that knows that failures are inevitable but Grace is sufficient.

A love that is built on the solid foundation of Christ, rather than the unstable roller coaster of mere feelings.

A love that calls them daily to willing submission and godly leadership.

With joy, they entered into an agape marriage.

A Christ-centered marriage.

A lifetime marriage.

And I couldn’t be more excited for them!

Chris + Carrie, you know how special you two are to us. We have prayed that God would bring a woman as wonderful as you, Carrie, into Chris’s life. I can’t really explain how much of a blessing it was to not only witness your marriage but document the beauty of it all. I am so excited that you two are now husband and wife! Welcome to the club ;). I pray that God blesses your socks off!!

A sweet kiss for daddy right before Chris + Carrie’s FIRST LOOK

These cuties stole my heart!

This light + These ladies= SWOON!

Check out these hotties! Especially the one of the far left ;) (yea, that’s my Joe!)

This is one good lookin’ group

Joyful man tears. I die!

Mr + Mrs JONES!!!

Family love :)

Their romance shots? I died. SWOON!

OSU vs UofA cornhole :)

  • May 30, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    Denise Gotcher - Beautiful work Stacy! And kinda fun to see your honey in front of the camera :-)

  • May 30, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    Betsy Alaestante - These are amazing!

  • May 30, 2012 - 11:13 pm

    Elisa Negrete - Love them!! They turned out great!

  • May 31, 2012 - 12:05 am

    Jody Wilkin Rice - Beautiful! We are so blessed.

  • May 31, 2012 - 1:51 am

    Wendy Johnson Roe - You are blessed with talent!

  • May 31, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Lindsay Palmer - those pics are absolutely gorgeous! so happy!

  • June 1, 2012 - 1:24 am

    Erica Engel - you look absolutely gorgeous, Carrie! congrats, again!

  • June 1, 2012 - 2:07 am

    Jan Ameen - Truly captured the moment, beautiful!

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3 year ago I started my journey into photography. Starting out was fun, exciting, but mostly OVERWHELMING! Let’s just say I made more than my share of mistakes along the way. I didn’t know where to turn and I wanted nothing more than for an experienced photographer to scoop me up under their wing and tell me everything was going to be okay :).

But that didn’t happen. No, I had to learn the hard way. And that was, well, HARD! Somehow I made it through and my business has grown to a place that I don’t deserve.

I remember so clearly what it was like starting out and while I am no longer there, I know many of you are. THE WORKSHOP was designed to inspire, teach and encourage new photographers to take their passion and business to a whole new level. THE WORKSHOP is a one day, 1-on-1 learning experience where we will cover everything from camera functions, lighting, posing, client care, marketing and workflow.

It’s going to be EPIC!

To sign up or get more info  visit THE WORKSHOP website

  • May 21, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    Jillian Tree - That’s awesome Stacy, so proud of you! :)

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I just adore my wedding clients. So any excuse I get to have them in front of my camera more than just their engagement and wedding is fine by me!

Nina chose to do an Beauty Boudoir session as a gift to her fiance, but also for herself. She knew that doing a session like this would take a lot of courage and I am SO proud of her.

She has such natural beauty and I was so happy to have helped her see how truly beautiful she is.

Once again, the amazing Ashley Nicole rocked hair and makeup. Thanks Ash!

Here is a tiny peek into Nina’s session.

To see more, please ask to join my women-only private FB group by emailing me at stacy.kokes@gmail.com or sending me a FB message.

 

  • May 18, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Hanneke - Beautiful!
    And the hair and make up are gorgeous too!

  • May 18, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Sean Purcell - Wow…Stacy Kokes you’ve outdone yourself. The striped shirt and necklace shot is insanely good. Well done :)

  • May 18, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Mandy Kirt - I’ve never been a huge fan of Boudior, but these pictures are both beautiful and classy! Great job Stacy! This makes me want some!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Julie Story - Seriously… sooo impressed with you Stacy Kokes.. GORGEOUS!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Bethany Cox - Beautiful!

  • May 18, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Ken Lieberman - Very nice work! Question: did you use all natural window light (I can see the catch light) or did you use any extrenal or ‘on board’ lighting?

  • May 18, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    Stacy Kokes - All natural window light :)

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Amy + Chris will be tying the knot in just a couple weeks!

They both live in Nebraska so this was the first chance we got to document their engagement session.

I couldn’t WAIT!

If I could think of one word to describe these two, it would be FUN! They are so completely in love and I could instantly see their connection.

Amy choose the Waterfront in Tempe as their location and it was perfect for them.

And here are some ‘behind the scenes’ images that show how FUN and silly these two are! Can’t wait for their wedding in a couple weeks :)

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